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Monday, March 15, 2010

Are we getting old?

My sister emailed me this bag the other day and asked me who I thought made it.  I first guessed Tods (wrong!), then Nancy Gonzales (wrong!), then Michael Kors (nope).  Imagine my surprise to find out the bag is.... wait for it...... 
TALBOTS.  I'm not kidding.  You can buy it here for $250.  Not bad! 

I then proceeded to peruse the Talbots website, and I was surprised to find some cute things.

 
Like this animal cardigan for $89.  Perfect with a pencil skirt for work or with jeans on a Saturday. 

Or this short navy trench for $145.  It's fitted and adorable and a great weight for spring!

This light blue sweater for $50 looks great over a crisp oxford shirt.  The bateau neck is so chic!

Talbots does the boyfriend cardigan for $50!  It comes in so many great colors, but this kelly green is our favorite for spring!

We will admit we aren't crazy about the three-pocket jacket idea...  But we do find the combo of white jeans, a tweed jacket, scarfy belt, ruffled blouse, and leather clutch to be quite inspiring!

A plaid trench, wide belt, skinny black pants, and slingbacks?  Just what you need for this time of year, in that "in between" season.

Mock croc shoes can be all kinds of wrong, but on this chunky stacked heel, these sandals will go the distance for you this spring!

 
And this patent clutch is just adorable!  It also comes in python-embossed leather.  We love a good daytime clutch!

So are we getting older, or is Talbots getting cuter?  Or is it a bit of both... 

We would like to add a little footnote to this post to say that we probably wouldn't advocate head-to-toe Talbots for anyone our age.  But when you pair a Talbot's belted trench with some skinny black pants (we love these from Ann Taylor Loft) or a Talbot's sweater with this cute little polka dotted skirt, you can really create a classic yet youthful look that works!

15 comments:

goheels83 said...

Hahaha, I am with you...can't decide if Talbot's is getting cuter, or if I am just getting old and frumpy!!

I do love that bag and the short trench! Cute stuff :)

Kathysue said...

Good Monday Morning, I usually like some of Talbots things and I thought their Spring Catalog had some possibilities. Sooooo I went in and I was so disappointed, I am older and even I thought they looked like Nana clothes. Not as cute in person or maybe it was the way they had them displayed. The colors just missed not as vibrant as they looked in the catalog. You will have to let me know what you think if you go into the shop. I was just disappointed. Kathysue

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

what?? cute stuff!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I can always find something when I got into Talbots! xx

Wellesley Lady said...

Just made my 1st purchase last week. A bathing suit. I did just turn 40 though....:)

Southern Aspirations said...

LOL. They do have some cute pieces and I agree, head to toe is probably a no go, but here and there can be great! The bag is a good-looking bag, too.

central bark designs said...

I've been shopping Talbots since college....ok...that was 30 yrs ago - and as a 50 yr. old (OMG - how did I get THAT old) - I always find classic pieces that work and that when paired with trendier items - keep my look fresh and updated -but still classic. It's who I am. Be it in my 20's or 30's or.....50's!

I agree head to toe to too much - but that goes for any shop - you need to pick and choose to find your style!

Chic Coles said...

I remember when I used to shop at Talbots kids! They have really stepped it up! Their clothes are looking very professional but fun at the same time!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

What's Happening!? If I go to pick up some of these goodies, I cannot tell my friends, they'll never believe until I flash the goods. Heehee, thanks for sharing! xo

What was done said...

Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things:
http://www.whatwasdone.com/

The Consummate Hostess said...

Surprise, surprise. I really love that verdant shade of green and that great shirt dress. Who would have thought??

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Love all these items! Sent this on to my mom and sister. Great find!

Cheers,
Alaina

Nina said...

I know! I have really been on board with Talbot's since this past Fall, and I am a non-frumpy (I hope!) 32 year-old. I have been stalking that python bag since I saw it in the catalog a couple of months ago. I think it looks nice in real life, and the size looks perfect for me. I just can't bring myself to pay full price at Talbot's though when they have such good sales - I cleaned up on flats, cardigans and a trench at 75% off after Christmas.

House and Life said...

Wow, I might have to stop in our local one. Thanks!

Sophie said...

Totally with you on not wearing Talbots [or any brand!] head to toe. Check out the great ways people mix it up at http://redchairconfessions.com/spotted/spotted-nyc-belinda/

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