Five Festive Jackets

Plus Size Festive JacketBlazer,  Boohoo.  (Standard size available here.)   Blouse,  Kate Spade.  (Similar in plus and standard sizes.)   Pants,  c/o Ellos.   Bag,  Chanel.   Shoes,  Oscar de La Renta.  (Similar here and here.

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!  Can you believe that 2017 is over?!  What a year!

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the past few weeks in California where the weather is 75 and sunny!  My poor friends in New York are dealing with temperatures below 15 degrees, and I’ve seen on Insta stories that they have snow today!

For my last post of 2017, I wanted to share with you five fun festive jackets that are perfect for either NYE, or just going out during the cold weather months.


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My Favorite Over The Knee Boot

Plus Over The Knee Boot

Dress,  ASOS.  (Also available in this great pink color.)   Boots,  ASOS.  

I am so excited to share with all of you my favorite pair of boots that I have been LIVING in this fall!  They are called the ASOS Katcher Heeled Over the Knee Boots.

Honestly, it’s a bit ludicrous that I can get so excited about something as trivial as a pair of boots, but hear me out.


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In The Desert

City Chic Floral DressDress,  City Chic.  (See widget below for similar plus and standard size dresses!)  Boots,  TJ Maxx.  (Similar here and here.)

You may have seen from my instagram that I spent last weekend in Pioneertown at the Calmada Private Resort.  The venue was so spectacular and magical.  I will be sharing a full recap of the property and my experience next week so be sure to follow along for that adventure because you won’t want to miss it.

As I was packing for the desert I found myself packing exclusively maxi dresses (you may remember this one.)  The desert is, after all, the perfect backdrop for a dramatic, flowing gown.  Even though it deviates away from my signature style, I am obsessed with this super feminine dress from City Chic.

What fun would life be if we didn’t push ourselves to wear (and do!) things that we normally wouldn’t?

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Holiday Ready Gown

SheIn Plus Red DressDress, c/o SheIn.  Get 20% off orders $59+ on this dress and these select items with code madame

I love this time of year.

Why?  Because there’s a party nearly every single week.  Sometimes, multiple parties a week. In fact, I have two tonight that I’m pretty excited for and three different holiday parties next week!

I’m normally an all black kind of girl, but something about December really makes me want to break out sequined, metallic and red dresses. For me, wearing a party dress is like being a child and playing “dress up”– it’s fun.

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5 Black Friday Sales I’ll Actually Be Shopping

edit2aTop,  ASOS.  (Similar here, 30% off with code EPIC30)   Skirt,  Forever 21.   (Similar here, 60% off with code BOOM)   Tights,  Boohoo.  (60% off with code BOOM)   Boots,  Steve Madden.

Thank God for online shopping.  Sometimes I can’t even (or maybe I don’t even want to) think about what life was like before it!

Gone are the days of waking up early in the morning, just to wait in long lines to stock up on holiday gifts.  Everyone knows the best deals are online, but with so many sales going on it can be challenging to navigate everything.  To simplify, I decided I would share five Black Friday deals I’ll actually be shopping.



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Easy Thanksgiving Look

SHEIN1C1Dress, ℅  SheIn.  (Use code “madame” for 20% off orders $59+!)   Heels,  DSW.  (Similar here.)   Bag,  Henri Bendel.  (Similar here.)

I thought I’d share with you guys an easy Thanksgiving look that’s perfect for nearly any style of celebration.  The past few Thanksgivings my family has come to NYC to visit me, so I’m excited to spend it back home this year! (Even though it’s supposed to be 95 degrees…eek)

For Thanksgivings in the city, we would always go to one of my favorite restaurants, Bubby’s in Tribeca.  Needless to say, over the past few years we’ve become a bit spoiled with not having to shop, cook, or do the clean up.  Tomorrow, we’ll be doing our new “tradition” of going out even though we’re in California this year.



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Why I Started A Business with My Best Friend

ac2Photo by Seth Webster

I have been keeping a bit mum about this the past few months, but some big things have been happening behind the scenes.

In October, I took one of the biggest risks of my life. I quit a great full time job with a company that I love to pursue something that had been a long term dream of mine.  A dream that I had been working tirelessly evenings and weekends to get off the ground.

It’s with great pleasure that I finally get to share with all of you Madison and Melrose.

My best friend, Audrey Stimpson, and I have taken our complementary skill sets and partnered together in a full service content creation and digital marketing agency.

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Striped Shirtdress in Provence

edit2Dress,  Boohoo.   Shoes,  DSW.   Bag, Henri Bendel.  (Similar here.)   Hat,  Atelier Theodore.  (Similar here.)

And the Provence spam on Madame Ostrich starts NOW.  As you’ve seen on instagram, I’ve been in France for work, showing With Love From Kat, For the Love, Pretty Little Fawn, Beauticurve, and Extra Petite the magical place L’Occitane started. 

Next week I will be posting a full blog dedicated to that incredible experience, but in the interim I wanted to share this easy plus size vertical stripe shirtdress from (you guessed it,) Boohoo!



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