Would You Wear It: Hearts

Would You Wear It: Hearts

Welcome to the weekend and happy Saturday. It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam. Each week we share a mannequin we’ve found and ask our readers if they would wear what it’s wearing. Stores dress mannequins to show us their new merchandise and inspire us to buy clothes. Some are hits and some are colossal disasters leaving us wondering what the merchandiser was thinking.

 I love to read how you would style the look to work for your body and lifestyle.

Would this color work for you?

Is the shape totally wrong for you? How could you fix it?

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this?

How would you style it to work for your body shape and lifestyle?


Here are some of the weekend sale updates:

Banana Republic – up tp 40% off select styles and 60% off sale

Ann Taylor 40% off full-price styles. 70% off 3 or more sale styles, 60% off 2 sale styles or 50% off one sale style.

J. Crew- 30% off wear-now styles, 50% off outerwear with code JANUARY.

Loft40% off full-price styles with code XOXO.

Talbots Sweaters for $19.99 and pants for $24.99


Now let’s go over 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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  1. Jen
    January 26, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    The hearts are cute but I cannot wear a peplum. The rest would be nice with a plain tee.

  2. Katrina
    January 25, 2020 / 5:14 pm

    I agree with many here. My first thought was “maternity wear?” Definitely not my style for my age. The little hearts fabric would be cute in a t-shirt with a red cardigan. But the whole outfit drags the eye down to the mid-section. Not for me!

  3. Eve
    January 25, 2020 / 1:20 pm

    I love black and white together and I feel like you should wear whatever you like. Especially as you get older. But I do not care for the neck of this top and I still prefer straight leg, high waist jeans for myself. But if I felt comfortable with a sweater with a zebra on it, I would wear it. It’s all about feeling like me and not trying to be fashionably correct.

  4. Debbi
    January 25, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    I have several of the Loft peplum tops. I too thought they would not look good on me as I am a really round apple shape. Surprisingly, they ended up being a favorite. Always try on rather than immediately rejecting! That said, I prefer V necks rather than the ruffled neck.

    Loft is my favorite shop now that they sell plus size.

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 4:13 pm

      I am so glad they are inclusive with more sizes for women!! It’s one of the reasons I love Loft.

  5. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    January 25, 2020 / 11:31 am

    Black and white are not flattering near my face, so I would say no to the top and the cardigan. Even in a different colour, the style of the top wouldn’t appeal to me. I don’t care for the neckline and the ruffle or peplum would draw attention to an area I’d rather downplay.

  6. beth byrd
    January 25, 2020 / 11:20 am

    Good and bad today, Jennifer!

    I don’t care for the top. The style is wrong for me and the print is too “cutesy” for my taste.

    The jeans are okay, but I definitely could do without the belt. Otherwise, they look very nice.

    The cardigan is a big yes — love the style and I know I would wear it often.

  7. Debbie Bell
    January 25, 2020 / 10:58 am

    Does the old rule to hide bulges with bulges really work?
    I agree the print to the right on the picture looks interesting.

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      Yes, it can. Strategic placement can hide a multitude of sins;)

  8. Cyndi
    January 25, 2020 / 10:44 am

    A mannequin in a store is a merchandising tool – to sell clothes. This wouldn’t have caught my eye or even if I had stopped right in front of it, I don’t think I would have been inspired to try on or think about purchasing these 3 pieces. So, while I can think of ways I could wear them (not together), the display would have failed in it’s purpose

  9. Ann
    January 25, 2020 / 9:48 am

    Oh dear! That peplum accentuates one part of my body that I would prefer to be smaller. The pants would be ok. But the loose sloppy look of the sweater would not do my short body any favors.

  10. Mary Lanteigne
    January 25, 2020 / 9:41 am

    with my shape that outfit would do nothing for me, however ,black and white is my go to colours ,a lot of times , I would wear the sweater alone ,with jeans and a white tee.

  11. Elizabeth
    January 25, 2020 / 9:30 am

    I think I would walk pass this outfit as there is nothing about it that would catch my attention.. maybe each item on their own paired with something else might work but I find the three together rather unattractive.. This is a strange reaction for me as I usually find most of your selections interesting..

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 4:07 pm

      Please know, my mannequins are selected at random. They don’t indicate my like or dislike of the outfit.

  12. Joanna
    January 25, 2020 / 9:13 am

    The top would be cute on someone younger. The ruffles, the heart print, and the peplum Plus the height of the neck make it a hard No. I don’t like cardigans that hang at your sides either. They add extra weight and can not be done up when windy or cold. The jeans are cute though. They’re a little different than most jeans. I like the cropped length and dark wash. They would look nice now with high booties and a light sweater tucked in, later with sneaks and a tee.

