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Would You Wear It- Floral Crush

Would You Wear It- Floral Crush

Happy Saturday ladies. I hope your week was a good one. Mine had it’s good and bad points. I’m finding more and more women on social media who are at their wit’s end. Based on what’s going on, that’s not surprising… but it’s often unpleasant. I admit to having my moments too but I encourage you to not take it out on others. I blocked several people from my Facebook page who just would not “play nice” and I hate doing that.

On to some fun! It’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday my friend Pam and I share a mannequin and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. We usually snap them in a store, but lately, we’ve been capturing them through the front windows of closed stores.

So what do you think? Would you wear either outfit and how could you style it to work for you?

Why wouldn’t it work for you?

Color?

Shape?

Lifestyle?

Please be specific and keep your comments personal to you. A blanket criticism tells us nothing and helps no one.

Here’s what’s trending on AWSL this week-

This washed cotton shirt. It’s made by a small company owned by a woman. Nordstrom is just one of the merchants carrying it and has all styles on sale.

The second most popular item is these dreamy pajamas which are still marked down.

The Sephora spring sale is on with the code SPRINGSAVE. As with all sales, it’s a great time to buy things you would have paid full price for. This is when you should stock up on things you buy over and over again.

I’m stocking up on:

  1. This airbrush concealer. It’s the only product I swear by that isn’t cruelty-free. I haven’t found an alternative that’s as perfect for me so I continue to stock up.
  2. This brow wiz in Taupe. I find the paler the rest of my face gets, the more defining my brows need.
  3. This moisturizing face sunscreen with Argan oil. It’s antioxidant infused and chemical-free plus it less no white cast behind.
  4. This rose lip conditioner which is free of all chemicals and tastes good enough to eat. In fact, I expect I do ingest tons of it off my lips.
  5. This dry shampoo in large and travel size. I am convinced this is the secret sauce to getting any oomph in my hair. I use it every day, even the day I wash it.
  6. I also ordered this vitamin C eye cream again. I’ve only been through one container of it but I really love it and it’s not too heavy.

 

Talbots 60% off two or more already reduced styles, or 50% off one and 40% off everything else.

J.Crew has a new crop of casual day dresses for summer including lots of fun stripes. They have a new promotion running every week which starts today.

Loft is giving 50% off your entire purchase with the code CYBER.

Now let’s go to Over 50 Feeling 40 and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing.

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

 

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63 Comments

  1. Lee Wilkinson
    April 26, 2020 / 5:00 pm

    I like the dress, but it wouldn’t like me! I like the interesting neckline and ending of the sleeves, plus the floral. I think the neckline would be hard to wear because you’d have to be careful about your bra straps showing.
    It wouldn’t suit me because: The neckline is too square, the pattern too big for a petite frame, the sleeves end in the wrong place and that type of belt doesn’t suit an h-shape.
    I do like the cardigan and would wear it if it was a light grey. I think it would look better with a stronger, plainer, simpler-looking bottom – pencil skirt, or plain jeans or definite cotton loose trousers.

  2. Debbie
    April 26, 2020 / 6:53 am

    I would wear the sweater in a different color.
    No to the dress. The neckline would not work for me at all.

  3. Penelope
    April 25, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    Pretty dress print. But I don’t care for it in that style. The neckline is too deep and wide for me. And I’m not a fan of self belts. I’d like that fabric in a sleeveless, loosely flowing A-line shift with the cute cardigan over the shoulders. A pair of bright colored sandals.
    If I did buy the dress as it is, I’d use a different belt, loosely buckled, or none at all. Tightly belted dresses like this never hang right across my backside.

  4. Janey
    April 25, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    I love that dress, particularly the neck line. I would definitely wear it, and it could be dressed up or down. I don’t like wrap around skirts as they make my body shape (apple) look a lot bigger. The cardigan I might wear, say over a dress or t shirt. But I don’t like the look of cardigans on their own.

