Dancehall Dress in Blackberry, $158, available here
I am in love, love, love with this dress. It has a pretty print, some ruching details in the front and on the sleeves and this is definitely something that can be worn in the spring and transitioned with tights and a blazer or cardi to be worn in the fall.
Autumn Blooms Skirt in Grape, $88, available here
Ideal Tank in Plum, $18, available here
Weekend Mohair Cardigan in Blackberry, $78, available here
I saw this skirt in a magazine recently and bookmarked the page because I thought it was cute, so I was excited to see that I would have the chance to try it on. It has a fun, colorful print and drapey side pockets in the front. The elastic waist makes it great to put on when you anticipate a future food baby or need to feel extra comfortable. And what's better than having a place to store some of the Halloween candy floating around the office. There's nothing much to complain about except I wish the price was closer to $50 than $100.
The mohair sweater was warm, not itchy and had a nice combination of colors in the print. There was a bit of the issue of the buttons pulling down the front although the sweater wasn't tight.
Close-up of skirt and dress prints
Supper Club Tee in True Black, $68, available here
I'm not sure why I went for these pants since they are pleated and cotton which can end up a wrinkled mess, but they had such a warm camel color and looked perfect to throw on. They are called the City Slouch pants and are designed to be a bit baggy, but the button tabs on the side of the pants make sure they still fit somewhat and aren't too unflattering.
The top is considered a tee, but I think it had enough heft to be a really thin sweater. I absolutely loved the shoulder detail as it makes such a basic black tee look a bit more fancy. The only thing I would be worried about is whether the sequins and beads would hold up over time.
TulumTop in Baroque Red, $88, available here
Alexa Chung for Madewell Pamela High-Rise Jeans in Abrasion, $125, available here
This top reads more spring/summer than fall/winter, but I thought the print was interesting and had all kinds of colors that could be pulled and matched with outfits. It was flattering and had a touch of ruffled layers to make it a bit more fun. I gave this a thumbs up.
My store seemed to be lacking in the Alexa Chung for Madewell collaboration pieces, but there were some denim/legging items still available that I thought I would give a try. These jeans are 80's-tastic!!! There is a seam going down the middle, they are super skinny and the gray color was borderline acid wash. I was rather meh on these, but if they happen to float your boat please size up!!!!! Seriously!!! They are cut small and I was glad the sales lady mentioned this when I was flipping through the display. Prevent the muffin top ladies. Also, I am 5'4 and there was a pool of fabric at the bottom, so these would be need to be tailored unless you wear the right shoe or are several inches taller than I. In which case, lucky you; can I borrow some length, pretty please?
All in all, there were lots of nice pieces available in the store, but I only got a pair of boots that were on sale (see this post). They did had tons of wonderful new jewelry items, especially bracelets, that caught my eye. Definitely check out the website as there is a 20% off promo on select sweaters until tomorrow, if you are interested. The perfect thing to get with fall weather finally getting here around the country.