My Go – To Winter Outfit

Welcome back babes!

I am SO pumped to be able to get back to doing what I love. Creating, writing, taking pictures, and wearing super cute outfits that I get to share with y’all.

Sweater dresses with OTK boots are my jam right now.

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Two Shirts, One Skirt

Happy hump day, people!!

This last week has been crazzzzzzzy. I feel like they all are kind of, but this one especially. I had a super busy work week, weekend, and an ever growing to-do list. I have a lot of secret plans that I’m working on that I will hopefully be able to share with you guys in the next few months. Change is coming, y’all.

In today’s post I am wearing two different shirts with one skirt (obviously) but it’s because I loved this skirt so much and couldn’t decide which shirt I wanted to showcase so I was like, what the heck, I’ll just post them both!

Mini-skirts are BACK and I couldn’t be happier about it. I love the style of these skirts and how they are fun, flirty, and can basically go with anything. This particular one is from Urban Outfitters and has double zips that actually zip up and down. Risky? Perhaps. But it makes for a super cool look.

I paired this skirt with my Y’all shirt from Citizen Supply for the first look with this skirt. I love Citizen Supply, it is the coolest space in Ponce City Market. So many different areas and handmade goods as well as places to shoot as well. This shirt is from the brand In God We Must, which obviously speaks to my soul. I could probably get this shirt in every color and wear them all of the time and be content. They have so many other cool products and you should totally check them out!

I also wore this skirt with my star shirt from Urban Outfitters. They both have a similar style but different colors and feels to them. I love simplicity and this pretty plain but super cute shirt takes care of that. I don’t like to have TOO much going on in my outfits. One statement piece (aka a skirt with double zippers) and a more tame second piece is how I style my looks.

I wore my white adidas with these looks but we didn’t get a shot with them in it! ):


To be honest, I have so much content that I want to write about but I haven’t had any time to write. Blogging is such a creative outlet for me and something that I love doing, but life has really been getting in the way of me being able to do just that. Getting home from work too tired, choosing working out over resting, then spending time with friends and in community over writing, then resting because I’m exhausted when I could be writing.

Being busy definitely has fun aspects. Creating new memories, always having something going on, getting out of the house and getting new content ideas. But when you don’t have time for the things that are really important to you, it’s time to take a second and evaluate what your priorities are and what matters to you in the long-run.

If everything you’re doing matters to you and you thrive on constantly doing things, then that is excellent! More power to you! I am unfortunately not blessed with such gifts. So, I am prioritizing the things that I have to do and the things that I GET to do and where they all fit. Thank Jesus for the weekends is all I have to say. I need time to myself to recharge and having a constantly full planner makes it hard to do that.

It’s time to reevaluate my daily schedule and make room for the important stuff. Updates shall be given.

While I’m getting my priorities of life together (does anyone really ever have them all together????), follow me on my social media for more day-to-day happenings! Aka lots of photos of the cutest 1 year old you will ever see and my tiny toy yorkie poodle.

‘Til next time,Autumn in November

Photos by Halleson Thompson of Halleson White Photography.

Roll Out Of Bed Style

Hi everyone!!!

Wow it has been a good two weeks since I have last posted and that is a PROBLEM!! As you know, I went to Atlanta and once again had a fabulous time with all of my friends in one of my favorite cities. Atlanta is growing to be such an incredible place filled with art and trends and never ending places to explore. So much of my heart is in that city.

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Friday Product Spotlight: VIIcode Oxygen Under Eye Masks

Welcome back to Forge A Frenzy, it’s Friday!! Yay! Time for the weekend!

I am coming to you this Friday with a product that will transport you to a luxurious spa and make your under eyes happy as can be.

I am talking about the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask. Never heard of it? Let me give you some background info.

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Friday Product Spotlight: Too Faced Melted Latex

Hi babes!!

