Cleaning Haus

I have taken a bit of time to regroup, get more sleep, and simply think about future ventures. I know, I am always either seeking a holiday or working non-stop, but I make it a point to enjoy life. To me, having balance is just as important as finding the right fitting jeans! Add a workout schedule, a fabric or window shopping trip, and a good gourmet meal, and then you have one of our typical summer weekends at the moment.

Recently, I had the pleasure of housesitting for a friend as she took her husband away on a surprise weekend excursion. It was perfect because it also gave me a chance to catch up on reading, and finally getting around to deleting social platforms that I never use anymore. I even went through my Rolodex to revise my personal and professional contact list: updating new e-mails, addresses, and minor additions and deletions, etc. Alas, all is well and in fine order now.

Do you remember when you signed up on those sites that seemed like a great idea at that moment? You know, even those exclusive fashion memberships and virtual hubs that you thought you’d actively use, but don’t use at all? Right, I'll admit it, I do! A summer cleanout session commenced. I will probably get ninety-percent less junk mail from now on!

It’s good to know what platforms work best for you. Now, I mainly use Instagram, Twitter, and Google Plus (G+), because anything else regularly seems too muddled for my everyday use. And, sometimes those three together are a feat in itself to maintain. But, everyone is different. I know people who don’t fancy Twitter or G+ at all. 

What I’ve learnt is that when you know your strengths, especially for social networking, the upshot is generally favourable. So, pick one platform or select a few and learn to tailor them to suit your needs. But, you mustn't be afraid to have a good cleaning done occasionally either, if ever one is needed. 

What's your favourite platform for online engagement?
Style Inspiration:
Although this outfit has nothing to do with the post frankly, it was just a fun dress that I wore a couple of days before my birthday to a late evening tapas dinner. I bought this dress at a charity shop over four years ago, and it still makes me smile in all of its (fluffy and feminine) glorious tiers.

I combined vintage and contemporary pieces with this outfit, as it tied in the old with the new—not all that is aged is unbefitting and not everything that is modern is better. For me, a mixture of them both will always suit my style and personality best, which is probably why I still love to write snail mail, yet adore the convenience of my Smartphone, and love virtual music radio platforms, yet there’s still nothing like listening to music on vinyl, in my opinion.  
The goods:  Shoes-Hervé Léger, Handmade headpiece-DIY, Polka dot dress-charity shop, Belt-taken from another dress, Vintage bracelet-family heirloom.

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  1. I love your dress and the whole look…So vintage and beautiful <3

    My favorite platform is also Instagram. But lately I've been posting a lot on FB too.

    XXX

    Mahshid مهشید


    https://www.facebook.com/thanks2fashion

    http://instagram.com/thankstofashion

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  2. Adore this dress doll, it's marvellous. Perfect. I hope you have a great day xx

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  3. P.S. My favourite is Twitter or Instagram :) With all the changes to Facebook, it's made it not as engaging on there.

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  4. You are looking wonderful Madison! Your tiered dress is beautiful and as always your creative accessorising sets your outfit off in a way that is so stylish and unique to you. I really enjoy using Instagram the most, I love that language isn't a barrier, well most of the time anyway. :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  5. Lovely dress and the thingy on your head is so cute! I use G+, Fb, IG, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin. My fav is Blogger though :P

    sunandsany

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  6. Hi Madison! You did so well! You just inspired me, I should make the same, a good cleanout session since as you, I have some platform I dont use anymore. Now Im addicted a lot to IG and also I am much on FB, I use also Twitter and G+, though less than the other 2. Btw, you look very adorable, I like the inspiration of your outfit, a mix of modern and retro which is always glam and smart. Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

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  7. Missy May30 July, 2014

    Very feminine and vintage look. Smashing! :) I used to be everywhere, but with time, I found it unnecessary! Currently utilizing Facebook, IG, Twitter and Google+ more. Stay Bless!
    Bussi!


    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Carrie Critton30 July, 2014

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    What an amazing dress!


    xoxox,
    CC


    P.S. I a Twitter/Facebook gal, but I would like to start using Instagram and Google Plus more...

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  9. That is a fun dress indeed, Madison. And yeah....totally agree with the cleaning up on social media thing. I totally backed away from FB and now really active only on Instagram and Twitter.

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  10. Erika Sorocco30 July, 2014

    How fabulous are you?! That dress is just divine; and I am LOVING that fascinator!!

    xx

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  11. OMG... the total feminine appearance - riffles, bows, polka dots, black and red contrast!
    I really love styling a bit of vintage for a modern look - well done :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  12. Wow Madison I loooove that dress. I don't know what it is but every time I see polka dots I instantly feel happy. Hausputz ist eine tolle Sache :D I need to clean out my closet too and stop some these stupid mails that bother you every second. Haha I logged in to a site today and it said we can't send you any mails is this your right email address? I thought thanks goodness I don't want your beep emails anyway. Have a wonderful day!!



