Who here is ready for Spring? We’ve gotten into our gloomy weather so I popped in to try on some colorful spring fashion from Talbots and do a dressing room diaries. If you love color, or you are craving color, Talbots is the place to be!
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In case you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero.
For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 135 pounds. I have broad shoulders and narrow, straight hips. I have a long torso and arms so I often can’t wear petite tops because of the sleeve length.
This field jacket is available in 4 colors, sized misses, petite, plus, and plus petite. I’m wearing a regular xs, which is way too small for me but all they had in store so I must not be the only one attracted to this fun color. It has an inner drawstring so you can snug it up.
I have several pairs of these slim jeans but nothing as cheery as this bright yellow. It’s a great color for spring that’ll be pretty worn with white, navy, brown, gray, red, etc, etc. I am wearing a 6 petite which fits well so they run TTS.
This funnel neck top is a super comfy cotton/CoolMax blend so snuggly warm but not hot. It’s also available in a pretty blue and sized regular, petite, plus, plus petite. I am wearing a small petite so it runs TTS. I love the shirttail hemline which shows some leg on the side and keeps it from looking voluminous.
These Terry pants are soooo comfy, I could see living in these. I am wearing a petite small which fits well, but I might prefer the regular to get a teeny bit more length. I’m wearing navy and they’re also available in gray or black, sized regular, petite, plus, and plus petite.
These white chinos have a wide leg which I know many of you may not be fans of. We’re so used to skinny legs, it can take time for our eyes to become accustomed to a new look. They’re a cotton, modal blend that has lots of stretch. They’re also available in pink or indigo.
This classic Breton stripe top feels so spring-like to me! The heart is cute for Valentine’s Day but seriously, who couldn’t use some fun every day of this year? It’s nice substantial cotton with a bateau neckline, which is not the most flattering for my broad shoulders but can give a nice balance for women with wider hips.
This sweater just jumped into my hand and said “happy”. I’m a huge fan of stripe anything and since the stripe had a blue similar to my shoes, it seemed meant to be. I’m wearing a petite medium and love the fit so it runs TTS. I often wear a larger size on top because of my shoulders.
These are the slim ankle jean again, this time in the deep Indy wash. I have several pair of these jeans and love that their leg is slim but not so tight that they grip your leg like a legging or jegging. Think of them as the midpoint between a skinny leg and a straight leg.
This cozy little jacket comes in 4 cheery bright colors or ivory 😉 They were out of my size (petite small) in the other colors so I tried this and realize just how versatile it would be in my wardrobe. It’s a great alternative to a woven jacket and a touch warmer than a cardigan.
I’m a huge fan of the Chatham pant with cotton Bi-stretch fabric, slim leg, smooth waistband, and side zipper. There’s nothing in front to cause a bulge under your top which is always slimming. This season they have a slightly higher rise and are available in lots of pretty colors, two of which are seriously marked down.
In for a penny, in for a rainbow so I topped that look with this purple, orchid all-weather mac coat. It’s funny, but once I started with bright colors, I had a blast heaping more on top. I am wearing a petite small which a bit snug so I would go up to the petite medium so I could layer things under it. It does run TTS.
I thought it would be fun to compare the outfit with dark jeans and with these pink pants.
I like both combos, which is your favorite?
What color purse would you carry with this outfit?
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And FYI, yes, I am holding my phone upside down because I find it easier to use single-handed that way.
Have you got spring fever yet?