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Friday, July 28, 2017

Madewell Try-On: Early Fall

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It's no surprise that I looked forward to getting to see the first of the Fall collection at Madewell! Yes, I think I might have been more excited about this than the Nordstrom Sale. While I always pre-shop online before going, it's good to know that not all the items I hoped to try-on in store were available. So here are the pieces that I loved or caught my eye:

Gingham Ruffle Dress $98 (ON SALE $34.99!) // Size 0 
Well I can say I picked this up to try-on on a complete whim! I think gingham is so cute on other people, but never feels right on me. There wasn't many new things at my store, so I tried it on just for fun. And there was just something that felt right about this dress. It's loose in the right way, but the ruffles make it flattering. There aren't any pockets, but that probably is good for the hips (no extra bulk). For the fit, I would pick your size to fit your hips since it has a straight cut.

Windowpane Ruffle-Side Shirt $72 (ON SALE $39.99) // Size XXS
The second I saw this top online, I was obsessed! I mean look at those ruffles! Yes, I have enough oversized shirts, but not with ruffles. So when they had this the second time I came, I was so excited to try it on. In theory, it seems cute and looks cute online. The ruffles down the side just didn't sit right on me. It gave me a dinosaur vibe, which I'm so sad about. And you definitely want to size down with this one! It also comes in a denim version that's on major sale, too.

Embroidered Courier Side-Button Shirt in Stripe $80 (ON SALE $39.99) // Size XXSI'm no stranger to Madewell's Courier shirts (see this post), but this version has all the details. Sadly, I didn't take a picture of the sides where the buttons are. This style has all the right oversized fit while not having sleeves that are too oversized. I always size down and if it came in a smaller size I know I could fit that. It's just an easy shirt to toss on and go, but the extra details make it that more special.

Modern Tie-Front Top In White $39.50 // Size Small
I cannot speak enough good things about this knot front top! They brought it back this season after selling out during the early Summer. When I tried it on several months ago, I didn't buy it and regretted it and it sold out in the white. However, I did snatch it up in the stripe version (seen here). After how much use the stripe one has gotten, I knew I wouldn't leave without the white version this time. 

I will say that I feel like this season's version runs a tiny bit smaller, but true to size. Depending if you like a more fitted or oversized fit, you can stick to your normal size or go up one size. Just see the black version below in a smaller size.

Still love the fit in the smaller size, but tend to love things less fitted. The shirt has a thicker texture in all the colors, which is what makes it a slightly higher price than what you see on cheaper versions.

Silk Ruffle-Sleeve Top in Cactus Flower $98 (ON SALE $54.99) // Size XS
This top was not on my radar, but once I saw it in person it was a must-try on. It has a fun, modern cactus print that's not your standard cactus print. Since it's silk, it can easily be dressed up or down. The fit is loose and I know I could have gone down a size, I really loved the fit and length. It was perfect to tuck in. The back has a subtle V-shape that's appropriate for work. And the sleeve is a nice spin on ruffles and the bell-shape that's been trendy.

Wrap Shirt in Star Scatter $75 // Size XS
Another top I would have passed up if I just looked at it online, but that star print is adorable in person. It truly is a wrap shirt with an inside tie and snap closure at the bust. I am fairly short waisted and found this to be short. I do feel you need to go for the size that fits the bottom of the shirt and wouldn't wear it without high-waisted jeans. 

As more comes to store, I will be sure to try them on and report back or better yet if anything goes on sale. Is there anything you love from their collection so far?


  1. So many cute tops! I'm especially loving the star wrap shirt!

  2. Love all your looks. You’re flawless!
    Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len

  3. I just went in store and tried on many of these same pieces! Soooo good. I mean I just love the store. I bought the courier shirt in the plain blue and white stripe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Love that navy with floral prints top. And that wrap polka top is divine too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  5. Love this post! Madewell always has great stuff!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


  6. It's always fun shopping during sale season and finding some really great bargains. You look lovely gorgeous. Wishing you a happy week ahead.

    Adrianna xx | http://mimamochi.com/

  7. OMG I love all your picks doll. I want them all! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len

  8. Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for posting the photo of the gingham dress. Madewell's website doesn't have a photo from the front of the dress! Your photo convinced me to buy it.

  9. Hi On thewindowpane shirt, do you remember what size were you trying on in the picture? Is that the XXS on, or the XS? Thanks!!!


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