Sunday, February 20, 2011

"I'm the baby, gotta love me!"-Dinosaurs

Recently I took a pre-historic adventure.

I met a baby T-rex. 


I had to dress appropriately so that he knew I knew my way around a forest--or wherever a baby t-rex lives. 


A sensible studded suede bootie allows me to reach the leaves that I will need to pick,
 and then feed the baby t-rex
(Bootie: Heartbreaker)


My new best friend got a little feisty for the crowd. 


A crushed silk onesie SCREAMS dino trainer. 
(Onesie: H&M; Cuff: Vintage)

Save the dinos!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hibernating for...SPRING!

You guys, it's going away!! Woah! It's actually going away! 

With the snow slowly beginning to melt off into a distant memory,

I must use my bundle clothing items wisely while I still have this winter time. 

They don't have much time to be shown off before being shipped off to summer school in the back of my closet. 

Today I dedicate my blog to my snuggly bundlers... you saucy, spicy items. 

I will miss you when I stuff you in a drawer for 6 months. 


Surely my Michael Kors fur booties will stand out like a sore thumb by the pool come June. 

(Booties: michael kors)


The over-sized knits will have to take a rest this summer. 
Much like a mountain mule in the Andes Mountains, they were over-worked and over-tired. 
(Oversized Scarf: my nanna's closet)


My signature "kitten hat" will have no place at the State Fair in August. 

(Kitten Hat: i can not remember...woops)


The spring time will allow me to rock my faux-fur vest for a few months, 
but the humidity of the summer will make this lil' guy stanky. 
Time to hang him up for the summer vay-cay!
(Faux Fur Vest: american eagle)


Plaid print shirts will always have a place in my wardrobe, no matter the time of year. 
But the warmth of a flannel situation can only be enjoyed during the coldest days of winter. 
(Flannel: Target)


So I say to you, Winter--

I shan't miss the snow. 
I shan't miss the ice. 
But the snuggles I wear--
are OH-SO-NICE! 


Sunday, February 13, 2011

So long, winter blues!

Let the fashion revue resume.....

The winter has gotten me down the last few days. 

As much as I would like to say it isn't the case, the negative degree weather keeps fabulous on the shelf. 

Instead of taking the fabulous kitten heels out for a stroll, my feet beg for the joys of a sensible plush slipper. 

But then a miracle happened....

35 degree weather!! Woah!! 

Let the fabulousity resume....

Saturday Night: 

Off to a Valentine's Day Benefit for my favorite theater company in town...

A theater benefit requires all sorts of fabulousity, right?

Why not slap on some Chanel lipstick and put on your favorite gold platforms?

(Dress&belt: Vintage; Shoes: Steve Madden; Necklace: thrifted)


Little feet. 
On his way to church, I assume. 

A skype date with the bestie was in order. 

A Sunday morning guitar seranade from Brooklyn, NY. 


Spring is on it's way, people....

Dance! Dance! Dance! 

(Boots: vintage; Tutu: Forever 21; White faux-leather jacket: Target; Suspenders: thrifted)

Our angel birdbath has spent all winter inside, but she's ready to fly on outside soon! 

Steps to rid yourself of the winter blues:
1. Lose the winter coat. They aren't cute, they make us look frumpy, they are useless in this 30 degree weather! 
2. Put on Gaga's "Born this Way"
3. Tutu's make me happy. Find yourself one. Put it on. 
4. Dance in it. 


No more winter blues....only spring pinks! :)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Be Who You Are, and Be That Well" Tuesdays!

Today is Tuesday. 

A day full of meetings at Vis. 

Gosh, I love that place. No jokesies. 

Being a good Catholic School girl, I ensured today's outfit was business appropriate. 

....well, sorta. :)

Mary and Elizabeth head butting each other. Presh. 

My Shadow Self. 
Except for in this version, I like her. 

I could be found hanging by these stained glass windows for most of my childhood. 
They know all my secrets. Shhh! Don't tell, saints! 

Business Casual Madde wears booties and wacky hair. 


That baby isn't wearing any pants. Put some pants on that baby! 


"BE WHO YOU ARE, AND BE THAT WELL"-St. Frances DeSales. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Yee-haw! It's Monday! Jump on top of the stress pony!

Today is Monday.

Highlights of my day included:

*Falling on a patch of ice and bruising my bumbum.

*Wearing suspenders. 

*Said suspenders popping off and hitting me in the eye.

*A mitten-free day. Do I smell spring? (No.)


Today's outfit is dedicated to this smiling pig. Thank god.


Farmer Madde reporting for duty! 
Oink! Oink! 
(Suspenders: Vintage (from my Daddy's closet)

The oxfords played a role in today's tumble on the ice. 
Truth: Oxfords are not a sensible snow shoe. 

(Oxfords: Nordstrom)


Ta-da! Ye-haw!  Ye-Fabulous!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Are you there, Fabulous? It's me, Madde.

