Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Madewell evolution

My heart aches for all those devastated by the the Oklahoma tornado, I am praying for comfort & healing to those mourning lost loved ones & a destroyed community.
If you are looking for ways to help,
text "storm" to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army
or "RedCross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross
{ What I Wore: Boutique Onze striped dress // ShoeMint pumps // souvenir scarf from Venice }
{ Get the Look }
striped dress {$69.99} + Madewell scarf {$18.50} + belt {$12.99} + leopard shoes {a splurge but so cute!}
In college, I would say that my style was definitely "J.Crew". Preppy, classic, lots of pink + green.
I don't know if style blogging, growing up, or living in Nashville is the reason, but recently I have noticed that my style is trending toward being more "Madewell". Mixed prints, masculine + feminine pairings, & "global" accents.
So am I now "uptown"? Or was I already "downtown" & now I'm "midtown"?!
Well whatever it is, I better figure it out before I head to NYC next month (!!!!!)
That's RIGHT!
My sister & I are headed to New York City to go wedding dress shopping in June!
Before this, I have only been to the Big Apple for a few hours during a layover, so I am looking to you fashionably well traveled ladies to tell me everything that we need to do & see over the long weekend (June 21-24).

I am also thinking that I might need to save some time for a blogger happy hour while there, 
so if you are in the area, stay tuned!
Is there a store that is your style aesthetic?
I would love to hear if others share this way of defining their style too!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a $50 gift card to Lisa Leonard's fabulous shop {here}!!

P.P.S. I am linking up with Style Elixir's Style Sessions today


  1. I love your style! I don't there is any one store that is my style aesthetic, because my style changes so much! I guess I would be Winners - a bit of everything!

  2. I love the madewell style. I only wish my wallet could actually handle the store haha.
    NYC isn't too far from me! Can't wait to hear more about the possible meet up!

  3. I love the shape of this dress- and you can't go wrong with stripes!

  4. NYC?! YAY! Definitely let us NYC gals know if you have time for a meet up–either way, that must be SO exciting! Also, I'm loving this entire look–I've always wanted to wear scarves like this, but I was never really sure how to. Saving this for future inspiration!

  5. What are the odds you wear Madewell today lol. I was actually thinking the same thing a few weeks ago. I was more Madewell but have become a little more J Crewish. I actually flip flop back and forth a lot I think. Two of my favorite stores for sure lol. Have fun in NYC. Never been!

  6. this is so chic! i love the pretty tied neckscarf. and i think you have a great defined sense of style we see everyday on the blog. :) i need to cultivate mine more

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  7. I think I'm equal parts J. Crew and Madewell. It probably has something to do with the fact that they're very close together at my favorite mall. P.S. Your hair looks super fantastic today!!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  8. What an adorable striped dress! Do you know which stores in the city you'll be looking at for wedding dresses? I went to Kleinfelds and Reem Acra but ultimately bought my dress in a small store in Jersey.

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  9. Stunning...everything!! Your look, hair, personality showing through....I am LOVING this. And girl, I still don't think I have a certain style...I love everything too much to choose!! LOL! Maybe I will call myself eclectic! ;)

  10. Love the striped dress! I tell everyone who comes to NYC to visit Alice's Tea Cup! It's just so fun and a great experience. http://alicesteacup.com Also, Baked By Melissa cupcakes are the best and so cute since they're tiny! I hope you have a great time in the city!


  11. Love this outfit! Especially the print mixing.


  12. you look absolutely fantastic! I love those heels!


  13. YOU LOOK STUNNING! Seriously loving the outfit and your hair looks amazing


  14. Love the way you tied the scarf! It looks great with the dress!

  15. Can we talk about how perfect your hair is right now? Because seriously!
    And I love that dress! How exciting for your NYC trip, you are going to love it!

  16. these pictures are beautiful - I think this may be my favorite outfit of all time of yours. I'm not sure which store I am...Gap? ;)

  17. Love this look! Your striped dress is such an awesome shape!

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  18. Cute outfit and amazing hair. You will LOVE NYC :)


  19. Such a coincidence how we styled such similar striped dresses on the same day :D Love the scarf!

    Honey & Silk

  20. I love the scarf with the dress! Fab heels!


  21. Your hair looks amazing in that last pic!! And how fun that you are going wedding dress shopping in NYC! This look is great for summer, love the European twist with the scarf.


  22. Love this striped dress so much! And your hair is so perfect!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  23. That dress is SO pretty! Love it with that scarf and those fabulous shoes. And you are going to have a blast in NYC...so exciting :)


    The Other Side of Gray

  24. Love your outfit!! Too cute!! I love love love that dress. I am definitely a J.crew/ Kate Spade (if I could afford it.) kind of girl. Have so much fun in NY! I have been twice and I would love to go back someday!


  25. oh my goodness, this dress could not be any more amazing. You look so so fabulous. Lovely post, hun. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo


  26. You are so gorgeous!! And NYC for wedding dress shopping?! Jealous!

  27. This dress looks stunning on you! Love it paired with your leopard sandals :)

  28. SLEEP NO MORE! SLEEP NO MORE! YOU HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP NO MORE! I'm saying it in all caps because seriously, you have to

  29. *If it's still open, because they have a bad habit of pretending they're going to close all of the time.

  30. Stripes and animal prints...One of my fave combos!


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