Friday, March 2, 2012

Madewell Reviews: Holepunch Sidewalk Skimmer, Striped Looking Glass Tank, Jazz Age Pendant Necklace

I've always had a thing for red shoes. When I was little, I had a pair of red patent leather Mary Janes that I called my "Dorothy Shoes", and I wore them everywhere. I've had a pair of red shoes in my wardrobe ever since, but my beaded satin flats have been looking a bit worn out of late. When I saw that Madewell had come up with these chic little red leather skimmers, I knew that they had to come home to my closet.

Holepunch Sidewalk Skimmer in Siberian Red

The leather is flexible right out of the box, and there's just a hint of toe cleavage.


Leather upper and leather lining. I bought these in size 8, which is my usual.


Many flats don't offer a lot of support, but these have pretty decent cushioning.

While I was on the Madewell website, I thought I'd look around a little bit and see if there was anything else that looked like it was worth adding to my cart. The Madewell look is pretty much the embodiment of laid-back cool, and their jeans are definitely worth trying if you're in the market for a new pair. I also have a few of their tees and tanks and I'm a big fan.

Striped Looking Glass Tank in Siberian Red

Soft and relaxed. Great weekend tank. I'm a sucker for stripes and I like the way that the pattern plays against itself on this tank.


Side view. The red stripes are brighter than they appear in these pictures, and the ground is a parchment color.

Another reason that I like this top? Whenever I wear it, it immediately makes me think of one of the best songs OF ALL TIME:




I had never tried any of Madewell's jewelry before, and these little charms caught my eye.

Jazz Age Pendant Necklace in Light Worn Gold

I was surprised at the weight of the necklace - these are no cheapo charms!


Hanging prettily over my J.Crew Talitha blouse (in SILK, this time).

I'm hoping to make a trip to the closest Madewell B&M location soon so that I can check out what else they have for Spring, as well as to get a better idea of size and fit. I might also order another pair of Sidewalk Skimmers, maybe in the patent leather.

Has anything caught your eye at Madewell?

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Holepunch Sidewalk Skimmer shoes!!! They are super, super cute! Madewell shoes are really quality and super cute. I may have to grab the Holepunch Sidewalk Skimmer shoes too! And, the Talitha blouse looks great on you! I am so glad that you got the Rayon/Silk issue resolved. Thanks SO very much for these great reviews!

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    1. Thanks Rynetta! Madewell really does do a great job with their shoes. I was so relieved to get my replacement Talitha blouse and see that it was perfect...all of the back and forth was stressing me out, haha!

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  2. I have been looking for my perfect pair of red shoes - but unfortunately, I still haven't been able to find the perfect pair. I will keep looking though. These ones you posted are super cute! I wish there was a Madewell in Canada, I'd love to see what they have to offer in store!

    Tasia

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    1. I wish they'd open a Madewell in Canada too, I think that you would love it! The last time I was inside of a B&M they were prepping for the holiday season and there were a bunch of very hairy sweaters all over the place. Since this is GA and it was still 80 degrees outside, I didn't hang around for long. I can't wait to visit again to see their warm-weather gear!

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  3. Love your new shoes! I need to try them on:). The Talitha looks lovely on you! Glad to hear that you finally got the correct one.

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    1. Thank you! I saw a commenter on the Mothership today who mentioned that her Talitha had basically fallen apart after a trip to the drycleaners, so now I'm afraid that mine will somehow self-destruct :p

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  4. I love that striped tank and the J.Crew Talitha is so gorgeous, I adore the color! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Katherine!

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  5. I still have yet to buy anything from Madewell, but those flats are so stinkin' cute - I definitely have to give them a closer look!

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    1. Oh yes - do give Madewell a try, especially the jeans and shoes. I wish I could spend more money at Madewell, but most of their stuff isn't office appropriate and that's where my clothing budget has to go. I am going to buy another pair of the sidewalk skimmers...those can go anywhere :)

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  6. I love that necklace. So cute and it looks great w/your SILK Talitha ;)

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  7. I already have way too many pairs of red shoes but these are really cute, I love them. Also the polka dot ones, aren't they great?

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    1. YES. I love the polka dot ones, but they were sold out in my size the last time I checked. Will keep an eye out.

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  8. does the tank run true to size? thinking of getting it in the blue color.

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    1. Yep, TTS. I'm generally always a size M and that is the size of this tank.

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