Friday, May 20, 2011

Ever since I went to Madewell last week, I have been stalking the website. I've heard wonderful things about J. Crew's sister store but there wasn't a location near my area. I'm always hesitant to order online from a company I don't know well. How's the quality? Is the sizing true? Petite friendly? How do I order when I have no idea what to expect? Until a Madewell opened up at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Ca. My opportunity was just a car ride away.

I walked in and tried on clothes like a mad woman! Everything I picked up was so soft and beautiful. It was all...made well.

These are some looks from the site that I am obsessing over and ultimately saving for. The price point is a little higher than I'm used to paying for clothes. You girls know I mainly shop at H&M, Forever 21, and Nordstrom.

 So much prettier in person. I want to go back for this!








I wanted it all but left with the Trellis top in warm ginger, an airy blush/nude color.




Top - Madewell, Cami (underneath) - Madewell, Jeans - BR, Peep toe quilted pumps - Zara, Camel bag - MNG by Mango (JCPenny), Turquoise bib necklace - H&M (love!), Lapis colored ring - YSL Arty, Nails - Wet n Wild's Blaze

This top is going to be a staple for Summer. Thankfully, it's light enough to wear in the heat. I'll throw on my white eyelet shorts, beaded sandals and voila! Fresh, clean colors.


Have a great weekend loves!
♥ Noelle

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I love that sweater!! Great pick! You look like a million bucks.
    I also love all of your other picks, those jeans look like they'd be excellent on and that tank is fantastic. As much as I shop at J. Crew, I've never ordered a thing from Madewell! I have no experience with their stuff, sorry. But I think you should order it anyways, you can always return if it doesn't work out. Loving that tank top especially.

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  3. I am SURE we've talking about this, but I grew up 5 minutes from South Coast Plaza! Too funny! I love your Madewell picks...especially the blouse! And as always, you look fabulous! Have a great weekend!! :)

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  4. i love how you paired the nude sweater with the turquoise necklace!

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  5. I've never heard of Madwell, but i've recently discovered how much I really do love J.Crew! all of their items seem to be really classic, and things that I would wear for many years and their quality is amazing...I'm definatly going to go stalk their website atm ;). you look FANTASTIC! That top is gorgeous. I've also been really obsessed with brightly colored shorts lately, and those ones are gorgeous!

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  6. Ahhhh, that top is AMAZING on you! I wouldn't have given it a second thought but you are ROCKING it. I went to Madewell for the first time when I was in Boston last month and you are so right -- everything is so gorgeous! I just wanted it all! Unfortunately, my bank account protested. Sigh.

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  7. Andi: From everything I tried on in store, I would say the clothes do fit TTS. The top I got is in a size small, which I normally wear. The color collage tank is gorg!

    Label me addict: Lucky! How fun!

    Natasha: I know, we have been to so many of the places! I grew up right outside LA, and I love going to Orange County. It's close to where I live now.

    Cheryl: Thank you!

    Caitlin: I think anyone that loves J Crew will love Madewell. I hope they continue to expand their stores. In fact, I like it even more than J Crew!

    Amy: Thank you =) My bank account protested too lol.

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  8. Heart your outfit hon! Those jeans look smokin hot on you talk about sexxxxxxy!!! I have that same necklace from H&M!!! :)

    Love th color collage top from madewell too!

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  9. I've only browsed online not quite sure what's kept me from ordering from them. Will definitely have to revisit considering my love for J.Crew!

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  10. ... and you look amazing, but... duh! :)

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  11. LOVE that necklace and sweater combo. You are gorgeous!!!

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  12. Great outfit Noelle! You make me want to ditch work right to second to hit up H&M for that necklace! It reminds me of this one, which costs almost $200! http://www.lorenhopedesigns.com/proddetail.php?prod=DABN-N01-Turq&cat=47

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    Dominique

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  13. Love that top on you!! I have to get it too. I've been looking for nudes and neutral colors to add to my wardrobe and this looks perfect.

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  14. Thank you so much girls! Everything I'm wearing was purchased recently, so if any of you are interested in the necklace or top, I suggest getting it soon. Happy Saturday!

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  15. Ahh that first top and necklace are amazing. Lovin the colours!

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  16. i would definitely go back for the color collage tank!
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  17. i must have those red shorts!!!! love! and great necklace ;) twins!! xoxo

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  18. Love the outfit from head to toe. I saw a similar tan quilted bag at my Mango store that I'm MAJORLY wanting...but it's around $80 - which is pricey for a synthetic bag.

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  19. Thank you girls =)

    Diana: I know, I saw it on your blog. Love your style!

    Ella: Yes, that is a lot for a synthetic bag! Mine was a bit cheaper because it was also on sale. I think if something really catches your interest, you should go for it though! Real or not...

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  23. What size is the trellis top you're wearing in this photo?

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  24. Anon: It is a size small. For reference, I'm 5'2 and 112 lbs at the moment! The arms are pretty roomy on it so keep that in mind. Hope this helps! It's a great top, one of my favorites!

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