Happy Friday, ladies! Today is my birthday, and I'm 64. Hard to believe, honestly. Time truly does fly. It's actually birthday week for the Djalalis. Both my oldest and youngest have birthdays this week too, and we're all getting together tomorrow for a big birthday dinner. Can't wait.
To celebrate (and because it's Friday) I'm rounding up my 5 favorite casual Summer outfits from this year's Fridays with Oscar. I know Summer is winding down, but I'm not quite ready to let it go. So, I also thought this would be a fun way to send off the Summer in style.
Today I'm rounding up my 5 favorite casual Summer outfits
I've provided links for each outfit, but I can't guarantee everything is in stock, because they're all from earlier in the season
To celebrate my birthday, I'm also sharing a companion cocktail. You can click the link below the cocktail's photo for the full recipe card
Today's outfit features a pair of wide-leg seaside pants from J.Crew. I've worn a lot of wide-leg pants this year, a trend I've happily embraced. It's a dramatic shift, from say the late 2010s when skinny pants and leggings were all the rage.
A few tips to ease yourself into the trend:
Yup, just like blacks, whites, and beiges, animal print functions as a neutral. Today's zebra-print Ramie utility shirt is from Banana Republic, who might I add is absolutely killing it this year.
The shirt is great and works with just about anything you want to throw at it: white pants, black shorts, a tan maxi skirt. So many ways to style the top. And don't be afraid to add a color pop for extra visual interest!
Ramie Utility Shirt (Banana Republic Petite, Regular, Tall) | Chinos (J.Crew) | Belt (Banana Republic) | Sandals (Banana Republic) | Earrings (Banana Republic) | Necklace (old, similar here) | Bracelet (old, similar here)
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a dress. It’s one and done - no muss, no fuss. Just how I like it. The striped shirt dress is from Ann Taylor and is lined which is a bonus for those of us who wonder if we need to wear a slip.
I slipped into a pair of white sandals although I was tempted to wear red. I exchanged the self tie belt with one from my closet, added a few accessories and this outfit of the day is complete. Didn’t I tell you dresses are easy to wear?
Dress (Ann Taylor available in Regular, Petite, and Tall) | Alibi sandals (Tuckernuck) | Rope toggle belt (Ralph Lauren) | Bracelets (Nest, Neiman Marcus) | Earrings (Julie Vos) | Watchband (Lagos, Nordstrom) | Beaded bangle (Lagos, Nordstrom)
The heat has been hovering in the mid-90s, so I’m keeping my cool in a cute pair of khaki shorts from Banana Republic and a dolman sleeve sweater. If you’re not a fan of shorts, simply swap them for linen pants or a skirt. Lots of choices when it comes to beating the heat with style in the 21st century..
Why am I a fan of shorts at 63? It’s simple! My mom wore shorts her entire life. You tend to follow suit when your style icon rocks a particular outfit. But style is always what you feel confident wearing, so feel free to substitute.
Dolman sleeve sweater (Banana Republic) | Khaki shorts (Banana Republic) | Snakeskin sandals (old similar here and here) | Gold hoop earrings | Stamp pendant necklace
Today’s OOTD has several items from Talbots: linen joggers (limited sizes in white similar here), bateau neck tee, and cotton weave tote. The cotton/ linen cardi hails from J.Crew and a pair of neutral sandals (similar here and here) that go with everything. Earrings and bangles are simple accessories that always jazz up an outfit.
This morning, I shared my picks for JCPenney's Back to School Sale. Click the title or image below to read the article.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Happy Birthday, hope you have a good one.
Happiest Birthday to you, Beth, and many happy returns! HI beloved Oscar!
Happy Birthday Beth! What fun to celebrate multiple family birthdays! I LOVE your #1 choice. Love that outfit.
Happy Birthday to the entire Djalali family!!!
So wonderful that you’ll all be together to celebrate.
Many happy returns!!
Happy Birthday, Beth! Wishing you a fabulous day and year ahead..
Happy birthday Beth! Really enjoy your work! Inspiring.
Happy 64 Beth and extended to your two boys.
All outfits are very pretty and well combined as usual!!
The drinks looks so good
Enjoy your birthday
Wishing a very Happy Birthday, Beth!
Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy every minute!
Happy Birthday to you & yours Beth! 🎊🎂🎉
Happy Birthday Beth!!
Oh there is my favorite dog in the whole world – Oscar! Happy National Dog Day! Admittedly I was a little sad when I didn’t see Oscar earlier. It isn’t Friday without Oscar. But there he is! My day is much better now. 😃.
Enjoy your birthday Beth. Many blessings to you in the coming year.
Happy Birthday, Beth….and to your two sons also!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend ❤️
Happy Birthday to the Djalalis celebrating their birthdays! So wonderful to be able to celebrate those important milestones together. Enjoy 🎁🥂
Happy Birthday. Oscar is beautiful and so are you.
Happiest Birthdays Beth! Love your blog posts. I’m a little ahead of you but enjoy everything you offer
Happy Birthday to you and yours! Mine’s tomorrow! I also have several family members and friends with birthdays this week! Great post as usual! I have bought nearly all my clothes from Banana Republic this year! They are killing it! 🎁🎉🎈🎊🥳
Happy Birthday 💐🍾🥂
Happy Birthday Beth!
Happy Birthday Beth! I am always inspired, enlightened and refreshed by your balanced and sensible observations and opinions. Your sweet personality and humor enhances our lives daily. And , we get great style,health and lifestyle tips too! I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family. Thankyou for sharing so much with us readers.
Your fan, Esther V
Happy Birthday Beth! You are an inspiration always motivating me to try new things. Many blessings to you in your next year.
Happy Birthday Beth, a fellow Virgo ! Wishing you a wonderful week of celebrations with your family !
Happy Birthday, Beth! Have wonderful celebrations with your family this weekend. You are an inspiration to all!
Happy Birthday Beth! Hope you have a very fun and happy celebration with your family,
Love all picks for your favorite summer outfits.,
Happy Birthday Beth! Enjoy the celebration with your entire family. Thanks for all you share with us. I look forward to your (and Kelly’s ) posts.
Happy belated Birthday!!
Cheers to happy healthy trip around the sun💐
Late to the party but happy belated birthday! Hope you’re only seeing this after a well deserved wonderful week off!
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