Spring Has Sprung at Talbots!

Hello Monday! It appears that Spring has decided to hibernate for a few days here in Philly, but I know it’s on its way. The forsythia told me so.

Speaking of forsythia, I’m totally crushing on this utility jacket from Talbots. It’s such a happy shade of yellow, and who doesn’t need a little extra sunshine in their life right now?

I’ve had a few requests for spring jackets, and I think a lot of you will like this one. It’s such an easy way to elevate your casual spring outfits.

This jacket is made of a lightweight stretch cotton, so it’s comfortable and breathable and fits easily over your spring tops and sweaters.

I like how it has a drawstring in the waist so you can cinch it for a more fitted look, and it hits just below the hip, which is very flattering. (You never want your jacket to end at the widest part of your hips.)

It’s cut generously, and I probably could have gone down a size, but I’m wearing the small. It’s available in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes; and it also comes in navy, white, and tan if yellow isn’t your jam.

Underneath, I’m wearing this fun stripe cut-out back top. It’s a lightweight cotton/poly blend, and it almost has the texture of linen, but you can wash and dry it.

Besides the cut-out in the back, it also has an exposed seam up the middle of the back for added interest.

I also like how the neckline is rounded, but not super high, so it’s both flattering and modest.

I’m wearing the small, and the fit is easy, but I wouldn’t size down. I’d say it’s true to size. It’s also available in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes.

I kept the rest of the outfit fairly neutral with light wash jeggings and tan chain link loafers.

These jeans are stretchy and comfortable, but I definitely could have sized down. I’m in the 6 here, but I have the black ones in a 4, and the fit is much better. They have a comfortable high rise and I’m guessing about a 29″ inseam.

This is such a nice classic look for running errands or meeting up with friends, although it will be a while before we are doing any of that. We shot this look before our area went on lockdown. It’s also great for those working from home who still want to look nice for teleconferencing and remote learning.

While I was putting the yellow jacket outfit together, I also came across this animal print sweater that I couldn’t resist adding to my cart.

I think this is such a pretty print, and I like the rounded v-neck and elbow-length sleeves — such a classy piece to wear alone or layered under a blazer or denim jacket. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this sweater this spring and summer!

Once again, the fit is easy, and I actually think I might prefer the XS in this one. You may want to size down, if ordering.

This sweater pairs perfectly with black jeans or pants.

My new tan loafers also work really well with this look.

I used to wear a lot of Talbots shoes when I was a teacher back in the day. They’re typically well made and comfortable, and these loafers did not disappoint.

The suede is nice and soft against the foot, and while they were a bit stiff at first, they broke in quickly and easily with a few hours of wear.

I also like that they have just a slight heel. My podiatrist always tells me it’s better for my finicky feet to wear a low heel (as opposed to a flat.)

I really like the light neutral shoe with the black pants and the lighter top. I could have gone with black or a pop of color (red would be fun!) but I think the tan bookends the look nicely.

The longer length of the black jeans works well with these shoes.

A darker shoe would chop up the look, whereas the tan is low contrast against my skin, which allows the black jeans to make my legs look longer and leaner.

Talbots also has a great jewelry selection.

These two-in-one charm hoop earrings are a really versatile, and I’m always a fan of mixed metal jewelry. It takes all the guesswork out of mixing and matching. I’ve been wearing them with everything lately.

I also grabbed this textured gold bangle to complete the look. It has an easy hinge opening and a magnetic closure, and it’s lightweight and easy to wear.

You could add a complimentary piece like this linen blazer or a denim jacket, but this outfit also looks great on its own.

I was pleased to discover elevated pieces at Talbots that are classic yet modern and top-notch quality. They also offer an incredibly diverse range of sizes. Whether you need regular, plus, petite, or plus-petite; they have it all, and it’s all available online.

I’m also excited to tell you that Talbots decided to extend their 40% off sale! That’s right. Everything I’m wearing in this post is 40% off with free shipping (although there is a $5 handling fee for single item orders.) No code needed.

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photos: Alison Cornell