Madewell Folktale Top, Zara Jeans, Hobbs NW3 Sandals
I made a special effort to get the tripod out and take this picture outside for my buddies Avril and Joanna. After all they played a hand in helping me procure this little Madewell number. The problem with Madewell is they don't ship to the UK but I do love their clothes so I stalk their site and sigh and coo over their perfectly cool clothes. I confess now - I prefer them to J Crew - they are a little more pared back in their styling. They are just more …. me.
I played the dither dither game for a while with this before finally mailing Joanna in a panic saying "I think they are going to sell out - buy, buy, buy!" and had her and her hubs in hysterics at my panic when they woke up to my flurry of messages. I only sent her 3 but that time zone lag is a killer for the nerves! And Avril's part in this? She was my clothes trafficking mule :o) Hee haw! But she did offer to pick up from Joanna whilst she was out in New York for her Belfast Choir trip - have you seen the videos? Really really fab. Thank you - I luvs ya both!
As for the top itself, why did I go to so much trouble? Well I liked the simple food accommodating shape, it's 100% linen, the embroidery is beautiful.
And it has more than a passing resemblance to the Isabel Marant Dumas top but infinitely more affordable for me. I also didn't get on so well with the Mango dress which everyone has been snapping up this season - the cut and lack of sleeves didn't suit me so well on the dress but the little sleeves on this top give me the coverage I need for the bingo wings and because it is a top - I will get more wear out of it. After all, I don't want to jinx the weather by getting the legs out too much do I now?
Last Note :
- (adopt bad fake Oriental accent) Ah - Madewell lah! I love your clothes so much lah but why you not ship to the UK lah? Me no happy lah! You get act together like J Crew lah and ship to UK please. Thank you lah!