  5. Holly
    April 25, 2020 / 2:13 pm

    I like the style of the dress, but not the print. The off white top is nice except for the buttons, I would have to change them, so it would not work for me & I am with the ladies about the wrap around skirt, they never stay closed & would constantly worry me. I hardly ever wear dresses or skirts anymore. I love jeans of all colors & tees or pullover sweaters & cardigans & light jackets these days, now that I am retired. Blessings to everyone. Remember every breath we take is a gift from God.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 9:56 pm

      So true!! Have a great weekend

  6. Deborah
    April 25, 2020 / 2:02 pm

    I don’t really wear skirts and dresses anymore, and white washes me out. Having said that, I like the square neckline on the dress, but I think it would be more appealing with a straight hem and flutter sleeves. I love the pattern and color of the skirt, but I don’t do wraps. I think it would be more appealing as a “regular” skirt in a swingy cut. I’d wear that sweater in navy.

  7. Deanna
    April 25, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    I like the floral print but hate the way the neckline and sleeves are cut this is definitely a no for someone my age. Then I don’t really like the look of the sweater with the skirt and I don’t think I would definitely wear a crop sweater.

  8. Deejoe
    April 25, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    I like the floral print but hate the way the neckline and sleeves are cut this is definitely a no for someone my age. Then I don’t really like the look of the sweater with the skirt and I don’t think I would definitely wear a crop sweater.

  9. Linda
    April 25, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    Love the sweater and orange skirt but i don’t wear skirts or dresses. Would definitely wear the sweater with jeans or pants. It could be dressed up or down.

  10. Patti Shannon
    April 25, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    The print of the dress is gorgeous but the sleeves, neckline, belt, and hemline are not right for me at my age. I wouldn’t mind having a long tunic in that print though. The skirt and sweater are cute…I’d like the sweater a little longer as “cropped” is not my favorite look for myself. I’d like the skirt if it were longer and perhaps not wraparound….I always find those things trying to “unwrap”! The color is pretty.

  11. Kay
    April 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    I love the cardigan. I like the large buttons. I like the color of the skirt and the print on the dress, but I’m not wearing skirts much anymore. Kitten videos and those “guilty dog” ones are my go-to when I’m feeling stressed. There’s also a guy here in Los Angeles who is doing daily hike videos (in the local mountains) complete with the sound of nature around him, and those are very relaxing. When I’m feeling sorry for myself, I talk to my daughter who is home-schooling a first grader, and I thank all those teachers she had and that I never had to try to teach her myself. Hooray for all those parents stuck doing the job they didn’t sign up for!

    • Penny Jo
      April 25, 2020 / 3:04 pm

      the video of the mountain walk sounds wonderful. I wish I could tune in too!

  12. Janet D.
    April 25, 2020 / 11:56 am

    Love the floral print on the dress — so cheery & uplifting — but neither the neckline nor the puffy sleeve would do anything for me. I also love the yellow print skirt & were I intending to wear it indoors all the time, I might consider it. But it’s too windy here for wrap skirts — you have to dedicate one hand full-time to keep them from leaving you fully UNwrapped at the least convenient moment. The cardigan, however, is ME! I’d wear it with slim fitting jeans & sandals & a cami under it so when I lifted my arms I wouldn’t be baring an unflattering expanse of 60+ year old tummy. The deeply V’d neckline is perfect to highlight a nice tan or piece of jewelry. Have to say I sure don’t like those wide-legged pants, though. You have to be built like a gazelle to wear them without looking inches shorter & wider & kilos heavier than you really are & I, even at my exercise-toned best, am no gazelle!

