The Madisonian

A Madison Avenue blogger's style dailies
This look is so retro cute. I love these high-waisted shorts so much. The blue buttons are so adorable. And this pink checkered C Wonder shirt makes me think of this old fishing Barbie from the 50s that my mom had as a child.
Too many cute looks for just one Summer vaycay!

This look is so retro cute. I love these high-waisted shorts so much. The blue buttons are so adorable. And this pink checkered C Wonder shirt makes me think of this old fishing Barbie from the 50s that my mom had as a child.

Too many cute looks for just one Summer vaycay!

Sleek and simple at the New York Public Library. I love this dress by Sarah Parrott. Business in the front and party in the back with a beautiful big cut out. So sad I didn’t think to photograph it. It’s got pockets too. Love!
Leopard flats and this amazing tribal necklace made by my talented friend Joy.

Sleek and simple at the New York Public Library. I love this dress by Sarah Parrott. Business in the front and party in the back with a beautiful big cut out. So sad I didn’t think to photograph it. It’s got pockets too. Love!

Leopard flats and this amazing tribal necklace made by my talented friend Joy.

This little vintage-inspired checkered playsuit is probably my new favorite piece. I love the fabric-covered buttons. I love the little bow ties on the sides. I love this romper. It’s so pinup!

This little vintage-inspired checkered playsuit is probably my new favorite piece. I love the fabric-covered buttons. I love the little bow ties on the sides. I love this romper. It’s so pinup!

Lots of gold, chains, and preppy stripes. I balanced the chain details on the cardigan with the details on the sandals. And ran with the black, white, and gold theme throughout. This looks is polished while still being casual enough for some summer fun.

I tried on this amazing silk dress at the Model Citizen Style Share at Central Park last Saturday. I can’t wait to rent it when the platform goes live in NYC in September!

I tried on this amazing silk dress at the Model Citizen Style Share at Central Park last Saturday. I can’t wait to rent it when the platform goes live in NYC in September!

What a sparkly day I’m having!

What a sparkly day I’m having!

Pearls and gold and beads. Oh my! I’m mixing creamy neutrals and metallics today. This Chanel-cut sweater has a silver thread that runs through the weave. It’s subtle. But it sparkles in the right light. And I love the sparkly glass diamond-cut buttons. This blouse has beautiful pearls and bronze colored beads all over and the neck line is especially sparkly and lovely. 
The gold bodycon skirt feels neutral despite the shine. It’s really fun.
And I added a touch of glam with this great ring featuring a giant golden South Sea pearl. Yum.

Pearls and gold and beads. Oh my! I’m mixing creamy neutrals and metallics today. This Chanel-cut sweater has a silver thread that runs through the weave. It’s subtle. But it sparkles in the right light. And I love the sparkly glass diamond-cut buttons. This blouse has beautiful pearls and bronze colored beads all over and the neck line is especially sparkly and lovely.

The gold bodycon skirt feels neutral despite the shine. It’s really fun.

And I added a touch of glam with this great ring featuring a giant golden South Sea pearl. Yum.

For throwback Thursday we’re going way back to the 20s. I stayed up too late watching Downton Abbey the night before, so I that was the influence for this 1920s inspired look. You know I stayed up another hour looking up antique Edwardian jewelry. 

I accessories this awesome dress with a  huge dark pink amethyst I found at a gem show here in NYC with my friend Jaime. I’ve been waiting and wondering when and how I’d wear a jewel this large. And today it was absolutely perfect!

I finished the look with pewter studded gladiator sandals.

For throwback Thursday we’re going way back to the 20s. I stayed up too late watching Downton Abbey the night before, so I that was the influence for this 1920s inspired look. You know I stayed up another hour looking up antique Edwardian jewelry.

I accessories this awesome dress with a huge dark pink amethyst I found at a gem show here in NYC with my friend Jaime. I’ve been waiting and wondering when and how I’d wear a jewel this large. And today it was absolutely perfect!

I finished the look with pewter studded gladiator sandals.

Now that I’m reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I’m taken back to good ole Savannah. So I busted out this cute seersucker shorts suit and brought a little southern charm to NYC!

Now that I’m reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I’m taken back to good ole Savannah. So I busted out this cute seersucker shorts suit and brought a little southern charm to NYC!

Summer has arrived to NYC! Yaaaay :)
I’ve been waiting to bust out this salmony ensemble. I really love the details on this raw silk cami by Marc Jacobs. The pleats down the front are delicate and feel kind of flappery and art deco somehow. And the peekaboo little lace around the middle and the sheer chiffon under the bust make it flirty.
The cardigan is from Talbots and is soft and lightweight. The necklace is Gerard Yosca. Love that man.
The skirt is a subtle print of neutral and neon. So the effect is soft. Not loud.  And the blush leather peep-toe d’orsay pumps are sweet and neutral as well.
The look is very feminine and lovely.

Summer has arrived to NYC! Yaaaay :)

I’ve been waiting to bust out this salmony ensemble. I really love the details on this raw silk cami by Marc Jacobs. The pleats down the front are delicate and feel kind of flappery and art deco somehow. And the peekaboo little lace around the middle and the sheer chiffon under the bust make it flirty.

The cardigan is from Talbots and is soft and lightweight. The necklace is Gerard Yosca. Love that man.

The skirt is a subtle print of neutral and neon. So the effect is soft. Not loud.  And the blush leather peep-toe d’orsay pumps are sweet and neutral as well.

The look is very feminine and lovely.

#stripe #twins

#stripe #twins

Lovely ladylike lace trench makes the classic staple a bit more feminine and flirty. Pumps by Stuart Weitzman. Headband from Henri Bendel.

Lovely ladylike lace trench makes the classic staple a bit more feminine and flirty. Pumps by Stuart Weitzman. Headband from Henri Bendel.

For Selfie Saturday I’m rocking this great marled red sweater. It’s such a great piece. It is cut kind of like a letterman jacket. And has great red buttons.

For Selfie Saturday I’m rocking this great marled red sweater. It’s such a great piece. It is cut kind of like a letterman jacket. And has great red buttons.

Simple. Chic. And works for work. 
I put a fun patterned pant (basically one of my favorite things) with a soft, sheer light blue top with tiny texedoesque ruffles down the front. And made it office-ready with a blazer.
Patterned pants are so versatile. You can dress them up with sparkly jewelry and pretty pumps. Or play them down if you really wanted to be casual. But take my advice… be awesome every day. There’s nothing fabulous about looking casual. Earrings or a great mani can take your look to the next level.

Simple. Chic. And works for work.

I put a fun patterned pant (basically one of my favorite things) with a soft, sheer light blue top with tiny texedoesque ruffles down the front. And made it office-ready with a blazer.

Patterned pants are so versatile. You can dress them up with sparkly jewelry and pretty pumps. Or play them down if you really wanted to be casual. But take my advice… be awesome every day. There’s nothing fabulous about looking casual. Earrings or a great mani can take your look to the next level.

On this Selfie Saturday, I’m reminded that in NYC, Summer is still a little ways away. 

This coat was my grandmothers. She had it shortened and had the sleeves cropped in the 60s to be in line with the style of the times. I just love it.

On this Selfie Saturday, I’m reminded that in NYC, Summer is still a little ways away.

This coat was my grandmothers. She had it shortened and had the sleeves cropped in the 60s to be in line with the style of the times. I just love it.