I am sure I am not alone in my love for dressing up. Now finding that perfect fancy outfit...that's a whole other story.
It always seems that when you are looking for a specific item of clothing, with this clear image of what you want in your head, you find everything but that item on your shopping endeavors. Of course the next time you go out, after having made another piece work for the event, you find the original item you needed. Ahhh and that must be the law of shopping: you will only find what you're not specifically looking for. It's absolutely maddening.
That used to be me on every. single. shopping. trip. Talk about exhausting! I attribute my struggles of finding the perfect pieces to not really knowing my overall fashion identity. What did I really like? A very simple question, yet one I could not even answer for myself. Then I found Madewell. Upon walking into the store I fell in love with every rack of clothing and accessories aligned so tidily along the walls. That kid in the candy store feeling flushed through my body. I just want to touch and feel and HAVE everything here!
From that point forward I had a distinct vision of what my fashion sense was. And so, on occasions when I know I'll be needing a specific outfit, Madewell is my go-to store. Like the name insists, all of their pieces are fabricated to perfection, leaving me with the satisfaction of the look and the quality too!
This whole French girl look is composed of Madewell pieces. The dress I found on the sale rack, but here is a French-esque one that is just as adorable. Here's the link for the bandana and the tote. Wearing this outfit and looking in the mirror, I can't help but exclaim, Oui oui!
Until next time, a plus!