STYLE BLOG by CARLY MADDOX

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Shine


I love shining bright and standing out during the holidays!
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Layer Up



Layering on different pieces during these cooler months really can create some eye-catching looks.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Touch of Color


It's all about quality over quantity in my eyes, and a well-crafted leather handbag is exactly the definition of quality if you ask me...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Perfect Denim



The search has been on for the perfect pair of denim for quite some time now in my life... being a size 4 with quite a bit of booty has created a real challenge for me to find a good pair of denim. 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cozy Beneath the Breeze



I don't mind a cool fall breeze when I'm all bundled up in a cozy knit sweater...

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Velvet Classics



Strappy flats and a classic striped tee with a wonderful velvet texture are a pairing that together create a simple go-to look that still makes a statement. 
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Friday, November 4, 2016

The Metallic Bomber


If anyone has observed anything from the fashion world this year, it's that bodycon dresses that are formal on the verge of casual are in style and so are metallic bomber jackets. These two items alone have been seen around so much lately -- and they look amazing together!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cozy Bohemian



Beautiful maxi skirts are wonderful for fall, and a print as bright and busy as this floral is best left as the statement piece of an outfit and paired with a cozy knit. 
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Leather & Layers



This outfit started with one longline asymmetrical tank and led to becoming my latest favorite outfit to wear this season. 
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Casually Festive


For some reason, thick stripes always scream Halloween and to me they make for the perfect festive look while still being casual. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Delicate Lace


Holiday dresses are always the sexiest in my opinion, because it's when lace, black, red, and furs are most acceptable for the year. Little Mistress always supplies the best holiday wear, and this year they've proved it once again with this gorgeous black and nude lace dress.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Free-Spirited Fall


Fall is finally in the air and I'm layering up in some of my favorite fall wear. I love the free-spirited, boho look of a knit poncho, and this cream colored one especially looks lovely for a lighter fall look as its still cooling down outside.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Camo



I find myself getting more and more casually creative these days... it's all about comfort and looking cute at the same time. Fall is here so I'm stocking up on outerwear, and this camo utility jacket from Kersh is so versatile and perfect with almost every outfit. 
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Almost Famous

When given a floral maxi, I always end up styling it in a way that would make me feel like I was straight out of the 70s. This white floral Chicwish dress in particular has such a light, summery feel to it that I just had to add some bold texture to it with black accessories. The black neck tie and fedora made me feel as if I was straight out of the movie Almost Famous or something, which was the best feeling in my opinion! 
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Sporty-Chic


I've never been a sporty girl, but lately I have been so on board with the sporty trend! My Yankees baseball cap is my favorite accessory -- and adding on a baseball cap with a baseball tee-styled dress makes for such a fun fall combo!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Subtle Chic


Dark dresses and leather jackets make me feel so chic during fall. This Banana Republic dress is a very dark navy with a black floral applique and which is subtle yet still filled with detail.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

The Denim Skirt


I have a big love-hate relationship with denim skirts... I only love them when they look good on me! It's so funny to me that if someone would've asked me how I felt about the style of the 90s a few years ago I would've said I hated it, but now it's become one of my favorite decades of style. I would most definitely say that denim skirts were a true 90s statement piece as well.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Flowing Layers


Lovely layered outfits are what help me make my transition from summer to fall. Today's transitioning look featured a slip dress with kimono coordinate layered over top from Dezzal. Since it's still hot outside, I wore the comfiest pair of open toed heels from Banana Republic, which go so well with everything in my closet.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Casual With A Pop of Color



These days it seems all I have time for is jeans and a t-shirt... it doesn't seem like my life involves as much of dressing up as it did a few years ago when I worked in boutiques and retail. So I always love the challenge of seeing how I can simply dress up a simple look such as ripped jeans and a gray top! This gray Kersh tee paired perfectly with my bright magenta colored suede heels from Banana Republic!

