This month I partnered with Madewell on an Instagram video, and had so many noteworthy finds I wanted to review them in more detail on the blog! I am loving the concept of their modular collection which features rompers and dresses that can separate into two pieces for versatility.
To achieve a similar jumpsuit look using two separates, a piece that I absolutely adore but haven’t taken pics of yet is the Katrina crop vest, which coordinates with the Neale linen shorts (these have a more tailored look with a flat front, elastic back waist). I was scouring the internet for an on-trend linen vest that isn’t too long, and this one was a winner purchase. Size 00 is a casual fit on me, and I’ll try shrinking a tad in the dryer.
On sale – very petite friendly and both pieces can be mixed and matched. The bust on this runs a little small and the buttons may gap if you have a bigger chest. The shorts measure 11.75″ across waist when un-stretched and have a fully elastic waist. As with most unlined white linen, these are slightly sheer but fine for me with skin-toned undergarments. I don’t love the little loops that hang out from the top after you disconnect the pieces, but you can kind of tuck them in.
Comfy casual summer pants that have quickly become one of my most worn additions from Madewell this year, after my clean pull-on shorts! The material and fit is super breezy for hot days, travel and weekends. The petite length works well on me with flats (I’m 5’ tall). I’ve machine washed these and air dried several times already and they hold up well. xxs petite measures 12.6″ across the waist (elastic) when lying flat, and 24″ inseam.
Incredibly flattering jeans that are a little different from my usual slim straight. These come in 4 different washes and have great reviews. When lying flat, the 24 petite measures: 12.3” across the waist, 10” rise, 24” inseam.
This is a sturdy weight yet ventilated 100% cotton sweater that’s ideal for tossing on in cooler summer evenings. The fit is oversized and slouchy in style with drop shoulders.
These are one of Madewell’s most popular pants, and I wasn’t sure what to expect before trying them on! The fabric is a lyocell / linen blend with a chino-like feel (lighter weight than actual chinos), more on the casual side, and the cut is a true wide leg looser fit. The waist fits big on me and would need alterations, but runs consistently with Ann Taylor sizing: 00 petite measures 13″ across the waist, with an 11″ rise and 27.5″ inseam.
See the fit on me full length, and with the hems folded up. These have been selling quickly, but if you’re able to find your size, I was so impressed by the flattering fit of these (go 1 size down at the waist). Petite wasn’t available when I ordered so I grabbed these in 23 regular thinking I’d cut the hems as a raw hem style. In the meantime while I’m deciding whether or not I’ll cut them, I’ve been using my DIY hack to temporarily shorten them.
This one fits loose at my waist, with size 00 measuring 13″ across when un-stretched (again, consistent with sizing at brands like Ann Taylor). It would need to be altered for someone similarly sized. What I do like is how super lightweight and breezy it is to stay cool in the summer, and the fabric doesn’t cling like satin slip skirts do. The waist is fully elastic all around and pull-on style.