OOTD: I like the way you move

I’m in love with so many of the color combinations Madewell is carrying this Spring, which make dressing for days both warm and chilly easy and effortless…







Jacket : Madewell | Dress: Madewell | Bag: Madewell | Sunglasses: Madewell
Earrings: Anthropologie | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Tights: Hue | Boots: TOMS
photos: Bekka Palmer

As much as I am enjoying seeing all the summery looks on Instagram, here in Manhattan things are still pretty cold most days. I feel like red is an ideal color for Spring days when the temperatures are down in the 50s, don’t you? It has a nice mix of cheery and yet also subdued to it. The Posy Ruffle Dress ($158) has a certain 90s vibe to it — I could see this being right at home on Angela from “My So-Called Life,” a seminal TV show from my pre-teen years, but it also’s updated enough that a few friends reported seeing it at Coachella this past weekend too. It’s short on me at 5’8″ but still completely wearable, especially with tights underneath.

I’m having tons of fun too with my Madewell moto jacket, which you can also see on me here. With its soft buttery leather it’s less stiff than my other moto jackets making it ideal for Spring days. I am kind of secretly wishing for a few more chilly weeks so I can get the most wear out of it possible before it’s time to pack it away for the Summer!

This is the kind of outfit I can wear to work, around the Farmer’s Market, or any other untold number of goings-on. It has all the things I look for in an everyday look: cute details, a bit of flowiness, great fit and feels good on!

The title of this post comes from the bike riding messenger you can see of the background of the top photo, who gave me those words of encouragement while Bekka and I shot this outfit. Gotta love NYC, and especially popular public spots like Union Square!

You can see more Madewell OOTDs: 1 | 2 | 3 and one more coming Friday!
See the boots on me: 1 | 2 | 3


  1. Amelia
    March 21, 2017 / 10:17 pm


  2. Mary
    March 22, 2017 / 12:02 am

    A few pieces of drab clothing interspersed among lanterns and incense sticks?!
    I went to the store this weekend after a long time because of the 20% and I only got a lipstick. I really wish they would get their act together. I miss the type of clothing that only Anthro can create.

  3. Lindinha
    March 22, 2017 / 12:17 am

    This preshop is nonsensical and I can only hope that it was curated electronically.

    On another note, I just put 10 items in my cart (none from this preshop) and I feel like Anthro is calling me back again. Im quite surprised.

  4. Barbara
    March 22, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I thought this was another horrible pre shop. Why can't we have pretty spring clothes? Why does everything have to be for the beach?! I'm sick of that theme! I live nowhere near a beach and I am not planning on visiting one. Am I the only one?

    • Lori
      March 22, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      I completely agree. I actually live right on the beach, but it is on the Great Lakes, so our stroll along it last weekend included taking pictures of ice formations. I'm pretty sure I wore waterproof boots and a coat. Even when it warms up here I'm not looking for beach wear, just pretty spring clothes for work. Once summer comes around I'll think about beach wear, but honestly it will be shorts and a tee, and nothing Anthroesque.
      Anyway, not liking this first dibs, but there are other things I'm slowly adding to my wishlist.

  5. Stephanie
    March 22, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I'm kind of loving the Daytrip Jumpsuit: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/daytrip-jumpsu
    They remind me of a pair of amazing pants I got while on a trip to Bali last spring….

    I am also pretty pleased with the price points. It's almost like they figured out no one was willing to pay $228 for light-wight fabrics. I might not even wait for some items to go on sale (YAY!!)

  6. Arielle
    March 22, 2017 / 1:09 am


  7. Amelia
    March 22, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Stuff is showing up at 15% off in my cart…???

    • Anthropolitan
      March 22, 2017 / 7:05 am

      The Anthro Day 20% is still showing up in mine.

      • klj1
        March 22, 2017 / 10:57 am

        Same 🙂

      • Amelia
        March 22, 2017 / 11:58 am

        No the math is wrong… items are not down to 20% off though. They are at 15%.

    • klj1
      March 22, 2017 / 10:58 am

      YES! I am about to lose mine as well over it…ugh.

