Happy Friday, ladies. As promised, I headed back to Talbots for a dressing room diary. The store wasn’t bursting with color, but pretty close to it.
If you’re new here, welcome. Dressing room diaries are when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 136 lbs. I have an inverted triangle body shape with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso, long arms, and very few curves. I often wear one size larger on top than the bottom.
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I had to give these jeans another shot because they’re so cheery and my husband really like how they looked on Wednesday. This time I’m styling them with a rollneck sweater that has a narrow stripe in a similar yellow. I like how these coordinate because the blues are strong colors that hold up to the yellow. I am wearing a medium in misses in the sweater so it runs true to size. It also comes in a navy and tan stripe.
I have these slim ankle jeans in multiple colors and love that they’re not skinny so they glide over the calf without binding. I am wearing a misses in 4 and have the hem folded under about 1 1/2″. This 4 is a bit too snug for me but someone else took the 6 home.
The color of the poncho grabbed my attention first thing in the door. It’s a neutral salmony pink that’s not too cool or warm. Since their ponchos don’t come in petite I sized down to an XS which is a great fit. The dotted paisley top is in breathable cotton/spandex with a bateau neckline and 3/4 sleeves. This neckline helps broaden the look of narrow shoulders (which I don’t have). I’m wearing a small and it’s too snug across my chest and shoulders so it runs a bit small.
The white jeans are high-rise with a straight leg. I am wearing a misses 6 with the hem folded under. I usually buy the misses because my long torso needs the highest rise possible and I hem them after a run through the washer and dryer.
This paisley top has every color in the rainbow in it so it will go with everything. I’m wearing it here with this super plush and soft fleece jacket which is from T by Talbots collection. It’s really, really soft and cuddly. It comes in black and navy or this primrose pink. I’m wearing a small in misses which fits so it runs true to size.
You may not be surprised to hear that I bought these pants. The darkest neutral I tried on but they fit like a dream and I know I’ll wear them a lot. They have a straight rather than slim leg and I’m finding that kind of classic pant the most flattering and useful in my wardrobe these days. I bought this navy in 6 petite but they also come in black and charcoal gray.
This honeycomb sweater has a nice mockneck in a cotton blend that comes in 4 colors. This punch pink is a cooler shade than the poncho above. I’m wearing a small in misses and it fits well so it runs true to size.
The quilted jacket is a great little jacket. It’s a timeless, classic shape that’s perfect for spring or mild winters. It has princess seams and a waist seam that gives it some nice shaping and keeps it from being boxy. I’m wearing a small in misses and it runs true to size. The modern ankle jeans are meant to be roomy and have a flattering fit. I’m wearing 6 misses which is too large so I suggest you size down.
This 100% cotton shirt comes in this navy or yellow stripe. The band inside the color and cuffs has a contrasting polka dot fabric, I wish I’d thought to show you. They were already sold out of my size in regular so this is a medium in petite which is a touch snug and the sleeves are too short so it runs true to size.
The gal in the store told me these wide-leg jeans are flying out the door! And of course, being Talbots, they are a refined wide leg. They have sailor-type buttons along the edge of the pockets but close with a regular center zip. I am wearing an 8 petite which is a bit loose and short for me so I would opt for the 6 misses and plan to hem them.
This quilted-down jacket is super fun. Its cropped shape, horizontal channels, and band collar give it a very modern look. It comes in 3 colors, I am wearing the winter white in small which is a tiny bit snug but I wouldn’t go up a size. This coat only comes in misses.
This lightweight pullover is incredibly soft and cozy. It comes in 5 pretty colors. I could see dressing this top up a bit or wearing it with fleece pants. I’m wearing the pink heather in misses small so it runs true to size, The neckline is just so cozy! The same style ankle jeans as I showed above in yellow.
Same honeycomb sweater as above, this time in a petite medium which is an inch shorter, making the sleeves too short for my long arms. I’m so grateful that Talbots makes things in so many sizes so I customize my fit. This is the same as the blue quilted jacket above, also in small misses.
The ankle pants are a bestselling classic shape that comes in 6 colors, in misses and petite. I am wearing the Gypsum in a 4 misses with the hem folded under 2″. They’re a bi-stretch cotton blend with 6% spandex so they will always retain their shape. The high-waisted style has a smooth side zip so there are no lumps and bumps up front. The curvy fit version is here.
Are you a fan of side zippers on pants?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.