Casual Style Notes

To move away from the norm, I thought it was best to give you a few random moments of the week.

#1 Card Shop Tunes:
I went to purchase a birthday card the other day for a friend, and I heard a man humming in song really loudly. It was a type of humming that you do when you think you’re alone in a room. Well, the humming started to increase to an earsplitting volume that I had to laugh, because his voice was pretty good. However, I wasn't at all expecting to walk into a concert as I selected a birthday card. A bunch of other people started to draw near the aisle he was in. 

I peeked around the corner to see who this mystery songster was. The well-dressed man with a purple tie was determined to sing his little tune, which was a muddled version of Love and Happiness, a jumbled remix rather, only because he later began to insert his own words to the song. I will let that thought steep in your mind for a moment. Needless to say, it was quite an experience, and made my day a bit more interesting.
#2 Work Wears:
I decided to take my outfit in a more casual direction for an after work dinner, so I changed into this shirt and kept my heels on. Sometimes, even swapping a top or opting for a different shoe can make you feel better (or in my case more comfortable), after a day of being in a pintucked blouse and fitted blazer.

This skirt is one of my favourite pieces to wear, and I've literally had it for many years. It was one of those amazing H&M pieces that I stumbled across early on, and entirely by chance, and it’s still in excellent condition. I love the way the skirt moves—the swishing and swooshing whispers of the chiffon and lining touching your knees as it sways from side to side. 


#3 Last bits of randomness:
Uplifting tech reads: this good story is one that I read weeks ago and it’s really inspiring.

I’ll take one! This self-cleaning fishtank is brilliant!

Can you believe that official gift guides are already out! I saw my first one of the season last Saturday. I guess, marketing-wise it’s on time. But, my inbox needs some cleaning now. Oi, November always sneaks up on me … At least we have a few weeks until Christmas carols start, right?

Enjoy the rest of your week.

 (Above) Jewellery details, new pink H&M pouch, and favourite on-the-go rose scented salve for the skin.
The goods: Pleated skirt-H&M, Printed scarf, Inspired vintage England shirt, and Boat and anchor earrings-c/o Oasap, Heels-BCBG, Leather bag-Vintage, Cropped trench-Topshop, Lace tights-Express, Skull bandanna-gifted, Necklace-seen here.

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59 comments

  1. your shirt is wonderful! But I honestly love the entire look!

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  2. Oooh, loving how you styled that plaid shirt! Such a great staple for fall :)

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  3. The man humming would have made me smile as well lol. Btw, your work wear is totally lovely and so are you Madison, I like the shirt and the earrings. Hope you have a great rest of the week too, hugs xo

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  4. I really like how you styled that H&M skirt with the shirt! And those earrings are to die for! The idea of the random moments is nice! Have a great day too!


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  5. I love your style, not just causal but retro.

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  6. I'm a fan of checkered shirt and this is doing it for it! You look great. That earring though! AWESOME! :)
    Alles Liebe...xoxo


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  7. I'm just taking a moment or two to catch up on your posts after my holiday. I have always liked a black and burgundy combination for this time of year. The lip salve is one I have been meaning to try too. As winter approaches, I need an effective one in my bag!

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  8. Erika Sorocco06 November, 2014

    OMG those earrings are adorable - I love anything nautical {despite the fact that I can't swim}!

    xx

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  9. Hi Madison! Lol that is a good story indeed. I can't believe Siri said that. I have to try this with my sister's i-Phone. You look marvelous. That skirt is beautiful! It's not often that you find amazing pieces that H&M that last for many years.. Dann wünsch ich dir noch einen tollen Donnerstag!! Jetzt weiß ich auch endlich was kitchen sink look bedeutet haha.
    xx Mira

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  10. collected by Katja06 November, 2014

    Perfect autumnal look, my dearest! Love your plaid blouse and the way you've styled it! - Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

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  11. Amazing outfit <3

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  12. Great outfit, I love that shirt, the tights too. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  13. this does for a cute work outfit. you've just given me some ideas =) oh, and haha what an experience indeed!

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  14. That' s a great skirt! I can definitely see why it's one of your favorites Madison. The silhouette is fab and it looks so versatile!

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  15. I pretty much liked a lot about this look: the tartan shirt with this particular skirt, and the pattern tights too! You look great! And everything is super affordable.