  8. Denise
    March 22, 2017 / 5:30 am

    Another month of “nothing for me” at Anthro. I have not liked the styles or fabric patterns for nearly a year at Anthro.

    • Jess
      March 22, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      That dress is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like the shoulders can be brought up as well and that's a lot of embroidery on a nice cotton dress (even the lining is cotton!). Also, true about the price points for so many dresses.

      Pilcro has a cute pair of new white jeans with some really pretty lace embroidery at the bottoms called the Stet Mid-Rise Embroidered Cropped Jeans. I like a few cropped jeans myself because I'm so short and mostly for Spring/Summer time otherwise in the Winter it's too darned cold for them.

  9. soulrebel23
    March 22, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I did not see anything in the Antro preview that interests me and some of it is just bizzare. I went to the store recently and there were too many overalls some over $200. I did buy a sale candle.

    I received Sundance's Spring catalog in the mail yesterday and the shots are lovely. Nothing I need but certainly some nice things. I have only bought four items there-all on sale and excellent quality and natural fabrics.

    Check out this photo-dress would not work for many with just two sizes but Italian and silk at a good price point. <a href="http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/whisper+of+romance+dress.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&quot; target="_blank"&gt <a href="http:// <a href="http://;http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/whisper+of…“” target=”_blank”>;http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/whisper+of…“ target=”_blank”> <a href="http://;http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/whisper+of…” target=”_blank”>;http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/whisper+of

    • Anthropolitan
      March 22, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      The new Sundance catalogue is a work of art. So many things that I love!

    • Dina
      March 22, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      It's very pretty.

    • LoobyLibby
      March 23, 2017 / 12:56 am

      I think it's very pretty…too bad it's rayon

  10. BriBri
    March 23, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Sale is now 25% off

  11. amles
    March 23, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Dear Anthro,
    You finally did it: the colour combos, the fit, AND the prints are all horrid in your clothing. Usually one of the three is off, but now it's all the above! Groan. It look like Rainbow brite's school trip to the 90s.
    I was a dedicated raver in the 90s and this stuff does not do the era an favours. At least throw in some Adidas tracksuits and Hello Kitty baby tees into the mix, if that's what you're channeling.
    PS Anthro – Most of the jumpsuits could've made lovely dresses, just saying.
    Still rooting for you. You'll do better next time 🙂
    Love, Amles xoxo

  12. Robin rue
    April 25, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    That is an awesome winter causal look! I am loving your jacket – so cute 🙂

    • April 26, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Thanks so much Robin!!

  13. klj1
    April 25, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Haha..when I first read it I thought it might have something to do with OutKast 🙂 lol (Yeah, still love that song..:-)
    LOVE your outfit!!

    • April 26, 2017 / 10:57 am

      LOL we started singing that after he said that!

      • klj1
        April 26, 2017 / 2:47 pm

        …I sang the title 🙂

  14. April 25, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Love the dress! And I love how you made it work for cooler temps with the jacket, tights and boots! Super chic!

    • April 26, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thank you Anne. 🙂

  15. April 25, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I'm loving the color of this jacket! How versatile for Spring or Fall!

  16. Nam
    April 25, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Lovely jacket Roxy. Ur good with jackets. Loved ur pink one too??

    I love that dress too. Cute print.

  17. Nam
    April 25, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Wanted to share with everyone

    I love my purchase from Sundance Catalog. Angel Tank (it's so pretty on. Fits like a glove), honey blossom top ( so pretty in person love the color combo) and floating clouds top ( can't stop myself if it's white and Lacey). Spent some money but happy with every penny I spent 🙂

  18. April 25, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    My kind of style! I love layering. That cute dress could work for many seasons. The jacket matches my hair, at least today. Those booties are adorable but in Texas we are already in sandals and peep toes!

  19. terristeffes
    April 25, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I just discovered my Madewell Store here in St. Louis. That jacket and dress are beautiful. I am in love with your booties, too.

    • April 26, 2017 / 11:01 am

      How fun to have a Madewell so close by!! It is one of my favorite stores.

  20. April 25, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I stopped by Madewell yesterday and wanted just about everything I saw. So of course I left with nothing since I couldn't decide. lololol

  21. April 25, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    I've never shopped at Madewell but love the cute items they have! Such a fun dress that can be dressed up or down perfect for any season!

    • April 26, 2017 / 11:02 am

      Agreed! Perfect take on the store Felicita!

  22. Anthropolitan
    April 26, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Pretty choices, Nam! It's always money well spent if you really love what you buy.

    • Nam
      April 26, 2017 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks Anthropolitan ??

  23. April 26, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Thank you Nam!!

  24. April 26, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Quit showing us your earrings! Every time you do, I have to have them. 😀

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm


  25. eatteachblog
    April 26, 2017 / 11:09 am

    My sister would buy every single piece of clothing at Madewell if she could. She loves that place. I've never gone shopping there before! I should check it out! 🙂

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      I'm totally with your sis! It's well worth a visit.

  26. Dawn McAlexander
    April 26, 2017 / 11:34 am

    The outfit looks great! I would enjoy wearing something like this. I think it would be good down here in the south where it is a little bit warmer than up north. Today would be a perfect day for it.

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Agreed, and since it is layered the dress could also work on its own.

  27. April 26, 2017 / 11:43 am

    That's the perfect outfit for any place! I love that jacket too

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Breena!

  28. April 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I am so in love with that jacket.You look stunning in that outfit.

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks Moipone!

  29. April 26, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    This dress! The jacket! The boots! Well, everything about this outfit is something that I would get for myself. I miss that NYC weather. I love how you styled this outfit!

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!

  30. Cindy
    April 26, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Love the Jacket and the dress. Thinking to get the Jacket too, the black one also looks good.

  31. April 26, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    This is so cute! Love how you could transition this between seasons, too. It's such an effortless and feminine look, too. Love how you styled this!

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Katherine!

  32. April 26, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I think that leather jacket is gorgeous! I love the maroon color, perfect for any time of year!

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!!

  33. April 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I used to love My So-Called Life. I can absolutely see how that dress would be something Angela would were. It's kind a fun 90s vibe to it.

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Yes, you get it!!

  34. April 26, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    This is my favourite outfit, but I always wear black jacket. I think that I will have to try this color as well!!!

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Sometimes it's fun to break out of our habits and try something new. 🙂

  35. April 26, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I'm loving that dress. It's great for Spring and you can dress it up or down.

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Very well said, that's exactly how I feel.

  36. Jeanine
    April 26, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This is a cute look! For work or even a night out! The jacket is cute and goes perfect with the dress!

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Yes!! Thanks Jeanine.

  37. Tereza
    April 27, 2017 / 3:42 am

    Gorgeous lady as always! Also can we just talk about how insanely cool are those earrings! Absolutely love them!x

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Haha thank you Tereza!

  38. luna
    April 27, 2017 / 6:16 am

    such a snazzy cute outfit. Yo did good here with the combo, loving it.

    • April 27, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Luna!!

  39. April 27, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I love the necklace you paired with this! It ties the outfit together so well!

  40. April 27, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Totally Cindy, it was hard to choose a color, since I already have a black jacket the bordeaux seemed like the right color here.

  41. royaltyinreality
    April 27, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I love this outfit, specifically your jacket. Love the tights with it too!

  42. nmetolen75
    April 27, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    That is such a cute dress! Very swingy! I love how with the jacket it's perfect for colder days, but take it off and it's the ideal spring outfit!

  43. flamingospineapples
    April 28, 2017 / 3:00 am

    This is such a cute look! I love the combo of fall and spring here with the floral and the leather jacket. Looks great girl!! Madewell is a really great brand.

  44. bookopeners
    April 28, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Love the style! This is definitely something I could wear! I will try to recreate it for sureeee!

  45. bookopeners
    April 28, 2017 / 12:02 am

    – yasmin ali

  46. jessica lundy
    April 28, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Super cute!! Love the floral dress and the rockstar jacket!!

  47. Amber Nelson
    April 28, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! I would definitely wear this outfit to work for sure!

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