Madewell Outfits Roundup

Hey There. I’m just going to jump right in here and start talking about the fabulous store that is Madewell. I first heard about Madewell about five years ago from a co-worker who called it J. Crew’s little sister, but I would have to say, Madewell is really the boho little sis to J. Crew’s preppy older sis. I love both of these brands and their petite/XXS/00 sizing that they often offer. As I get along in my thirties, I find both brands to offer really stylish, flattering pieces and quality. Also, a friendly tidbit…if you are an AMEX cardholder and you get the monthly promotions they do, Madewell often is a brand that takes part in these promotions, such as spend $125, get $25 back. Here are just a few of the pieces I loved on my last shopping trip to Madewell.

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XXS Ballet Wrap Top

This little mushroom colored top is ribbed and fitted with a wrap around tie. Wear a tank underneath for work or no tank for some va va voom date night-ness.

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XXS Garden Party Top

I love the fit of this Fall floral print top. It’s roomy and would look so cute with some denim and cognac colored booties. We are still in shorts out hear in San Diego because it’s been in the 80’s. #readyforsomecoolerweather

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XXS Tie Front Tee

This little top is so different in color and style than anything in my closet. I loved the mustard yellow for Fall and the little tie front detail.

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00 Dress * Wedges

This dress is the same print as the earlier top. The fit is so flattering. It has a tie waist, with the bow looking best in the front believe it or not. The sleeves have this gorgeous flow to them and the neckline plunges. It is such a stunner but in a casual, girl next store kind of way.

Do you love Madewell? Any thoughts or recommendations on their denim? Haven’t tried their denim yet. Have a lovely Tuesday!!

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Target Fitting Room Finds

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! I hope you have some fun plans in store for the three day weekend. I do plan on doing some relaxing and a little shopping which started yesterday with a trip to my beloved Target. They got a flurry of new warm weather dresses in and I tried on a few during a quick lunch time shopping trip.

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XS Xhilaration Dress * Wedges 

This was by far my favorite dress of the bunch. It’s a beautiful teal blue with black and brown detail on the bottom. The upper portion is fitted and flares a bit at the waist. The straps are adjustable and the back has a gorgeous crochet detail which I failed to get a pic of. This is the XS and hits just above the knee on me. Would be okay for a casual work outfit if partnered with a jean jacket. I linked up two of the same cut of dress, but they don’t have this specific pattern online yet.

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XS Xhilaration Dress Wedges 

This was a fun, lightweight one and on the sexier side. It ties at the chest and has a little triangle cut out. It’s super lightweight so it would make a perfect vacation dress or bathing suit coverup.

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Maxi Dress XS Wedges 

Another one I really loved but it was about two inches too long even with my wedges on. This off the shoulder maxi is adorable and is an interesting rust orange color. There is a slit up the center and it’s smocked across the chest and half sleeves. Perfect for date night or a trip to Mexico!! It comes in a black floral print as well, but I think this orange is so different.

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I ended up buying this maxi dress from Knox Rose. It is great for errands or to dress up and even wear to work. It’s really a wrap style dress which you can’t tell from the pic and has a fun hem that is higher in some places. I really like the tied waist to accentuate the waistline and it is beyond comfy. It’s not online yet so check your local Target if they carry the Knox Rose line. I’m wearing XS.

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Top Olive XS * Top Blush XSWedges 

I really liked this boho top from Knox Rose. It’s a very feminine green and pale coral. I love it with my favorite pair of white jeans from American Eagle. The top is super lightweight without being see-through. A great casual piece with the fun tassel details. The green is almost sold out online so I linked up the blush/navy version as well which looks really cute too.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and to all of those who have served and continue to serve our country, protecting our freedom- we appreciate you and honor you!

 

Tuesday Target Finds

Top of the morning to you this Tuesday. Bringing you some Target fitting room finds including a fun little shamrock tee just in time for St. Patty’s Day coming up. We honestly don’t usually do anything for St. Patrick’s Day besides wear green but it might be fun to make some Irish Soda Bread. We’ll see.

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Shamrock Tee XS

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Striped Top XS

I thought this little striped top’s neckline makes it perfect for date night. No necklace needed….just some heels and black leggings or denim. It also is loose around the waist so it’s forgiving for tummy areas.

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Lace Dress XS

If you are not afraid of some bold color, this lace dress would be perfect to wear to a spring wedding or Easter Sunday. It is so feminine and cheerful. It’s a vibrant coral and I would wear nude pumps with it to lengthen the legs and pull it all together. It also comes in a bright yellow.

