Would You Wear It – Ladylike

Would You Wear It – Ladylike

Happy Saturday and welcome to the first weekend of October. You know what that means...Christmas decorations will be in the stores any second… if they’re not already there! Grab a second cup of your favorite coffee or tea and let’s get to would you wear it.

Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve photographed and ask if you’d wear what it’s modeling. I love to see how things are put together and also have you share how you would style the look.mannequin wearing overcoat and skirt

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this look? How could you style the pieces to work for your shape and lifestyle?

Please keep your comments personal to your situation so they are helpful and inspiring.

Trending on AWSL this week

This dark wash, straight- jean is trending by a landslide, and a pair is on it’s way to me:)



This fashion tape is crazy popular with good reason…it’s amazing and we should all own it.

This reversible Plaid Ruana is next on the list and a great piece for fall.

Some of the weekend sale updates:

Ann Taylor – $100 off your $200+ purchase – %150 off your $250+ purchase plus 50% off all sale styles. I am a big fan of trouser jeans and loving the shape of these! The reviews are fabulous! Not too wide, but full enough to look comfy and modern. Here are some other things that caught my eye

Nordstrom – up to 40% new markdowns. I always, always keep my eye on their price matching. I love that they offer the same sale prices as other retailers so I can get the lowest prices with free shipping both ways and all of Nordstrom’s fabulous customer service.

Talbots – 30% off tops plus – $49.50 for their favorite Barely Boot Pant, Essex Ankle Pant, and Chatham Ankle pant –  plus 40% off one item with the code SMILE40 plus free shipping over $150.

I have to say, now is when I would zero in on their cashmere at 30% off:) I am a huge fan of cashmere poncho’s and this one is a beauty! It went into my cart in both colors 🙂  This Audrey pullover comes in 13 gorgeous colors to flatter everyone:)

Chico’s – up to 50% off select full-priced styles

Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing on Over 50 Feeling 40

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

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  1. Jane Johnson
    October 12, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    The mannequin look would not fit my workplace, nor my style. A black skirt (full or pencil) with an army boot. Change hat to beret. Belt the coat to give shape. Ready for cooler temps!

  2. Thenia
    October 6, 2020 / 9:39 am

    The mannequin looks like she is wearing a big sack. The coat is ok, but the rest is not flattering at all.

  3. Jan
    October 3, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    I like the camel coat and the hat. The coat is a classic and the hat elevates the look. I’d wear the coat with jeans or trousers or a knee-lenth skirt that has some weight (wool, ponte, denim, etc.), and maybe add some tights for warmth. I’m not sure where that tortoise chain belongs. The rest is a train wreck. Is that a stripe of blue on the sweater? When I think of fall dressing, that skirt doesn’t cut it. The scarf as a belt? The whole ensemble has too much going on in different directions, and not in a good way. I might revisit the skirt in the spring. Or not.

  4. Lily
    October 3, 2020 / 6:26 pm

    I’m not “getting” this look. Is that a chain on the hat? A scarf as a belt? The scarf as belt makes the mannequin look very short waisted. I can’t wear camel, but I might like the coat in another color. As mentioned above, it would look classy with a simple turtleneck sweater underneath.

    • Susan Gowan
      October 6, 2020 / 8:08 am

      Just love the coat. Bought a similar one last year. Can’t wait to wear it this fall and winter. I love hats but not that style. I prefer berets or cloches. I do not like the rest of the look. Would wear a classic tunic or dress over tights and black boots.There are lots of ways to dress this coat up or down.

  5. Sally M. Levy
    October 3, 2020 / 2:53 pm

    This is my style of dressing. Unlike your petite, slender self, I’m a tall (5′ 10″) “voluptuous” woman who, in my youth, had an hourglass figure.
    Though the double-breasted coat would not be the best for me, I’d certainly wear a single-breasted camel coat with the navy/black shirt and skirt. I’d leave the scarf-belt tied long rather than in a bow. A wide-brimmed hat with a higher crown would be great for me ( I’m a hat lady). Add in dark hose and shoes, and it’s a striking outfit! I’d also go for the t-shirt and jeans look, as well as the shawl outfit. Your selections today are winners for me!

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:07 pm

      That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing how you’d style them Sally

  6. Lorrie
    October 3, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    While I love the look of a classic camel coat, the colour does me no favours, so I’d pass unless it came in a grey or blue. I do like the long skirt beneath it.

