I’m starting a new series based on this post I loved from Crystalin Marie. It was casual and direct and informative, and one that will be fun to create because it means going to my favorite stores and showing you my favorite new items. I hope you like it. Although I’m starting with Madewell today (my favorite!), I do plan to do other stores I love, including Anthropologie, J.Crew, Loft, and Old Navy.
Zip-Front Dress in Buffalo Sketch, $128 // I was drawn to this immediately because of the shape and pattern. It’s has a cocoon silhouette that is incredibly flattering and cool. And although I’m not nursing right now, I do plan to eventually have another kid and this dress will be pretty perfect for those postpartum days.
Bell-Sleeve Top, $79.50 // This one is for any of you who have a Madewell store nearby, as it’s sold out on the website but definitely still in some stores. I love that it has a tailored fit in the shoulders (rather than slouchy, which is the case for a lot of tops from Madewell), and the bell sleeves are just so dreamy.
Silk Faux-Wrap Skirt in Dot Scatter, $59.99 // This had a really flirty, feminine fit that paired well with the bell-sleeve top, and would really go well with almost anything. I could see it transitioning to fall and winter easily with tights and boots and making a great option for holiday parties. It fits true to size, and has an a-line cut.
Landward Sleeveless Sweater, $78 // On the website they have this styled over a shirt, which could work in cooler weather, but I love it as-is. It’s a perfect sweater for Southern California, when it never really gets too cold and we’re eager to wear something knit and cozy-looking. It has a boxy fit with larger armholes, and is pretty true to size. I tried on an XS and S and went with the larger size for a more relaxed fit to wear with skinny jeans.
9″ High-Rise Skinny Sateen Jeans, $128 // I have to say, these are the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. And so, so flattering and sexy! The only reason I didn’t buy them right then and there was because I already have a pair of high rise black skinny jeans and it felt a little excessive. Fit-wise, the gals at the store told me you’ll want to size down because they will bag out more than their usual denim.
What do you think? Do you like the idea for this series? Were there any details you were hoping for that I left out (i.e. more sizing/fabric/care details/etc)?
P.S. I’m wearing the Mayla Sandals in every picture because they’re what I wore to the store that day! I’ve owned them all summer long and wear all the time. They really are the perfect heeled sandal and I can’t recommend them enough! They’re sold out in every size except 10 on the website, but if you can find them at your local store or from another retailer I’d snag them if I were you ;)