Monday, October 25, 2010

Talbots Refresh and Renew?

I know when I say Talbots most of us think of an an older women's store with cashmere twinsets and drab colored trousers, but Alas! I have noticed in many of the recent magazines issues that Talbots has been marketing some rather impressive wardrobe pieces for the fall season. Hiring Linda Evangelista for their Fall campaign was nothing short of genius in order to broaden their buying audience.   After spotting the gorgeous leopard overcoat in my fashion mags, I was intrigued and went online to explore their change in style.  I was shocked to find so many marvelous items on their site and  I am so proud to see that they decided to leave their humdrum ways behind.  Although Talbots seemingly reminds me of a more expensive Ann Taylor, I can honestly say they have really stepped up their game this Fall and blessed us fashion hounds with some great options!  Michelle Obama has been seen trekking around the U.S. in many Talbots ensembles. This coupled with new creative director Jenna Lyon's influence seemed to help J. Crew's image as well over the past couple of years. So, fellow fashionistas, I say we welcome Talbots back with open arms and wallets!

Here are some of the great finds I found.

This gorgeous rosette skirt in a creamy blush color. So glamorous!

Silk rosette skirt $179

Who would've thought you would find these copper, sateen hot pants here? I am obsessed!

Satin ankle pants $119

I am a sucker for sparkle so this sequined jacket is a must have for me!

Grace Fit Sequined jacket $299

A copper and black jacquard dress is Fall fabulous.

Jacquard bow dress $189

You can dress it up or dress it down, I am loving this floor length black, ruffled, tiered skirt.  I might even pair it with a white tee for a casual contrast statement!

Long Ruffle Skirt $199

Leopard is all the rage so why not some animal print ballet flats and tote?

Haircalf ballet flats $119

Leopard flap pocket tote $199

Like I said, I love sparkly so I fell in love with these pink, glittery slingbacks!

Glitter slingback pumps $139

I love this 40's inspired caplet, especially if you wear it to the side. Delish!

Wool tweed cloche $44

A jewel toned python-embossed clutch would be the perfect friend for a night out!

Python-embossed clutch $119

So what do you all think of the Talbot's face lift?? I am so excited, I might start putting together my Christmas list early!

(All photos courtesy of www.talbots.com)

27 comments:

Ashley said...

Cool! I thought it was an "older person's store" too, but, like you, I've been seeing it more recently in magazines and was impressed. I'm absolutely loving the cloche! Off to check out the rest of the website!

monichika2 said...

What Great finds!!! I love the sequence cardi

kirstyb said...

love it all thanks for sharing xxxxx

Meagan said...

Interesting! I always thought of Talbot's as an older store with bland clothing as well---but recently, I've found several cute Talbot's pieces while thrifting, including a brown leather bag that I can't get enough of. I guess it all depends on how you wear the pieces!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Dear Girl said...

classy and elegant!i love them all , too--not the flats shoes for me, i wish im taller!

lady sélénite said...

I love the first skirt, the color, the relief, it's so perfect !
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Blah Blah Becky said...

I've never heard of Talbots before, we mustn't have it in the UK but it looks pretty great from these images!

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Marissa said...

I love the black sequined jacket and sparkly gold shoes- I'm such a sucker for anything that shimmers!

XXXO
M

D-May VT. said...

Exactly ! =) Have a good week dear!

La Michelle said...

loove thees looks great blog

xoxo

Kat said...

I remember when I was little, my mom used to drag me to the mall and spend hours in Talbot. I used to hate it (you know how little kids hate shopping with their moms) and it left an impression in me tha only old people shop there. But it's actually a really great store! I love that sequined jacket! ^-^

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Erin (penny. LA) said...

Great picks! The prices are still a bit high to me, but they have indeed had a very nice facelift. LOVE that rosette skirt... you just cannot go wrong with rosette details and blush/peach. Wow! (Oh, and their shoes aren't so bad, either!)

Collette Osuna said...

These are GORGEOUS pieces...thanks for showing us the "new" Talbots:)

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Shan Renee said...

Agreed...Talbots is making a comeback! Great write up!!!

Anonymous said...

Man, really want to know how can you be that smart, lol...great read, thanks.

Rose said...

Love some of the new Talbots items! I reviewed some of their items on my blog.

arash said...

I'm from the UK as well so Talbots is alien to me. The sequin jacket and the skirt with the appliqué's look fab.

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c'est freak, le chic said...

I've got a soft spot for sequined jackets. It's incredible how much wearing one can do for an outfit...it could make something plain seem extraordinary and make an ordinary day feel glamorous. My favourite sequined jacket was in the style of a blazer and it was a beautiful gold colour. I felt like a million dollars wearing it...even though it only cost me £20!

Vicky K. said...

love this dress!!

Vicky
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fuyume said...

omg i have to have the rosete skirt and leopard print bag and shoes xx

Jodi said...

well well well.. I guess I dont have to wait another 20+ years to shop there.. maybe I will go check them out now!! lol...I am surprised that they are broadening their customer base and its a good reminder at how its easy to 'write off' a store because of a perception. Theres places I would never even go IN so maybe that means I am also missing out on some potentially great finds!!
thanks for this post!!
j

Annie Spandex said...

That cloche is so sweet! And the floor length ruffle skirt is bonkers but in a good way.
Thanks for the love on Meagan's blog! :) xx

Beth said...

I admit, I had the same opinion as you concerning Talbots. They really stepped up their game this season. That floor length ruffle skirt is gorgeous!

And yup, I got my aviator jacket this season from H&M!

Zarna said...

WOW they really have some amazing pieces! i totally love the long ruffled skirt and the satin ankle pants!

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

MUST have that sequined jacket! ahhhh...I'm just swooning over sequins right now! Okay, so I have something to ask you...e-mail me when you get the chance, because I may forget! LOL. And I am officially going to pass out :/ So tired! I will try to remember to message you tm...

xo,
Jenna

Confessions of a Beautyholic said...

I love the leopard bag...

Vogue and Vintage said...

They have really been amazing me lately! Great change in the right direction. Did you see my article on their new scrubbed and revamped look over @ http://vogueandvintage.blogspot.com/2010/09/talbots-fall-2010_15.html