You guys, I went back again. I heard the call of Madewell (they just opened up a new store around here) and I decided to stop by and see what new goodies they had on the shelves. It occurred to me after I tried on all of these clothes and walked out that I should have taken some pics of the store, but maybe next time. On to the goods:
Stained Glass Pleats Dress in Classic Black, $168, available here
Sorry for the blurriness of the first pic, but you get the idea. I am going to have a love affair with a Madewell dress one day because they sure know how to make them. This dress is a thumbs up for me!! It has crisp pleating down the front and around the bottom (repeated in the back too), but it lays flat enough that it doesn't make the dress poufy or too girly. There is a lovely sheer panel on the top half in the back, the colors are quite lovely and fit is tts.
Silky Swing Dress in Purple Charm, $128, available here
I can't resist purple and thought this would be another cute dress to try on. Although I don't die for it like the first dress, I still like it. The only issue would be how thin it is (notice the sheer overlay and sleeves) and a cardi or jacket would just cover up its best feature. Fit is also tts.
Striped Gathering Pocket Tee in Midnight Purple, $45, available here
Woodside Sweater Shorts in Wild Boar, $78, available here
I don't know what's going on at the store, but they sure are trying to make the shorts in cold weather feasible. I was very meh about the tee although it is a nice, soft tee and came in an array of other colorways; but there was something about these shorts. Is it crazy to think about getting a pair of sweater shorts??? The material was relatively thick for shorts and they are like pulling on a pair of sweats (except not quite and you would definitely need tights or otk socks to not completely freeze your tushy off). These come slightly high-waisted, have front pockets and a tie belt. I can picture these with some tights and boots, but piling could be a possible issue with wear.
Polka dot tee, not online
Lace Market Shorts in Tiramisu, $88, available here
I was dying to find a pair of lace shorts this summer, but never did and now several months later, here they are. Hey, wrong season!!! I must have been in a shorts mood because I liked these too. They have a cute scalloped edge, are lined, and have pockets (always a plus). They are on the short side and I'm not sure how I would even wear this in cold weather (does come in black, but that looks very lingerie-ish to me). Overall, I would still give it a thumbs up.
Let's not talk about that tee because I am most definitely wearing the wrong size anyway. But if you were interested, it comes in another color (blk/white maybe?) and you should be warned that it is pretty thin.
Stained Glass Tank in Classic Black, $98, available here
Skinny Skinny Jeans in Foundry Wash, $95, available here
This is the top version of that first dress I tried on above. This tank has some frayed pleating details at the shoulder and the same colorful print, but it isn't quite love like the dress. Plus, anything with fraying details should not be purchased at anywhere close to $100 in my opinion.
Pleats & Panels Top in Vanilla Cream, $98, available here
This top was featured in an email from Madewell and I thought it looked pretty interesting online. Despite the weird face action I have going on in that first pic, I was certainly intrigued by this top. The graphic pattern is nice and it has a lovely panel of pleats down the front, but I'm not sure they work for me visually. Maybe if it was a slimmer panel or on the side, I would like it better. This top runs slightly big, you could size down in this.
Goldrush Cardigan in Heather Blacktop, $125, available here
I love a good cardi and this one was a love it. It has tiny gold beads all over the front. :) The only downer for me is the merino wool is slightly itchy. Although I would gladly add this to my collection o' cardis, that $125 price tag is giving me pause. Runs tts to slightly small.
I didn't buy anything this time, but I do have a 15% discount that can be used until the end of the month, so I might be back. You better be ready pleated dress!!!!
Have you shopped Madewell?