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What person doesn’t love to start out the year with a brand new spankin’ wardrobe?! Not only was “dressing better” one of my resolutions this year, it was also just dressing smarter. I wanted to really invest in long-lasting pieces that I knew I could wear over and over again and with other pieces that I already love. That means not succumbing to trends that are going to go away in a season and making sure that when I buy a piece I really love it. Over the holidays, I went on a little splurge at one of my favorite stores – Aritzia. I already own so much from them, but for the past couple of weeks they have been having a massive sale and naturally we had to take advantage of it. In fact, I’ve already been wearing a new piece from them every day this week and I’m bummed that I didn’t get to document it – but my new clothes aren’t going anywhere so they’ll be another opportunity for this.

I kicked off this past Monday with my new Babaton Dexter Pant. I knew that this was going to be something that I was hunting for in the new year so when I went to Aritzia I picked out a couple of black pants in similar styles. This one was actually picked out for me by a woman working at the store and granted it was the most expensive pair…but it was by far, the best pair. I love the way that I feel in these. Completely comfortable and ready to do anything. The elastic waist band was exactly what I was looking for because I didn’t want to struggle with a drawstring (too casual) and buttons and a clasp (too complicated.) When I wear these pants, I can just put them on and go. I paired these with a black sleeveless Madewell blouse and my Vince Camuto heels. It was fancy, but not too fancy. We satisfied the “I, at least, look put together on a Monday” look.

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The Closet: December 2014

Catbird Choupette Necklace – Rose Gold – $298

Typically I publish this list a week or so before Christmas since Kevin has said that he has used it for inspiration when shopping for presents for me in the past, but this year we just went straight to it and told each other what we wanted. This post is extremely accessory/jewelry heavy which is completely new for me, but with 2015 just around the corner, I figured – why not? I’m probably not going to get any of the things on this list, but I’m very much okay with it. Adult me needs to save $$$ anyways.

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Madewell Spring 2015 Lookbook

After the storm we just went through here in the Bay, I’m ready for spring with Madewell! I guess I should clarify that the storm that they shut schools down for here in the Bay was equivalent to just a normal rainy day in Seattle. It was slightly ridiculous. Whatever the case, spring wear is always so much more fun than winter in my eyes anyways.

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Black Friday Shopping Woes

Apparently, when it comes to jewelry I’m still a complete n00b. I stopped into Madewell this past Black Friday and when I spotted these rings on sale for just $10, I knew they were a steal. After putting that bottom one on (it’s a size 5 and I’m a size 4) I found myself completely stuck with my finger starting to turn white. My skin looked completely squeezed from the ring and I was panicking. I didn’t think that would happen since it was one size larger, but I later found out from my cousin that thicker rings size differently?

So I ask the salesperson for help on getting the ring off and she says, “No, I don’t want to hurt you.”

Okay, but like what are we going to do about this ring?

She suggests that the front has lotion, but they really only have Purell. That may work. When she sees that I’m trying to be careful with the Purell, she goes “I don’t care how much you get on the ring.” She probably just wanted it off or maybe she just hated me. If you think about it, I’m kind of like this bratty kid that had to try on everything at home and she was the babysitter that wanted me to not touch anything. And honestly, I didn’t think it was going to come off! Until it did, and I was so mortified about the situation that at that point I couldn’t even buy it.

Thank god for Cyber Monday, right?

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Madewell Fall 2014 Catalog

I just thought about how many times I’ve posted about a Madewell catalog being out for the season and I think it has been many. Many times. I actually do love their catalogs though – more than any other retailer. There’s always a paper version mailed out and in stores and a digital version for what we use to transfer our favorite snapshots over into a post! Actually, I’m very impressed with Madewell’s digital catalog this season because instead of flipping through “fake pages” all I have to do is scroll downwards. So it doesn’t reflect a “true” catalog, but who needs that anyways? At least they’re not trying to hide that I’m viewing this catalog on a website. With that, here are our favorite fall looks. Gimme gimme.

