I love to get dressed up in my favorite feminine clothes and high heels, but there’s a time and place for casual outfits too. Usually when we head to the lake house I wear some sort of jeans and tee combination to keep it practical for the locale. Most days at the lake are spent outside. We can often be found exploring around the property, golf-carting in the neighborhood, fishing/kayaking/boating, or snacking and relaxing on the screened-in porch.
I’ve owned plenty of plain t-shirts in my life and I’ve never been a fan of them. The cotton becomes thin and rough feeling after washing, the fit is never great — they’re generally just a boring item of clothing worn for sleeping and yard work. I recently discovered the easy crop tee from Madewell when I was shopping in-store and I’ve finally found a t-shirt I love to wear! The cotton is thick and has a bit of stretch to it, and the cropped length hits in a flattering spot. It’s so different from every t-shirt I’ve owned and has a level of quality I haven’t found in other t-shirts. The quality is why Madewell is one of my favorite stores to shop at. Their clothes actually live up to their name! I love this shirt so much I got it in this soft pink color too, which I recently wore in this post.
I wore my cropped tee with my high-waisted Perfect Summer Jeans, also from Madewell, which have a relaxed fit. For someone who’s been wearing mostly skinny jeans for many years, I really love this straight leg style. They’re comfortable and perfect for casual wear, but I’ve also worn them with heels which you can see on my Instagram here and here. The product page describes them as a vintage style with the quip “call ’em mom jeans…if your mom was a ’90s supermodel” and I think it’s quite accurate! I felt very ’90s-kid wearing them with my Keds in this post. I plan to buy these jeans in this color as well because I’ve grown to love styling these and wearing a different sort of look than I’m used to.
Madewell currently has 25% off your entire purchase for their Black Friday sale! This is HUGE because they very rarely do sales! You can get this shirt for under $25 and it comes in tons of solid colors too! This color of my jeans is available here for only $70 (a STEAL for these!), and this style comes in tons of other colors too that are all linked below (and all on sale!)
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