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Off the shoulder smock dress XS

And last but not least, this little off the shoulder smocked top dress. It is really lightweight and so comfortable. It’s more of a deep purple/blue which is so pretty. It comes in a solid maroon too and I just love it for a hot summer day (someday soon!) with wedges or flip flops.

Hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!!

Off the Shoulder Smocked Dress

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Dress XS

Happy President’s Day Monday. I hope that you are off from work today and doing something fun….like taking advantage of all the great sales today or just sleeping in. Whatever floats your boat. Despite the fact that the  rest of the country seems to be deluged in snow, we have had gorgeous weather here in San Diego. Getting a kickstart on Spring, I wanted to share this off the shoulder dress I picked up from Target. It’s no longer in stores but is still available online with an extra 20% off of the $24.99 price tag! That goes for all of Xhilaration brand so get your shopping on.

It’s cute for a day date or brunch and is even comfortable enough to run errands in with some flip flops. It has a smocked top which is nice and fitted which flares out just a bit from the gathered waist down. AND it has pockets!!!

Definitely go check out the extra 20% off Xhilaration right now at Target! They offer free shipping on orders $35 and up. Have a beautiful Monday and I hope you remember today how beautiful you are!!

 

Flirty Spring Dress under $30

Did you do anything fun for Valentine’s Day? The hubs and I are typically low key and stay home on the V-Day, but I surprised him with a dinner out on the town. He loves surprises so this was a good reminder to try to do more of them and be more spontaneous (not a strength of mine!). Whether you had a Valentine or not, know that you are beautiful and so uniquely you. There is only one YOU so go be amazing with that you-ness.

I wanted to share this little number I found on Target.com for only $29 and of course with my Red card I got free shipping and an additional 5%. Woot Woot! The brand is Speechless which I’ve never seen in my local Target store so perhaps it is an online exclusive?

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Dress XS * Wedges

The fabric is lightweight and sheer but is not see through due to the lining. It’s cinched at the waist, but is roomy on the lower half. The bell sleeves are not overwhelmingly billowy- they’re just right. While I’m wearing wedges, I think this a pair of beige booties would be perfect as well.

I would love to hear about your Valentine’s Day and what you did for your sweetie or what someone did for you!

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Friday Fitting Room Finds

Welcome to Friday! We made it. Any fun plans for the weekend ahead? We have zero plans over here and that’s the way we like it. Today I wanted to share some fitting room finds from Target (aka my second home).

Have you had a chance to check out Universal Thread at your local Target or online yet? They have some really cute pieces and the shoe and accessories line up are amazing. I have found that their denim shorts and pants do run a little bigger despite offering a 00 size in store.

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Wrap Dress * Booties

I was excited to see this dress was restocked at my store as it was previously sold out. It’s a wrap style dress that is shorter in the front than the back with ruffles. It’s an orangish coral color. Beyond cute, alas it was just a little too big in the chest and waist. I hope it works for you though because I love it and would totally wear these boots with it (and a denim jacket!!)

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Next was this flirty top that reminds me of the weekend. It would be perfect with some black or white skinny jeans on date night or a weekend BBQ. The XS was roomy and loose, but that is the style of this top and balances well with the off the shoulder cut. I don’t see it online yet, so I will link it up once it shows up there.

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Tank

I bought this New Day tank top. It’s so springy and I plan to pair it a couple of ways… with white shorts, under a blazer or cardigan and with a black maxi skirt. There’s at least three different outfits! By the way, these tanks are $8 each or 2 for $14 and I have a variety of colors as I use them for layering and underneath sheer tops.

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Tie Dye Tank

And yet another tank…did I mention it’s been 75 degrees in San Diego for this entire month of February?! We are blessed and loving this sunshine. I like the tie dye and it fits comfortably and on the looser side.

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Off the shoulder top

Last but not least, another off the shoulder, boho style top. The bell sleeves are super dramatic on this one which is kind of fun, but I imagine myself accidentally dipping them into my plate of food or lighting on fire while I’m cooking. I probably would become a safety hazard if I wore this. I do love the baby blue color and smocked top detail.

And that’s a wrap. I hope you have a beautiful Friday and weekend!

Dress with pockets…enough said

Happy Hump Day!

Today I am bringing you a little midi length dress I found while perusing through Nordstrom Rack. At first glance, I didn’t love the print, but once I put it on it was a different story.

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Dress XS * Wedges

It’s got a nice cinch at the waist, hits about 2 inches below the knee AND it has pockets! There is just something about a dress with pockets that makes me feel happy and at ease. So while the pockets are hands down the best feature of this dress, the price is the second best thing….it’s just under $16 because it’s on clearance. Last I checked, all sizes are still in stock with the exception of Large. You’re welcome.