Madewell updated their site with several stunning new arrivals. I am drooling over all of the fun prints, flannels, and of course, all of the fabulous leopard pieces! There are leopard sweaters, shoes, and calf hair bags. And, I love that the leopard pieces are not just the regular brown and tan leopard color combos. Everything looks so cozy and perfect for the cooler temperatures ahead! I am obsessed with cozy flannels that can be dressed up or down, as well as cute plaid tops that work so well with many wardrobe pieces including jeans, denim skirts, and pencil/midi skirts. I am also loving the website styling. I love how the images show how to layer unexpected pieces, prints, and combos. I am SO into the leopard on leopard pairings that both J. Crew and Madewell are doing! I am here for allllll of it! And, the shoes!!!! Oh my goodness!
Here is what I am loving:
The Plaid Bryant Coat is at the top of my list because it’s so classic and fun! I love pattern mixing with plaids and this coat is ripe for cute pairings with stripes! A classic white shirt will look great with this coat, too! I love the oversized look of this coat, too! It will make for easy layering. And, who does not love plaid?!?! I am also glad to see the return of the Zelda Mary Jane Pump in Glitter. I have these shoes from last year and I LOVE them. The shoes are SO comfortable and fun; the heel height is perfect, too! The glitter adds the right amount of pop to any outfit without being overpowering or too festive. The shoes fit small last year, so consider sizing up at least a 1/2 size.
And, may we please talk about the leopard pieces in this look?!?! Ummmmm, amazing!
I love this jacket not only because of the print, but also because it wraps! Wrap jackets are incredibly flattering because they hide all of the lumps and bumps in the midsection! I mean, how fun is this look?!?!
I’d love to know what you’re loving at Madewell these days, so please share in the comments! Also, be sure to check your email if you’re a Madewell Icon because there is a promotion for $100 off a $500 purchase!
This is me trying to come up with a catchy title! I wore the gorgeous J. Crew Parke Blazer when I was in NYC in September. This blazer is SO chic, classic, and cute!!! I love the variety of colors it’s offered in and I love how the blazer pairs well with jeans, skirts, and multiple types of pants (wide leg, slim fit, and trousers)! This was the perfect travel look for my birthday! Classic blazers are definitely a wardrobe staple and I highly recommend investing in fun colors such as this vibrant orange because blazers do not have to be boring wardrobe pieces. They can be fun wardrobe workhorses! I certainly think that the classic black blazer has its place, but you cannot go wrong with fun pops of color! Colorful blazers allow for fun pattern mixing, too! Adding this super cute camo tote to the look was the perfect finishing touch! I love the pattern mixing with stripes, camo, and calf hair.
I wore this outfit to travel on my birthday, but I also wore this same look to teach a few weeks ago, which speaks to its versatility. The blazer can be dressed up or down to make it suitable for work or for play. I felt fairly “dressed up” even while wearing distressed denim because the blazer is so classic. I love the versatility of this look. Add a vibrant color blazer to your wardrobe this fall/winter! I promise that you will not regret it! The beauty of this particular blazer is that it fits SO well and it’s great quality. The Parke Blazer also comes in a variety of textures; it comes in velvet, “English herringbone wool,” wool flannel, and herringbone. I took a size 12 in this blazer, which is a size down from my normal size 14. I have also been taking a size 12 in the other textures of this blazer except for the velvet. Velvet does not have a lot of “give,” so I have purchased the velvet blazers in a size 14.
Happy weekend! As you know, I draw so much inspiration from J. Crew styling and mannequin images. I am a visual person to the core. So, seeing images helps me to imagine how I would look in an item, as well as how an outfit will fit into my daily routine. I love the unexpected combinations that the J. Crew styling team puts together. And, I love how older J. Crew items mix SO well with current J. Crew pieces. I may have squealed when I saw the following image in my local store:
The leopard on leopard pairing is SO classic, fun, and timeless. And, the pop of color with the olive green purse is just adorable! This outfit is definitely one of my Friday Faves! See below for the other pieces that I am currently loving: