OOTD: Making my way with Madewell

This outfit post about Making my way with Madewell and the Madewell April sale promo is sponsored by Madewell. Although some of the clothing I’m wearing was provided by Madewell, all opinions are as always my own! Please read this blog’s disclosure post for more info.

OOTD: Making my way with Madewell featuring Madewell's Tie-Waist Maxi Dress in Vintage Daisies, The Small Drawstring Transport Crossbody, Bandana, Bead Mix Bracelet, Tassel Statement Earrings, Claudia Sandal in Suede, and Bagatelle NYC's Suede Moto Jacket :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Late April has finally brought some bloom to NYC. Before the cherry blossoms arrived it was up to me to bring some colors to my world! I turned to one of my absolute favorite stores, Madewell, for help. Several items later my closet feels Spring-ready and blossoming! That’s how I’m making my way with Madewell.

Right this moment, have you taken a look at the Madewell April sale promo? I spoke about it in yesterday’s weekend report. Also, I’m wearing some items included in the promotion here. More below.

OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Making my way with Madewell :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Hat: Nordstrom | Dress: Madewell (also here) | Jacket: Nordstrom | Bag: Madewell
Bracelet: Madewell | Earrings: Madewell | Shoes: Madewell | Bandana (on bag): Madewell

This girl loves pink. One of Madewell’s trends this year is monotone — picking one color and sticking with it through an outfit. Sometimes that means mixing tones of the same color. Other times making my way with Madewell means picking a single color tone and sticking to it, like in this look! The lovely rose pink of the Tie-Waist Maxi Dress in Vintage Daisy ($168, also available here) makes the perfect foundation color for a Spring outfit. With a bag, bracelet, earrings and lipstick all in the same shade, I’m ready for making my way with Madewell.

Some of these items have sold out so quickly! They sold out before I could even feature them on my Instagram in an outfit teaser. The dress sold out immediately (though it does pop back, so keep checking!). The earrings too were gone in a flash. I’ve learned with Madewell that it’s best not to wait on an item that I truly love; it might be here today and sold out tomorrow! The company purposely places small inventory orders on many items, so making my way with Madewell often means hitting ‘buy’ as soon as I see an item I like! I so appreciate that Madewell is now carried by both Nordstrom and Shopbop too. It gives me more chances to grab an item I truly love.

Other times, I’m lucky and the item I want will make it to sale. Right now during the Madewell April sale promo you can take an extra 30% off all sale items! (Code: YAY30.) This promo includes my very comfortable sandals and the lovely bracelet I’m wearing too. The dress likely will not make it to sale since it keeps selling out and the bag is a question mark too. Grab them now while you can!

Speaking of the bag, Madewell’s Transport collection is such a delight! I’d say this mini drawstring Transport is vital to making my way with Madewell. It’s the perfect size! It holds my day-to-day necessities. Also, I love that I can wear it crossbody or carry it via the shorter handles in my hands. I like it so much I’ve got it in two colors now. Expect to see both colors often in my upcoming OOTDs! The bag is  included in the Madewell April sale promo! Also, there are other cute bag options to choose from.

Madewell has such an eye for updating vintage details in modern cuts, lending an air of both timeless classic appeal and fresh modern feelings. My dress (also available here) is a perfect example of that. It’s long and dramatic with its flowy skirt that dances beautifully in the air. There’s a top button at the keyhole (which I prefer to leave undone) and a beautiful tie detail in the back. Overall this dress is maxi perfection. I love making my way with Madewell in pretty dresses like this! It’s not included in the Madewell April sale promo but on Monday, I’ll feature a dress that is.

Below, my picks from the Madewell April sale promo. What’s your favorite Madewell item right now? Also, have you seen my weekend sale roundup?


  1. PHG
    April 21, 2018 / 9:17 am

    I ordered a bunch of sale things earlier this week! I am really loving Madewell these days. I like the daisy embroidered jeans but just can’t do 11inch rise with no stretch. Haha. Love your dress. Might have to put that on my wish list.

    • April 22, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Me too PHG! What did you order? Do you have a favorite item you're really looking forward to? I am very in love with this dress, highly recommended.

      • PHG
        April 22, 2018 / 10:49 am

        I’m updating some of my basics so I ordered the skinny jeans (Allegra wash), a couple tees (side tie, and knot front) and the gold Ella pumps. Getting ready for spring! No dresses yet… been thinking about what to order for that haha

        • April 22, 2018 / 10:53 am

          I totally hear you! My favorite pair of AG jeans ripped yesterday — no complaints as I've had them close to 10 years now, but I will be hunting around to replace them as AGs don't fit me very well anymore. Their new fit is not great for me. Those gold Ella Pumps sound so cute! Maybe I'll try the Allegra Skinny Jeans too. I bought the side-tie tee during this promo too. Dresswise I like the Marguerite that I linked in the post a lot, and I'll have an OOTD up tomorrow for that. (Last day of the promo.)

  2. Colleen
    April 21, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Love this dress on you! Great post!

    • April 22, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Thanks so much Colleen! 🙂

  3. kellclear22
    April 22, 2018 / 8:06 am

    I love your entire outfit! I’m considering purchasing your bag since it’s on sale. Which color do you recommend? Can it hold everything I need for my day?

    • April 22, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Thank you kellclear22! I like this pink color a lot, but there is a light green color that I find myself reaching for more often. It looks very good with my military and denim jackets. So if I had to pick one color it'd be that one. You'll see it in an OOTD tomorrow!

      As far as holding everything, I can fit my wallet, sunglasses, and phone in there no problem. Chapstick too. A long wallet (like a checkbook sized one) would be too tall for this bag.

  4. Ilse
    April 23, 2018 / 9:25 am

    You look so beautiful in these photos! The dress is spring perfect and I loved your picks! You def have to move fast with this sale because things go QUICK!!

    xo, Ilse

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:32 am

      So true! Thanks so much Ilse!

  5. April 23, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Madewell is one of my favorites, EVER! So many good Spring pieces out right now.

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:34 am

      It's one of my favorite stores right now too.

  6. lydia
    April 23, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Madewell never disappoints when it comes to their clothes and accessories and really just everything! I have been loving their bandanas and bags right now. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Lydia

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Agreed Lydia! This bandana does so many great things.Looks great no matter how I wear it!

  7. dashingdarlinblog
    April 23, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I love Madewell!! So many good items that it is hard to choose!!

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:35 am

      I totally agree, it's overwhelming how much pretty stuff they have!

  8. Ruthie
    April 23, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    This look is flawless! I love it all so much!!!

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thank you so much Ruthie! Totally delighted to hear that.

  9. April 23, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I do really like Madewell, but I haven't check out their sale yet. You look fabulous in that dress — loving all the Madewell bags.

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thank you! It's so hard to choose from all their great bags.

  10. Louella Reese
    April 23, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Love Madewell! My mom and I actually did lots of shopping there today. They have so many great items and the best jeans! Love this look on you – so fun and fresh.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:38 am

      That's so awesome, you must have such a stylish Mom! Their jeans are among my faves.

  11. April 23, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Madewell is the best! Looks like some awesome deals.

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Yes it was a fantastic sale! Hope you picked up some good stuff.

  12. April 24, 2018 / 1:07 am

    Such a cute outfit babe! I am loving this dress, the color and print looks amazing on you!


    • April 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Thank you so much Kileen!

  13. April 24, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I love Madewell! They have so many great pieces to style this spring/summer! Also loving your whole look. Super cute and bright:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

      So true Hannah! Thanks lady!!

  14. Kristina
    April 24, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Love the fun floral print of this dress and I am a huge fan of Madewell's style- so effortlessly chic!

    xo, Kristina

    • April 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Totally agree Kristina.

  15. April 27, 2018 / 9:32 am

    You look amazing in this dress! I am loving the print and the bright color. So many great picks too, I need to do some shopping quickly!

  16. Anna English
    April 27, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I love the mix of red and pink! It's so perfect for spring.

  17. Sarah Tripp
    April 27, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This floral maxi is so fab on you! I always love shopping Madewell! xx

  18. April 28, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Thats a lovely ootd.. Madewell has some great pieces!

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