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yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

here are two of my favorite items from the Talbots Fall Classics series. in that post, the yellow driving mocs and yellow blazer were dressed up with navy blue hampton pants and blue cashmere sweater. today’s look is more relaxed with the yellow jacket popped over a plaid button-up similar here and blue jeans. there’s something smart about a yellow and blue color combo. it’s cheerful and likable and if you wanted to jazz the ootd up a bit bring in hues of orange-yellow, bluestone, or bahama blue. here’s a website called color combinations which will help in your quest to pick the right color palette. typically i use a scarf, nature, or even napkins to help guide my choices.

so what’s the big deal about this diamond weave jacket? it’s unfussy with its smooth, sleek silhouette and the stand-up collar sets it apart from a typical blazer. suede driving mocs, on the other hand, are a practical and sophisticated shoe that will become my go-to all season long. originally, driving mocassins with rubber grommet soles were invented for men who wanted extra grip while driving expensive Italian roadsters. seventy years later men and women (i love when we ‘borrow from the boys’) don these comfy shoes that are meant to be bold. and they’re meant to be worn without socks (or at least invisible socks). think casual when you wear them: lunch with friends or a movie. and slim skinny jeans are a perfect choice, but chinos or shorts look great with driving mocs too. guess what mr. style and i are up to later today? a movie date to watch the latest rendition of A Star is Born. the previews look sooo good. fingers crossed it lives up to my expectations.

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

denim | similar plaid shirt | jacket | shoes | handbag | belt | lip shade cream coral

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

denim | similar plaid shirt | jacket | shoes | handbag | belt | lip shade cream coral

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

denim | similar plaid shirt | jacket | shoes | handbag | belt | lip shade cream coral

yellow blazer, plaid shirt, yellow driving moc's

the first week of october is almost in the books. stay tuned to tomorrow’s post where i share a few tailgating recipes!

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  • Sue Smith
    October 4, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Such a bright pop of color. I have a Talbots jacket in that color from another year, and will enjoy getting it out again this year. Come cooler weather, I love being able to bring in color when so many fall/winter clothes tend towards muted tones. Looks fabulous!

    • beth djalali
      October 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

      fall colors tend to be muted tones don’t they sue? always nice to bring in alternatives. when is your upcoming surgery? let me know if you get a chance. xo

      • Sue Smith
        October 6, 2018 at 11:15 am

        You’re sweet to remember. I was told back in March that my RA disease activity levels were too high to allow surgery, so I have been in agony since then–FINALLY I was given the ok to go forward with surgery, (even though with 3 strong RA meds, I’m still in the high range of disease activity levels) and I meet the surgeon on Oct 11th to get the first knee started! I told my rheumatologist I have to move forward. I’m literally crunching bone on bone when I walk. RA has taken its toll. So I now have RA and OA. Wish me luck…I know it will be a long haul with two to do. I also had to recently have another emergency surgery and now I’m told I need cataract surgery as well. It’s been quite a year for medical issues! I’ll be bionic soon. xo

  • moiraeve1
    October 4, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for the reference to the color combination website. Great resource!

    • beth djalali
      October 6, 2018 at 8:37 am

      isn’t that a good resource? works for fashion and interior design. win/win. xo

  • Rebecca Saffer
    October 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Looking great in this outfit Beth! I heard the movie is terrific, enjoy.

    • beth djalali
      October 6, 2018 at 8:37 am

      just love adding yellow into the mix. it’s such a happy color! xo

  • Diane
    October 4, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Just a comment, wonder if ohers agree…
    I wore pointy shoes ( like these shown ) in heels & flats my entire life. Now in my early 70’s sudden development of pain
    In toes requing ortho surgery. I loved the look. Paying for it now. Rounded or square shape is better, but there often isn’t much of that around. We follow fashion, wear pointy toes without thinking. We don’t demand alternatives..

    • beth djalali
      October 6, 2018 at 8:36 am

      i have shared alternatives on occasion. check out adrian allen shoes or easy spirit or jambu. but it’s challenging to make a comfortable and good looking shoe. i typically size up with pointy-toed shoes so they don’t pinch. and honestly, if you made it to your seventies without any problems that’s a victory in itself. can you imagine our joints hauling our bodies around for that length of time? it’s an amazing machine but it does wear down over time. xo

  • Linda
    October 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Love this look! Wow! 🌸🍃

    xxx, Linda
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