    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  13. I'm glad that you got a change to catch up on reading and revising your contacts! That's what I'm doing today! :) As for SM, I use FB and Instagram more since they're just so convenient!

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  14. MISPAPELICOS30 July, 2014

    This is a really lovely dress with a Spanish twist Madison, how fabulous.
    I use Facebook to chat with my daughters and I have just discover twitter and Instagram and I love them, I also love Google* although people don´t engaged just leave comments, which is fine as well

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  15. RedTagChicLA30 July, 2014

    Wow that was inspiring Madison....yes I do that once in awhile & it feels so good afterwards. Love IG but lately I'm gravitating towards Twitter. And I am so loving your fun & festive look here.....the dress is awesome!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  16. I NEED a technological scrubbing something terrible. Alas, I think my best hope is to have one in September, maybe October--- just too many other things on my plate! LOVE the dress, you look amazing.

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  17. alessia milanese30 July, 2014

    You look wonderful, Madison! This dress looks great on you and loe the accessories!

    Alessia

    THECHILICOOL

    FACEBOOK

    Kiss

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  18. I love this dress on you Madison! I've been trying to be better about being more active on social media but it definitely takes time and patience. I've been getting more comfortable with Twitter more lately.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. Glam up your Lifestyle30 July, 2014

    Liebe Madision, ich bin auch auf einigen sozial medias unterwegs, doch ich versuche das im Rahmen zu halten. Ich habe zwar auch FB aber bin dort nicht so aktiv. Instgram mag ich lieber.
    Und übrigens, dein Kleid mag ich auch sehr gerne. :)

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  20. SHE Jenmarie30 July, 2014

    There are so many of those social hubs and websites like Pinterest out there! I always get invited to them but I'm just not interested. I don't need more than one of the same thing, you know? I think your dress is so cute! I love the ruffles

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  21. The dress looks perfect on you! Yes, I know what you mean with cleaning up... I had signed up on Pinterest but just didn't like it at all, so it had to go. Same for Google +. Sometimes less is more.

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  22. For engagement, blogger definitely because of the comment system. But for getting word out, I feel like Tumblr works well since I can tag the heck out of it and usually get a few random reblogs, bahaha!


    This dress is so lovely, Madison! It feels nice to just get all dolled up sometimes, doesn't it? :D Your DIY headpiece is absolutely stun inning, too! I can't believe you put together such a lovely piece. <3

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  23. Martin Meyer30 July, 2014

    I mainly use Instagram and Facebook. That sound sgreat to have the chance to have a time out and to read. You look is so pretty! I love the dress and the bow!!

    http://www.look-scout.de

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  24. Hurray, you didn't delete me :))). Oh, i know, i know, i know. My email is like a non stop broken record and just as much as i am so addicted to it, i can't seem to keep up. Help!!

    Love that dress and the way you have styled it is impeccable. So dainty and whimsical. Love!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  25. Allie Mackin31 July, 2014

    Oh this dress in just lovely, and loving the layers of ruffles. I have to say FB drives me a bit nuts.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  26. mustwearthat31 July, 2014

    Such a fabulous dress, love the shape and the gorgeous details. It's beautiful on you!
    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  27. I have been slowly going through my pile of "electronic stuff", too. Always takes so much time... Love the outfit very much - such a pretty dress! x

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  28. I love this dress so so much :) it so beautiful!

    LG aus der EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  29. Elsie Davies31 July, 2014

    Madison, you look so adorable in this fabulous ruffled dress. I must say this is one of my favourite outfits of yours. Love, love love how you've styled it with the had too. As for social network, it is so true to find what works for you because it becomes a bit confusing and a chore to maintain too many. xoxo

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  30. Dressed with soul31 July, 2014

    Wie gut, dass du diese Haussitterzeit so gut für Dich genutzt hast, liebe Madison Du hast so recht, es tut so gut, regelmäßig zu reflektieren. Und immer siehst Du wunderschön aus, dieses Volantkleid steht Dir so gut <3

    Alles Liebe von Rena

    International giveaway: Unpardonable fault and compensation

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  31. Loving that dress on you Madison! You must be so thin to wear ruffles like that and you are!


    xo Mary Jo

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  32. Das Kleid ist wunderschön Madison und Du siehst so hübsch aus damit. Dein Fascinator ist Hammer ich liebe diesen Look Madison :-)
    Ich mag g+ auch sehr und bin mir nun am überlegen bei Instagram bei zutreten. Ansonsten bin ich mit meinem Blog und chicisimo ganz zufrieden ;-)


    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz sende ich Dir,
    Kira

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  33. What a gorgeous dress and that head piece is perfect with it! I know what you mean there are so many social media platforms out there that you can just get so lost!


    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  34. That dress is amazing. Th style of it looks really cool!

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  35. I am utterly charmed by your beautiful whimsical outfit, the dress is so pretty, I am the hugest fan of frills! Your comments are much appreciated, have a great Friday!

