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December Finds From Talbots

I want to thank Talbots for sponsoring this post. 

As you know, we are highly selective with who we partner with, but Talbots is a no-brainer. 

We’ve long recommended the brand in dozens of unsponsored articles, so I was delighted to work with them to share some stand-out pieces from their new arrivals. 

I’ve said it a million times, but it bears repeating, Talbots is an incredible resource.

From their classic style to their size-inclusive selection (which should be an industry standard), it’s no wonder they are a reader-favorite brand.

So let’s make some outfits because they do festive holiday pieces well, and if you’re like me, you might need a couple of new things to get you through the season. 

Some of these pieces were gifted, and some I bought myself. 😉

Right now, you can get 50% off markdowns and 40% off full-priced items. 

Cozy at Home

Cable Knit Sweater, $99.50 | Jeans, $99 | Boots, $239 gifted

This year, the holidays feel accelerated. Our neighborhood was lit up earlier than ever, and trees and decorations sold out quickly. 

And it took me days to finish decorating, with multiple trips to our local garden center between work meetings and deadlines. 

Last week, I wore this cozy outfit while putting the final touches on the house. 

I already had the sweater and jeans, both from Talbots. 

The sweater is soft and warm without being scratchy. (I originally featured this here.)

Available in XS-XL in regular, petite, plus, and plus petite

The jeans are true skinnies, with fantastic stretch, in a dark wash.

Available in a 2 – 18, with a long option, in regular, petite, plus, and plus petite. 

I’m wearing a size 10. For reference, I’m 5’10, and their standard length is perfect for me. 

Talbots was kind enough to gift me these lace-up suede boots, and I LOVE them. The neutral goes with so many basics I already have; they are warm and very comfortable.

I’m wearing a 10, my true size.

Perfect for Hosting

Pointelle Cable Knit Sweater, $139 gifted | Jeans, $99

Long-time readers know I love an embellished sweater this time of year.

And this cable-knit style, with tonal pearl beads, is gorgeous.

I’m hosting a full house  on Christmas Day, and I plan on wearing this with either a pair of dark jeans or these slim, straight-leg velveteen pants.

Both have stretch so that I can move around comfortably, and the sweater is light but will keep you warm. 

Holiday Party-Ready

Velveteen  Blazer, $189 gifted

Finally, this is a great look for an office party or dinner and drinks after a holiday concert.

We’ve been talking about velvet blazers for the last few weeks, and I love this one in a gorgeous, deep indigo color. 

Available in sizes 2 – 18, regular, petite, plus, and plus petite. It runs small, so size up. I took a 12 instead of my usual 10. 

Here, I’m keeping it simple, wearing it with a black column of color. Yes, you can wear black a navy together; it’s super chic. 


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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Sally Narcisco

Saturday 10th of December 2022

I am an over 30 years a customer of Talbots. Love all my clothes. Sixes are perfect, styles perfect, sales help wonderful. My only store to shop for me and for gifts. Thank you talbots. Please never change!!

Dee Dee

Friday 9th of December 2022

Love the blue velvet blazer! I wonder if you'd consider doing a post on how to wear a black velvet blazer. Many of us have one in our closets....I'm challenged about how to mix black velvet with other black fabrics--and whether to mix it with all black or with black plus another color. (Somehow other black fabrics can look so flat against the deep black of the velvet.) It would also be great to get some ideas about casual options to wear with black velvet...and whether/how to wear them in the winter after the December holidays.


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Thank you so much for highlighting Talbot's styles - It's been one of my favorite brands for years because their quality is good, their styling is classic, and they have lots of sizes. I have found that when the fit is right, there's nothing matronly about most of their styles. Your Christmas decorations look beautiful too - I appreciate and learn from all of your posts - thank you for everything you do for us.


Thursday 8th of December 2022

I'm a longtime Talbots shopper. They have lots of cute sweaters, but I don't feel that the ones made without any natural fibers wear very well. A little wool goes a long way. Thanks, Meghan. I look forward to your post every day. Happy holidays!

Tracy Gray

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Oh my gosh! I never think about Talbots. I’m so glad you did this post. I realized that they offer a really nice variety.


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Thank you for all that you do on this site for us!!! I pray you have a Merry Christmas season!!!

Kristina M

Thursday 8th of December 2022

I’ve been sleeping on Talbots. Thanks for the post. Happy to see you being gifted items too. Well deserved treats! :)


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Ooh...that blazer is so pretty! Talbots had never been on my radar before you showcased the brand, as the the way they style the clothes seemed more matronly. You have a knack for finding the gems and showing us how to style them in a more modern way! I've purchased several pairs of shoes from your recommendations and am very happy with the comfort level. The bow earrings you featured recently are lovely and I receive compliments every time I wear them. Thank you for searching for us and finding the good stuff!