Hi gals! Long time no see. I’m so thrilled to be back in this space today! I was able to post fairly regularly while we were in Georgia for James’ work conference. But once we returned to Cincinnati, I no longer had WiFi for a few days. But we got it up and running today. Yay!
So I’m sharing with you a fun try-on session I did last week in Georgia. I stepped into Talbots to try on some of their new pieces. Now you’ll remember that last week I shared with you selections from their clearance racks in this post. But the outfits I’m sharing with you today are Talbots’ new arrivals and most are not discounted…yet. But I imagine they will be soon. So be sure to “favorite” them if you’re interested. Or, if you have some bonus rewards saved up (like I do!) then you might want to snag these cute transitional items while they’re still well stocked.
Let’s see what I tried on! Oh, and I’m showing these in a way so that you can see how they all mix and match beautifully together. Everything is true to size unless I note otherwise.
Red Girlfriend Chinos
First up, I tried on the girlfriend chinos in Nantucket Red. I actually own these chinos in a very similar red from a few seasons ago, and I absolutely love them and wear them often (see this old post). I love the trim but relaxed fit.
These 98% cotton/2% spandex chinos are super comfy and look darling with this botanical flowers tee or a chambray shirt. Of course, you can also pair them with so many other things. (I’m wearing the pants in 8 and the tee in a medium. They didn’t have a small available in the store.)
I added this soft pebbled leather belt to complete the look. It isn’t the easiest belt to fasten, but it is marked down considerably. I’m wearing a medium.
Next I swapped out the floral botanical tee for this classic cotton shirt in climbing floral. I’m wearing the medium. I tried the small, but felt more comfortable in the medium. I love the way this shirt looks with these red chinos, but it would also pair beautifully with white or blue denim. In fact…
Denim Pencil Skirt
I’m wearing a small in the pencil skirt above, but I also tried it in the medium, and I think I prefer the larger size. The small fit perfectly in the waist, but pulled a tad tight across my hips. But that tends to be my fuller area.
Next I paired the denim skirt with the botanical flower tee. This time I wore the soft pebbled leather belt and tucked the tee in completely. But you could just as easily leave it untucked and unbelted. I’m pretty sure I’m wearing the denim skirt in the medium here.
Don’t you just love how these pieces are mixing and matching? But there’s more!
For a third look with the denim skirt I simply wore this pale pink roll cuff tee. I think the curved hem is most flattering on women with equal proportions or a short waist. If you’re long in the torso, you might want to tuck it in, at least partially.
Modern Ankle Jeans
I switched gears and tried on these modern ankle jeans next. I’m wearing my usual size 6 in the genuine medium wash.
In the photo above I added the soft pebbled leather belt. I think the tee looks a little better on me that way. And I love, love, love these modern ankle jeans! These feel like “real blue jeans” because they’re only 1% spandex. They’re the perfect style to wear through fall. And all regular price jeans are $20 off right now.
Next I topped the modern ankle jeans with this darling, soft travel stamp tee. I topped the combo with a pink Aberdeen knit blazer. I’m wearing a small in the blazer and it fits beautifully. I’m wearing a small in the tee.
This red and ivory striped mockneck sweater looks chic and classy over the modern ankle jeans. This would be the perfect combo for a day at home or out and about. And of course you could wear this mockneck sweater with navy dress slacks as well. I’m wearing a small. It’s also available in black and ivory.
I thought you might want to see a back view of the jeans. Not my favorite view. Ha! But I think the jeans fit nicely back there.
Here’s another piece I love, love, love. This ruched jersey sheath dress is so flattering. But it’s also comfortable. I like the short sleeves, the simple silhouette, the band of color at the bottom and, of course, the ruching. Oh, and the colors are beautiful. I’m wearing a medium and it fits nicely.
To keep my try-on session well rounded, I also tried on a set of fitness wear. I already own similar lightweight stretch woven crops in black, but these navy ones are a nice choice, too.
And this medallion fresh jersey scoop neck tee is one of the cutest T by Talbots pieces I’ve seen. I’m in love with these colors, and the small cutout in the back is just plain fun.
I’m including a few other pieces I would have loved to have tried on if they’d been available in my size in the shopping widget below. And I’ve added some accessories that would look great with my selections. Remember, regular price jeans are $20 off.
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Blessed for My Day
I put great stock in organizing my day and scheduling my time. I make plans and hope to accomplish everything on my to-do list. Do you do that, too? But the truth is I do not set my day’s agenda. God does.
When I remember that He has a good plan for my day and that it may or may not include the items on my to-do list, I am more prone to live with flexibility and peace. Let’s allow God to set our agendas today, giving Him the go-ahead to change our plans as needed. And when He does, let’s trust that He is pleased with our obedience more than our fully marked off list.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20