How are you this Friday evening? Hope you had a good week and can now kick off an even better weekend. So, I’ve been doing some online shopping lately (she said sheepishly). Mostly due to needing new bottoms since I lost some weight, but there have been crazy good sales on stuff that I actually wanted. I bought from Banana Republic (discussed here), Madewell (blog post here) and Target (read about it here).
Except for one pair of sneakers, I have received everything and I’m keeping it all. Read below to see why.
Madewell Linen muscle tee in grey & Puma Match Lo sneakers; Banana Republic Ruched jersey skirt in heather grey; Bar III fringe necklace (old, similar); Cara spike cuff bracelet (old); Cartier tank watch.
Let’s talk about this ruched skirt from Banana Republic. It’s flattering. And soft. It lives up to the hype. I ordered an XS and it’s a little bit big. I don’t mind it, I don’t want a second skin skirt to showcase lumps and bumps. Yet, I hope it doesn’t stretch out over time. I’m really pleased with this easy to wear skirt. It’s not a fussy skirt, you can wear it with your favorite tee or jazz it up with a blazer, leather jacket or an oversized chunky knit sweater. My favorite thing about this skirt is how good it looks with sneakers.
Madewell Plaid flannel shirt, Linen muscle tee in grey & Puma Match Lo sneakers; Banana Republic Ruched jersey skirt in heather grey; Bar III fringe necklace (old, similar); Cara spike cuff bracelet (old); Cartier tank watch.
Now, onto the Madewell plaid flannel button-down. I ordered an XS and XXS, the XS was a better fit (the XXS was tight in the back and upper sleeves). The red and grey colors of this plaid is simple and surprise, there’s a gingham check in the inner layer of the shirt so you see it on the cuffs and placket. I love this play with patterns. The back hem is lower than the front hem which is cool. The best part? Pockets! I wore it as a light jacket for my outfit today. So clever, why don’t they put pockets like this in a denim or chambray shirt? Or all the flannels? I love this.
I am totally digging these Pumas that I bought from Madewell. I don’t know why I waited to get white leather sneakers, they’re such a classic. These aren’t a blinding white, it’s a light cream or eggshell color. They are true to size (I’m an 8) and very comfortable (the leather is softened, not stiff at all). Total keeper.
9/27/15 update: Looks like the Pumas have sold out online at Madewell. If you’re interested, the whisper white pair is still available here and here (online promo code FRIENDS for 25% off until 9/28/15 & free shipping, no $ minimum).
Switching gears here for the Madewell skinny overalls and leopard high top sneakers from Target. Both of which were delivered today. I ordered an XS in the overalls and they fit me like a glove. Even the distressed knee falls on my knee, this is not typical with my short legs (it usually is an inch or two below my knee). I think it’s a flattering fit and I can see why they are so loved. I came across this Popsugar article where different sized women loved this pair of overalls. I remember pinning this awhile ago on my Pinterest overalls board. Great pair of overalls, they are very grown up in the fit.
So, the sneakers. How cute are they? Obviously they were made for cuffed jeans or pants. What a steal for about $17 a pair. Again, the fit is true to size and pretty comfy right out of the box. The leopard feels like nubuck, it’s nice. I didn’t know what to expect for synthetic, but I’m really pleased with this sneaker.
Madewell Plaid flannel shirt, Linen muscle tee in grey & Puma Match Lo sneakers; Banana Republic Ruched jersey skirt in heather grey; Bar III fringe necklace (old, similar); Cara spike cuff bracelet (old); Cartier tank watch; Ray Ban Light Ray sunglasses in clear/orange mirror.
So, there are a couple of outfits that are perfect for fall and beyond (with more layers of course). I am all set for the upcoming seasons.
Care to share what you’ve been eyeing or buying for fall lately? Have a great weekend. Cheers! xx