Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Madewell - April

I spent last weekend visiting with friends in Seattle and part of Friday morning shopping for a bit. My first stop was at Madewell, since I haven't seen one in months. I hadn't seen any of the items they had in stock up close, so I was quite excited to see a few of them in person. One of them was the Outbound Jacket in Camo. A week earlier I was debating whether I should get the J. Crew one, but I am glad I waited. The one from J. Crew is much more green than the Madewell one, which is closer to khaki, and which looks better against my pale skin. Unfortunately there was no size S to try on, so I took the M instead.

Outbound Jacket in Camo (similar here, here, here, here)

The tee is the Linen Tee in Camo, currently sold out on the website, but I saw a few in the store in the sale section. They were reduced to $29.99 minus 30% the day I was there. The skirt is the Ponte Swivel Skirt size 6. I picked this up to be able to try on some tops with it. It's a tiny, tiny, skirt.

Linen Tee in Camo (similar here, here, here)
(Camo in pink or blue)  
Ponte Swivel Skirt (similar here, here)

Nomad Paisley Dress size 6 in 'pebble stone.' The fabric is gorgeous silk/cotton blend. It as one of my favourites among the new arrivals. It has two side pockets, which most will like, I'm sure.

I thought I'd mention the Teddy Loafer in Calf Hair size 8 and 'truffle' colour. They fit true to size on my feet and are very comfortable. Last week the price was identical to the website before the 30% discount. It might be cheaper to call a store directly and have them sent from there.

Lastly, a cute necklace. It's the Stonecraft Necklace. When I saw it on the website, I thought it was a short necklace that would fit close to the neckline, but it is actually pretty long, as you can see from the photo:

What else I liked at Madewell:

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

Thanks for visiting and have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekend Casual

Madewell had a 30% off final sale items in stores last week, and some very good deals were to be had. The camo trend seems to be around with almost all the retailers this year. The colours of the Outbound Jacket in Camo look much brighter in real life than on the website. The Guerlain Meteorites (02 Clair) were a gift from a friend who just returned from a European vacation. I haven't used them before but they are amazing, and their scent is divine.

Weekend Casual

Linen Tee in Camo (similar here, here, here)
Denim Pencil Skirt (old)(similar here, here, here)
Coach Parker Hobo (old)(similar here, here, here)
DKNY Wedge Sneakers (old)(similar here, here, here)
Guerlain Meteorites 2-Clair (here, here, here)
Guerlain (here, here, here)

Have you bought into the camo trend? Please share!

Hope you had a good start of the week, and have a great Tuesday, everyone!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

J. Crew Factory - April

As mentioned earlier, JCF store was a stopover on my way South earlier this week. The entire store was 50% off, and stock was moving fast. I liked a few new arrivals, among them the Factory Printed Classic Button-Down Shirt in Cotton-Silk size S. I loved the colours of this shirt. It appears a lighter blue on my monitor, but the website photo is more accurate. It also is more fitted than the silk shirts from the factory.

Factory Charley Sweater in Retro Floral size S, my usual sweater size. This is the equivalent of the 'punk floral' print from last year at J. Crew. It's very cute, but I already have one item in this print, the scarf.

(more floral sweaters here, here)

My favourite was the Factory Floral Eyelet Top size 4 and 'melon' colour, my usual size in tops. I thin it paired nicely with the Factory Pencil Skirt in Neon-Tipped Seersucker. 'Melon' is quite orange in real life, not 'salmon' like it shows on my monitor.

The shoes are the Factory Addie Loafers in Dotted Chambray. They are size 8 and fit true to size. I think they would be a nice neutral shoe for the summer.

That's all for now. Hope you all have a happy Easter, if you are celebrating.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Shoe Previews

I was able to obtain some of the prices for the Sophia Webster shoes talked about in the previous post. They are well out of my price range, but one can dream, right? :)

Here are some of the details:

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Penelope Pumps, A8055, $595

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Lola Pumps, A8078, $320

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Poppy Pumps, A8062, $695

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Anneka Kitten Heel Pumps, A8060, $520

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Pippa Pumps, A8067, $620

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Riko Pumps, A806, $695

And my favourites for last:

Sophia Webster for J. Crew Nicole Pumps, A8077, $480

Also, Sophia Webster for J. Crew Anneka Pumps, A8052 are $520 and Sophia Webster for J. Crew Alicia Pumps, A8076 are $650.

Hope you enjoyed some of the photos, even though they are very low rez.

Have a great weekend!

J. Crew - May Sneak Previews

The other day I received a few previews of the May collection and thought I'd share them with the JCAs dropping by.
First of all,some new shoes. Here's the intro from J. Crew  of the new line : " After launching her own line in 2012, London designer Sophia Webster created sophisticated yet playful designs that became favorites of the British fashion set - and totally fell for them too. We teamed up with the young designer to create a collection for us featuring her signature silhouettes and our beloved fabrics and prints. The result? Heels with major personality, that you can only find here." 
Sophia Webster for J. Crew Penelope Pumps A8055
Sophia Webster for J. Crew Alicia Pumps A8076
 Sophia Webster for J. Crew Lola Pumps A8078
 Sophia Webster for J. Crew Anneka Pumps A8052
Sophia Webster for J. Crew Riko Pumps A8061
 Sophia Webster for J. Crew Nicole Pumps A8077
Sophia Webster for J. Crew Anneka Kitten Heel Pumps A8060
Sophia Webster for J. Crew Pippa Pumps A8067
 Sophia Webster for J. Crew Poppy Pumps A8062

Next is the Herringbone Linen Dress.

Herringbone Linen Dress, A4863 ($148)(similar here, here)
Back-Zip Highheel Sandals A4959 ($228)(similar here, here, here)

 A modified schoolboy blazer: "tailored, slightly shrunken, "with a puff sleeve. It is made from horizontally striped seersucker paired with the new Vintage Cotton Tee (V-neck and roomier sleeves).

Puff Sleeve Blazer in Seersucker, A5686
Vintage Cotton Stripe-Sleeve Scoopneck Tee, A6829 (similar here)

Lastly, the  Vintage Cotton Tee worn here with denim pants and the Sophia Webster for J.Crew Alicia Pumps.

 Vintage Cotton Strip-Sleeve Scoopneck Tee, A6829
Reid Crop Jean in Light Hickman Wash, A6420 (similar here, here, here)
 Sophia Webster for J. Crew Alicia Pumps, A8076

What did you think about the few items previewed? Any of them you like? Personally, I got more curious about Sophia Webster, so I went looking for some of her shoe designs. I love that she is not afraid to use colour:

Have a safe day out there, and if you are celebrating, a Good Friday!

Thanks for stopping by!