Today I was inspired by the black top Ema blogged about, so I hit Talbots on my way home. I took a quick look around the store and decided to try on a couple of things that stood out for me, like I did here.
I first tried on the Lace Sheath dress in the same fabric as the top Ema described on her blog, in a size 4P. I would have tried a size 2 regular, but this was the smallest size in the store. This dress is made of cotton and it is fully lined. I am 5'6", FYI.
I liked the general shape of the dress, the fabric and the pretty bow detail:
This is a new fall arrival, so it is full price.
The next thing I tried on reminded me of the J. Crew Tweed Dauphine jacket, as shown here on Dina. This jacket is called Tweed Jacket and you can get it here.
The jacket has ribbon trim and ruffles. It is fully lined and it's a mix of acrylic/wool/polyester/nylon. I have to mention that I can't stand acrylic, usually, but this jacket felt nice. Most likely the wool content had something to do with it. And for a casual wear jacket, I think I would like this with jeans. The size was 4P, also the only one in the store - no size 2 regular available. There is also a matching skirt but I felt it would be too much tweed so I didn't try it on.
Here is a close-up of it:
The blouse I am wearing underneath is a silk short-sleeved one and is similar to this but in a solid colour. You can find a similar style here in white colour.
And here is styled with a necklace I grabbed off the shelf. The necklace is called Bead Twist necklace in 'berry multi' colour. Similar style on sale here. The jeans I am wearing are Gap 1969 with back panel pockets in size 26/2 from last year. Similar style here.