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The Sill x Madewell

I’m such a huge sucker when it comes to all things decorating my desk. I constantly feel like I have so many ideas for it, but given my role at my workplace, I sometimes feel like I am swimming in papers. Last year, I was given a succulent from my co-worker which didn’t survive. And ever since it died, I’ve been itching to have another one. The Sill is a start-up out of New York that I blogged about back in November and now they’ve gone ahead with a collaboration that is making me love them even more! Working with one of my favorite retailers, Madewell – The Sill has created an exclusive line of planters that I absolutely need to have. If only they could ship it to me…

How great would this look on my desk though? Or even… your desk!

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Madewell’s 2014 Fall Lookbook

I have a feeling that I have been cursed with a seasonal boredom disorder. I act like I am very excited for the upcoming season – in this case summer – but the second I see any sign of fall ie. fall lookbooks, I’m ready to move on. Summer isn’t even here yet! Let’s be real though it’s summer every day here in California. However, I am already longing for cozy sweaters, flannels, and fall skirts. Madewell’s 2014 Fall Lookbook has me very excited for snuggling up in my pieces and cleaning up my closet.

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Madewell Leather ID Bracelet – $24.50

It took a vacay to San Diego for me to face a long-deserved shopping spree. I was a little bit nervous about how much I was spending down there in comparison to food, but it seemed to work out and I am still pretty content with all of my purchases and ultimately ended up being well-fed. But…more on that later! Anyone that knows me knows that I never wear jewelry other than the gold hoops in my ears that I never take out. Since I was in elementary, I have always had hairties on my wrist and that’s as far as accessorizing goes for me. Being with Ashley though, I was a little more inclined to try something new. I am in love with my new bracelet and since it’s black and gold, it’s easy to match with most of my outfits.

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You can’t go wrong with a simple denim shirt. My mom handed me down hers a couple of years ago and while it was one of my favorite pieces back then, I am now starting to outgrow it a little bit. Classics are classics, but when they are no longer able to be worn, you shouldn’t feel guilty about replacing it. If there’s one place that succeeds in doing a solid denim shirt, it is Madewell. Every time I walk into the store, I find myself eyeing their display of them and each time, I’m hesitant to bust out my wallet for it. All I needed to hear was “all of our shirts are 20% off today!” and that was enough to make me crack. I purchased the Western Jean Shirt in Pond Wash and have already worn it twice this week. It’s so versatile and can double up as a plain old shirt or a light jacket over a dress or a skirt. It has quickly found a home within my closet.

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Erin Wasson x Madewell Spring 2014

I thought it was an interesting choice for Madewell to select THE Erin Wasson as their model for their spring catalog as she typically tends to have a very edgy and risqué look, but after looking through the catalog on Pinterest, it seems to work. It seems like the model can be tamed down after all.

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Madewell Spring 2014 Lookbook

The best part about living in California is that you don’t have to wait as long for spring to come around! I can never really complain about winter while living here anyways and if it is cold at all, I know that that will soon be passing. Madewell has been one of my favorite stores for the last few years and every year I am never disappointed by their collections especially for spring. This week they unveiled their latest lookbook for Spring 2014 and naturally, we’ve already picked a few favorites.

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Christmas Wish List 2013

Comfort Food Toast Squishable – $35

I always end up making this list too close to Christmas so that by the time I list out things I could possibly want, it’s too late for my family to purchase them for me. Realistically, I don’t need any of these things for Christmas. They are merely just things that I can get for myself in the near future. We’ve actually been doing this Christmas List post for quite some time now so it wouldn’t have felt right if we didn’t have it again. I hope all of you have such a wonderful holiday. I’m off work for the week, but I’m really excited to be spending some time with Yow Yow! and prepping for our roundup posts that we do every year.

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12 Days of Madewell

Madewell came up with such a cute way to tease their outfits yesterday. In 6-second clips, you can watch one of their models completely style an outfit – accessories and all. It was just enough time for us at home to get our inspiration going. Click here to see all 12 videos as part of their “12 Days of Madewell.”

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