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i wish that i knew what i know now (fashion confidence)

-bd
  1. Cathy Cunningham says:

    Love the whole look. You look smashing.I would wear everything that you have put together. ❤️

  2. Cathy Cunningham says:

    I loved your whole ensemble. I would wear it just as you have shown. Thanks. ❤️

  3. Joanie says:

    Follow your heart. Be your authentic self. Wear clothing and colors that you like as an expression of your own unique personality whether it is currently on trend or not. Smile.
    Great outfit, Beth!

  4. Kim says:

    Beautiful look, beautiful outlook. Ooh-la-la indeed!

  5. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, I love your whole outfit, as you know I’ve mentioned before that you inspired me to think outside the box.
    Wisdom does come with age I agree and how many times have I said to myself as countless others have the same words
    ” I wish I knew then what I know now ”
    Happy Tuesday xoxo

  6. Karen says:

    Love yourself and put yourself first. Say no when you need to. You are so talented, follow your dreams! Your looks are unique, celebrate them, don’t hate them! Get help when you need it!

  7. Marcia Fishman says:

    I look forward to your blogs everyday! If you r short are the wide leg jeans good to wear

  8. Karen Johnson says:

    Hey Beth. I’ve been following you for quite a while now as I love your fashion sense. We really gravitate toward the same styling.
    Question. I want to get a fun pearl necklace similar to what you are wearing. The challenge is getting something cleverly designed w/o breaking the budget. Any suggestions?

  9. Kerry Rutledge says:

    Hi Beth
    My advice would be to focus on the journey not on the destination. Do NOT wish your life away always looking forward to the next chapter!

  10. Babs says:

    I was preppy until I retired and then got swept into the look of leggings with a tunic top . After looking at your denim and blazer photos, l have now decided to get out the wool slacks, cashmere sweaters, and blazers! I love preppy! It is such a classic WOW look!

  11. Treasure Morgan says:

    I love modern preppy too – thanks for showcasing this style that is so classic!
    I’m 52 now, recently switched careers and am loving my new path. I would say to younger women – you can have it all, just not all at the same time. Decide who/what is really important to you and put those people/things first. The rest will shake out in the end. And above all, be kind to and love yourself whether you are experiencing great success, a painful failure or just average, ordinary days.

  12. Rozanne Woodling says:

    My favorite look is wearing a scarf with a necklace or a couple of necklaces. Rules are meant to be broken. I worked in a boutique for 5 years many moons ago and learned so much from the owner and gained a lot of self-confidence from her. She only sold solid colored clothing and beaucoup accessories. We were trained to change up accessories and could wear the same solid color clothing everyday if we desired to do so….but, of course, no gal in her right mind wanted that. I learned so much from her wisdom.

  13. Yvonne says:

    i am in love with that beautiful blazer! You look gorgeous! Your advice is so true, I always wish wisdom was transferrable, as I’m sure every mother and grandmother wishes. Staying bold is my motto.

  14. Pam says:

    Beth, my dad always told me “don’t waste your time worrying ” and he was so right. A wonderful post and outfit.

  15. Jo-Ann Mazliach says:

    Wonderful post today! My piece of advice is that laughter IS and Always will be a GOOD Thing! We need to find joy every day.
    Beth you look fantastic in the blazer outfit.

  16. Kathy says:

    I would tell my younger self to stop trying to be perfect and worrying so much! I would repeat loudly and clearly “you are beautiful because God made you.” As a much older and more self aware 63 year old, I realize nobody was worried about my hair or outfit except me….everyone was focusing on themselves! I’ve spent so much time being critical of myself, I’m amazed that my reflection isn’t permanently frowning!

  17. Christa says:

    Love your looks and just turned 50 and trying to make career decisions and it is difficult and I worry too much about what others will think. Thank you for your wisdom.

  18. lorena says:

    Loved the video Beth ! you are certaintly rocking it.

  19. Great outfit, and not just because I have one like it. Except I think of it with black jeans. Really like the blue! And like someone else…interested in the pearl necklace. But you didn’t put it or one like it in the shopping post. Which reminds me…I’ve meant to ask if you have ever done a post on wearing fine jewelry (real pearls, gold coin necklaces, dinner rings etc) with a casual outfit. The Talbots trunk show stylists assure us we can do it. But I’d love some examples.

  20. Madeleine says:

    Had a HUGE discussion with the younger set about nude hose…so “out” they say…in MN in the middle of winter when black tights are not appropriate (looking like a nun) what is one to do???

  21. Carol C says:

    I would tell my younger self to wear what you love, what makes feel good, and maybe makes you laugh!

  22. Frances says:

    I to love a good blazer and jeans worn together. I too have been a J Crew shopper for years. I would tell my younger self not to worry so much about what other people will think. If you like a paisley print skirt worn with a stripped t shirt, then wear and feel good about.

  23. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Nice jacket! This is a great look. As for advice to my younger self–hmmmmm…I guess when I was very young, I worried all the time as a single parent. Now, I’d tell myself to just trust my instincts because somehow it all does work out and we were just fine. Easier said than done at a young age, though!

  24. Lynn Randar says:

    You look terrific!
    My go to advice for my younger self – “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”. It’s important to grab life by the horns and make it your own today not someday

  25. Laura says:

    I would tell my younger self to forget those “5 pounds” because your body is fabulous just the way it is and to stop drinking carbonated beverages because the bloat is what is making you look “fat.”

  26. Jeanmarie says:

    I would say, “When you find yourself fretting or feeling constrained, “Pan out.” (waaaaayyyyy out, keep going, going, going…) Now look back…recognize your very special place in the tapestry of life, and behold the limitless possibilities that surround you.

    Thank you for your beauty and inspiration, Beth, and may God grace your family with peace, healing, and every joy.

  27. Stephanie S Blee says:

    Love your blog but wish you would also incorporate hi end plus sized info. Am in my late 70s but still love fine handbags, shoes & clothes.

  28. cynthia says:

    “Smile at people and they will smile back. Strike up conversations with strangers. You will find out they are nice people with interesting stories. “

  29. Janie Nichols says:

    I would tell my younger self to not worry so much about what others were doing or wearing — discover what you like and go with it and be confident. I would also tell my younger self to be picky when buying clothes — a few great pieces are better than trends that don’t suit your style, look great on your body, or make you feel great! I love your style formula of incorporating a blazer as a third layer and have recently beefed up my wardrobe with blazers!

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