Friday, January 31, 2014

Feeling blue

Good morning and happy Friday ladies! Today I will be quickly sharing the outfit that I wore yesterday. I was going for a casual/comfy/chic mixture and I am content with the look that I put together. All outfit details will be listed below as always. Have a great weekend!

- Madelleyn

photos taken by Josue Lopez

top Forever21 / jacket Romeo & Juliet / scarf Marshalls / jeggings Macy's / boots Forever21 
bag Michael Kors / studs Forever21 / hand chain Rue21 / midi ring Forever21 / watch Michael Kors 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


recent Instagram faves....

Revlon Parfumerie nail polish powder puff / essie nail polish hors d'oeuvres / Cherokee toddler flats
Forever21 top / Joe fresh sweater / necklace, ring & cuff - Sasha / watch & boots - Michael Kors
Forever21 top / XOXO jacket / Abercrombie denim / Forever21 necklace / Chanel phone case -

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

the midi skirt

Happy Monday! I am beginning my week still feeling a bit sick from a cold/flue I caught Friday. My weekend did not go as planned since I stayed in until Sunday morning. The weather was warm so my husband took me and Isabella out for breakfast. I was feeling drowsy so we headed back home to get some rest. I was feeling tired of just being home when it was such a beautiful day outside so I told myself: No Madelleyn, this sickness is not going to ruin your day today! I got semi-glammed up and headed out for a bit.

I was not in much mood to do my make up or hair so I did a natural look with bold lips and a quick bun. You know how sometimes you have those I don't have anything to wear or nothing looks good today days? Well I was having one of those yesterday. I totally forgot I had this skirt and knew that this would be my salvation to my what to wear problem. It was my first time wearing a midi skirt and I loved the fit! To keep the look simple, I wore a white cropped top with a black peplum belt to create curves. For a pop of color and what really made this look stand out were the red pumps.

Have a great week! 

- Madelleyn

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are."
- unknown 

Photos taken by: Josue Lopez

cropped top: Forever21 / printed midi skirt similar style here / peplum belt: local boutique 
bag: Target / heels: Anne Michelle / earrings, ring, necklace and sunnies: Forever21

Thursday, January 23, 2014

staying fit in the winter with Reebok gear

Today through Saturday, I have an exclusive code from Reebok for an extra 20% off already discounted items! Check out some of their brilliant winter gear, perfect for all you east coasters right now. Use this code at checkout to get your extra discount: HUSH

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Men's Workout Ready Tech Tee: Originally $25 -- Sale $13.50

Primed for performance with detailed design finishes, the Workout Ready Color Blocked Tech Tee features moisture-wicking PlayDry technology for comfort and slimming color block panels for flattering, fitness-friendly style.

Men's Reebok ONE Down Long Jacket: Originally $220 -- Sale $105.60 

Attack outdoor adventures with an edge in the Reebok ONE Down Long Jacket. The asymmetrical stitching, natural duck down fill, and integrated PlayWarm technology are primed for warmth, comfort, and everyday style.

Women's Reebok ONE Goose Down Jacket: Originally $175 -- Sale $84

Conquer the cold with style in the Reebok ONE Goose Down Jacket. The down fill and PlayWarm technology trap heat—not moisture—while the slim silhouette and elastic cuffs add sleek, feminine style.

Reebok Women's Cable Scarf: Originally $22 -- Sale $13.50

With an eye-catching cable knit construction for sophisticated insulation, this cool Cable Scarf is perfect for cold weather training and everyday style.

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Michael Kors & Forever21 mini haul

Hello and happy Thursday! I will be sharing a few goodies that I found at the mall yesterday. I know, I know Forever21 is always part of my hauls but I cannot help it. That store seriously has me obsessed because each time I find great items for a low price. I will also be showing you a new addition to my handbags, which is a Michael Kors wristlet.

touch-of-glam bracelet $5.80 get it here / sunnies found at local Forever21 for $5.80

Have you heard that "orange is the new black"? I am definitely going to wear this color this year. I have not always been a fan of this color because it just brings pumpkins to my head (not cute) lol. It is a new year and I am all about trying new things so why not give this color a chance. I found this bright orange blazer for only $15.80 and has an amazing quality! Browsing through the jewelry section I came across this neon braided bracelet that goes perfect with the blazer. The sunglasses captured my attention because they look just like the Ray Bans. I already own a pair very similar to these from Rue21 but the ones I found yesterday are way better! 

scuba knit skirt $12.80 get it here / ring and necklace are from Sasha
Michael Kors jet set large clutch found it here for $89.60 / watch & fragrance also by Michael Kors

Pastels are coming back this spring! I am still not over neon colors and dont think I will ever get tired of them but I do also like pastels. I purchased this clutch by Michael Kors to match my new skirt in a gorgeous soft blue. I know I will be wearing this bag a lot this spring!

