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Outfit of the Day: March 20th

Outfit of the Day: March 20th

Happy first day of spring!

In honor of the “holiday,” I decided to break out my favorite sundress, cowboy boots, and Lilly Pulitzer bow from Bows and Kites. Also, check out my gorgeous Kappa Alpha Theta pendant created by one of my favorite people in the world, Donna. Check out my other post all about her jewelry and buy beautiful handmade sorority pendants like this one here.

This is one of my favorite outfits of all time. Comfy, cute, and playful!

Dress: Nordstrom | Bow: Bows and Kites | Necklace: Greek Jewelry | Boots: Vintage | Extensions: Bellami

Southern Belle outfit

Cowboy boots and sundresses are the perfect pair


Bellami Hair Extensions Review

Wearing my Bellamis - I just love them so much!


Please read my one year update on Bellami Hair Extensions here. I am not pleased with them at all.



Bellami hair extensions are by far the best clip-in extensions I have ever tried. I absolutely love these real hair extensions because you can heat style them, dye them, and they blend extremely well with hair of all types. The quality of the hair is so apparent as soon as you feel them. Although they are high-quality hair extensions, they are also very affordable and low-maintenance. I got my Dirty Blonde 18″ 120 g. Piccolina Bellami hair extensions 6 days ago and am still completely obsessed with them. These extensions are clip-ins, so you can easily put them in and take them out. You can clip them normally for beautiful long locks or upside down for full ponytails and top knots. They are also real, high-quality Remy hair, so you can heat style them and wash them. I will make a separate post later all about the care and maintenance of the extensions, but it is really easy!

Here’s a video about them! Keep in mind, this is one of my first videos, so it’s a little rocky. Go easy on me, film buffs!
As somebody with very short, fine, and thin hair, I was very worried about getting clip-in extensions, however, Bellamis are amazing. I got the least expensive set – the 18″ 120 g. set in Dirty Blonde – because I didn’t want to have too much of a drastic change from short to long hair. I’m so glad I got this set because since my hair is so thin, if I had gotten the thicker sets, there would be nowhere to clip the hair onto. My hair covers these clip-ins perfectly and blends extremely well despite its short length.

I also have to say, their customer service is phenomenal. You can email them a picture of you and they will respond really fast telling you which set and color would be best for you. Their emails are adorable and make you feel like you’re talking to your best friend. So far, I have washed my extensions once (when I first got them) and heat styled them almost every day. They are the same quality today as they were when I first bought them! I’m so pleased. I have had a little bit of shedding, but I contribute that to the fact that I have been constantly playing with my hair because I’m not used to having it long! Today I haven’t played with it as much and I’ve had zero shedding.

The clips themselves hold very strong. They have a rubber backing that keeps the hair from sliding out. The wefts blend perfectly with your natural hair and do not stick out from your head too much. The texture of the hair feels like real hair – I can’t tell the difference between it and my natural hair at all!

Overall, I’m just absolutely OBSESSED with these extensions. I have received so many compliments on them and it’s really not obvious I’m wearing extensions at all. It looks and feels so natural. I couldn’t be happier! At only $100, you really can’t ask for a better deal than Bellami hair extensions! Their other extension offers include:

>>>>>>> I will be posting videos and blog posts soon about how to style them, clip them in, and take care of them! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. I know when I was researching what extensions I wanted to get, I went through almost every video/blog post/Instagram picture/etc. possible, so I completely understand if you want to bombard me with questions. Don’t be shy! <<<<<<<



Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

Selfie with my Bellamis!

As a member of Influenster, we get sent fun products to try and review. I was fortunate enough to get my first ever VoxBox from them and was thrilled to find out it would be a tester of Rimmel London‘s new Moisture Renew Lipstick! The color is “As You Want Victoria” (color 360).

I used this as an opportunity to make my first video EVER! I’m so sorry if it’s absolute trash – I don’t have iMovie or a fancy video camera or any film skills whatsoever. It was fun to make though, so I don’t really care.

I ended up eating a super messy sandwich after this video and the lipstick stayed on the whole time! Some came off on the sandwich if that makes sense, but when I was done there was still a ton left on my lips!

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

As this is my first video, please, please, please give me advice. I am absolutely clueless. Thank you!



TAG! Beauty Scenario



I was tagged by Heather from Coconut & Cotton for this beauty scenario tag! This will be fun – she asked me and some other lovely bloggers these questions and then we get to tag other bloggers to participate. So here we go!


1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

High End – Well, this isn’t a foundation. It’s a primer. BUT I can’t live without the MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder

Drugstore – I use Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation EVERYDAY

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

This is tough! If it was anybody besides an interviewer, I would tell them for sure. It really depends on her attitude and the feel of the interview. If it’s extremely stiff and formal, then I would not tell her. If it was more casual and friendly, then I might just casually tell her and then try to laugh about it.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

I would definitely grab my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in hot pink! That color always makes you feel sassy and energized.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

Good lord…fill in my eyebrows, not wear dark eyeliner around my entire eyeball, layer my hair, and STOP HEAT STYLING MY HAIR! I can’t stress that last one enough. I would fry my hair every day. It was horrible. Now my hair refuses to grow. I would give anything to have naturally long hair.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mom hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

Absolutely A and then maybe C. I’m always polite, even if my hairdresser messes up. I know that people always try their best, so I wouldn’t want to make them feel bad. But after I cried to my mom for a bit, I would probably be feeling a little angry. This would make me call the store and ask for a refund. I wouldn’t be mean or anything though!