  7. marilyn ackerman
    October 3, 2020 / 12:43 pm

    I had a more fitted camel hair coat years ago. It is definitely a classic. My coloring has changed as I have gotten older and can no longer wear the color even though I love it. Never with that skirt though. Ah jeans, just ordered 3 pair earlier today. Lost a few pounds so this order was a necessity. The whole plaid ruana outfit is perfect the way it is, and love the cashmere top.

  8. Becky
    October 3, 2020 / 12:10 pm

    There is nothing about this display that would make me stop & look. The camel coat is a classic, & I would be drawn to it if it were not hanging limply on the mannequin. The pieces under it are definitely not my style.

  9. Dianne🇨🇦
    October 3, 2020 / 12:02 pm

    I love the classic camel coat, I sadly can’t wear camel.
    I would wear the long skirt for sure.
    Love,love the straight leg jeans.
    Isn’t it fun to be looking at scarves & sweaters again!

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:05 pm

      It is fun and I’m loving it

  10. Penny L. Luckenbaugh
    October 3, 2020 / 11:13 am

    No to the coat-both color and length. I like camel, but it makes me sallow. Also no to the scarf/belt.
    I love the skirt, color and print, paired with the black sweater. I’d wear it with black tights and ballet flats or black high boots. I would put a scarf that picked up the colors from the skirt at the neck, or a bib type necklace, probably silver.
    Best wishes- enjoy your time in Canada.

  11. Sandy
    October 3, 2020 / 10:01 am

    I like the coat but would prefer it to have more buttons and in a jewel tone or a charcoal gray. Like the top but I just don’t wear skirts.

  12. Pal K
    October 3, 2020 / 9:20 am

    The coat fits neither my lifestyle nor the winter weather.
    I am too shortwaisted for that kind of scarf as belt…
    I like the skirt and would like to wear it but I have something similar that I had on just a few days ago and I really wasn’t feeling the floaty swishy below knee style …So. I would not wear it either.
    That the combination on the mannequin is discordant and off putting doesn’t help either.

  13. Nancy Walden
    October 3, 2020 / 9:18 am

    The display doesn’t appeal to me at all, however, some of the pieces might work for me. The camel coat isn’t a style that would look good on me. The outfit under it might work for me but I would not wear a print scarf as a belt. I’ve seen others wear mixed prints with confidence but it’s just not a look I’m comfortable with. I’d pair this type of skirt with a shorter black jacket or if I lived in a cold climate, an ankle-length coat.

  14. Jane
    October 3, 2020 / 8:45 am

    Would I wear it, yes! The coat is classic, it would be amazing with a high crew, or turtle neck, filled in with a silk scarf…. the skirt is a pass from what I can see of it, although I do like a good flounce, I would rather have my fall and winter skirts to be a little stiff, denim, wool, corduroy, fabrics that hold up against wind and rain.

  15. Debra
    October 3, 2020 / 7:59 am

    That coat is gorgeous – classic and classy but it does not go with the layers underneath to me at all. You need a black turtleneck and trousers or pencil skirt. The layers underneath would work with a short fitted wool blazer with the scarf at the neck.

  16. Pamela Over 50 Feeling 40
    October 3, 2020 / 7:10 am

    I would walk right by the overall display…it is not attractive to me. On the other hand, I would wear the coat and own a similar camel coat. They could’ve styled this coat in many many ways that would be more attractive. The other pieces are not something I am drawn to.

  17. MRSBEN2
    October 3, 2020 / 6:51 am

    A yes to the camel coat provided that it was a perfect fit (not over-sized) due to its box cut plus it does not have an orange undertone like some do. (IMHO it is a classic!) As to wearing it, would ‘not’ pair it with the skirt shown but with one the same length without a flounce at its bottom and knee high boots OR even a shorter length pencil skirt (more in line with the coat hemline) with tights OR another option would be with jeans/pants/leggings topped off with a bootie or loafer. Might even add belt carriers so it could be worn with a belt.
    As to the skirt; since I do have similar it is a yes however I only pair it with a jacket that hits at the waistline. In respect to the top shown with it, I feel it works as so would any scoop, boat or v-neck would. In other words collarless.
    Re the scarf; though not sure if the color is rust or red but it too is a yes as like its pattern and feel since I have a lot of black in my wardrobe would be a perfect accessory.
    Last but not least; the hat a no due to its flat crown as prefer creased or round and a slightly wider brim/bill.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:55 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas. I love them.

