On my way home I stopped in Talbots to check out what's new. The 30% off everything sale is on until tonight. Here's what I tried on. First, the Cascading flower pencil skirt size 4 with the Satin twist-neck top in size 2P and natural colour. The skirt was too large and a bit long for my liking. I prefer the skirts in the Petite section, but there wasn't one available. The top had a nice cut and loved the buttons at the back. However, the fabric is quite sheer and it's polyester!
And here I tried the same on with a Leather lattice woven belt in the soda pop colour:
Next I saw the Hiker plaid dress and thought it looked cute, so I gave it a try as well. This is a 4, and fits on the large size, so perhaps a 2 would fit better. The dress is lined, which is a great idea, however, the lining fabric is stiff and gave me unwanted curves (proof is in the picture below -- check out my left side below the belt):
Lastly, the Smocked knit tank dress in size PS and black. This is the nicest knit fabric I have seen in a long time. I tried it with the belt as well. It might work better with the distressed denim belt from J. Crew than with this skinny one: