step into fall with animal print

  1. Eve says:

    That looks like such an easy dress to throw on with booties and go. I expect a pair of black heels would look nice to dress it up too. Great style.

  2. Janet says:

    Good morning, Beth! You look lovely and feminine in today’s dress—and the color is great with your hair! I know it’s widely done and part of the current fashion scene, but I personally am not a fan of booties with dresses since they “disappear” the ankles, cut off the legs, and make them look short and stumpy. IMO, knee-hi boots work better with dresses. But hey, as you say, it’s all in your personal taste!!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      many women of a certain age have a hard time with booties and dresses and prefer knee-high boots instead. but style is always about personal preference so if it isn’t your thing it isn’t.

  3. Jane K Rousseau says:

    I’m sorry, but you REALLY MISSED THE BOAT with this animal print dress . AND THOSE BOOTIES! UGH!!!!!

  4. Hi Beth you did it again!!
    Very nice combo
    Thank You

  5. Cindy Berge says:

    I like your blog and I like most of the clothing you are wearing. This dress is not good! It really is not flattering! I already have a dress similar to this. After seeing pictures of my self with this dress on, I decided to burn the dress. I looked about 10 lbs heavier than I am.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      many women of a certain age dread the thought of a clothing item that makes us “look” heavier. we were taught to look slim at all costs. but fashion isn’t always about looking “slim” sometimes it’s about trends or simply having fun with bold patterns or bright colors. but if you don’t like this dress, hey, there are plenty of other beautiful dresses that you will like. this is but one option.

    • maeve says:

      Hi, may I respectfully ask you to donate the dress if you were really going to burn it? Best.

  6. cher says:

    Hi. love this dress, but your photos seem to be a lot lighter in the color than the one on Talbot’s website. Do you think it’s a lighting situation. your’s looks grey and their’s looks black.
    Also, does the waist fit a bit above the natural waistlline?
    Love the grey booties with the dress.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      we were shooting on an overcast day which does affect the colors. but the dress is more of a gray than black which is why i chose gray booties and handbag although black will look fantastic too. the waist sits at the natural waist. i actually have a short torso and struggle with elastic waist dresses. but not this one. hope this helps!

      • Kenzie McConnel says:

        Interesting as on my screen everything looks blue! I was quite surprised to see they were grey on the Talbot’s site.

  7. Karen Greenfield says:

    Wow! That dress looks great on you! Helpful tip about trying animal print in accessories. For decades I said I wouldn’t try animal print. Then I did cautiously browse throw a store’s online animal print accessories. And loans behold- there were tortoiseshell earrings. I love my tortoiseshell earrings. Apparently I was already wearing animal print so I’m looking for more. Thanks again for the suggestion.

  8. Sally says:

    You look beautiful but I’m tiny so I don’t know if it would be overwhelming on me but you look great

  9. Bonnie Davis says:

    Love the snake print dress and think it is very flattering. Do you pan to keep it?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      everything you see me wear on the blog is mine. either from a collaboration or from a purchase. the only time i bring a purchase home then perhaps send it
      back is during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

  10. Deb says:

    WHAT??? Who is dressing you? I have always loved but recently the stylist needs to look at you. This outfit caused me to comment……UGLY !

    • Beth Djalali says:

      yes, i see it’s your first time to comment. it would have been nice to hear from you when you liked an outfit. but i will remind you and other readers that when you visit the blog or social channels you are visiting my home. if we were standing face to face would you ask who is dressing me? ladies, let’s keep our manners intact. there is absolutely no problem if you don’t like an outfit. my job is to introduce new trends and new concepts. and the blog is dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty. lots more to comment on besides an outfit. i hope i hear from you in the future when you’ve read a post you loved.

      • Belinda says:

        Beth, I completely agree with you. Absolutely no reason to be rude. Ever. Freedom of speech is a privilege. Ladies, be kind. Or at the very least, choose your words wisely.

  11. Liz Irizarry says:

    Your right, Beth, once September rolls in, the holidays are there in a blink of an eye!
    Love, love, your outfit!
    Especially the boots!

  12. Carol says:

    I LOVE this outfit! You look great.

  13. Chris says:

    You always look beautiful ! Such a pretty feminine look!
    Thanks for all the variety you bring to us!!

  14. D says:

    Way to stand your ground in such a polite manner for the not so nice comments. You’re such an elegant lady. I enjoy your blog so much.

  15. Kristine says:

    I love this look. I saw this dress online @ Talbots, but passed by. The way you styled this, Beth, is so chic, feminine & flattering. Booties wth dresses & skirts?Absolutely! Even @ age 68 and 5″2″ tall!

  16. Breffni McGuire says:

    The dress looks blue-gray on my screen — a nicer color than on Talbot’s site actually. I just wanted to say the words “kitten heels.” I haven’t worn mine in about 2 years but used to love them. I’m going to fish out a pair and see if I can still walk in them LOL

  17. Julia says:

    Love the color, the length of this dress, and the kitten-heeled boots! Keep up the good work. I appreciate you!

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