Sunday, December 11, 2011

Talbots® Spring 2012 Women's Apparel, Footwear + Accessories

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

ikat pattern-love

lace flat

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

ADDED PLUS: In our inbox....

Applications for the 2012 Talbots Scholarship Program Now Open
18 Scholarships Totaling $200,000 to be Awarded

Women’s specialty retailer Talbots announces the launch of the Talbots Charitable Foundation’s 2012 Scholarship Program,  which empowers women to enrich themselves by returning to college later in life. For the 2012 academic year, the Foundation will award 17 $10,000 scholarships and one $30,000 Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award, in memory for the company’s founder.  This award will be presented to the finalist demonstrating creativity, conviction and an entrepreneurial spirit
The Talbots Scholarship Program is accepting applications online now through January 3, 2012 at The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.