Monday, May 17, 2010

Guest Post: Talbots Review by Desert Flower

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week! For this post, the ever FABULOUS Desert Flower has written a review of the Eyelet Pencil Skirt from Talbots that she recently ordered.

"I received the Talbots eyelet skirt yesterday. Their shipping is a little slow but it was worth the wait. I ordered the Zest, which is a nice medium yellow, not neon or bright at all. I think it looks a bit brighter on the website and I'm glad it's a bit more subdued. The eyelet is nicely done, and it is fully lined in color matched cotton. The size 2 fit perfectly and the length is exactly where I hoped it would be. I'm really happy with the fit. I'm currently standing in my closet with it making sure I have at least 3 things I can pair with it. As long as I can make sure of it's versatility, I'm keeping it."

THANK YOU for the wonderful review Desert Flower! I'm so happy to hear that the skirt is nice IRL and that you are happy with it. I'm also thrilled that the sizing worked, too...that is really fantastic news! :)

**As a little addition to the post, I styled a couple of sets with some of the ideas that I had given to Desert Flower for how to wear the skirt:

The Details:
*Talbots Eyelet Pencil Skirt in *Zest*.
*J.Crew Victoria Ruffle Tissue Cami in White.
*J.Crew Jackie Cardigan in Navy.
*J.Crew Pearl Garden Bracelet, similar here and here.
*J.Crew Marquee Hobo in Pale Almond.
*J.Crew Juliet Patent-Leather Midheels in Almond. Similar here and here in Taupe.

*The jacket is optional and the shirt can also be worn tucked into the skirt.

The Details:
*Talbots Eyelet Pencil Skirt in *Zest*. 
*Talbots 3/4 Sleeve Ruffle Shirt in Desert Sand.
*J.Crew Superfine Cotton Nouvelle Jacket in White. Similar here and here.
*Gold Hoop Earrings such as the pair here or here.
*J.Crew Marquee Hobo in Pale Almond.
*J.Crew Juliet Patent-Leather Midheels in Almond. Similar here and here in Taupe.

Additional colors that they skirt could be paired with are Ivory, Grey, possibly Brown (depending on the shade), and Kelly Green.

What do you think about the Eyelet Pencil Skirt from Talbots? Do you already own it or any other skirts from Talbots? I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

14 comments:

  1. That skirt looks gorgeous! Yellow is one of my faves...such a happy color. Thanks for the great review Desert Flower and the lovely sets FFM!

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  2. Thank you both! Such a great spring & summer skirt!!

    I am such a yellow fan - I may have to swing by my Talbots to take a look. I"m curious about the length since pencil skirts work best on me right above the knee (long thigh, short shin), but they do have petities, which I've been known to utilize to get the right skirt length.

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  3. VERY cute! I have a Talbot's near me so I need to check it out.

    I adore the more casual look you gave it - the khaki with yellow is surprising and not at all out of my comfort zone. I will have to look into this!

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  4. Thank you so much for creating the sets, FFM! I love the first combination you gave me, and I really like that second set. I may need the Talbot's ruffle shirt you pictured as well. Those colors are great together.

    HeidiG, I don't know how tall you are. I'm 5'7" and the skirt hits me about mid-kneecap. If you're taller, you may be in luck. Otherwise, I'm sure the petite will work.

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  5. Hi ladies! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

    Coley: I agree that the skirt looks absolutely gorgeous! I think Desert Flower has excellent taste. :)

    Heidi: From what I've heard and experienced with the couple of dresses and one skirt I've ordered is that Talbots skirts (dresses, too) are running longer than those at J.Crew and other retailers. I think you should definitely give this one a try, though. The yellow would look beautiful on you! :)

    Thanks Michelle! I also think you would look great in this one! :)

    Desert Flower: THANK YOU so much again for sharing your review! :) I think the ruffled shirt is very pretty. You could also just get the white one and wear it with the skirt by itself, or with a blazer in Navy, Grey, or Khaki. I really think you have numerous options with the skirt and the yellow is perfect for the weather now. :)

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  6. Talbots has new items added to their sale section just this afternoon. I was able to get a price adjustment too. I found out their policy is quite different than JCrew's. If it is a permanent markdown and NOT a promo and it goes down further within 14 days you can get a one time adjustment. So the sweater I got on 20% promo a couple of weeks ago does NOT apply but the two sale items I ordered last week that are marked down more DO apply:)

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  7. I love it with the khaki. Nice sets :-)

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  8. Genny: Thanks for the information on the price adjustments...definitely good to know. :)

    Thanks Gigi! :)

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  9. What gorgeous sets! Especially love it with the navy, and I am not a blue person. Might have to swing by Talbots when I am in the mall.

    Thanks for the reviews and sets!

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  10. Ooh! I love this skirt! And the sets are so versatile.

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  11. This skirt looks great on you, Desert Flower! I own the kelly green, and I LOVE it!!!

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  12. A little late in my reply [where does the time go???] but thanks to all for your comments.

    Desert Flower... so glad the sizing works for you!! And great choice in zest.

    FFM... Thanks for sharing all of this. You are truly Fabulous.

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  13. Regards for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting information.

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