  13. Penny L. Luckenbaugh
    April 25, 2020 / 11:08 am

    The dress print is pretty and cheerful, but neither is for me.
    In these difficult times, I would like to share this from todays’s local paper.
    ” When this ends
    may we find
    That we have become
    More like the people
    we wanted to be.
    And may we stay that way-
    Better for each other
    because of the worst.”
    Stay well, stay strong.
    Best wishes,
    Penny

  14. beth byrd
    April 25, 2020 / 10:58 am

    I like that floral print on the dress, but I’m afraid that the style would not work for me. The print however is just gorgeous and I would definitely purchase a blouse or other top made of that floral print.

    The white sweater is lovely and definite yes. I imagine I could wear it with long or cropped pants, a skirt or even over a dress. The skirt wouldn’t work — neither the color and style are something that appeal to me.

    Unfortunately there is a lot of negativity out there … I’m trying my best to put forth a positive vibe every day! I believe the positive folks outnumber the negative ones and for that I am very grateful!!!

  15. Nancy Walden
    April 25, 2020 / 10:38 am

    I like the look of both outfits however I don’t feel the dress would be flattering on me. I do wear elastic-waisted clothes but the cut has to be just right. Tie belts don’t add enough definition so if I did buy the dress, I’d wear a different belt. The skirt is cute but I normally don’t tuck my tops in, so I don’t like ties at the waist. The skirt looks mustard yellow on my screen but the Loft website says it’s apricot. It’s hard to say if I’d like the color! If the price was right, the color worked for me and I could change the tie to a hook and eye, I would wear it! That’s a lot of “ifs” but under the right circumstances I would at least be tempted!

  16. Eve
    April 25, 2020 / 10:37 am

    It’s a pretty dress but I don’t like showing that much skin at my neck anymore. I like the sweater but it is see through so I wouldn’t buy it. I don’t like semi or even semi sheer these days. The orange skirt I think would work and I do like orange away from my face so I might try it on. It is just so cheerful. Like eating an orange.

  17. Deborah Whaley
    April 25, 2020 / 10:36 am

    For me the quintessential California look is a white shirt and jeans so I love that look. The floral dress is pretty I love the colors but the style isn’t for me because I prefer a more bohemian style. The floral skirt is pretty I love that mustard gold color and would definitely wear it but not with the blouse it is shown with. I would wear a tank top. Sorry I didn’t get the whole idea of Pam’s look. I do like the layering of scarves in first example.

  18. Cyndi
    April 25, 2020 / 9:09 am

    Those light colors tend to make me look ‘washed out’ and the wide square neckline doesn’t fit my narrow shoulders very well. I like the look of the dropped cardigan on the mannequin but on the website, it looks quite a bit shorter (but would be super cute with the new higher rise jeans!). Wrapped skirts don’t fit my lifestyle (too many little people) and midi isn’t my favorite length. So, I think I’d pass on these outfits for me but if someone else was wearing them, I’d think they were pretty.

  19. Kalene Morgan
    April 25, 2020 / 8:50 am

    I like the shape and flow of the dress. But, I don’t love the floral pattern. I’d like a smaller floral pattern. So no, I would not wear as shown. Love this feature by the way.

  20. Beverly the Inspired
    April 25, 2020 / 8:47 am

    Although I like the floral dress, it’s definitely a “no go”. Wide square neckline with puffed sleeves leaves me looking like a linebacker. High hips & wide shoulders/back. Honest & for true! Wore similar style early 1970 & learned about my body proportions.

    The “A line” skirt paired with hip length cardigan is another “no go”. Too much volume for this hippy chic. Paired with an Eisenhower-style cardi, possibly.

    Being 62-inches tall makes for a lot of hemming, too. Midi length hangs at Maxi length most times.

    p.s. This is a fun feature!

  21. Pam Over 50 Feeling 40
    April 25, 2020 / 8:12 am

    I live the sweater and might try it on. But the two floral pieces would not fit my curvy figure in a flattering way and these types of florals do not say about me what I want my style to say. So overall, I would not wear these. It is important to me for my clothing to communicate to others the style adjectives I want to communicate without speaking a word. Thanks Jennifer…so jealous you found a window! I will look again this week.

