chinos, graphic tee and denim shirt

hello monday! hello may! don’t you just love this time of year when the first blush of spring is in motion? the birds are singing, the bees buzzing, and those flowers are blooming! i hope you had a chance to read opens in a new windowMarlene’s Saturday Post that touched on flowers. it’s fitting that Mother’s Day falls in this luscious month. what mother doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers? it’s been said that every sentiment imaginable can be expressed with a single flower. love, friendship, admiration, joy, empathy. once you understand the language of flowers, you can experiment with friends and family to take your communication in a whole new direction. many of us know that a red rose symbolizes enduring passion. but what about a dahlia? this flower demonstrates the lasting bond and commitment between two people. or a hydrangea? this flower symbolizes gratitude. and sunflowers? this cheerful yellow bloom means happiness. thanks, april, for those showers that bring us, may flowers. it’s only fitting my outfit gives a subtle nod to this glorious month with floral pants, graphic tee, and denim shirt.

the countdown is on for the bathroom renovation to come to an end. honestly, it’s been pretty painless except for the fact that half the house is a complete mess! my closet is storing the light fixtures, wallpaper, and future storage solutions. every time i turn around i bump into something or worse, can’t find something… the guest room is housing bits and pieces of the master bedroom. and the main bath has taken the brunt as it’s pulling double duty for two bathrooms…, but this too shall end. once the dust settles, i’m headed to Tybee for a much-needed beach vacay! i can already hear the surf rolling onto the shore. can you say excited?! if you follow me on opens in a new windowInstagram, you can catch all the behind-scenes of the beach, beach house, and a restaurant or two. 

chinos, graphic tee, and denim shirt

who doesn’t love a casual chic ootd? many of us have been living in loungewear, athletic wear, or grunge wear this past year. if you’re ready for a change, a pair of utility pants might be of interest. they’re lighter weight than blue jeans and come in a variety of colors or patterns. in my mind, they’re similar to chinos, and i always have white and khaki chinos hanging in my closet. since i love pattern i decided opens in a new windowfloral pants (limited sizes similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) from opens in a new windowAnthropologie would be a nice wardrobe addition. the button front and patch pockets are the details that add personality. a graphic tee also from opens in a new windowAnthropologie (sold out, similar opens in a new windowhere, opens in a new windowhere, and opens in a new windowhere) was the perfect companion to the floral chinos. but if the weather is still nippy in your neck of the woods, a opens in a new windowdenim shirt is the perfect third layer. tuck it or tie it. try it. it works! 

this is the time of year to lighten and brighten, so i swap my leather handbags for wicker or straw. nothing screams summer more than a wicker handbag (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) or opens in a new windowstraw tote! since my outfit is anchored in blue, i couldn’t resist wearing my opens in a new windowblue suede shoes. so don’t step on them! all in all, the casual ootd is perfect for a spring day. sunglasses are Tory Burch (old, similar opens in a new windowhere)

if you haven’t heard, Style at a Certain Age has made it to the finalist round for the 2021 Sephora Squad! what a fantastic opportunity to represent our demographic that is often overlooked by brands. in order to make it on the Squad, Sephora is asking for testimonials as to why i would be an asset to the squad. if you opens in a new windowclick this link, it will take you to the #sephorasquad. simply scroll down until you see my headshot, click the link, and leave a testimonial as to why YOU think i should make the squad. thank you for all of your love and support. the Sephora Squad will be announced end of may. stay tuned!

