New Tops for Summer: What I Purchased at the Sale

If you have children, either the two-legged or four-legged kind, I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day! Mine has been very quiet. I’ll be seeing my son in a few weeks so I’m really looking forward to that.

Yesterday I stopped into Talbots to return a dress I had ordered online that didn’t work out for me. While there, I decided to shop their “top” sale and I ended up purchasing three tops during my visit. I almost purchased a pair of crop pants but decided to wait for a “pants” sale for those.

I purchased this shirt in green. I didn’t realize it came in this color blue until I got home and was looking at tops online. I love the blue, too!

Blue Embroidered top for Summer


I had a hard time capturing the true green color of the one I purchased so I tried to take a photo of it near a window. It’s still prettier than this in person, a richer green. I love it! I definitely want it in the blue color above, too! I love it in white, as well. It’s just a beautiful top!

You’ll find it on sale here: Embroidered Top. Don’t forget to use the code: TOPS at checkout to get 30% off.

Green Embroidered Top on sale


This was another one of the tops I purchased on sale.

Shirt with Purple Petunias


Love the purple petunias and the soft green foliage! I couldn’t find this shirt on the website just now, but you’ll find all the tees/knits that are currently on sale here: Top Sale. The blouses and shirts are also on sale and can be found here: Blouses/Shirts.

Purple Petunias, Shirt


This was the third top I purchased. I love blue and white and this top looked so great with their Chatham crop pants in the color blue. I almost bought the pants but decided to wait for a sale. Definitely buying them as soon as they go on sale, though.

Blue and White shirt with flared, ruffled bottom


This top will also look great with white pants or white crop pants. It’s really cute with jeans in this photo, too! You’ll find this top on sale 30% off here: Embroidered Blue and White Top.

Blue and White Embroidered Shirt


I love this top, especially the color. I think I already have it in the long-sleeve form…need to check my closet. Isn’t the color beautiful?! It makes me crave a beach trip! You’ll find this pretty aqua top on sale (with the code TOPS) here: Aqua Top.

Aqua Blue Linen Top


I purchased a top in this same exact fabric/pattern last year, only I think mine has a boatneck. I like the neck on this one even better! I wear mine all the time–just wore it this week with white jeans. It looks good with navy or blue jeans, too. It always makes me think of those wonderful photos of Greece with its blue and white tiles and blue and white painted homes.

You’ll find this top on sale here: Blue & White Top.

Blue and White Tile Shirt,


Happy Mother’s Day Shopping!

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  1. Margaret says

    You are indeed ready or summer. It’s only a month away. Seldom are you wrong by purchasing items from Talbots most of their clothing is color fast if handled properly. They will have the pants on sale by June first no doubt. enjoy your purchase.

    • Thanks, Margaret! I so agree, I have things I purchased there many years ago, still wearing today. I’ll have to keep my eye out for the pants sale. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! XXX

  2. You did great! These will go with several different bottoms. Shopping for England? I am. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • I need to start thinking about that. It’s only two months away now. Yikes! Time is going by sooo fast! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Ginger!

  3. I adore those embroidered tank tops. And the colors are so pretty! I called Talbots Customer Service to check and see if the notice I received was correct about getting an extra 15% if I applied for their credit card and they assured me that I could get the TOPS 30% along with the 15% for applying. That was great! So I purchase the Embroidered Tank in three colors! I love that you can wear them casually or dress them up a little with a pretty necklace or skirt. I have not purchased anything from Talbots for quite awhile. You always show us such pretty things when you shop there. I knew that I had to get those tanks. Thanks!

    • I love those, too! I live in their tees and shorts here at home during the summer…they are so comfortable! Glad you got the discounts, Arell! They also send you coupons/discounts in the mail when you have the card and in your birthday month.

  4. Nice purchases. The tops are so pretty.

  5. They are all beautiful! Great choices. My favorite is your first picture. Hope you can get that color online.

    • Currently they are sold out of my size. I’m tempted to order the Medium to see if it will work. Love that color! Thanks, Mary!

  6. Kathleen says

    I love the scalloped hem on the last blue top. Rarely see that!

  7. HAPPY BELATED MOTHER’S DAY to you! Always love you choices, Susan and particularly like the eyelet tank and the bottom scalloped edged T-shirt. On the same subject; in the side bar photo of you on the Camel, did that shirt come from Talbot’s as well? (Being so cold-blooded I’m always on the outlook for long-sleeved cotton or linen tops as one can always roll up the sleeves if too warm…. lol! )
    P.S.: Am in the midst of sewing a few lightweight cotton and interlock cotton jersey shrugs (boleros) to wear with my short sleeved tops so that’s how desperate I am .. ☺.

    • Yup, that’s one of their linen camp shirts. I LOVE them because they are cool for summer, yet when the sleeves are rolled all the way down, it keeps the sun off your arms. I knew they would be perfect for Egypt and they were. The only downside is they do need ironing after each washing, but it’s worth it to me to wear linen. I love how linen breathes in our hot humid summers here. You can see it in a variety of colors here: .

      The one I’m wearing in the picture is vertically striped. I don’t see that exact one on their website right now, but I like this striped one:
      I think I’m going to order a couple more today since everything on the site is 40% off for today.

    • Brenda, you can see all their linen camp shirts here:
      I’m glad they keep bringing them back each year in different colors/styles.

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