If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been sick all week. And it has NOT been fun. I have been working so hard that I have overworked myself, not gotten enough sleep, pushed myself to far, and as a result, gotten sick. My body needs sleep and sometimes I try to avoid that and it fights back. And on the other hand, trying to not do anything just doesn’t work for me. So I have had to take a few steps back, skip spin class some days, not look at my computer 24/7, and just breathe. And drink a LOT of Emergen-C.

So that is why there will only be one post this week, the highly anticipated (lol) Friday product post!!

We’re gonna keep it short and sweet, because of the previous statements.

TooFaced products rock. They just do. All of them. And my first encounter with their products was their Melted Lipstick line, which is phenomenal. They have since created Melted Chocolate, Melted Matte, Melted Metals, and Melted Latex.

Melted Latex looks exactly like what you think it would. Shiny and glossy and fabulous. I am in love with the formula, the application, and the overall wear. Not one you can keep on through meals and such, but perfect for a night out or adding a touch of color and shine to complete your look.

I got the shade Peekaboo and have been wearing it nonstop because it is the perfect pink for my skin tone!

I have the Melted Lipstick in Chiuhaha and the Melted Matte in Queen B and people literally stop me while I’m wearing them to ask what shade and what brand.

MAKEUP TIP: When you’re doing you’re makeup, blend your foundation onto your lips as well, so your lips are the same color as your face. It takes away the color of your lips and allows the color from your lipstick or gloss to be accurate and wonderful.

Nothing brightens up the weekend like a new shade to rock out with your girlfriends or brunching on the town. I would love to know if you try out any of their products!!

FYI, not a sponsored post! Just truly love me so TooFaced products.

Lotttsssss of fun things happening this weekend so stay updated on socials! (@MadisonCrowley)
I got my new vlog camera and it’s honestly been lifechanging… this weekend is going to be so much fun testing it out!!!!!

‘Til next time,Autumn in November

 

Skirting Around The Topic | Mini Skirts + Graphic Tees

 

Welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!

It has been so long since I have been able to actually post a fun look on the blog! I have been extremely busy, as I’m sure you all are, and shooting a look has, unfortunately, been at the bottom of the to-do list. Which SUCKS because it’s one of my favorite parts of the blog. I feel like life definitely goes in phases of being super busy and then having tons of down time… I am obviously currently in the first category. But, to be honest, it feels really good to work your butt off and see results. Whether that means my blog or my health. Results and success are so motivating.

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Friday Product Favorite: Glossier Super Pure


Happy Friday babes!!

It’s the end of the week and what brightens the weekend more than a brand new beauty product that you can look forward to showing up on your doorstep early next week when you are hitting that workweek slump… Nothing. Enter: Glossier Super Pure.

This potion (yes, I just said potion because it is a mixture that works wonders) contains Niacinamide and and Zinc PCA. If you’re like me when I first read those words, you are confused but also curious. So, I did a little bit of reading. According to the Glossier website, Niacinamide is, “also known as Vitamin B3” and, it has a, “powerful soothing action at the source of redness.” And the other key ingredient to this serum, Zinc PCA, “penetrates pores to help clear out impurities and excess sebum that can cause blemishes. Adding zinc is like giving your skin a calming massage to help it rest, recharge, and let go of built-up agitation.” And man, are these mixtures magical!

Glossier also claims that Super Pure is “hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, appropriate for all skin types, cruelty free.” All of those claims are super bold but shows the confidence that Glossier has in their products! And you guys know how important cruelty free products are to me.

Period breakouts? Apply some serum. Eat a bunch of fries? Apply this serum. Day drink with your bffs all weekend? This serum is for you!!

I mean really, I notice a difference the day after I use it. I wash my face at night before I head to bed and I let the serum settle in and when I wake up in the morning, there is a noticeable reduction of redness on my face!

Glossier Super Pure Serum –> click here!!!

 

So happy Friday and I hope you enjoy your magical serum! As usual, if you bought this product and LOVED it like I did, I want to hear! <3
Follow along with the fun times this weekend on Snapchat or Instagram – @MadisonCrowley

‘Til next time,
Autumn in November

Friday Product Post: Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder


Good morning and happy Friday!