Today is Sunday. 

After a week on the road, I used this (the Lord's day) as an opportunity to amp up the style in my life. 

I always feel better about myself when I stop looking like a bum. 

Gone are the days of sweatpants and car slippers. 

Are you there, Fabulous? It's me, Madde. 


 Considering the temperature outside, it was wise that the frilly socks came out for a day. 
(Frilly Socks: American Apparel, Shoes: Urban Outfitters)


A white-piped blazer, oversized scarf, and skinny jean will always make you feel chic...
and nerdy..but mostly chic...and sorta nerdy too. 
Nerdy Chic, I suppose. 
(Blazer: Forever 21)


I would like to take this time to dedicate my hair bun to Victoria Jackson. 
J'adore you Vikki J. 

(Victoria Jackson on SNL)


 Finally, an artist's rendering of me using nothing but Sriracha, basil, and a slice of jalapeno. 
(Artist: Aaron Gabriel)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

How does Fabulous look in 0 degrees?

Today is Saturday.

We barely hit 0 degrees today--very charming, Mother Nature. 

Fresh from my trip to Kalamazoo, I am ready to take the Minne-Minne by storm once again. 

A busy day of class and funny-making calls for a sensible ensemble, with a touch of charm.


This is what 0 degrees looks like. Jealous? 


Although she spent most of the day snuggled underneath an oversized scarf, 
this necklace was begging to take a spin out in the world. 
(Necklace: Target)


Snowy conditions call for a kitten heel. 
(Shoe: Steven Madden, Socks: Target)


This cold is simply unacceptable. 
(Jacket: H&M, Jeans: Heartbreaker) 


...Slap on some mittens and warm thyself up! 
The cold shan't prevent you from being your most fabulous self!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Suburban Sass

Today is Wednesday. 

A stay in suburban Michigan calls for a breath of city sass. 

Don't worry, I came prepared for this challenge. 


A sensible studded heel for the snow. 
(Booty: Heartbreaker)


Lounging by the fire...obviously. 
(Wrap Sweater: Forever 21, Cap: Vintage)


When wearing a skinny jean,
 one must ensure they get up and shake out their legs every once and a while--for circulash, obviously. 
(Skinny Jean: Heartbreaker)


Hey Michigan! This Twin Cities gal has come to town. 
Where the cocktails at?

***** to snuggle with the fam! 


I'm leaving on a Jet Plane?--nope, a car.

Today is Tuesday. 

Day One of the road trip to FunTown, USA--I'm sorry, I meant Kalamazoo, MI. goes nothin'! 


Lots of time in the back seat, sunnies are necessary. Obvs. 
(Sunnies: Urban Outfitters)


They aren't kind in Tomah, you heard it here first!


A beautiful winter day through beau---umm...WISCONSIN. 


No one would take me to Humbird, but that mouse was really selling that cheese to me.
What a guy! 


I could be heard begging me Mum and me Grandmum to please, for the love of God, to leave me in Chicago. 
They declined.

....So here I am. Kalamazoo. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

On the road again...being fabulous.

Today is Monday. 

Tomorrow I leave for a road trip with the Mum and Grand Mum. 

Today required last-minute laundry and packing because why would I have done laundry 2 days ago? No, no, no--leave it til the night before, of course!


One of my Betsy Johnson weekender bags. 
Filled to the brim with reading material, almonds, and lip gloss!
--the only things you need for a road trip. 
(Weekender Bag: Betsy Johnson)

I ensured I had enough tantalizing reading material for the 10+ hr drive.

("Live from New York" &  Steve Martin's "Born Standing Up")

Just because it's a road trip doesn't mean that my accessories should stay at home. 
They'd get lonely! Sad-faced! :(
(Army Jacket: H&M, Bauble Necklace: Target, Gloves: Santa Claus)

ChaCha, my kitten, can't come on the trip, 
but she did help pick these MaryJanes and sweater combo. 

(Mary Janes: Urban Outfitters, Sweater: Free People, Cat: Fabulous)

Obviously my Pillow Pet is coming with me!
(Pillow Pet: Heaven!)

Just because you're in the car for hours doesn't mean you should wear flats. 
A sensible kitten heel for driving seems like perfection to me. 

(Nude Pump: Steve Madden)

All packed and ready to go! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dim Sum Sunday

Today is Sunday. 

Today's Agenda: A Dinkytown Dim Sum date with my Mum and Sis. 

...too many dumplings make the furry vest tight. 


Vintage llama pin--won in a game of cards with my Nanna. 

Jerry Seinfeld gave the puffy sleeve a bad name, but I am here to declare that she is back. 

I've been told I'm much more bearable when I wear my glasses. 

Ta-da! A furry dumpling (not on the menu).


Glasses: Paul Smith
Skirt: Forever 21
Over-the-Knee Boot: Heartbreaker
Sweater: H&M
Faux Fur Vest: American Eagle
Broach: Vintage