January 10, 2013
We think the New Year is the perfect time to give your wardrobe a little refresh. With that in mind, we asked our designers for a list of their favorite blogs for seeking out style inspiration:
1. Tomboy love: http://tomboystyle.blogspot.com/
2. Vintage treasure trove: http://www.sighswhispers.blogspot.com/
3. Finding inspiration in the random: http://www.old-chum.com/
4. Danish dreams: http://thelocals.dk/
5. Fashion’s latest: http://trendland.com/fashion/
6. All things ladylike: http://musingsinfemininity.tumblr.com/
7. The queen bee of style blogs: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/
8. A collection of quirk: http://mistermort.typepad.com/
January 7, 2013
Not only do twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato bring distinct perspectives to the jewelry they design, they also put their own stylish spin on the way they wear Madewell. (Hint: They both knock it out of the park.)
Check out all the looks, then explore their favorite things.
January 4, 2013
Shh…a jean secret our denim team swears by:
Though it may sound strange, we say don’t wash your jeans. What to do instead? Pack them in a plastic bag and freeze them for a day or two. All unsavory elements will disappear—and your beloved blues won’t have faded or shrunk in the process (like they would in the wash!).
January 3, 2013
They say variety is the spice of life—and we actually couldn’t agree more. So without further ado, check out these 12 creative ways to switch up your style for 2013.
January 1, 2013
December 30, 2012
‘Tis the season to make promises to ourselves, so we asked a few members on Team Madewell what their No. 1 New Year’s resolution was. Find out what they said below (and tell us yours).
KIN (Head Designer): “Be healthy and stay happy.”
JAY (Head of Visuals): “Learn to make Twinkies at home.”
JOYCE (Accessories Designer): “To meditate! A clear head is totally underrated.”
December 28, 2012
We’re still in the holiday mood, and nothing gets you in the spirit quite like eggnog. Our favorite way to indulge in this frothy treat? An old-school eggnog milkshake from Gray’s Ice Cream in Tiverton, Rhode Island. This local institution has been serving up homemade ice cream since the 1920s, when it was delivered in batches by horse and buggy to proprietor Annie Gray, who would then dish it out from the back window of her house.
These days, the charming three-window ice cream parlor stays open year-round and churns out more than 40 flavors, including their famous frozen pudding (a rum-based classic with apricots and raisons) and seasonal hits like eggnog. But if you can’t make it to Tiverton for their deliciously rich eggnog shake, here’s how to do it yourself:
1. In a blender, combine one cup of eggnog ice cream with one cup of whole milk. (Note: The fresher the ’nog ice cream, the better this shake will taste. If you can’t find a quality pint near you, tweak the recipe to use one cup of vanilla ice cream with one cup of top-shelf eggnog.)
2. Pour into a festive cup and top with grated nutmeg to your liking.
Want to add a little kick? Garnish your shake with a fresh cinnamon stick, sprinkle with crushed ginger snaps (yum!) or sweeten with shaved peppermint bark and whipped cream. Cheers!
December 28, 2012
Hurry—only a few days left to try for a chance to win a $2,013 Madewell gift card! Enter here.
December 26, 2012
When it comes to party-ready sequins and sparkles, we say spread the love—from blazers to heels to skirts and more. Check out our new All That Glitters Pinterest board (and get inspired for New Year’s Eve!).
December 25, 2012