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ruffles + Roses



I don't think I've ever been so madly in love with a dress until now. I tend to love most the more eye-catching pieces in my wardrobe, and now this Chicwish dress is another bold yet feminine piece to add to my collection.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Modern Basics



A ribbed knit striped tee paired with oversized pant jumpsuit are the modern basics. These two pieces together make the perfect classic look, so I added a little extra detail to make it a little more rock 'n' roll.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summertime Cardi



Who says cardigans are only for the cooler months? This light, open knit Kersh cardi was perfect for my evening summer outfit, paired with a suede-look bag from T-Shirt & Jeans and suede-look booties. Suede has been such a big trend these past few seasons, and with good reason!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Backstage Baby



This feminine, rock 'n' roll look puts me in the mind of what I would dream of wearing backstage to an Aerosmith or Guns 'n' Roses concert.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Business-Meets-Rebellious



There's no better business-casual piece than the classic button-down blouse. I'm not your average business woman either, so I had to put my touch on this pink striped top from Banana Republic by rolling up the sleeves, putting on a thin tie, and layering a black lace bralette underneath. I'm not quite rebellious either, but I thought the word was definitely more fitting for how I styled this otherwise sophisticated top!

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Rock 'n' Roller



An edgy tee can make any outfit look truly rock 'n' roll... and that may possibly be why I own so many! This Cotton On Tee matched perfectly with my red velvet choker from ASOS and bell-bottoms from F21. I feel comfy and look cool in this outfit which is a winning combo for me.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Patriotic and Star-Studded



Every 4th of July I try to get a bit creative and tastefully style an outfit for the holiday without getting tacky. This year I've got red, white, blue, and even some stars in my adorable ASOS mules that I found on sale for only $28! While I wore this outfit out for Independence Day, I think it still makes for a great everyday look!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shabby Apple Instagram Giveaway - #ShowYourShabby


Quirky, vintage-inspired dresses have been a love of mine for quite a while, and even though that love has now greatly faded, I can still appreciate a beautiful vintage-inspired dress when I see one. Shabby Apple always does vintage-inspired the best way possible, and their site leaves me eyeing everything for hours. This purple lace dress, for example, is so dainty and feminine and the color is simply gorgeous. 

That's why today I wanted to bring you all the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to shop at Shabby Apple! It's been quite a while since I've held a giveaway so I wanted to do something special. 

To enter on Instagram, VIEW THE POST HERE.

A photo posted by Carly M. | A Walk in the Park (@carlymaddox) on
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tribal Maxi



Incorporating a little bit of edge into every outfit has become my latest thing -- I'm obsessed with wearing tasteful choker necklaces and adding in some black to my looks without overdoing it. I would've never thought to have done so with these tribal print Kersh clothing maxi, but I tried it out and loved the results.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Slip Dress





The slip dress is one of my favorite trends from the 90's that is being brought back this season. I've always loved how simple yet sexy the style of the slip dress is, it's carefree yet still remains modest. This re-imagined classic slip dress in particular from Little Mistress has so much beautiful detail and it's perfect for summer.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cool and Casual




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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Off-The-Shoulder



Wearing: Chicwish dress, T-Shirt & Jeans bag, Forever 21 hat, AMI Clubwear heels. 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Earthy Tones



Wearing: Tobi maxi dress (on sale for $44!), Forever 21 necklace + sandals (available in black also!), T-Shirt and Jeans bag. 

I've been getting more and more into the idea of wearing more subtle colors, as compared to my style a few years ago when all I wore were bright colors and quirky prints. This maxi from Tobi has a lovely deep olive green color with subtle details in the cut and rugged hems of the dress. They have so many other lovely casual dresses like this one that will carry me through the summer!

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bralettes / shorts / white dresses

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Edgy Textures



Wearing: Chicwish dress, AMI Clubwear heels, T-Shirt & Jeans bag, Forever 21 choker. 

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