Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Madewell Reviews: Clearweather Pullover, Silk Composition Tank, Embroidered Peasant Top, Cabana Jacquard Shift Dress and Shrunken Trapeze Shirt

A few Madewell reviews for those of you considering the 30% off!

Clearweather Pullover Sweater (XXS) in Brick Dust
I loved the color on this one - plus Madewell knows how to do slouchy sweater quite well. The XXS felt good width-wise - slouchy but not sloppy - but then the side slits were so high! It ended up feeling a little short. Overall, it is a nice lightweight cotton sweater for the summer. I've been contemplating a Vince sweater, something like this, but they do run on the pricey side.

 Silk Composition Tank Top in Dots and Stars (XS)
Also offered in solid colors and an adorable black and white print version! This sucked me in because of the stars. I love stars almost as much as I love stripes. It's very swingy and comfortable. Mine got a bit staticky as I tried it on so it's not flowing quite as nicely as it should. Very lightweight and nice for summer.

Embroidered Alma Peasant Top (XS)
I love the embroidery on this little top - it's really beautiful and just enough to make the top special. I think this would look better on someone with a C cup or below. It fit fine/a little tight across the bust but the real problem was the pleating below the embroidery. It just added bulk to my already generous chest. I love this one from South Moon Under - so easy and lots of blue embroidery. Or you can't beat this F21 one for $10 (plus this F21 is gorgeous!). This TJMaxx version is simple and rings in at a fair $24.99. And if you want to go upscale, this Parker peasant top looks perfect.

Cabana Jacquard Shift Dress (XS)
Again, cute embroidery, and pockets! The neckine is quite high which I'm not used to - also a bit of the same problem with the pleating under the embroidery - big boobs beware. Word of warning - the material is THICK and lined so I wouldn't wear this in the deep heat of summer - more of a spring dress. This Lucky Brand version is adorable and looks more breezy. This striped embroidered shift has a Tory Burch feel to it, without the price tag. Love this off-the-shoulder embroidered bell-sleeve dress - makes me want to go on vacation. Finally, check out this Neiman Marcus Last Call peasant dress. Easy and right on trend.

 Shrunken Trapeze Shirt in Cat Walk (XS)

I was immediately drawn to the adorable leopards. Oh my goodness this print is SOOOO cute. The shape of this shirt, however, is not for me. Very wide and the material is a slightly scratchy stiff linen. It does look okay "at rest" since it drapes fairly well. I really hope they put this print on something else. It makes me smile!

Anything you are wanting to buy with the 30% off?


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