& Other Stories has the perfect Spring piece. Midi, fashion forward and green; the perfect dress combination. I am a big fan of thin-knit dresses, the ideal throw on piece for unpredictable British Spring weather. The fit of this dress is impeccable; it tightens at the waist, has a fashionable keyhole neckline and a chic mid-maxi length. The ribbed and thin-knit effect adds quality to the piece. Here I stayed casual with Mango cream chunky boots.
Zara knits are the one this Winter! The knit vest is perhaps the leading trend this Winter. These two stunning knits were my favourites on the market. Knowing this trend was looming I was checking New In on my favourite sites every day! Finally, Zara released two matchless designs. I love following trends but putting my own twist on them too. I adore green and this shade is particularly unique. I fell totally in love with the unique design; the lettuce sleeve, stitch detailing and high neckline are all details that create the sweetest design. The cropped fit adds a unique aesthetic to the jumper style. Styled over the top of a Zara midi shirt dress with cream boots; the look is an ultimate Winter vibe. The camel cable-knit sweater vest with frills is another flawless design. The oversized fit and V neckline are beautiful details. I was planning on sending one knit back, however I just couldn’t decide which design to keep so settled on both! To finish off the classic fit I added my Zara chunky gold bust necklace with chain. J’adore sweater vests.
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When I spied this zebra print dress on Zara I fell in love. The tasteful midi length and daring green satin fabric are great for the upcoming season. Prints are so stylish; this particular print is incredibly different to the average animal style. The loose fit with tie-belt is classy, the perfect look for afternoon tea. I paired the shirt dress with my cream Mango boots for a more relaxed vibe.
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DRESS – ZARA (SOLD OUT)
BOOTS – MANGO (NOT AVAILABLE)
Green and white is an absolute all-time favourite of mine. Having green eyes, when I wear green it accentuates the colour, especially in the summer. Satin midi skirts are a killer item to have in your wardrobe, this sage colouring is perfect to couple with lighter colours. I paired the skirt with an ASOS white bandeau with a darling sage polka-dot pattern. The mix of a satin skirt with a pretty top creates casual outfit, ideal for a beach trip or a spot of shopping. I styled my H&M white cotton sliders with bow detail with the flattering skirt and top combo. I absolutely adore straw hats, especially this ASOS bow-tie style. The oversized size and bow detailing finish the dreamy look.
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SLIDERS – H&M (SOLD OUT)
This Zara green poplin dress is a dream. The extravagant ruffle neckline and loose fit combine to make an elegant and timeless piece. The exaggerated design is incredible; an impeccable style for when you want to impress and demand attention. The popping green is a distinct shade; daring and bold. The short length, puff sleeve and loose fit contrast against the amplified ruffle detail. The stylish look screams for an understated hairstyle; I chose a tight poker bun. I added statement diamante branch earrings and off-white Primark sandals to finish the look. Zara is the greatest.
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SHOES – PRIMARK
If you follow my blog, then you will know that I am obsessed with flamboyant and quirky designs. Once I had ordered this Zara top, it was popping up all over my Instagram feed, the most trending item right now. The ribbed, knit base in a sage green colour is beautiful in itself, but the tops main draw is its organza, flower shoulder feature. The cropped fit makes it an impeccable summer staple. Here I styled the top with white Zara jeans, sage green Topshop heels and the Zara jute knot belt. This summer season style; sage green, is one to watch.
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It goes without saying that the lockdown is 100% necessary, but we cannot help but have that pang of sadness that Summer events are likely to be cancelled. I’m due to graduate university this July however, that has been postponed also! It is essential that we all stay positive and appreciate the hard work of others in this difficult time. Solution = make your own events! This bright green number caught my eye many months ago, it’s difficult to miss. The elegant shaping and stand-out colouring combine to create a killer style. The material is lightweight and flows as I walk, ideal for warmer days. The puff sleeves and high-neck style are modest – perfect for the races. The midi length, side slit, and button embellishments make the block-colour dress far from boring. The dress fits in all the right places. The dress looks incredible paired with the off-white sandals from Primark, with tie-front bows and the Ralph Lauren gold handle bag. The off-white accessories add a subtle contrast to the green. The Zara crystal statement earrings are a FAVOURITE suitable for special occasions or when you need a touch of sparkle! Glam in green!
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HEELS – PRIMARK
Hello April! I hope you’re all well and staying safe in this uncertain time. I’m updating my blog frequently to brighten your day with fashion and styling inspiration; everyone loves pretty visuals, right?! This is my first monthly update blog, Maddison’s April – I’m hoping this will become a regular occurrence on the 1stof each month. Start the month with my high-street and designer wish-list, a sneak preview of HouseOfMaddison posts, my favourite book, film, song and activity of the month, alongside features such as gift inspiration for example Easter in April. Continue to smile, giggle, sing and dance…KEEP CALM & CARRY ON!
1. HOUSEOFMADDISON SPRING SNEAK PEAK!
1. SASSY STRIPES
2. TASTEFUL T-SHIRT DRESS
3. GAGA GREEN
2. MADDISON’S FOUR WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME!
3. MADDISON’S DESIGNER WISH-LIST
CHLOE – ROSE GOLD MINI C BAG, 1,160 /CHLOE – COTTON & SILK SHIRT DRESS, £1,295/CHLOE – WOODY LEATHER SANDALS, £315
ZIMMERMAN – FLORAL-PATTERN SCALLOPED-TRIM SILK PLAYSUIT, £695/ZIMMERMAN – EDIE FLORAL LACE MINI DRESS, £950
4. MADDISON’S HIGH-STREET WISH-LIST
H&M – GOLD COLOURED EARRINGS, £22.99/H&M – STRIPED COTTON TUNIC, £39.99/H&M – LIGHT BEIGE FLOUNCED COCKTAIL DRESS, £99.99/H&M – ONE-SHOULDER TULLE-TRIMMED TOP, £79.99/H&M – EMERALD GREEN PUFF-SLEEVED BLOUSE, £29.99/H&M – LINEN-BLEND JACKET, £99.99
MANGO – EMERALD GREEN LEATHER STRAPS SANDALS, £69.99/MANGO – BRAIDED DESIGN BAG, £29.99/MANGO – SAND LEATER BOOTS WITH TALL LEG, £89.99
ZARA – PINK POPLIN TOP WITH BOW, £25.99/ZARA – VINYL CROSSBODY BAG WITH FAUX PEARLS, £22.99/ZARA – ANIMAL PRINT METALLIC OVAL CROSSBODY BAG, £29.99/ZARA – TWEED MIDI DRESS, £79.99
RIVER ISLAND – GREEN ONE SHOULDER BODYCON MIDI DRESS, £55/RIVER ISLAND – WHITE ‘L’AMOUR’ PRINTED MESH FRILL T-SHIRT, £25/RIVER ISLAND – BLUE STRIPE FRILL FRONT POPLIN BLOUSE, £30
5. EASTER TREATING
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NOT ON THE HIGH STREET – CHOCOLATE AVOCADO, £12.50/NOT ON THE HIGH STREET – HOT CROSS BUN GIN, £39.00/NOT ON THE HIGH STREET – TERRY’S CHOCOLATE ORANGE BUNNY BUM, £12.99
FORTNUM & MASON – SIX DARK CHOCOLATE PRALINE EGGS, £6.50/FORTNUM & MASON – MILK CHOCOLATE MATCHBOX BUNNIES, £25.00/FORTNUM & MASON – HAND DECORATED MILK CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG, £45.00
6. MADDISON’S BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY NAME IS ANNA
‘ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park.
She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives on the same day?
ROSIE has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, the media circus resumes in full flow, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth.
But will she find the answer before it tears her family apart?’
I could not put this book down. I read it within a week which is unheard of for me! Whilst studying at university we are required to read massive amounts for our course, therefore I never sought relaxation via reading. However, when my Mumma recommended this book I could not put it down. The whole concept is absolutely genius. Buy it now to reduce your quarantine blues!
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7. MADDISON’S SONG OF THE MONTH
WOMAN – JOHN LENNON
I have the most varied music taste of anyone I know. I listen to a range of artists from Dua Lipa, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Beyoncé to Elvis, WHAM and Elton John. I love both modern music and classic bangers! My favourite song this month is Woman by John Lennon. This song has an extremely sweet muse; Lennon wrote this song as an ode to his wife Yoko Ono. The relaxed vibes and adorable meaning create a beautiful tune. Have a listen!
8. MADDISON’S FILM OF THE MONTH
MUMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN
While we are all stuck indoors, why not pretend we are in the Greek Island? Although many tutt at Mumma Mia I absolutely adore the films, especially the second one! The songs, dances and visuals make me feel excited for the future when we can travel and roam freely again. The fashion in this film is stunning and as for Lily James…well she’s pure perfection! The ultimate feel-good film.
9. MADDISON’S ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH
I love socialising with my friends and while sadly this isolation period has halted in-person gatherings, I have been catching up with my besties via Facetime! This weekend book a Facetime Date with your pals and pop open the fizz or pour a gin for a Facetime O’Clock! Why not dress up for the occasion?!
Happy New Year! I wanted to start this post with a huge thank you to all of my followers for supporting me and taking interest in my posts. Fashion is an absolute love of mine and there’s nothing more rewarding than the proof of my blog captivating visitors. The first post to kickoff 2018 is this LASULA ‘Green Fur’ jacket. I’m loving the widespread use of unusual colours in fashion. The deep green of the faux fur is an eye-catcher – a colour that I adore. The green tone is perfectly paired with an all-black outfit. The lightness of the fur fibres allows the material to flow aesthetically in the wind, revealing the multitude of tones of the green jacket. The jacket can see you through glamorous events in the early wintery months of this year or can be dressed down for a casual chic style. Wearing faux fur adds charm and an element of excitement to an outfit.