One of the best things about being in a serious relationship is that you have a guaranteed ride to and from the airport. Had they included this info in the relationship propaganda pamphlets, I would have tried to get into one sooner. Anyway, it was my turn to play chauffer for the BF this weekend, and his flight ended up getting delayed a few times, so I decided to take the MARTA train from the Atlanta airport north to Buckhead and the Lenox Square mall. I may never drive into the city again: the train ride was so easy and pleasant. Since I had plenty of time, I tried on lots of different items at Madewell.
Silk Picket Stripe Tee
Despite my current closet embargo on stripes, this silk blouse caught my eye immediately. Red and navy: two of my faves. The SA said that they had just come in and they were selling very well. J.Crew came out with a similar top this Spring, the Gondola Stripe Top, but I like Madewell's version better. Something about the cut of the sleeves and the lack of the white stripes. I did end up buying this top and wore it to work today...it pairs just as beautifully with a pencil skirt as it does with jeans.
Color=Felix Red, Size=Medium. The online description calls it "feather-light", and it absolutely is. Perfect for layering or on it's own in the summer.
As light as it is, it's not see-through at all.
Daybreak Tee and [blancnyc] Skinny Jeans
The Daybreak Tee was the first of Madewell's Linen Jersey tees that I tried on. They have such a nice hand, so lightweight...but they are SO SHEER. Even this Ink color tee showed the outline of my bra. Sheer tops are probably not a big deal for women who have smaller busts and wear pretty lingerie, but most of my bras are industrial strength minimizers. Not exactly the kind you want to show off. I just grabbed these jeans to try on with all of the tees, but I really liked them. Too bad I don't need any more denim right now. As with J.Crew's skinny ankle jeans, size up one for a less skin-tight fit.
Keepsake Stripe Tee
I really liked the heathery stripes on this tee, and the slightly longer fitted sleeves and open crewneck are nice touches, style-wise. Still too sheer for me, though.
Color=Optic White, Size Medium.
Here is the solid version of the Keepsake tee. The Medium is pretty true to size for me. I love the slouchy fit that the model sports on the website, and I'd consider going up a size to try to get the same look, but it never works out that well for me.
Merci Stripe Tee
This is a great tee, and it has a nice heavy weight...reminds me of my St. James Mariniere tee, which only became this soft after I washed it a few times. Size Medium. AJC reviewed it as well on her blog, HERE.
Plantlife Pictureshow Tee
The panel on the front of this tee is like a heavy chiffon and I knew I wouldn't be buying it due to the sheerness, but the little botanical print is very sweet. The color isn't "me" either, but I do like chartreuse in general.
Side view, size Medium.
More linen jersey, more sheerness. I'd definitely feel uncomfortable walking around in this tank. It's nice and soft, though, and the colors are pretty. This color is "Sunset Koi".
Long-Sleeve Indigo Ink Tee
I LOVED this long-sleeve tee. The worn-in feel, the faded color, the fit, the length...it was totally going home with me until I saw the black grease mark on the upper left shoulder (not visible in the pic). It was the only Medium in stock, so I will probably order it online.
Silk Stripe Tank
The multi-colored silky stripes on this tank overlaid onto lightweight Modal really make it special. I wish it wasn't so sheer because I ended up liking it a lot...it reminds me of the beach.
Part 2 of my reviews coming tomorrow.