Anyway, I went to Princeton today to visit my local Talbots store. I've been oodling and oodling the goods online and I really wanted to touch them in person. Plus it was such a lovely spring day here on the East Coast that it was just too nice to stay inside.
So we set off to Princeton, me, the darling daughter and the little one. Who is such a flirt! Seriously, dude just lit up as woman after woman proclaimed his cuteness!
There use to be a Talbots Woman store in Princeton but there's only a Petite and Regular size one now...so even though I didn't get to try anything on...I did get a sense of the fabrics that they are using in their garments.
The ones I specifically looked at were:
This tweed sheath is displayed prominently in their catalog, as well as on their website, with a cute floral cardigan sweater. I thought the tweed fabric would be thin but it is a medium weight tweed. Great for early spring and spring-like temps. I don't think I would wear this dress during the hottest days of summer but would definitely pull it back out for the first crisp fall days. I wasn't as impressed with the cardigan shown with the dress. The fabric is thin and since I use cardigans during the summer to keep me warm from overly air conditioned places, this one wouldn't have provided much comfort. However, I did like the mother of pearl shank buttons that they used...and will be using that on a garment of my own in the future.