  22. Lily
    April 25, 2020 / 8:09 am

    I would stop and admire the display. It is very cheery. Now the pros and cons – The dress print is pretty, but I would prefer it in a simple shift cut. The cardigan and skirt look is kind of shapeless. I don’t mind the color or the print, but I prefer simple lines.

  23. Ellen
    April 25, 2020 / 8:06 am

    Like others, I love the freshness of the prints. I would need to try on the dress to see how it fits
    I’m curvy medium sized lady. Im afraid the print in the dress would wear me not I it. Also there seems to be a lot of fabrics there which would bunch at my waist., or else the dress is too big for the mannequin! The dress might be better suited for a taller woman. I’m only 5’5. Live the skirt and sweater. But may I have the skirt in a medium blue? Or red please? I don’t do mustard. (Only on hot dogs!).
    I work in a hospital and the stress IS getting to everyone. I don’t necessarily mean just the health teams and other vital workers. Both those working from home, or not working snf those who are working are stressed. This ALL new territory. Those at home feel bored an caged and those of us working are overwhelmed and a little frightened. But we need to “Keep Calm and Carry On”. And have faith and kindness.

  24. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    April 25, 2020 / 8:03 am

    Neither of these outfits appeal to me. I’m sorry that you’ve been having problems with negativity on Facebook. I have been having the very same experience. So disappointing!

  25. jmp
    April 25, 2020 / 7:52 am

    Unfortunately, the shape of the dress won’t work for me, but the pattern is really pretty. Really like the cardigan. It’s a good length for me, and I’d probably buy it in other colors too.

  26. Dawn
    April 25, 2020 / 7:49 am

    No to the dress and the orange skirt, but I like the sweater and would wear it with jeans.

  27. Kathy
    April 25, 2020 / 7:41 am

    Oh, I am definitely saying “ yes” to that dress! It just looks so cheerful and springy, and the sleeves are perfect. Best of all, Loft is offering 50 percent off and free shipping! That dress may be mine before the end of the day— thanks, Jennifer. As for the other outfit, the skirt might be cute in a different color such as light blue as someone suggested. I would have to try on the sweater. Did you know that today is National Wine and Online Shopping Day? Now that makes me smile!

    • Janet D.
      April 25, 2020 / 12:00 pm

      Wow, that sounds like a dangerous combination! LOL!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Heavens no, I did not know that. Cheers

  28. Eileen
    April 25, 2020 / 7:06 am

    The fabric content of linen/ viscose works in my hot climate. As a pear, the cut of the dress neckline and sleeves, would work , especially as a top. Unfortunately, I don’t prefer the large print, or color. The skirt color doesn’t work on me, and it’s too hot here for a sweater in the summer. The dress in plain white, or plain light blue would interest me more. About the Facebook, sorry to hear. I am fortunate to not be working in a hospital, and not living in occupied Europe during WWII, as my mother did. I have food, shelter, water, electricity, internet, and my imagination, i will make it.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      Excellent points!

  29. Diane B
    April 25, 2020 / 7:03 am

    I really like the dress. The floral is a modern look and large enough for my larger bone structure. I would change out pink or blue belts for fun and more structure and add a substantial necklace to fill in some of the open space. I would wear a light blush wedge or flat with it to keep the emphasis on the dress and cute hemline. Not fond of the other outfit. I tried looking up the moisturizing sunscreen, but could not get it to come up. What brand is it? I have been using our online Shoppers Drug Mart site for my sunscreen etc. and this time added a new fragrance just for fun. Thanks for keeping this up, and even though I am not on facebook, sorry to hear that there are ‘those’ out there more than ever.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:20 pm

      The sunscreen is by Josie Maran. I’ve used it for years for my face. Shoppers has amazing sunscreens. Look for one with Tinasorb

  30. Rose
    April 25, 2020 / 6:42 am

    I like everything about the dress, even though I don’t really have many reasons to wear dresses anymore. Really love the sweater on the skirt, would look great with jeans. I like the skirt too but maybe in a different color.

