Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Goodies at Talbots (I)

I checked one of the stores on my way home and found a few goodies to try on.

First I tried the Jacquard Bow dress in size 4, the smallest regular size in the store. It comes in sizes 4 to 20 and it is a mix of polyester/rayon. I am not too crazy about the polyester content in it. Here's some detail of the bow:


Next I tried the Silk Rosette skirt in size 4P, as size 4 was too big. It comes in regular sizes 4 to 20 as well as in a colour called Blush.  The length was good, but there was too much fabric in the hip area:


The following is the Sleeveless Sequin sheath in size 4. Also comes in sizes 4 to 20 and  2P to 16P. The dress is a tad on the large side on me and the bottom had too much fabric in the seat area:

The following seems to be an in-store only item, as I don't see it online. It's a wool/polyester skirt  size 4P with some gold-copper sheen on it. It felt great on. There was a jacket in a similar material, but I didn't try it on.


More Talbots photos in a future post.

See more Talbots photos on Gigi's blog.


25 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the pics Rose! That sequin dress is gorgeous...too bad it doesn't come in a smaller size.

    While I like many of the pieces Talbots is offering, the fit is off for me...just too big. I wish they would have started producing smaller sizes or adjusted their sizing like we had heard rumors of a few months ago.

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  2. Loving the pencil skirt, it is os hard to find pencil skirts over here, I won one but would love to start building them into my wardrobe

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  3. That sequin dress would be stunning in a smaller size on you! Maybe Talbots will take the hint for smaller sizes soon...

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  4. Thanks for visiting, FFM! I was holding it at the back in the first pic... it is too big. Maybe a 4P would have fit, but there wasn't one available to try on. I am happy to go the Petite route when I find something I like a lot, like the pencil skirt in the last photo.

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  5. Hi T.! Pencil skirt are timeless, IMO. I know I will be hanging on to them for a while. This particular one has a very substantial fabric, unlike the JC moss tweed. And the metallic print applied to it is just subtle enough to make it suitable even for day wear.

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  6. Thanks, LT! Maybe one day... there were lots of nice holiday items there. I will post more pics soon.

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE that sequin dress on you!!! Maybe you should try the 4P...it looks amazing. I drove by Talbots last night but was too tired to go in!!

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  8. I added your link to my post on this dress. The poly doesn't bother me on the dress. Most dresses are lined in poly anyway, so I'm used to it I suppose. The sequin dress is beautiful. I guess for the right pieces you might consider tailoring. Hopefully Talbots will add 0 and 2. My guess is they didn't have customers buying those sizes in the past. Maybe now they'll add them for new customers.

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  9. I remember reading a blog review (maybe on Gigi's blog?) that said even petite sizes run big at Talbots. That seems to be true with everything these days.

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  10. Love the dress but the back, oh no! What size do you usually wear in J Crew pencils if I can ask?

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  11. Love the looks. Was considering buying a dress for winter season parties, but will hold off. Have 2 old standby silk dresses, one plum (from BR), and one black (from Aritzia of all places). Believe it or not I'm looking ahead to next Summer, saving pennies for trip to Europe!! All packed up for trip out next week yet?

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  12. Every now and then I can find something that fits, like the leather jacket (in Luggage) that I'm wearing today. It came in a size 2 which fits me really nicely. Their XSmall turtlenecks fit pretty well, too, but most everything else isn't working. I'm sure they'll get a lot more business if they do start offering smaller sizes.

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  13. Hi Lauren, and thanks for visiting my blog! There wasn't one.. or I am blind for not seeing it. I will go back tomorrow to look again.

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  14. Hi Gigi! Thanks for the addition. I can stand polyester in small doses, so perhaps an evening in that dress wouldn't kill me.

    Let's hope that they do. If I can fit in an XS petite at 5'6", then what can all the shorter women try? There's nothing smaller. I wonder where this vanity sizing craze started.

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  15. Hi Lady Cardigan! Yes, you would think that a 4P would be small enough, but it isn't. Same as with JC... there is no way I am an XS in tops or sweaters!

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  16. Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Hi ajc! I am usually size 2 in pencil skirts.

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  18. Good plan, CC, if you can stick to it! :) Lots of nice things in Europe. I am trying to hold off too until I head that way at Christmas time.

    I am still waiting for the go-ahead about the trip the 3rd week. With any luck it will be cancelled. ;)

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  19. Same here, FFM! Glad you found something you liked and fitted you!

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  20. LOVE the gorgeous print on the dress...and that sequin number...I DIE!!!

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  21. Hi Collette! Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Everything is so pretty!

    Just came across your blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi Rose! I am just not a fan of the first dress--the colors or the style--are dreary/old fashioned.
    The rest is ALL good! Gosh there are some tiny girls in this world! smile
    I'm a size 8--a size 2 I'd probably only get up to my shin! smile

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  24. They have the gold sequin one in a 2P. I just bought it in my size (much bigger than you), but you can buy it online, and it's on sale now.

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