First of all, let me apologize for the huge snaffoo yesterday. Many of you were able to read yesterday’s post, which was a J.Crew Try-On Session. But around noon my website had issues and I had to restore the last saved version. That meant I lost yesterday’s post…forevah and evah! Ugh. I started to rewrite it, but then realized I’d never get today’s post done if I backtracked like that. I was quite frustrated, but needed to move past my problems to tackle the work of the day. So…c’est la vie! Let’s move on with high hopes to today’s try-on session at Talbots.
I’m 5’8″ and weigh about 150. I have an X or hourglass shape and fairly even proportions. I generally wear smalls or maybe mediums in shirts, tops, dresses, coats, etc. I almost always take an 8 in pants, skirts or dresses. But I often wear a 6 in jeans. My shoe size is 9.5 regular.
I’ll let you know if things run true to size and what size I’m wearing in the photos. But if you have any additional questions about fit, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.
The Deal at Talbots
Talbots has had some of these styles in for over a month now. Others are brand new for October. They’re offering 25% off your entire purchase, but there are some exceptions, such as their Art of the Scarf collection, Barbour®, Blondo®, Superga®, SPANX®, Keds® and Sperry® products. They also have deeper price reductions on summer sale items.
I felt like a lot of the equestrian themed clothing looked a little frumpy and dated. But, as usual with Talbots, I also found some gorgeous pieces. I’ll try to remember to fill you in on the ones I took home.
My Fitting Room Session
By the way, you’ll notice my hair go from long to short and back a few times. Hahaha! I took some of these photos Monday morning, ran to the hairdresser and then returned for a few more.
marled cowlneck sweater in cerise pink (wearing small, TTS) // I do love this marled, cable cowlneck sweater. It’s cozy and soft, but the color is stunning. It has just little touches of other colors in it for interest. I’m wearing my usual size small and feel very comfortable.
slim ankle jeans in natural (wearing size 6, later sized up to 8) // I forgot at first that I usually get white jeans in a size 8 instead of 6. I’m pretty sure that in this photo I’m wearing the 6, but the 8 fit so much better. I just think white (and evidently off-white) jeans and pants do better in the next size up. These are a nice weight of denim and are not see-through at all. So versatile!
Classic Cotton Shirt – Woodland Berry Gingham (size small) // I’ve tried this woodland berry gingham shirt on so many times; I finally bought it! I just love this bright berry color. And it looks great with the winter white jeans, but even better with blue denim. I did end up getting the medium just because I want it a little roomier in the shoulders.
Ryan Keeper Loafers – Nubuck Leather in buff pink (size 9.5 regular/ TTS) These comfy loafers are available in so many great shades. And they also come in wide and narrow fits. I always get a pair of shoes to try my clothes on with at Talbots (and most stores!), and these just happened to be the ones I picked up for this try-on session. But they are super shoes if you’re looking for classic loafers.
Modern Ankle Jean – Genuine Medium Wash (size 8, size up) // I’ve also tried on these straight cut ankle jeans several times. I love these high waisted jeans, but I can’t justify buying them in this medium wash and they didn’t have the darker wash in the store. I’m thinking about getting them. They’re so comfortable and trendy. But I did size up to my regular pants size instead of getting my usual jeans size.
Talbots Shetland Wool Blazer — Tattersall Plaid (wear size 8, TTS) // I love this burgundy plaid blazer, too. It fits true to size and feels comfy. I decided on a different plaid blazer for this year, though, because I think I look better in longer cuts.
Talbots Classic Cotton Shirt – Dazzling Paisley (size small, TTS) // Here’s another great colorful shirt. All of these classic cotton shirts are fairly lightweight, perfect for layering under sweaters or jackets.
Fleece Lined Quilted Vest in eggshell blue (size small, TTS) // These vests come in several great colors. I think this eggshell blue looks great with this shirt and others at Talbots. But I went home with the vest in woodland berry to pair with the shirt I bought.
Talbots Pointelle Detail Dolman Sleeve Sweater in scallop pink (wearing small, size up for roomier fit) // I like the dolman sleeves on this pale pink sweater (available in other shades, too), but I would need to size up for a little roomier fit. I don’t like the way the small hugs the waistband of the pants. But this sweater is supposed to be fitted at the waist, so keep that in mind. I just think you’d want a more relaxed fit. The sweater is designed to make your shoulders look a little broader and your waist more narrow. But if it’s hugging your waistband like this is on me, you lose the effect because it looks tight.
