Relaxed Weekender

I had a nice break away, and wanted to say thanks so much for your support and visits, they are truly appreciated. Stay tuned for special goodies coming soon to share with you in these next couple of weeks.

Sometimes on the weekend when a friend calls you for an impromptu meet up, you may not have it all together or feel like wearing work clothes, but there are still many ways to dress with ease and style. This was one of those times. My friend Zoë had a long layover, so we met for breakfast, and then went to a café for a proper catch up.

What was needed: a weekend ensemble that combined stylish comfort and easy elements to alter for a semi-rainy day. A very relaxed approach was also somewhat essential, since I had a previoius late night, so I decided to grab my safety style elements. A hat, scarf, and jersey knit—a hand-dyed dress suited the occasion perfectly!
It’s always nice to pull out old favourites from my closet, which includes this Calvin Klein jacket that has received plenty of wear over the past year or so, since the day I bought it. After modifying the daily beauty routine, I just grabbed a touch of mascara, bronzer, and a favourite lip colour to finish the look.

Everything in this outfit is from a charity shop, ethical fashion design, vintage, or handmade by me.

How is your week going so far? Have you had weekends like this?
The goods:  Embellished hat-DIY, Croc and Leather Shoes-Bruno Magli, "Doris" Eco Organic Cotton shawl worn as belt-c/o Gudrun  Sjödén, Jersey Dress-Ladyofashion design, and hand-dyed-DIY, Eel Purse-Vintage, Printed silk scarf-Liz Claiborne, Denim jacket-Calvin Klein, Necklace-DIY.

*I am also linking this post up with Elena of DCinStyle. View other blogger's outfits here!

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126 comments

  1. Vix Brearley08 April, 2014

    I'm intrigued by Zoe's "layover", does that mean she's cabin crew? Are you?
    Fab outfit, that purple dress fits like a dream.
    Weekend's don't exist for us, its our busiest time. x

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  2. francesca r08 April, 2014

    I really like that dress!! It has a nice color!!

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  3. lamodalena08 April, 2014

    very nice look!!
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  4. Hi Madison! Glad you had a nice breakaway, sometimes we need it! Glad also u had a relaxed weekend, mine was so as well. Your outfit is perfect for the meeting with ur friend, I always noticed you are very creative with the combos. The shawl as belt is really original and cool, you look pretty with this dress! Have a lovely week dear, kisses! xo

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  5. Glad you're back Madison and enjoyed your little breakaway. You look amazing. I love that beautiful dress and the cool denim jacket. Can't wait to see the goodies. Have a wonderful Tuesday :D



    xx Mira

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  6. Royal Wang08 April, 2014

    first glad you have a great weekend and then you are really good at DIY ,your pieces are so amazing

    Royal Wang,stay in touch

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  7. Erika Sorocco08 April, 2014

    Oh Madison I think this is my favorite look of yours ever - I love the jacket and hat!!

    xx

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  8. Glad to hear you enjoy your break, but it's nice to see you back posting. :) Love this look, the colour of the dress is so beautiful and the jacket is an absolute classic. x

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  9. The colour of that dress is just gorgeous, Madison. You wear it well:)

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  10. Stanislava E.08 April, 2014

    I love meeting with friends during the weekends! Yes, I've had weekend like this. Lovely outfit and nice colour!


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  11. thechilicool08 April, 2014

    Great color dress!

    Alessia
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  12. That dress is such a lovely colour, I really like the frill detail too! :)

    Tara x

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  13. MISPAPELICOS08 April, 2014

    Lilac is such a wonderful colour, and you wear it soooooooo well.
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  14. The jacket is definitely a great staple piece and it fits you perfectly! Glad you had a good time away for a while :)
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  15. Thanks Vix! Yes, she is part of cabin crew, but I am not. :-) x

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  16. Thank you Natalia! Yes, it feels nice to be back for a bit ... :-)

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  17. Glad to hear you had a nice weekend, and you both looked stylish and comfortable!

    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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  18. You look super stunning, I love your dress and your belt.Great combo babes.
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  19. Lovely dress!!!
    Have a good week! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  20. You look so chic! I love the hat paired with the dress!

