So, I’m currently a week or so in my ‘non capsule collection’, capsule collection spending freeze (confused yet?), and it feels so good! It feels freeing, less stressful, and really eye opening. I needed this time to take a breath of sorts and to see what I really wear out of my closet, and to be more creative! Buying new clothes and wearing only new stuff does NOT a style blogger make. Ha!
Just remind me of all these good feelings in a month or so, okay?
On that note, before I stopped my shopping I had ordered a pair of Madewell’s boyfriend shorts. I had been eyeing them for quite some time because I was intrigued by the looser fit and I love the paler wash of them. My FAVORITE pair of shorts I own are from the J Crew outlet in St. Augustine, Florida, and are about a hundred years old. I don’t remember exactly how much they were, but it was more than I typically would pay for anything. YET, they were worth it! They have been the only shorts I have worn for years. I almost always take the less expensive route when it comes to shopping. (You know this!) I find that the clothing at Target and Old Navy suits me just fine, and I am rarely disappointed by their quality. Shorts though, those are tricky for me. I hate a lower rise, or a tighter fit, and find that most stores think that shorts should be crazy short. Which DOES NOT make me look good. The good news? I LOVE these new Madewell shorts! They fit perfectly (not too tight, higher rise, a loose but not TOO loose fit), and the color is the most 70’s-ish of pale washed out blue. They are the Holy Grail of shorts.
On that note, my Group Giveaway gals have pooled their cash together so they could give away a $75 gift card to Madewell! Madewell is killing it with their lighter colored denim line for Spring (those flares!), and I love their dainty yet strong jewelry aesthetic. I’d also personally buy their short overalls, because WHY NOT go back to the 90’s and relive it all? 😉
The giveaway will run for a week and is open to anyone that can shop either online or in store with Madewell. Good luck!