Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Madewell Herringbone Cardigan

My first Madewell order arrived today....the Herringbone Cardigan.  It fits tts.  I am usually a size Small in J Crew sweaters so, after consulting some other JCAs and "chatting" with a Madewell specialist, I decided to go with the Small in this as well.  The fit is good...not too tight, not too loose...and I am able to button it comfortably without any pulling.  When unbuttoned, it fits exactly as shown on the model.
The only other thing to mention about fit....the arms are somewhat fitted.  So, if you have bigger/muscular arms this may present a problem.

The weight of the sweater is akin to the J Crew "dream" sweaters except it seems a little more dense.  I got the beach pebble color, which I was told was brown.  Ummmm, unless I'm color-blind it's more like charcoal or faded black trimmed in oatmeal with brown buttons.  The buttons are plastic/resin crafted to resemble leather.
All in all, I think it's a keeper and will be a cute go-to sweater this fall.

Wearing 8/31/2011

J Crew Chiffon Rose Tee - Size S
J Crew Domino Jacquard Pencil Skirt - Size 6
Ann Taylor Loft Cardi in Hot Pink - Size S
J Crew Triple Strand Black Patent Belt - Size S
J Crew Black Leather Slingbacks

J Crew cotton cardigan
$62 -

J Crew leather pumps
$198 -

J crew jewelry
$78 -

J Crew belt
$20 -

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wearing 8/30/2011

J Crew Indigo Floral Blouse (Summer 2009) - Size 4
Old Navy Jeans in White - Size 6
J Crew Juliet Heels in Tortoise Patent
J Crew Pearl Necklace
J Crew silk top
$98 -

J crew jeans
$98 -

J Crew crew shoes
$188 -

J crew jewelry
$55 -

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wearing 8/29/2011

J Crew Stripe Snap Tee in Faded Black - Size Small
J Crew Factory Bling Button Cardi in Light Berry - Size Small
J Crew Scout Chino in Khaki - Size 4
Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal in Leopard
Katie Costello Tiger's Eye Pendant Necklace

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wearing 8/25/2011

J Crew Seersucker Pencil Skirt - Size 6
Merona for Target Chambray Shirt - Size S
J Crew Featherweight Cotton Cardi in Gauldin Orange - Size S
J Crew Serengeti Peep Toe Shoes
Forever 21 Necklace

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wearing 8/24/2011

J Crew Jester Sweater (Fall 2011) - Size S
Old Navy BootCut Jeans in White - Size 6
J Crew Camille Wedges in Sand Dune
J Crew Factory Tortoise and Fireball Necklace

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wearing 8/23/2011

Wearing 8/23/2011

J Crew Abstract Lattice Pencil Skirt - Size 6
Merona for Target Chambray Shirt - Size Small
Mossimo for Target Oval Buckle Leather Belt in Brown - Size M
J Crew Camille Wedges in Sand Dune

Monday, August 22, 2011

And the winner is....


You've won J Crew's Elephant Critter Charm Necklace  in celebration of Tweed and Toile's one year anniversary.
I've sent an email to confirm.

Thanks to everyone who participated!  I truly appreciate you all for making Tweed and Toile part of your blog reading.  Time is one of the most precious things we have...thank you so much for spending a little bit of yours here.  

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wearing 8/19/2011

J Crew Shoe Tee (Fall 2008) - Size M
J Crew Factory Spotted Cat Cardi (Fall 2008) - Size S
J Crew Matchstick Jeans - Size 27
Mossimo for Target Oval Buckle Leather Belt in Brown
J Crew Deseree Sandals (Summer 2011) in Chocolate

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Look For Less

The Tory Burch "Ambrose" Cap Toe Flannel Flat are reminiscent of last year's Greta Clog with the combination of charcoal flannel and saddle-colored leather.  The website description reads:
A cutout logo keeper decorates the leather cap toe on a flannel flat with a comfy elasticized collar.
Textile and leather upper/leather lining/leather sole.

However, they ring up at a pricey $255, which may be out of budget for some.  So how about a more affordable option?!
Ann Taylor Loft Flannel Ballet Flat for a fraction of the price at $59.50.  Same contrasting charcoal flannel and saddle-leather with the added perk of a little crocodile.
This flannel ballet flat gets a dose of preppy glam with croc-finish piecing and a sweet bow accent. Grosgrain trim at opening. Cushioned footbed. Light traction on sole. 1/4" heel

Either would be a great shoe to add to your fall wardrobe...and now you can, regardless of your budget.  :o)

Wearing 8/18/2011

J Crew Factory Stripe Tissue Tee in Cerise (Fall 2011) - Size XS
J Crew 5" Chino Shorts in Khaki - Size 4
Mossimo for Target Oval Buckle Leather Belt in Brown - Size M
Merona for Target Emeline Sandal in Orange

J Crew short shorts
$43 -
$25 -
J Crew link bracelet
$25 -
J Crew belt
$48 -