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  21. So glad you two spent time together Madison. Sounds like you two had a great time. Your dress looks so pretty on you. I love that shade of purple and the ruffle accents. Beautiful. Awesome jean jacket and cap. It all blends! You look awesome!
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  22. Elsie Davies09 April, 2014

    You'll have to make one of those hats for me. :-) Love how you've used the shawl as a belt and that colour suits you!

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  23. You look gorgeous! What a super cute dress!

    x

    Nina

    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  24. So gorgeous!! Am glad you had a great getaway, they are very much needed!! You look marvellous xx

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  25. It's nice to hear that you had some great time away! :))
    I like your weekend look with the goo old favourites. This hat is just so chic!!

    Lu ❤
    http://www.balgarka.co.uk

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  26. Love the colour of your dress Madison, its the perfect subdued Radiant Orchid and looks beautiful on you. Thanks for your visit, hope your week is going well.

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  27. You seem like one of those ladies who always manages to put it together even for a relaxing weekend outing. Glad to hear you had a good break Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  28. A long layover is always a good way to catch up with a friend. This shade of deep lavender is so pretty for spring and the silk scarf is a beautiful print and colour combination. A gorgeous accessory!

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  29. Carsla Peyton09 April, 2014

    Well styled, esp. loving the belt! Looking forward to your future posts! (:

    <3 Carsla
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  30. Thank you so much Daniella for your sweet comment. Hope you're having a great evening.
    xx/Madison

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  31. Thank you Kim, it was a lovely time indeed! :-)
    Take care dear.

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  32. Haha! Maybe one day I will visit you in AU. :-) Thanks for your comment.

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  33. Thanks very much for visiting! :-)

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  34. Absolutely miss b! It was a fun catch up. As always, thanks for your comment and lovely visits. xx/M

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  35. Thank you Rowena!
    I just needed something easy for the weekend. Glad that you liked it!

    :-) xx/Madison

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  36. Thank you! Happy to know that you liked them. I do enjoy creating new fashions and accessories.

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  37. Thank you Lu! I adore hats so much! :)

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  38. Thanks Kati! Enjoy the rest of your week.
    /Madison

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  39. Yes, it was definitely needed. Thanks so much Lilli for your lovely comment. /M xx

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  40. The AnarCHIC10 April, 2014

    very nice look. We love your purple dress!!!
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina The AnarCHIC

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  41. I am all about purple lately. Love these different shades!

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  42. Nice look! Purple looks good on you. Have a great week
    xoxo, Ty
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  43. ElleSees.blogspot.com10 April, 2014

    my week has been going slow so hopefully my weekend will follow suit!

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  44. a possible fantasy10 April, 2014

    such a pretty dress! love the color!

    xx

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  45. Oh to Be a Muse10 April, 2014

    I like your inspector hat and the belt really makes this look for me.

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  46. Anna Martin10 April, 2014

    Beautiful dress! Great color! Super cute accessories!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  47. thanks you for coming over my blog. would you like follow each other ? xo


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  48. Dressed with soul10 April, 2014

    Liebe Madison, das ist ein total passender und toller Look für das, was Du am Wochenende mit Deiner Freundin gemacht hast! So eine gute Idee, die Jeansjacke mit diesem wunderhübschen Kleid zu kombinieren, von dem ich die Farbe so sehr mag. Und der Hut macht das ganze perfekt! Meine Woche war soweit gut, aber eher spannend :) Hoffentlich hattest Du eine gute Woche!

    Alles Liebe von Rena aus Bayern

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  49. Liebe Rena,
    Danke, dass du mein Outfit gefällt und ich schätze Deinen Kommentar. Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Freitag!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx :-)

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  50. Madison you look great in violet! Hope to see you wearing more in spring :) Have a wonderful weekend!


    xo Mary Jo

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  51. chicncheapliving11 April, 2014

    I love the shade of that dress and it is so cool that you made it! Bravo on wearing vintage and ethically made clothing!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  52. Hi Madison! I didnt know this brand but Im so stunned by this product. Actually, it made me think of the thesis I wrote when I graduated a couple of years ago, it was about the damage you got when your luggage is gone lost. Maybe, I should have know this tag, such a genial and cool idea. My fear is always that when I travel. You look also very pretty, such a smart traveler!:) Have a wonderfu weekend, kisses! xo

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  53. Couture Carrie11 April, 2014

    Fab review!
    I totally need one!