  18. Linda L
    October 3, 2020 / 6:42 am

    I can’t count how many camel coats I’ve had over the years! Living & working in New York I would get a lot of wear from them but here in SoCal a sweater coat more than fills my need for an extra layer a few times during the year. With this outfit I would prefer either a shorter jacket or a longer one to cover the skirt. When I wear skirts now I like them to hit right above my knee.

  19. Susan McClelland
    October 3, 2020 / 6:35 am

    I like the pieces individually, but the coat overwhelms the skirt and sweater. I’m highly allergic to wool so the coat is a hard ‘no’ for me – I get itchy through the lining. I really like the skirt, but it’s completely impractical for my current life as a Horticulture student and my future life worKing in gardens.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:52 am

      Thank you Susan. How exciting to work in horticulture! Working in gardens sounds lovely, but I’m sure it’s lots of work too.

  20. Dale Mallory
    October 3, 2020 / 6:15 am

    Coat appears frumpy. Not a good look for me. Maybe a shorter coat or wrap.

  21. Audrey
    October 3, 2020 / 6:15 am

    Very interesting outfit. Like the coat, but don’t wear camel. Longer skirt would not work for me but I like the design and the colors.

  22. Belinda
    October 3, 2020 / 6:02 am

    Would wear outfit with different color coat. Can’t wear camel. In fact I would love a coat like that in a jewel tone. Like all the pieces though. Probably not the hat, I look hideous in hats.

  23. Rose
    October 3, 2020 / 5:57 am

    Love the camel coat, I have a similar one with more buttons that I wear often. I would wear the cute scarf around my neck. Don’t need to call attention to my middle. I like the skirt but it would just be too much for my small frame. I don’t wear hats except golf hats. Love the jeans and blue cashmere sweater!

  24. Eileen
    October 3, 2020 / 5:54 am

    I have a couple of longer wool coats like this, I wear mine with wide leg pants/ sweaters and boots. I have hats similar to this, I like wearing them outside in winter. The skirt length isn’t for me, I have wide calves. Camel isn’t my favorite color on me, so I’ll pass. I don’t wear much black, so I’ll pass on the top.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:50 am

      Happy Saturday Eileen

  25. Diane B
    October 3, 2020 / 5:42 am

    That coat is a classic that works for many, and I would wear it if it was a different colour, perhaps navy or french blue. If I wore it with a skirt I would have tall boots and a heavier weight style. I would also wear with a collar shirt and dark jeans and ankle boots with the scarf at the neck. Not sure what the chain is doing on the hat, but as much as I like hats it seems a bit heavy. The jeans are great and I have a couple that I wear all the time. That cashmere sweater is the perfect colour and looks so cosy, but I prefer a lower scoop neckline for mine.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:49 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas Diane

  26. Joyce Reardon
    October 3, 2020 / 5:39 am

    I like the coat. I’d like to see it buttoned to see what it looks like the rest not so much. That length skirt doesn’t too much for me

  27. Gail Schwartz
    October 3, 2020 / 5:24 am

    I love the camel coat and I have a hat like that. I ordered the jeans from Talbot as soon as I opened your blog. And they were on sale!

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:48 am

      I just ordered them yesterday!!:)

  28. MP
    October 3, 2020 / 5:07 am

    I would wear the coat in navy. Camel does nothing for me. The skirt is too full for me. The scarf has potential. I like polka dots. From here the scarf background looks navy. If the scarf is silk and big, I would happily wear it around my neck. I don’t like the look of scarves as belts. The hat is a no. Happy Saturday!

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:47 am

      Happy Saturday 🙂

  29. Paulette Levy
    October 3, 2020 / 4:52 am

    The camel wool coat is a definite yes! I need something new like this- getting tired of my casual jackets and puffer coats…..

    As far as what the lady is wearing under the coat, I’m frowning. I do not like these long midi skirts at all, and have seen them on young, old and ages in between and have yet to see anyone who looks attractive in them. I suppose a basic black sweater is always needed.
    Using a scarf tied at waist is passable to break up the black I guess. Not sure what this store is trying to accomplish here,….

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:44 am

      Thanks for sharing your thought process Paulette.

  30. Gaye
    October 3, 2020 / 4:23 am

    I don’t care for the cost over that dress . They compete too much but I love both items

  31. Susan Gowan
    October 3, 2020 / 3:22 am

    Love the fall coat as I needed a lift last autumn. So I bought it for a classic look. Wear it with everything from jeans to more formal pants to a dress and tights. One of my purchases I am sure to wear for a very long time.

    • Jennifer
      October 3, 2020 / 8:42 am

      Those are the best purchases of all. Bravo

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