what were you doing one year ago | spring fashion how tos

  1. A year agotoday I was on my yearly tripn to JupiterFL. My favorite destintation. My sister and I are widows and feel we have much to share. So….no Florida at this time. I wish you health.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i hear jupiter, fl is beautiful. the last trip mr. style and i took was to panama city beach. we loved the sugary sand and pristine beauty.

  2. A year ago today? It almost hurts to remember that we were on the glorious isle of Capri, beginning our Wonders of the Amalfi Coast tour – ouch! Rather than dwell on that, I’ll be thankful for continued health and work today! Wishing you the best – and keep those inspiring thoughts and photos coming!

  3. D'Anna says:

    I was also getting ready for a wedding: my son’s wedding on May 11 in Nashville, as well as remodeling a home we moved into 2 weeks after the wedding! I’m so grateful that both of those events were in 2019 and not 2020! We are postponing our 40th anniversary trip to Europe, which was to be this month, until (hopefully) September. I’m certainly utilizing the “comfy” parts of my wardrobe more than I would normally. But I’m actively shopping online for the warm days ahead when we can all be out together again! Won’t that be wonderful?!?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      oh my goodness, you were a busy lady last year. i’ve often thought how lucky we were to have our son’s wedding go off without a hitch. congratulations on your 40th. fingers crossed for your European celebration.

  4. Gloria says:

    Hi Beth! I remember the jumpsuit photo from last year. Loved the jumpsuit with metallic accessories AND the huge blooms on the shrub … a great photo. I think I recognize the sweater you are wearing with the jean jacket. I have one that looks exactly like it, purchased from Talbots. It is always such a confidence-booster to me when I recognize an item in one of your posts, knowing I have the same in my closet. Thank you for inspiring and encouraging us!

  5. Tricia Rampata says:

    Love the jumpsuit – bought it the first time you posted it. Love the yellow loafers – bought those the first time you posted them. so I guess last year at this time I was pinning and buying your fashion recommendations!

  6. Becky says:

    Since April 7th last year was a Sunday, I am sure I was in church worshipping God & learning more about grace. Grace was the theme of our all church study las Lenten season.

  7. Willette says:

    Hi Beth,
    One year ago today I was sitting under the cherry blossoms trees in Osaka, Japan. My husband and I were at the end of our month long trip to Japan visiting our daughter in Osaka. Boy how things have changed in a year. She will start SIP on Tuesday and have been working from home for about a week.
    Stay healthy and safe , I look forward to your daily blog during SIP days.

  8. Andrea says:

    Yikes, some people can be really cutting/rude.

    I love that, although you love classics, you represent a broad range of styles on your posts. You encourage us to think outside the box and show us how to blend old with new. If we don’t like the blend, that’s up to us, after all it’s just a suggestion. Choices. 🥂

    • Beth Djalali says:

      style is all about personal preference. that’s what makes it so fun! it would be a boring world indeed if we all wore the same thing.

  9. Joni says:

    Thanks for all your contributions during this wobbly time. I see from my phone photos this day last year I was on my way to Kona, HI. I’m grateful for those wonderful memories today. 🤗

  10. PATTI RAUTH says:

    Hello BETH,
    Hope all is well with you and your team.
    You look stunning in the black jumpsuit
    outfit.Hard at work trying to keep my two
    small businesses . Your blog is a great distraction for me.

  11. Judy says:

    Hi! The pic of you on the grass is the ultimate….love the denim, the jacket and especially your hair. I am always struggling whether to cut or not to cut. I am 71 years young and my hair is the color of Andy Warhol, natural, I wear it longish short like you and always get compliments when out and about . Although longer is sometimes more sophisticated, i think short is more flattering and an instant facelift! Happy Easter and stay safe. Always hugs to Oscar, Ollie and the little fur baby!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      to cut or not to cut that is the question. i love my hair short but change is good too. about every five years i grow my hair out. the process is a pain but once the length gets to chin length you can style it in so many different ways.

  12. Eve says:

    Sometimes the right shoe in a great color can just make an outfit. I love all these looks but partical to the denim jacket look. Since I haven’t binged your blog yet and I’m new here, this is a wonderful way to get yo know you better.
    My husband was setting up equipment at the Shriners to give a benefit on the weekend for the children one year ago today and I was taking advantage of the empty house to scrub my floors with my new scrubber. Both turned out well. : )

    • Beth Djalali says:

      welcome, eve! i hope you find some inspiration while you scan our archives. what a wonderful memory with your husband helping children and you cleaning house!

  13. Dianne says:

    I’m new to your blogs. Really enjoying them as I am very fashion challenged. You have such great ways of matching items together. I live in New Zealand so some of the brands and products are not accessible here however your ideas are a great help thank you.

  14. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Oh my gosh–it hit me last year at this time, I was pretty much self-isolated then, too–April 8th (tomorrow) is the 1 year anniversary of my second total knee replacement surgery! Haaaaa. So this past year has been a wonderful year until corona hit us all. I do agree with what many of your readers have said–the new normal is going to be quite different. I think much like 9/11, we will slowly get back to life, but we’ll probably also have lots of changes in place to ensure we are not this vulnerable to such a catastrophe again. Sad, but I’m hoping we see some positives come out of it all. There are always ways to improve our lives, and maybe this one came along to force us all into thinking about things we can improve. Your spring photos here are lovely. I am finding solace in nature and all the beauty that seems to remind me the world goes on, and somehow we’ll all come through it all. Take good care…

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