french dip & five rules every woman over 50 should break

  1. Kathy says:

    I’m 52 and I’ve thrown out the rules long ago! I have always been drawn to a more classic look but I like to have fun and break out of the mold now and then. You can never go wrong when you wear what you feel good in! Thanks Beth for giving a style voice to “woman of a certain age”.

  2. Marguerite says:

    Beth – I’m just about to break the “no grey hair” rule. And I’ll be rocking my red and pink lipsticks as always. Love your style.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      good luck on your gray journey! think of all the time and money you’ll save. xo

      • Dena says:

        Beth, I just wanted to write in to let you know how much I loved this casual outfit. These pants look so much better the way you styled them! I also love the vest! And I am embracing my gray hair. I tell everyone that God is giving me a hair color change for free, so why should I pay for one? LOL

  3. Jan Witthuhn says:

    Thank you for this GREAT post! I’m 71 and am thin for the first time in my adult life. Wow, am I enjoying discovering the fun I can rock with clothes! Perhaps my biggest learning so far is that I am smaller than I think I am. Turns out that I had been wearing my clothing a size or even two sizes larger than I needed to. Getting into the correct size and then shopping my style has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

  4. Sheri says:

    Beth, I loved your posts and videos this week!! Receiving each one in my inbox is a high point in my day!! The instant pot recipe and accompanying drink look delicious and I must try them!! Looking forward to checking out the beauty must haves from you and Kelly! Have a great weekend!! Thanks again!!

  5. Deb says:

    Hi Beth,
    I have been reading your blog for a few years but I think this Is my first comment 😊 Since we are talking Instant Pot, I just had to pop in and say that your Instant Pot Turkey Chili is amazing! I have made it twice since you posted it and shared it with two of my daughters! So yummy and a healthier version of a Fall comfort classic! Love you blog, your style, and your sweet spirit.


  6. Judith says:

    Where is the cat? Love the blog, I know the cat doesnt care but I do😢

  7. Vicki says:

    You are my hero!! Starting the process to rock my gray hair. We are the same age and yours looks fantastic!!

  8. Carolee says:

    Hi Beth! I am 74 and love my gray hair! Also loved your post on breaking fashion rules. My style is classic, but yesterday I bought my first pair of snakeskin booties. I’m sure they will look fabulous with my classic jeans and blazers.

  9. Becky says:

    I break the bright lipstick rule & the gray hair rule. My hair is actually white, & I wear it about chin length with bangs. That breaks even more rules! I can’t tell you how many times that I have been complimented on how great my hair looks. I also wear knee length skirts & shorts. I have short legs & skirts that hit mid calf make my legs look even shorter. The same goes for capris.

  10. Pam says:

    The style rule I break every day is, “only wear matt eyeshadow over 50”. As we age our eyes lose some of their life and twinkle. I think a nice shimmer (not glitter) add a nice pop back to our eyes.

  11. Paula says:

    Beth, another great week of posts. I know I’ve mentioned Faster Way to weight loss before. I still haven’t tried it but you must be doing something right because you look like you have lost even more weight. Thanks again for your time and I love seeing Oscar.

  12. Pat says:

    what was the lipstick and color you mentioned that was so popular? it was in today’s (11/8) fab 5 video.

  13. Ellen says:

    I’ve read that only dark, plain jeans are appropriate for grown women. But I like to wear all kinds of jeans!
    Some say that hoodies are only for children and teens. I have sweater hoodies that look sophisticated to me. And hooded jackets are pretty and practical.
    Graphic tees – I love them and wear them. I think a jacket dresses up a graphic tee.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      so many jeans so many options. why be limited to just one? and i love hoodies. so glad you brought that up. mr. style would rock hoodies now and again. he looked adorable. xo

  14. Judy Parker says:

    Love you Beth, Thanks for five rules to break. I so agree. thumbs up.

  15. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    Thank you for the five rules to break! You and I are the same age, 61, and you are right on! Blessings to you, Kelly, and your family. I love your blog and the updates.

  16. Marilyn says:

    I love wearing fedoras and “hipster hats”! I pair the hats with large earrings. Chic!!

  17. Lea says:

    Thank you for this, Beth! I break all those rules except for the grey hair lol
    My favourite outfits of yours are the distressed jeans with tweed jackets… and I feel so good when I wear mine! Keep on rockin’… you do it so well.

  18. Lorraine Smith says:

    I have been wearing a lovely shade of blue nail polish on my toenails for a while now, onto the second bottle. I was told that I was too old for blue nail polish. I answered that I had really scanned the bottle carefully but could not find an age restriction anywhere. Well, I wear blue nail polish and the critics are quiet.
    So enjoyed the video and agree whole heartedly.

  19. Debbie says:

    Very nice

  20. Devon McGraw says:

    Hi Beth,

    Hello! First of all I want to pass along how much I’ve enjoyed your posts!! I am a bit younger maybe than some of your followers, but great style knows no age right?? I’ve passed your fabulous blog on to several friends in fact. Beyond the advice and outfit ideas YOU are a breath of fresh air and an inspiration!!

    It’s so cool how you not only give fashion advice but also recipes, diet ideas and overall lifestyle advice. I plan on trying the French Dip recipe this weekend in fact. 🙂

    So I have an idea for you! My sister Lauren and husband Rick just opened a fabulous “modern farm resort” called Julep Farms in Dillard, GA. They have a farm to table restaurant called “The Kitchen” , GORGEOUS shop called “The Market” AND the cutest baby doll sheep, miniature ponies and Polish chickens you’ve ever seen.

    I help her by curating the art gallery on site and they also have 4 themed cottages for rent. (The Boathouse, Sweet Tea, Magnolia and The Derby). Right now all 4 cottages are filled with the film crew from The Hallmark Channel as they are filming a new movie in the area. FUN times!

    The restaurant has only been open about 3 weeks but is already a bustling hive of happy energy! We think what she’s created is pretty special! (I am only a “little” biased being her big sis) 😉

    I was thinking her property would be a super cute backdrop for one of your posts! I think Dillard is not too far from Athens (an hour and a half maybe?) The fall colors right now are just about perfect! Anyway, just something for you to consider. I can only imagine how busy you must be! Feel free to check them out at 🙂

    Merci Beaucoup Beth for all you do! I look forward to all the posts to come from “Style at a Certain Age!”

    Devon 🙂

  21. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Great ideas here. I am 65 now and I think fashion rules are made to be broken. Fashion should be fun–I like classic looks, but with a modern twist, so mixing things up is fun. The french dip looks good–great time of year for that, too. Happy weekend!

  22. nedra says:

    Dear Beth,

    Thank you for being you and for your wonderful blog. I have always loved fashion. My father bought my mother’s clothes and she was always beautiuflly dressed. I spent time in her closet, looking and feeling fabrics and looking at labels. At 66, I still enjoy fashion. Now I spend most of my time on my farm, in leggings, sweatshirt or overalls. I do miss getting dress up as I once did. It is always fun to see what you are wearing!

  23. Dessie Irvin says:

    LOVE the video. Why are women so judgemental? To each their own. Right?

  24. Carol says:

    I have 3 of the wonderful german shepherd dogs. Life would be so boring without their “help” with everything. Thoroughly enjoy your column.

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