SKIRT THE ISSUE: We know, we know -- we're as shocked as you are. Talbots usually conjures a mental picture of boxy jackets, pleated-front khakis and a whooooole lotta navy blue.
But it turns out that Talbots actually has an unbelievably cute spring line, revamping their look with a host of fun, flirty colors and styles. Think Paris in the '50s. (Who wouldn't want to think Paris in the '50s, after all?)
The full, pleated Champs-Élysées skirt ($89) is our top pick, but all the blush-toned and neutral footwear is giving us a run for our money -- especially the bow-adorned peep-toe platforms ($159) and the croc-embossed leather pointy-toe pumps ($149). Viva la revolución. GET IT: Talbots, 5320 Western Place, Chevy Chase, Md.; 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington; 601 N. Washington St., Alexandria.