Fresh Summer Finds

This post is sponsored by Talbots and ShopStyle

Happy Monday ladies. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was filled with family, laughter, good food, and reading. Saturday night was all about cut-throat dominoes with my grandson, then my daughter and I made brunch for everyone on Sunday. Now more than ever, I realized that family is everything. The big smiles you see in these photos are me smiling at my grandson who was taking photos with my phone as my husband was using the camera.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Talbots Tencel shirt and white linen blazer

Today I’m partnering with Talbots and ShopStyle to share some of their fresh summer classics. Today is the last day of their amazing Friends and Family Sale with up to 50% off their entire site (some exclusions apply). Save 50% off 3 items, 40% off 2 or 30% off 1. I’m always honored and delighted to partner with Talbots because their clothes are beautifully made and their classic styles are ones you’ll reach for again and again.

We talked about how to find the perfect white tee here and I’ve found myself a fabulous one here! White tees are one of those things that look best when they’re crisp and clean so they usually need to be refreshed each summer. This one is thick enough to be opaque, thin enough to be cool, and the cotton is Pima which makes it very soft. V-necks are universally flattering and especially so with my wide shoulders. It comes in a ton of colors, and I have a few on order, including another white one because I can never have enough fresh white tees for summer.

I am a denim lover through and through and can never get enough of soft denim shirts. This patch pocket denim shirt is super soft and pliable which makes it very comfy. I’m wearing a petite medium which fits perfectly. lt makes a great third piece over a tank or tee and is terrific on its own. I added this little neckerchief for a fun little pop of color.

These Modern Ankle Jeans have the same great fit as all my Talbot jeans with a terrific high rise. They’re very comfy fit. I’m not the ripped or distressed jean type but these are right up my alley. They’re stitched at the bottom to keep them neat and prevent them from getting ragged looking. I’m wearing a 6 regular because I wanted to have the extra length. I love these braided espadrilles. They’re comfy enough to wear all day because the criss-cross top keeps them securely on my feet…without needing to grip my toes:)

More Talbots Jeans

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing talbots white linen blazer with modern denim jeansHere, I switched up the denim with these espadrille flats. They come in tons of colors and fun patterns. I chose the desert rose for a pop of color, and they happen to match the rose in my neckerchief and this Tencel Button-Front Shirt. Tencel is a great fabric for warm days because it’s soft and breathable.Jennifer connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Talbots linen blazer

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic linen blazer for summer and this one is just beautiful. Linen is one of my favorite fabrics for hot weather. This single button styling makes it a blazer to reach for year after year. I opted for the 10 petite rather than the 6 regular because I love this shorter length. The more leg I show, the taller I look. And how’s this little scarf for when you can’t get to your stylist:)

Talbots has an entire linen shop here.

These pieces are fun to mix and match to give you very different looks. The little neckerchief is small and surprisingly versatile. It would also look great tied on the handle of your handbag.

Remember, Talbots Friends and Family sale ends today so pop over to their site and stock on some great summer classics!

A big thank you to Talbots for partnering on this post, and you, my readers for supporting the brands that support A Well Styled Life.

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission.


  1. Sandra Sallin - Apart From My Art
    July 27, 2020 / 8:51 am

    You certainly have a special joy and smile for your grandson. I understand.

    • Jennifer
      July 27, 2020 / 7:57 pm

      I know you do Sandra! They are the very best

  2. Karen Needler
    June 24, 2020 / 6:12 am

    Jennifer, you’ll love this – I repurposed your technique! I’ve seen this technique before but haven’t needed to hem jeans. However, I just moved and need a custom-length shower curtain. I’ve been debating whether to hem the curtain and lose the bottom of the print, or do the “right thing” and take fabric from the top, requiring I make 10 new buttonholes for the hooks…a laborious task. Instead, I used your jean hemming technique at the top to retain the original buttonholes! I edgestitched so the flap would stay down below the buttonholes. Two seams, done! It looks great! This would also be great for curtains with grommets.

  3. sandra baldwin
    June 16, 2020 / 11:45 pm

    Love all your outfits today

  4. Sharon
    June 15, 2020 / 2:36 pm

    Darn – I’ve been trying to order several shirts and the tee that you recommended, but I keep getting an “error” response. It says that they are super busy. That’s super for Talbots! I’ll continue trying and hope to get through. You look great in everything! Hmm…..maybe I should order that white blazer as well with it being half off!

  5. Kay
    June 15, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    Love, love, love the pink shoes!

  6. Eve
    June 15, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    Now that’s a great capsule for the weekend and every look is different enough. I copied the url but I couldn’t copy the last two pics. The first one copied fine. I keep a fashion journal and add looks I want to try. I love denim so these are perfect outfits. You look great in every one.

  7. Terry
    June 15, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    I bought the denim patch pocket shirt last week. It’s very nice and not stiff at all. Very cute look today, Jennifer!

