classic black and white wardrobe staples

  1. Leu2500 says:

    The contrast of the black sweater really makes your hair pop.

  2. Jodi says:

    Love this look, and your new haircut is so smart looking. (Loved the last haircut, too.)

  3. carol says:

    excellent post. you look 20 years younger with your new hair style just love it thanks for all you do

    • Beth Djalali says:

      thanks for stopping by! i think what you’re noticing is that my face and I are on the other side of grief. sadness is reflected on your face and i’m in a good space again after losing mr. style. and i recently went through a series of IPL treatments that removed age spots from my face. i’m so pleased with the outcome.

  4. Debra says:

    Your new haircut is simply stunning. So youthful yet classy! Have I missed your story about it?

  5. I love black and white together. Unfortunately I don’ t wear white jeans as much as I should. I always wait until it is warmer out and more spring like. Maybe this year I will wear them more.

  6. Katherine says:

    Hi Beth,
    I just want to complement you on how beautiful you look today. You simply radiate. Also your new hair cut and the shape is so perfect. Your hair stylist really has talent.
    Your garden sounds like it is coming along nicely. The basement guest bedroom really sounds lovely. It really helps when you have a feel for design and just how to bring everything together to make the look special,
    Give yourself a “BIG PAT ON THE BACK” on being in such a good place. Your road has not been easy. I admire who you are.
    By the way your skin really looks so healthy.
    Sending you joy and smiles .

  7. Kathleen McDermott says:

    You look like a supermodel! This outfit really showcases your stunning cut and radiant skin. I’m going to treat myself to IPL treatments. At 67, my fair skin is reflecting the idiocy of my youth. It’s great to have options. P.S. I have multiple pieces to copy this outfit and appreciate the inspiration.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      you should definitely look into IPL. all that sun damage we inflicted on ourselves baking for hours by the pool…
      but i have noticed a definite improvement with my skin since the treatments.

  8. Kathleen McDermott says:

    Beth – couldn’t resist mentioning that the WM Scoop faux leather moto jacket that you featured in an earlier post in Blue is available in Black and Ivory in all sizes, if you wish to add a link for your readers. I LOVE this jacket and purchased it in 5 colors after seeing it on you. At $40, I had to have every color, including Black and Ivory.

  9. Laurel says:

    You look great! And you always have such a great haircut. I’ve taken pics of you into my hairdresser as an example of a great haircut in the past. 🙂

  10. Gay Montonye says:

    Your style is fabulous and I try to incorporate it into mine. However there is one thing that would be nice to see. Not all of us can shop Nordstrom’s or Banana Republic. Not all of us are size 8. Us bigger girls love style, too! Not many stores carry clothing for the plus size ladies.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      that’s why i’ve always been a big fan of Talbots who carries Petites, regular and plus sizes. it’s so important for
      brands to carry the complete range as we are a variety pack, not a cookie-cutter. Ralph Lauren also does a fantastic
      job of including a wide size range.

  11. Yvonne says:

    Oh how I love a black & white outfit – always so chic. A black sweater with white jeans always reminds me of Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn- two fabulous style icons.
    I’m new to your blog – found you on Pinterest. No idea what took me so long 🙂

  12. Paula says:

    Beth, I really love this look. Not only in you but it’s a great look to try. I like the black and white. I do sometimes wear a black t shirt with white pants in warmer weather.
    So glad your moving along in your grief journey. It has to be extremely hard snd I’m sure there are good days and bad.
    But you are looking really good!

  13. Carolyn says:

    On you everything looks good!
    Thanks for all the tips. I’m loving your new hair style. Definitely makes you look younger. I may try the lazer treatments to see if they can help my sun damaged skin. I can hope! You look very refreshed.

  14. Love it, like the shoes very much!!
    Your combos are great!!
    Have a nice day.

  15. Ginny says:

    Beth, I echo what others are saying about this fresh new hairstyle. Would you consider a post showing the details and care? Thanks!

  16. Eve says:

    A look really doesn’t get much better than this. I love the accessories and the pop of red on the nails. There’s just something about black and white!

  17. Andrea says:

    Wow – just wow. Those wispy bangs just frame your face perfectly. Kudos to your stylist🌷

    I love the way your IPL turned out, Beth. I agree with you, in that I don’t try to look 20, but I want my best. Your positive attitude and your humour will always be your best assets, regardless.

    Can hardly wait for those new finished yard pics. 🥂

  18. Kathie says:

    Great looking OOTD and I LOVE your haircut!

  19. Ford says:

    Hi Beth! You pull this off beautifully. I have very fair skin, blue eyes and my hair is mostly white/light gray. When I wear black close to my face now, it feels like it is overpowering. How do you pull it off?

  20. Gina says:

    Love your look top to bottom! Can you please tell me about your sunglasses?

  21. Pam says:

    Hi Beth,
    I spent the morning putting my clothes together for a short trip. I had a good chuckle when I opened your post and saw the black and white theme. My suitcase is full of black and white. Even packed a pair of Talbots high waisted denim in white. Love them! Thank you for all the inspiration.

  22. Pam says:

    I love, love, love your new pixie. It really shows off your great bone structure in your face.

  23. Tanya Roub says:

    Your skin glows! Love the look! Beautiful inside and out!

  24. Anne Most says:

    I would love to see your guest room! I recently painted our front door and garage doors Hale Navy and it is simply the most gorgeous color. I was trying to decide what flowers I should put in the pots by the front door. Now I’m thinking pink!

  25. Sandra says:

    Thank you Beth! I am 52 and realized I’m still dressing like a teenager…I’m so embarrassed. Your blog changed everything for me and I can’t thank you enough. Just in the nick of time…I was about to make a dumb purchase. Instead, I am going to buy quality loafers right now along with a Liberty of London scarf. Maybe that’s a good start in a new direction.
    Thanks again, you are a picture of class and style.

  26. Sandra says:

    Oh Beth, I forgot to mention in my previous post that I love Oscar! There’s nothing like having a dog through good times and bad. My little dog Blanca says woof woof (which either means hello, take me for a walk, or when is dinner). Or it could mean hi Oscar you’re handsome!

  27. Marcia Davis says:

    I absolutely love your classical looks. Thanks for providing the inspiration and look for this 64 year young. 🙏

  28. Robyn says:

    Black and white is my favorites color combination. This combination is something that’s pretty year round for me. Come spring even more so. I’m a very minimal classic dresser, so when spring trends hit I’m left out in the cold. The florals, fluff and pastels look lovely on others but not on me. So, in comes black and white to save the day.

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