Style, Travel

getting ready for… london!

January 17, 2018 • By


In a little over one month, I’ll be swapping this bipolar For Worth weather for the streets of London!

It’s a trip we booked a while ago now, but I’m just now getting details worked out and activities booked. It is my first time ever to London… and my first time ever to Europe overall, so I am beyond excited to venture outside my little Texas bubble. We will be going to London for 3 days, and Paris for 6, with a possible day trip to Brussels at some point. I haven’t done too much planning for Paris yet, but I’ve got some things in mind for London.

Truthfully, I am not huge on having every minute mapped out – I am more of the fly by the seat of my pants, stumble into dive bars kind of tourist, but it’s nice to at least have some things planned. But definitely will have a lot of time in between these, so PLEASE comment with all the recommendations of to-dos below! Here’s what we’ve got on the books so far.


Style

almost madison 2017 playlist

January 2, 2018 • By


Every year, I add all the songs I’ve saved throughout the past months into one playlist. I love listening back to playlists of years past and reminiscing about where I was in life or what I was up to when that song was a regular in my rotation. Instead of my monthly playlist this month, I wanted to share my 2017 playlist!


Style

your grandma’s couch

December 30, 2017 • By

AGOLDE jeans | RD Style sweater | Vintage coat | ASOS boots | Sezane bag | Madewell hat

Does it get any more vintage than looking like your grandma’s couch? I think not. Today was beyond cold and definitely not an opportune time to go out and shoot. BUT as we have a trip to Paris planned for February, we thought we might as well practice FREEZING!

Though I usually tend to gravitate towards more colorful pieces, I’ve been finding myself repeatedly browsing the black portion of my closet as of late. It may not be the most creative way to style a look, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t the easiest. There is comfort in knowing that an all-black ensemble is there as a safety net when I’m in a rush or feeling uninspired. Plus a pop of print and a few accessories can totally bring the look to life!

 


Style

move over, millennial pink

December 8, 2017 • By

Madewell jeans | Vintage coat | Zara mules

Millennial pink, the ubiquitous color of this generation. I needn’t tell you that this color is everywhere. You need only have eyes to realize we’re up to our necks with this illustrious color. It has become clear that this isn’t your average color trend. The phenomenon has well outlived the typical staying power of such a trend, and as we near 2017, I have a feeling we are in for another pink year.

Don’t misunderstand me, I get it. The craze over the cutesy hue is not lost on me. Glossier ads often have me reaching for my wallet and I swoon at the thought of Sketch‘s rosy quartz interior. What is it about Millennial Pink that we are all infatuated with? Is it because we’ve used it as a symbol to reclaim our femininity? Because it has been accepted by all, furthering the gender-neutral movement in fashion? Or is it more superficial than that… is it just popular?

Whatever the case, it is evident that this soft-as-a-feather shade is going to stick around for a while. And while I accept this fully, I can’t help but crave some variety. As more and more products and brands stain themselves pink, it starts to lose its impact. Like saying a word over and over. I’m ready to add some new colors to the mix.

Enter: Dusty periwinkle and misty blue. After receiving a drool-worthy bag from Sezane in the mail, I really just could not get over the color of the box it was packaged in. And the color of this fur is absolutely speaking to me. They have the same essence of Millennial Pink but without the oversaturation – figuratively, not literally of course. The perfect complimentary hues to the color of the generation!

 


Music

almost madison december playlist

December 1, 2017 • By

Madewell top | Madewell jeans

Can you believe it is already December? Like, what??

As some of you know, I am starting a new series on here where I share some new and old music that’s been getting a lot of playtime in my world. Subscribe, and it will be automatically updated each month, much like the Discover Weekly playlist. Hope yall enjoy!