Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Wishlist



Zara coat / Staring At Stars pull on pants / Miista orange shoes / Marc by Marc Jacobs friendship bracelet / Velvet shawl / Calvin Klein black perfume / French Connection serveware


Hello Lovelies!!

I'm sorry I've been MIA for a bit. This month has been crazy busy with birthdays and preparing for the holidays! The colder weather also makes me very unproductive...I find myself just curling up and watching movies or reading books while drinking tea when it feels like I'm living in the tundra.

I am so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas!! I get two days off this week and I'm spending it with my boyfriend and his parents and then he's coming back home with me to celebrate with my family (and meet my adorable pug, yogi)!! Once Thanksgiving is here then that means Christmas is rapidly approaching!

Here are a few things I've been obsessed with lately this season. As you can see...I'm really digging velvet and floral prints lately.

What is on your holiday wishlist?

Thanks again for stopping by!
xo,

maddie

Wishlist Details
1. Staring at Stars Pull on Pants- UO
2. Velvet Shawl- Anthropologie
3. Large Dome bag- French Connection
4. Euphoria- Calvin Klein
5. Tartan coat- Zara
6. Wild Rose Orange boots- Miista Amaya
7. Friendship bracelet- Marc by Marc Jacobs

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Danger

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

The weather is absolutely gorgeous in Pittsburgh today (a very rare occurrence) and it's only a couple more days before an exciting weekend! I work a 9-5 office job throughout the week which can be incredibly monotonous. I live for the weekends where I can sleep in, accomplish things I've been putting off during the week, and spend time with the people I love.

Some days I just don't feel like putting a lot of effort into looking super polished at work...or I may just be running behind and need to throw something together. As a result, I decided to keep it simple with a white chunky sweater, grey jeans, and these gorgeous penny loafers. I feel like these loafers add a funky yet professional vibe to any outfit. I also found them for a steal when I was in Zara a couple months ago.















Pittsburgh weather is very strange, it's fall for a week and then BOOM hello winter! I don't want to bust out my behemoth winter jacket yet so I invested in this beautiful hunter green anorak by Weatherproof. It is my new fall essential! I found the anorak on ebay for so cheap and I've been wearing it constantly. 

What are some of your fall essentials? Office looks?

Thanks for stopping by!!

xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details
sweater: H&M
jeans: Wet Seal
loafers: Zara
layered necklace: Urban Outfitters
Weatherproof anorak: Ebay   








Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween à la Pierrot le Fou

Hey Folks!

Yesterday was Halloween, my all time favorite holiday! There's just something so nostalgic about Halloween to me: the smell of leaves in the air, costume makeup, watching scary movies, eating caramel apples. It also means that other exciting holidays are approaching!!

Halloween is also one of my favorites because I have always loved dressing up in costumes!! I was one of those little girls growing up who would always dress up in my mom's clothes or wear plastic princess heels until they fell apart. I also model occasionally (mostly for clothing boutiques in the Pittsburgh area) and the best part is having my hair, makeup, and clothes look completely different than usual. 

This year my boyfriend and I decided to go as characters from one of our favorite French New Wave films: Pierrot le Fou. This film came out in 1965 and was directed by the legendary Jean-Luc Godard. It stars the stunningly beautiful Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) ditches his unhappy marriage and bourgeois lifestyle to be with his old flame Marianne (Anna Karina). They go on many crime sprees and eventually their relationship becomes strained. This film is just absolutely breathtaking, sweet, sad, and humorous. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend that you watch it!! 









Outfit Details:
Ian: red turtleneck and grey suit - Goodwill ($5 total!!!)
Me: striped bodycon dress - H&M; navy blue high waisted Liz Claiborne skirt - Goodwill


photos from: dinca.org, dvdbeaver.com, dryden.eastmanhouse.org, and tumblr.


What did you all dress up as for Halloween? 

Thanks for stopping by!
xo,
Maddie