Look chic for your Valentine or Galentine

Heeeeeey babes!

I’m sitting in my bed with a candle from Anthro burning on my night stand (probably this one) and sipping on some wine after a workout and dinner with my bf. Life is goooood, y’all.

I’ve got a cute vday outfit for you gals. Chic, slightly colorful ( I know, outside of my vocabulary ) and comfy. It doesn’t fall in line with the cutesy red dresses that everyone is posting right now, not that I have anything against the flirty, fun, red minidresses. This is just my twist on how to be chic and cute for loves favorite holiday.

I have another look coming next week that is more edgy/sexy for Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to share this one first!


This look has all of the components that I love about an outfit. A statement shoe, comfy jeans, a neutral sweater, and a bold accessory piece ( scarf in this case ). It’s all about balancing your colors/textures/neutrals. If you wanted to go a different direction with this look, you could do a statement necklace with a bold bag on your side.

There are a few pieces of this outfit that I want to highlight including this sweater. It has bell sleeves and is sooooo comfy and soft. It’s also the perfect gray sweater to dress up or down. I’ve worn it a million times since I got it!! I’m linking it here for all of your purchasing enjoyment.

These earrings pictures below are also my absolute GO – TO  gold hoop earrings. I wear them almost every day. They make me feel chic and put together and they add a finishing touch to my look. I feel like I love pieces that are the “finishing touch”… probably because I mostly just wear black all day, every day! Click here to add these babies to your every day arsenal.

I shot with a photographer in ATL named Taylor who totally rocks! If you guys have any photog needs, hit her up. I’ll link her website here.

What are y’alls plans for Valentine’s Day?? Galentine’s Day?? I personally think you should make the person that you love feel special on every day of the year, but Valentine’s Day is a fun excuse to get dressed up and give some extra special love and attention to your special someone. And eat lots of yummy chocolate!!

I have some new partnerships and collaborations coming up and I am SO excited to share them with you all! I also have an exciting giveaway happening soon with one of my new fave ATL bloggers. I am thrillllled for everything that is coming up in these next few weeks.

My socials are always exciting and happening so follow along with me @MadisonCrowley.

‘Til next time,Autumn in November

Sweaters + Life Updates

Hiiiii everyone!

Ever have one of those weeks where it goes TOTALLY different than what you anticipate? Yea that was this week for me. This blog is going to have a little bit about sweaters and a little bit about life.

PSA: If you clicked on my blog post solely for sweater details, scroll down to the “Shop This Post” feed and view all of my sweater picks!!

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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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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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Happy Tuesday frenzies!!

Last week was a weiirrrrddddd week for me. Going through some kind of blogger rut and it was NOT FUN. But the good thing is that this week I have a fun look for you and have lots of content in the works (like my fave spring/summer beauty products).

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Hiiiiiii frenzies. Welcome to my place for ramblings and photos.

FIRST POST WITH MY DARK HAIR BACK!!! While I enjoyed the lighter version of me, dark brunette feels most authentic!

I love weekends. Like a lot. I worked retail for 3 out of my 4 college years as well as my first post-grad job at Nordstrom. Let me fill you in: weekends DO NOT EXIST IN RETAIL. I struggled with loving clothes and styling and loathing working retail. It was a love/hate relationship to say the least. I definitely enjoyed working at Encore (the local Athens, GA boutique where I spent Tuesdays + Thursdays as well as some weekends) because of my fab coworkers and all of our super freaking cute product, but weekends, in my book, are for relaxing and exploring.

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A Beachy Tunic

Welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!!

I feel like it has been forever since I posted a new look but it was just last week. Things have been CRAZY over here! I have been working nonstop on projects, collaborations, and content! I am so excited for the next few months with Forge A Frenzy.

I’m super happy to share the newest exciting news with you guys! I have switched platforms for my shop content so that I can accept all major credit cards, have a customer support system, and an awesome inventory tracker. My new shoppable website is www.shopforgeafrenzy.com!!!! Yayyyyy!!!!

Currently, I have my favorite prints from some of my travels listed on the website. I will be adding collections, photos of how to style your prints, and tons of other products. I love combining the things that I love and creating products for my readers to love as well. I am seriously so so so excited about this.

But NOW for today’s super awesome, beachy, and fun look!

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Wish You Were Here | A Desert Look

Hiiiiii everyone.

Welcome back to FaF! It’s been a little while since my last post because life has been CRAZY. Planning trips, shooting all of the time, working, blogging, eating healthy, social life, the list goes on and on and on! But the great thing about loving what you do is that it never feels like work! Sure there are time when I would really rather not edit 60 photos or reply to 20 emails but with the end goal in mind, it makes it all worth it.

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Welcome back to FaF and happy first day of Spring!!!

Daylight savings occurred a couple weekends ago and let me tell you I am feeling the loss of that hour. My body needs 8 hours to function properly/not get sick and I am playing major catch up. Along with catching up on sleep, I am working out like a crazy woman and working on Forge A Frenzy in every spare moment.

THIS WEEKEND: Caroline (of Life With Lina) and I have a super excited Palm Springs getaway planned filled with Coachella and festival inspired wear as festival season is underway. We have partnered with hotels, boutiques, and restaurants to give you guys a dreamy desert experience. We are super excited.

ALSO I am trying something fun and new with this post… scroll to the bottom for more details.

Anyways, on to todays scheduled post.

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Happy Tuesday frenzies!

This post is going to be short and sweet but I wanted to give a little St. Patricks Day outfit inspo to those of you who have fun plans this weekend!

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