Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
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yes, fall is just around the corner. and with it sweaters, booties, blazers, blue jeans and coats. all of my favorite fashion items and i’m certain yours too. can’t wait! but today, i have one foot firmly planted in August. i’m savoring summer with a maxi dress that takes you from a sunny beach to sunset cocktails. is there anything more versatile than a maxi dress come summer? especially if you’re on vacation.
many of you remember i headed to the beach two weeks ago to spend time with my family. what a fun, long weekend filled with lots of time sitting on a cabana chair with my toes in the sand. sometimes, my photographer tags along when i travel, and sometimes not. this time he stayed in Athens so i worked with a photographer from Tybee. Wen McNally specializes in family portraits and weddings. what a joy she was to have behind the camera for this week’s photoshoots! of course, i had to get up at the crack of dawn for this photoshoot. but it was worth it! look at that gorgeous sunrise. breathtaking! if you happen to find yourself in Savannah or Tybee and in need of a photographer, Wen’s your woman. thanks, Wen, for the amazing photos!
is there anything better than a vacation? unless it’s a beach vacation. but i’m prejudiced. there’s nothing i love more than the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore or a long walk with dunes to my left and the ocean to my right. maybe it’s due to five years of island life when i lived on Guam. then again, there are very few people who don’t love to spend time at the beach. am i right?! okay, the mountains are a good choice too. which do you prefer, mountains or beach? let me know in the comments!
when i head on vacation, i love to reach for a maxi dress. they’re just plain fun to wear! this snake print number is from Anthropologie, a go-to retailer when i’m looking for a little extra something! i tossed a belt (similar here) over the top to cinch my waist and add texture. but the tiered dress looks perfectly fine without. don’t you just love choices when it comes to style? an outfit always boils down to your personal preferences. no shoes required at the beach. that’s the best part of vacay! but when i wore this maxi dress to dinner, i slipped into a pair of metallic sandals that looked terrific. since summer is fleeting, i chose a straw handbag that’s the perfect companion to a beach-inspired outfit. don’t forget a pair of sunglasses, especially at 6am…
Tybee Light House on the north side of the island.
a cargo ship headed to the Savannah River.
surfers waiting for the right wave.