it’s no secret i’m a big fan of Talbots. since i was a twenty-something, i’ve frequented this iconic store known for ‘the classics.’ back then i loved a good blazer just as much as i do today. as a young mother in my thirties, several of my ‘most favorite’ outfits were from Talbots. like this pink floral denim and chambray top. to this day i have a distinct recollection of wearing this ootd while on vacation in San Antonio visiting the Alamo and walking along the Riverwalk. clothes have a way of conjuring memories.
Talbots was my ‘go-to’ store all while my kiddos grew up. helping me look casually polished for their first day of school in a vibrant striped tee and button skirt.
in my forties, we lived on a tiny island in the South Pacific. it was around the time the internet sprang to life. online shopping was in its infancy. can you believe Talbots was the only store that shipped to Guam from the States at that time? let me tell you they saved my fanny on more than one occasion. if i hadn’t been a loyal shopper thus far they would have sealed the deal right then and there. one of my favorite outfits to toodle around the island (a mere thirty miles by ten) was side zip khaki pants, sleeveless black sweater, and leopard sandals. or my pink paisley shift dress and pink ballet flats that i wore every chance i got.
Talbots classic staples have always been the bread and butter to my outfits. white tees, black or navy shorts found their way into my suitcase any time the djalali family ventured to fun destinations.
when i started the blog in my fifties, Talbots was the first brand that reached out. and i’m happy to report i still love to partner with Talbots to this day. here’s the first dress i picked out for a brand collaboration. a simple shift dress with a bold print.
the next collaboration featured a few of my favorite classic must-have’s. can you guess what they are? pants with a bold pattern, metallic sandals that act as neutrals and a straw handbag.
now that i’m in my sixties i still love the brand that stayed true to its classic roots. these days you’re bound to see a distinctively modern twist with many of their key items. and you’re guaranteed to see me wearing something from Talbots on any given day. ‘cuz i do love the classics, and i’ll always have a prep to my step. and while i love to partner with this classic brand, i still do considerable damage to my Talbots credit card all on my own.
many days you’ll find me wearing Talbots head to toe.
other days i’ll wear one oldie but goodie from Talbots. this gingham raincoat is several years old. but there’s a new rendition this year.
the classic chanelesque tweed blazer (similar here) is always a favorite of mine. and it always looks fabulous paired with blue jeans. high low dressing at its best.
Talbots offers something for every figure out there. yes, petite through plus size is available. i’ve always been drawn to their whimsical accessories, shoes that range from sneakers to heels, activewear that’ll keep you on the move in style, and if there’s a special occasion headed your way this spring, i’m certain you can find something to wear from Talbots. sometimes, it’s a one-stop shopping destination.
Talbots Friends and Family sale with 30% off your entire purchase has just begun. Talbots credit card holders have first dibs with a special preview today and tomorrow. i’ve already been shopping at the store and online. the event opens to the public on Thursday 4.24. so let’s take a stroll through their online store. it’s a great time to stock up wardrobe staples or splurge on something special. here’s what caught my eye.
tops and shirts
for those of you who live in the athens, ga area our local Talbots store is hosting a Trunk Show on 5.9. yours truly will be one of the models for the fashion show. come join the fun!