Saturday, 31 October 2015

Cool Kids

This post today is in ode of my new favourite coat!! H&M kids take a bow! I thought my days of shopping in the children's section were long gone, but after a shopping trip to get my little cousin a birthday present I well and truly fell in love with this coat! After trying it on and being completely shocked I could fit in to it, I thought it would be rude not to buy it..and after all it was a bargain £30! H&M kids may slowly become my new favourite shop.

I went for a simple outfit today as this coat speaks for itself. This Topshop jumper is another favourite, it is so simple and doesn't require much effort but the shape and the fit make it look so much more than it is!

Coat - H&M children / Jumper & Jeans - Topshop / Boots - ASOS / Necklace - Primark

Have a lovely weekend!
Maddie xxx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Hump Day Happiness

“We’re half way there the weekend is nearly upon us! “.. *ten minutes later* “HOWWWW is it only Wednesday, surely it should at least be Friday by now!!”

Every week without fail I have that mid-week mental block, my motivation slowly dwindles and my mind is filled with thoughts of staying in bed and watching back to back episodes of my guilty pleasure…say yes to the dress, but instead I'm sat at my desk, unenthusiastically replying to emails wondering when it’ll be my turn to win the lottery.

Instead of this miserable mentality that comes over me every week, I have decided I am going to think positive thoughts…. Because positive things happen to positive people and all that.

So, here are my hump day happy thoughts and what I've to go be happy for today;
  1. I straightened my hair and it didn’t rain – it’s like a curse that someone has put over me, up until today whenever I have actually decided to make the effort with my hair it has rained and I end up looking, quite frankly, shit. I may have lost ten minutes in bed but my hair is looking sleek, straight and sassy and the rain is yet to ruin that..YAY.
  2.  I don’t have to cook tonight! Woop woop, that means more time on the sofa and an extra episode of walking dead for me.
  3. I'm wearing my brand now H&M coat for the first time, and it is as warm and snuggly as it looks. I am definitely not disappointed.
  4. My to-do list for the week is rapidly decreasing – ticking things off my list in time for the weekend makes me super happy. 
  5. Fresh bedding – I have newly washed bedding ready and waiting for me to get in to tonight. I am counting down the hours till I can put my mini mouse pyjamas on, my frosted vanilla yankee candle and curl up in bed with my boy.

However minor or small it might be there’s always something to be happy for and look forward to! So here’s to being one day closer to the weekend…Happy Hump day lovelies!
Maddie xxx


Sunday, 25 October 2015

Topshop and Tartan

I think I've quite possibly had the most productive of Sundays, tidied the house, cooked, blogged and even did a bit of DIY - yes that's right I am a domestic goddess! Although I am now on the sofa and I don't plan on moving for the foreseeable future.

I love this simple striped Topshop top in today's outfit, I've been living in it with jeans recently for a simple and effortless yet chic look. I mixed it up a bit today and teamed it with my black denim Topshop skirt...which is just the perfect fit and goes with everything! This outfit was either going to have to be worn with tights or knee highs as this weather is making it some what difficult to embrace bare legs, so I thought I'd dress it up ever so slightly and opted for my bargain eBay knee high boots.

I'm a big fan for clashing patterns, so I teamed last years tartan Primark scarf with this outfit to finish it off! Tartan becomes my staple go to print every Autumn - I'm on the look out for a new tartan scarf to add to my collection, if you lovelies have seen any anywhere let me know!

Jacket & Scard - Primark / Top and Skirt - Topshop / Boots - eBay

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend! I don't want to rub it in but my weekend is not over yet - I have tomorrow off and am spending the day with my Mum in Brighton where I'm planning on starting my Christmas shopping and resist treating myself! Wish me luck!!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Yet another pinafore...

I'm starting to think I have an obsession with pinafores - 3 posts in the last two weeks have featured one and I'm not going to be hanging them to the back of my closet any time soon. Today's pinafore is a new addition, my spending ban was going so well until I fell in love with this! I feel like this is a good purchase though, and I'll definitely get my moneys worth - it'll look fab with tights and a roll neck as the weather continues to get colder and colder ...I think I'm just trying to justify my spending habits to myself here, but the main point is it looks cute right!?

