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Would You Wear It: Tweed, Floral and Pink

Would You Wear It: Tweed, Floral and Pink

Happy weekend!! It’s been a whopper of a week for most of us so let’s have some fun. It’s time for would you wear it. I obviously didn’t get out to photograph a mannequin this week but I do have a few that I captured the last month.

Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve seen and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. Retailers dress their mannequins to showcase what’s new and give us styling ideas. Some are home runs and some are train wrecks.

I love to have you share how you could style a look to work for your body shape and lifestyle. Please keep your comments personal to you because what you hate another woman will love.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this and why or why not?

How would you style these pieces to work for you?

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Now let’s see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing at Over 50 Feeling 40.

The most popular item on A Well Styled Life this week is these lucite earrings from Alexis Bittar.

I’m a huge fan of Alexa Bittar.

“Alexis Bittar bought his first block of Lucite in 1990 and holed up in his apartment to figure out how to carve it into the jewelry vision he had. Now over 25 years later, that original vision of handcrafted jewelry is still a core pillar of our brand and reinforced by our factory in Industry City, Brooklyn where all our Lucite styles are hand-crafted on site.”

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Here are some other pieces from his new spring collection.

 

 

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

 

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75 Comments

  1. Linda Fuller
    April 3, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    Tweets are classics in jackets. Made for upscale attire. The shorter length for the pants are not becoming for the jacket. Put on a white long sleeve cotton shirt with a tee and classic black pants and you could set the world on fire!

  2. MRSBEN2
    March 22, 2020 / 5:33 am

    I actually like the dress but envision it on someone much younger than myself. As to the the jacket and the cropped pants do love both, however not so much together as would prefer ankle length for the latter due to the shorter length sleeve being on the jacket which appears to be somewhere in between standard ones. In respect to the shirt; a yes to it but not as displayed with said garments and though I do like the design/color of the tote, would opt for something smaller (as the days of carrying around ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ are over for me … lol!)

  3. Rose
    March 21, 2020 / 8:13 pm

    I really like the pant outfit. I would like the pants to be narrower though. The dress is cute but I just really don’t wear them anymore especially sleeveless.

  4. Janet D.
    March 21, 2020 / 6:19 pm

    I’m afraid the dress is a hard pass for me: I don’t like the fabric or length & it’s way too frou-frou for me with all the ruffles & fringe. I REALLY like the blouse & would wear it a lot, including with those capris (love the colour!) although I might haul out my sewing machine & narrow the legs. The blouse would also look great with white or pale pink jeans & black sandals & accessories! Yum! But that jacket is a no. To my eye it looks like someone found it in Grandma’s closet & threw it on for a laugh. The look just doesn’t work for me: too short, too fussy with the fringe & too classic/old-fashioned — but I have 2 friends it would look sensational on, so it’s all just a matter of personal taste & style & I’m OK with that 🙂 I do like the colours for spring, though.

  5. Becky
    March 21, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    The dress is a little too cutesy for me with it’s ruffled hem. I like the jacket & the shirt but not together. I am not a fan of pattern mixing & the short over long look is just too messy for my taste. The pants are definite no because wide cropped pants on short legs are not a good thing.

  6. Phyllis Hughes
    March 21, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    I like both outfits today. I would prefer a scoop neck on the dress. I would need to try it on, but with a change to the neckline, I believe I could wear it. Oh, and taking about six inches off the bottom so I wasn’t tripping on the hem. 😁. I would prefer a solid top with the crops, but that is just my preference for solid colors over plaids. I found a piece of boucle in my fabric stash this week and have been thinking of making a jacket very similar to the one on the mannequin.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:03 pm

      Sewing that jacket would be a fun way to spend your time! Thanks for sharing your ideas

  7. Eve
    March 21, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    I like the jacket. I have a long brown denim skirt that I wear with a white top in summer with a jacket like this. We get chilly even in summer near the water. I like the dress and up its a maybe.
    I’m glad you are still putting on your blog. I’ve got used to you as my mother in law use to say to me. LOL

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:05 pm

      I’m glad you’re here Eve! I’ve gotten used to you too 🙂

  8. Jean
    March 21, 2020 / 2:43 pm

    Yes, I like and would definitely try both! I really like the pink and pattern of the dress as well as midi length, and the pink tweed jacket could be worn dresses up or with jeans! I’m interested in these items, but the description did not include the name of the store where these mannequins were on display. Would you share? Thank you!
    Jean

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:07 pm

      These are from Neiman Marcus in Palm Desert. I’m sorry I have no links for you.

