Talbots two sided belt (Hermes look for less)

talbots reversible horsebit belt1

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

I posted about this Talbots belt on Instagram but wanted to do a more detailed review. My vintage Hermes belt is undoubtedly one of my favorite and most versatile pieces, so I was ecstatic to find this 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.

In terms of quality, compared to my vintage one the leather on this one (listed as genuine leather) definitely 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, plus you get 2 in 1 with the reversible feature.

Fit-wise, I am wearing an XS which runs big so I have 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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Ann Taylor dot shirt stripe skirt outfit4


Before signing off, I wanted to share some pairing ideas for a belt like this one. 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.

urban outfitters motel romper chicago-2

ann taylor white eyelet dress6


BHLDN bridesmaid jenny yoo stripe sweater

ann taylor striped maxi dress petite



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  1. ARCwrites wrote:

    Your Photography is beautiful! Anne Cohen

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  2. kamila wrote:

    Like the belt! It is so trendy 🙂

    Posted 10.25.15 Reply
  3. 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?

    Posted 8.27.15 Reply
  4. love this belt !


    Posted 8.24.15 Reply
  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing:)
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    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
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    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    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

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  12. Love it! Great style girlie.

    XO, Jessi

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  13. All of these outfits are perfect!

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  14. Amy wrote:

    Oh, I love this reversible belt!
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    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  15. 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! 😛


    Posted 8.18.15 Reply
  16. Kathy N wrote:

    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?

    Posted 8.18.15 Reply
  17. I love this belt! It's so cute.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  18. adrienne wrote:

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


    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  19. Great Skirt Jean! i love the scalloped detail, I can see why it is on repeat this summer.


    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  20. Love your style!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  21. ANDYSTYLE wrote:
    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  22. Beautiful look! The belt is fab

    Made in MauveBloglovin

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  23. 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!!



    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  24. SKB wrote:

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

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  25. SKB wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  26. Such great looks!
    xoxo Lynda

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  27. Love the belt – very cute design

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  30. Sasa Zoe wrote:

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

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  31. All the outfits are gorgeous! Especially love the monochrome stripe maxi, it's such an elegant piece!


    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  32. Paola wrote:

    Beautiful outfit, I love the reversible belt

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  33. Bella B wrote:

    So many great outfits! I love stripes so much.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  34. Really enjoy your pictures and thought on your looks! Look fora wars to seeing more of your posts! Check me out @ confessionsofthelostandfound.wordpress.com


    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  35. FaFoFi wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  36. Diana wrote:

    Lovely outfit!

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    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  37. 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

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  38. 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 | http://www.prettypleese.com

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  39. Trang Do wrote:

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

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply

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