Readers wrote to ask, “What are you buying for spring?” “How have your purchases changed?” “Why do you shop at Talbots?”
New purchases will be limited since I have most of the things I need. A medium-size woven bag for summer has been on my shopping list since last year.
This shoulder bag will hold all that I need for hands-free shopping. I found it here. I like having the option of using a shoulder strap or the shorter strap. The clean lines and structured style are also appealing.
Nothing beats a classic button-front 100% cotton shirt with a collar. I buy a size larger to avoid the gapping at the bust. I will roll up the sleeves and unbutton a few buttons to wear in summer. I will wear it with a V-neck sweater or a vest in the cooler months. I found the shirt above here.
I was immediately drawn to this denim jacket since the style is perfect for an elevated casual look. I found the jacket here.
Talbots has been one of my main shopping sites for the past couple of years. The reasons include classic selections in neutral colors, but more importantly, I trust the quality. I regularly wear my items from Talbots for several years. Cotton, linen, and other natural materials are a priority for me. I have not been happy with polyester or acrylic, so I avoid those fabrics now.
I have been very pleased with the Merino wool, cashmere, and 100% cotton items I have purchased from J.Crew. I bought the cashmere wrap above in the Heather Dove color here. I will take it with me when I travel again or dine in air-conditioned restaurants soon.
My love for soft, floaty, sheer ruanas continues to grow. I will never wear a tank and cotton jeans by themselves, but I will wear them often with a ruana. They offer the perfect lightweight coverage. I found the ruana above here.
Quality over quantity and excellent fit are priorities now. I wait until I find what I have been looking for and avoid impulse buys. I never purchase things just because they are on sale.
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