Talbots | Winter Classics

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Hello, ladies! Depending on where you live, you may already feel a hint of winter’s chill in the air. The temps have dropped drastically this week in Kentucky, and I’m excited to put together a cozy winter wardrobe for the upcoming season! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite looks from Talbots that is a must-have for any winter wardrobe. 

Talbots is a great option for timeless, classic pieces that still feel modern. I’m loving their newest arrivals for winter, from comfy sweaters to outerwear, accessories, and more.

Right now, you can get 30% off regular-price dresses, skirts, shoes, and accessories, valid from 11/14/22 – 11/17/22. 


I’m wearing their Spruce Fair Isle Sweater Dress in black. It’s a soft cotton blend that’s machine washable! The length makes it appropriate for work or church, while the overall dress could work for Thanksgiving or holiday parties.

The Fair Isle design makes this piece winter-ready and really pops against the dark color of the dress. Plus, the design, along with the mockneck, draws the eye upwards. 

I paired it with these luxe Suede Tall Wedge Boots to balance the longer dress length. What makes the boots even better, they’re super comfortable and have a memory foam footbed and flexible outsole, so you don’t wobble in them! They are also available in brown.


The entire look is equal parts cozy and polished—it works as a transitional outfit from fall to winter and can easily be worn throughout the season.

Fair Isle Dress (small) • Suede Tall Wedge Boots I sized up 1/2 size)

Have you ever shopped at Talbots? What are some of your favorite classic winter pieces to wear?

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Beauty For the Heart™— Prepare your heart by stilling what has been distracting you. Jesus won’t try to shout over the noise in our lives. -Bob Goff

“The LORD said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by. ‘Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:11-12, NIV).

The Lord told Elijah to stand on the mountain in His presence, but He didn’t come in the ways Elijah (or we) would have expected: in a wind, earthquake, or even a fire. He came in a gentle whisper.

In the Hebrew language, the phrase for “gentle whisper” is Kol D’mama Daka, meaning “the sound of thin silence.” That’s where the Lord meets us: in the thin silence.

Today, let’s quiet our hearts so we can hear His gentle whisper.

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  1. Yes I shop Talbot’s all the time. I like the classic style and quality. I know that their sizes are consistent. Colors from year to year match so I know if I invest in a blazer or other item it will mix and match with something from a previous year. On a retirement budget I know my clothing allowance is well spent.

    1. I am another petite who loves Talbots for their quality, selection, and classic style. They also carry Plus and Petite Plus sizes. I do wait for sales, and extra perks come from having a credit card. You look cute in the sweater dress and boots.

  2. Love Talbots. Have shopped there for years. Classic pieces that last forever. I can always depend on the size always fitting just right. Any they have great sales!

  3. I absolutely love the fact that the lord meets us in the thin silence!! I NEEDED to read the Beauty for the Heart today. I will quiet my heart today and enjoy the this silence.

    Thank You

  4. Talbot’s is classic, Cyndi you style that line very well. On another subject: the beautiful plaid pants (Kohl’s) you styled are sadly being returned. They are totally different from the look you styled and I am disappointed. Anyone else have disappointing experience? They looked much more fitted when you styled them. Still looking because such a great holiday style!

  5. First time to respond to your blog but I read everyday! So enjoy seeing your pretty face and your beautiful smile. Always good advice and excellent styling. I’ve been a LONG TIME Talbots shopper. Excellent choices with long lasting style–classic styling.
    Yes, it is cold here in Kentucky but grateful for the warm walking weather last week.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  6. Yes I have shopped Talbots for years. And I have pieces I have had for several years and can still wear. If you’re not careful you can come out looking a little frumpy, too matchy matchy. But their basic pieces are classic and well made. Blazers, neutral sweaters, jeans are all good basics to pick up at Talbots. Plus they usually have a sale

  7. I love Talbots! Last year I need to replenish my work wardrobe after the pandemic, so I made an appointment with a Talbots stylist there in Lexington. When I got there, I went to a reserved dressing room with several outfits ready for me to try. I had the best time and they treated me like a queen. I highly recommend!!

  8. Love my Talbots! I’ve been a loyal customer for 25+ years. Their clothes are classics and last. I love your look today!

  9. I am a #1 Talbot’s customer. I have gotten shorter (:-)) and Talbot’s petites are the best. I shop Talbots at least once a month. I have been a serious customer forever.

  10. I love Talbots! It’s one of my favorite places to shop. I’d love to see you style more things from there. Beautiful look today! Love the dress.

