Saturday, August 30, 2014

Madewell New Arrivals Picks

My trip to Madewell last weekend was a couple of days too early, as the new arrivals showed up only this week. I found this roll-out packed with beautiful pieces. Among the top favourites are the Reversible Quilted Vest

and Reversible Quilted Vest in Plaid.
 Reversible Quilted Vest in Plaid (similar here, here, here)

Another fall piece I found interesting is the Blazer Coat. It's made of viscose twill with a hint of stretch and would look equally great with a pencil skirt:

Blazer Coat (similar here, here, here, here)

An interesting detail is on the Sailor Skirt at the back. At 26", this skirt hits me below the knee (I am 5'6").

Sailor Skirt (similar here, here, here)

Silk Refined Tee in Diamond Floral. Madewell does silk tees really well and this one looks beautiful as well:
  Silk Refined Tee in Diamond Floral

No one told me ruffles were back. Here they are on the Silk Ruffled Cami:
Silk Ruffled Cami (similar here, here, here)

My obsession with quilted items continues. I like the Quilted Crop Sweatshirt a lot too. I might wear it with a stripey untucked shirt underneath.

Quilted Crop Sweatshirt (similar here, here, here)

Last, but not least, the Berliner Satchel. My favourite colour is the 'dark cabernet.' I have several bags made with pebbled leather and they are still looking great, after many years of wear.
Berliner Satchel (similar here, here, here)

Did you take a look at the latest Madewell new arrivals? What did you like? Please share!

Hope your week has ended well and have a great long weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LOFT - August (II)

Two new Loft stores opened up in the Lower Mainland, I was told a couple of weekends ago. One is in the Metrotown Centre, and the other at Guildord Mall. I hadn't been to Guildford Mall in what felt like a decade, so it was surprising to see the new kids on the block there, among which were Victoria's Secret, H&M, Forever 21 and now Loft. I was looking for the Sheer Paneled Sweater (seen here before) size XS. I stumbled across a couple of pairs of jeans that got my attention instead. The first one is the Modern Straight Leg Jeans in Dark Rinse Wash size 27/4. I loved their look and feel. There is also a version in 'black' as well as in decoy blue wash.' The sweater is the Jeweled 3/4 Sleeve Sweater size S. This is my usual sweater size at Loft and other retailers, but I would size up to an M in this one.

The other pair of jeans was the Modern Skinny Jeans in Iron Grey Wash also size 27/4. I prefer the blue wash, but they didn't have those in my size, so I tried the 'iron grey' instead. 

Speaking of pants, last weekend I found another great pair of pants, the Custom Stretch Trouser Leg Pants in Zoe Fit. These pants come in several other fits (Marisa, Julie), depending on yor body shape. I am trying on the 'plum night' colour, but there are three others as well to choose from. I tried both sizes 4 and 6, and felt the 6 fit better. I also borrowed a pair of heels from the fitting room to check the length. For my winter booties, I woud probably go with the Tall version. The plum colour goes well with the Woodsy Floral Sweater size S and 'berry jam.' There is also a blue motif called 'deep hydrangea blue.'

Lastly, the same sweater as above with the Cargo Pencil Skirt size 4. I loved the fit and the look of this cotton/spandex skirt a lot and is on my wishlist:

That's it for now, but I have a few more future for later.

Hope you are having a great week so far, and happy Wednesday, everyone!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

J. Crew Factory - August

Yesterday CC and I made our way to Seattle. On the way there, we stopped briefly at the Factory store to see what's new. I hadn't been there in a while, so all the stock was new to me. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few items I have already seen in the regular JC store last year. Among them was the Factory Embroidered- Front Top in 'antique linen black' and size S, my usual size. It comes in four other colourways as well.

Factory Quilted Puffer Vest size S and 'warm bisque.' This vest also comes in four other colour as well. I also noticed the Factory Novelty Quilted Puffer Vest in 'camo' and thought it looked really nice.

Lastly for now, mt favourite piece, the Factory Houndstooth Print Sweatshirt, also size S. At first sight, I thought it was a sweater. The cotton is very soft and the sweatshirt felt very comfortable on. The best part, it is currently on sale on the website.

What else I liked at the Factory:

How about you? Have you been there lately? What did you like? I have a couple of more Factory reviews for a future post.

Hope you all had a great weekend, and happy Monday, everyone!