Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
well ladies, october 2020 is pretty much in the books. tomorrow we celebrate halloween and then it’s the fast track to the holidays. speaking of the holidays, in case you missed it, yesterday we launched our holiday gift guides with a helpful tutorial on how to shop right from the guides. it’s super simple and you can think of style at a certain as your one-stop gift shopping guide. we are keeping things light today with a smoked salmon appetizer and a champagne cocktail. my outfit today is a perfect casual outfit, which happens to be in my favorite fall color palette: black and tan.
it’s no secret that i love pairing black and browns. black denim from Everlane anchors this outfit while my printed top (similar) pulls the color palette together. as a second layer i have this safari style jacket from Talbots that has seen a lot of action so far this fall. it’s light-weight and is a perfect fall neutral.
to fully integrate the color palette, i have brown suede booties. i could certainly go with black ballet flats or an ashen brown smoking slipper, but i love how the darker brown color of these booties (similar) really brings a deeper level of brown to the outfit.
this is so simple! it would be a great brunch appetizer and it makes a great snack or light lunch. the delicious flavor of smoked salmon and herbed soft cheese without the bagel! i have seasoned hot smoked salmon from Trader Joe’s. as you can see, it is different from lox. but lox would be good too.
separate the radicchio leaves from the head, spread on about a tablespoon of boursin and top with slices of smoked salmon.
the cool bitter radicchio is a perfect compliment to the saltiness of the salmon and the creamy herbaceous flavor of the boursin.
puree 2 plums. then add ice and fill with bubbly. gently stir to mix well and strain into a coupe glass. garnish with a plum slice.
oscar is all smiles today! it might be because our holiday gift guide for pets is included below. check it out! and don’t forget you can access all our gift guides on the blog via the holiday shop tab in the menu bar. this closes another fridays with oscar. from oscar, ollie and all of us here at style at a certain age: we wish you all a happy and safe halloween!