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Micropost: Madewell New Arrivals.

By: Jen Shoop

There were some major head-turners in Madewell’s New Arrivals section this week, although I am never totally synced with the styling on their site — a little too slouchy for me. Below, sharing some favorites and how I’d style…

madewell new arrivals

+I love this smocked autumn dress (sleeves are major), and would wear with a padded velvet headband, burgundy suede flats, a gold heart necklace and — swoon — a vintage Chanel bag, or any other statement bag in burgundy. And if going out, I’d throw on these pretty heart earrings.

+Love this boiled wool half-zip with white or ecru ankle-baring denim, clogs, and a statement bag.

+This flannel shacket with VB kick flare jeans and Beth sneakers, or, for a dressier occasion, these pants, this blouse, and these shoes.

+This quilted pullover with navy Aligns, NB 327s, quilted puffer bag, and a blush corduroy ballcap. Maybe all layered beneath this puffer?!

+Into this bib detail blouse tucked into these trousers (or any high-waisted flare!), a pretty heart necklace, my favorite pumps, and a fab statement jacket or cardigan. Throw on this fun tote to finish it all off.

+AND — not a new arrival, but y’all are loving these tailored utility pants! Chic chic!

P.S. More fall athleisure looks here. I received a number of requests in my most recent solicitation for Magpie Mail about school drop-off and I feel like those athleisure looks would be be practical and chic!

P.P.S. Just tried a new face mask (my top five here) from new-to-me brand Follain that was gifted to me by Haven Well Within, a brand you might remember reading about here because we all loved this pullover so much I think we caused it to be back-ordered. Anyhow, I really liked the Follain mask — I’m usually more drawn to the kind that harden and then rinse off with hot water, but this one was ultra-gentle and ultra-hydrating and couldn’t have arrived at a better time, when I was exhausted and felt dried out and dehydrated. I took a hot shower, slathered this on, and laid in bed in a robe for 20 minutes alone and it did wonders for my mood (and my skin).

P.P.P.S. Musings on a new way of thinking about self-improvement: “When asked how he created the celebrated sculpture of David, Michelangelo responded that he’d “simply chiseled away what wasn’t David.”

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4 thoughts on “Micropost: Madewell New Arrivals.

  1. I’m with you on Madewell styling being too “slouchy”, although I am a loyal customer of theirs for their denim. I’ve tried on multiple designer brands and I still feel their denim works best for me postpartum! Every now and then I also find some non-denim pieces which have been a home run. I’ve been enjoying their Broadway cardigan this year — love the cropped fit and the buttons! I’m actually thinking of getting a second one in a different color.

    Ooh I must try that Follain mask! For some reason I haven’t though to try their masks, though I love their “replenish + protect” moisturizer for everyday use. I got inspired to get back into a masking routine after one of your previous posts. Speaking of which, have you tried the Rose Hydration Sleeping Mask from Fresh? I know you’ve sung the praises of the rose stem cell one from Peter Thomas Roth (that is hard to find).

    1. It’s funny how some pieces from some brands really work for you and others don’t – I am intrigued by the denim note. I know A LOT of my Magpies have reported the same thing. May have to stop by to try on some pairs this fall/winter…

      I haven’t tried that Fresh mask but I do love roses and I swear by several other Fresh products!


    2. I second this denim rec – was on a trip recently and another girl mentioned Madewell is all that works for her. I tried Levi’s, did NOT work, and Everlane’s 90s cut – 100% cotton was too tight and I think I’m between sizes. But Madewell was perfect! Only 1% stretch and they have great vintage styles. I realllly wanted to love the Everlane ones and be a “cool girl” ha but just need something with a tiny bit more give.

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