Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
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early this spring, i posted my top 10 classic essentials that seamlessly transition to spring. featured first on that list was a little black dress. it’s a classic item that every woman should own. but given the current circumstances, when and where would you even wear an LBD? well, as i’ve said before, and i’ll say again, dress up when you’re feeling down. sometimes you don’t need an excuse for dressing up a little. so today, grab a table for one, and join me for a cocktail in my backyard. we’re talking a little black dress for spring and summer.
it’s simple. it’s classy. it’s chic. it’s timeless. what more is there to say about a LBD? just the sheer amount of variations of it makes it one of the more versatile items you can own. and with the appropriate outerwear, you can wear one spring, summer, fall, and winter. i’ve featured this item countless times over the years, and i never get tired of doing so. the temps are warming up here in Athens fast. we had our first summer-feeling day yesterday: 85 and fairly humid.
it was the perfect day to put this black shirtdress on. every spring/summer i’m on a mission to add more dresses to my closet.they’re one and done, chic and oh so comfy once those temps start to rise. even though this adorable dress from Ann Taylor just arrived it’s currently out of stock, don’t worry, i rounded up a few similars for you that are just as cute. (similar dress 2, similar dress 3, similar dress 4, similar dress 5, and similar dress 6.) and how fun are these sandals from Banana Republic? you know i love animal print, and this pair of snakeskin sandals really make this outfit.
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it can feel like we’re running out of silver linings right about now. who else has exhausted their Netflix queue? even though i LOVE to cook heading to a restaurant sounds so darn good. and maybe we’ve reread all of our favorite books. then again, maybe not what with all of the Netflix binges. but our frustrations might run deeper than having exhausted things to do. and even though we’re keeping our chin up, platitudes might not carry the same weight as they were a few weeks ago. and that’s OK. today, just remember, we have each other. it’s been a while since we’ve done a check-in. when you’re done reading today, add a comment and let us know how you’re doing. a kind word, even from a virtual friend, goes a long way.
yesterday, i gave you a tour of my remodeled porch. today, i’m sitting outside on my patio. i gave you a brief glimpse of it yesterday, and another one today. continue to stay tuned this summer as we’re continuing to give it a facelift. and i have to admit nothing brightens my day more than sitting outside on a glorious spring day with the bees buzzing, birds chirping and flowers blooming.