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Back view of outfit with Calvin Klein jacket, Halogen skirt, tights, Nicole fall sandals and Modalo Pippa bag (all own)

Duffle coat cut with the female body in mind

I always adored my husbands duffel coat. What I did not like about duffel coats was their straight up-and-down cut that does not do anything good for my frame. I got really excited when I saw this duffel coat inspired jacket at a consignment store in town. What a suprise! It was not only brand new and half the original price, but it also is slightly nipped in at the waist. It also had the things to look for when buying a duffel coat . Moreover, it fits like a glove. Thus, I could not resist. Calvin Klein is also one of the designer/brands to look for in thrift shops and consignment stores.

midlife fashion blogger in duffle coat, tweed skirt, fall sandals and turquoise tight
Calvin Klein duffel coat inspired jacket with Halogen tweed skirt, Modalo Pippa bag, GNW tights, teal silk scarf, and Nicole fall sandals (all own)

A tweed skirt is an unexpected cut and color looks modern

I found this skirt on sale when I was in Boulder. I was looking for a new plaid skirt as my favorite plaid skirt fell apart after about 12 winters of regular wear. Do you wear high quality clothes that long?

But when I saw this beauty I had to have it as it was made with my colors teal, black, gray. Furthermore, it well fit around my bum and is high waisted. I am a sucker for high-waist skirts and pants. Another thing I liked about this skirt are the vertical seams. They elongate my lower torso and make my legs look longer than they are.

Tweed is tricky to wear in midlife. One must be careful not to look conservative and Old Lady. However, there are some tricks tips how to style tweed in a modern way.

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Side view of fall office look with GNW luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tights, black pearl necklace, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle and Nicole suede fall sandals (all own)

Bias-cut plaid is so chic

Well, I am still on the hunt for the perfect replacement of my plaid skirt. I want a bias cut as it flows so nicely. It should be just over the knees and relatively straight, i.e. not A-line or flared. Brown with pink would be cool. Furthermore, it should fulfill all my requirements on buying a great plaid skirt. Have you seen something like that lately?

Anyhow, when it comes to wearing tartan to this office it’s important to go for a sophisticated plaid outfit. Unless you have a job planting trees, driving a truck or making lumber, a flannel plaid shirt is not work appropriate. 😉

mature fashion woman in tweed skirt and sweater
Outfit details: GNW luxe sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tights, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Hermes collier de chain bangle, and Nicole fall suede sandals (all own)


Do you like duffle coats? Do you like tweed or plaid better? How do you style your tweed? I am curious. Linkup your examples below in addition to your OOTD.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the party. Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most which was Tiina L.’s who is the blogger of Elegance Revisited. Sherry from Big Girls Guide became My Fav OOTD of the last party. Isn’t her motorcycle jacket unique? <3

Winners of the Title Top of the World OOTD
Top of the World Style OOTD Readers’ Fav and My Fav Tiina L. and Sherry, respectively. Photos from these ladies’ posts

Here comes a surprise – buttons for the Top of the World OOTD

Please feel free to grab them when you won the respective award in the past. Add them to your featured/award page or in your side bar when you like.

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Now let me introduce you to my co-host Leah from Radical Redneck Diva. She is working toward inclusion and equality for all. She shares her thoughts on fashion, politics, and the intersections between fashion and politics. On her blog you can find personal style, reports on concerts, parties, and other local goings-on. She says she is “A rebel girl in a capitalist world, with Louboutin taste on a Payless budget.” Please stop by her blog to say Hi and follow her.

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