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Last night was so much fun.

It was also the first night of my life where I had two places to be at the same time. So it was a bit of a whirlwind, but totally worth it.

My sister and I visited the new Madewell store at a local mall about a week ago. When we were there, we were told about this event that they had last night. Since we loved the store, and love shopping, we definitely wanted to go to the event.

Madewell and Fabsugar teamed up to create a “MadewellWithFab” styling session in various Madewell stores across the nation. All you had to do was bring an old pair of jeans and you earned 20% off your first denim purchase. They had a DJ in store, along with cupcakes and Izzie drinks. 

Some of the friendliest and most helpful employees were there that night as well. Lindsey and Ibby made Lauren and I feel like models. Lindsey kept bringing pieces to complete our looks and was genuinely excited about how the looks came together. 

It was really the first time I’ve let someone else pick out an outfit for me. And that probably goes for Lauren too.

It was pretty nice!

I have been searching for a lace-ish top for awhile. I didn’t want it to be too grandma/romantic lace, but more of a cool/hip lace. And Madewell had it. Of course. 

I requested that it be a part of my outfit so I could finally put it on. 

Meanwhile, Lauren was put in the most adorable outfit of all time. She literally was the talk of the store since she looked so great. 

Lindsey then changed my tank and added a scarf. And you can’t see it, but I’m wearing the cutest shoes  of all time. They aren’t even particularly special, but they are perfect. 

Last thing: if you need a scarf this fall/winter, go to Madewell. They have tons. And they are each really unique and totally wearable.

Here are all the items we were loving/wearing at the Madewell event:

Kate’s Outfit

Lauren’s Outfit (I couldn’t find the polka dot top online!) 

Afterwards, Lauren and I headed to the first ever TriFabb event in Chapel Hill. (go Duke!)

It was hosted by Molly, Brooke and Mia at Fab’rik. 

We each brought items to donate to Transforming Hope, a local charity working to end sex trafficking in the triangle area. 
This ministry is particularly close to my heart as my sister and I just volunteered with Global Hope India in July during ServeRDU (our annual service event through our church). It has been great to meet all the people involved with this cause, and we’re hoping to contribute in some way too.

Carrie was there! hey Carrie!

And the group shot:

Both events were great, and when Lauren and I were driving home we were exhausted! It’s fun to meet other bloggers and we are looking forward to another TriFabb event! 

Have a great Friday and a restful weekend! 


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Rebecca says · 08.17.12

That’s awesome! I was so sad that I couldn’t come to the TriFABB event and am looking forward to the next one!

RachelE says · 08.17.12

Ughhh, I had never heard of Madewell until this post … and now I’m on their website, and I’m not going to have any money left 🙂 thanks a lot! Do their clothes run pretty true to size?

sewawesomeness says · 08.17.12

Amen! I can’t wait for another event, Although I couldn’t make it to this one the cupcakes alone are worth it! J/k But it’s great to mingle and be apart of something Great! Great Blog! ♥

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs says · 08.17.12

I love your outfits! Super cuteness!! We don’t have Madewell here but I wish we did 🙂

Mia Maree says · 08.17.12

Yes! I am so excited they brought in Madewell locally. Thank you for attending TriFabb’s launch party last night! We didn’t get a chance to talk much, but will definitely have to catch up next time!

diditeach says · 08.17.12

Sounds like so much fun….espc. when shared with your sister ! Happy weekend 🙂

Chelsea says · 08.17.12

I am so sad that I missed this event! The Madewell staff in Durham absolutely rock!!


kristinwithani says · 08.17.12

It was fun to follow your and Lauren’s Instagram posts last night but I was exhausted thinking of you bopping from Southpoint to Chapel Hill and home again.

I really hope to get to the next TriFabb meet up. It’s been fun to browse blogs from the list.

Brielle says · 08.17.12

I love both of your outfits! Totally adorable

Maria says · 08.17.12

What color is the tank? I have a similar top in ivory (ER, as well as black) that I’m tryin to figure out how to wear. The boutique owner suggested a brightly colored bandeau bra, but since I’m a 36 yo mom of three, that’s not a good idea!

Kate says · 08.17.12

I’d definitely try a solid colored tank underneath a lace top. And I’m totally with you–there is no way I would was a bandeau bra under it. #crazy

Reply says · 08.17.12

oooh i love the lace top on you, especially just wearing it with a tank, it’s too pretty to cover up with a scarf!

Lauren, looks adorable too! fun night!

Amy says · 08.17.12 Reply
Deb says · 08.17.12

Great post. LOVE the outfits!….want those shoes!!

Sara says · 08.17.12

LOVE that lace top. It’s so classy but very versitile. Great post!

still being [molly] says · 08.17.12

love y’alls madewell outfits! so cute! that lace top is perfect. and thank you again SO MUCH for coming to the launch party last night. we had such a great time and it was so great to finally meet you! YOU ROCK! 🙂

Traci says · 08.17.12

Love the outfits and the store. Especially loving the lace top and wishing it wasn’t so pricey! poo! Looks like you gals had a great evening! 🙂

Maria H says · 08.17.12

I got mine for $30 at a little dress shop. I’ve actually seen them in several colors this summer

pop lock says · 08.17.12

Gosh cute outfits! But, I’m a frugal shopper!

Chelsea says · 08.17.12

Holy moly, love the polka dot sweater! And the lace top- you are so right, not too “grandma” or dreamy. That is a really hard thing to find.

I am not a fan of cropped shirts however, I don’t want to draw attention to my mid section ha ha ha. Or maybe I do…I actually like my waist and NOT my legs…you might have just opened my eyes to something-THANKS!

Ashley @ Coffee and Apple Juice says · 08.17.12

love the lace top!!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap says · 08.18.12

What an adorable lace top! I don’t think we got to talk last night but hopefully at the next event! Happy Friday! 🙂

Jane says · 08.18.12

I love the lace top too! Very cute and stylish on you!

Anonymous says · 08.19.12

Looks great on you, very stylish. A little pricey for me though 🙂

Anita Robinson says · 08.19.12

Go Duke!

Deanna Lesher says · 08.19.12

I was so excited about that lace top… until I went to the site and saw the price! EEEK!! It looks so good on you though!

Megan says · 08.19.12

How fun!! I wish we had events like this by me!!

LOVE that lace top, I may have to order it!!!! 🙂

Lisa D says · 08.19.12

Cute stuff, very pricey. With all the other optios out there I wonder why the high price points? Those skimmer shoes were $98!!!

Rachel Reid says · 08.20.12

Those outfits are so cute!!! Thanks for posting.

Amanda @ Eloquent English says · 08.20.12

Found you on TRIfabb!!! So cool! I wish I would have known about this!!! Maybe next time! New follower. xoxo A-

Heather says · 08.20.12

ohhh my goodness I love love love that scalloped lace to on you!!!!!

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