• Life

    The Third Piece Rule: Decoded

    Happy fall, y’all! As temperatures start to drop (or have already for you cooler-weather gals), it’s a great time to take a long, hard look at your wardrobe. I don’t know about you, but I used to constantly find myself gazing wistfully at my closet, wishing I had that one perfect whatever that would just pull everything together. Truthfully, sometimes I still do. But everything changed once I started working for Madewell a few years back. Right off the bat, associates are encouraged to dress by the “Third-Piece Rule,” a simple equation for styling outfits that are just a bit more elevated. Basically, your top and bottoms are pieces one…

  • 25th Hour

    What’s in My School Bag

    With the beginning of school comes the school commute! After three years of being in the same apartment (pretty far from campus), I have finally perfected my school bag. Often my schedule requires me to be on campus from morning until late at night, which means everything I need has to come with me. I’ve been using this reversible Street Level tote I got from Nordstrom on and off for the last two years and it has held up really well! I added a Madewell sash to the strap to give it a refresh for the new school year. The bag is exactly the right size for my laptop, which then…

  • Internship Diaries

    How Working at Madewell Changed Her Perspective on Becoming a Therapist

    When you balance a part-time job during the school year, every summer you have to make a decision as to whether you want to keep working there. This decision is even harder when your part-time job isn’t related to your career, especially when you love your job. Jillian Jackson shares how she found her perfect job at Madewell, why she keeps coming back every summer, and the best style secret she’s learned from the last two years! Name: Jillian Jackson Job Title: Sales Associate at Madewell Location: Jacksonville, FL College: Vanderbilt University Year: Rising Senior Major: Psychology What are you doing this summer? This is the third summer I’ll be…

  • Uncategorized

    Introducing Xoro Media

    In December 2016, I was just a girl going to college 3000 miles from home, and struggling to find enough time in a day to do my homework, go to class, exercise, eat, and see friends. A little (some might say too) obsessed with personal organization systems and in need of a creative outlet, I started my blog Xoxo, Rosana, writing posts once a week in the dining hall. Things have changed: every other post is written by one of the amazing women in my life, and our podcast Get This Girl a Job just finished it’s first season. Now at the end of my third year of college, I…

  • Life

    DTM’s Guide to Online Shopping Like a Pro

    This week’s installment of Ro&Co features very special guest, Anita, who recently started her own blog, DTM! Anita shares her tips to level up your online shopping. Hi guys! I’m Anita, one third of the DTM Blog. Anyone who knows me, will tell you that I’m constantly online shopping and this summer I will be working for Adidas in their E-Commerce department. So… I guess you can say I know a thing or two about navigating the online store. I’m here to share some tips about getting the most from your online shopping experience, hope you find them helpful! Why shop online? A lot of people prefer the in-store shopping…

  • Life

    Thrift Shopping 101

    Welcome back to another installation of Ro&Co! This week, Jessie is back and sharing her tips for thrifting to help you prepare your spring wardrobe! Why Thrift? There are a number of reasons why I love thrift shopping. It’s good for the environment to recycle. Stores carry not just what’s in trend but what used to be—an fashion goes in cycles so it’ll probably be in again. I find unique things I wasn’t looking for. It’s a cheaper way to expand my wardrobe. And, it means I’m not dependent on flash fashion for cheap basics. You Don’t have a Size: Let go of that number/letter which tells you which pants/tops…