Friday, February 12, 2016

Madewell - February

Last weekend I was downtown for an appointment and made a short stop at Nordstrom to check out some of the Madewell offerings. Unfortunately this is the only way I can get my Madewell fix (one of my favourite retailers), until my next trip to Seattle. As usual, I found quite a few items I liked quite a bit. Among them, was the pretty Silk Memory Blouse in Stencil Blossom (size M, charcoal grey). There was no S to try on, which is my usual size in Madewell tops. The medium is a bit roomy, so I would probably go for my regular size in this one. Note that the back is slightly longer than the front.

Silk Memory Blouse in Stencil Blossom (similar herehere, here)

Next was the Oversized Boyshirt in Mini Gingham Check (size S, true black). All cotton, this shirt is very comfy, but slightly too big on me.

One of my favourites was the Denim Sunday Shirtdress (size S, Petra wash). This piece is made of cotton/silk and feels fabulous to the touch. I loved the side pockets and would wear it belted, and with my Pixie Pants. I am wearing size S, but I would want this a little bit more roomy, so I would likely size up in it.

Courier Shirtdress in Buffalo Check (size S, almost black). The fabric is all rayon, and should be great in the spring and summer. 

Courier Shirtdress in Buffalo Check (similar hereherehere)

Lastly for now, the Sherpa-Lined Cocoon Coat (size M, kilt red). This wool/poly blend is a great find. I am actually surprised it is still available in most sizes on the Madewell website. Like the name says, the interior is lined with sherpa fleece. I found the sleeves a bit too long for me, so I rolled them up.

Sherpa-Lined Cocoon Coat (similar hereherehere)

What else I like at Madewell right now:

How about you? Have you been to Madewell lately? What did you get? Please share!

Hope you are all having a great end of the week, and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

J. Crew Factory - February

A couple of weeks ago I was at the airport so on the way back I stopped at the JCF store at the new outlet there. I saw a few things I liked, among them the Factory Painted Dog Collector T-Shirt in Airy Cotton (size S, navy metallic). It fits TTS and is a must have for all dog lovers, me included. :)

Next was the Factory Tissue Tunic (size S, navy). It's all cotton and machine washable, and has a lively floral print). Great for the summer or that tropical vacation.

Factory Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket (size S, fatigue). It only comes in the one colour, unfortunately. I would size up one size in this as it feels a bit tight in the shoulders. It has both zip and button closures and 4 pockets, as well as a drawstring waist.

My favourite piece for last, the Factory Gauze Plaid Popover Shirt (size S, dark ocean). I love the colour as well as the thicker gauze of this shirt. It fits TTS to slightly large, and it's all cotton and machine washable.

What else I'm liking at the Factory store right now:

How about you? Have you been to the Factory store lately? Please share!

Hope you are having a great Sunday, everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

J. Crew - February

Last weekend I finally made it to JC and was able to check some of the new arrivals in person. A lovely cardigan was right at the entrance, the Fine-Striped V-Cardigan Sweater (size S, ivory navy). It is all merino wool, and very soft to the touch. Fits TTS on me.

Underneath I am wearing the Linen Long-Sleeve Striped T-Shirt (size S, navy ivory). It is all linen, machine washable, and very nicely done.

Another stripey top, the Mixed-Stripe Shirt (size S, burg navy). This is not new, if I remember correctly, but since I was on a stripe streak, I thought I'd give it a try.  The all cotton knit is quite substantial in comparison to the top above. I found that I liked the mix of colours quite a bit (front, sleeves and back).

Mixed-Stripe Shirt (similar here, here, here)

Faux Leather Zip Dress (size 6, black). This is a synthetic fibers mix, and one of them is elasthane, so the dress is s a bit stretchy. I figured I wodl wear these with my PIxies, as otherwise it is too short for me (5'6").

Faux Leather Zip Dress  (similar here, here, here)

Lastly, my favourite, the Silk Clip Dot Top (size 4, neon dahlia). It reminds me of a coral sweater from a few years ago that looked really good against my skin. I would probably wear it tucked in, not over a front-zippered skirt, though. Teh fabric is a silk/viscose mix and feels lovely against the skin.

Silk Clip Dot Top  (similar here, here, here)

That's all for now. Next weeend I will be downtown again, so hopefully I will check more stock out. 

Hope your week has started well, and have a great Wednesday, everyone!