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Have you guys seen Madewell's Spring line yet? Many of you probably have - it was revealed back in December, I believe - but I wanted to share it because it's one of those series that I continually gather inspiration from, and mostly because of its simplicity. 

When putting together outfits in the morning (it's useless for me to plan ahead, as I always change my mind in the morning anyways), I often try to push my boundaries by choosing something unexpected to toss into the mix, but something that I'm still comfortable wearing. That's not easy, and sometimes when I look back on the photos from that day, I can't believe I actually thought that looked good when I put it on in the morning. It's when I receive catalogs from brands like Madewell and J.Crew that I'm forever pressing my palm to my forehead, realizing and re-realizing that 'unique' doesn't always mean 'complicated.'

None of the pieces in this line are outrageous, and none of the outfits are ones that I couldn't wear daily to work or for the weekend. So, if any of you out there are looking for it, my best advice for becoming inspired by the pairings of catalogs, bloggers, or even street style, is to recognize looks that include pieces similar to those in your own wardrobe (as much as I'd love to dress like Janis Joplin every day, I simply don't have the means to do it), and not be afraid to give someone else's idea a shot! After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, is it not?

Happy styling,
:) christen

**all images via Fabsugar.


  1. i LOVE madewell and j crew, they both remind me of the same thing constantly- i try to make things more complicated than they are. i am constantly trying to figure out what 'my style' is. have you ever chcked out tomboy style? great blog, always great for inspiration!

    1. I hadn't heard of that blog, no, but just checked it out and it's great! Love that she uses so many vintage looks as style icons - thanks so much for the reference, and for visiting!

      <3 c


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