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  1. Georgia Peach wrote:

    Beth! Congratulations on being a Sephora Squad finalist. I’ve already left my testimonial for you. Come on ladies let’s support our favorite gal pal!
    I love beautiful May and this sweet happy ootd ia perfect to welcome her.
    Enjoy Tybee. I’m headed to St. Simon’s later this month. Woohoo!🤸‍♀️
    Best of luck w/Sephora.😘

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • thanks so much for taking time to do this for me! i so appreciate all of your support!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  2. Lindsey A wrote:

    Loving the handbag in particular today! Idea/request for a future blog post – summer handbags. I found it interesting you said that you swap leather for wicker or straw in the summer. Even cream leather? I must admit I have a slight paranoia about wicker/straw handbags after a wonderful day out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in my late teens – my friend was wearing a beautiful chiffon dress (late 90’s) and carrying a wicker/straw bag. The look was adorable, but by the end of the day, the bag had snagged her dress several times. Was it just a bad bag? Or the wrong combination of fabrics? I’ve been shy of wicker/straw bags since then but love the look of them, and am in the market for a summer bag this year.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • i do carry leather handbags in the summer. white or cream are great examples. i think it was a bad handbag. i haven’t had that happen
      and i own several varieties of wicker. i’d try one on for size. i’d be surprised if you hit a snag! (couldn’t resist)!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  3. Kristine wrote:

    I also left a testimonial on Sephora Squad. I said that looking through the head shots, you were the only one who represented me. That you were relatable and taught us how to become the best version of ourselves. Isn’t that the whole point of wearing makeup? Good luck, Kristine

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • thank you so very much! i so appreciate you taking time to do this for me.

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  4. Eve wrote:

    Your post is never boring. I think this is the year I will go floral pants. I love this look. Definitely support you.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  5. Julia wrote:

    Hi Beth! I added my Sephora Squad testimonial. I hope you make it! Looks like most of the other finalists are not in our demographic. I am happy to support you as our representative.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • you are a sweetheart! thanks so much for your support. beware, you will be inundated with makeup, skincare and beauty of all kinds for
      months and months!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  6. Terry wrote:

    I’m hoping the dangerous weather this afternoon didn’t personally impact you and yours! Reading the blog and watching the weather channel.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • it hasn’t impacted Athens yet, but we’ve had the tornado sirens go off a few times. not to worry as i grew up in tornado alley and our neighborhood in Katy, TX was impacted by a severe tornado that made CNN nightly news. never a dull moment in Spring. thanks for asking!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  7. Sangita M wrote:

    Congrats Beth on your nomination! Already left my testimonial and I am sure you’ll make it! You are unique and very special. I think they’ll see that.
    Love the outfit of the day. Have a great time at the beach!

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • you are always the best, Sangita! thank you for all of the love you send my way. it is returned in full measure.

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  8. Tanya Roub wrote:

    Left my testimonial and am hoping you are selected. You are such an inspiration.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • thanks so much, Tanya for taking time to do this for me!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  9. Francesca B. wrote:

    Just left a testemonial for you Beth I think you will be brilliant aand just right for Sephora. Congratulations for being nominated I hope you get it! 🙂
    It is nearly Mother’s Day and I treated myself to a beautiful wicker bag you had posted. Happy week!

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
    • happy mother’s day! i’m happy to hear you treated yourself to a wicker bag. i think you will love it.
      thanks so much for the support with Sephora!

      Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  10. Deanna wrote:

    I just left my testimonial on the Sephora Squad link. You are so gracious in sharing all that you do. I have learned so much from you in this past year! Hope you make the Squad. You deserve it!!

    Posted 5.4.21 Reply
    • thanks so much Deanna! i so appreciate you being here.

      Posted 5.4.21 Reply
  11. Debbie wrote:

    Sephora testimonial done! Fingers crossed; they need you!

    Posted 5.4.21 Reply
    • that is so thoughtful to take time and show your support. thank you!

      Posted 5.4.21 Reply
  12. Katherine wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    I did give you a testimonial on why you should be selected to the Sephora Squad.
    You are a natural, and we shall see you at the TOP. Sephora would be so fortunate to have you on their team.
    Good luck to you.

    Posted 5.4.21 Reply
    • that is so thoughtful to take time to leave a testimonial. i so appreciate your support!

      Posted 5.4.21 Reply
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