  9. Renee
    March 21, 2020 / 11:57 am

    I would not do the dress , the neck is too high for a sleeveless dress that I would presumably be wearing in the summer, I would do the jacket outfit , I love tweed and I think pattern mixing is fun , my husband would look at me funny , 😂but he’d get over it …

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:08 pm

      I like your attitude Renee

  10. Cyndi
    March 21, 2020 / 11:18 am

    Personally, while the dress would be cute on others, it wouldn’t be my personal choice: sleeveless, the high neckline, the ruffles, the long tie belt… I like all three pieces on the other outfit but IMHO, together it looks like a hot mess. I only consider plaids that are matched at the side seams, which we can’t see.

  11. Anon
    March 21, 2020 / 10:45 am

    At the moment, I will wear anything. Can you say blue vinyl gloves, a mask, a beanie cap, polyester clothing, etc.? And nobody bats an eye. Nobody. A week ago, they would have.

    But I like the dress. Some day when we are able to expose skin again, I would wear it with a jacket.

    The only bright spot on the horizon is all the sunblock I won’t have to use.

    • Mary ann Doerzbacher
      March 21, 2020 / 1:16 pm

      Yep. I got it! We are in the same boat. Hopefully one day soon. Though I do recommend going out for a walk in the sun. Just feels good. Safe distance…

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:09 pm

      Hang in there! XX

  12. beth byrd
    March 21, 2020 / 10:43 am

    Oh I love that jacket. And I really like it paired with that black and white print, only it would have to be different style of blouse, perhaps one cut a little shorter. I like it with those pants, but like others mentioned above, I’d prefer full length pants. All in all, I love the color and texture of this outfit!

    The dress is quite lovely. I’m not into ruffles, but this dress appeals to me. Of course I would have to try it on as I have no idea if it would work for me.

  13. Susan McClelland
    March 21, 2020 / 10:26 am

    Yeah for pink! I would definitely wear the pants and the shirt, but pass on the jacket. It’s too fussy for me and won’t fit my lifestyle (soon to retire and start a horticulture studies). I really like the patten and the length of the dress. However, like other readers, I’m not a fan of the neckline.

    happy weekend to all.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:11 pm

      Happy Weekend Susan!

  14. Ann T Ruble
    March 21, 2020 / 10:09 am

    Jennifer, thanks for continuing this series. I like the pink pants and top and would definitely wear them. The jacket would be a bit of a stretch; pairing it with the shirt is a little busy for me. I like the flowiness of the dress, but I wouldn’t wear it: too frilly, and I’m not a big fan of sleeveless since my arms are a bit heavy. I’m petite, so the length of the dress might also weigh me down and make me look dowdy.

  15. Joanna
    March 21, 2020 / 10:07 am

    The dress is very cute. I would wear it if I was in my 20. It’s too sweet for a 66 year old.

    I like the tweed jacket and would wear that with chinos or jeans. I don’t think it goes with the cropped pants, nor the untucked shirt. A nice bamboo tee tucked into your pants would take the Chanel inspired jacket from dressy to casual which suits my lifestyle. I would wear the cropped pink pants with a white tee shirt or the black & pink shirt with the sleeves rolled up to show some arm.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks for sharing how you’d style these

  16. Jayne Forbes
    March 21, 2020 / 9:59 am

    Hi Jenifer, I love the jacket and would wear it with jeans or more formally with a dress. Worn with the shirt on display is not my taste. Nor is the dress as I am too short. It would look lovely on a taller skinnier person.

    Jayne
    Vancouver

  17. Suzi
    March 21, 2020 / 9:49 am

    Jennifer do you know the maker of the pink tote?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 9:59 am

      Sorry, I don’t. It’s from Neiman Marcus so you might be able to find it. I couldn’t.

