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I Adore The Store: Madewell

April 23, 2014 in I Adore What I Love

Let’s go back to five years ago when I went to Boston to go visit Kelly, one of my very best friends from college.  Besides for this trip being one of the memorable and FUN vacations that I’ve taken to date, (Kelly knows how to entertain!), I also was introduced to one of my very favorite stores ever… Madewell!

I Adore The Store: Madewell via

 Top Row: | 1 | 2 | 3 |  Middle Row: | 1  | 2 | 3 |  Bottom Row: | 1 | 2 | 3 |

The only problem was that my new fave store, with the cutest boyfriend cardigans, adorable silky shirts, and perfect chambray button-downs, was ONLY located in Boston at the time and had yet to expand to other states, and by other states, I mean Chicago. GAH!

Now let’s fast forward to two Octobers ago and Madewell opened up one (extremely anticipated) store very close to where I work. And soon after expanded to the city, in a neighborhood right near were I live. Can you feel the excitement oozing out of my words?!?!?! Because when I heard the news myself, it was a “YAY for ME” type of day… and let’s be honest, millions of other chic chicas too!

If you aren’t aware, Madewell is owned by J.Crew (the company introduced it in 2006) and is considered to be J.Crew’s more modern-day younger sister.  Well, I might have just made that up but that’s how I see it.  Don’t get me wrong, J.Crew is great too but it’s not really my style, not to mention that every time I go in there, I turn around and walk away with nothing.  Madewell, on the other hand, I have the exact opposite problem, because every time I go in there, I want to walk out with EVERYTHING! 

Oh, and did I mention that they give teachers (and students) 30 percent off all merchandise??  If you didn’t know, now you know. That’s a lot of potential savings right there… you’re welcome!

Take a look above at my favorite things to buy NOW from Madewell.

Just a few quick notes:
1) Madewell has the BEST basics, if you couldn’t tell already.
2) It’s my go to for casual cool.
3) I have ALWAYS wanted those Bling Wipes! Will definitely come in handy, don’t-cha think?
4) Isn’t that necklace the coolest? I bought it for my sister-in-law for one of her past birthdays and she wears it all the time.  I love.

So there you have it… happy shopping, friends!
But before you go, which of my picks do you adore too?
Let me know in the comments section of this post!


  • Jill April 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

    So right Dana! They have adorable things… Also alittle different then other stores.!!!
    Love that necklace also!

  • Raniya April 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Awesome collection and lovely pink colors all around.

  • Cassie May 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I like the simple red top! Nice for spring too :)

  • Ashley July 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Oh how I wish there was a Madewell in the UK!

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    My Name is Dana Ivy.

    Hey hey! I’m a MOM of three, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My 3 kids are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... WE are all in this together! Read More.

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