heading into spring with grace beauty and strength

yesterday on the blog, we talked about ways to deal with uncertain times.  i wanted to thank you all for the massive outpouring of support and love.  i stand in awe of my readership’s strength and level-headedness during these times.  today, we’re going to return a bit of escapism and talk about heading into spring with grace beauty and strength.  i’ve got a fresh outfit today pulling in elements from timeless classics list

heading into spring with grace beauty and strength

our informal mission statement over here at Style at a Certain age is aging with grace, beauty, and strength.  as i said in the introduction, the network of women who support this blog are strong.  and although it may seem superficial at first glance, one of the ways we can express that strength is through the way in which we present ourselves to the world.  i’ve got an outfit today that, to my mind at least, exudes that strength we work hard to embody. 

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leather jacket 

a good leather jacket is one of the most flexible and reusable piece of outwear you can invest in.  depending on where you live, they are wearable during spring, fall, and winter.  although we’ve had a wet, wet winter here in Athens, GA, the weather is finally starting to turn around.  we’ve had a few warm days which i’ve taken full advantage of.  today, i’m pairing a leather jacket with an old a-lin skirt (similar flare hem skirt) from Talbots.  all neutrals today made visually interesting with a statement blouse from J.Crew.

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square toe pumps

i’m absolutely loving these square toe pumps from Talbots.  in addition to the blouse, they give this outfit just enough oomph to be visually interesting but subdued enough to compliment the neutral quality of the outfit as a whole.  they’re versatile and i can imagine pairing them with anything from jeans, slacks, and skirts.  

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8 Comments

  1. dorothy hull wrote:

    I am liking your hair

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  2. Andrea wrote:

    Love your hair. Perfect length and style. Take a picture of the front and sides on your cell so you can show your stylist. I finally discovered this approach and it works perfectly for both, me and my stylist. They deal with so many people and although they will remember the basic cut you like, details of your preferences as to length and styling are best on the ready with a picture. Stay safe 🥂

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  3. Elizabeth Swenson wrote:

    Help! I’m the stepmother of the groom. The wedding is at a beautiful resort Sleeping Lady in Levenworth Wa. I am 66 and and not a frilly person. I wear a 10 to 12. Any ideas out there in style world? Wedding is at the end of May. Thank you.

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  4. Jan wrote:

    When I look at your post today, I see a confident woman, ready to face head on whatever comes her way. Grace, beauty and strength are also timeless classics just like your ootd. Thanks again for an inspiring post.

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  5. Judith Harvey wrote:

    Love this outfit and also your hair.

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  6. Carroll Niesen wrote:

    I think your hair is pretty, too. The length is really flattering.

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  7. Lyn wrote:

    Yesterday I wore my new black moto jacket for the first time. I softened the look by wearing a silky scarf, a simple long sleeve tee, jeans, and my white Chuck Taylors. I just had my hair cut into a long pixie. At 69 I decided, what the heck! Beth, thanks for all you do.

    Posted 3.11.20 Reply
  8. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Classic look again. I have some very similar platform shoes and debated if I needed another pair, but the ones I have are still in really good shape, so so far I’ve restrained myself. Love the leather jacket. They truly are timeless.

    Posted 3.11.20 Reply