I’ve been waiting ever so patiently (8 months to be exact) for Alexa Chung’s Madewell collection to arrive and when it did, I was positively giddy. Though it launched online September 9th, it didn’t actually hit stores until the 11th and I made sure to be at Madewell’s Century City location exactly when it opened (ok, 5 mins late). Unlike my usual experiences with collaborations (ahem, Target and H&M), Madewell was FULLY stocked and well prepared for the influx of Alexa-lovers, including yours truly.
Every piece in the collection looks like it actually came from Alexa’s closet. The fabrics and colors embody that ladylike and graceful charm from decades past. Silks and velvets. Polka dots and peter pan collars. High-waisted jeans and flowing skirts.
I told myself I could buy only ONE thing. That’s all I could afford, thanks a lot Alexa. So I chose the Annie Blouse. But then a certain special someone (who not only drove me to Madewell at 8:30am but then sat patiently while I tried on 3 dozen pieces of clothing) bought me the Betty Tea Dress! He makes me smile. And now my life is complete.
P.S. I also got a FREE (!) Alexa Chung for Madewell pencil pouch, ribbon, and handwritten (ok, photocopied) note from Alexa! Best day ever.