Red Chair Confessions has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere with their fun videos that piqued the curiosity of almost everyone who watched them, including me! I had no idea who was behind the fun videos that were clearly taking the web by storm, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was Talbots!
Apart from the fact that I once had a $300 blue jean emergency on the emergency credit card my parents gave me in college (look, NOT buying them would have been like losing money – they were on SALE!) I do have a different confession to make – and it’s this:
I thought only teachers and moms shopped at Talbots. Oh, wait. I am both a teacher and a mom. Hmm.
In all seriousness, I never really gave the place a chance! There is a Talbots a mere half of a mile from my house, and I never bothered to step foot inside of it. Which, really, is crazy, considering how much I adore shopping. And the teacher/mom thing aside – honestly I just never really thought about trying Talbots when I was looking for new clothing.
But, um, wow, I was so wrong! Last week I ran into Talbots, shaking the rain from my hair and turning around to close my umbrella before I turned around and saw them. It was love at first sight. I’m talking about the most exquisite pair of brown leather riding boots, with perfect gold buckle accents on each side. Clutching my $250 gift card, I hurried forward and asked the salesgirl for a size 9.5, praying they would fit. Naturally, they didn’t, but the size 9 did! Sweet victory!
Elated with the discovery of my gorgeous new best friends, I continued browsing the store, wishing that I had a good reason to buy a new wool coat. (I live in Louisiana, sweatshirts and light jackets are about all we need, sadly.) I moved on to the sale section, and snagged a nice black and white summer dress (which I wore today!) and a couple of sleeveless tops to carry me through the fall season.
I also loved the pink sheath dress and pencil skirt, I wish I could have taken them both home! Pinks and purples are great fall colors, and I just think both of these items would go a long way towards updating a basic wardrobe with a young, chic look. I loved the tailored look of the clothing, but that it was still young and even a bit edgy. I fell in love with some of the bold colored items, including a mustard-colored jacket, and was even tempted to bring home some leopard-print shoes. Overall, I was very impressed with the selection, and I think if you haven’t been to Talbots, or haven’t been in a while, then it’s time to check it out!
So, want a fall wardrobe makeover for yourself? Talbots is giving away one lucky Chic Shopper Chick reader a $250 gift card to shop online or in one of their stores! So, how do you win? Well, you can go check out the contest rules but it boils down to this: Click on over to Talbots.com and them come back here to let me know what your favorite items are!! You can also enter by tweeting the URL to this post, and including the hashtag #redchairconfessions so that we can find it!
This contest ends on September 28th, at 11:59 pm CST.