what to wear to brunch in Savannah

  1. Leu2500 says:

    I’m sorry you hear so many “you can’t”
    Every woman’s style & comfort zone is different. Sometimes the exact outfit an influencer wears speaks to me. Other times it’s the concept, the silhouette, or the colors. your long sleeve white linen tunic & blue striped shorts could be another woman’s short sleeve white top & blue striped skirt. Another woman will wear blue striped linen pants. Same concept, individual execution.

  2. Betty says:

    Another lovely blog post Beth! I totally agree with your assessment of fashion with (or rather without!) regard to age! Your brunch outfit is perfect, very lady-like and quite fashionable. I love the white sunglasses and white sandals with your pretty white blouse. Your arms remain covered while keeping your legs cool and comfy – a must for a sweltering climate. The Savannah scenic photos are wonderful! I can’t wait to get back! I’m glad you were able to enjoy such a fun time traveling a little! 😀

  3. upstatebq says:

    always love reading your blog and seeing the lovely pictures, but those first three paragraphs today are especially important. please keep reminding us!

  4. Kathy Carter says:

    Hi Beth,
    I absolutely love Savannah! My daughter is a student at SCAD and we have the pleasure of visiting the city several times a year. So happy you enjoy it as much as I do. I have another suggestion for dining – ‘Alligator Soul’ is one of my favorite dinner spots. Enjoy your time in Savannah!

  5. Gloria says:

    You’re such an inspiration, purple pedi and all!!!!

  6. Anine Burlingame says:

    Right on sister! Well said!

  7. Deb says:

    What a lovely post! I so enjoyed the Savannah scenes. Our youngest daughter is a SCAD grad and was married at Whitefield Chapel. We haven’t been back in several years….between her college years and time spent planning the wedding, we had begun to felt like we had “done” Savannah. This post reminds me of how lovely the city is. Perhaps, it’s time to revisit 😊

  8. Gisela says:

    Como siempre Impecable!!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Beth-thank you so much for those first paragraphs today. I needed to hear those statements about fashion this morning. I have retired, stopped coloring my hair and changed makeup routines in the last 12 months but just this morning I was getting dressed and thinking of clothes I should get rid of ( even though I love them) because maybe they were too young for me…
    They still fit, I still love them so I am looking with fresh eyes thanks to you and keeping them.

  10. Lorraine says:

    You look adorable for brunch. Your outfit works for you.

  11. eve says:

    Those are beautiful photos. It makes me want to pack up and go back for a visit.
    You look just perfect in that outfit. Casual and chic. I would be wearing my blue/white seersucker pants at 78, my legs look better covered. Love the white sunglasses.

  12. Christy Wilson says:

    I just had a long weekend in Savannah and I love your photographs and fashion suggestions

  13. sue says:

    I like your philosophy of everyone having their unique style no matter what age. I am 83 and still try to look like I care. I know so many who don’t and I think that is sad.

  14. Diane says:

    I love your posts ! The heartfelt – ness of you definitely shines through ! (Heartfelt-ness is a new word !!)

    I will be 65 in November and completely agree with your thoughts ! Fashion is fun !
    Thank you for the recommendation for the Frame white jeans in a previous post. I LOVE them…. OMG…. I wear all the time. As you said, “pricey” but so worth it !!

    Take good care,

  15. Penny says:

    Dear Beth,
    As always, I appreciate all the effort and positivity in your posts. However, I always wonder why bloggers & authors find it useful to not use proper capitalization, punctuation in their writing? It’s only a small effort to make. Just my $.02. Thank you!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i’ve addressed this topic many times, but the punctuation is spot on. i don’t capitalize as this was a technique i used when writing fast and dirty with no regard to grammar, just putting my thoughts on paper.

  16. Kim says:

    Food for thought. How wonderful it is to be able to express one’s self through fashion. I read articles on how clothing ages you, what not to wear, etc. with a grain of salt. If it’s something that brings me joy, am not going to give it up because someone else has deemed it unfashionable.
    My figure may not be what I’d like it to be, menopause, but I can certainly dress and accessorize in a way that makes me feel good about myself while I work on improving my health and fitness. There’s something about that perfect outfit, spritz of favorite perfume, and dash of lipstick that goes a long way. Some people tell me, “Ooooh, so fancy”. Could care less, am dressing according to my personal style/comfort that I have defined through travels, experiences, and influences, etc. Great article and as always: such wonderful fashion sense.

