words/images Judith Ecochard
Talbots Spring 2012 collection continues to stylishly offer women contemporary clothing-well made-in pretty colors, classic cuts with feminine lines---and well made accessories to complete an outfit....any outfit-for all occasions.
|3 seasons dress-wonderful gray tone-lined....|
As with much of what we saw on the runways-tones and prints are bolder this year-including floral, paisley, blocks of colors, nautical stripes-and ethnic patterns.
|ikat pattern scarf|
|op-art in a womanly silhouette-mix of the 60's and 50's|
|great pencil skirt-|
|Trench over flared navy pants-|
Proof that mixed patterns can work---the above spring coat and ikat print dress-in similar colors-pulls it together.
|deep corals and pink-replace last year's soft pastels|
|classic billowing palazzo pants-longer slim blazer in always chic white linen|
|flared trousers/tapered crop-lots of options|
|subtle animal prints- in more subtle b/w|
Dresses are Talbots specialty we feel-great cuts -always-classic contemporary that work on many body shapes. No wonder well dressed women-like Michelle Obama ---are always seen in the label. Our complaint-the women's dresses are cut too wide for regular height gals ---they need to add size 0 and 00!
|Box pleats are popular-more flattering than tiny pleats|
|Casual weekend looks|
White or denim jeans/shorts are going to get dressed up with these tops----
|easy wear tunics-in linen|
|Breezy tops work as a beach cover-up too|
Talbot's footwear and accessories are full of color and style options...
|The leather flower embellishment -on a ballet flat and rafia wedge -nice|
|flats in an open weave|
|pencil shape heel is a welcome relief from all the clunky heels/platforms!|
|quality-nice contrast stitch and solid hardware buckle|
|leather trimmed straw bucket bag|
|mixed textures-the patent leather pointy toes gives this polish|
|sling back with floral detail, open weave slip-on, patent sling back pump=trio|
|always popular-flats that travel well|
|our pick for the 'it' color-an intense lilac|
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