Dressing Room Diaries- Talbots March Collection
Happy Friday ladies. I was in the mood for a small wardrobe refresh this week and took advantage of the 25% off sale at Talbots. The sale is still on through Monday so you may want to have a peek. While there I also did a dressing room diary to share some other things I found for a Talbots March Collection try on session.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 138 lbs with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and arms so I often buy one size larger on top. I try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.
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I shared the Talbots February collection with you here.
Talbots makes this charming cardigan in a fun new pattern for each collection. I like them worn closed as a top all on their own. This is a misses small and too snug on me because they fit close to the body. The twill field jacket is a great spring layer. It’s long enough to cover your backside, with a casual vibe. It comes in 2 other colors in misses, petite, plus, and petite. I’m wearing a misses in small.
These stovepipe jeans are a new shape this spring. They have a fuller wide-leg than straight jeans and are cropped. The rise is slightly above the waist. I’m wearing a misses 8 so they look longer than they should be. They’re also one size too large on me so they run TTS.
This classic, 100% cotton shirt also comes in raspberry. I am wearing India ink (deep navy). It does not have stretch. The inner neck and cuffs have a contrasting floral fabric to show when you pop the color and flip your cuffs back. I am wearing a misses in small.
I topped it with this fun lace-up sweater with a nautical vibe. Nautical is a huge trend for spring and is a common theme in preppy styles. This rope is large so it gives an almost campy vibe to the sweater which is fun. I’m wearing indigo, and it comes in 3 other shades. I’m wearing a misses in small.
I’m wearing it with these modern ankle jeans in the Meridian wash which are very forgiving but slimmer than the stove pipe. They are a high-waist cut that’s slim through the thighs and have a relaxed, straight leg. I am wearing an 8 petite which shows the intended length. There is a lighter wash here, and white here, which is in my cart.
Here are the same jeans with a pretty sleeveless shell with a tiny ruffle at the neck. The viscose is airy and soft. This is ivory and rattan colored, it also comes in black and ivory. I’m wearing a misses large which is way too big so it runs TTS.
Both twill jackets coordinate with the print and give a different feel. The jacket on the right is boxier and shorter. It’s 100% cotton with chic epaulettes and hidden buttons at the four flap pockets so it has a utilitarian vibe. It comes in 3 colors. I’m wearing ivory in misses small.
Talbots make this same iconic, best-selling trench every year in fresh colors. This raspberry is a show stopper with timeless details like faux-horn buttons, storm flaps, and epaulettes. Its flattering princess seams give it a nice shape and the fabric is water-resistant. I am wearing a petite large which is a tiny bit large on me so it runs TTS.
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This polka dot Perfect shirt and vest came home with me. I have several of their “perfect” shirts in both solid and print and love how versatile they are. Their no-iron fabric seldom needs touching up. This color is a total departure from the norm for me, but polka dots are a perennial fav. The vest is so very soft, I just loved the fresh combo. The vest also comes in 4 pretty spring colors. I bought this misses small rather than the petite medium because my torso is long and the slight waist shaping was too high in the petite. The difference is only 1 1/2″ in length but I felt the fit was more important.
These checked pants are the cutest things I’ve seen for spring. I don’t usually look for cute and preppy isn’t my normal vibe but something about them spoke to me. They only had a few sizes left so they are selling fast. One review reported they ran large which could be true because these are an 8 regular and I wear a 6. I think these pants could be fun with a black crew neck and black loafers. The black would tone down the sweet color and the shapes would stay in tune with the classic, prepster vibe. Hmm…I may order these to see.
A reader who struggles to find flattering white jeans for her fuller thighs asked which style she should look for. These would be great! They are relaxed full leg that’s cut straight and give lots more room in the thigh without being baggy through the hips. They’re ankle length as opposed to these high-waist straight-leg white jeans that have a straight, slimmer leg.
This hot pink denim jacket jumped into my hand. I do love a great classic and this unexpected color is fun. It also comes in two other colors. I am wearing a misses in a medium that gives extra room to layering.
Are you adding fun colors to your wardrobe yet for spring?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.