I haven’t shopped at Talbots in over a year. I still receive their catalogs and the most recent few have intrigued me. Very pretty styles and many remind me of J. Crew releases. I always have a desire to stray from my conservative style and give my inner rocker some wardrobe love. However, I often feel like I’m in a costume for a day since I don’t dress like that every day. Also, it’s just ridiculous to have different wardrobes when the preppy look is what I need for work. Years ago, I went to an audition for a Visa commercial. The specs said to be edgy, nose rings, the whole bit. I got a fake nose ring, wore eyeliner and all black. I was so pleased with my look. Booked it! And they dressed me like a mom. lol Tony Bennett was in that commercial and I got to meet him, so I really didn’t care what I had on.
Back to Talbots. Each time I try on to sell/giveaway/keep items, I come across a navy, Talbots sheath. It’s very Jackie O, with a slight boatneck and gold brooch at one side of the neckline. No matter what I weigh or my body shape, it makes me look and feel great. So. Although some of the photos look matronly, consider giving the ol’ Tal a whirl. In addition to usually fitting true-to-size, the office styles are easier to wear. J. Crew loves a sleeveless sheath. I’m never going to wear a buttondown or sleeve anything under one of those. Sometimes a girl just want a cap sleeve or long sleeve on a dress.
Let’s look at some dresses.
The dancing flower garden dress is gorgeous. So fresh. The flounce sleeve shift dress is very similar to one that I described above and have kept for years and years. I stand by my sentiment that I’m not here for the poet, lantern, maypole sleeves, but these are small in length and look classic.
Friends & Family kicks off today with 30% off your purchase. The code is FRIENDS30. They like to keep free shipping or a lower minimum under wraps or non-existent. I rarely hold out for it and would instead visit the store to use the red phone. Many stores have closed, so here’s the store locator.