    • Cee Pluse
      March 21, 2020 / 11:05 am

      It definitely looks like a Prada bag because of the handle attachments, similar to this one (I couldn’t find an exact match):

      Hope this helps!

  18. Gail G Pryse
    March 21, 2020 / 9:26 am

    I like the idea generally. I am a big fan of mixed prints. However, I think the black in the plaid blouse is too heavy of a color for that outfit. If it were a softer grey, I think I would like the mix. I don’t wear a lot of tweed since I work in a casual environment, but I think the pink tweed is pretty. As for the pants, I am a 5’4″ absolute pear-shape, and I couldn’t wear those pants. I would need them longer, perhaps an ankle pant. Stay safe everyone!

  19. Lily
    March 21, 2020 / 9:12 am

    I wore grey and black all week. Fit my mood. Today I am actually wearing pink. I love pink, so I would stop and admire this display. The dress is not my preferred silhouette. I want to like the pants, but I wouldn’t wear a cropped pant with a wide leg opening. The winning piece for me this week is the jacket. I have been looking for just this jacket.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 10:00 am

      Thanks Lily. Have a great Saturday

  20. Eileen
    March 21, 2020 / 8:10 am

    I’m glad to see your blog, thanks. And the colors are pretty, I like pink. As a pear shape, with petite features, the scale of plaid and print, are too large. I have pink jeans, but cropped doesn’t suit my shape. The jacket shape is nice, but my preference is for natural fibers, and many of the current Chanel styles are not in natural fibers. I would remake the Chanel, jacket in cotton, lengthen the pant, Style with a small striped boat neck top, and change the large bag to a small bag.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 10:47 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas, Eileen. They sound perfect for you.

  21. Nancy
    March 21, 2020 / 8:00 am

    One reason I check out fashion blogs is to get inspired to use the pieces I have in new ways. I have a similar blouse, jacket and pants but probably wouldn’t have thought to use them together. Thank you. Not as inspired about the dress the pattern is too large for me and I have never likes ruffles.

  22. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    March 21, 2020 / 7:50 am

    For me, the dress is a no for several reasons. The pattern doesn’t appeal to me, I don’t like the tie at the waist, and the ruffles are too girly looking, but the biggest reason that I wouldn’t consider wearing it is the neckline. Since having extensive surgery on my neck I find high, snug necklines very uncomfortable. Assuming that they fit well and I liked the feel of the fabric, I would wear all three pieces in the other outfit, but not together. I’d wear the pants and the plaid shirt together, but without the jacket or the pants and jacket together with a plain white top.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks for sharing how you could style these Elaine

  23. Leslie
    March 21, 2020 / 7:41 am

    I like the pants and jacket together. I think I’d wear a white T-shirt instead of the blouse. I like the blouse and would wear it with the pants just not with the jacket. The dress is cute. I’m not sure what it would look like on me but I would try it on to see.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 10:48 am

      Glad to hear you’d try on the dress. We often get surprised at how things look on our body vs the hanger.

  24. Janet
    March 21, 2020 / 7:07 am

    I like the way the colors & textures of the jacket and blouse complement each other and I would definitely wear that outfit except with longer pants and a smaller bag.
    The large pattern on the dress would overwhelm me, and I don’t like the ruffles around the deep armholes or the large ruffle at the bottom.
    Thanks for keeping up with WYWI and for brightening up a solitary weekend (and week!)

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 8:04 am

      Happy Weekend Janet

  25. Linda GR
    March 21, 2020 / 6:47 am

    I like the color and patterns of the outfits, but I’d not put the plaid shirt with the tweed jacket. It just not appeal to me. I would, however, try the jacket with the dress. I like the trousers, but I’d need a regular misses size to see if they would come down to my ankles. I don’t really care for the ruffled tier on the dress, but I would try it on and then make final judgement. I would probably try and find a belt that would go with the dress and replace the self-belt. Might try the belt as a scarf.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 8:02 am

      Thanks for sharing your ideas. Love the belt as scarf idea.

