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The Perfect White Purse

I remember the first real purse that I got– I was ecstatic. The feel of the leather, the stitching, even the smell. A quality bag can make all of the difference. There’s just something about the perfect purse that makes you feel good, fabulous even. It can complete an outfit in a way that no other accessory can. The right purse can make you feel invincible! Identifying the “perfect purse” often means identifying the right brand. Over the last year, Sorial has become one of my favorites! You can even find the brand at Nordstrom Rack and Bloomingdale’s! Trust me, they’re solid! Sorial is definitely worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for a new purse, handbag, crossbody, clutch, etc. The quality is awesome and the brand is super reasonably priced. You can see how I styled one of their adorable backpacks here. AND if you’re a shop, Sorial will be at Coterie at the Javits Center in NYC September 18th – 20th! If you’re attending as a shop, you need to stop by their booth! This white crossbody dream bag …

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White Lace Dress

I’ve always loved lace. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s just something about wearing a lace dress that makes you feel like a princess. Don’t you think? When I was engaged and on the hunt for a wedding dress, I knew that I wanted mine to be white lace. It ended up being a mixture off gorgeous lace and fluffy tulle. Boy did I feel like royalty! Although this midi dress may not being a wedding gown, I still feel a tinge of excitement when I put it on. It makes me feel, well… pretty. And every girl deserves to feel beautiful! Perhaps it’s the femininity of lace, or it’s detailed quality, but either way I’m always in! And this BAG! OMG. I could just die over the embroidered leather. It’s such a perfect piece for this transition into fall too. This ornate lace dress + this intricate satchel bag— It’s a magical combo. I snagged em’ both from Dezzal. If you create an account on their site, you get 20% off on your first order 😉 …

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Embroidered Tunic Heaven

This tunic though… I’m in embroidered tunic heaven, #hearteyes. If you read my posts, you’re probably getting sick of me obsessing over embroidered pieces lately. So, I’m sorry but I just can’t stop. Can’t stop, won’t stop. This Free People inspired embroidered tunic is no different– It’s love. AND it’s somehow both summery and appropriate for fall all at the same time. Magical I tell you… It also doesn’t hurt that the Free People version is over a $100 and this one is only $42. Kind of a no brainer, right?! If you can’t already tell, I’m a excited (maybe a little too excited). Side note– If you’re on the hunt for a comfy pair of jeans for fall, you need these. Yes, need. They are part of 7 For All Mankind’s b(air) denim collection and they’re fabulous. So soft, like unreasonably soft… I also featured them in my Blogiversary post. If you see me on the street there’s a very good chance that you’l see me reppin’ this look. Probably more often than I should. Until next time …

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Happy Blogiversary

My very first post on Madam Andrews was actually published in July of last year… But I didn’t really get things going until August. So it may be a little belated, but I’m going to say it any way– Happy Blogiversary (to me)! There are SO many things that I’ve learned over the last year (too much to write), so I decided to just focus on a few. Let’s jump right in– Just keep swimming (going). Do as Dory does and keep on keepin’ on. I don’t know that I’ve met any fellow blogger that at one point or another, didn’t want to quit. There was a point where I wanted to quit at least once a week, but I didn’t– And I’m very glad that I didn’t. Blogging is hard for a lot of reasons… It takes SO much time and maybe even more energy. It’s exhausting, many times overwhelming, and can be difficult to maneuver. Goals are sometimes difficult to reach and it can feel like everyone else is having success but YOU. …

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TULA Probiotic Skincare

It has been my goal this summer to start branching out and testing new beauty/skincare products. Testing out new products is super daunting to me because my skin is so sensitive and tends to freak out at any sign of regimen change (bleh). However, letting my skin be a guinea pig this summer has not only helped me get to know my skin better, and what it needs, but I’ve actually found some super great products that I love! As you may have noticed, the number of skincare companies utilizing probiotic technology is rapidly increasing. I swear I see something new about probiotic technology in skincare every time I walk into a beauty store. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, or how it would affect me, so I did a little research… It’s no secret that probiotics, when ingested through foods such as yogurt, can have positive effects on the skin, so it makes sense that skincare companies are now taking advantage of this knowledge and applying those same principles to topical skincare products. It …

