When I saw this jacket last month… I hesitated to purchase it and now wish I hadn’t. I wanted the pink version which is now sold out everywhere in my size. That’s the thing about collections…once they’re gone, they’re gone. I stopped in Talbots yesterday to see if the ivory with black rang my bell as much as the pink with black and decided it did. While I was there I tried on some of their new 70th-anniversary collection.
This blouse caught my eye first. I’m always on the hunt for great white shirts. These crisply pleated cuffs add pizazz to an otherwise classic white shirt. It has just enough spandex to be comfy and move with you, rather than bind.
I’m wearing a petite which puts the waist shaping at the correct spot on me but the sleeves looked too loose and long so I’ve ordered the next size down. In a fitted garment, the shaping can make or break the fit.
These leggings were very cute with the button detailing at the bottom. This pair is too long for me because the buttons sit too low. A petite version would place the buttons right at my ankle bone, where they belong. They fit very well, have a slimming front seam and come in several colors. I especially liked the indigo.
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I stepped outside my normal color range when I tried this sweater on and discovered I liked it! Beige is a tough color for me but this one is very neutral. Faux fur continues to be popular this winter and this is a way to dabble in it without wearing a full-blown coat. The color is rich and the whole effect is elegant.
These Herringbone pants fit beautifully in petite but they have a wider leg and will look better worn with shoes that have at least a 1/2″ heel. I don’t care for the way the front breaks on my ballet flats which have no heel.
I put this jacket back on to verify I’d be happy with the ivory and black color combo. I will…which reminded me to take advantage of collections when they’re first available because the things I like frequently go fast.
I liked this Velveteen Jacket online, but it wasn’t available to try on at the store so I ordered the Frosted Mint and the Midnight Blue, in petite.
Do you shop collections when they first come out?
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