Saturday, October 18, 2014

Aqua Bus







Hey there!

I hope everybody is enjoying their weekend so far! I have to head to work soon but I wanted to make a quick post before I do. I started working at Salt & Straw last month. We're an ice cream shop that originated in Portland, OR and just opened a shop in LA. It's been amazing so far, it's located in Larchmont Village (such a cute neighborhood!) and I've met a lot of really wonderful people so far (including Kristina Bazan from Kayture)! All of our ice cream is made from local ingredients and made by hand. If you're in the neighborhood you should definitely stop by, I recommend trying the Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Stumptown Coffee with Compartes Love Nuts, and the Black Olive Brittle with Goat Cheese (we give unlimited samples!!).

These photos are from early last month with my best friend Lin was still visiting me in LA. We walked outside of my apartment one day and this giant aquamarine colored bus was just hanging out right in front of the sidewalk. I have no idea what it is...or what that hashtag means. But I loved the bohemian vibe it had and we decided to take some outfit photos in front of it. It was so hot when she visited (it's finally sort of cooling off here in Los Angeles, only kinda though) and I decided to wear a really light maxi skirt from Brandy Melville, of course and this simple black crop top. I'm still living in this outfit...I have to say I can't wait for light jackets and boot weather!

I have a lot of exciting blog related things coming soon this month that I'm very jazzed to share with you guys! Keep an eye out :)

As always, thank you for stopping by!
Xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
skirt: Brandy Melville
necklace: Brandy Melville
top: rue21
sandals: Blush Boutique

Friday, September 26, 2014

Others Follow Fall 2014





Hi there!

Holla Holla it's Friday!! Happy weekend to all of you! Just wanted to do a quick post on the Others Follow Clothing Instagram takeover I did a few weeks ago. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore Los Angeles and take some snaps of my adventures and post it on their IG for the weekend!

They sent me this amazing Walker sweater in the color "pebble" and it's so perfect for transitioning into fall from summer. Although you can't see it in these pictures because I decided to tuck it in to shorts, my favorite part about the sweater is the slit in the back....I think it's a really cute/subtle detail to something casual. I'm obsessed with their entire Fall/Holiday collection, they have a fantastic balance of knits, long sleeved tops, dresses, and funky jackets!

You can checkout Others Follow's Fall 2014 lookbook here!

Enjoy your weekend fellow fashionistas! And as always, thank you so much for checking in!
xo
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Walker sweater: c/o Others Follow Clothing
Shorts: DIY Vintage Levi*s
Heels: Urban Outfitters

Monday, September 22, 2014

Last Day of Summer












 Happy Monday!!

It's nearly the Autumnal Equinox! I can't believe it's almost that time again (mostly because there has been a heatwave in LA) but Fall is my favorite time of year! Although it will be totally different for me this year, living in SoCal. I'm still going to indulge in pumpkin flavored everything and listen to my Fall playlists (lots of Simon & Garfunkel) and maybe invest in one of those weird Yankee Candles that smell like dead leaves. Yet, part of me is really excited that Summer doesn't feel like it's ending, Yesterday I went jet skiing and I can't stop eating ice cream, and every time I walk down the street I feel like I'm melting. It's hard to believe the seasons are changing!

These photos were taken back in early August by the lovely Luke  who shot the incredible images in my Into the Swing of Things post. I love shooting with Luke, it's so much fun...he always has really beautiful ideas, and he works fast! We went to the Santa Monica Pier at sunset and I decided to wear something that would work for daytime but could also be warm enough for those cooler beach nights. These Brandy Melville Alexah Pants are the most comfortable pants I've ever worn, and I'm absolutely obsessed with the high-waist/wide-leg/all over rose print! To keep cooler during the day I decided to wear this black bralette from Urban Outfitters and threw on this denim shirt from H&M for when the sun disappeared.

I hope you're all enjoying your last day of Summer! Check out Luke's photography here! And if you love his images, like his Facebook page.

Thanks again for stopping by!
xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Pants: Brandy Melville
Bralette: Urban Outfitters
Denim Shirt: H&M


Monday, September 8, 2014

Feeling Pink



Hey there!

