I think I’ve finally caught up on past events, and can post more current events for May & June. Thank you for bearing with me as I get back into my blogging schedule. Who knew my this time of year would be so busy…and it hasn’t slowed down yet!
This past Wednesday, my husband and I attended the grand opening party of the new Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad. As you know from previous posts, I started a love affair with Madewell last year (posts here and here), so I just had to visit this new location. Note: I thought I knew every mall in San Diego, but I have never been to The Forum Carlsbad until that night! I also saw a familiar face: Lauryn, who worked at the UTC location, is now the stylist at the Carlsbad one. I want to thank Lauryn, Scott and Amanda for making me feel well taken care of, even though they were very busy that evening! I’m definitely going back to The Forum Carlsbad to explore it a little more, and of course to do more shopping at Madewell. Have a great weekend!
Such a fun, yet frenzied event. Loved the bar, the food and the DJ!
I adore the displays at Madewell. It’s a perfect grab-and-go bag for a weekend summer getaway!
Free tote with purchase (Bien Fait means “well done” in French).
Also free with purchase: A lovely original piece by local illustrator, designer and blogger, Kelly Murray.
Last week, the folks at Madewell UTC invited me to have a little Insider Event with a few of my friends to view their new spring looks. Bianca of The Inbetween Girls and Laura of Laura Neuzeth joined me for a fun evening of shopping. I was especially excited about the wonderful new tees that I saw because they’re simple yet chic. Thankfully, this Insider Event provided me with my last haul before my Catholic service of giving up shopping for Lent. So I’ll be “shopping” in my closet and doing quite of bit of re-mixing until Easter. It’s a nice challenge because I want to feel inspired without having to constantly buy something new (although I will admit that it is fun). Thank you Lauryn and Joseph at Madewell UTC for setting up the event, and special thanks to Ashley and Courtney for showing Bianca, Laura and me a great time that evening!
Afterwards, we all had coffee together before Bianca had to leave. Then Laura and I bought more macarons to take home from Lette Macarons La Jolla (their kiosk is pictured below) because we loved them at the event. Now, I’m completely addicted to their macarons, especially the Salted Caramel ones.
Last Thursday, a few San Diego Style Bloggers were invited to preview Madewell’s new collection at their University Town Center location in La Jolla. In addition to shopping, we were treated to sweet treats and drinks while we put together holiday looks. I arrived right at 6pm, which allowed me to take a few pictures before meeting up with some of my fellow #SDStyleBloggers. I shopped just a little, grabbing some good deals on a little bit of bling. After the holiday, I’ll be sure to indulge a bit more, and that Bien Sûr sweater is at the top of my list. Thanks to Joseph and Lauren at Madewell UTC for a wonderful night!
I’m not sure how it happened, but I have accumulated quite a collection of printed pants in the last few months. I like what the printed pants add to my wardrobe, making it very dynamic. It’s always easy to pair printed shirts with jeans or dress pants, but I find it more challenging to build an outfit around printed pants. These wonderful printed pants are my first purchase from Madewell. I also don’t really pick a color theme for my outfits, but I ran with the blue in this one (you may recognize the blue purse, as I wore it during my many days and nights out in London last year, orignal post here). Believe it or not, the blues were not all the same shade, but they appear that way in these pictures.
Outfit – Madewell pants (on super sale at the location in South Coast Plaza, only $17!); Old Navy shirt; H&M sweater; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Betsey Johnson shoes; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Necklace from Southwark Cathedral (London); Mimi Boutique zipper bangle; Wendy Brandes ring; Suki Bijoux rings; Michael Kors watch
FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Although this is a sponsored post, the opinions, pictures & content of this post are strictly my own.