Lifestyle, and a Pop of Colour

I recently had a perfect little weekend outing quickly turn into an equally marvellous, but unexpected gathering. After brunch, I was out doing a bit of shopping and we had a family friend call to see what we were up to. He had an extended layover, so we invited him for an impromptu late lunch/early dinner.

Most of my friends and family know that I am always making additional stops along the way for spur of the moment visits, whether it's me coming from a business trip or because of extended flight delays. So it was fitting, since I am used to spontaneous meet-ups. This was also an ideal moment to take a snapshot of some recent purchases, including this Monki dress and colour blocked brogues, both on a major sale.  

I used Cortana to see where the nearest bakery was, so that I could hurriedly pickup a French baguette. Then, I wanted to search for something patterned, so I found this houndstooth scarf to pair with my grey, black, and pink colour palette.

This cute printed Paris tote was on sale at Kohl’s, and it is now a favourite little shopping accessory. It’s also quite larger than it looks. A bottle of wine, fresh baked bread, and a few gourmet condiments (olive tapenade, and Crème fraîche) was all that we needed to accompany the rest of the meal, which was smoked salmon and veggies.

I wanted to pretend that it was summer, but I just couldn’t, so I layered this dress with denim printed leggings. Although … this dress will surely be nice to wear alone in warmer climates—I will obviously add it to my “versatile pieces to treasure” closet.

Do you ever deviate away from your plans for impromptu moments?
 Above: taken with Lumia 635
The goods: Skater dress-Monki via Asos, Houndstooth scarf-Chinese Laundry, Two-tone brogues-Burlington Coat Factory, Clutch bag and Paris canvas shopper-Kohl’s, Printed denim legging-Marshalls. Nokia Lumia 635-c/o Nokia. *This post is sponsored by Microsoft, but all opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. francesca r31 October, 2014

    What a nice dress!! I love those brogues!!

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  2. You look gorgeous doll, love this colour, it's so perfect for this time of year!! And the shoes are adorable, I need a pair of those :))) I hope you have a gorgeous weekend xx

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  3. Hi Madison! Yes indeed, Im totally as you!:) And you were utterly lovely, the vibrant color of the dress suits u and just want ur brogues, I need a pair too!:) Happy Halloween dear and enjoy the weekend! xo

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  4. alessia milanese31 October, 2014

    Lovely color dress!

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  5. Nicky mywishstyle31 October, 2014

    love the dress!
    ciao

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  6. This dress is perfection! Nice shape and colour! It may not be summer over there but it looks like that and I am so jealous, haha! Sounds like a pretty interesting day! I think impromptu moments turn out to be the best! Have a great weekend!


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  7. Impromptu moments are the best, aren't they? Those brogues are too awesome, Madison.
    Have a great weekend.:)

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  8. I love your outfit. Your top is is nice I love the color.

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  9. SHE Jenmarie31 October, 2014

    Cute outfit! I like the color blocked brogues and the tote bag! Kohl's always has such amazing sales!

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  10. I'm in love with those shoes! Have a great weekend
    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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  11. Audrey Allure31 October, 2014

    Love the scarf & shoes!

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  12. I'm totally loving your brogues Madison! They look so comfy and chic! And that Paris tote is such a fab find. Way to look cute while shopping :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. Ivana Džidić31 October, 2014

    amazing outfit...love the dress so much!!!

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  14. Fabiola Tinelli31 October, 2014

    What a great look!

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  15. Hi Madison, I'm all for spontaneity and random stumbles. I love to go my way w/o plans at times especially when travelling coz I discover a lot more things this way. I'm glad that you feel this way too.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog a while back. Love seeing newcomers around. How lucky of you to used to swim with dolphins! Hope we could keep in touch.

    Jo
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  16. Erika Sorocco01 November, 2014

    Those brogues are so cute, Madison!

    xx

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  17. Das sieht sooo super aus :) Ich liebe Pink und Schwarz zusammen!!! Richtig coole der Look!
    Liebe Grüße aus München <3

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  18. You look lovely on these photos - very chic styling :)

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  19. Beautiful look!!! I love your dress!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))


    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  20. Dressed with soul01 November, 2014

    Liebe Madison, wie schön Du wieder aussiehst in Deinem pinken Kleid und ich finde es gut, dass es nicht Sommer war, und Du die Hose darunter getragen hast. Ich mag es sehr gerne meine Pläne für andere interessante Dinge zu ändern :) Alles Liebe und noch ein wunderbares Wochenende, Rena

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  21. Oh those brogues are gorgeous! What a great find. Love that you regularly make spontaneous visits to friends and family, it's beautiful. I wish I did that more. You have an amazing smile. x

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  22. Thanks Rowena, yes they are so comfortable, which is key! Enjoy your weekend.

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  23. I agree, and love impromptu moments. xx Thanks Emmy!

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  24. Liebe Lola, Ahh Dankeschön. Schöne Wochenende! xx :-)

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  25. Thanks so much Stanislava. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. :)

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  26. Hi Jo! Thanks for visiting. Great to see you here, and yes, I think spontaneity is also great sometimes. :) /Madison

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  27. Yes, I had no idea that I would be so lucky with the sales! :) Thanks!

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  28. Hope you enjoyed your Halloween Lilli. Thanks for your comment dear. xx

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  29. Liebe Rena, danke und ich wünsche Dir eine tolle neue Woche! :)
    Alles Liebe von Madison xx

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  30. Thank you for the sweet comment, Lu!

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  31. What a chic ensemble! I adore that pink skater dress! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the colour of your frock and that bag is delightful <3

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  33. i tend to be a planner. I want everything sorted and scheduled and don't want to deviate. (so boring).

    Glad you had a fun impromptu gathering, and love the bright pink on you!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  34. Love the bright dress with the printed scarf, what a lovely outfit! So nice you could setup dinner so quickly too for your friend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  35. First of all, I think you look so wonderful in this outfit. As for the plans - of course, I break them from time to time, that's life. :)

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  36. Thanks Mica. Glad that you liked the outfit. The dinner was a lot of fun. :)

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  37. I think deviating is important. It's good to throw in something new. Madison, your dress and that bag are just too cute. You've given me style inspiration.
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  38. Dear Madison, this outfit is so cute and I love the whole look so much. Dresses paired with trousers or leggings are so trending and you really are killing it. LOVE <3

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  39. ein super schöner Look - und ich liebe den Paris Beutel!!!

    <3, Kathrin
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  40. Sometimes it's fun to deviate from plans! This is one of my favourite outfits as the pink /black combination really suits you and the accessories are perfect too. As a francophile, I love the tote of course!

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