Charade Blazer (size 2) in Black
Oops, sorry for the blur. I love this little blazer. The black is still full price while the blue (which I could have gotten for about $30 this summer, see my review here) is on sale for $99.50 online. I'd say this runs true to size. I don't really like it buttoned at all but adore it unbuttoned. Just the right length and very fitted. Adorable.
Silk Peasant Dress in Retrogrid (size 2)
Um, gak. This horrible on me. Yes I know it needs a belt but seriously look like a reject from the Sound of Music or something. I realized, in retrospect, that it would have looked a lot better had I undone a few buttons. I do love this print but the shape is not really working on me.
This was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Madewell! I really like the print and the lovely navy background color. The fit is just ok. I think it looks passable in the pictures but it didn't feel very good. The size 2 is clearly too small and the 4 was a huge improvement. Unfortunately, that seam across the top of the chest is not so fabulous for the larger busted of us. All that shirring/pleating underneath that seam just adds to breast area.
A close up of the print. Very cute and subtle (I like it better than the white/yellow one on the Silk Boyshirt in Birdslife .
Anyone try on that darn Birdshow dress before it went on sale? I would love a review (or at least an accurate picture of the color).