Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Let's talk about Talbots, shall we? This store used to conjure up images of structured, shoulder-padded, double-breasted, 80's pantsuits, unfortunate elastic waist situations, and that vibe that Lane Bryant used to put out - which was that, even if you were a 20-something, you had to dress like you were much older if you were fat. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? Unfortunate stirrup-pant choices abounded.
But as I was putting together an Emergency Outfit Assistance package the other day for a client*, I began to take notice of Talbot's for a different reason - they actually had stylish and appealing pieces! No one is more shocked than I, I'm sure.
Anyways, I found lots of great stuff there! Especially in their sale section, which is the only place I'd shop given how high their prices normally are.
And one of the things I found I just had to have for myself - this pale green cardigan. It was marked down further - it was only $22 when I bought it, but is back up to $44 now. It is luxurious. It is so much better than any cardigan I've ever bought at Target. It's natural fibers, people! NATURAL FIBERS! Put that in your pipe and smoke it and it will actually burn instead of melt. That's what I am saying.
oh cardigan that is superior in every way, hold me
Eyelet Dress: H&M Inclusive (courtesy of my UK insider, Claire)
Leggings: duo maternity, but they ripped in the crotch so I have to replace them and I can't find them anywhere!
Has a brand ever surprised you? It's rare that I get something that I've ordered in the mail and I'm this excited. Tell me that I am normal in the comments. Or that I'm abnormal, that's okay too. I have been spending a lot of time alone lately.
*which I could do for you, too! Interested? Email me!