This Zara top is another favourite of mine, I absolutely love the colours and the print and it looks perfect with this pinafore. The top has some absolutely beautiful button detailing on the back that I'll save for another blog post when it's not covered up.

This Lulu Guinness bag was a 21st birthday present from my parents and it's still an absolute favourite, it's a staple in my wardrobe as it's just so classic and seems to go with so many different looks and I think it finishes today's outfit off perfectly. 

Topshop Cord Pinafore

Zara Top and Topshop cord pinafore

Lulu Guinness bag

Jeffrey Campbell Shoes

Cord Topshop pinafore and Zara top

Top - Zara / Pinafore - Topshop / Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell / Bag - Lulu Guinness 

Maddie xxx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Instagram Insights

I'm becoming more and more obsessed with instagram by the day. I find most of my fashion inspiration from there! So I thought I'd share with you what I've been up to the last few weeks...

Photo 1 - my gorgeous make up / Photo 2 - Outfit details / Photo 3 - H&M dress / Photo 4 - my new favourite New Look glasses

Photo 5 - Pretty Little Thing culottes / Photo 6 - Shameless selfie with ASOS shirt / Photo 7 - Outfit details / Photo 8 - All pink everything - Boohoo suit

I've been feeling a bit crappy and down recently and had a party this Saturday so decided to book in with the amazing Beauty hq to get my make up done..this small instagram photo does not do it justice, Head over to my instagram and you can see more pictures and links to Beauty HQ's page. I wish I could have a permanent glam squad making me up every weekend. 

My instagram features almost daily mirror selfies or outfit details..check out the dress in the second mirror seriously how dreamy is it? It's from h&m and it seriously has the most amazing sleeves and detailing. 

Come say hello on instagram at maddiedeanx - leave your instagrams below as well I'm always on the look out for new bloggers to follow!

Maddie xxx


Monday, 19 October 2015


There's something about neutral colours that no matter what season I just love wearing them. Don't get me wrong I love wearing bright colours, but I just feel safe in neutral colours, and I love the way different neutral shades compliment each other. 

I've based this outfit around my new H&M cream skirt, which these images do not even do justice. I originally bought this outfit for work, but decided it was too pretty to be kept just for the office and that everyone should see it, so it's now worked it's way in my every day outfits. I love the classic shape and the zip details, but my favourite bit about the skirt has to be the asymmetric slit. I teamed it with this nude roll neck from Topshop, which was a bargain £16 - they do it in all sorts of colours, so check them out, they are the perfect addition for your A/W wardrobe!!

Top - Topshop / Skirt - H&M / Hat - River Island / Shoes - Topshop / Necklace - H&M

Maddie xxx


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Snake Skin Tie

This ASOS shirt arrived today and I love it that much that it is already making an appearance on the blog. I absolutely love the neck tie, I have this shirt and cream as well, but the snake print just makes it that little bit more exciting. I teamed it with my pleather pinafore from H&M which I got about two years ago now. For some reason I wasn't convinced it suited me so it has stayed sat in my wardrobe up until now.

Shirt - ASOS / Leather Pinafore - H&M / Boots - ASOS

Apologies for the brief post, I'm off to a fancy dress party tonight and I need to get my arse in gear and start getting ready. I hope you're all having a good weekend. 

Maddie xxx


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Casual days

Happy hump day guys - we're on the home stretch on the weekend is getting closer. Today's look is all about my new love for trainers. Up until this year spending money on trainers was something that was an absolute alien thought for me, but with such beautiful trainers out there I was quickly won round. I love these monochrome trainers from Nike, perfect for outfits outside of the gym. I've already got my next pair of trainers added to my wishlist for a sneaky pay day purchase or an early christmas present to myself.

I love this Missguided dress, another piece that makes a regular appearance in my wardrobe for both day and night, and an absolute bargain too! To compliment the trainers and keep the look casual I've added this white H&M shirt, I love it with the tie in the middle. Finished off with a few simple accessories this completes my casual day outfit, without making me feel I should be jogging along everywhere.