I am stoked to share my favorite product for this week (probably favorite product of the month actually) because it has changed my hair routine and given life to my hair.

I have become an avid YouTube watcher and one of my favorite YouTubers at the moment is Kristin Johns. Kristin is super cute, down to earth, and I feel like I can totally trust what she has to say. I also love that she uses her platform to talk about Jesus and just be real. She is married to Marcus Johns, who used to be a big vine star and is now acting! They are the cutest couple and they bring hope and truth to social media which really, really rocks. ANYWAYS. She did a video on her hair routine (linked here) and I wanted to try some of the products she mentioned because we have similar hair types. My hair always seems to be lacking volume and gets oily at my scalp really easily.

Insert Bumble and bumble prêt-à-powder. This magical powder is a dry shampoo, volume booster, and style extender ALL IN ONE. Normally I would say that beauty companies exaggerate a little bit on their descriptions but this one is right on point.

I have tried some other powder dry shampoos including the Lush Dry Shampoo and I was happy with the results, but it seemed to be a super messy process as the application at the top does not allow for much aim. While it is still a great dry shampoo, this Bumble and bumble powder has an amazing application process and allows for direct contact with your hair while acting like a dry shampoo and giving your roots a major boost. Sure, it still gets a little messy, but not nearly as ‘covered in powdered sugar’ as the Lush product does.

My friend Kelsie, who I visited in Atlanta, also used this product after I purchased it. She has a much different hair type than I do, but still lacks volume, and she loved it as well. Converting people to prêt-à-powder daily.

On the Bumble and bumble site, they mention you can also apply the powder by placing some on your brush and then running it through your hair, which sounds like an awesome idea and I am going to try that way tomorrow! Right now I simply part my hair all over my head and insert the powder near my scalp and down towards my ends. I then just brush my fingers through my hair to make sure it doesn’t leave a white residue and I am ready to go!

LIFE CHANGING, Y’ALL. 

Let’s talk price. This bottle is $27 and while that may seem a bit steep, I have had my Lush dry shampoo for over a year (with the same amount of product as this B&b bottle) and am not even near halfway through the bottle. I used it every other day, if not every day and I can only imagine the same would be true for this Bumble and bumble product. I have tried SO MANY drugstore and high end products with the hope that they would give me the volume this product does and none have come close. So for me, $27 is worth the price of the results.

Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder linked here.

I just want to say that this post is not in any way sponsored!!! (But if you’re reading this, Bumble and bumble, I would love to colab 😉 ) I just truly love this product and want to share it’s magical powers.

If you try this product, reach out and let me know! I would love to hear your results.

I went to a flower shop (Every Bloomin’ Thing in Costa Mesa) this morning (see the pic at the bottom of this post) and she made me such a beautiful bouquet!!! Fresh flowers are definitely going to be added to my weekly routine. This weekend is full of yummy food + drinks with friends, more unpacking, and photo shoots! Keep up on social media ?

Have a great weekend babes!!

I’m Back, Y’all.

HI! Happy Monday and welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!

It has been two long weeks since I have last posted and wowza, life has been crazy. I took an unintentional hiatus from Forge A Frenzy over the last two weeks due to two life events: Moving from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach, and a much needed trip to Atlanta to see my dearly missed friends.

All of that being said, life is finally settling back down to normalcy. I am figuring out my new commute to work, unpacking tons of boxes, and scouring Pinterest for room inspiration ideas. And I got a pedicure. Pedicures always put life back on track.

I have two fun looks coming up on Forge A Frenzy, this one and another that will be posted shortly, but after that there are going to be some home/interior posts coming because that is where my hard earned money is going towards these next few weeks. I have slowly but surely been redoing the furnishings in my room and I have some cute DIY’s (that don’t look like DIY’s) that I am going to be tackling. The rest is a mix and match of HomeGoods finds and Target scores. I like to get the best bang for my buck and those two places have really been helping me out.

On top of that, I have tons of new places to add to my Atlanta food + drink guide that I will be summing up in a post as well as adding to my Atlanta Travel Guide page. Such exciting stuff!!!

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