poppin’ print

  1. Heidi Boettcher says:

    Amen, sista! I love your comments about age, so true. Sure, no one looks forward to the effects of age, but we have certainly earned the joys that go along with aging gracefully. So, yes, I say bring it! And you look lovely, as usual!

  2. Jodie Filogomo says:

    Getting older is a fact of life, so we might as well embrace it. Just like you’re doing with beauty & grace!
    I love a great statement coat and even if this is a sweater—it’d be perfect for many of the days here in Denver!

    • beth djalali says:

      one thing’s for certain, i love each and every day that’s granted to me. so why not have lovely statement coat that’s perfect for the holidays!
      hope you are enjoying the season, jodie.

  3. donnanance says:

    It seems that ladies today don’t look (or seem) as old as years past. It may have to do with better health and awareness. I also think that women today don’t have the strictures on how “they are supposed to look”. Chic and classic, girls, chic and classic…plus that all important attitude… You always look smashing and encourage the rest of us to keep up! xoxo

    • beth djalali says:

      i think the attitude on aging has changed so much the past few decades. and yes, we are so much more aware of our health and taking care of ourselves – thank goodness! these days it’s all about our attitude not our age.
      hope you are enjoying the holidays, donna!

  4. la Contessa says:

    NOTHIng to be done about the fact we are GOING FORWARD………so why not EMBRACE IT!
    How exciting for YOU!LONDON this time of year……………..LOVE THE COAT.

    • beth djalali says:

      so true, contessa! if we are another day older that means we are another day wiser.
      and yes, london is fabulous this time of year. those brits really know how to put on a christmas show.

  5. Sue Smith says:

    I’m 62, and these are definitely the best years of my life in terms of how I feel emotionally. (Physically, well, that’s another story…I did wake up one fine day and learned that I had RA, and that’s just been very painful, I can’t lie…) But I have a wonderful son, I’ve had a rich, colorful life, I have a person who loves me dearly, and I am still excited about every day.

    I have never been someone who felt bad about hitting that next milestone birthday–they’ve all been good. I like getting older. Definitely more comfortable in my own skin than when I was young, and I have so many invaluable life experiences that I can look back on and smile about.

    I’ve had a great life and I don’t take it for granted! Thanks for representing the positive for us all! Pretty outfit, by the way! 😉

    • beth djalali says:

      our health is so precious as you well know, sue. it can be taken from us in the blink of an eye. but i’m so impressed with your attitude. not even RA can keep you down! god bless you! and i’m so happy you have loved ones that make the pain a little easier.
      have you baked your gingersnaps yet? i have a yummy recipe that goes with a decadent cheese ball. i just might have to whip that up before my kiddos arrive.

  6. Bonnie Schulte says:

    Oh, this top and shoes , looks so good on you. Beautiful outfit. Speaking of age, know what you mean. I am 5’3″ and have a small frame, so many of the clothes I see in my size, are made for the much younger woman. But when I find what looks good for my age, I buy it. I was eating out last week with my husband and son and daughter-in-law, and a man came up to our table, and said he knew me, but could not remember from where. I didn’t know him at all, and we talked, and when I told him I was a dental assistant (50 years ago) he said “Oh of course”, and told me I haven’t changed one bit..I am 77 years old, so gotta tell you, it was a big complement. So getting old isn’t really a bad thing, as long as we can still take care to dress right, wear makeup, and fix our hair. Anyway…

    • beth djalali says:

      hi bonnie! 77 and counting – you go girl! what a compliment to hear you haven’t changed one bit… and i’m certain his assessment was 100% accurate.
      happy holidays!

  7. Susan Virgadamo says:

    OMG – I loved this outfit!!!! The sweater is great!!!! How heavy is it? Would it be alright to wear in Florida?

    Can’t wait to hear more about your London trip!!!!

    • beth djalali says:

      happy holidays, susan!
      this sweater might work if your temps dip into the low sixties or fifties. it’s a nice weight but you still need a nip in the air.

  8. Kimberly Kane says:

    I love your coat. I am also interested in where the shots were taken – I am fascinated by the guitar and amp sculptures, which look weirdly out of place against all the Christmas decorations.

  9. Nikki G says:

    Now. See. This is SO me. I love the uniqueness of your jacket! LOVE LOVE LOVE And the scenery is gorgeous too!
    🙂 gwingal

    • beth djalali says:

      happy holidays, nikki!
      the abstract print on this coat is what sold me. just like you said, it’s so unique. and the color scheme brightens any dreary day.

  10. Kathysue says:

    Beth I loved your introduction and as always you look stunning. I have a saying about getting older, ” I don’t mind aging, we all are doing that daily, but I refuse to become OLD, because that is a state of mind!”
    Keep doing what you are doing!!!

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