Madewell has been around for a long time. In fact, they have been around since 1937! However, they have never been a designer that I associate with accessories. Not handbags and certainly not jewelry. So when I saw this necklace you see here, I was a bit shocked when I realized it is from Madewell. Meet the Madewell Cheetah Pendant Necklace!
Who can remember their high school days? Do you remember when the male athletes all wore there Varsity jacket as soon as they reached a Varsity team. All the men wanted to be on a Varsity team just so they could wear the jacket. It was like the jacket stated they were in some type of fraternity or had some level of importance. If you were an athlete but didn’t have a Varsity jacket it was as if you weren’t a good athlete. You had to work your way to the top and the jacket was a symbol that you were.
The colorblocking trend seems to have gone almost as quickly as it came. Well, at least for handbags that is. But there is a new trend brewing with dresses that is referred to as casual colorblocking. The idea is simple. You take a casual summer dress and colorblock it with muted or neutral tones. No bright colors here! From what I have seen already, this trend certainly looks doable. Plus I think it has a pretty good chance of not looking dated if you choose to carry some of these pieces into next year.
I consider myself old school and if a time machine existed I would love to teleport and live in the 20′s or 40′s particularly for the fashion. The fashion of those days was so impeccable, unique, classy and sophisticated. Over the years, I think the style from long ago has been lost. People these days only dress up when the occasion calls for it. Fashionista’s are pretty much the only people that probably get dressed up whenever they go out, I would say that’s how people were back then. Does it make people that don’t want to dress up bad people? Of course not. I just think the idea of true fashion for both men and women has pretty much vanished over the decades.
Every time I see a shoe that could of been from the 20′s or 40′s I scream. I love when designer have the guts to bring back “old school” fashion. The Madewell Canvas “Boardwalk” Brogues is definitely the type of shoe you would of saw people swinging and jiving to.
My only downfall about these is that they aren’t heels! I don’t wear flats at all but if these were made in heels I would be all over them. Just because they are flats though, doesn’t mean I’m not in love with them! Perhaps, if I was taller I’d buy a pair instantly. It’s always fun to channel fashion from our previous times. Gorgeous shoe though, that’s for sure.
You can purchase the Madewell Canvas “Boardwalk” Brogues at Shop Bop for $168.
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