  31. Molly
    April 25, 2020 / 6:18 am

    Hard no on the dress and skirt. I am petite so the neckline on the dress is way too low and open. The color of the skirt is too much for me and the length is not flattering. I have a similar sweater so that is a yes. I agree with others that the sweater looks great with jeans or pants.

  32. MRSBEN2
    April 25, 2020 / 6:11 am

    Re the dress; though summer fresh with its floral pattern a NO namely due to its sleeve styling with its fabric appearing to be transparent. As for the skirt; do like the citrus orange however seldom wear such and not particularly fond of wrap styles so would pass on it as well, whereas a definite YES to the sweater as see numerous ways to wear it and do like the fact that it is long sleeved. (The latter which I feel is a necessity for a sweater since you do wear them for warmth (at least in Canada we do) and/or you can always roll or push the sleeve up if prefer otherwise … ☺.) Also like its v-neck plus box/relaxed and shorter length style as would work with an over-lay short jacket. (A denim jean jacket for example.) Wishing you a beautiful day!
    P.S.: Re Facebook; sorry to learn Jennifer that you are experiencing same and though not a user myself I am sure your actions are more than justified as have heard similar horror stories of just downright unpleasantness.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:18 pm

      Happy Saturday. Thanks for explaining your ideas. Facebook is a very unusual place and more so these days.

  33. Susan McClelland
    April 25, 2020 / 5:58 am

    The dress is pretty but the print and style is a bit fussy for me. Maybe if it was a bolder colour? The skirt is pretty but since I never wear orange, it wouldn’t ‘t go with anything in my closet. I love the colour of sweater behind the dress and wish I could see more of it.

  34. Linda
    April 25, 2020 / 5:53 am

    Yes I’d wear the floral dress hopefully it would come in petite I’m only 5’1 1/2”. The skirt yes if it was shorter and the sweater is not me.

  35. Rose
    April 25, 2020 / 5:44 am

    I love the floral on the dress. If it were sleeveless, i would try it without the belt, but with a lightweight sweater, possibly with a belt.

    The white sweater is cute, but would pair it with a shorter skirt.

  36. Linda GR
    April 25, 2020 / 5:38 am

    I like both outfits. On the floral dress, I’d swap out the self-belt for a leather belt, for more structure. I like the other top, but I’d need to try the skirt on to see if it worked for me. I’d definitely need the skirt and dress in a petite.

  37. Donna
    April 25, 2020 / 5:34 am

    I love the print pattern on the dress. I love the square neckline it is flattering on me and it puts enough visual distance between the puffy sleeve and my chest so that the puff doesn’t add to my chest size. I love the medium length puffy sleeves which are very much in style right now. These are puffy enough to be stylish but not so puffy as to overwhelm my frame.

    However from this point on dress looses its appeal for me. I find the shapelessness of the dress does not flatter me. It would look like I’m wearing a sack. Even the self belt wouldn’t help. It would just look like a belted sack. I need a more fitted top to counter the puff sleeve and ideally a tailored skirt portion of the dress. I would try an a-line skirt portion on this dress as I feel it would balance the puff sleeve.

    I am not a fan of the curved hem on any dress. Give me a straight hem every time. But that is just a personal preference.

    As for the sweater and skirt combo. I love them both separately but would never wear them together.

    The sweater is boxy and would great with a more fitted bottom.

    I love the skirt but I would wear it with a fitted white T-shirt, body suit or tank and let the skirt be the star of the outfit.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas and why, Donna.