  13. Christine
    January 25, 2020 / 9:02 am

    Don’t care for the pieces together. I would wear the cute print in a V- neck tunic, over black leggings and a shorter black bolero type cardigan. Would better suit my age and shape. I do love black and white prints!

  14. Eileen
    January 25, 2020 / 8:51 am

    Looking at the links helped. The display top looks pregnant because the top doesn’t go in at the waist then back out as some flared peplums do ( actually this is more a “ ruffle “ than a peplum). The print is very “ gamine “ style, especially when mixed with the ruffle , I think it’s more wearable as a button down shirt. And I’m not a fan of polyester, or black. I would change it to silk, navy , Smaller print hearts, and a button down shirt, tucked into high waist navy bootcut jeans, paired with a leather moto jacket in navy, or red. I tried on a button down in silk at Nordstrom about four years ago with tiny red hearts, from the brand Vince.

  15. Mary
    January 25, 2020 / 8:47 am

    The outfit is fun & cute. Jeans are adorable. I could not wear the tie belt! Nor the entire outfit! This would look great a long lean woman. Thanks for the fun interactive post. Enjoy the weekend.

  16. Pamela Lutrell
    January 25, 2020 / 8:09 am

    I would walk right past this one. I am not attracted to the print or design of the top. I already own garments similar to the cardigan and jeans.

  17. Cathy
    January 25, 2020 / 7:52 am

    I like the print but no I wouldn’t wear it. As styled it looks sloppy, I’m more of classic styles. I have no problem mixing dark colors. I think this top would look cute with skinny jeans and ballet flats. The slouchy cardigan over powers the top and the crop pants don’t help the look.

  18. MRSBEN2
    January 25, 2020 / 7:35 am

    All three pieces, a definite no for me reasons being ‘namely’ because:
    The top/shell — though do not mind abstract prints, hearts are much too young for myself as a tad too cutesy. Also the crew cut ruffled neckline would not suit me as would only draw attention to my neck and jowls. The tunic length sweater cardigan — In all honesty they make me feel frumpy and in the climate I live in do present a problem when choosing an overlay of outerwear however if wanting to be the latter, much prefer a ruana, wrap or blanket scarf that (all) can be creatively worn with numerous options by the way they are draped or accessorized. The jeans — though described as straight leg appear to me more as a boot cut (slight flare) and as an ankle length with a 26½” inseam, know they would be much shorter on me than intended thus would appear far more flattering on someone else when taking the two points into account.

    P.S.: Re my statement about tunic cardigans, with no intention to offend those who like and wear them.

  19. cindy
    January 25, 2020 / 7:13 am

    No it looks like something my granddaughter would wear. The jeans and sweater maybe but that top is a little too cute for me.

  20. Rose
    January 25, 2020 / 7:00 am

    I like the cardigan and jeans but the top would not be for me. The collar is too fussy and the peplum not fitted enough

  21. Michele
    January 25, 2020 / 6:59 am

    I do not like peplum blouses because I feel they do not flatter…they just add poof where I don’t want poof. I did purchase a different heart print shell from this retailer (on sale) just for something fun to wear over Valentines weekend. I will pair it with jeans and a cardigan for a casual look. Or black pants and black cardigan to dress it up a little.

  22. Portia Graham
    January 25, 2020 / 6:55 am

    I love the black and white color combination as it looks fresh. However, the top with the gathers would not look good on me. I also do not care for the collar as it looks sloppy to me. A different black and white top that is more streamlined would make the outfit work for me.

  23. Juliet
    January 25, 2020 / 6:54 am

    I had to look at this a long time. My first impression … maturity wear. Then, realized the top is a peplum … a style I generally like. And, pregnant woman wear more form fitting clothes. I like black and blue together. I love a cardigan. Why don’t I like this? The print in the top for one … and overall it’s too loose and baggy. Between the print and looseness, it would be aging on me. Ha, how’s that for analysis!!! xo

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 7:52 am

      Awesome Juliet!! It’d be fun to have lunch the next time I’m down your way.

  24. Linda GR
    January 25, 2020 / 6:51 am

    I’d wear the heart print, in black and white, but not this style. The way the mannequin is posed it resembles a maturity top. I don’t really care for any of this look.

  25. Donna
    January 25, 2020 / 6:38 am

    Wow! I learned something new today! There are links below the outfit so that I didn’t have to rate the ensemble as pictured! Who knew! Lol

    My first reaction is – frumpy!! But after linking through to the store site I have changed my mind. While I would never wear the cardigan and peplum top together I do like both on their own.

    The top would be very cute with a pencil skirt, shorts or skinny flat front pants or jeans and for warmth or more cover a fitted Jean jacket. I like the print, in the black and white combo it’s not too cutesy.

