black watch plaid

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a black watch plaid blazer, tissue turtleneck, dark rinse denim, and navy blue loafers

who enjoyed their thanksgiving feast as much as i did? maybe i savored my turkey fixings a lit-le too much if the number staring at me from the bathroom scale is any indication… i swear those mashed potatoes were worth it at the time, and the pecan pie too. let’s not forget the whipped cream. but i have my work cut out for me this week. maybe next. it’s time to get healthy meal plans back in the rotation and cork that wine bottle. it was a lovely long weekend spent with two out of three kiddos home with us. they helped trim the christmas tree, and i finagled with decorations. let the christmas music play!

to get into the festive spirit, i’m wearing a black watch plaid blazer from Talbots trimmed in velvet last seen here. it’s paired with a tissue tee turtleneck from J.Crew that’s a lighter version of the traditional turtleneck and a great layering piece. dark rinse skinny jeans from Ann Taylor,  modern loafers from Everlane, and hobo handbag finish off this simple but chic ootd that’s perfect for so many occasions. i wore this outfit to sunday brunch at one of our favorite restaurants Five and Ten. and, yes, i skipped the waffles with praline pecans. but they sorely tempted me that’s for certain.

denim | turtleneck | blazer | shoes | handbag | lip shade pirate

denim | turtleneck | blazer | shoes | handbag | lip shade pirate

denim | turtleneck | blazer | shoes | handbag | lip shade pirate

my peloton is beckoning me, ladies, but have a wonderful day!

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my favorite brands for classic style

Talbots: since 1947 Talbots has been delivering timeless and timely fashion. i shop at this store for many things but i particularly love RSVP Occasion.

Gap: founded by the Fisher family in 1969 Gap went from selling levi’s and lp records to private-label merchandise in 1974. there are several brands underneath the Gap Family: Gap, Old Navy, and my two favorites Banana Republic and Athleta

J.Crew: what started as a catalog company in 1983 has become one of the most iconic american retailers. this is one of the first stores i shop for blazers.

L.K. Bennett: this affordable luxury brand was started by linda bennett in london in 1990. i love their shoes but especially their boots.

Levi’s: what can i say about this iconic brand that brought us the first blue jean other than i adore them! they still carry the original trucker jacket a.k.a. denim jacket.

Ralph Lauren: i could wear Ralph Lauren head-to-toe on any given day. but i can always count on ralph for classic outerwear

Boden: founded in 1991 by johnnie boden.  Boden initially launched with eight menswear products. womenswear was introduced in 1992. their sweaters always catch my eye.

Ann Taylor: ann always carries those ‘outfit basics’ every wardrobe needs. i’m a big fan of their denim.

Tory Burch: love tory’s take on sporty casual. but i can always count on this brand for timeless handbags.

Theory: clean and sophisticated Theory has a nice compilation of best sellers.

Chanel: this luxury designer has delivered trends that turned into timeless classics since coco was at the helm. chance by chanel is my go-to fragrance. i’m also a big fan of their lipsticks.

Burberry: this is one brand that has consistently delivered iconic elegance for decades whether it’s their signature trench or field jacket.

St. John: if you want classic knitwear look no further. love their sportswear.

Everlane: this is a new brand with a fabulous online presence and two brick and mortar stores on either coast. there are quite a few key pieces i like from this brand. but their cashmere and loafers are top-notch.

  • Jackie
    November 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    might I be so bold to ask how warm is a tissue polo? Even though we live in the sub tropics there are a couple of weeks in Winter this year when I wore my cashmere polo neck and a coat. Weird I know. Just wondering if they may fit the bill and likely to pop over to get a couple. Black watch by the way is just delightful and for me is a break between all black or navy for meetings. Looks like Talbots have done a nice job there

    • beth djalali
      December 12, 2018 at 9:20 am

      hi jackie! apologies for the tardy response. this time of year gets tricky for me to stay abreast with all things connected with the blog. but a tissue turtleneck is very lightweight and thin. more along the lines of a t-shirt so it’s a great alternative to a sweater. hope this helps! xo

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