Making Friends at Madewell

Happy Monday, guys! The weekend always goes by too fast, doesn’t it? distressed denim and a silk topwhat to wear as we move into springI stumbled across this quote again over the weekend and for whatever reason, I keep coming back to it and wanted to share it here.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

Starting all over again hasn’t been easy, but 2017 has already brought about immense growth. I’ve had to let go of the things (and the people) I can’t control, which is no easy feat for this Type A. I can honestly say I’ve learned more about myself (some good, some bad) in the last two months than I have in the entire 29 years I’ve spent on this earth. floral bell-sleeve top silk top for spring red lips and bell-sleevesI told myself this is the year I am going to do things that push me outside of my comfort zone and make me feel a little uneasy. And I told myself I’m going to put the things I want most out into the universe, that I’m going to continue to wear my heart on my sleeve, and that I’m going to be open to every little thing life throws my way, no matter how uncomfortable it might make me.

So far, so good. 🙂
bow heels and distressed jeans little black bag and floral peplum top bell-sleeve topAnywho, all this to say that I’d love it if you joined me on Thursday, Feb 2nd from 5-7pm at the Madewell on Rush Street! I’ll be simultaneously stepping out of my comfort zone and celebrating the launch of their new spring collection (think blush pinks, stripes, suede, and amazing new denim), including this silk top and these jeans.

Oh, and sips + sweets are on them! I hope to see you there!nude heels and distressed denimlittle black bagI’m off to seize the day (or something like that 😉 ).


Madewell Silk Bell-Sleeve Top // Madewell Jeans c/o // Banana Republic Bow Heels // Cuyana Crossbody Bag c/o // Maya Brenner Initial Necklace // Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray // Red Lip Crayon // Essie Nail Polish

Photos by Maya from Charmingly Styled


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    1. Jess Post author

      They are! I love that they give my booty a little lift too! You should pull the trigger on them (call it a Monday treat 😉 )

  1. Whitney Dunbar

    You my friend are incredible! I have seen you grow more than ever over the last couple months and I have loved supporting you along the way! You always amaze me with your honestly and your outlook on life! Keep doing what you’re doing! 😊

    1. Jess Post author

      Prettyyyy sure I heart you more! The feeling is mutual 🙂 I’m still so excited to be here, and yes to another get together soon! Maybe with those margs you were raving about? 😉

    1. Jess Post author

      Well look who’s talking! Seriously though, thank you 🙂 Shoot, I wish it was on your day off too! We will have to get together soon for some delicious food.

  2. Sarah Lagen

    I’m so happy we got to hang out the past two weekends in a row, it’s so much fun having you in town!! I’ve had fun re-getting to know you these past 2 months and watching you spread your wings in Chicago, I think this is just the beginning!! I will see you Thursday at Madwell! 🙂

    xo, Sarah

    1. Jess Post author

      Two weekends in a row and then two nights in a row this week! Look at us go 🙂 I’m so lucky to have you as a friend. I imagine the spring and summer are only going to get better…woo!

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