knitwear for thanksgiving

  1. Sue says:

    I like the look and comfort of your OOTD. Can anyone tell me why designers place a bow right in our middles from a tie at the waist? It may add to the look on a dress form but on most women it isn’t an area we want emphasized. And if we want to wear a knit top untucked over it, we have to contend with the lump and bump of the bow. Is it because it’s cheaper to produce a drawstring waist than internal elastic? Or does it serve some design purpose?

  2. Lorraine Kweens says:

    Love the long sweater. Looks so cozy and comfortable. Beth I love your style.

  3. Sangita M says:

    Love the OOTD and you look great as always! Most of all I love your attitude. You are a true inspiration. Thank you!

  4. Laurie Brown says:

    I love the reminder about being able to control our attitude if not our circumstances. That’s easy to forget.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Beth!

  5. Janet M Reading says:

    Good morning, Beth

    I love your outfit today–cozy and chic! Reading your blog is one of my daily rituals and through the years I have enjoyed getting to “know” you and your family while sharing your triumphs and tragedies.

    However, I have to agree with some previous comments regarding errors in spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure that dim your bright and shiny commentary. You said that you engage a linguist to proofread. Although his/her credentials are most impressive (Stanford PhD), it should be noted that a linguist is not a grammarian, and therefore not necessarily qualified as a proofreader or editor for your purposes. Although their paths may intersect, linguists and grammarians travel in very different lanes. In the most basic terms, a linguist studies the evolution, usage, and cultural considerations of all language; a grammarian’s expertise lies in the theoretical “rules” governing usage in a single language, e.g. grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. Someone with these skills might better serve you on Style at a Certain Age. I so enjoy your blog and it’s content, but wince at the mistakes that needn’t be. Thanks for hearing me out and please know that I do not intend to offend, but to help.

    I Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving. As you beautifully pointed out, despite all that we have undergone this year, there is indeed an abundance for which to give thanks!


    • Beth Djalali says:

      Hello, Janet,

      Yes, you are correct about the particular path of a linguist. And, yes, said Ph.D. (or PhD) as in your usage) is also qualified as a grammarian. I will also mention the blog posts are filtered through modern technology applications like Grammarly, so the articles are thoroughly vetted once, twice, and sometimes thrice for spelling and punctuation. Please point out a recent post where you winced at the misuse of grammar.

      All the best,

      • Robyn says:

        I enjoy your posts they are entertaining and bring joy. I think in this case focusing on grammar is the proverbial “You can’t see the forest for the trees”. Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy something for what it is. This is for entertainment and not to win a Pulitzer.

  6. Mary C says:

    This is a very fun outfit. I can also envision it with an upscale athletic type shoe as well for a more casual look.

  7. Andrea says:

    Love the long cardi and monochromatic look – timeless.

    I have never noticed errors on your site, but I’m here for the eye candy and quite frankly, I’m just thankful you are here for us right now, in any form.

    Which brings me to thankfulness. I thank you, for bring us joy and inspiration. I refer to ‘choosing’ joy as looking for my silver lining. All roads lead to Rome, but I’m so glad you choose the high road xo

  8. Martha Williams says:

    Your Banana Republic outfit looks so comfortable.
    I am glad that 2020 is coming to a close as this has been a very wacky and crazy year. I have also learned that I cannot control my circumstances, but I can definitely control my reaction. Positive thoughts and emotions seem to work the best. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  9. Anne says:

    I just love the mock t.neck and joggers and color scheme! I just bought the joggers! Meh on the duster. Its dropped shoulders are not universally flattering and the length would look better mid thigh on tall and short gals, as well. While I love most BR clothing, the duster is a miss. ;-(

  10. Anne says:

    p.s. I’m a grammarian, a linguist, and a lawyer, and I love the e.e. cummings’ blog style of prose! I think it’s all great!

  11. Linda says:

    Thank you! I have really enjoyed your last few posts/videos showing more casual, comfy and stylish ways to dress. Even though I am more isolated, I don’t want to feel or look frumpy. Great ides!

  12. Deidra A Haywood says:

    For the life of me I really don’t understand people who must say “something about something” when the world is going to Hell and thankfully this is a place to visit and get away for a few minutes. I love your blogs and so happy you are sharing recipes as well. As usual your knit outfit looks great on you especially the color. Thanks for being here for women who are over 50!!!

  13. Tami says:

    Once again, you lifted my spirits after a challenging day at the workplace! Beth, you are my style icon and I appreciate all the HARD work you put into this blog! Great OOTD!

  14. Kathleen says:

    LOVE the outfit, and the attitude.

    I look forward to your posts daily.
    Grateful and joyful

    Happy Thanksgiving

  15. Robyn says:

    Thank you for featuring Banana Republic. For quite a while I had given up on them, but this year all my sweaters bit the dust at the same time and needed replacing as well as layering tees. Their cotton-cashmere blend and merino wools sweaters and cardigans have been just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve also purchased their layering tees which are great, and a coat. I haven’t received the coat yet. I have given up on so many of my old standbys but BR has exceeded my expectations this year.

  16. KateBdid says:

    Great look! I love the tonal camel. I could see this being worn by women of all ages.

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