When I was in high school I could have sworn that the best “basics” came from Forever 21. In college, I would have told you that they were from J.Crew (the factory outlet, of course) and now that I’m older, I have found my new haven for basics: Madewell! It’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of the fit since they are owned by J.Crew, but I found that the quality, price, and styles all work for me too. I casually went into a store when I was at the mall a few weeks ago and attempted to try on a pair of jeans – major fail! They are wayyyy too long for someone with my height, but I did find out that they do free hemming. [This is a major win! If you are not under 5’5, this may not be as big of a deal – but it’s one of the reasons almost all of my leggings are from Lululemon. Free hemming is a petite girl’s dream.] So, TBD on the Madewell denim review until I get a chance to try them & their hemming service out. Back to the tops, I tried one on and left with four – that’s after putting 2 back at the counter (husband was giving me side eye.) There couldn’t be a better time to try Madewell, all of the tops I bought are on sale now and I linked to them below. This particular color in the long sleeve is sold out, but I included the style so you can try a few other colors, the blue is a steal at $18!