• Talbots reversible horsebit belt (Hermes dupe)

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

    I posted about this Talbots reverible 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.
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    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 has good weight to it without being too heavy. I feel you get what you pay for, so this can’t really to be compared to one that costs over 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.
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    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.

    Ann Taylor dot shirt stripe skirt outfit4


    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.

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    ann taylor white eyelet dress6


    BHLDN bridesmaid jenny yoo stripe sweater

    ann taylor striped maxi dress petite




    39 thoughts on “Talbots reversible horsebit belt (Hermes dupe)

    • Trang Do August 17, 2015 at 12:15 am

      Love your all outfits!! You look so pretty!!
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    • Phyllis Lee August 17, 2015 at 12:42 am

      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!

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    • Dressed With Soul August 17, 2015 at 1:04 am

      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 http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Diana August 17, 2015 at 1:18 am

      Lovely outfit!

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    • FaFoFi August 17, 2015 at 1:30 am

      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!!

    • Mercedes Krietsch August 17, 2015 at 1:39 am

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    • Bella B August 17, 2015 at 1:55 am

      So many great outfits! I love stripes so much.

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    • Paola August 17, 2015 at 5:52 am

      Beautiful outfit, I love the reversible belt

    • prudence yeo August 17, 2015 at 7:13 am

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


    • Sasa Zoe August 17, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Love the belt! It's so cool! <3

      Shall We Sasa

    • Anonymous August 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

      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?

    • Anonymous August 17, 2015 at 10:53 am

      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?

    • Liz | Shopping My Closet August 17, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Love the belt – very cute design

      Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    • Fashion Petite August 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Such great looks!
      xoxo Lynda

    • SKB August 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      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!

    • SKB August 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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

    • prettypetite.org August 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      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!!



    • Made in Mauve August 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Beautiful look! The belt is fab

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    • ANDYSTYLE August 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm
    • Mlle Coconath August 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Love your style!
      Mademoiselle Coconath

    • Rachel Dinh August 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm

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


    • adrienne August 17, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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


    • Julia Mazzucato August 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      I love this belt! It's so cute.
      Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    • Kathy N August 18, 2015 at 2:02 am

      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?

    • tellmeyblog.com August 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      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! 😛


    • Amy August 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Oh, I love this reversible belt!
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    • Natacha Weil August 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

      All of these outfits are perfect!

    • Jessi Malay August 19, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Love it! Great style girlie.

      XO, Jessi

    • Jean August 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      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.

    • Jean August 19, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      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

    • Jean August 19, 2015 at 11:02 pm

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

    • Jean August 19, 2015 at 11:03 pm

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

    • Jean August 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      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.

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    • Hilary Young August 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Great post! Thanks for sharing:)
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    • Monic Sutter August 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

      love this belt !


    • Rodhelen Liao August 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      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?

    • kamila October 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Like the belt! It is so trendy 🙂

    • ARCwrites December 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

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