Happy Sunday ladies. I spotted a few things in the Talbots window last week so I popped in to see the direction things were going for fall. If you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into stores and try on merchandise so you can see how things look on a woman older than 25 who wears a size larger than zero.
For reference I am 5’4” tall, weigh 145 pounds, with wide shoulders and straight hips. I have long arms and torso so I can alternate between petite and regular length garments to get the fit I want. My hair gets trashed in the process and the lighting is poor which makes the pictures grainy, but you’ll get the idea of what things look like.
Pencil skirts are a personal favorite of mine and my casual lifestyle makes denim ones the perfect combo of casual and polished. This denim pencil skirt has spandex to keep it comfy. I am wearing an 8P which fits perfectly so it runs true to size. I love the below-knee length which will look great with riding boots this fall.
I snatched this anorak right out of the mannequin’s grip because the staff hadn’t had a chance to stock the floor with them yet. It’s the happiest bright Dahlia pink color that will cheer up any rainy day this fall. You’ll get a more accurate look at the color here. I’m wearing MP which fits perfectly so it runs true to size. The long sleeve T is the same cheery dahlia color and has buttons that run along the side of the sleeves right up to the shoulders. It comes in several colors.
These wide-leg denim crops are also available in a really pretty soft pink as well as this white. They also come in pale blue denim here, deep denim here, and curvy fit here. I’m wearing an 8P to get the correct length and they fit perfectly so they run true to size. The top is a linen blend and available in three colors. This color would make it a great transition piece for when you want to wear fall clothes but it’s too hot where you live. I’m wearing a PM so it runs true to size. My ballet flats are super comfy and a great nude that goes with everything.
I love the look of a wrap top but I hate when they gape open in the front. That doesn’t happen with this black and white faux wrap top. I am wearing a PM but the sleeves are a bit short for my long arms so I would go up to a small in regular length. These pants are their Chatham Ankle pants in a bright happy red. I’m wearing a 6P that is too snug on me which means they run true to size. This is one of my favorite style pants by Talbots because the side zip is slimming and keeps the front smooth. They’re available in curvy fit here and in tons of colors and prints.
This jacket is a lightweight cotton/linen/lyocell fabric that will be perfect for mild, cooler days ahead. I’m wearing a PM which fits but the sleeves are a tiny bit short for me so I would go up to the S regular. I really love these modern ankle jeans! I’m wearing an 8P which fits me perfectly and is the proper length to just show the ankle bone. They have a nice high rise too so no muffin top!
These are the straight leg jeans also in an 8P which are quite a bit longer than the modern Jean. I’m wearing them with this classic shirt in the leopard print which is marked way, way down, and almost sold out. I hope they will restock for fall.
I prefer the proportion of the tee tucked in with my crops or I would wear it out over full-length pants.
I know none of you are thinking about fall and the clothes for cooler temps, but it really is right around the corner, I hope:)
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.