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The Look for Less: Madewell Chevron Pendant

Madewell's chevron pendant goes with any fall look.
I am such a fan of Madewell but it's not exactly the most affordable brand. Their chevron pendant necklace looks like a beautiful piece that would work with so many outfits, especially with the adjustable slide closure.



The Look for Less: Madewell Gold Ankle Boots

Madewell 'Lucien' gold ankle boots look for less
Madewell's 'Margot' boot in soft metallic gold leather is an unconventional go-with-everything choice for fall. Having admired these online, I was happy to spot a similar pair of gold boots at Old Navy.



Lily Collins' Exact Madewell Dress Is On Sale in All Sizes (And Super Cute!)

Lily Collins wears the cutest Madewell floral dress (under $100) with blush nude accessories.
Lily Collins wore the cutest floral dress by Madewell recently, and it's on sale for just $69.99 (down from $138) - and, get this, it's still available in sizes S-XL!



Celebrity Style Bargain: Blake Lively's Madewell Denim Jacket

Blake Lively wears a $118 Madewell Denim Jacket
Blake Lively looked radiant in a lemon yellow ballgown topped with her Madewell Denim Jacket ($118) while exiting The Today Show in NYC earlier this month. I'm not sure if the jacket was merely an afterthought to keep her warm (or cover her adorable baby bump) but I'm loving the juxtaposition of bright yellow with blue accents, carried out in the jacket and her jewelry. I'd copy this look with a simple summery yellow chiffon dress and blue crystal earrings. Blake's exact Madewell jacket is just $118 at shopbop.com and totally worth the price for something so versatile that you'll have - and love - for years!

Spot the Real: Madewell 'Comme Ci Comme Ca' T-Shirt

The Look for Less: Comme Ci Comme Ca Tee
I love a good message tee. I don't care if it says something completely meaningless in a foreign language, or features exotic places I've never actually been to, I'm game. For me, French phrase tees are especially irresistible. I like to think they take my casual everyday t-shirt game up a notch - I'm probably fooling myself, but that's not stopping me. I remember seeing this "Comme Ci, Comme Ça" t-shirt (which means 'so-so' en français) at Madewell.com a little while back and thought $49.50 was a tad much to spend on a tee. Then I came across the look for less for just $12.99, and I might even prefer the budget version. Can you tell which is which? Click a link below to find out!