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When I was first getting to know the man who is now my husband, I asked him to describe his parents to me. He said his mother was great, very outgoing, kind of a chatterbox, and dressed “kind of Talbots-y”.

 

And he says he's not very wordly.

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They go together like a navy blazer and a black watch plaid pleated skirt.

More like a navy blazer with a calf-length teal crushed-velvet lettuce-edge elastic-waist sheath skirt.

 

I've been very happy with things I've gotten from J. Jill. I have no use for Talbot's.

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I think they would have a positive, moderating influence on each other. I don't actually have any clothes from either, but my neighbor the retired ballet dancer loves J. Jill. She's very elegant in her own unique and casual way.

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but my neighbor the retired ballet dancer loves J. Jill. She's very elegant in her own unique and casual way.

 

i love J.Jill stuff - it reminds me so much of Israeli boutiques :blush: and this is something i wish i could wear :sigh: - unfortunately it's so not my style - i'm doomed to Banana.

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J.Jill is for wanna-be hippie preppies, not that that necessarily describes you. I think it's a good match.

My mother wears a lot of J. Jill, so I always think of it as clothes for middle-aged art teachers. I'm not tall or slim enough to look good in any of their styles.

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My mother wears a lot of J. Jill, so I always think of it as clothes for middle-aged art teachers.

I think that describes their aesthetic precisely.

 

In a way, J.Jill is a budget version of Eileen Fisher. Edit: Well, it used to be more that way - the stuff I just saw online is a bit more earthy.

 

Eileen Fisher is for willowy middle-aged women with negligible breasts. It goes well with large pieces of jewelry from a museum shop.

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My mother wears a lot of J. Jill, so I always think of it as clothes for middle-aged art teachers.

I think that describes their aesthetic precisely.

 

In a way, J.Jill is a budget version of Eileen Fisher. Edit: Well, it used to be more that way - the stuff I just saw online is a bit more earthy.

 

Eileen Fisher is for willowy middle-aged women with negligible breasts. It goes well with large pieces of jewelry from a museum shop.

Where as Talbot's shopper's have real jewelery. Perhaps a few pieces of silver, for fun, but otherwise gold, platinum and pearls.

 

J. Jill and Talbots have one thing in common: their clothing is easy to wear, coordinated, , sold as "ensembles" so it might be a good fit. Although I feel Talbot's has better quality, so I hope it doesn't compromise that. Talbot's jackets and pants can last years and years.

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Jewelry from a museum shop can be real jewelry, ya know.

 

And I always envisage big bold brooches a la Madeleine Albright on those Talbots jackets... yellow metal encrusted with colorful rhinestones. Patriotic themes preferably.

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