My First Madewell Purchase!

And I found it at the J Crew Factory Store of all places! I had a three-day office visit and one evening my friend and co-worker S were shopping the outlet. Of course we stopped in J Crew. I knew that they had new arrivals for Fall but nothing caught my eye until we were walking out of the store. That’s when I saw the Madewell Western Jean Shirt in Nightsky Wash. Only one Medium was left among the Smalls and Extra-Smalls so I grabbed it to take to the fitting room. 

Though the online description states a shrunken fit I found no issues getting it on and moving around. The denim is very soft and I can’t wait until it becomes like a fine wine…better with age. The buttons are all snaps, just like a western shirt should be. The best part was that it was also 40% off of it’s price of $59.99. 

I loved my purchase so much I wore it the next day with the Collection Embroidered Neon Floral Skirt. The neon is pretty bright I love how the denim beautifully contrasts with it. I am wearing a size 8 in the skirt and could have probably sized to a 6 so I would say this is TTS. I finished off my outfit with my Lanvin Espadrilles. Shockingly enough I only brought 3 pairs of shoes with me compared to my standard 5 (one for each day, sandals for evening and an extra pair in case I change my mind on one of my day pair). Yes, crazy I know but you never know when you might need a different pair of shoes.

I’m so very happy with my first ever Madewell purchase. Other than a Tote I had been eyeing, nothing peaked my interest. Now I’ll really have to give them a good look in the future. 
Have a Great Evening!


  1. August 3, 2013 / 7:02 am

    Wow, great price on that shirt, you did a lot better than I did on that one. Pretty skirt on you and is that a new haircut? Very flattering.

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Tiffany Rose. Yes, new haircut for Summer. Just trying to grow it out.

  2. August 3, 2013 / 7:03 am

    awww…you look so cute! 🙂

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Stylesista. Nice of you to stop by!

  3. August 3, 2013 / 11:05 am

    You look fabulous! I love Madewell's shirts and wear my ex-boyfriend one all the time. Love the contrast with the skirt, so pretty on you.

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:38 pm

      shopwithm – Thanks! I've been searching for that perfect color blue in a denim shirt and I think this is finally it!

  4. August 3, 2013 / 11:13 am

    Great Outfit! I have a serious addiction to both J Crew and Madewell Chambray and Denim shirts of all kinds/washes and love to see how other people wear them! If you ever get all the way to Austin, you should check out Madewell in the Domain. It's a great store with great sales staff! My daughter and I have been shopping there since it opened and I am still surprised at how many people in Austin are not even aware of the brand!

    Enjoy your Western Shirt! It's cute!!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:40 pm

      TxMom – Thanks! Believe it or not, I have yet to venture up to the Domain, and I'm dying to go! I've driven by it but was on my way to one of our offices. I even saw it when the Neiman's had burned a few years ago. I definitely want to get there soon and check out the Madewell.

  5. August 3, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    You look so cute Audrey! Great fine….I am seeing denim shirts in every magazine and website for fall….in Texas it's a staple, but there are so many fun ways to style them this year!!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks Pam! I found a white one with true Pearl-snaps at Lucky but sadly they didn't have my size. Now, those are really hard to find!

  6. August 3, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    Your first Madwell! I'm a M in Madewell, so that sounds right. 😉 Good deal!!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks Gigi! I'll definitely be hitting that site more.

  7. August 3, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    The neon floral skirt is lovely – and look how long your hair is getting!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:43 pm

      Lisa – Thanks for visiting! The neon is very bright but I love it and have worn it three times already! As far as my hair – At least I'm out of the transition phase of short-to-long. The bangs were something to keep me interested in growing it out.

  8. August 3, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    Funny you should find a Madewell item in the JCF store. The shirt looks really nice on you paired with the floral skirt!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:44 pm

      Rose – Thanks! I'm definitely going to pay more attention to your Madewell reviews. I certainly fell hard for this shirt.

  9. August 4, 2013 / 1:34 am

    i think this is my favorite of all your outfits. you look great!

    • August 4, 2013 / 10:44 pm

      cmf221 – Thank you! I think it's probably one of my favs too!

  10. August 4, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    Oooh I like both of these. I really like that skirt and I am loving the longer hair. Does this skirt sit high on the waist or did the size 8 allow it to sit lower?

    • August 4, 2013 / 11:37 pm

      Shopping Celle – Thanks for stopping by! The 8 allowed it to sit lower. I am pretty sure the 6 would have been at or almost at the waist.

  11. August 10, 2013 / 3:11 am

    Cute outfits! I was visiting NYC last week and bought the pixelbloom top. It is so gorgeous plus it looks so good on camera. Have you seem it? I think you might like it too