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Friday, October 21, 2016 / Vlog Post Notes
Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I did a try-on video, so I thought I would vlog the fall-winter looks at our local stores over the next month or so. I’m starting with Talbots, because I saw several items on line that I wanted to be sure and try on during their 30-40-percent-off mid-season sale–which is still going on.
I concentrated on casual looks, because that’s my lifestyle most of the time, and my goodness I saw so many great items.
Below you’ll find photographs of eight looks I put together in the dressing room. You can also see the two outfits I wore to shop during the two times I was there.
If you already have any of these items I show here, or similar, please let me know how you style them. I’d love to know!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
TALBOTS FALL-WINTER TRY-ONS #1-8
(UPDATE NOV. 3: Save 30% off your order at Talbots through 11/09/2016)
See photographs of each outfit below–with details and links.
WHAT I WORE: MY OOTDs #1-2
Scroll to bottom of page to see photographs of each outfit–with details and links.
MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE: 100% Pure, Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Powder Blush, Apricot / LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / LIPS: Gabriel, Lip Gloss, Venus / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Mascara, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)
Talbots Try-Ons: Day 1
TALBOTS OUTFIT #1: BARN COAT, RUFFLE POPOVER, JEANS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Quilted Barn Coat in Bright Pumpkin and Five-Pocket Slim Ankle Jeans in Vanilla Wash. For the Long-Sleeve Clipdot Popover in Pale Blue/Light Blue (not available on line), call Talbots at Waterside Shops (239-597-2330). (But there is a classic Denim Shirt on line.) I ended up ordering the Barn Coat that evening, since I couldn’t stop thinking about it (in the size seen here, Extra Small). I didn’t buy the jeans, because I prefer a skinny-jean fit. (These were a Misses 2, with a 29.5″ inseam.)
(ABOVE) My Bronze and Leather Initial Bracelet.
(ABOVE) The Barn Coat can be adjusted in back to fit tighter or looser. I liked it cinched in.
(ABOVE) The plaid lining is inside the sleeves, too, so if you fold them up you can see the cute pattern!
TALBOTS OUTFIT #2: PONCHO, LONG BUTTON UP, PLAID LEGGINGS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Aran-Stitched Cowlneck Poncho in Ash Heather, Windowpane Plaid Longer Shirt in Ivory/Indigo Blue, and Ponte Knit Glen Plaid Leggings. I loved (and bought) the shirt and poncho, but decided not to get the leggings, even though they’re adorable. I already have navy ones that will work well.
(ABOVE & BELOW) The Poncho is 50% cotton, 25% wool, and 25% nylon–cozy, but not too hot for our Florida winters, and I love the color.
TALBOTS OUTFIT #3: LONG BUTTON UP, PLAID LEGGINGS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Windowpane Plaid Longer Shirt in Ivory/Indigo Blue and Ponte Knit Glen Plaid Leggings. I bought this shirt, a Size Small. I normally wear an Extra Small, but I liked the looser, longer look of the larger size.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Ponte Knit Glen Plaid Leggings.
TALBOTS OUTFIT #4: PULLOVER SWEATER, BUTTON UP, LEGGINGS, WIND BREAKER
(ABOVE & BELOW) Olive Moss Sweater, Long Drapey Shirt in Hollyhock Multi, Ponte Knit Leggings in Loden. (These leggings, a Size Small, were not my correct size and were too large. They should have fit just like the Glen Plaid Leggings earlier in this post, which were Extra Small.)
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Rain or Shine Windbreaker in the color Hollyhock, only available at certain stores (not on line). To order, or for details, call Talbots Waterside Shops (239-597-2330).
TALBOTS OUTFIT #5: PULLOVER SWEATER, BUTTON UP, FIVE-POCKET JEANS
TALBOTS OUTFIT #6: CARDIGAN SWEATER, CAMISOLE, FIVE-POCKET JEANS
ACCESSORIES: SHOES, BAG
(ABOVE) Talbots Mira Hair Calf, Black or Indigo Blue, and Silver Ballet Flats (with bows) and Frannie Spectator Flats in Luggage (with tassels). I wanted to get the silver flats in a size 10 narrow, but they didn’t have them, unfortunately.
Talbots Try-Ons: Day 2. No Makeup.
TALBOTS OUTFIT #7: BUTTON -UP SHIRT, FIVE-POCKET JEGGINGS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Five-Pocket Jeggings in Shore Line Wash and Tattersall Plaid Shirt. I returned to Talbots three days later specifically to try on these Jeggings (which I ended up buying). Oh my gosh, they are my new favorite jeans/jeggings! I love the skinny fit and high waist.
TALBOTS OUTFIT #8: T-SHIRT, FIVE-POCKET JEGGINGS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Frenchie Tee in Soft Rosebud and Five-Pocket Jeggings in Shoreline Wash. On the way to the dressing room I saw this t-shirt. The short sleeves are actually longer than shown here; I simply rolled them up a few times. I bought the tee to wear with bottoms both alone and peeking out under jackets/cardigans.
(ABOVE & BELOW) The cute little puppy is all sequins on this tee.
What I Wore: Day 1
MY OOTD #1: RUFFLED BUTTON-UP, SIDE-ZIP JEGGINGS, CROSSBODY BAG, PEARL EARRINGS, SANDALS, STRAW HAT
(ABOVE & BELOW) J. Crew shirt, sold out (pretty alternative). J. Crew crossbody bag (similar Sam Edelman or J. Crew here, here). Talbots side-zip jeggings (similar here and here, both with fly front). Cole Haan sandals (pretty alternative Tory Burch, Coach). Straw hat (similar one I also own). Pearl drop earrings (similar). Bronze and Leather Initial Bracelet. Michele CSX watch. Kate Spade Prescription Glasses, 49 mm.
(ABOVE) Kate Spade Prescription Glasses, 49 mm.
What I Wore: Day 2. No Makeup.
MY OOTD #2: PERSONALIZED POLO, CROPPED JEANS, SATCHEL, HOOP EARRINGS, SANDALS, STRAW HAT
(ABOVE & BELOW) Ralph Lauren Personalization Classic Fit Polo Shirt (monogrammed with my initials). CABI Jeans (similar Macy’s, Lauren Ralph Lauren). Ralph Lauren RL satchel (alternative Ralph Lauren). Frye sandals (alternative Bernardo, Tory Burch). Michele Deco Diamond Watch. Hoop earrings (similar). Hat (similar one I also own). Kate Spade Prescription Glasses, 49 mm.
(ABOVE & BELOW) I love all the color selections available in the Ralph Lauren Personalization Classic Fit Polo Shirt. You also have the choice of what color and style of monogram. I currently own two of these shirts.
(ABOVE & BELOW) On my face: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, both Crème and White Peach. On my cheeks: Gabriel, Powder Blush, Apricot. Lips: Gabriel Lip Gloss, Venus. Eyelids: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown. On my eyelashes: 100% Pure Mascara, Black Tea.
(BELOW) Get the looks I tried on at Talbots–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)
(BELOW) Get looks similar to the two I wore while browsing Talbots–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)