I returned the Walkway Sweater Dress but made a walk around the store before completing the transaction. I found the Orson Loafer and really liked them.

~ Orson Loafer in Leopard, size 6 1/2 ~

They are a different print and colors from the Darby Loafers that I have from J Crew. The shoe itself looks a bit more masculine and the tongue comes up a bit higher on the foot. I will say they are a stiffer and may need a little breaking in.


I tried on both the 6 1/2 and 7 in the Orson Loafer and found the size 7 to be a bit loose and long in the toe box. I chose the 6 1/2, which is a 1/2 size smaller than my normal size. I only tried them on but they felt comfortable in that brief amount of time. I’ll report back once I wear them for a longer period of time.


The calf hair is very fine and the pattern looks printed on satin instead of tiny hairs. It’s only until you touch it that you realize it’s calf hair.


I’m excited to wear these soon. The Darby Loafers I have are a tan and brown pattern, very different from these camel and black.


Shop other flats at Madewell…

I also like these boots too.

Have you tried the Orson Loafer? Currently, you can take 25%off with code YOUGOTTHIS on these and all my picks above.

Sorry for the late posting on these. A little drama with the HOA going on today. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a Telenovela.

~ Walkway Sweater Dress, Heather Charcoal, Small ~

I liked this on the hanger but was so layered up when I was shopping that I didn’t want to take off everything to try it on. I figured it would fit since it looked oversized so I bought it. I like the A-line shape but the sleeves are way too tight. The seaming under the arms is small which also cuts into the top of the bust some. The length is fine for me as I would wear this with tights and leggings. I also like the dark charcoal color of this sweater dress as well as the texture of it. The wool is extra-fine merino and isn’t itchy. Sadly, due to the fit in the arms it’s going back. I think the Medium will be too big through the body so I won’t be exchanging this dress.


~ Stonework Drop Necklace ~

I was debating on getting the Pivot Pendant Necklace, with the Tiger’s Eye, and then say this stone mix of what looked like gray and light coral. From the website, it states the stone is black leopard jasper. The necklace is adjustable in the back to make it shorter or longer and has a cylindrical drop extending past the stone. There are rings and another necklace in the black leopard jasper stone.


~ Spin Drift Pendant Necklace ~

Each Ocean Agate stone was different on each necklace. Some had more black in it, while others had more mixes of light and dark green. I was able to find one that didn’t have any black. The stone portion swivels and the back is black stone so I can always mix it up. This is also adjustable in the back to make shorter or longer. The Drift Cuff Bracelet was not in my store but I would love to get it to match the necklace.


I will be returning the Walkway Sweater Dress as the fit is not quite right on me. I have quite a bit of Madewell jewelry and love to mix-and-match my drop necklaces. I have a few that will go with both of these.

Through Monday, December 14, Madewell is giving you 20% off your purchase or 30% off $200 promo with code SPLURGE. I love that the Transport Weekender is included in this promo. Though I really love a rolling carry-on for flights, I think I need a weekender for the road trips we take to Dallas every few months.

This is a great time to get gifts and a little something for yourself. I’ll be back later with a review of the Walkway Sweater Dress and some necklaces I found over the Black Friday/Weekend.

Madewell has a new promotion today. Using code WINWIN will get you 20% off $100 or 30% off $200, both in-stores and online. Such a great deal to gather the rest of your Fall items.

My favorite item from Madewell right now is the Cadet Blazer. I love the cut, the style, the color. I was hoping to see this in store but it’s an “online only” item. This is in my cart right now deciding on which item below will be the ride-along to get the 30% off. I have the Courier Shirt in Mathius Plaid and would love to try the Silk Courier Shirt in Camouflage Green.

I picked several shirts in plaid, gravitating towards them because of the color schemes. I can’t decide between the Slim Boyshirt in Lawton Plaid or the Penfield® Jansen Plaid Shirt.

I’m always looking for easy dresses to throw on for the day. Especially when they can be dressed down with a chunky cardigan and tall boots, like my Frye Shirley Boots. I think the Moviehouse Shirtdress or the Short-Sleeve Shirtdress in Masmodil Plaid. That one would satisfy both my plaid craving and casual dress need.
I have just as many picks for shoes and accessories from Madewell too! I have several layered necklaces I purchased last year that I love to wear and I’d love to add the Knotshine Necklace to that collection. The Stargraph Cuff Bracelet is similar to one I already have, the Studded Rail Cuff. Though I have pierced ears, I rarely wear earrings any more; maybe once a year. But I like the look of the Crossbar Earrings. They don’t look very big. I hope I can see them in store to make sure.
I know that I need the Octavia Sandal in Dark Cabernet in my life. But the 4-inch heel height is over my personal limit. I really like the Billie Boot in Suede and would love to see it in the Leopard Calf-Hair of the Nico Boot.
How about you? What are you going to shop for using the WINWIN promo?

Since I was in the area last week, I headed over to Madewell to see if they had any Embroidered Stitchtake Dresses in stock. Sadly, they were sold out but I did find three shirts that I took home with me.

~ Bon Vivant Tee, Small ~
This tee is so soft and comfortable that I didn’t even notice the drop-shoulder on it. This runs big so size down at least one. I usually get a Medium for comfort but the Small fits really well.
Here’s another comfortable shirt. It’s really super soft cotton and I like the blue-and-gray plaid. The is oversized so go down one size. You’ll still have that slouchy, oversized look. I’ve worn this one already with some old chambray shorts. 
This shirt was styled in the window as a wrap-style blouse. I searched all over the store for it and had to go back and check the colors on it. Then I found it on a table. It’s pretty over-sized but I like how it looks tucked-in, which is how I would wear it most of the time. Since it is over-sized, you’ll need to size down at least one size. 

The Courier Shirt comes in a variety of patterns as well as White and Chambray. This shirt has a 4-5 star rating depending on the pattern. It seems it is very well loved by Madewell Aficionadas.

What do you think of these three shirts? Have you tried the Courier Shirt?