Talbots Sale Shoes Review


Before shoe talk, two things to share:

1. I wrote about my favorite places to find petitewear on refinery29. I thought about this list carefully, and in the end crossed off BR and J.Crew Petites. BR has just been so drab lately, and J.Crew…beautiful items, but online only (with high free ship minimums) and terrible vanity sizing!

2. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Katherine of FeatherFactor. Thank you, Katherine!


During Talbot’s secret shoe sale, I started with three pairs but was guilty of adding more. These are all still on sale, but not the flat rate of $29.99. Code JULY gives free ship at any price.  

Preface: I thought all the shoes were fantastic quality. Leather upper, leather soles, reinforced heels. I usually waver between sz 5-5.5, and ordered sz 5 in everything except the yellow pair b/c 5 was sold out.

1. Yellow Chunky Heel Sandals – worn here. Gorgeous suede with lightweight chunky wood heel. Since the slingback is elastic with no adjustable holes, I suggest sizing down if you’re between sizes. 
Runs: TTS (true to size)
Verdict: Keep.

2. D’Orsay Leather Flats (still $29!) – The fit on these seem to be inconsistent. Of all the shoes I got, these felt the loosest. Not slip-off-my-foot loose, but not snug, and I think leather flats need to be snug. However, I adore the design. the leather is buttery soft, the bow is sweet, and there’s ample toe cleavage.
Runs: tad large, sz 5 is loose
Verdict: Keep. Returned – too big.

3. Metallic Gem T-Strap Sandals in Champagne – Love these! I had a tough time wavering between these and the turquoise leather sandals. I commute to work in T-strap flat sandals (rubber flip flops ruin an outfit!) then change into heels at work. I’ve worn my Target ones to the ground, so these are a welcome replacement. The neutral shade is so versatile.
Runs: Small to TTS. Even at the loosest ankle hole, the straps of sz 5 are snug.
Verdict: Keep. 
4. Patent Peep-Toe Pumps in Cameo Rose I’m not used to chunky soles, but this shoe is surprisingly flattering on me and the color really elongates my legs. I love the Cameo Rose … it’s like a pinky nude. The structure of the shoe is sturdy and is a little stiff at first. 
Runs: TTS, sz 5 fits me snugly
Verdict: Leaning towards keep.

5. Croc Embossed Peep-Toe Pumps – These are the same exact style as the above, but the chalky color is unflattering against my skin tone. The color also emphasizes the chunkiness of the heel against my short calves.
Runs: TTS, sz 5 fits me snugly
Verdict: Return.

For more Talbots sale shoe reviews, see SewPetiteGal, Jane and Gigi’s posts.

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