Hello gals! I’m spending a few days with my parents, who were both educators. And that got me to thinking about those of you who are returning to the classroom. In fact, for some of you school may already have begun. Since my parents were teachers I have high regard for those of you who have made a career of teaching others or helping those who do teach. And today I’m focusing on you.
While the Talbots clearance finds I’m sharing would also work for many other work environments, I thought about those of you who teach school as I tried them on. I looked for versatile, comfortable, but stylish and professional looking pieces from the Talbots sale racks. I was quite pleased with what I found. And there’s even more to choose from online.
Let me show you what I found at Talbots yesterday that would work great for the classroom or other professional situations.
Cafe colored Chatham ankle pants with tops
I love Talbots Chatham ankle pants, and have had several pairs. I think these cafe colored pants would make a great option for transitioning into fall, but there are other shades to choose from, too. I wear the curvy fit in the white Chatham ankle pants, and I might would prefer them in these, too.
The scallop trim v-neck sweater is lightweight and polished. It comes in a number of pretty colors and would be a lovely transitional sweater. I like that it has a v-neck in the front and back.
You could also pair the cafe Chatham ankle pants with this cap-sleeve sweater in island turquoise or one of the many other shades. And here I’m wearing the Capri twist-strap wedge sandals. They run true to size.
In the photo above I’m wearing the scallop trim v-neck again, this time in black. I love black and camel. I’m wearing the small sweater this time and you can see it fits well, too. This sweater has a lot of stretch in it.
I think this medallion print elbow sleeve perfect shirt is my favorite pairing with these cafe colored trim pants. It’s very comfortable and looks professional and easy. It would also work nicely with the pants in black, of course.
Hampshire ankle pants and Duster
I topped the pants with an ivory sleeveless cutaway shell. It’s pretty sheer, so I’d either wear a cami underneath or tuck it in. But I especially like this jacquard stripe pima duster. It’s perfect for keeping the chill off in the office or classroom.
If you like to wear skirts to work, you’ll find plenty of great transitional pieces to choose from in Talbots’ sale racks.
I love, love, love this sweet, simple combo. I’m wearing my TTS 8 in the skirt and it fits loosely, really very comfortably. They didn’t have the sleeveless ribbed sweater in a small, so I opted for the x-small. It fits, but I’d probably prefer the small for a little looser fit. You could top this duo with a white or blue denim jacket.
This dotty print midi skirt is flattering and easy to wear. It features a decorative button up placket with a zip and hook closure in the back. Here I paired it with the same sleeveless ribbed sweater. Then I topped it with a simple white tee below.
This twill gingham pencil skirt is extremely comfortable. I think sometimes skirts like this look more complicated than they really are. This one fits like a dream and bends with you easily. It paired beautifully with this black dolman sleeve sweater. The sweater is constructed so that you can wear it higher on the waist, like I did above, or lower, depending on your body proportions.
I finished of the sweater and skirt duo with these Rosalie ankle strap sandals. You might not prefer these if you’re on your feet all day, but they are very comfortable shoes for a few hours. I have them in nude and enjoy wearing them.
I rounded up a shopping widget full of other items in the Talbots clearance sale that would work beautifully for the classroom or the office. I tried to select pieces that would help you transition into fall, wear comfortably and have some staying power.
Remember these are clearance items, and Talbots is presently giving you an extra 50% off all sale items. So the savings are significant here. I suggest looking for wardrobe essentials and timeless pieces that you can mix and match effectively in your work wardrobe.
If you are indeed heading back to the classroom, I hope you have a wonderful year of it!
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Let’s take a challenge. Today when we come across someone who doesn’t do things the way we do, perhaps someone who has made more than their share of mistakes, let’s offer patience and encouragement rather than muttering criticism under our breath.
In fact, let’s go out of our way to affirm any good choices that person has made, to encourage them with love and to bless them with our words and support. Imagine the difference we might could make in someone’s life that way!
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:14