Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Now at Madewell - Enjoy Extra 25% Off Your Entire Purchase - Links to Reviews & IRL Pics - GIFTON!!!

Madewell is offering an Extra 25% Off Your ENTIRE Purchase with code GIFTON at checkout until 12.1.14. Shipping is FREE on ALL Orders, too...YAY! (Some restrictions do apply to this promo however...offer not valid on Barbour®, Chimala®, Penfield®, Rachel Comey, Saucony®, S├ęzane®, Sorel®, Vans® or Woolrich White® merchandise; shearling coats and jackets; The Transport Tote, The Transport Rucksack and The Transport Weekender.)

As I've mentioned many times before...I absolutely love Madewell. The casual-vibe of their clothing works well with my lifestyle, the styling on the website stays more to the understated side, the prices are often more affordable than a lot of the retailers offering similar styles, and I love that they always offer Free Shipping on ALL orders, too.
The quality has been good on all the items I have ordered, and the pieces are all holding up very well so far. (I've shared pics of me wearing a couple of the jackets on my Instagram.) If you haven't ever ordered from Madewell, you should definitely consider giving them a try. :)

There is such a fantastic deal! I'm sure that items will start selling out quickly, so shop soon if there is something you've had your eye on...click here for the Madewell website.
I have also shared links to reviews and IRL pics from myself and other bloggers below. :)



*Flannel Cargo Workshirt in Buffalo Check - $79.50 (see it here on Rynetta and here on Ina)
*Cargo Workshirt - $49.99 (see it here on Rynetta)
*Silk Tailored Tee in Ascot Grid - $79.99 (see it here on Rynetta)
*Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Lisse Plaid - $79.50 (see it here on Rynetta)
*Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Buffalo Check - $79.50 (see my review here, see it on me here and here)




*Madewell Tomboy Workshirt - $49.99 (see my review here)
*Outbound Jacket - $98 - this is one of my all-time favorite jackets, and I wear it on a very regular basis. The quality and fit are excellent, not to mention that the color goes with anything and everything. Highly recommend, especially at the 25% off price! (see it on me here, here, here, here, and here.)
*Coated Roadtrip Jacket - $99.99 (see my review here)
*Plaid Cinch Vest - $178 (see my review here
*Cadet Blazer - $129.99 (see Awakening my Wardrobe's review here)
*Collarless Popover in Wheaton Plaid - $49.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Silk Spotlight Shirt - $89.99 in true black & $69.99 in wet boulder and warm bluegrass (see it here on Maria)
*Denim Crop Tank in Dark Indigo - $49.99 (here on Ema's Instagram)
*Denim Downshift Top - $49.99 (here on Ema's Instagram and here on OperaRach)
*Linen Swingline Tee - $29.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Cleanline Crop Sweatshirt - $34.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Jumpstart Sweatshirt Dress - $79.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Indigo Linen Embroidery Tank - $59.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Lightstitch Blouse - $39.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Linen Curveball Tee in Colorblock - $49.99 in 'linen' (see it here on Audreybella in 'hthr camel')
*Crop Pullover - $69.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)



*Leather-Stripe Marled Sweater - $89.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)
*Silk Shirtdress in Newsprint Floral - $79.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Shirtdress in Willowleaf - $99.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Tweedweave Shiftdress - $79.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Cami Shiftdress in Ticking Stripe - $39.99 (here on Ema's Instagram)
*Premiere Skirt - $49.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Meridian Midi Skirt - $59.99 (see it here and here on Ema's Instagram)
*Premiere Skirt in Colorblock - $24.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Turnout Skirt - $79.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Boulevard Skirt - $69.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*The Berliner Satchel - $218 (pic of the bag in 'English Saddle' here on Audreybella's blog)
*Keaton Oxford in Pecan - $188 (see them here on Rynetta)
*The Sydney Boot - $298 (see them here on Rynetta)



*Portland Stripe Scarf - $29.99 (see my review here)
*Faraway Necklace - $29.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)
*Ring Stack - $14.99 (see it here on maqsad)

Are you planning on taking advantage of the extra 25% off GIFTON Promo? If so, what item or items are you picking up? Do you own any of the items on sale or promo? Is there any item you have seen or tried on that you would recommend? Please do share! :)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Madewell New Arrivals Picks - What I'm Loving

As I shared in this post yesterday, Madewell has added new arrivals to their website...another round of really nice items, and plenty to love again this time, too.

If you haven't ever ordered from Madewell, you should definitely consider giving them a try...I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you like them.

Click here to check out the new arrivals, and be sure to take a peek at my personal picks below. :)
(The arrow to the right of the photos will take you to the second page of my picks, and my thoughts on the items are below the set of images.)

What I'm Loving...
Love the color, the shape, and the faux-shearling lining.