  17. Ramona Baron says:

    Bravo! Well said.

  18. Lee says:

    I always enjoy your blog, but I’m especially loving all the Savannah info. It’s such a great town (& I love when you share about Tybee Island too). Thanks for encouraging us as well!

  19. Lindsey A says:

    Brava! Spot on with this message today, as always. We should be wearing what is appropriate to our personal sense of style and our mood that day, for the occasion at hand. And the best and most fun way to do that is to take the time to experiment and have fun with fashion and style, as well as take the time to think through what exactly we feel comfortable and ourselves in. Knowing ourselves in as many ways as possible is always the goal.

  20. Frances Chigazola says:


    I have been following you for many years and I have to say this is the best post I have read from you. Thank you for the reminder we can still be ourselves and dress the way we want to, not how other people think we should. I too love cute clothes and trying new things. It is fun!

  21. Kathy says:

    Loved this post and the positive attitude about what we can wear. Your rock those shorts. I’m 69, live in a hot climate, and wear sleeveless and shorts in the summer.

  22. What a beautiful breathtaking town! I have always wanted to visit it, someday.
    I bet your and your friend are having a wonderful time!
    I love your linen shorts and blouse. I ordered them a couple days ago when I read your post on what you packaged for your trip. I can hardly to get them. Have a fabulous time!

  23. Janet says:

    HI Beth,
    What a fab time you had in Savannah with your friend! Thanks so much for sharing the fun with all of us. Savannah is the perfect destination for a girlfriends’ getaway as I can attest—a group of us old college friends went and had a ball—and hit many of the spots you mentioned.

    I am a sucker for blue and white stripes and although I do wear shorts (when the temps climb into the 80s and beyond, who wouldn’t???), I am a stickler for length and proportion. The ones you are wearing read more “beach” than “city” to me personally, but if they were 2” longer, they would have immediately been in my online shopping bag! They are cute!

    Thanks for the fun and for the ongoing convo re: ageless style!

    • Lawrence Pat says:

      I totally agree. One of my pet Peeves is short shorts and they don’t look appropriate to me.

  24. Kim Kirkegaard says:


    A big Here Here to that and Amen! Refuse to give into that age number.! I am 62 now and dress how i feel and how i am comfortable! My 23 yr old daughter says “I hope i look like you when I am your age, Mom!” I will take that as a I am doing okay in the fashion department! Enjoy Savannah!

  25. Karen says:

    Blog message is perfect; pictures are great. My burning question is what time of day to you take the photos when there’s not another person in sight!! lol!
    Not just these in Savannah, but all the time. Is there a secret time of day or does your secret service detail clear the streets? 🙂

  26. Georgia Peach says:

    Such great advice! You definitely practice what you preach. Looking so darn cute and youthful!
    May I ask what self tanner you’re using these days?

  27. Connie Morgan says:

    Hi Beth, I lOVE your comments on style today! You are awesome and bold and I truly think that these qualities are necessary for those of us at certain age.
    I crave style and always will, too. You have helped me learn so very much. Thank you.

  28. Nancy says:

    Catching up on your last 3 posts. How fun to follow your trip and your outfits! I’m fairly new to your blog, so I’m sorry to hear that you lost your husband 2 years ago. My cousin, who is also in her 60’s, lost her husband 2 years ago as well. I’m thinking of her as I read your post.
    I love that you’re traveling by yourself and getting out there. A passion for fashion can “keep you going,” as I learned during the pandemic. I love clothes too, and during the pandemic, that’s one thing that kept me sane; following fashion blogs and shopping online! Even though I wasn’t going anywhere at the time; they say it’s the anticipation that’s creates the excitement. It’s so much fun to plan for events or trips and plan and purchase the appropriate clothing. Your blog is one that I love following to get such wonderful advice.
    Thank you! Can’t wait to see you in the red dress!

