There were some major head-turners in Madewell’s New Arrivals section this week, although I am never totally synced with the styling on their site — a little too slouchy for me. Below, sharing some favorites and how I’d style…
+I love this smocked autumn dress (sleeves are major), and would wear with a padded velvet headband, burgundy suede flats, a gold heart necklace and — swoon — a vintage Chanel bag, or any other statement bag in burgundy. And if going out, I’d throw on these pretty heart earrings.
+Into this bib detail blouse tucked into these trousers (or any high-waisted flare!), a pretty heart necklace, my favorite pumps, and a fab statement jacket or cardigan. Throw on this fun tote to finish it all off.
+AND — not a new arrival, but y’all are loving these tailored utility pants! Chic chic!
P.S. More fall athleisure looks here. I received a number of requests in my most recent solicitation for Magpie Mail about school drop-off and I feel like those athleisure looks would be be practical and chic!
P.P.S. Just tried a new face mask (my top five here) from new-to-me brand Follain that was gifted to me by Haven Well Within, a brand you might remember reading about here because we all loved this pullover so much I think we caused it to be back-ordered. Anyhow, I really liked the Follain mask — I’m usually more drawn to the kind that harden and then rinse off with hot water, but this one was ultra-gentle and ultra-hydrating and couldn’t have arrived at a better time, when I was exhausted and felt dried out and dehydrated. I took a hot shower, slathered this on, and laid in bed in a robe for 20 minutes alone and it did wonders for my mood (and my skin).
P.P.P.S. Musings on a new way of thinking about self-improvement: “When asked how he created the celebrated sculpture of David, Michelangelo responded that he’d “simply chiseled away what wasn’t David.”