 Dress - Missguided / Shirt- H&M / Trainers - ASOS / Bag - Topshop / Necklace - H&M / Bracelet - new Look

How do you guys style trainers? I'd love to see your posts!
Maddie xxx


Monday, 12 October 2015

Denim Pinafore

This denim pinafore is a golden oldie from Primark, I bought it two Summers ago now and I'm definitely glad I did. I've got my eye on a few darker denim pinafores that I think will be perfect to style this winter. Now autumn is here, roll necks are officially out and part of my go to look. This striped number is from Boohoo, and the colours are just perfect. Boohoo is rapidly becoming one of my go to stores when online shopping - on trend pieces at bargain prices. 

I decided to brave it and not wear tights with this outfit today, however the cold winter chill is coming in so I'm not too sure how much longer I'll get away with it unfortunately. I've finally worn in these lovely little ASOS boots and can comfortably wear them...big win there!

Denim Pinafore - Primark / Roll Neck Top - Boohoo / Fedora - Topshop / Boots - ASOS

Maddie xxx 


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Topshop Trousers

I used to live in ripped jeans but recently I've converted and I am absolutely loving a smart trouser. These pink Topshop beauties are the most perfect fit, I love that I can wear them smart to work or dress it down for the day..believe it or not these trousers actually look fab with trainers too! What a perfect all round item to add to my wardrobe.

This is a bit of a Topshop heavy outfit with the shoes and top also being from there...but you can't go wrong with a bit of Topshop right?

Trousers, Top, Shoes - Topshop / Bag - Gift

I have a day of sorting the house ahead of me, I have become a bit of DIY princess since I've moved in to my house, so I'll be stripping wall paper and sanding walls today - I might reward myself with a trip to The Range to pick up some house goodies. I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far!

Maddie xxx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Faux Fluff

So how cute is the River Island scarf!?! So cute in fact I based my whole outfit around it! I was on a no spending ban but when I saw this but I just had to get it, you'd do the same right? The pastel blue and the fluffy faux fur were made for me, and I instantly knew it would be coming home with me. 

I went for a simple outfit to compliment this scarf... my trusty Primark denim skirt, which is probably one of my most worn items. I love how a denim skirt can be so perfect for Summer yet perfectly transition through in to the Autumn wardrobe...I've definitely got my money worth and a lot more out of this bargain! I love a good roll neck as well, and this sleeveless River Island number adds to my collection nicely. Of course this outfit is finished off my trusty Jeffery Campbell ankle boots...the fact that these are still going strong after all this time is a miracle. 

Scarf - River Island / Top - River Island / Skirt - Primark / Shoes - Jeffery Campbell

I'm going to do a few more posts this month featuring this scarf, to show all the different ways accessories can change an keep your eyes peeled.

Hope you're all having a lovely week so far!
Maddie x


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Work Day Vibes

I used to hate spending money on work outfits, but seeing as I spend more time at work than I do anywhere else I thought I should probably embrace this and at least feel confident in what I'm wearing everyday. H&M has become my go to for work wear; they have some gorgeous staple trousers and amazing chic shirts that don't break the bank.

These trousers are from H&M, and I absolutely adore everything about them from the pattern to the little flare at the end of the leg. These trousers are a different shape from the usual trousers I go for and I wasn't convinced if I would be able to pull them off - but I'm pleasantly surprised. No work outfit would be complete without a sheer shirt or blouse, I've opted for a new Topshop blouse today I love the high neck detail with the cut out front, it gives the outfit a little something different from the usual button up shirts I wear. To complete the look I'm wearing my trusty cream Topshop heels - my Mum bought these for my birthday two years ago and I've lived in them ever since - the women's got good taste!!

Blouse - Topshop / Trousers - H&M / Shoes - Topshop / Sunglasses - Primark

Don't forget to leave your blog in the comments below so I can check it out as I'm always on the look out for new blogs to follow!
Maddie xxx