If you are ready to start adding spring items to tour closet, then definitely go to Forever21. They have so many cute skirts and dresses for less than $15! Amazing prices right :)

- Madelleyn

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sporty Chic

It's #TuesdayShoesDay and today I paired my black pointed toe pumps with an all black risky outfit. I put the whole look together based on this cropped sweater with sheer sleeves which makes it a unique piece. The faux-leather numbers gives this piece more of a sporty vibe which I was in the mood to rock. I felt that the sweater itself is already a statement piece and wanted to pair it with some type of bottom that was made of leather. I looked through my closet and came across my leather joggers that I featured several months ago on the blog. Both items paired together were the ultimate comfy combination. I am a big fan of wearing gold accessories as you can tell so I did not feel completely satisfied with the outfit until I added a gold ID chunky necklace, chain earrings, ring and of course a clutch for feminine touch. This look may not be favored by many but I would have to say that I can go years wearing this sporty chic trend. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and remember an outfit is much more interesting when you take a risk outside of your comfort zone :)

- Madelleyn 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where these is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photos taken by: Josue Lopez

sweater: Forever21 get it here / faux-leather joggers: local boutique get a similar style here 
heels: Forever21 sold out also love these / clutch: Target / watch: Michael Kors
earrings: local boutique / necklace & ring: Forever21

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ready for Spring!

Happy Friday! Technically spring does not begin until March 20th but it sure does feel like winter coming to an end in Dallas. The weather has been somewhat warm so I took advantage and wore a spring-y outfit that I recently purchased from Forever21. 
When I walked into Forever21, so many new arrivals captured my eyes but one thing in particular that caught my attention was this crochet skirt in a gorgeous bright yellow. This skirt is super feminine and versatile I felt like I was making a big mistake if I left it. I decided to walk around and come back to it while I made up my mind whether to get it or not. Not far from the skirt, I found this graphic top which instantly created this outfit in my mind. I thought it would be perfect for the spring with the crochet, bright colors and flower print on the top. 
Although I was saving this outfit for a much warmer weather, I could not help but to wear this ensemble out today since it was a sunny and beautiful Friday. To make it feel more of a winter outfit, I played around with mixing patterns and layered a striped blazer which I feel complements the top and skirt very well. Winter is more about darker colors so I toned down the neons by wearing black jewelry and accessories. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

- Madelleyn

"Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in." 
- Unknown

Photos taken by: LG

 graphic top: Forever 21 get it here // blazer: Forever21 similar style here // skirt: Forever21 get it here heels: get them here // bag: Badgley Mishka // ring, earrings & necklace: Forever21
bracelet: Michael Kors // watch: Michael Kors

Friday, January 10, 2014

A dash of leopard

Good morning and happy Saturday! We are now on the 11th day of the year and here goes my second post of 2014. Today was a gloomy and rainy day yet my husband and I managed to shoot todays outfit.   I went for a classic black and white combination as well as some layering. I mixed different fabrics such as leather, neoprene, and chiffon to add some interest to this monochromatic ensemble. I felt that the outfit was too plain and boring so I wanted to add a printed scarf. By the way, I am not really wearing a circle scarf as it may seem. To see how I achieved this simple DIY circle scarf, please follow me on twitter (@instincttostyle) and check out my recent tweet. I've been having a twitter for a while now made specifically for my blog but have not gotten the hang of it until now. I decided to post fashion and beauty tips so stay tuned for more. I hope you enjoyed this quick outfit post and thank you for reading. Have a wonderful weekend!

- Madelleyn 

Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so- glamorous moments. And thank god through it all." - Meghan Matt 

Images taken by my lovely husband: Josue Lopez

Top: Forever21 (similar style here) // Leather Jacket: Last Call by Neiman Marcus 
(get a similar one  here) // Skirt: Papaya // Tights: Forever21 // "Scarf": Forever21 (get it here
Booties: (get them here) // Earrings: Local Boutique // Rings: Forever21 
Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana