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Monday, March 11, 2019

Madewell Try-On: Spring

You know I can't stay away from my favorite store, Madewell! I always say you should sign up for their Insider's program because they do have perks throughout the year and one of those times is NOW. You can get 15% off your order including denim, but today is the last day. Most sales do not include denim, so get.on.it. It's a free program and who doesn't want extra sales?! While I didn't plan my visit too well, just excuse my black bra in a lot of these Spring fabrics.

madewell denim jean review

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Paloma Wash: Raw-Hem Edition // Size 25

Oh, again, I did say I didn't plan my trip well, right? I came in yoga pants and ended up grabbing these pair of jeans that I was just using to pair with all these tops for you. Turns out that accident turned into me finding the perfect basic jean that makes your butt look good. Why isn't jean shopping always this easy? So if you're looking for a nice high rise jean without rips and hugs your body so good, grab these.

Easy Crop Tee in Daisy Sketch // Size XS

Now, if you don't get Spring vibes from this floral tee, I don't know what will! The soft floral print is more of a minimal vibe that I find refreshing. It is boxy and cropped, which goes well with these accident jeans (as I'm calling them). Of course, this tee would go well with any high waisted bottom. At first, I tried on an XXS but then went with the XS (seen here). I wanted a little more room and concerned it could shrink. It's that perfect tee to toss on when you don't feel like trying too hard.

Eyelet Keyhole Peplum Top // Size XXS

When I saw this online, I knew I needed to try it! Madewell always does eyelet so well. Again, hello black bra. Truthfully, I thought this would be a top I would fall in love with. Maybe it's the bra throwing me off, but the slight puff shoulder threw me off. It is very sweet and perfect for Spring, but just wasn't me. I will say that if you do pick it up, just know that it is slightly on the sheerer side. For work, you'll want to wear a tank under. Weekend wear would be fine with a nude bra.

Botanical Embroidered Bell-Sleeve Sweatshirt // XS

In my head, I have a cute garden and I would wear this cute sweatshirt. The quality on this sweatshirt is thick and gives that good quality feel. The embroidery is the perfect detail. It does have wider sleeves, so I rolled them up.

Village Ruffle-Sleeve Shirt in Highgate Rainbow Stripe // Size XS

Okay, another kinda sheer top. This one feels more like summer with the stripes and fabric. While you could wear this for Spring, I do think it could require a tank underneath. It's adorable, but sheer. The fit is less oversized than other shirts they make. Normally, I'm XXS in their shirts, but went with the XS.

Blakley Stripe Sweater Tee // Size XS

They made this style shirt last year and brought it back in these fun stripes. They totally get you can never have too many stripes. The fabric is a knit and so much better in person. For the fitting, I would go with your normal size. It's not oversized, but has the right amount of room in your normal size. If you have a bigger bust or muscular arms, you might want to go up a size.

Which one's are your favorite?

Monday, March 4, 2019

3 Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands at Target

 neutral colored nail polishes

If you anything like the next girl, Target is a dangerously good place to count on for just about everything. Well, that is with the exception of non-toxic nail polishes up until NOW! And if you can't tell, I'm a recovering nail polish junky. When I started my green beauty journey, I painfully gave the boot to all my nail polishes because I was committed to my health. It's been a couple of years and Target is jumping on board with bring more indie and green beauty brands. Their latest addition is in non-toxic nail polish brands. While some are cleaner than others, you should know nail polish isn't without chemicals, but there are safer options. Let's break it down so you can understand the difference.

Ella + Mila

This line offers an array of colors, but of course I went for a neutral (color: Honeymoon Bliss). They are 7-free - no Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP), and Xylene. Each bottle is $10.50.

Defy & Inspire

This is brand exclusively sold at Target and the first affordable clean nail polish I found. When they first came to shelf, they we're only 6-free, but thrilled to see they are 9-free! You won't find Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Propyl-paraben, Butyl-paraben, Phlthalates, and Nonylphenol Ethoxylate. Each bottle is $7.50, which is a steal!


The trendy organic nail salon, who has their own nail polish, is now available at Target! From the sleek packaging, at $12 each are 8-free. You won't find Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, and Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP).

Is anyone else excited to see cleaner nail polish options at Target?

Monday, February 11, 2019

Madewell Try-On: Early Spring

If you're mentally ready for some sunny days and 70 degree weather, this try-on is sure to give you signs of Spring days ahead. Madewell recently released their first bit of their Spring collection and this taste has me anxious for more. While my store didn't have a lot, there were a few things that caught my eye. Yes, many are the same print/style just in different versions, but next time I hope my store has more variety for you. Here's the pieces I tried on:

Gladwell Balloon-Sleeve Sweater $98 $79.50 // Size Small

Okay, so sweaters might not seem very Spring. But this blush color is very Spring and so so pretty. Unfortunately, they only had a size small. It's already oversized and was too big. The softness really makes this sweater so worth the price! I would say you can size down in this one. The sleeves are a balloon style, which going up in size can make them too baggy. You can see how it looks below in a smaller size.

Striped Gladwell Balloon-Sleeve Sweater $98 $79.50 // Size XS

The colorblocked version was just too fun to pass up trying on! It might feel like Winter still, but these light hearted colors give off Spring vibes. Going with a smaller size on this one was a better fit. You still get the balloon sleeve without it being baggy. It still has enough length to front-tuck (very important over here). There is also another version of this stripe version, but is selling quickly.

Button-down Cami Top in Playground Posies $69.95 $54.50 // Size 00

Nothing can stop me from a good cami and florals, so I knew I had to try this on too. You'll see in a minute how much I gravitated to this print. This has that French-girl chic vibes, which reminds me of Reformation. The cami is short in length and more of a boxy cut. While I do have a short torso, I think it could work, but still would need high-waisted jeans. It does have adjustable straps to help get a good fit. 

Courtyard Ruffle-Hem Top in Playground Posies $85 // Size XXS

Here's the cami in a shirt version. I have to say I'm much more fond of this style. It is a roomier fit and went down a size. It's a nice top that can go from work to weekend. Besides sizing down, some might find it too tight in the arms. There is elastic banding that is meant to be fitted, but I have small arms and could see this being uncomfortable to those with more muscles.

Button-Wrap Dress in Playground Posies $128 // Size 2

Okay, okay this print again. I warned you from the start. I really did love this print! While I wish this dress fit better on me, I think it would work on someone taller (I'm 5'4) or has a longer torso. That button detail is just so good! It doesn't have pockets, not that sound be a deal breaker but something to consider. Again, it's one of those styles that can work for many occasions and seasons. Overall, I found the dress to be true to size.

Hope you enjoyed this try-on! Which one was your favorite?