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  54. This tag sounds great, Madison. I don't travel much, but I'm really digging the concept. They should have tags like this for stuff like car keys too:D

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  55. Wow Madison that's an amazing devise. I haven't heard of this before! It's not just handy it looks great too. Have a happy Friday!!

    xx Mira

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  56. Thanks Emmy! If you view the site there is also several other devices that they have to support home security, including the calypso key, and computer accessories as well. :-) http://www.calypsocrystal.com/en/calypsocase/silver#f_calypsokey_3

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  57. Glad that you liked it too. It's an amazing concept! Thanks Mira for your comment.

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  58. Ooooo...just clicked on the site. Thanks for the heads up:)

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  59. Thank you! Glad to follow and happy that you visited my blog. :)
    Madison
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  60. Super device, had never heard of it before. Looks really great. Have a great weekend x

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  61. This product is a total marriage of style and function! I usually hate checking my bag because I worry about it getting lost but having a device like this attached would give me better piece of mind. Thanks for the intro Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  62. I totally want this device now. How come no one invented this years ago. It makes total sense. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. oh wow that sounds so smart and helpful! I can only imagine how awkward I would feel in the event that someone "accidentally" snagged my bag. but how relieving it would feel too! =)

    xo,
    nancy

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  64. lamodalena11 April, 2014

    geat divice, I want this too :)

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  65. This is a brilliant product,I am def getting one,No need of straining those eyes of mine looking for my boxes.This is my first time seeing this,Wowzers!!!

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  66. Ohhhh.. wait,You look fabulous,your combo is so cool.Great flats babes.

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  67. Oh to Be a Muse11 April, 2014

    A GPS tag on your luggage seems like such a no brainer. I love it and want one!

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  68. Wow how cool is that Maddison, especially for me as a often traveller. Need to check out the price point :-) Thanks for introducing that to me :-)


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  69. Hi Madison, you look lovely in stripes and i adore your sunnies. Thanks for mentioning this brand, I haven't heard of the product before, sounds so useful! I am thankful for your comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  70. Chic Street Choc12 April, 2014

    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

    !! have u a good week end !

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    Do you want to follow each other on instagram? I'm @Chic Street Choc ! Thank uuu

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  71. You look so chic, love that look for traveling. The tag also looks great on your bag! Hope you have a lovely weekend Madison!
    xo Mary Jo

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  72. Cool concept, I will have to invest in one of these.

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  73. Glam up your Lifestyle12 April, 2014

    Das ist ja mal eine tolle Erfindung. Sehr praktisch wenn man öfters verreist. Dein Reise-Outfit sieht lässig und bequem aus, genau richtig. Schönes Wochenende

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  74. OMgosh, this is absolute genius! I looove the concept but I'm not quite sure about the shape of the tag, if they could tweak that I'd be really keen!


    Tara x

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  75. Erika Sorocco12 April, 2014

    This is one of the most creative/brilliant things I have ever heard about - I want one!!

    xx

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  76. Thanks! Yes, it's a genius idea. I think if they had two different sizes it would be great, with one smaller version as well. :-)

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  77. Thanks Mary Jo! Have a great weekend. x

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  78. Liebe Cla, Vielen Dank!
    Ja, Ich liebe dieses Design, weil ich reisen oft.
    Auch, Ich Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende!
    :-) /Madison

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  79. Yes, it's definitely not a good feeling when your bag is lost or taken. But, this would be a great security to have as well. Thanks for your comment. :) x/Madison

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  80. Luna Tiger12 April, 2014

    I love your dress ! You're lovely !!
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  81. Lady parisienne12 April, 2014

    You look amazing, and nice product!

    Have a great week end!

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  82. Blond Duck12 April, 2014

    That sounds great!

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  83. I love the idea of this tag! So useful! I will definitely think of it next time I plan any trips - thank you for sharing and have a beautiful weekend! x

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  84. Rosalind Jana12 April, 2014

    Now that's an excellent (and unusual) combination of really-exceedingly-useful with smart and eye catching design. Do you really look that relaxed and stylish when you're traveling too? Silly question - of course you do!

