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While I am a little very disappointed summer is winding down, fall style really excites me, so there’s that.

Overalls are a versatile layering piece that I wear every season! They make getting ready so easy and give off relaxed L.A. vibes no matter where you are. The best part is that they can be dressed down with knitwear or spiced up with a sexy bra top. A simple pair of overalls can be comfortable, playful and stylish.

During the warmer months I love wearing a baggy pair of overalls with bralette; the contrast between the two pieces is super-flattering and effortlessly cool. But as temps get lower, I always reach for cozy t’s, tanks and knit pieces to add to my overalls for a borrowed-from-the-boys look.

Weather in New York City has been really unpredictable the past couple weeks, so I paired my black denim overalls with a skimpy white tank (with tiny ribbed details throughout) and my go-to block-heel booties (the black ones). Then, I added a red bandana for a little bit of color. I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been all about pops of red lately.

For now I will be wearing these overalls rolled about halfway up the calf (perfect for showing off a cute pair of shoes), but of course I plan on rolling them down and layering boots on top as weather becomes colder.


Are You Am I swimwear: My obsession with Are You Am I is so real—it has easily become my favorite label over the past year or so. Everything they make is perfect; it was only a matter of time before I tried AYAI swim.

I quickly fell in love with the beautiful mauve-nude color of the label’s latest swim separates. I chose the Keela top (micro coverage with a ribbed texture and feminine ruffle trim) and Zora bottom (a high-rise fit with romantic knot details and a flattering ruched backside). This combo is something I see myself wearing for years to come!

NGL NYC Bikini Bites: How fun is this swimsuit with customizable body jewelry?! The best part is that all the hardware is made in the U.S.A. I absolutely *looove * wearing this bikini. The fit flawless, and I always feel like I stand out in the best possible way whenever I am in it.

Louis Vuitton Multicolore Pochette: Bright colors are huge lately, and as someone who wears mostly neutrals, I am surprisingly really into this trend—as long as I limit all the brightness to accessories only. The pre-loved Louis V Pochette I picked up from The Real Real is without a doubt one of the best accessories I have ever owned! It is big enough to fit all the necessities (and then some) while still looking super-cute and tiny. Plus, the multicolor pattern gives me *aaall * the early 2000s nostalgia in the best way possible.

Red boots: There is no better way to elevate an outfit than with a gorgeous statement shoe! The red boots I found at Free People are insanely comfortable and instantly dress-up all my favorite denim, day or night. Red has been my go-to pop of color lately, and these boots fit the bill.

Glossier Lash Slick: Can’t believe that I haven’t properly mentioned this product on the blog yet, because it is hands-down the best mascara I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried A LOT).

No matter what, my mascara always smudges or flakes off quickly, leaving a mess under my eyes–but not with Lash Slick! It got me through allergy season, stressful days at work and countless military homecoming videos without smudging or flaking whatsoever. It’s unbelievable!

I really do love the long, feathery look it gives the lashes. This look works perfectly on “no-makeup” makeup days because lashes look so natural, but it is also allows bold eyeshadow to show through.

ColourPop The Zodiac Palette: If you are a regular Haute Mess reader, you already know ColourPop’s pressed powder eye shadows are my favorite formula ever. And The Zodiac Collection, ColourPop’s newest collab with YouTuber Kathleenlights, is so gorgeous.

Honestly, at first glance this palette doesn’t look all that wearable, but somehow all the shades work together perfectly. I love The Cancer, The Virgo and The Libra for more natural, everyday makeup, and The Aries, The Sagittarius and The Capricorn for intense eye looks.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Fire: Wow—I don’t even know where to begin with this highlighter! The bouncy, gel-like consistency is of course amazing, but that is expected with ColourPop’s Super Shock formula. Fire is an out-of-this-world warm, peachy-gold that gives my skin a magical finish no matter where I apply it. It has the delicious wet look that I love in a highlighter, making it the perfect topper for the cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow and beyond.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Frost in Canary Bling: I started watching Jeffree Star on YouTube earlier this summer, and quickly fell in love with his honest and fun personality. As I learned more about him as a businessman through Shane Dawson’s YouTube documentary, I became eager to try his namesake makeup line.

Liquid Frost was my first pick from Jeffree Star Cosmetics; the ultra-fine glitters and glassy reflects are stunning. My favorite way to wear it is mixed in with my moisturizer and body lotion for an all-over glow. The shade Canary Bling is my go-to pale gold.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi: The first Drunk Elephant product I’ve ever tried! This multi-tasking formula is great. It has a serum consistency that easily mixes-in with any moisturizer or liquid makeup for a quick glow-y bronze finish (thanks to cocoa extract and platinum peptides). D-Bronzi is also equipped with a mix of vitamins, antioxidants and other good-for-you ingredients that help strengthen the skin and protect it from pollution and other environmental aggressors.

GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow: Sephora’s birthday gifts always blow me away, and this year was no different. I chose the GLAMGLOW box with SUPERMUD mask (which worked wonders on my skin), as well as Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. The light, whipped texture gives me an airbrushed base under makeup—especially when mixed with D Bronzi. I can’t get enough (and I plan on purchasing the full size sometime in the future).

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: Warm and musky scents are definitely my go-to; I am not into anything fruity, floral or feminine when it comes to fragrances. In fact, I believe Tobacco Vanille is marketed as a men’s fragrance. But, that didn’t stop me from picking it up a few months ago. The spicy and not-too-sweet blend of Tobacco Vanille always warms me up on cold and gloomy days. Tom Ford can do no wrong in my opinion, and I will for sure be trying another one of his fragrances when this one is empty.


Never in a million years when starting this blog did I imagine I would be collab-ing with a brand like!

I first discovered the site from one of my old favorite influencers Lauren Elizabeth, and now I am so excited my community can learn more about NA-KD from me. Not going to lie–the first thing that drew me to this brand was the name; I am a total sucker for cheeky labels and sayings. But what really kept my attention for the past year or so has been the variety of styles on

Ever since Revolve completely turned me off with their dozens of brand trips and events per year, I’ve been looking for an alternative. I will admit that Revolve stocks nearly all my go-to labels, but I made the conscious decision to stop shopping on the Revolve site. Intermix has been a great alternative, but it is a little pricey.

NA-KD is home to favs like Bardot (love their pieces for special events), Free People (been shopping FP since eighth grade), Hot As Hell (killer lingerie and swim), Minkpink (cool Aussie label) and The Ragged Priest (fun denim).

The NA-KD team let me choose three pieces to style for fall, and I decided it would be fun to do a two-part post: one detailing an evening outfit, and the other featuring a daytime outfit.

This past weekend was a holiday that–for all my fellow Americans–marked the unofficial end of summer, so of course I had to get somewhat dressed up. I paired a shiny corset top from NA-KD with knee-length denim cut-offs.

All season long I’ve been loving the longer shorts trend, and what better way to dress up a pair of cut-offs than with a feminine bustier?

To accent the look I added a sparkly necklace and bracelet (both vintage), as well as a fall-ready brown lip (Lippie Stix in Grunge by ColourPop, a favorite formula). I also played around with ColourPop’s new The Zodiac on my eyes (and I will *definitely* be putting together a full post on the shadow palette in the near future). Makeup is one of the best ways to transition summer outfits into fall!

If you know me, you know I almost never fuss with my hair. For this getup I gave myself a middle part, straightened the pieces that frame my face and tousled the rest. Then, I used my hands to brush through my favorite Gisou nourishing oil. Fuss-free hairstyles are my thing for sure.


My guilty pleasure is definitely swimwear–I own a *ton* of it! This summer I have really been crushing on designer swimwear, particularly Italian labels. Italian swim is flattering, skimpy, timelessly sexy and–most of all–fun! Each designer has a signature pattern that is unique to him/her. One of the most distinguishable is that of Missoni.

Lucky for me, I found this bikini by Missoni for a steal! (Like, under $100.) Similar suits by the same label retail for over $300. It is the prettiest color combo for summer; the turquoise and pink hues look awesome with a tan. And it fits like a glove because the fabric is so stretchy. I am so obsessed! *Insert drooling emoji here.*

Pulling the sides of your bottoms up is a huge trend. Yes, it is flattering because it lengthens the legs, but I can’t help but obsess over the ultra low-rise 1990s/2000s cut. It’s flirty and really stands out without being over the top.

I prefer unlined swimsuits with zero padding over lined and padded swimsuits. The less coverage the better for me! This ‘kini is perfect because it is unlined, not padded and has the tiniest strings to tie it–great for getting a tan!

What swimwear are you loving this summer? Let me know in the comments below, or on IG @maduhlyn_. 🙂


During my last trip to an estate sale, I found a two beautiful vintage pieces—a satin dress with a halter neck and a tea-length slip skirt with lace trim. The dress is amazing on its own, but the skirt is really simple, so there are endless ways to style it.

My first instinct was to add a white graphic t-shirt to offset the skirt’s ultra-femme feel; I chose this colorful, 80s/90s-inspired one that’s great for summer and has a fit that I love. Still, I felt a little frumpy in the flowy-skirt-and-baggy-top combo. So the outfit would flatter my figure a little more, I reached for a chunky lace-up belt. The belt’s nude hue kept the entire outfit’s color palette light and airy, which was exactly what I wanted, and a relaxed half-tuck is the perfect balance of boyish and ladylike.

Because I decided this outfit needed some more texture, I slipped into a pair of worn-in leather snake-print booties. I love the earthy Brown for daytime, and these shoes seem to work with pretty much everything! They are my favs for casual, everyday wear.

How do you style yourself for summertime? What are your go-to pieces to wear or styling tricks?