Since my first experience with Talbots was pretty positive, I've been keeping an eye on their their collections. I especially like that Talbots carries a variety of sizes both in their apparel and footwear (wide & narrow widths + varying boot shafts).
When I popped into my local Talbots, I was attracted to the jewel toned blazers, colorful clutches, & classy flats.
The Kate Fit Shetland Jacket emphasizes curves and features two flap pockets. The jacket is of nice quality & fully lined. The Shetland jacket--I'm wearing the Green shade--would be an interesting textural counterpoint to a ruffly blouse or even a t-shirt; however, I think the price, at $159, is too high. This jacket comes in four colorways, but personally, I'd prefer a color selection that's a bit richer. I also tried the Shetland jacket on in a petite size, and I found the sleeves to be a bit too short for me. My verdict: Nice if you like those (more) pastel shades, but I'd say wait for a good sale.
The Kate Flannel Tuxedo Jacket is a bold color, and I like the notched detailing in the collar; the collar also features a contrasting black lining, which I really enjoy. This is fully lined and fits TTS. The Pigment Blue version is featured, but I also enjoy the Green Sapphire & Black shades.
If you're interesting in placing an order at Talbots, make sure you explore the web for some great deals. Gigi of Gigi's Gone Shopping always lists helpful discount codes & promotions in her sidebar; the site is definitely worth checking out if you'd like to see "IRL"photos. :)
Current Talbots promotion: Use code COLD for 50% off outerwear & jackets + free shipping, no minimum.
Are you checking out anything at Talbots this season?