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  85. Wow this looks so cool! x Anna

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  86. Very cool style!!! :)
    I just look every day the same :D
    xoxo from Munich

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  87. Wow that is handy and looks neat too! I'm seriously wondering should I get one now (in silver) because I'm always paranoid about my property!

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  88. What a clever and helpful idea!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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  89. Wow, I didn't know that such a device existed. Good to know and very useful for frequent travellers.

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  90. Glad that you think so too Kim. Yes, it's simple, impressive and definitely convenient. xx

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  91. Exactly! You're welcome, I'm happy that I could introduce you to this brand. :)

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  92. If you travel often I think it's excellent. The metallic silver is gorgeous too. :)

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  93. You're welcome. Thanks for your comment Natalia. xx

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  94. Good thesis topic. Yes, it's prefect for frequent travellers or in general as well. Thanks so much Lilli for your great comment. xx

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  95. Yes, that's probably a good idea! :) Thank you.

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  96. I hadn't heard of it before. Very useful!
    Thank you for taking part in my giveaway! Under your comment could you please leave the link of the product you like because this is what the company has asked? Good luck!!!

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  97. Dressed with soul13 April, 2014

    Liebe Madison, ich muss sagen, das sind sehr schöne Produkte! Und ich finde die Idee mit der App wirklich genial, denn wie Du sehr richtig schreibst sehen die Koffer und Taschen sehr oft so gleich aus, dass immer die Gefahr besteht, sich das falsche Gepäckstück zu schnappen. Wir haben deswegen auf unsere Koffer Aufkleber von Fußball-Vereinen geklebt, das sieht zwar nicht gut aus, aber so sehen wir unsere Koffer sofort :) Aber das was Du hier vorstellst ist eine gute Alternative! Danke <3 Und Du siehst toll aus in Deinem gestreiften Shirt!

    Alles Liebe von Rena

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  98. This is a great idea. I've had luggage lost before (though both times, they just never made it on the correct plane) and luckily got them back the next day but this would save a lot of hassle and anxiously waiting for the bag to appear on the carousel!
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  99. I like this pretty lilac shade of your dress. so lovely for spring. and I also like those little detail snapshots you posted. nice fabrics and patters! good luck with all the stuff you're working on, Madison!



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  100. Thanks hun, it's very userful. And, yes I will select something as well.
    xx/M

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  101. Liebe Rena,
    Danke, dass du mein Outfit gefallen. Ich stimme zu, die App ist super und ich kann mir vorstellen, was du redest, es ist gut, dass Sie das Gepäck sofort sehen. :)
    Haben eine tolle Woche!
    Alles Liebe
    xx / Madison

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  102. You're welcome! Thanks for reading.

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  103. minnja style14 April, 2014

    This product sounds great, I love the style and its seems to be very useful. Maybe I should go and get one.

    Love Minnja

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  104. Elsie Davies14 April, 2014

    Wow Madison, what a cool device. I am not a frequent flyer but I love the idea and would recommend it to my friends.

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  105. Aha! Great gadget. I have thankfully not lost my luggage ever, but this would come very handy. Thanks for this post! Have a lovely week Madison x

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  106. What a convenient tool! I don't travel really at all, the last time was almost six years ago for our honeymoon, but this would've been great to have! I'd lose my mind if my bag was lost!
    stylethroughhereyes.com

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  107. Everyone needs one of these tags Madison! We've all had our baggage horror stories and this would definitely give one a since of security and better piece of mind. Excellent review!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  108. theclothespaper14 April, 2014

    it's really cool !

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  109. cool post. xo


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  110. WOW soo AMAZING...love that color :) you have such good taste

    Check out my new post....How to decorate your home with cute fabrics :)

    I wish you a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  111. Now this is an interesting yet so brilliant invention. Very essential too. Thanks for sharing - great!! :-)


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  112. I love the outfit you came up with to see your friend, you look sooo pretty and yet comfy. I also think its awesome how several pieces are DIY's!!


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  113. Thanks for reading and for your lovely comment dear.
    /Madison

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  114. What perfect weekend style! That dress is just gorgeous, love the color! How awesome that your friend had a long layover so you could just hang out and catch up! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  115. A little break is always a great idea. You look so refreshed and full of life! I'm absolutely in love with your dress. The perfect hue and just the right amount of details.

    x Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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