  26. Pauline
    March 21, 2020 / 6:44 am

    The dress is a definite NO for me. The jacket with the pants, or the shirt with the pants but not all three together would work for me. I think I would look better in a darker colored pant because I’m not as thin as the mannequin though!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:56 am

      Great point! Very few of us are as thin as mannequins.

  27. Lizette
    March 21, 2020 / 6:44 am

    I thought the shirt was the problem for me but it’s not. Instead I would switch out either the shirt or the jacket. They just don’t have the same look and don’t work together. One or the other would be great with these pants but not both at the same time. I have shorter legs on a longer torso and cropped pant don’t enhance my legs. Love the pants otherwise though and the color is wonderful. The bag works too. I like a big tote bags like that.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:54 am

      I’m challenged by crop pants too but love the modern vibe

  28. SDMann
    March 21, 2020 / 6:40 am

    I would like to try the pants but didn’t see where they came from. Dress is cute for much younger person.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:53 am

      I couldn’t find links for these, sorry

  29. MP
    March 21, 2020 / 6:21 am

    Love the tweed jacket. I would wear it with cropped dark wash jeans, a navy tshirt, and the pale pink handbag. The pink pants are cute but I don’t like the width of the crop so no.
    The dress fabric is cute, but the tier near the knees is where you lost me. It just adds fullness is a strange way. I don’t like the scarf belt.
    Happy Saturday everyone!

  30. Fonda Gantt
    March 21, 2020 / 6:02 am

    The dress on the left is not a style is not something I could wear. But the pattern I would not wear on anything. No offense to anyone but it is a very ugly dress in my opinion. I like the pant outfit. All pieces are my colors, looks modern. I like it.

  31. Jen
    March 21, 2020 / 5:48 am

    I love that dress. I love the jacket and the pants but would wear the jacket with white jeans and a tshirt. The pants, I’d wear with a chambray top. Thank you for bringing some colour to all of us. Cheerful is exactly what we need right now! Stay safe. Xx

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:50 am

      I love the chambray idea:) I’d wear the jacket with white jeans too. Stay well. Xx

  32. Linda
    March 21, 2020 / 5:41 am

    The jacket and pants are lovely. I would change the shirt to a simple bone colored silk shirt with no collar and short sleeves.

    The dress is pretty colors but the capped arm holes would only call attention to my old lady arms so I would not wear it.

    We are surviving here in Texas. My school District closed but we will continue to teach, just online and we will continue to get paid so big sigh of relief there.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:44 am

      That is a big sigh of relief. Kids need to keep occupied or their parents will go crazy. Thanks!

  33. RoseAG
    March 21, 2020 / 5:38 am

    I don’t know that I’d wear any of these things, but the pairing of the jacket and the plaid shirt inspires me. I like it.
    It’s been very warm and this weekend’s project is to get my Spring boxes out and move clothes around. It’s cooling off today which is good. I didn’t want to go straight from Winter into Summer. We’ll see how this inspiration influences what I put together.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:42 am

      I love that you use these for inspiration Rose. Have fun!

  34. Paulette Levy
    March 21, 2020 / 5:33 am

    Love the springtime feel! The dress Is a bit long for my body type. I’d love it if it hit just at my knee . So pretty!
    The Pants outfit us very nice with the exception of the blouse! Too long and rather unkempt appearing to suit me. I’d switch the blouse to something in similar colors but a tad more structured and shorter .

  35. Sharon
    March 21, 2020 / 5:27 am

    Love all the pieces except the length/style of the pants. Cropped bells are not a good look to me.
    Even the skinny mannequin looks chopped off. However, I love the color of the pant.
    Great jacket and plaid top. The dress is too ruffled for me, but love the color/pattern.

  36. Donna
    March 21, 2020 / 5:15 am

    I love the colours of the dress but personally I find the ruffled hem line just too much for me. The ruffles at the collar and shoulders along with the fringe belt and overall pattern make the dress busy enough without the added ruffled hem line.

    I love the blazer. It’s a classic cut and beautiful colours. You could dress it up or down. It’s a great option.

    I love the colour of the pants but I’m still on the fence about this style. I’m would be worried that the length and the bell bottoms would highlight my “cankles” (swollen ankles) And make me look shorter than I already am. The pants do go nicely with the blazer.