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  36. The dress is gorgeous and lucky you house sitting!
    I have to do the social clean out too, so many junk mails and you are right we need to find what platform work best for us.
    I am addicted to instagram lately and G plus is still a walk I need to learn but Facebook is getting so so i don't even know the word to use for it.

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  37. Glamoury armory01 August, 2014

    lovely outfit! You look great and so happy! I hate to said but instagram is taking my life, I love it.

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  38. That is such a cute dress! :)

    Every now and then I have to unsubscribe from all of the email lists I'm signed up too, it's just too much junk mail!

    Away From The Blue

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  39. Oh my, that dress is divine! I mainly use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and G+ when I remember...

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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  40. what a pretty dress, and love the headpiece! i'm actually liking the same three platforms right now, with instagram being my most used.

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  41. What a great dress and simply perfect for you!

    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de

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  42. rakhshanda02 August, 2014

    Hi Madison! This is a really lovely dress with a Spanish twist , you look amazing beauty! Loved your makeup too <3 Kisses <3

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  43. Thanks Sacramento! xx Yes, I also love Instagram.

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  44. Liebe Rena, Danke! Ich schätze Deine Kommentare immer. :-) Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende.
    Alles Liebe von Madison xx

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  45. Thanks Vix! Yes, a good edit is good from time to time. xx

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  46. It was a nice relaxing time. Thanks for your comment Martin! :)

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  47. You're so sweet dear. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment Daniella. I agree, Instagram is a great universal platform. :-)

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  48. Hehe, Thank you Rakshanda! :-) xo

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  49. Yes, I think most people commenting seem to like Instagram. :) Thanks Mahshid!

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  50. Yes, it was loads of fun. Thanks Adeola, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend dear. xx/M

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  51. Kira, Vielen Dank, dass Sie mein Outfit gefallen. Ich liebe auch Instagram und G+. :)
    Schönes Wochenende!
    Alles liebe,
    Madison x

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  52. Thanks Mary Jo! I do adore ruffles! :) x

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  53. Thanks! yes, I have neglected my personal FB, it's just doesn't appeal to me! Have a lovely weekend.

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  54. Thanks so much Ali for your lovely comment. Yes, I mad ethe headpiece, I actually used to be a professional fashion designer years ago. I still create pieces here and there. :)

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  55. Carol, obrigado por gostar de minhas fotos! :-)

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  56. Ha! Of course not doll! You made the cut, hehe. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. :-) /Madison

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  57. Yes, there are so many sites and platforms, especially for bloggers! :-) Thanks for your comment. /M

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  58. Definitely, it's good to have a clean out once in a while. Thanks Alexis! Enjoy the weekend.

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  59. Thanks dear! Happy weekend. x

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  60. Thanks Mira, and yes, hehe, Hausputz ist eine tolle Sache!
    Happy weekend. xx

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  61. It felt great to do a proper edit of contacts, etc. Thanks Laura!

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  62. Hiya Marj, thank you for your great comment. I loved this fun dress. Intagram is probably one of my favourites other than Twitter. It's a great way to keep up with bloggers as well, especially if you don't have time to comment. :-) x

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  63. Aww, I'm glad that you were inspired Lilli. Thanks so much, that means a lot. I hope you enjoy your weekend. xx/Madison

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  64. Dank Cla! Ich mag auch Instagram! :)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison

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  65. I also like Instagram. Thanks so much reading Rebecca! xx

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  66. Stunning head piece you made there, you should of going commercial. I love the dress. I am still learning Instagram and twitter.


    Anne
    http://www.liebeladies.com

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  67. I personally love Instagram the most - Twitter comes a close second!
    www.diamondcanopy.com

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  68. Viktoriya Sener03 August, 2014

    Dear, you're all time such an inspiration! Wonderful retro look!

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  69. Love the dress, it's beautiful.
    www.stylediarybyosy.blogspot.com

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  70. Rosalind Jana04 August, 2014

    I love the thought of using house sitting time to de-clutter all sorts of areas of my internet uses. That, and time to read, read, read. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend.
    Great dress and i agree absolutely on the joys of vinyl and snail mail.

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  71. fifth n sixth04 August, 2014

    Okay, lets just say social media isn't our greatest strength, but we try to be as active as we can on instagram.
    Now to the outfit, I love that dress, so very me (Bisola)... Also love your creativity and great balance between old and new...


    Take care,
    xx
    5th&6th

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  72. Beckerman Girls05 August, 2014

    U look sooo gorgeous! So chic and that hat is the BEST! Love your summer look! Have fun babe! xoBeckerman Girls

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  73. Thanks so much! Yes, I may go commercial again in the future.

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  74. Thanks dears! I think picking a platform that suits you best at your own pace is the way to go. I like Instagram the most probably. :-) xx

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  75. Thanks for such a sweet compliment.

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  76. Veshoevius14 August, 2014

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds multiple platforms tiring. I've not joined google plus and don't do facebook for the blog, twitter I only use occasionally and I like Pinterest and Instragram a lot.
    I love love love your dress! This is such a gorgeous look!

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