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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Summertime Blooms

Plus Size Off The Shoulder Ruffle TopBlouse, Forever 21.   Jeans, c/o Ellos.   Lipstick, NARS.   

I was lucky enough to go back to California for 4th of July weekend.  The weather was absolutely perfect and it was so nice catching up with family and friends, and having a relaxing weekend full or drinking, good times, and sunshine.

I’m in New York this week, and I leave for Provence on Saturday!  However, before that, I have my friend Kristine’s wedding on Friday which I absolutely cannot wait for.  I bought this dress from Boohoo to wear to the wedding.  (It comes in tomorrow, so fingers crossed!)


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5 Show Stopping Lace LBDs

edit1b copyDress,  Boohoo.  (Similar here, more liked below.)   Shoes,  c/o Forever 21. (Similar here, and here.  Bag,  Henri Bendel.  (Similar here.)

Similar to the ascription by Bette Midler, “Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.”  (Which is more often than not misattributed to Marilyn Monroe, but that’s a whole other blog post) put me in the right LBD and I’m ready to, as they say, slay.  And by the grace of God, slay again.

A few weeks ago, when I received this dress in the mail at work, my co-worker Alexa asked me, “How many black dresses do you need?”

Truth be told, I need a lot of them.



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Bachelorette on Tybee Island

EDIT2Dress,  Asos.   Sunglasses,  Prada.   Bag,  Henri Bendel.   Sandals,  Asos.  (Similar here, and here.)

Well, this is embarrassingly long overdue!  However, I was recently promoted at my job and have been working on building a new department at work so that has been my top priority!

If you follow along on my Instagram and snapchat (username: madame_ostrich), you’ll know that I was in Savannah, Georgia for Belle’s bachelorette weekend the beginning of May!  It’s crazy that Belle’s wedding is only a week and a half away!

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Spring Wishlist

Spring WishlistSunglasses  |  Bag  |  Cuff  |  Shoes  |  Top  |  Earrings  |  Belt  |  Dress

For some reason every autumn I can’t wait to pull out my old favorites, and every spring I can’t wait to buy new clothing.  Perhaps it’s because so much of the cold weather months’ fashion choices are geared towards practicality over posturing. Or, maybe it’s just because with “spring fever” comes a certain desire for newness. 

Or, maybe it’s just because it’s tax return season.

Regardless, after doing a superb job of not shopping during autumn and winter, I am ready to shop, people.



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