Love...such a nice change from the typical puffer jacket.

Really like the two different colors of leather and the quilting, too. Definitely a unique piece.

Looks so soft and cozy.

Very cute, and I love the weave, as well as the kilt pin.

Love the color. I would wear this one over a turtleneck or flannel shirt with denim or a skirt.

I normally don't go for the exposed zip trend, but I think it actually works on this dress.

Absolutely adorable. My favorite is the bright ivory colorway.

Incredibly feminine with those ruffles, and I love the print.

Incredibly chic.

So cute...really love all those little stars.

I really like the uniqueness of this piece, plus it looks incredibly comfy to wear, too.

Very pretty. Once again, not a fan of the exposed back zip, but I know that others don't mind it. I would probably try putting in a regular zip if I were to get it. I also think it could be cute worn with a turtleneck or white button down under the dress and a pair of black tights with heels or knee boots.

Lovely...this would be perfect for a Holiday party.

Just like the leopard print version above, it is ncredibly feminine with those ruffles, and the color is beautiful.

Love all three colors, and I imagine that this one is incredibly warm, too.

Very cute silhouette, that would be lovely worn under a cardigan or denim jacket.

Really adorable in both colors...love the polka dots!

Yes please!

Incredibly feminine and pretty...love both colors.

So adorable...yes please!

Really like the silhouette, the print, and the color. It would be cute worn under a cardigan or jacket, too...possibly even worn over a turtleneck or long-sleeve tee.

Absolutely love this one! How adorable would this be worn under a leather jacket, denim jacket, cardigan, or blazer?

Really like the colors of the plaid on this one. Not too much of a fan of the high/low hem, but it may not be as noticeable on women who are not model height.

Gorgeous!

Love the color and the quilting...such a lovely, unique bag.

Absolutely stunning...what a beautiful color!

I really like the jewelry at Madewell, especially when the pieces go on sale with an extra % off.
Their midi and stacking rings are always really adorable, too.

Cute, cute, cute.

Another great ring option.

Love how delicate this one looks. The combination of rose-tone, silver-tone, and gold-tone is lovely.



Love the print and color combination...I imagine it is very warm, too.

This appears to be similar to the Portland Stripe Scarf, just different colors.
I own and love the Portland version, which I reviewed here...I'm sure this one is equally as lovely.

Beautiful print and color...another great option for keeping the cold at bay.

That's it for now...what are your thoughts on the new arrivals? Do you have your eye on anything in particular? Please do share! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Now at Madewell - New Arrivals Online This Week!


Hello everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that there are New Arrivals online at Madewell this week...another round of really nice items, and plenty to love again this time, too.


I'll share my personal picks later, but in the meantime click here to check out the new additions.

Have a lovely day! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Madewell Email: Six in the Mix - Wear. Love. Repeat.

Madewell recently sent out an email featuring six items to mix in with the rest of your wardrobe.
Six items to Love. Wear. Repeat.


Click here to check out the rest of the 'Six in the Mix' items.



**Also, just a reminder that Madewell is offering an Extra 25% Off Promo-Priced Items & Sale Styles with code FALLBACK at checkout until 11.17.14. Shipping is FREE on ALL Orders, too.
I've shared links to reviews & IRL pics of sale and promo items from myself and other bloggers
in the post. Lots of cute sale items to choose from this time around, too! :)

What are your thoughts on the Madewell 'Six in the Mix' items? Are there any you're interested in? Do you own any that you would recommend? Please do share!

Have a lovely day! :)


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Madewell Extra 25% Off Sale - Links to Reviews & IRL Pics - FALLBACK!!!

Madewell is offering an Extra 25% Off Promo-Priced Items & Sale Styles with code FALLBACK at checkout until 11.17.14. Shipping is FREE on ALL Orders, too...YAY!

As I've mentioned many times before...I absolutely love Madewell. The casual-vibe of their clothing works well with my lifestyle, the styling on the website stays more to the understated side, the prices are often more affordable than a lot of the retailers offering similar styles, and I love that they always offer Free Shipping on ALL orders, too.
The quality has been good on all the items I have ordered, and the pieces are all holding up very well so far. (I've shared pics of me wearing a couple of the jackets on my Instagram.) If you haven't ever ordered from Madewell, you should definitely consider giving them a try. :)

There are SO many great items on sale right now! Click here to shop the eligible styles. I have also shared links to reviews and IRL pics of sale items from myself and other bloggers below. :)