Hampshire Ankle Pants in camel (size 8, a tad snug in waist) // I keep trying to find a pair of dressy camel colored pants that I like and feel good in. These weren’t them. They feel a bit tight in the waist and I don’t like the cut for ankle pants. But otherwise they are quality, well-constructed pants. So if Hampshires normally fit well on you, these will, too.
Chatham Button Hem Ankle Pants in cafe (size 8, TTS) // These might could be the camel pants I’m looking for, but I think I should try them in the curvy fit. These chatham ankle pants have long been favorites of mine. But I’m getting a little tired of close fitting pants. I’m looking for more of a trouser, I think.
Talbots Hampshire Ankle Pants – Luxe Flannel Plaid (size 8, TTS) // These pants are fully lined. So if you’re cold natured, these might be a win for you. But this menopausal gal can’t deal with lining! Very nice pants, though.
Stretch Corduroy Straight Leg Pants in ivory // I so badly wanted to go home with these straight leg ivory corduroy jeans. They fit so well, feel great on, move and stretch with you and are so versatile. But I’ve already purchased the corduroy stretch jeggings (I think they’ll work better with my boots) in harvest wheat, so I couldn’t get these, too. But you can!! Somebody sure needs to. Just sayin’.
Leopard Faux Fur Vest (wearing small) // I wanted to love this leopard faux fur vest. But I think I just didn’t pair it with the right things. The catalog shows it worn over a black sweater and black jeans or pants. I think that may be the way to go. It would probably also look good over the off white jeans and the denim shirt.
Girlfriend Chinos in dark moss (size 8, TTS) // These pants are lightweight, but I like them so much for transitional dressing. And I’ll be wearing them next spring and fall, too. Shoot! I’ll wear them in the summer, too. These dark moss pants will be so versatile. But they come in a number of other great shades, too. (I have five pairs of these chinos, so obviously I love them!)
Classic cotton shirt – denim (size medium, sized up for roomier fit in shoulders) // I have one chambray shirt, but I came home with this one because of the darker wash, the tailored fit and the soft drape of the fabric. I have so many uses for this shirt. I really could have (and maybe should have) kept the small, but I want this shirt to be uber comfortable.
Classic corduroy jacket in rich burgundy (size 8, TTS) // This longer corduroy blazer is a plum It comes in other shades, too. I love it, but sometimes Talbots blazers are a little blousy in the bust on me. Ahem. And this is one of those times. It’s really a deep violet burgundy. I wouldn’t even call it burgundy. It’s more of a plum/berry. I’m probably just confusing things!
These are all pieces I explained in detail already, but I just wanted you to see the combination. I love this trio! Those are probably not the best shoes for it, but they’re all I had.
Leopard collar sweater (size medium) // They didn’t have a small available to try in this chic sweater, but I think the medium fits nicely. I was surprised at the quality of this sweater and collar; I don’t know why. The collar is made of a sturdy but soft fabric that will keep its shape. This sweater would look great with the stretch corduroy jeggings in havest wheat or the Hampshire ankle pants in camel.
Cashmere Audrey Sweater in twilght teal (size small) // I love Talbots’ cashmere sweaters. I must have a dozen I’ve accumulated over as many years. Yes, they really do last that long if you care for them properly. (See this post for my tips on caring for cashmere.) The Audrey sweaters feature an attractive 3/4 length sleeve and an Audrey neckline (kind of a cross between a crew neck and a boat neck, very flattering!) I have my eyes on this twilight teal, but there are so many pretty colors. And check out this rich leopard print one.
Now that I look back over these photographs and the Talbots website, I realize I didn’t skim the surface of all the things I would have liked to try on for you. I’ve limited myself to just a very few purchases, but I was really trying on for you gals! Anyhow, be sure to check out my Talbots Favorites page for all the items I love. You can always return to it through the menu at the top of the website under SHOP.
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Thanks so much for stopping in today. Let me know if you have questions. Have a lovely day!
Blessed for My Day
Do you realize, dear gal, that nothing you can do can make you fit for heaven? That may seem like bad news, but actually it’s very good news. That one truth gives you the freedom to stop trying so hard. You can’t earn your way to heaven…on your best day or your worst day.
Instead, Jesus has paid for your sins so that you can have a relationship with God, not only in heaven, but here and now. He has done all that needs to be done. All you have to do is accept that free gift and turn your life over to Him in response. The good news is that as you live and walk with Him, He will get you fit for heaven along the way. Amazing, huh?
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins… And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. ~ Hebrews 10:4,10