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  16. Vix Brearley06 November, 2014

    That's a great outfit especially the tights! x

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  17. The Real Arnolds06 November, 2014

    I love a dressy skirt with plaid. Great combo. Thanks so much for stopping by.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  18. What a wonderful and happy experience! And really nice outfit! x

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  19. Haha, thats so funny with the guy in the store, I think that would of made my day! I would of just burst out laughing but then I would of probably just joined in :D This is such a lovely look, I love the plaid shirt and especially in the way you styled it! :)

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  20. The tights the tights!


    I hate it when people sing out loud, it makes me feel so embarassed for some reason, haha!


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  21. I like your tartan shirt with that skirt! :)

    That man in the card shop sounds so funny! He must have been very happy, I'm always humming or singing away to myself when I'm happy. I don't think I do it in public though, I better watch out I'm not doing it without realising haha!

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  22. Iwona Zając07 November, 2014

    You look so pretty in this skirt and I love how you matched it with this plaid shirt :)

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  23. You look so pretty on these photos. The breezy skirt gives really nice waves :)

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  24. You look wonderful doll, love that top, so cute :))) I hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  25. I'm in love with this look, great shirt!!

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  26. A classic cut for a skirt. No wonder you love it! Who needs an LBD when you've got a lovely black skirt? Love those earrings! And the lumberjack shirt! Have a good weekend x

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  27. Dressed with soul07 November, 2014

    Liebe Madison, Dein Rock sieht aus wie neu und mir gefällt die Richtung sehr, wie Du ihn auch passend für das After-Work-Dinner gestylt hast. Karo-Blusen mag ich sowieso sehr gerne und es sieht so schön aus, wie Du die tolle Kette dazu trägst. Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderbares Wochenende <3

    Alles Liebe von Rena

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  28. That guy humming up a storm would make my day too! Sounds like fun! Your outfit is awesome and plaid is perfect for fall! You look fantastic!


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  29. Mmm...I love plaid and berry tones in Autumn! :) Such a cute combo.

    Tara x

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  30. Looking great. Love the plaid top - it's one of my favourite looks for autumn.

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  31. Very very happy weekend doll <3 Kisses <3

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  32. Jessica Neumann08 November, 2014

    Hey Madison!! Love both of them

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  33. The skirt is my favourite piece of your outfit.

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  34. oh, I love those earrings and the bag. such great colours! and your outfit is really pretty too. very you! by the way, all our stores are filled with Christmas stuff!! it's crazy. and I didn't even notice how November already arrived!



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  35. Danke! Appreciate your comment dear. Alles Liebe von Madison xx

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  36. Thanks so much Lu. Have a great weekend.

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  37. It was quite hilarious. Thanks Mica. :)

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  38. Thank you Daniella. Yes, hearing and seeing that man was pretty funny. It made my day, haha. Enjoy the weekend dear. xx/Madison

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  39. Aww, thanks so much Lera. Glad that you liked the outfit. Wow, Christmas trees up already? Tis the season! :)

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  40. Thank you. Happy to inspire you. Enjoy the weekend. :)

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  41. Thank you Katja. :) Liebe Grüsse, Madison

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  42. Thanks for your comment Stanislava! Yes, random moments like those made my day. Enjoy your weekend.

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  43. Thank you Marj! Happy weekend to you. xx

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  44. Thanks doll! Happy weekend. x

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  45. Thanks for your visits and comments miss b. Welcome back! The salve is amazing! Enjoy your weekend. x

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  46. Great! :) Thanks Mira, glad that you liked good the story. Liebe Grüße, Madison
    Schöne Wochenende! xx

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  47. Thank you dear. It seems many stores now have decorated for Christmas already, lol. Happy November! :)

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  48. Hehe. yes, indeed, it was a funny experience. Thanks Rebecca!

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  49. Liebe Rena, Danke! Ich liebe auch Plaid. :) Ich schätze Deinen Kommentar und ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende. Alles Liebe von Madison xx

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  50. Cool shots! Loving plaid over here, about to post some plaid style myself. Love the skirta and scarf combos! Thanks for visiting my blog recently and leaving a comment. I will now follow you via bloglovin and G+. Hope you will follow me as well. Awesome style!

    xx,

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  51. Your first story cracked me up! Thank goodness for weird people though, right? haha! Also, love your outfit, it seems perfect for fall!


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  52. I love the blouse and what a lovely anecdote - he sounds like such a character!
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  53. ...I love plaid shirts..they add an edge to any outfit. Elegant but still cool outfit. Those earrings are so cute <3

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  54. Thanks! :) it was a fun day!

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  55. Thanks and welcome to my blog! :)
    /Madison
    @ ladyofashion

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