*Madewell Tomboy Workshirt - $59.99 (see my review here)
*Coated Roadtrip Jacket - $109.50 on promo (see my review here)
*Collarless Popover in Wheaton Plaid - $69.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Silk Spotlight Shirt - $99.99 in wet boulder and warm bluegrass (see it here on Maria)
*Denim Crop Tank in Dark Indigo - $49.99 (here on Ema's Instagram)
*Denim Downshift Top - $49.99 (here on Ema's Instagram and here on OperaRach)
*Linen Swingline Tee - $29.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Cleanline Crop Sweatshirt - $49.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Jumpstart Sweatshirt Dress - $79.99 (see it here on OperaRach)
*Indigo Linen Embroidery Tank - $59.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Lightstitch Blouse - $39.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Linen Curveball Tee in Colorblock - $49.99 in 'linen' (see it here on Audreybella in 'hthr camel')
*Crop Pullover - $69.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)



*Leather-Stripe Marled Sweater - $89.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)
*Silk Shirtdress in Newsprint Floral - $129.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Shirtdress in Willowleaf - $99.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Tweedweave Shiftdress - $79.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Cami Shiftdress in Ticking Stripe - $39.99 (here on Ema's Instagram)
*Premiere Skirt - $49.99 (see it here on Engineer L)
*Meridian Midi Skirt - $69.99 (see it here and here on Ema's Instagram)
*Premiere Skirt in Colorblock - $49.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Turnout Skirt - $79.99 (see it here on Audreybella)
*Boulevard Skirt - $82.50 on promo (see it here on Audreybella)
*The Berliner Satchel - $149.50 on promo (pic of the bag in 'English Saddle' here on Audreybella's blog)



*Portland Stripe Scarf - $29.99 (see my review here)
*Faraway Necklace - $29.99 (see it here on Ema's Instagram)
*Ring Stack - $14.99 (see it here on maqsad)

Are you planning on taking advantage of the extra 25% off FALLBACK Sale? If so, what item or items are you picking up? Do you own any of the items on sale or promo? Is there any item you have seen or tried on that you would recommend? Please do share! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yes Please!!!


The freezing cold temps we have been experiencing here in Montana over the past several days have helped to reiterate the fact that I am in need of a winter coat that will provide extreme warmth and protection from the elements. I would like the coat to be water-resistant, have a hood with faux-fur trim, and a longer length would be nice, too.

The Madewell Field Parka appears as if it could possibly fit the bill...

From the Madewell website:

Product Details:

A slimmer, more refined version of our favorite parka. Check out the cinchable drawstring waist and oversized hood—plus, it's cut from water-resistant fabric. Wear it in serious weather and then remove the faux-mink half lining when the frost melts.

True to size.
Cotton/nylon.
Machine wash.
Import.
Madewell.com only.


As many of you who follow my All Things Simplified blog may already know, I placed an order for the Lands' End Shimmer Down Parka during their recent Friends & Family Event. I am really hoping that it works out well for me, because I love the look of the jacket, and have been wanting to get a puffer jacket with the faux-fur trim on the hood for quite awhile now. My only concern (after being out in the 13 degree temp we had yesterday) is the length, as my legs were quite cold while wearing a short jacket, so I think I may need to get a longer coat instead.

The longer length on the Madewell Field Parka is good and would keep my legs covered, so it would really come down to just how warm it would be, as well as the fit and quality, not to mention getting a good deal on it with an extra % off, too.

What are your thoughts on the Madewell Field Parka? Have you seen it IRL, or possibly tried it on? Do you already own it? Are there any other coats you would recommend over this one? Am I better off to get a down puffer jacket in a longer length? Please do share...I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

How To Care For Your Sweaters: 10 Tips from Madewell and Madame Paulette

Madewell recently shared 10 Tips from New York-based garment-care boutique Madame Paulette regarding 'How to Care for Your Sweaters' over on their Madewell Musings blog. The article reads as follows...

"One day, our clothing will launder, fold and care for itself. Until then, we’re stuck with the job of wearer and carer. This sweater season, we are learning the art of skipping the dry cleaner and de-pilling, de-shrinking and hand washing at home, with 10 tips from the experts at New York-based garment-care boutique Madame Paulette.

1. How can you gently remove pills from a sweater?

The unavoidable truth is all sweaters will pill just by wearing or cleaning them. You can remove pills easily by holding the sweater flat with one hand and slicing off pills one at a time with a simple razor, like a Bic. You can also buy a manual pill remover. [Editor’s note: We like the Gleener, a long-handled lint brush with three interchangeable edges for heavy, medium and fine knits.]

2. How often should you wash a sweater?

Did the sweater pick up germs or dirt? That warrants a washing. A good rule of thumb is to wash every four wears, unless you spill, sweat or are around smoke.

3. Walk us through hand washing a sweater step by step.

Fill a sink or bucket with as much cool water as it’ll hold, then add a few squirts of a gentle detergent like Woolite (they make an Extra Delicate Care formula). Submerge the sweater and swish it around. Let it soak for 30 minutes, then rinse it well under cool water.

