Did you ever spend over an hour trying on clothes in a gorgeous store only to discover you prefer what you wore in… to everything you tried on? That happened to me last week. I really wanted to like the clothes but ultimately they were just wrong for me.
I wanted to find something flattering so I kept trying until my energy wore out and common sense kicked in. That local store was not my style and I should have quit sooner. I always see things I love on their website so that’s how I will shop them from now on.
Talbots was across the street and I knew they had a new fall collection so I headed over for a look. I’m not a traditionally preppy dresser but love that Talbots carries misses, petite, plus and plus in petite. There are few major retailers who carry sizes for all of us and their pieces are classics that can be worn in creative ways.
I started with this jacket in navy. I tried the petite but the armholes weren’t deep enough. Petite versions are shorter everywhere. The overall length, sleeve length, and armhole depth is shorter. At my age, I need a deeper armhole so the regular misses version felt more comfortable.
That meant the bracelet sleeves were longer but they were still short enough to showcase bracelets.
This jacket looks oh so Chanel and is a timeless piece to wear for years. The “misses” sleeves were too long on me. They didn’t have the petite version in my size but I think that would be preferable. I’d need to go up a size in the petite version to make up for the shortened armhole depth. A great fit is all about proportion and we need to be flexible.
Their classic 5 pocket jeans fit me perfectly in regular. I have a long torso so the petite version was too short in the rise. I prefer my jeans to come all the way to my waist to minimize any muffin top action.
Talbots new fall collection is currently discounted 25% and flying off the shelves so you might want to have a look soon. I love that you can pick and choose the same garment in different “fits” to achieve the look you want.
There are some amazing sales this weekend you might like to check out.
Bloomingdales is offering an extra 20% select with the code FASHFUND.
Macy’s is offering an extra 25% off with the code FRESH.
Loft is giving an extra 50% off select with the code SUMMER50.
Anthropologie is giving 30% off clearance, no code necessary.
We’re picking up my son and daughter at the airport tomorrow and heading into Glacier National Park. I understand there are more Grizzly Bears than wifi connections inside the park so this promises to be an adventure!
Do you pick and choose between sizes to get the look you want?
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