the sunday brief | top ten spring favorites

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a textured ivory blazer, ivory scalloped shell, dark rinse skinny jeans, snakeskin sandals and wicker handbag

good morning, good morning, good morning! can you believe this is the last sunday in april? spring is in full swing. before we head straight into summer, let’s take a look at the spring blog posts that resonated with you. since march was a blur thanks to my visits to HSN. i need to double-up this month and share your favorite posts from march and april.

many of you have written asking when i will be back on HSN talking about Lemon Way. although i loved my on-air time and guest appearances as a style expert. hopping on a plane twice a month to tampa along with 2 a.m. appearances really took a toll on my schedule. twenty-four hour television seven days a week is a crazy lifestyle. one i decided wasn’t suited for me. let me tell you the blog keeps me hopping all on its own! but it was a fantastic experience to appear on HSN and one that i will treasure.

are you ready for the top ten spring favorites? let’s dig in.

march

halsbrook

timeless classic | shirtdress

my love for timeless classics is the cornerstone of the blog. timeless classics serve a purpose. first, they are fashionable. second, classics go beyond trends. third, their cost-per-wear can turn them into investment pieces. one such timeless classic that makes my top ten list time-after-time is the mighty shirtdress. similar dress here, here, and here.

beth from Style at a Certain Age travels in style in a pinstripe blazer, white button down, blue jeans, and black slides

airport travel style

similar blazer, shirt, denim, similar mules, similar loafers, carry on.

there’s been more than one business trip in the past month! good golly but i’m getting the hang of airport travel style. and i’m able to pack my bags in about ten minutes or less. yes, with my frequent trips to st. petersburg, florida to visit HSN my travel game was on. read all about airport travel style and what’s in my carry on.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a puffer jacket, navy blue knit blazer, novelty sweater, pink gingham check shirt and blue jeans

how to wear a knit blazer

similar denim | shirt | similar sweater | similar blazer | puffer jacket | similar shoes | handbag

this post dissected why i’m loyal and shop certain brands year after year. since i love the classics Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Tory Burch, St. John Knits, Theory, or Talbots are all on style repeat. to find out why read how to wear a knit blazer.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

classic style series | chinos, pumps, and blazer

similar chinos | blouse | blazer | similar pumps | similar clutch | necklace | lip shade temptation

at the beginning of 2019 i started the classic style series on instagram. each week i choose a style icon past or present and replicate their outfit. this series is loads of fun to research and execute.  jackie kennedy, princess diana and amal clooney have made appearances. read more about the classic style series | chinos, pumps, and blazer.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a ruffled yellow blouse, white denim, jean jacket, suede driving mocs, and a red camera handbag

denim | similar blouse | jean jacket | similar handbag | similar shoes here and here

table setting

fwo | greek chicken sheet pan dinner

placemats | napkins | pitcher | water glasses | serving platter | side dish

fridays with oscar continues to be a favorite post. it happens to be mine too. there’s nothing better than sharing a recipe and cocktail with you week after week. greek chicken sheet pan dinner was a hit. it’s easy to make and can feed a crowd. plus, you get to see oscar. even ollie pops up now and then.

april

how to lose weight the faster way

how to lose weight the FASTer way

pants | hoodie

every month i try to share my fitness journey with you that started in january 2018. health and wellness are so important at any age but especially as we age. and we are never too old to make changes to our diet and exercise. i’m always delighted to read your comments and emails that share your fitness journey with me. the sentiments are more or less the same “thank you for sharing Faster Way to Fat Loss i signed up, lost weight. but more importantly, have more energy and feel great.”  so let’s keep it up, ladies! if you’re interested in learning more please read how to lose weight the FASTer way. FWTFL is spreading like wildfire and for good reason. this lifestyle works! the next round starts may 6th.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a textured ivory blazer, ivory scalloped shell, dark rinse skinny jeans, snakeskin sandals and wicker handbag

my favorite way to wear jeans

denim | similar shell | similar blazer | sandals | handbag | charm bracelet

this post is tied into my classic series on instagram. while doing research it dawned on me that even the most fashionable style icons have a style uniform! say what? yes, style icons understand that a style uniform keeps their wardrobe balanced, giving them the perfect mix between modern and classic fashion. my go-to style uniform is the 4b’s blazer, button-down, blue jeans, and ballet flats. but there are tweaks here and there. don’t forget to read my favorite way to wear jeans. the second popular post in april.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a black jumpsuit, gold sandals, gold belt, and gold clutch handbag

how to wear a jumpsuit

jumpsuit | sandals |bracelet | similar belt | similar clutch | earrings | lip shade exotica | sunglasses

this up for anything black jumpsuit from Ralph Lauren has a flattering bateau neck and tapered legs. it can be dressed up for dinner and a show or dressed down for “let’s do coffee.” for a casual cool outfit that takes sixty seconds to create throw on a denim jacket and white sneakers. voila, instant casual chic. how to wear a jumpsuit resonated with you as much as me. absolutely love this jumpsuit that’s comfortable, chic and versatile.