4. And how do you squeeze out water and let it dry?

Never wring anything. Gently squeeze water out of the sweater and then lay it flat on a towel. Roll it up like a sleeping bag to really suck up the excess water. Dry it by laying it flat on a clean towel or a drying rack.

5. Is there any way to soften a sweater that’s particularly itchy?

After the wash and rinse, refill the sink or basin with enough cool water to allow the sweater to swirl around. Thoroughly mix in liquid fabric softener and follow the same directions for washing explained earlier. Rinse it thoroughly in cool water. [Editor’s note: This isn’t endorsed by a professional, but we’ve used half a cup of hair conditioner instead of fabric softener. Avoid 2-in-1 shampoo mixes and heavy hair masks, and follow the same process above.]

6. How do you shrink a sweater that has stretched out?

Wet the sweater down and put it in the dryer on very high heat until it’s bone dry. You can customize the shrink with how wet the sweater is: Completely soaking it will lead to more shrinking, while misting it till it’s just damp will shrink it less. If the sweater is simply out of shape, wet just those areas and toss it in the dryer.

7. Can you stretch a sweater that’s been shrunk?

Depending on the fabric, yes. Stretch the body by grabbing the collar and the hem at different points and gently pulling. Hold for five seconds and repeat. Do the same thing from shoulder to sleeve and from side to side. [Editor’s note: A trick we’ve used is to hang the sweater and clip two pants hangers to the bottom to weigh it down. The hangers will crease the sweater, but that’s fixable with a fresh washing or an iron on very low heat.]

8. About that: What’s the best way to hang a sweater to avoid little peaks in the shoulders?

The best way is to not hang it at all because sweaters, especially those with a loose weave, will stretch out. Preserve their shape by keeping them in drawers or on shelves, folded or rolled. If you do need to hang it, fold it over the hanger but ideally over a sheet of tissue paper to prevent a crease.

9. This begs the question, what’s a trick for folding or rolling?

Lay the sweater front-down on a flat surface (lay a towel down first to keep the surface from snagging the sweater). Fold each arm one at a time, from the sleeve seam diagonally across the sweater’s back. Then either roll from the bottom hem up to the collar or fold it horizontally in half.

10. And because all good things come to an end: What’s the best way to fold and store sweaters come spring?

Three steps: Thoroughly clean them, fold them and then store them in breathable clothing storage bags or boxes made of cotton, muslin or canvas. Vacuum-sealed bags might save space but they seal in moisture and can create mildew and yellowing. [Editor’s note: Bugs hate cedar and lavender, so toss a small satchel filled with either in with your sweaters.]"

To shop the entire assortment of Madewell sweaters click here.

What are your thoughts on the 10 Tips? Are you going to use any of them? Do you apply any of the methods to your sweaters already? Please do share, and have a lovely day! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Now at Madewell: The 'YESPLEASE' Event - 25% Off Select Sweaters & Boots - Two Days Only

Madewell is offering 25% Off Select Sweaters & Boots for TWO DAYS ONLY with code YESPLEASE at checkout until 11.7.14. Shipping is FREE on ALL Orders, too.

Click here to shop the eligible styles, and take a peek at my personal picks below. :)
***Also, there were a lot of new items added to the sale section today. You can check out the latest additions here.

Are you planning on taking advantage of the extra 25% off 'YESPLEASE' Event? If so, what item or items are you picking up? Do you own any of the items on promo? Is there any item you have seen or tried on that you would recommend? Please do share! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Now at Madewell: 50+ New Arrivals Online - What I'm Loving

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that there are 50+ New Arrivals online at Madewell.
Click here to check out the new additions, and be sure to take a peek at my picks below...
As well as all of these...


What are your thoughts on the new arrivals? Do you have your eye on anything in particular? Please do share! :)

That's it for now...have a lovely day! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Madewell 'Get Comfortable' November 2014 - Blurring the Weekend/Weekday Line

Madewell recently added a new board to their Pinterest page called
'Get Comfortable - Blurring the Weekend/Weekday Line', which showcases the following looks...

































The styling is not bad, in my opinion, but I personally would not really consider wearing any of the looks other than numbers One, Four (minus the sneakers), and Twelve myself.

I do, however, like a lot of the individual items...especially the Flannel Cargo Workshirt in Buffalo Check, Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Dean Plaid, Ultimate Leather Jacket, Marled Snap Coat, Shearling Baseline Coat, Silk Scarf in Ascot Grid, and Ames Boot.

What about you? What do you think of the styling for the 'Get Comfortable' looks? Are there any that you would wear? Do you own any of the individual pieces in any of the looks? Please do share!

Have a lovely day! :)