    The cardigan is a staple and goes with everything from pj bottoms around the house to a cover for a fancy slip dress on a night out.

    The jeans, while not my style would look stunning on a tall thin lady with a flat stomach, aka a model.

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 7:15 am

      I’m glad the links helped. I try to find them when I can.

    • Ellen
      January 25, 2020 / 10:19 am

      Thanks for the tip about the links. If I had looked I would have seen that it is the belt on the pants making the mannequin look pregnant!?

  26. Janet
    January 25, 2020 / 6:19 am

    The top would flow better if not paired with these jeans with a bulky tie at the waist. I would consider this outfit with gray or black skinny jeans but wouldn’t wear the top without a cardigan or maybe a denim jacket over it. I am partial to whimsy & ruffles so will wear them despite my age!

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 7:13 am

      Good for you! Your age shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your fashion.

  27. Erika
    January 25, 2020 / 6:16 am

    I actually think this might look cute on me. I’m small and would wear it with skinny jeans. I’d need to see if it made me look like I was “trying too hard” to look young, though. I teach in schools, and sometimes outfits like this resonate with the kids, depending on their ages.

  28. Betty (SC)
    January 25, 2020 / 6:02 am

    The heart print is cute. Classic black & white saves it from being too over the top, but I’d only wear this print on a button-down collar long-sleeved blouse (linen or broadcloth preferably).

  29. Jenay Weekly
    January 25, 2020 / 5:54 am

    While THIS top is a No for me, I DO wear hearts. In fact a new Talbots sweater coveted in hearts is on its way right now!

  30. Alice
    January 25, 2020 / 5:53 am

    I like the print on the top and would probably wear the neckline love the feature on the back of the top with black ribbon this makes it interesting BUT where the top falls short for me is the ruffle at the waist/tummy that would not flatter my figure nor my age at 72. The black cardigan is a yes and the jeans a no.

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 7:11 am

      Very observant, thanks Alice

  31. Norma
    January 25, 2020 / 5:26 am

    Would wear sweater and jeans but have to say the top is not for me. Have to agree with others it’s more for the younger crowd.

  32. MP
    January 25, 2020 / 5:05 am

    Cute but…The heart top is not for me. I am short waisted so the peplum is out — it never hits in the right spot. I’m on the fence about the heart print. I ususally avoid cute prints like that. I like the cardigan but prefer the gray color it sells in. The jeans are fine. Happy Saturday.

  33. Joan
    January 25, 2020 / 4:58 am

    Black and white is a classic combination. The jacket/sweater appears to be long enough to cover hip region. The pants appear to be ankle length. While ankle length has been on trend, I definitely can’t wear them on cold days when I need to wear shoes and socks instead of sandals. Socks do not pair well with ankle length pants! LOL. I like the print on the top, but the design is an issue. Like others have said, the peplum is not a flattering look at this stage. And the neckline would drive me crazy. That being said, if the print were offered in a scoop neck tee, then I would try it on.

  34. Linda
    January 25, 2020 / 4:50 am

    I would not wear the top or jeans, but I would wear the cardigan. Clicking on the link showed t hat the top is too loose and I don’t like cutesy prints. I have a wrap peplum top that I love, but the neckline is not good here, either. Clicking on the link to the jeans showed that they have a funky bow ‘belt.’ That puts way too much volume in an area I don’t want to highlight.

  35. Ellen
    January 25, 2020 / 4:30 am

    I love black and white and wear it a lot.
    Peplums are cute, theoretically.
    I assume this mannequin in not pregnant,therefore the peplum must be to blame.

    • Jennifer
      January 25, 2020 / 7:09 am

      Lol. It could be the belt on the jeans too.

    • Cyndi
      January 25, 2020 / 10:37 am

      LOL…Ellen, my first thought was “Is this maternity wear?”

  36. RoseAG
    January 25, 2020 / 4:28 am

    I agree with the others, the top would not be kind of anyone over the age of 16.
    It would be fun to see the reverse pattern pants with a more streamlined top in the black on white/ivory material.

  37. Paulette Levy
    January 25, 2020 / 4:21 am

    Well, I do wear black and deep navy usually with white or a pop of color near my face but this blouse is just not right for me. I don’t like the neckline of the blouse with my face shape, prefer Vee necks or similar. The two outfits on the left and right are not completely visible but I think the pant on right (or Skirt?) looks interesting.

  38. Cindy
    January 25, 2020 / 3:42 am

    The heart pattern is cute, but the style of the top is not for me. The ruffled neckline is a little too sweet & the peplum brings attention to an area that I don’t want to focus on.
    I think this top would be good for a young, thin girl. Wearing black near my face is also too severe for me, so this overall outfit is a no for me.

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