Friday, December 19, 2014

mad about plaid

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If plaid were part of the rainbow, it would be my favorite color. As a little kid, I had a plaid skirt that I wore

every. single. day.

(I kid you not)

I don't actually remember what I did when it was time for laundry. 

Flash forward ten or so years, and you still have the same plaid-loving, little girl. I say little because yesterday I was estimated to be approximately fourteen years old and "way too young to date my teenage son." My twentieth birthday is in less than a month. It's fine. Hopefully this still stays true when I'm thirty...

This shirt became my favorite from the moment I ripped open the package it came in. Flannel is my staple for lazy weekends (and all the other days in between). It's dressed up just a little bit with dark wash jeans, ankle boots, and an emerald crossbody.

I hope you're having the loveliest of Christmases and drinking lots and lots of eggnog.

Have a wonderful Friday!

Love,

Maddie

crossbody// ankle boots (sold out), similar here & here // flannel (similar)// jeggings

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

chic of the week

December 6th was a happy day for me. Actually, happy is a bit of an understatement. This is why...


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LC managed to make my day (and also week and month) with this article. I'm a HUGE fan of her blog, and it's just great to be a tiny little part of it.


"it’s no secret that the crop top is currently up there on the list of the biggest trends… right next to the cool girl bob haircut and stacked jewels, that is. Today’s Chic of the Week is flaunting her favorite trends in a classic color combination we love. We hope you admire the boldness of her simple yet perfectly pieced together outfit as much as we do…Not only are we totally in love with Maddie’s crop top (for obvious reasons!), but we are also into the pop of red in her manicure that completes her black and white ensemble. Be sure to check out Maddie’s blog, Bits and Little Pieces, for more of her personal style and life musings. This week we celebrate the style of our latest Chic, Maddie!..."


Be sure to check out Lauren's site for a finals week break and the whole article!


Here's some things I'm finding chic this week.


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flannels: my go to outfit for lazy weekends (and all the other days in between)


glasses: I used to hate watching HD TV, but then I learned that real life looks that clear (stay tuned for more!...hint hint Maddie might have four eyes)


Taylor Swift: because if you didn't love her already, 1989 turned that around. Happy birthday to the queen of fun style, music, and just about everything else. Taylor, can we pleaseeee be friends?


zipper detail: some call it edgy. I call it a fun thing to fiddle with (my favorite is from Cotton On)


ankle boots: I finally caved and bought a pair (see mine from Gap)


free people: I like to go on their website and fill up my cart (and then sadly delete it all as I watch the prices climb)


jewels: because the holidays can never have too much sparkle


Check out my pinterest for more life therapy (and gift ideas). Only 8 more days till the most wonderful time of the year!


love,


Maddie

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

happy

After a (much too long) break, I'm excited to share something really great with you. Let's start from the beginning.

One day, a New Jersey had a grand idea and the beautiful, charitable, and inspirational Little Words bracelet was born. Each bracelet comes with a unique word and lots of sparkly breads. Here's the catch: you don't keep the bracelet. Find a girl that needs a little more inspiration than you do, pass it on, and track it as it moves from wrist to wrist. Every month, part of the profits go to local charities, so you don't even have to feel bad about a little more online shopping.

I found these beauties on instagram one day, and just love having the real thing. My favorite word and every day inspiration is literally at my fingertips.

If you haven't guessed already, it's happy.

I like to think of happy as a choice instead of a feeling. The difference between a happy person and a sad one isn't luck or circumstance or even really good (or bad) Chipotle. If you have the power to pick, why not choose joy?

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Wearing this makes me happy too. It somehow combines all the coziest things in my closet into one outfit (pretty great,huh?). Fur and fleece vests have been a huge thing lately, and this one somehow combines the two. The warmest, fuzziest blanket you can imagine made wearable- talk about a dream come true. Also, I love any opportunity to show a part of my fox sock collection. Have a happy happy Wednesday (I sure plan to)!

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Here's a little video my friend Addie and I had the pleasure of making for our sorority, Phi Mu at CNU! I hope it makes you as happy as it makes me.

love,

Maddie

vans//vest (similar: original is sold out)//jeans//shirt (comfort colors)//fox socks//bracelet