the fall edit

beach meets fall – an autumn look i’m loving

This past weekend I was lucky enough to head down to the beach and spend some much needed time close to the ocean. September beach days are something special — with vacation season coming to a close, locals are left to enjoy some of the last beautiful weekends of the sunny season. Not to mention, there is something different about the colors of the beach during September. It is something that cannot be easily described through words, but evident in photos.

After spending all day on the beach, my mom and I headed back to the beach around one of the most photographed times of the day – “the golden hour.” My mom and I think that a little after this hour you can find the “blue hour,” where the blue hues of the ocean + sky are especially apparent. Since blue, grey, and tan are some of my favorite hues, this hour of blue hue is something special to me.

I styled my Indigo Octopus Citizens jeans with my latest fall staple, my a&f cropped sweater. I love it for its burnt orange color and cropped fit, which I pair with high-waisted jeans. I topped off the look with my Free People chocolate brown hat (Brixton brand, similar style linked here). And of course I had to add in my favorite beads at the moment – lucky el & the elements collection. You can shop my beads here.

I can’t wait to continue transitioning items into my fall wardrobe this season, especially as the weather cools down. What looks are you loving this fall or what are you most excited for with the fall season?

Check out my Pinterest boards for more looks I am loving, and enjoy the fall inspo below…

xoxo – madauer

shop my look…

Sacha High Rise Citizens Jeans
Abercrombie Cropped Cardigan
Free People Suede Hat
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my fav smoothie recipes

One of my absolute favorite things to start my morning with is one of these smoothies. I make all of them with my Ninja blender (best investment ever), fresh frozen fruits, and Herbalife French Vanilla shake mix. Obviously all of these shakes can be adjusted – use these recipes as a base to experiment with – if you have a protein mix you really love or already use products from another company (example: Arbonne) I am sure that you can adjust these recipes to work for you. OR, if you prefer to not use a powder base, just opt for water, juice, or your favorite milk instead.

One other important note – all of the fruit that I use in my smoothies is frozen. I find that frozen fruit creates the best consistency, especially frozen banana. It makes it much creamier. YUM!

I would love to see how you make your shakes! Tag me in any recipes you try…

Strawberry Banana Blend

  • 3 whole strawberries
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife French Vanilla Shake mix
  • pinch of chia seeds
  • 3 ice cubes
  • BLEND + sprinkle with coconut on top

Spinach + Mango

*don’t be intimidated or scared by the spinach in this one – the mango and vanilla shake powder sweeten it up and the spinach actually creates a super thick consistency!

  • 3 organic mango pieces (I get mine from Trader Joe’s)
  • about 1 cup of spinach (also from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife French Vanilla Shake mix
  • 3 ice cubes
  • BLEND + sprinkle with coconut on top

Berry-Berry

  • ¾ cup of frozen berry mix (blackberries, raspberries and blueberries from Trader Joe’s)
  • ½ banana
  • 2 strawberries (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife French Vanilla shake mix
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen
  • 3 ice cubes
  • BLEND + enjoy

Tropical Blend  

  • 3 mango pieces
  • 2 pineapple pieces
  • 3 slices of peach
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife French Vanilla shake mix
  • 3 ice cubes
  • BLEND + enjoy

Chocolate Banana Blend

  • ½ banana
  • 1 tbsp. of almond butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife Chocolate shake mix
  • 3 ice cubes – (may need more because less fruit in this one)
  • BLEND + enjoy

Strawberry Date Smoothie

  • 3 whole strawberries
  • 1 – 2 dates (depending on your preference)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 scoops of Herbalife French Vanilla shake mix
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen
  • 3 ice cubes
  • BLEND + enjoy

I hope you enjoy these recipes! These are the ones that I most often use in my daily routine. It really depends on what I am craving, but I most often opt for my trusty strawberry banana combo, or the spinach mango. They taste so refreshing after a day on the beach or a workout!

Hope you have an amazing rest of your week! Enjoy!

P.S. – If you are interested in learning more about Herbalife, feel free to reach out. I use several of their products + they have definitely helped me to maintain a healthy & balanced lifestyle.

xx. – madauer

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the new new – drift collection

I could hardly contain my excitement with the release of my latest drift collection SO I decided what better way to celebrate its release than with a blog post. Keep reading to find out the inspo + meaning behind the drift collection.

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, that is where I release all of my bead collection drops. For this latest release, I was excited to see how people reacted because it is the first time that I am introducing something other than jewelry into my line.

I have been brainstorming different ideas and experimenting with other elements into my bracelets for awhile. One day, as I was driving my car (her name is actually Drifter!!) my eye caught my rearview mirror and I realized I didn’t have anything hanging from it. I started to think about what I could hang from it…an air freshener maybe? (immediately eliminated this option because I hate strong scents) or a cute hanging. The drift collection was then born!

I started experimenting with thicker thread which brought me back to my childhood days when I made hemp friendship bracelets. I have definitely branched out in terms of my style and am going into a bohemian vibe (both in my daily fashion + through these beads). The best part about the drift collection is that each hanging I have made thus far is one of a kind. Many of the beads that I am incorporating into these hangings are ones I have collected over the years. I love experimenting with the different patterns of these hangings to create something unusual, bohemian, yet beach-y and simple for your space.

I can’t wait to see how they are used by their new owners. Some of my ideas are to hang them from your car mirror, your keychain / backpack, or even in your room by a window. For me, drift means, “to be with you wherever you may go” in all of your life adventures.

up close + detailed

As I continue to experiment with the different designs, I also plan on implementing in driftwood, shells, and sea glass. I can’t wait to see the endless creative roads that the drift collection leads me down.

To purchase your own hanging from the drift collection, send me a message via my Instagram – I would love to see the ways that they are used, so be sure to tag me with any photos that you post.

xx. – madauer

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