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Casual Layering with Brickyard Buffalo

Because of the intense heat that’s going on, I have a hard time wearing jeans lately… You just can’t catch a breeze! I’ve been wearing a lot of skirts and dresses because at least my legs can feel the cool air (if there is any). I’ve found some fantastic options at Brickyard Buffalo to layer and accessorize for a casual look. Like this maxi dress! I’ve layered it with an oversized hoodie for the evening (just in case it gets a little cooler at night). The dress pairs perfectly with a pair of your favorite sneakers and it even has pockets! It’s available NOW at Brickyard for under $25, but only until Friday! And then there’s this skirt (heart eyes). Not only is it under $20 (woohoo), but it’s incredibly comfortable and suuuper stretchy. I love the basic grid pattern– It makes it super easy to style. I’ve dressed it down here with some denim on denim and sneakers for an easy, everyday look. It just barely released on Brickyard Buffalo yesterday, so head on over and snag one before …

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Leather & Lemons

New this week.. Well, our house is finally starting to look like a house… That’s a step in the right direction! Less boxes and more assembled furniture– It’s coming together. It’s so strange. We’ve been here a week now and I still wake up every morning in shock that we really have a house, that it’s really ours. After a year of searching, it feels pretty good! Although this heat is absolutely miserable, (our brand new grass is needing A LOT of water and I feel like a big sweat ball every time I step outside) I’m still trying to enjoy the rest of summer. It may be unbearably hot, but for Utahns, winter is just around the corner… Fall goes by way too quick here– You blink and you miss it. It’s a shame because it’s my very favorite season, that’s why I like to soak it up while I can. But, me being me, I like to wear brightly colored pieces all year round. There’s just something happy about it. Colored leather jackets (yes …

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Easy Dress & Leather Heels

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. I love that quote. I love the depth of it. Think about it– You step into your own shoes every day, right? You may step into heels or sneakers or sandals, but they’re yours and you go about your day in them. How you live your life in your shoes is your choice and yours alone. You can waive to a stranger on the street, or give a nice compliment. You can open the door for a person in need, or simply smile. Many times it can be easier to ignore the world around you and only focus on what’s happening in your life, in your shoes. But what about everybody else? What about living life in their shoes? When you think about conquering the world you may think about big things, end-game dreams, which is great, we all do it. But I guess lately, I just want to conquer my day. Did I accomplish the tasks that I wanted to? Did I come …

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Sole Serum

Wearing heels (I’m honestly kind of a baby when it comes to heels), working out really hard, moving (this is what I’m currently experiencing), jumping up and down at a concert (this also just happened), or just having a really busy day. All reasons why your feet might ache and why mine do. We can probably all agree that it sucks. Heaven knows I don’t wear heels as much as I should (I’m trying, I’m trying…), but I did just move and let me tell you, that makes your feet hurt. Running around all day, up and down stairs, lifting heavy boxing and delegating where things go. It’s exhausting. So, lucky me, I was able to snag some Sole Serum to relieve some of that pain. The serum is really convenient because the bottle is small enough to just plop in your purse when you’re on the go in some not so comfortable shoes. I just use 2-3 pumps and that seems to do the trick! It almost kind of tingles when you first put it on …

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3 Athleisure Must-Haves

Athleisure is a must. Knock if you want, but it’s not going anywhere! Number one, these buttery soft leggings. I’ll admit when I tore open the package to see them inside, (I get VERY excited when packages come) I was a little shocked. They’re tiny. Like, toddler sized. I thought that maybe the people at NUX might be crazy to think that adult humans would be that small… I showed my husband and he laughed suggesting that they may have sent me the incorrect size. Wrong. They were in fact the correct size. So, I laughingly (honestly as a joke) began to try them on and to my surprise, they fit! And I love them! They are so dang comfy. Honestly, they feel like I’m wearing no pants at all! SO stretchy. These babies go on like butter and act as if they were your skin. So yes, I was wrong. Very wrong. Number two, these shoes! I was STOKED when I found these sneakers at Famous Footwear. I’d been looking for a pair of new …