low country boil | top classic movie

it’s friday gang!  another busy week here over on the blog:  we rolled out definitive denim guide for fall in case you missed it.  i’ve got a new episode of my friday fives on YouTube.  this week i’m showcasing my top 5 mascara picks.  be sure to check out the video below. and of course, oscar and i have a great recipe for you this week.  in honor of the low country, we’ve put together a sheet pan, low country boil for you.  super easy to make.  and unbelievably delicious.  you’re not going to want to miss it! 

outfit of the day 

it’s casual friday here over at the office.  and today it’s all about comfort.  i’ve got a tissue turtleneck from J.Crew underneath a cozy lounge hoodie from Talbots.  when it’s dark, grey, and chilly like it is in Athens today, there’s nothing quite like bundling up in oversized hoodie.  i’ve got on a pair of boyfriend/girlfriend jeans today and rounded up these ones for you to try: jeans |  jeans 2 | jeans 3.  what’s perfect about this outfit is that you can lounge around in it for sure.  100%.  but if you just throw on a pair of ankle booties, you’re perfectly good to go out for a late lunch or early dinner. 

turtlneck | turtleneck 2 | turtleneck 3 | hoodie | hoodie 2 | hoodie 3 | jeans |  jeans 2 | jeans 3 | booties | booties 2 | booties 3

tablescape: minimalist fall flowers

this fall, i’ve focused on tablescapes that rotate out a in and out a core set of decorations.  the idea was to show you how much mileage you can get from an investment in a key set of items.  (here, here, and here.)  today, i want to demonstrate how much mileage you can get from simply being a minimalist.  

i’ve been all about the plaid napkins this year.  and notice how they pair perfectly with a floral bouquet i picked up from Trader Joes thrown in measuring jar.  easy peasy.  sometimes you don’t have to put a lot of effort to add a little life into your fall designs. 

entree: low country boil

in honor of living in the low country, today i’ve pulled together a sheet pan low country boil.  it absolutely could not be easier.  and it absolutely could not taste any better.  the key ingredient here is Old Bay Seasoning.  so check your spice closet and make sure you have it. 

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
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  1. 1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered
  2. 1 1/2 lb. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  3. 2 ears of corn, cut crosswise into 4 pieces each
  4. 2 links smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  5. 2 lemons, sliced
  6. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  7. 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  8. 2 tbsp. melted butter
  9. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  10. Kosher salt
  11. Freshly ground black pepper
  12. 2 tbsp. Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
  14. 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  15. 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
  16. 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  17. 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  18. Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook potatoes until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, shrimp, corn, sausage, lemons, garlic powder, Old Bay, melted butter, and oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until combined, then divide between two large baking sheets.
  3. Bake until shrimp is cooked through and corn is tender, 13 to 15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chives, Old Bay seasoning, Dijon, and lemon juice and zest.
  6. Garnish dish with parsley and serve with Old Bay Mayo.
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other than that, we’re simply going to throw together a few starches and proteins, mix, and bake.  the shrimp and andouille sausage pair perfectly with with the potatoes.  and they’re all set off by the citrus/spice combination.  i can’t wait to hear in the comments what you think of this recipe! 

cocktail: dark and stormy 

we’re pairing our low country boil with a dark and stormy.  it’s the perfect flavor combination to take any bite coming from the Old Bay seasoning.  dark and stormys are super simple to make.  you’re going to need your favorite dark rum and a ginger beer.  mix and throw in a lime to boot, and you’re good to go. 

Dark and Stormy
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  1. 2 ounces of dark rum
  2. 5 ounces ginger beer
  3. Lime wedge
  1. Pour the rum over ice in highball and fill with ginger beer. Squeeze in the lime wedge.
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alright, gang!  that’s a wrap.  i hope you had a wonderful week.  oscar, ollie, and i sure had fun sharing it with you.  stay tuned next week.  we’ve got another themed week for you:  travel week.  join me and junior style on our week long river cruise in France!  

if you haven’t dropped us a comment this week, please do.  we love to hear from you at Style at a Certain Age.  and make sure to scroll down just a bit further to see my #1 classic movie! 

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#1 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

all week, i’ve been counting down my top 5 classic movies.  in case you missed the top 4, here they are in order linked to the original posts: 

5. Thomas Crowne Affair

4. It Happened One Night

3. To Catch a Thief

2. Casablanca 

and my number one favorite classic movie needs absolutely no introduction.  starring the great  Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, it’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  if you have not seen it, you must.  


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  1. Lynn Goldman wrote:

    Absolutely enjoy this blog each and every day, it inspires my fashion sense again and I thank you. I have a question about a statement gold and pearl necklace you wore with a grey sweater, where did you get that, I love it

    Posted 10.25.19
    • i think you’re referring to a recent post where i sported fresh water pearls with a grey sweater. the necklace came from Vienna, Austria mr. style’s hometown. xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  2. Janice Jernberg wrote:

    Beth, do you apply mascara to the bottom lashes? I just recently read of someone who had stopped applying mascara to the bottom to reduce any additional darkness since our skin under our eyes seems to get darker. (I’m politely trying to describe the darker bags that seem to appear as we age).
    Thank you. I enjoy your blog.