6 american classic must-have’s

since the blog’s inception, the cornerstone has been built on classic style. the love affair began innocently enough at the tender age of twelve. it was a cold wintry saturday afternoon spent at the movie theater watching love story spring to life on the silver screen. movies are a wonderful source of fashion inspiration. this movie is proof. when this blockbuster film burst onto the scene in 1970, it sparked my eternal love with american classic style. oh sure, i was moved to tears with the tragic love story. but it was the fashion that caught my attention and my heart. ‘cuz i fell in love with ever. single. outfit. the young heroine wore. to learn more about my love story with classic style you won’t want to miss 6 american classic must-have’s

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a tweed jacket from JC Penney, yellow tie blouse, distressed denim and sandals

spring arrivals JC Penney

denim | c/o top | c/o jacket | c/o shoes | c/o earrings | similar handbag | sunglasses | lip shade exotica

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears wide leg pants from JC Penney, and a sleeveless blouse

c/o pants | similar top | shoes | similar handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a midi skirt from J.C. Penney, white tee, and yellow cardigan

c/o skirt | tee | cardigan | c/o shoes | belt | similar handbag

rounding out the top five posts for april is spring arrivals JC Penney. yes, jacques penne, as my mother lovingly referred to this brand has some adorable and affordable spring clothes. recently, i had the pleasure to partner with JC Penney on Instagram the past few months. but i just knew my blog readers would enjoy a glimpse of the cute outfits i put together. guess what? my blog readers loved the outfits! stay tuned for a future post where i’ll share several more outfits from JC Penney.

here are the top ten items you shopped for in march and april.

longchamp 21" expandable tote

le pliage 21″ expandable carry on

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Boden yellow blazer, chambray shirt, white denim and striped shoes

poppy pointed toe shoe

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a stripe t-shirt, black yoga pants, and white track jacket

the jacket

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a puffer jacket, navy blue knit blazer, novelty sweater, pink gingham check shirt and blue jeans

aberdeen knit blazer

beth from Style at a Certain Age travels in style in a pinstripe blazer, white button down, blue jeans, and black slides

sam edelman mules

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears black and white floral ankle pants, black crewneck sweater, black pearl embellished sandals, and straw handbag

bamboo handle handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, polka dot top, white chinos and wicker handbag

dot embroidered shell

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a black jumpsuit, gold sandals, gold belt, and gold clutch handbag

 nest jewelry earrings

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears boyfriend jeans, graphic tee, tweed blazer and pink kitten heels

lady jacket

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

gingham trenchcoat

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a black jumpsuit, gold sandals, gold belt, and gold clutch handbag

jumpsuit

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white girlfriend chinos, white muscle tee, gray cardigan, and brown sandals

girlfriend chinos

beth from Style at a Certain Age travels in style in a pinstripe blazer, white button down, blue jeans, and black slides

vintage straight leg jeans

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Banana Republic stripe sweater, white denim and a jean jacket

denim military jacket

happy sunday, ladies. thanks so much for stopping by! 

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  • Suzi
    April 28, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Love them all but quick question, what type of watch are you always wearing? It never quite shows up. I love watches!!!

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      whenever i wear a new watch that’s available to shop i share the link. otherwise, my collection of watches is quite old. xo

  • Linda Anderson
    April 28, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Hi from Canada Beth. I’ve been following you for a couple of years now and really enjoy your posts. I’ve been doing some wardrobe tweaking and it’s made a big difference in how easily I can pull an outfit together. Just made your egg roll in a bowl for company dinner last night. It was simple to do and a real hit. Thanks! Keep well and enjoy your Sunday.

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      absolutely loved this dish! easy to make and delicious. xo

  • Mary
    April 28, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Interestingly article Beth. I’m glad to hear more JCP is coming. I like to mix all price points and EBay. Thanks

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      me too! high/low style is the way to go! xo

  • Mary C.
    April 28, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Hi, Beth. I love all of these picks, but my favorite on you is the black jumpsuit. Gorgeous!
    Mary

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      jumpsuits are so flattering and a nice change of pace from a dress. xo

  • Kimmerly Martin
    April 28, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Love the wardrobe. HOPE I CAN PULL IT AII TOGATHER

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      you dan do it, kimmerly! xo

  • Anne
    April 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Beth! What’s your favorite white blouse? We have similar builds and I would love a crisp white blouse that you frequently style.

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      one of my go-to white blouses is from ralph lauren. it’s poplin with princess seams for a tailored look. xo

  • Susan Caverno
    April 28, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Love your style and always positive attitude, Beth! You inspire me to update my own fashion style without settling for what’s in the closet. Friday’s with Oscar and Ollie lend cheer to my Friday’s. Thanks for showing that style is just as important in the sixties as any other time in life…

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      isn’t it good to know style has no age limit?! xo

  • Rebecca
    April 28, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I loved this roundup of favorite looks Beth. You always look stunning and show how classics can be fresh, modern looking and never boring or frumpy!

    • Beth Djalali
      April 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      and that’s just how classics should look – modern and fresh. xo

  • Laura Bervig
    May 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Can you tell me what pants you are wearing in the white jogger jacket photo? They are so cute!!

    • Beth Djalali
      May 2, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      those are Talbots yoga pants. xo

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