This past week my best friend in the entire world came to visit me in LA. She's back in NYC now and I already miss the hell out of her! But I'm happy she was able to stay for as long as she did and we were able to do some really fun things and explore Los Angeles together. There's really nothing like having your best friend visit...it's like home away from home. We decided to hit up Melrose Ave to do some browsing one day and I couldn't resist taking pictures in front of Paul Smiths vibrant pink wall.




LA has been SO unbearably hot and humid lately so I decided to wear this comfortable and breezy outfit. My top is from Brandy Melville (like I've mentioned in my last post, I cannot get enough of their clothes). It's long sleeves but incredibly light...the perfect knit for summer and piece for transitioning into fall. Finished off off this monochrome look with these crochet shorts I bought a few years back at Buffalo Exchange











I hope you're all having an amazing start to your week! Thank you for stopping by!

xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Necklace: Brandy Melville
Flats: Rainbow
Sunnies: Thrifted

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In the Flowers














Hey Folks!!

I finally have a new post to share with you all! August was probably the most eventful and exciting month I've had all year...I'm not even sure how to describe it other than remarkable, frightening, and exhilarating. So many changes happened in those short 31 days! The month started off with the end of the UCLA summer camp I worked at, then ended with a big move from Westwood to Hollywood and a "see you soon" to some people I grew to love. It can be scary making so many changes quickly after just moving to an area, but I feel like everyday my life is getting fuller and more beautiful. Sometimes you just need to take a break from your routine or (in my case: take a mini break from blogging) and just live in the moment and immerse yourself in every experience.

Lucky enough, I have my best friend Lin visiting me from NYC this week. I can't even express how much I adore her company and she's been so incredibly encouraging through all of these changes! We took a walk to Silver Lake today to get some Taiwanese food and stumbled upon this beautiful fence right near my apartment. I'm a sucker for flowers, and beautiful backdrops to photos...

I have been living in Brandy Melville clothing this entire summer. I have dresses, halter tops, pants, maxi skirts, knits, necklaces...I just can't resist picking something up and buying it every time I'm in one of their stores. This dress is one of my favorites because it's so simple and insanely comfortable. It's also the perfect LBD because I can dress it up or dress it down depending on how I feel or where I'm going on any day. It also has this amazing little cutout in the back...which I always appreciate in this intense summer heat. Today I decided to dress it up a bit and wore these gorgeous heeled sandals from Urban Outfitters and some jewelry my beautiful friend Jade gave me some time ago.

This Friday and Saturday I'll be taking over Others Follow Clothings Instagram. Follow their account to see photos of my weekend adventures!

I hope you're all having a lovely week and thank you so much for checking in!
xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Dress: Brandy Melville
Heels: Urban Outfitters

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Into the Swing of Things










Happy Thursday!

It's a happy one because it's almost the weekend, and this weekend I'll be celebrating my 23rd birthday (which is technically on Monday--but I work). This will be my first birthday EVER away from home and my family so I'm going to try to make the most of it and go on as many adventures as I possibly can. I don't really know what that entails yet but that's part of the excitement! I just know that I'll be spending it with some unbelievably wonderful people and great friends...which is honestly my favorite kind of gift.

This past weekend I had a photo shoot with Luke Herron, a Los Angeles based photographer. I couldn't have been more thrilled than when Luke reached out to me about doing a shoot for my blog. He currently shoots headshots and works with other fashion bloggers. Luke's work also made the cover of American Lookbook Magazine! I feel so fortunate to be working with someone so talented! And I had the best time doing our shoot in a field in Echo Park.

We were mostly excited to take photos around the pepper tree...but we were both pleasantly surprised when we realized there was a swing attached to one of the branches. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've played on a swing. I'm happy I decided to wear these shorts instead of a dress like I had originally wanted to this day...because I was able to swing as fast and high as I desired without any inhibitions. Feeling the wind sweep against my skin and running through my hair while I swung, coupled with the gorgeous view, felt magical and affirmed my impulsive move to LA and lust for new experiences.

I couldn't be more grateful to Luke for capturing these moments and I'm looking forward to the next shoot! Check out the rest of his stunning photography on his website: www.lukedavidphoto.com and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lukedavidphoto

I hope you're all having a lovely week and enjoying the last day of July!
xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Top: Charlotte Russe
Bralette: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: Forever 21
Heels: Urban Outfitters