    I like the shirt but I would never wear pattern on pattern, I just can’t do it no matter how stylish it is. I would wear the shirt with Solid white, black or pink jeans or pants.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:39 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas Donna

  37. Joyce Reardon
    March 21, 2020 / 5:13 am

    I like the tweed jacket. The way it’s puts together looks messy to me. I’m a classic person, so no to the dress either. Stay safe!

  38. Pamela Over 50 Feeling 40
    March 21, 2020 / 4:59 am

    The dress is pretty, but would not flatter my curves or arms. I might try on the other outfit just to push my boundaries and see what it would like. Love all three pieces but maybe not together. Would need to try it on. The display is pretty for spring!

  39. Diane B
    March 21, 2020 / 4:51 am

    The dress is pretty, but I would need sleeves and a lower neckline. The jacket is something I would wear, but not with the blouse hanging out the bottom. The pants would be fine if they went to the shoe. I still do not like that length on me with a wide bottom. I would probably wear the jacket with jeans and add a chunky necklace, push up the sleeves and add a couple bracelets. Glad you have a secret stash of Would you Wear it items.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:16 pm

      I don’t have many but I’m glad I have them too. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon so I can go try some on.

  40. Jan
    March 21, 2020 / 4:50 am

    There are several items in my closet that get passed over now and need to be donated. I certainly don’t need to add to the collection! Lol I love looking at both of these outfits but it’s a “no” for me personally. You shouldn’t need to try that hard to make something work for you.
    Have a safe and kind weekend everyone. 💕

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 5:17 pm

      Have a great weekend Jan

  41. Scarlett
    March 21, 2020 / 4:50 am

    The dress is a definite no for me. If I wore dresses they wouldn’t have ruffles or a large print like this one. I love the tweed jacket + pants + purse look but that shirt throws a big ole ‘no way’ into the whole look. However the shirt + pants would work. Thanks for sharing!

    • Beth
      March 23, 2020 / 9:47 pm

      I completely agree with Scarlett!! that shirt looks comical with the rest of the outfit. I don’t wear dresses or pants that don’t come all the way to the top of my shoes. I love the color of the pants though and the jacket. A different top would make this a really cute outfit. I know they could have come up with a better option. : )

  42. Sandy
    March 21, 2020 / 4:33 am

    The dress is everything I avoid for my age and body type….high neckline, below knee length, patterned fabric, sleeveless and belted waist. The 2nd one with the tweed jacket and plaid top is too much and would overwhelm my petite frame. It looks like a hot mess to me. I prefer more of a classic styling that looks more put together. I don’t like pants that are baggy at the bottom. I much prefer a straight leg look. So in answer to your question….neither of these would be good looks for me.

  43. Cathy Cunningham
    March 21, 2020 / 4:29 am

    I would love to have the tweed jacket. I would not pair it with the blouse as shown.
    .

  44. Susan
    March 21, 2020 / 4:29 am

    The only item I don’t care for is the blouse. Love the print dress and the tweed jacket. Always like the Chanel look, but would put other blouses with the jacket and perhaps pair with jeans or white slacks. The dress could stand alone with a cardi or jean jacket for evening. Always interesting to see what you ladies find each weekend.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:26 am

      Thanks Susan. Happy Saturday

  45. Lisa
    March 21, 2020 / 4:04 am

    The tweed jacket and pants are cute, but the color is a no for me. Unfortunately, I think that’s part of the appeal – the soft colors. I like the dress on the mannequin, but it wouldn’t work for me on multiple levels.

  46. Linda J
    March 21, 2020 / 3:44 am

    I’m going to say a no for me on these. I don’t like the print on the dress, I think it’s too overwhelming for me. I don’t like the high collar. I’m fine with sleeveless, but I’m not crazy about the ruffles. I wouldn’t wear the other outfit either. The colors are nice but it’s just not something I would wear. I like the look of the Tweed jacket, but I’ve tried things like that on before and they just don’t look good on me. Also I like the idea of colored pants, but I know I would never wear them if they were in my closet

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 21, 2020 / 7:24 am

      Thanks for sharing why Linda. Happy weekend

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