  38. MP
    April 25, 2020 / 5:33 am

    I would not wear anything here. I typically avoid flowers especially big ones! I’m super pale so white background fabrics don’t work for me. I don’t like square necklines and those sleeves are too poufy.
    The v neck sweater would be fine in another color (navy) with much smaller buttons the same color as the sweater. The buttons are too big for the sweater. If you notice the buttons first, not good.
    I like wrap skirts but this one looks too full and the yellow/orange color nope.
    Happy Saturday!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:13 pm

      Thanks for explaining MP

  39. Cindy
    April 25, 2020 / 5:33 am

    Love the dress, the interesting neckline and sleeves and the shirt tail hem. Would have to try on because I am self conscious of my tummy and hips, it might accentuate that area too much.
    Might be cute with a little blue jean jacket.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks for explaining. I love a denim jacket over most everything:)

  40. Susan
    April 25, 2020 / 5:30 am

    I might wear the skirt on a hot day, but styled with a t shirt and flat sandals. The dress, no. I am 160 cms and the dress would overwhelm me and overall it is a bit shapeless for me.

  41. Corrie
    April 25, 2020 / 5:22 am

    Love the dress – especially the sleeve length. But the neckline is too broad – my bra straps would show. 🙁 The skirt would be a no-go for me, because it’s windy here on the coast, and I’d always be struggling to keep it closed. The sweater is great – love the v-neckline.I’d buy multiple colors.

  42. Ginny
    April 25, 2020 / 5:18 am

    I do like the neckline on the dress but from there on down it’s structure does not work for me. The neckline combined with the puffy sleeves and belted waistline create a very boxy top half. I have a square neck top but the balance of the fabric just skims down and floats away from the body. The cardi and skirt combo are just not my style either. I need pieces with more structure close to the body, no tight, but fabric that can help create a more streamlined look. A lot of extra fabric does not cover any of my personal issues.
    Yes, to the sunshine! Have a great weekend everyone!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks for explaining for us, Ginny. Enjoy your Saturday

  43. Sue Daugherty
    April 25, 2020 / 5:06 am

    I really like the skirt but I also would shorten it. The dress is very pretty but the cut of the neckline is wrong for me. A v neck would be more flattering as I am a bit busty,

  44. Joyce Reardon
    April 25, 2020 / 4:54 am

    I love the print on the dress, I’d have to try it on.
    The sweater is cute. I think I’d wear it with something else.
    The skirt is nice, a tad shorter.
    Have a great week.

  45. Deb
    April 25, 2020 / 4:54 am

    Love the neckline on the dress. It has possibilities but rarely wear a dress so probably wouldn’t spend the money because I have to be able to wear 3 ways to justify! Enjoy the sun today!!

  46. Paulette Levy
    April 25, 2020 / 4:35 am

    I love the fabric and cut of that orange skirt. My eyes immediately darted to it. I probably would shorten it a bit, though, and wear it with a different top. The white cardi is cute, but I’d like it better paired with dark denim skirt or jeans.
    The dress is pretty, but for someone else.
    Have a good weekend everyone! The sun is out here finally and temps should be nearer our April normal, instead of frigid cold! Hurray!

  47. Jane
    April 25, 2020 / 4:23 am

    The print and cut of the dress would be overwhelming for me. I am not a fan of the style, it looks sort of dated. The white cropped sweater is cute for spring, I would wear it with a pair of city shorts or skinny leg pants and sandals. The wrap skirt is cute but again too much fabric for me.
    Thanks, Happy Saturday 😎

  48. bron
    April 25, 2020 / 4:08 am

    I agree on the sweater, really pretty and useful. I don’t like flowers on clothes for myself though, so no to the others, although I’d do like the shape and colour of the skirt.

  49. sheryl
    April 25, 2020 / 3:18 am

    i really like that little sweater, i would pair it with a pair of jeans and my dressier flats, and a small amount of jewelry.
    the dress would not work for me, as anything belted in the center just makes me push and pull at it all day, i do like the print, and the length, but also the elastic sleeves….are just something i cant do.
    the orange skirt, i do like it, but im not enough, to spend money on it,

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks, Sheryl. Belts are awkward for many of us.

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