Overall, my experience with Talbots was positive. I felt the prices were reasonable, the promotional codes excellent, and the customer service helpful. I will definitely keep an eye on their shoe selection in the future.
1. Pyramid-studded Leather Ballet Flats in Surf Blue ($42.72) - I think the color of this pair of flats is super fun. These shoes fit TTS, and I do like the pyramid studs. They're made of leather, but aren't as nice as the Studded Leather Ballet Flats. I think the studs are glued on, and I'm a bit afraid that if I pulled really hard on them (though I'm not sure why I'd do that. :D), they would just rip off.
2. Patent Leather Pointy-Toe Pumps in Cameo Rose ($35.52) - I ordered these shoes in 8W, but they're actually a half-size too big for me. I've always purchased shoes in size 8, but have secretly suspected that I'm actually a 7.5 in terms of length but need the roomier proportions the size 8 offers. I ordered them again in 7.5W, and I'll see how that fits. If the 7.5's end up being too small, I think I'll just use some inserts for the 8W's or something. Other than the sizing issue, I really love this pinky-nude color. It's so pretty! The color doesn't totally blend into my skin, but still elongates my legs. I'm not sure my photos do the color justice.
3. Studded Leather Ballet Flats in Black ($33.10)- I'm not sure I love these flats. I think I expected them to look a bit edgier than they actually are. That being said, these flats are really well made. The leather is soft and luxurious, but the material isn't supple; it's sturdy and will stand up to being scratched and stomped around in and will still hold its shape. The footbed seems to be cushioned fairly well. These flats have a sturdy half-inch heel that adds a tiny boost of height.
If you're planning on placing an order at Talbots, you should try using the code 023087249 for an additional 20% off + free shipping. I believe you can only use this code once/Talbots account. The prices I've noted include the July promotion code, as well as my my area's sales tax of 6.25%.