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Wide Eyed Legless by Madelynn - 8M ago

Ready or not, it is officially holiday season. So cozy up with that cup of tea and get ready for your annual pilgrimage home to visit with friends and family alike.

   

Heading home for the holidays doesn’t mean that your fashion sense total escapes you. Quite the contrary if you ask me. To me, the holidays are the perfect time to wow the fam or make a stellar first impression.

Holiday dressing doesn’t always mean wearing a dress. You’ll hardly catch me in a dress, but that’s only because I often don’t find dresses that I love. So this holiday I am opting for a simple, yet incredibly chic look: a pair of oversized denim, a chic blouse tucked in and a great pair of minimal heels.

These heels happen to be from Stuart Weitzman, which has been my go-to destination for wearable, gorgeous shoes this year. I love these Nudist heels because they are so striking, yet so incredibly simple (aka my favorite kind of shoe). Shop my favorite holiday dressing options below!

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Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Stuart Weitzman. The compensation received in exchange for placement on wel* is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind wel*. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting our partners!

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Wide Eyed Legless by Madelynn - 9M ago

Time for your seasonal wardrobe update! I so love sharing with you all how I am updating my wardrobe each season. It’s a good reminder to go through what I already own, get rid of what I no longer need and make room for the new pieces coming in!

For me this season, I’m having a huge neutral moment. Specifically browns. I love how they pair with all other colors and make a perfect substitute for all the black I constantly wear.

Shop my full selection below!

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Wide Eyed Legless by Madelynn - 10M ago

I’ve been feeling a strong urge for more minimal dressing, post the fashion month craze. Know don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been one for neutral colors, simple shapes, and a more Céline-esque look, but during the fashion weeks, you tend to play around with your look a bit more thus it can tend to feel a bit more complicated.

Maybe we should find more of a middle ground huh? The space in between complicated fashion and this modern minimalism.

For me right now, I would say this happy compromise is wearing Prints as a neutral, specifically animal prints as neutrals. If you break it down, animal prints are typically created in neutral colorways, and while adding texture and interest to a look they are still seen as a classic.

This look has been on repeat for me the past week. A good t-shirt, a great pair of jeans, and a cool shoe- specifically here, my new Kenneth Cole Riley heel (of course in an animal print). I love how they add subtle interest to an otherwise all-black outfit. Plus the kitten heel is comfortable and a stunning feminine classic.

Shop my favorite Kenneth Cole shoes below!

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Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Kenneth Cole. The compensation received in exchange for placement on wel* is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind wel*. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting our partners.

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Ahhhh Rome, my new favorite city. I foolishly never knew what all the hype about Italy was about until I set foot on the streets of this ancient city. How magical it truly is!

48 Hours in Rome

I spent but a brief 48 hours in Rome, and I wanted to share some of my must-dos for the city. Needless to say, I would recommend spending a lot longer in Rome if you can! Two days was truly not enough.

 

Day One

Book your stay at the oh-so-stunning Hotel Lorcano. My friends and I like to describe this place as the Bowery Hotel of Rome (aka SO chic). Enjoy a late breakfast on their gorgeous patio, and start to map the day ahead.

Start by checking out the Piazza del Popolo and continue on to explore the lush Borghese Gardens. They are 1000% stunning. From there I would continue on to the MAXXI Modern Art Museum, designed by Architect Zaha Hadid.

From there, continue towards the Spanish Steps, and pit stop at Di quà for lunch. Their truffle pasta is amazing. After lunch, if you’re in the mood check out all of Rome’s famous shopping. I personally made a pit stop at both Celine and Gucci, and am very glad I did. Book dinner at Roscioli, but make sure to do so ahead of time because their reservations fill up!

On Day Two

After another lovely hotel breakfast I would recommend renting one of the bikes from Lorcano, and explore the city this way. Its a blast and one of my personal favorite ways to explore. Head over to the Fontana di Trevi for the perfect photo opp, and then continue on to the Colosseum, and lastly over to the Pantheon. Grab lunch at Armando, which is conveniently right next to the Pantheon.

  

After lunch, head over to the Vatican to check out the Sistine Chapel. While I didn’t actually have time to do this on my trip, I am totally bummed to have missed it! I have heard to book tickets a head of time, because it can get super busy.

  

Then catch a cab for a dinner at Osteria dal 1931, which is said to have been one of Anthony Bordain’s favorite in the city. Other notable restaurants: Emma, San Michele, Taverna Trilussa, and Angelina.

While in Rome, I almost exclusively wore my new Stuart Weitzman Morgot boots. They were the perfect companion to explore the city in style. I’m completely obsessed with the black velvet and rounded heel on them and love how easily they paired with every outfit I wore. Basically, they are kind of the perfect boot.

Shop my favorite boots for the season below, and enjoy exploring Rome!
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Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Stuart Weitzman. The compensation received in exchange for placement on wel* is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind wel*. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting our partners!