    Posted 10.25.19
    • hi janice! no, i haven’t lined my lower lashes with mascara for years. xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  3. Christine wrote:

    Hi Beth … this is really a fun Friday post !
    The recipe is a must try . “Old Bay” is a Maryland staple . I’ll have to have dinner company soon . Cooking for one has not been easy , especially since I loved creating meals for my husband . Not to mention having a dining partner every night . How do you manage that ?
    The movie wrap makes me want to revisit
    those old films . I can also think of a few more .
    I’m always on the search for a perfect and long lasting , thickening ,lengthening mascara . I agree with your thoughts on “waterproof” mascara …I am not a fan .
    I will keep your list as I’ve not tried any of your 5 choices .
    I’ve used Chanel ( expensive ) , but I’ve loved it . I’ve found L’Oreal to be a bit more budget friendly and that is in my makeup case now . Have you tried these ?
    Thank you again for the fun and enjoy your weekend .

    Posted 10.25.19
    • hi christine!
      for meals on my own i tend to shop at Trader Joe’s for a delicious and healthy meal for one. when my family joins me for dinner then it’s time to dish up a healthy recipe that feeds a crowd. L’Oreal always has something on hand that’s not only affordable but good! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  4. Gail wrote:

    What is a “tissue” turtleneck?

    Posted 10.25.19
    • J.Crew makes a very lightweight turtleneck that’s called a tissue turtleneck. they’re perfect for layering! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  5. Anne Rowe wrote:

    Safe travels Beth. Have a wonderful well earned and necessary break.

    Posted 10.25.19
  6. Cheryll R Sampson wrote:

    Love a good low country boil, and this looks wonderful and easy. Love the outfit with the suede booties. And Breakfast at Tiffany’s is wonderful, too. I think, however, for what it’s worth, my all-time favorite is “Dr. Zhivago.”

    Posted 10.25.19
    • thanks so much, anne! jr. style and i had so much fun on our Seine river cruise. although i have to admit i missed mr. style more than ever. he would have had a ball! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  7. Susan wrote:

    Beth recipe looks delish, from Maryland so Old Bay is a staple in my spice cabinet!
    Have done a riverboat through France’s wine,country, can’t wait for you post next week! Absolutely the best way to travel!

    Posted 10.25.19
    • a river cruise is definitely a fun way to travel! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  8. Judith wrote:

    Love the animals….

    Posted 10.25.19
    • me too! oscar and ollie add so much life to the house. xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  9. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    We’ve done the shrimp//crab veggie boils at the beach, and then pour all the goodies out onto a newspaper-laden picnic table and serve it all with lemon butter and herbs to smear over it all. So yummy. I boil ours in beer and Old Bay and put the shrimp and crab in at the last few minutes. I’ll have to try roasting it like this. So good. And Breakfast at Tiffany’s–another gem. Good list! Have a great weekend–I enjoyed your trip to France posts–I did a similar one some time ago, from Paris, all through the Loire valley, then to Normandy and Mt St Michelle, and through Provence. Never made it to Giverny, which I’ve always wanted to see, so I’ll look forward to seeing your memories of it all. Safe home!

    Posted 10.25.19
    • i am totally trying your version of a shrimp/veggie boil! i love the thought of spreading the feast on a newspaper-laden picnic table. thanks for the inspiration! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  10. Stephani Tyler wrote:

    Hi Beth…
    The above pictures of you and Oscar are simply precious…Aren’t animals such a blessing?

    Posted 10.25.19
    • oscar and ollie have been great companions these past few months without mr. style. they fill the house with love! xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  11. diane wrote:

    turtlenecks, hoodies… here in SoCal it is 100 degrees and 6% humidity

    Posted 10.25.19
    • hopefully, socal will cool down at some point. xo

      Posted 10.28.19
  12. R. Dawson wrote:

    Everything looks and sounds wonderful. Your “hoodie” seems more like a cowel. I often don’t like the bulk of a hoodie so avoid them. But your outfit looks so cute and cozy.

    Posted 10.25.19
  13. Cathy wrote:

    My same favorites too! I have added a couple The Holiday and the Wedding Date. Love the hoodie, it’s a great color!

    Posted 10.25.19
  14. Suzy wrote:

    Well I thought for sure your #1 would be Roman Holiday. Right actress, different movie. LOL!

    Loved your countdown and, of course, your impeccable style!

    Posted 10.26.19
  15. Suzanne wrote:


    Posted 10.27.19
  16. Cheryl Howard wrote:

    Hi Beth! I recently joined your blog and am very impressed with the work that you and your team do to provide us with such wonderful inspiration! I live on Vancouver Island in Canada and had a hard time finding Old Bay Seasoning. Recently I went back to Niagara Falls for a Fall visit with my Mum. At her local butcher shop I found a tin of Old Bay! So I will definitely try making the sheet pan dinner. Thanks again Beth ~ you are a treasure! Oscar and Ollie Too 😉

    Posted 10.30.19
  17. Elizabeth wrote:

    You are so beautiful, Beth! This is a delightful post. We love low country boil and a Dark and Stormy sounds like the perfect pairing. I have those ingredients on my bar right now, so I think we’ll try it tomorrow! I’m not sure if I’ve commented to say how very sorry I am that you lost your husband. I admire your courage and hope your family and friends are a great comfort during the holidays and always. I enjoy your blog very much. Much love to you.

    Posted 11.7.19

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