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What I Packed for 2 Days in Northern California

Plus the outfits I put together!

Madewell is doing a Secret Stock Sale right now—their first ever sample sale—and they’re offering up to 70% off the sale items. I’m sharing my top picks below to help you navigate the sale if you’re filling gaps in your wardrobe, or you can go straight to the main sale page here

TOPS + JACKETS

DRESSES, SKIRTS + JUMPSUITS

SHOES

And here are a few outfit ideas with some of the pieces from the sale (definitely should’ve steamed that dress, haha):

This dress is so pretty and feminine—I love it with sandals, and also think it would be great with sneakers to dress it down. One thing to note is that it is definitely short. I’m 5’4″ for reference. I paired it here with the oversized denim jacket and leopard espadrilles from the sale (which seem to run a little big).

When I first tried on this slip dress it felt average…then I added a black belt and I fell in love! I went with the lower end of my normal size range but there’s no stretch so it maybe would be more comfortable in the lower half of the dress if I’d gone with the bigger size. It’s perfect with the belt, but feels a little snug around my hips when it’s not belted. The shoes are super comfortable and true to size, and they add a nice pop of pattern.

I love this outfit so much…I just wish I had the top and skirt in a size bigger because they feel pretty tiny in my usual sizes! The skirt has a straight fit, which explains why it rides up a bit on my curvy shape when I walk. The top runs small as well, and is fairly cropped so that’s just something to note. It’s perfect for pairing with high waisted bottoms. 

Here’s a summer-to-fall transition outfit idea for you! The open weave sweater is nice and lightweight, so it’s comfortable for summer and easily works for fall with a jacket over it. I got my usual Madewell size in the jeans, and I definitely have a gap in the waist for my curvy shape. That being said, they’re really comfortable and the buttons add a nice detail. 

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