The rise of the denim midi-skirt. Being a tall girl, skirts and dresses can cause issues in the Spring/Summer months, but trending this year is the midi-skirt – the perfect solution to my long-leg issues! This ASOS midi denim skirt is a killer piece, the length, colour, material and tie-waist detailing combine to create the most figure flattering skirt on the market. Here I styled the skirt with both a simple ecru ribbed crop top and a tucked off-white sweat, finished with high-top trainers for a relaxed look. The skirt could be dressed up too – a tulle or silk crop top with heeled sandals would create a fab dressy option. Stylish, chic & simple.
While we all self-isolate that does not mean our social lives have to end! Facetime has been my saviour. Whether it’s a friend date or a flirty date, Facetime is the perfect platform to maintain a social life. The focal thing that I’m missing as a fashion focused female is getting dressed up. Slobbing around in comfies isn’t my natural style. However, dressing up does not have to stop…virtual date nights mean you can rock a killer outfit in the comfort of your own home.
I had this outfit planned out prior to lockdown, all sourced via ASOS (except the Gucci belt). The white organza/silk bralette top is perfect for drinks out. The organza dramatic sleeves, combined with the satin effect bodice is an impeccable contrast, while the frill is figure flattering. Here I styled the bralette with mom jeans; the perfect item to dress-down a look. Jeans paired with heels is a look I have adored for years; timeless yet chic. Sandals are the current footwear of choice; these nude mid-heels are the perfect height to walk comfortably and look super elegant. Bottega Veneta clutch bags have captured the market, such a simple design yet so fashionable. Many high-street retailers have made replica styles, including this ASOS white clutch. The clutch is a faultless design, the size and style of the bag makes an outfit. I finished the look with my signature Gucci belt. This weekend I look forward to my quarantine date-night…in style!
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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?!
Teddy/Borg is without a doubt the hottest trend to date. Autumn is the ultimate fashion season; it marks the release of statement coats. Every year I invest in a coat – last year my red fur was my go-to for the cold British Winter. This year totally fitting with the in-vogue Borg style I selected this Missguided oversized cream maxi coat. The thick coat is super warm, while the silk-like lining is perfect against thick underlayers. The pockets are a bonus, while the cream decorative double-breasted button style is super slick. The subtle half belt adds chic décor to the coat. I adore a monochrome style as the weather turns – it’s timeless. I styled the cream coat with a plain H&M mini dress accessorised with a Zara velvet belt with statement buckle, Zara captains hat, ASOS black patent biker boots and a Primark black quilted bag.
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I am such a sucker for pjs, especially striped ones! As soon as I spy a super cute set of nightwear I’m drawn to it. Gilly Hicks used to be one of my favourite stores, but since they downsized I hadn’t seen anything from the brand for a while. Recently my love for GH was reignited as I was browsing in Holister in London. A blue and white stripe will ALWAYS be a classic, you can never go wrong with it. One of my favourite prints, combined with the SUPER flattering cut of GH nightwear I couldn’t resist. The ribbon tie, white edging and Gilly Hicks logo are the perfect details, making an irresistible set. I opted for a sassy short style and the matching top which I tied to create a crop. Cute or what?!
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Trends come and go, but animal print has always been a classic, revived completely for SS & AW 18. Every brand imaginable has multiple items in notorious leopard print. The trend igniting all over catwalks; lead by Tom Ford in a multitude of colours for AW 2018, sparked the renewal of this classic. Although many brands are designing the print in multiple colours, personally I believe the traditional print cannot be beaten. Zara – always on the ball – released this leopard print long midi. The midi is being worn by all fashionistas; a style favoured by Megan Markle causing a wave amongst the most fashionable. The modest length accessorised with a statement heel creates a stylish, come sassy look.
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White lace always brings a classic feminine edge to a summer outfit; pair it with vintage denim and you have the perfect combination. A lace top continues to fit the trend year upon year; this top has been adapted to suit S/S18 with the statement sleeve influence, adding style. The visible fully zipped back adds an urban twist. It can be styled for evening wear with flowing trousers or culottes. The long crop is the perfect length for the bright days ahead and you can’t fail with cool chic white this summer.
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