  11. I shop at Talbots but not much. Their styling is alittle too conservative and expensive if not on sale. I do have one pink sweater and got some summer tops half off at summer closeout. I love the sweater dress you have on and will seriously think on it as sooo cute. I got the red Draper James sweater dress this year so far and donating my old sweater dresses that are old but still nice. I do like they have a “P” sizing which is same as xsp which is what I need. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  12. I love Talbots for the classics pieces that are timeless. I don’t shop there often, however, the few classic pieces I own are of excellent quality and fit my petite frame perfectly! I’ve never been disappointed. Love the fair aisle dress you’ve featured today. Thank you for all the hard work you do behind the scenes!

  13. I love Talbots because their clothes are timeless and very good quality for the money. Love the outfit you are featuring. Please do more.

  14. Yes, love Talbots. I buy most of my clothes there because they offer nearly everything in petite sizes. The quality is very good and the clothing lasts for years. Frequent excellent sales means the pricing is very good as well. I like your blog for ideas, but I go to Talbots to actually shop, again because of petite sizing.

  15. I have a 3 Talbots cashmere sweater from a few years ago. LOVE those. Great quality! I also own one of their fitted rain type jackets from a few years ago which I love it too. All in petite sizing which is not always easy to find!
    But have to admit I am not a fan of their jeans.

  16. I’ve been a Talbots customer for 25+ years. They have a wide range of styles to choose from, especially in my petite size. Before I retired I purchased many of my work outfits there. Since retiring, I find comfy, yet still classic, casual outfits for lunches my friends and for many vacation trips. I was so happy when they brought out their T by Talbots casual athletic line. It’s nice to have a personal shopper call me when there are sales coming up. Their customer service is outstanding.

  17. I don’t shop there much because I think the clothes look to be on the mature side. Im in my sixties but don’t want to dress like a old lady. However, I haven’t been in Talbots for some time so I might try it again.

  18. I have to be careful shopping at Talbots. Yes, they have an excellent petite section–one of the best–but their clothes can make me look and feel FRUMPY. I’m 61 and have shopped there since graduating from college, 40 years.

  19. Great BFTH devotional. I’m doing the Elijah study by Pricilla Shirer now in my Bible study. I had done it alone during Covid and now the ladies wanted to do it so I’m doing it again. It’s so good. I don’t usually do studies over. Highly recommend it.
    Love sweater dresses. So cute on you and I love a black wedge boot. I have the TOM black wedge booties from last year and still love them. Glad to know wedge is still in. :). I’ve never shopped Talbots. It always felt too matronly to me, but the pieces you and Jo-lynne have styled I like. Thanks.

  20. Love the outfit, but even more, I love the Beauty for the Heart today. I often think that God has to hit me over the head in order to get my attention. I tune out the quiet whisper when I should be seeking it first and foremost. Peace be with all of you!

  21. Hey Friend!
    You look gorgeous as always! I started shopping at Talbots a few years ago and love their T by Talbot leggings/tops ( athletic wear) Their clothing is great quality and they have petites which is plus for shorty me. They run sales a lot so I always wait for those.😊

  22. I have shopped at Talbots a couple of times in my life, but wouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine. For me Ann Taylor seems to look better on me and I like most of there styles.
    Have an amazing Wednesday!

  23. Yes I shop at Talbots but always wait for sales. I still have a sweater dress I bought from them probably 5 years ago that I still love. This fair isle one is pretty though.

  24. I like Talbots! Especially like that they have an extensive petite’s section. And like the fall/winter collections particularly. I do look for sales, as prices can be high.

  25. I really like Talbots and look for their sales in order to shop there however. I bought a dress many years ago, and it has worn well and I feel great everytime I wear. Talbots is unique in their fashion so you don’t see yourself coming and going. haha

  26. Yes, I like Talbot’s but I admit I have to look through the items a great deal as some are chic but others look a bit dated. My big question is what are you wearing for Thanksgiving???? Will you change at all during the day or ??? Thank you and I enjoy reading your blog daily and I purchase A LOT of your items displayed because I have grown to trust your judgment on items, your taste and style are clean, polished, conservative but NOT frumpy and I love it. All makes sense! Thank you!!

  27. I find I go in streaks with Talbot’s. Sometimes they have looks I like and other times, not so much. I usually know right away when I look at the current catalog. I like their classic sweaters and vests and sometimes their jewelry. Talbot’s pants do not fit me, no matter how hard I try. I’ve also purchased many of Talbot’s shoes and am very pleased with everything I’ve bought.