Tempers may still be hot following an incredibly contentious election season, but the weather has cooled down considerably. It’s time to pull out those warm, woolly sweaters neatly folded away in your dresser drawer.
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I did a quick inventory of mine and then headed for my local Talbots where they were having a terrific sale that I just could NOT pass up.
Here are some of the little gems I came home with.
This Boylston Paisley Sweater in soft, merino wool was an absolute steal. In fact, at $55.99, it was such a steal that I thought I’d be nabbed for shop lifting on my way out. It’s actually even prettier in person than in the picture. Notice they show a redhead wearing this sweater – excellent choice. We redheads absolutely rock these fall colors, and anything with a three-quarter sleeve is flattering, as it shows off the thinnest part of a woman’s arm, the wrist, and begs to be accessorized with a great bracelet or statement watch.
And where would a great fall wardrobe be without an animal print, especially when it’s in this soft-as-silk cashmere? Part of Talbot’s classic Audrey Sweater Collection, I snapped this one up for a cool $118.30, along with the gold link necklace. Again, notice the ultra-flattering, three-quarter length sleeves.
These are not what I normally think of as fall colors, but as soon as I tried on this paisley patchwork cardigan in soft Merino wool, I knew I had to have it. Again, a virtual steal at $83.30. I have paired it with jeans and a fitted navy or dark grey top for a casual look and it works beautifully over my navy sheath dress, too. Very versatile, and there’s something so fun and cheerful about it that it makes me smile every time I wear it.
Nothing beats a long cardigan, especially one in soft Merino wool at $83.30. It’s the ultimate winter duster. I fell in love with the long and lean silhouette, which actually flatters a petite frame because it drapes beautifully. Although it’s wool, the fit makes it feel light and the side slits give it a wonderful lightness of movement.
It also comes in Scotch Pine Heather, which I was tempted to buy, but, like most redheads, I wear a lot of green, so I opted for this beautiful shade of Dark Peacock Heather, and I’m so glad I did.
And, of course, we need a little tweed in our fall wardrobes, and at $69.99 this Confetti Tweed Cardigan really delivers at a bargain price. Again, it’s much nicer in person than in the picture, and the curved hem (slightly longer in the back) is a wonderful touch. It is a textured wool blend and not quite as soft as the merino wool sweaters, so I wear it over long sleeves, since I have very sensitive skin. I love the way it feels so light but keeps you nice and warm.
You know me, I can’t pass up a beautiful scarf, especially at $27.99. I love the pink, ivory and black color blocking and the frayed fringe.
So, do yourself a favor and check out the Talbots fall sale. Whether you are delighted, delirious, dismayed or downright depressed about the election results, a little retail therapy always does a body good.