  29. Anne Ybarrondo says:

    So WELL-SAID, Beth! Following you on Youtube, facebook, etc., has certainly lifted my spirits and definitely improved my closet contents! I recommend you to all my Besties! Thank you !!!

  30. Emily says:

    Thank you for such a thoughtful post today.
    Heading to another great Southern city this summer with my sister – Charleston, SC. These week-end getaway ootd have been helpful.

  31. Kathye Vance says:

    Great outfit from head to toe. You look classy!

  32. Nancy says:

    Lovely outfit for a brunch! Not being disrespectful but did you have “some work” done? Your face looks different from previous blogs.

  33. Prue Batten says:

    ‘Mutton dressed as lamb’ is my favourite fashion quote of all time. It implies lots! If one can choose one’s fashion, that IS my fashion rule. At 70, who seriously WANTS to look 30? Surely at 70, we are now able to pick and choose what suits us best.
    The nice thing about fashion/lifestyle blogs is that one gets to see not just what would be lovely to wear, but what wouldn’t as well.
    I love that you are adventurous and game, Beth, and I’ve bookmarked so many clothes you’ve modelled. You and Bibi Horst are my two favourites.
    As you may know, Bibi is elegance personified and between you both, you’ve given me a new lease of life at 70.
    BUT, I will never ever pretend to be a lamb (for what purpose for heaven’s sake!)
    No, I will be a refined piece of mutton that’s been ‘French-ed’ maybe…

    • Lindsey A says:

      Thanks for the referral for Bibi Horst! I wasn’t aware of her but just googled – great looking blog!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      that phrase was coined in 1811 by a man no less when women were nothing more than chattel. its implication deadly. go ahead and hang onto that dated attitude. i, for one, am thankful to live in the 21st century where we can kick ageist attitudes like that to the curb. and, no, i don’t preach that we need to look younger. that’s also an ageist attitude – younger doesn’t equal better. i’m all about looking the best we can at any age but especially as we age. what’s wrong with looking my age? nuthin!

  34. Carolyn says:

    Your beginning paragraphs were right on point. Totally agree with you. As always you look lovely and continue to inspire us. I’m so glad you had such a happy trip. Your pictures make me want to go back soon.

  35. Susan C says:

    Sorry, but I think the shorts need to be a little longer.

  36. Sangita M says:

    I’ve never been to Savannah but looks absolutely lovely and definitely on my list!
    You always know how to put an outfit toether so beautifully…the intro hit close to home, thank you for making us feel like we are not alone!

  37. Linda Averill says:

    Beautiful photos of Savannah. Thank you!

  38. Lisa says:

    The sunnies are fantastic like super duper fantastic!!!

  39. Lyn says:

    Beth, this post is quite possibly the best ever. It hit me in an almost emotional way. I think that as I have aged I have become much more confident about so many things. I’m sure other ladies can agree. I think self care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves. I have worked hard to create a style for myself and after working for decades in a very conservative environment where I wore a suit and heels almost every day I am having fun recreating myself.

  40. Karen Landis says:

    Hey Lady!

    Love so much that you’re rocking shorts!! Yay, we have legs that are strong and work, no they’re not Victoria Secret Model legs, but they’re fabulous!!! Solidaritary, I’m wearing a cute shorts outfit to a patio dinner at corner grill tonight!


  41. Nelda Pattillo says:

    Great advice for everyone our age! No one is really judging us, we are! If you like a certain look, then it is the right look!! Be brave, life is very short!

  42. Nelda Pattillo says:

    Bravo!!! Great advice!!

  43. Patty Fingles says:

    Could you possibly tell me where u stayed in Savannah. It looked lovely. Planning a trip for fall and would like to try someplace different. We love Savannah

  44. Kathy Carter says:

    Another dining spot to try in Savannah is ‘The Grove’. Perfect place for lunch. Love the pink dress on you!

  45. Jean Donovan says:

    I think you look great in your shorts. I don’t think your shorts or dresses are too short. It sounds like people are jealous of your looks. You work hard to take care of yourself. You’re an inspiration. Keep doing what you do.

  46. Mbrown says:

    Love it~gorgeous!

  47. Bella says:

    Hi Bella,

    You look amazing and I always love your thoughtful and heartfelt words.

    Thanks so much!

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