Talbots | Fall Classics

Talbots Fall Classics

what fun i’m having this month as opens in a new windowTalbots Fall Classics Guest Editor! if you missed last week’s post where i kicked off this series, please take a moment to stop by and opens in a new windowread. the classic item we discussed was the mighty opens in a new window blazer an integral part of my style uniform as well as a pair of humble opens in a new window blue jeans. both pieces are classic and timeless and are wardrobe essentials i reach for time and again.

this week we’re taking a look at another hard working classic essential – the opens in a new windowpencil skirt. since i love to dig a little deeper into the how’s and why’s of fashion i discovered the first pencil skirt appeared on the scene in 1954. the slim fitting skirt designed by iconic designer Christian Dior was introduced as part of his H-line collection. it was a dramatic shift away from tight waists and full skirts which had dictated fashion runways for several years. the hem falls just to or below the knee for a tailored close fit. its name, opens in a new windowpencil skirt, was coined for its shape – long and lean like a pencil. when this skirt was first introduced in the mid-fifties, it immediately became a staple of work wardrobes with the hemline rising or lowering depending on current trends. pencil skirts look fantastic with cardigans or blazers that take are perfect for a nine-to-five look. if your office has a relaxed dress code, don’t be afraid to wear a pencil skirt sans blazer. instead, choose a fitted top or tee in a solid color for a fun and casual look. don’t you love a closet staple that can easily be dressed up or down? versatility is a key factor for a hard-working wardrobe.

Talbots Fall Classics

today’s ootd starts with a timeless opens in a new windowPonte pencil skirt in a bold color – apple red. it’s tailored to perfection yet this skirt is so forgiving as it’s crafted from refined Ponte that skims your body and hides any imperfections. this opens in a new windowpencil skirt is the perfect choice for a jam-packed day that starts with breakfast and a much-needed cup of joe. a multi-color braided trim tweed blazer similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere adds effortless sophistication. the addition of a classic opens in a new windowdenim shirt keeps this outfit polished yet playful.

Talbots Fall Classics

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let’s not forget to add a little bling to this effortless outfit. a nostalgic opens in a new windowcharm bracelet with a nod towards London is just the ticket.

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a opens in a new windowsuede cross-body bag is perfect for a day on the run. sling it over your shoulder or carry it in your hand as a clutch. the choice is yours. this sleek and structured opens in a new windowbag has an adjustable strap and enough storage to fit all of your essentials like keys, phone, and credit cards. opens in a new windowsuede block heel pumps are easy on your feet and even easier to walk in with a comfortable two-inch heel.

Talbots Fall Classics

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Talbots Fall Classics

even at the end of a long day, this timeless classic opens in a new window pencil skirt looks as fresh as it did at breakfast. that’s what i call a hard-working wardrobe staple.

Talbots Fall Classics

didn’t i tell you a opens in a new window pencil skirt looks fabulous without a blazer?

Talbots Fall Classics

what’s on next week’s  opens in a new windowTalbots Fall Classics agenda? well, you’ll just have to come back next Sunday and find out for yourself. but here’s a hint: you’re one and done.

a big thank you to opens in a new windowTalbots for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.

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4 Comments

  1. Sue Smith wrote:

    I’ve always loved pencil skirts. I have a ton of them and they are actually very slimming, I think. I’d seen this Ponte style in the newest Talbot catalog–I’ll have to check them out–do they cling? I bet that’s comfortable. And great for packing for travel, I imagine. What a great pop of red!

    Posted 9.10.18
    • ponte is the miracle fabric! especially for travel. you’ll have to share all the goodies you found in the catalog. xo

      Posted 9.13.18
  2. Linda Wescott wrote:

    One of my favorites….congrats for the guest editor….I’m taking a look at the fall catalog today so I can see your picks. Linda

    Posted 9.11.18
    • the fall catalog is tempting, linda! so many cute outfits. xo

      Posted 9.13.18

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