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Wide Eyed Legless by Madelynn - 10M ago

So very excited (read beyond excited!) to announce something that my dear friend Katie, (founder and head of Winsome Goods) have been cooking up this past year. A special, limited edition, made to order capsule collection!

Its been a few years since I have had my hands in the design world. I was so excited to get the opportunity to do that again. When Katie and I were first dreaming up this collection together, we wanted to make a collection that had a modern simplicity to it. Also, a feminine honesty, pulling inspiration from one of my all-time favorite artists, Georgia O’Keeffe and all that she stood for.

The collection has a total of 5 different pieces:

Each piece is extremely special in all its simplicity. The fabrics and silks are extremely luxurious and meant to be consistent staples in your wardrobe for years to come. But better jump on it, when I say they are limited editions, I mean it! Some pieces have as little as five available.

Shop the entire collection here!

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“Barcelona, perhaps more than any city in the world, feels as if it sprouted and grew from the earth beneath it. Its monumentally organic spaces, a pan-stylistic architecture from nature-inspired designers that run the gamut from Gaudí to Gehry, emphasizes curves, imperfection, and tactility rather than the mix 
of classical façades and rectilinear Modernist blocks of other European cities.”

    

Ahhhh, Barcelona. Her curves, her light, her willingness to pull you in and make you her own. A city as captivating as any I have traveled to and yet somehow distinctly its own. If only I had the exact words to explain what I meant, so instead I set out to capture this exact essence for  Need Supply on my recent trip there.

I wanted to find a way to visually show this push and pull that I felt while walking her streets. Nature becoming architecture, and architecture taking on a more organic form. This visual tension lends its self to a more care-free air: the overgrown lush greenery, and architecture with curves as if to mimic the air itself. I was utterly captivated by this wild and slightly eerie nature.

    

Favorites in the city (both architecture and food):

La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc del Laberint d’Horta, Casa Mila, Satan coffee corner, Nomad coffee, Black Remedy,  Federal Cafe, Mercado Boqueria (make sure to eat at El Quim), Picasso museum, Miro Fondation, Bar Canete, Sensi Tapas, Bar Mut, Bicnic, Tapas 24

        

See the full editorial now on Need Supply:

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Wide Eyed Legless by Madelynn - 1y ago

I have been having loads of fun with my wardrobe lately- wearing more sparkles, color, fringe and epic boots than I ever thought possible. And even though summer is the perfect time to wear carefree and fun looks, it’s always a good idea to push pause and go back to the basics. Like an all cream look and a great pair of black heels.

Speaking of heels, I love this pair by Stuart Weitzman. The sculptural round heel, combined with the thicker straps and tiny gold detail just screams “wear me all summer long!” They truly are the perfect combination of artful and functional.

Put your best foot forward with my favorite SW heels below!

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Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Stuart Weitzman. The compensation received in exchange for placement on wel* is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind wel*. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting our partners!

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Im going to paint a picture for you. Last March I was wandering the streets of Paris with a friend (who is the vintage shopping queen) and she said to me “We HAVE to go check out this vintage shop. Its the coolest store ever”, and I didn’t think much of it. But I walked in, and it was love at first site. Curated racks of the coolest vintage pieces- how was I going to pick just one?! But I slipped into this vintage velvet jacket and knew it was meant to be. Thus re-kindled my love of shopping vintage.  (Thanks Court xoxo)

Shopping second hand can be both tricky and amazing. At times you can find a amazing steal on a vintage item thats just down right inspirational. Others, you are paying a pretty penny for something that might not be in the best of shape. But to me, the pros way outweigh the cons. So how do you know when something is worth the splurge, or is going to just be more junk in your closet? Well read my tips below, and let the vintage shopping begin!

  • Dress to go shopping. FYI lots of vintage stores don’t have real changing rooms. So wear something you can easily try items over.
  • Check the condition. And check it really good. (Especially the armpits) Vintage items can be fragile.  If you know that you are hard on your clothes, pass on something fragile because it will likely fall apart on the second wear. I tend to buy things that are sturdy so I can wear them frequently.
  • Stains are a no go. Because sadly, stains that have been there for 20 years are not coming out.
  • Avoid buying in bulk. It might be tempting to buy a ton if its all a good deal, but start with one piece you absolutely love, and is 100% wearable.
  • The piece should fit perfectly. Lets be honest, unless you are a closet seamstress, you are never going to take that super cool 80s mini skirt to get tailored. So unless its the piece you have always wanted and vow to take it to get fixed, pass on it. (PS- Always try on everything)
  • Don’t be afraid to dig. If you are looking for a deal, shop at a flea market or thrift store. Just be prepared to dig! Curated shops can be a ton easier to shop, but the prices will reflect the ease and experience. And carry cash if you are looking for said deal!
  • Splurge when you love it. Finding this vintage 1930’s velvet jacket in Paris was well worth the splurge. Every time I put it on, I feel instantly cool. And these photos barely do it justice.
  • When in doubt, shop your mothers closet. My mother keeps WAY too much and thus has most of her wardrobe from when she was my age. But every season I love going and bringing new life to a few pieces.

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