I had been desperate to wear my H&M midi silk skirt for as long as I can remember, but had no occasion that was appropriate; so when I was invited to a Christening it was the first item to spring to mind. I wanted something formal, yet chic and you cannot beat a black and white outfit with a pop of dusty pink.
Knits are a great pairing with satin skirts, but for an occasion I wanted something more dressy. My black H&M double breasted blazer with gold button detailing was a must. The wide lapels and button formation are just beautiful. I chose a white satin crop top to peep out of the blazer; giving an overall elegant aesthetic. I finished the whole look with dainty dusty pink satin heels with ankle strap.
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A black blazer is an ESSENTIAL piece for any wardrobe. Always on trend, always chic! This H&M blazer has wide lapels, gold buttons and a flattering tailored fit. A classic look I have always loved is a white shirt dress with black accessories; here I added heart print tights, black court heels and the trendy blazer. Finally, a classic red lip and I’m out the door!
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August is bringing us yet another heatwave, so get your bikinis at the ready! H&M is killing the game with their fashion right now…especially on the bikini front. Although a simple bikini style can be stunning, I LOVE a unique show stopping style. This bandeau style ruffled bikini top is such a flattering and unique shape. The bikini bottoms have a figure flatting V dip. Big floppy straw hats are a VIBE and create an extra chic beach look. This Zara oversized straw hat is a 10/10. Now…get me to the beach.
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I adore wearing cream in the transitional period. This H&M cream sweatshirt dress with fluted hem is an ESSENTIAL casual item for this AW/20. Everything about this dress is charming; the colour, oversized fit and fluted bottom, all of which make the design refreshing. I find dresses incredibly comfy, this one is especially cosy due to the sweatshirt material. I accessorised the dress with my ASOS chunky gold chain necklace and bracelet to add décor to the darling aesthetic. Of course, yet again…I styled the look with my Mango cream leather fashion wellies for a monochrome colour scheme.
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BOOTS – MANGO (OUT OF STOCK)
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 look is quite far from my generic style, but I LOVE IT! The fresh zing of metallic combined with the off-white creates an unflawed cool vibe. The H&M off-white turn-up culottes are a traditional foundation for a typical ‘Maddison’ outfit, however this time I played it out of the box… Throwing on a H&M extreme-crop metallic silver shirt, silver Stradivarius brogues and my Mumma’s vintage silver Guess chain belt, the look transformed from a generic elegant outfit, to a showstopper! Changing up my usual curls I threw my hair back in a relaxed ponytail. I’ve rocked metallic trouser or shoe many-a-time, but the metallic shirt was a new one! The metallic shirt is PERFECT for a festival or summer party (safely of-course). In short, I’ve fallen in love with silver!
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Killing Eve villain Villanelle is a fashion ICON! Villanelle a Russian ruthless assassin played by actress Jodie Comer is the most astonishing villainous role out there. The enchanting, compelling, strikingly stunning assassin is everyone’s girl crush and her fashion is to DIE FOR (excuse the pun). She is the perfect devil in disguise.
Series 3 starts typically with an array of bizarre techniques to assassinate people. The outfits are as anticipated; outlandish and modish. Of all ways to stylishly do the deed, Villanelles technique of posing as a delivery driver comes with a trendy outfit; in this instance a tan jumpsuit with delivery driver print. Of course, the jumpsuit I am wearing is just plain, but has a similar vibe. This H&M camel jumpsuit is the perfect fit; very often I struggle to find jumpsuits fit the length of my leg and body, this fit hit the nail on the head. Drawing in the waist with my tan Gucci belt adds femininity to the masculine chic. The military inspired pocket detailing is so en vogue. Tan western boots match perfectly, adding height and charm to the look. Keep an eye out for more Villanelle looks.
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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?!