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks, Terry, I love it too.

  8. Caudette
    June 15, 2020 / 10:31 am

    It is really hard o find good whit tee s on your recommendation I just ordered two plus the scarf. I really enjoyed our post and to see your smile to have your grandson there.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:59 pm

      Mine second one is on the way too. It’s a great tee.

  9. Elaine thornton
    June 15, 2020 / 10:25 am

    Jennifer, I have been following you for several years… love your advice and sharing about fashion, family and travels. But, it’s hard for me to read about gatherings with family who don’t live with you. Cooking, sharing games etc. the virus is very real and this makes it seem like all is ok, when it isn’t. I likely will get negative responses but I had to say what was on my mind.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:59 pm

      Of course, things are sad and in an uproar with sadness and health worries everywhere, Elaine. We can read about the worries many paces so rather than commiserate, I would rather focus on the positive. I’m sorry this bothers you.

  10. retro-roost
    June 15, 2020 / 10:03 am

    The pink is really an amazing color for you. The addition of the little scarf – wow.
    I just purchased it along with the espadrilles. *Thank you* for the inspiration.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:55 pm

      I hope you love them too!

  11. Carolyn
    June 15, 2020 / 10:01 am

    Your smile says it all. You look casual, relaxed and and just right in my opinion. Love Talbots and might have to get those pink shoes.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:55 pm

      My grandson always puts a huge smile on my face. These come in tons of colors and cute patterns too!

  12. COB
    June 15, 2020 / 9:16 am

    You looked gteat in these clothes!
    However, what I love about your blog, in a sea
    of blogs, is your warmth and authenticity.
    It is not all about you. It is so refreshing.
    You really try to appeal to your readers and meet their needs. And you do!

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much. That’s such a sweet thing to say.

  13. Kathy
    June 15, 2020 / 8:11 am

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful weekend with family! You look wonderfully chic in every one of those outfits. I’m sorry I didn’t take a closer look at Talbots when I had one available. Love your hair smoothed back with that cute little scarf! I may try that look myself as the hot and humid days of summer in the South are coming soon.

  14. Rose
    June 15, 2020 / 6:34 am

    Love all the classic styles. Wish we still had a Talbot’s here. Your Grandson didva great job!

  15. jan
    June 15, 2020 / 5:15 am

    Linen, tencel, soft cotton, all great fabrics for summer comfort! So often I think of the need for confidence in my personal style and you nailed it for me today. Mixing the white linen and denim is so versatile when you can add color with different tops and accessories. The super cute neckerchief is perfect to pop on for that bit of color near the face. All the pieces you showed today are great wardrobe investments and make it very simple to quickly choose your look for the day.
    Here’s to a great week ladies!

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:44 pm

      I’m glad Jan. For me, confidence in personal style is everything!

  16. Debbie Bell
    June 15, 2020 / 5:11 am

    I love Talbots products as well. As a Canadian, however, many store locations have closed ( London Ont for example) and shipping is a huge cost to the customer, so I’m out unfortunately.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:42 pm

      I’m sorry to hear about them closing. Hopefully, things will turn around soon.

  17. Linda Gaertner
    June 15, 2020 / 4:43 am

    I have been a Talbots shopper for more than 20 years. I too like that classic style that I can wear over and over. That being said I would buy all the pieces.

  18. Gloria
    June 15, 2020 / 4:42 am

    You are so right about good quality tees. I have a black V neck one from Talbots that I actually wear to work with a skirt because the quality and fit is so good. I think it’s time to refresh with white and perhaps a pop of color!

    • Susan
      June 15, 2020 / 5:32 am

      One of my most treasured photographs of my late mother is one of her, my sister and I attending a Mother’s Day lunch. My mother (aged 85 at the time) wore a pale pink, quilted jacket from Talbots (which my sister had sent from America). She styled it with a Talbots silk scarf which complemented her silver hair beautifully. You also look great – especially the outfit with the white jacket and those cute pink espadrilles.

      • Jennifer
        June 15, 2020 / 1:50 pm

        Thank you Susan

      • Susan
        June 16, 2020 / 12:36 am

        But of course, look much younger than my 85 year old mother.

      • Jennifer
        June 16, 2020 / 6:56 am

        Lol xx

    • Susan
      June 15, 2020 / 6:15 am

      Sorry Gloria, This was meant as a separate post. I am getting so many pop ups on my IPAD these days, it is difficult to write replies.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:42 pm

      I believe it! The knit is fine and smooth so it can dress up easily.

  19. Paulette Levy
    June 15, 2020 / 3:51 am

    I too love denim and use little scarves (or longer ones as belts) to add pops of color to my denim whether blue denim or white. Love denim!
    You look adorable and really like your use of little scarves whether at the neck or in your hair as a headband.

    • Jennifer
      June 15, 2020 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you Paulette

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