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

Oh gosh, I don’t have any palettes that have everything in them. I love my “The Return of Sexy” Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette though. It’s perfect for night and day. It has three basic color schemes that work with every outfit I own, so that would be perfect!

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

My makeup brushes or my “Return of Sexy” Too Faced Palette! Since I’m a broke college student, those are my most expensive items.

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

I don’t buy super expensive makeup because, like I said, I’m a broke college student, so it wouldn’t be the world if she messed it up. My most expensive product is probably around $15 or so. That’s easy to replace. I might make a comment to her about if she borrows it again to be more careful, but I wouldn’t make her repurchase it. If it was something extremely expensive, then I might ask for that though!

And with that, I’m all done! Those questions were hard but fun – I hope you enjoyed reading. For the ladies I tag below, I can’t wait to see your responses!


Obsessed with Faith Christine (plus a discount!)

Amazing dress from Faith Christine Boutique

Amazing dress from Faith Christine Boutique

This stunning orange dress is from one of my favorite online boutiques, Faith Christine. Their entire inventory looks like it was taken out of my dream closet – pretty lace, pastels, and just a hint of country flair. The owner, Faith Hoye, is the cutest person ever! She has a shirt that says “Thug Wife” and posts pictures on her Instagram of her two golden retrievers Lucky and Irish. How adorable is that?

Anyways, she was beyond generous to send me this dress to style (buy it here!). The color is gorgeous, I can’t get enough of it! The details like the crochet bell sleeves and bow-tie back take my breath away. I really love how you can style this dress so many different ways as well. In these pictures, I made it a little more fancy, but it has that country feel that allows it to be dressed down with a pair of cowboy boots. I also think it would look so cute with a brown floppy hat, turquoise necklace, and brown wedges!

Be sure to follow Faith Christine on Instagram and check out their Facebook page!

I’m so excited to share that my readers will get a 15% off discount when they shop at Faith Christine Boutique and use the discount code Madeleine15!!! It was so hard for me not to buy everything there, so good luck ;) Hurry too because they’re having a HUGE winter sale right now!

Dress: Faith Christine | Earrings: Forever 21 | Shoes: Forever 21 | Extensions: Bellami Hair

 Amazing dress from Faith Christine Boutique



Check out some of their other beautiful items below:

Faith Christine provided me with this dress for free. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.


Outfit of the Day: March 14th

Outfit of the Day March 14th

Happy Pi Day!

It’s also casual Friday at my office which means there’s donuts! I’m re-thinking wearing a skirt and tight shirt today because I know I’m going to stuff my face. I wish I had worn my stretchy pants (read that in a Nacho Libre voice). UPDATE (as of 11:38 am): I stuffed my face with a donut bigger than it.

Anyways, I love this outfit. I used to be so against combat boots with skirts, but I’m warming up to the idea. I never dress “edgy” like this, so it was fun for me! I’m usually all about bright colors and looking more preppy.

Outfit of the Day March 14th

I’m also wearing hair extensions. These are my Jessica Simpson “HairDo” 23″ wavy extensions by Ken Paves. I’m going to do a review later comparing them to my Bellamis that arrived today, but I never actually wear these extensions. I just felt like wearing them for the picture. I honestly don’t feel comfortable wearing my HairDo extensions in public because I feel like they will fall off and the texture really doesn’t match my hair. So anyways, I took them off after I took the pictures!

Boots: Steve Madden | Skirt: Nordstrom Kids (yes, I got it from the kids section, don’t judge) | Top: Forever 21 | Necklace: Forever 21 | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Forever 21


Outfit of the Day March 14th

I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions and images are my own.


Outfit of the Day: March 13th

Outfit of the Day March 13th

I could not wake up this morning for whatever reason! I went for the laid-back look today. Can you tell I got ready in 30 minutes? I’m sneaky that way! Since I woke up late, I didn’t have time to shower – so I threw my hair up in a sock bun and called it good. I pulled on my favorite Hudson jeans and t-shirt blouse from Nordstrom. These are two of my wardrobe staples that I wear ALL the time. Having a t-shirt blouse like this one is perfect because you can easily dress it up and down. It looks way more polished than the classic cotton t-shirt! I adore these Hudson jeans because they are the perfect length despite my little, short legs. The hug my curves in the best way possible and have lasted me so long. I wish I had them in a million pairs! I topped everything off with a colorful scarf my good friend Nikki gave me for my birthday and some hot pink Revlon lip stain. Slipping into my Steve Madden flats, I was set for the day!

Shirt: Nordstrom | Jeans: Hudson Jeans | Flats: Steve Madden | Scarf: Gift (unknown) | Glasses: Costco | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Forever 21 | Ring: Colby June


My shoes are so interesting

My shoes are so interesting



Maybe there was a bug

Maybe there was a bug

Outfit of the Day March 13th

I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions and images are my own.


Flourish Boutique $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Flourish Boutique Giveaway

I am so excited to share that I’ve partnered up with The Flourish Boutique to offer my readers a $25 gift card giveaway!

Enter HERE!

Flourish Boutique Giveaway


The Flourish Boutique, founded in 2008 by Vanessa Smith is an adorable clothing store based in Granger, Indiana. They also have a fantastic online shop! From bright colors to bold patterns to sassy basics to adorable accessories, they really have it all. They strive to help women feel beautiful and truly “flourish!”

Giveaway Rules

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Below is a picture of the stunning necklace I have from Flourish Boutique!
Necklace from The Flourish Boutique

Necklace from The Flourish Boutique

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