Talbots reversible horsebit belt (Hermes dupe) + summer sale

talbots reversible horsebit belt1
Topshop skirt (2 colors, also at Nordstrom, wearing US 2), Ann Taylor tank & tote 

This Topshop scallop skirt is quickly becoming one of my more worn pieces this summer - there's still a few left on their site starting in US 4 (which I would guess equates to a ~ 0 at AT/LOFT, for reference). We snapped these photos quickly before a day trip last weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised the skirt didn't wrinkle much after hours in the car. This Sole Society Cassidy bag (faux leather) is still my favorite for short trips, and for those who've been asking, it's durable and held up well over dozens of uses.
talbots reversible horsebit belt
I posted about this Talbots belt on Instagram but wanted to do a more detailed review. My vintage Hermes reversible belt is undoubtedly one of my favorite and most versatile pieces, so I was ecstatic to find this affordable dupe. I get lots of requests on a "look for less" with that belt, but previously the only version I've found was by Ferragamo, which is very similar and good quality, but not too much less at about $400. The biggest draw about these belts is the hidden prong buckle, which allows for a really clean look (the extra belt length is tucked away on the inside, not flopping around the outside). I also love the classic horsebit buckle with a hint of equestrian charm. 
talbots reversible horsebit belt2

In terms of quality, compared to my vintage one the leather on this one (listed as genuine leather) feels stiffer and not as supple. The hardware is silver-toned with good weight without being too heavy. I feel you get what you pay for, and this is a novelty belt not really to be compared to those that cost 10x more. I think it's worth it if you've had your heart set on this hard-to-find style belt and don't want to pay Ferragamo prices, plus you get 2 in 1 with the reversible feature. 

Fit-wise, I am wearing an XS with extra holes punched. If you don't have a leather hole puncher yet, not sure what you're waiting for because I use one to get a perfect fit on nearly all my belts, and sometimes handbag straps and shoes too. The site lists the XS to fit 29" - 33," so I expected having to punch new holes if I wanted to wear it higher at my natural waist. It did fit fine without extra holes when worn lower at the hips with jeans and pants.
talbots lyndsay espadrille wedge sandals
I also wanted to point out these cute Lyndsay espadrille sandals (see all 10 color/print options) on super sale which I've mentioned before. 5 and 5.5 are online-only sizes but I came across this returned pair and had to try them on. They feel true to size for Talbots shoes and were comfortable for the short period during which I tried them on. I've been eying the tangerine gingham ones (another online exclusive) for ages, and have resisted only due to my already robust collection of Talbots low-height shoes.
talbots maxi dress sale

Talbots Keaton dress in Petite P (also in classic navy)

I've posted about this dress on Instagram, but wanted to mention it again here as another awesome sale item. I don't usually fit their apparel due to sizing starting mostly in a 2P and up, but this dress in Petite P was not bad. It is also very short-gal friendly, as I'm about 5 feet tall and this hit above the ground. The belt comes with the dress, which helps with the fit as you can tie it tighter or looser to your liking.

Before signing off, I wanted to share some pairing ideas for a reversible horsebit belt. See below for just a few of the many ways I've worn my Hermes version! I could only wear mine high at the natural waist because the belt size is so small, but the Talbots one fits lower and will be more versatile for wearing with pants/jeans.
Ann Taylor dot shirt stripe skirt outfit4
from 


urban outfitters motel romper chicago-2


ann taylor white eyelet dress6



BHLDN bridesmaid jenny yoo stripe sweater


ann taylor striped maxi dress petite


39 comments:

  1. Love your all outfits!! You look so pretty!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love how you used the belt while elongating your legs! I usually avoid belts because they tend to make my legs look shorter but I love the way you made it work!

    Phyllis | www.prettypleese.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your versatile belts and I understand you love this Topshop shirt so much: it looks perfect and like especially made for you! Happy new week :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always love your outfits! My favorite is definitely the delicate polka-dotted button up shirt with the striped skirt. It looks so chic! I've already bought two pairs of the Talbot's Peggy Sandals upon your recommendation...I'll have to check out the belt as well! ;) You're a bad influence!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually wish I got a second pair of the Peggy...love them so much and glad you do too!

      Delete
  5. Really enjoy your pictures and thought on your looks! Look fora wars to seeing more of your posts! Check me out @ confessionsofthelostandfound.wordpress.com

    MNK

    ReplyDelete
  6. So many great outfits! I love stripes so much.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful outfit, I love the reversible belt

    ReplyDelete
  8. All the outfits are gorgeous! Especially love the monochrome stripe maxi, it's such an elegant piece!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really want to get the skirt but I prefer to shop at Nordstroms and the sizing is different on their website from the Topshop sizing. Did you purchase a Nordstroms sz 4?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello - the sizing is the same, Nordstrom just adds an extra conversion within the parenthesis of what they think the equivalent US size is. If you ignore what's inside the parenthesis, I got a size 2.

      Delete
  10. For the belt, which color pairing did you get? The only one I see on the web site is a luggage/indigo blue. But yours seems to be a brown/black color pairing?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I looked a little closer at the pics and I think it's the Luggage/Indigo Blue one!

      Delete
    2. Hello - my brown/black one is an Hermes belt. I'm sharing the Talbots one as a "similar" for less option, and yes the one I'm showing here is luggage/indigo blue

      Delete
  11. Such great looks!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://www.fashion-petite.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hoping Talbots offers some kind of discount code soon .. I was so tempted to buy this belt but don't feel like I can justify spending roughly $61 on a belt. Love all your outfits, Jean, thank you for sharing such great tips!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I hope so too...they do so rarely, it seems to either be full price or steep clearance but then with few sizes left.

      Delete
  13. I just love how a belt can change an outfit so much! I definitely need to add more belts to my collection and this option is amazing! I'm also thinking I need to buy a leather hole puncher!!

    Xo,
    Pauline

    www.prettypetite.org

    ReplyDelete
  14. bEAUTIFUL STYLE

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your style!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great Skirt Jean! i love the scalloped detail, I can see why it is on repeat this summer.

    http://www.rachedinh.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cool belt! Such a polished look, I love it.

    www.vanitysalad.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Jean! Love your outfits, they always look amazing. I was wondering if you've ever tried on Talbots "The Perfect Crop" and if so, what are your thoughts on them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kathy - I don't usually fit Talbots' pants so haven't tried. Hope they make extended sizing in the future!

      Delete
  19. Thanks for sharing this belt, Jean! Usually we only see reversible belts in menswear, finally someone has developed practical yet cute accessories for the ladies! :P

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. All of these outfits are perfect!
    www.basic-ish.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love it! Great style girlie.

    XO, Jessi
    mywhiteT.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi there my dear! I just want to ask if we can follow each other on Bloglovin, GFC or Facebook?

    Please leave a comment on my blog and follow by blog!

    http://kstylick.blogspot.com

    You can also like my Facebook page and Instagram.

    https://www.facebook.com/Kstylick
    https://instagram.com/kstylick/

    we will follow you back! XOXO

    Korean Fashion

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great post! Thanks for sharing:)
    Follow for follow?

    Xoxo
    http://theclosetelf.com


    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your blog! You always have wonderful outfits! What size did you end up purchasing for the belt? Do they run true to size?

    ReplyDelete
  25. Like the belt! It is so trendy :)

    ReplyDelete

 
Pin It button on image hover