timeless classic style | the sunday brief

  1. Janet L Witthuhn says:

    Excellent post! Lots to think about, even for a 70+ like me. Thanks again!

  2. Susan says:

    Beth I agree with you 100% ! I love classic style, I am a Talbots’s girl.
    But that being said, you have to add a few trendy pieces to your wardrobe to keep it current. I feel like I am to mature to wear blue jeans, I can manage the same look with colored jeans,I love them !
    Thank you for your blog, you inspire me and I look forward to reading daily. I also have tried several recipes, the sheet pan chicken with feta was delish! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Debbie Saenz says:

      I never know what color eyeshadow to wear. My eyes are small and hazel (even though my mother will say they are brown’ish!) I’ve been wearing browns, beige and olive colors. I wear mascara on top only. I never wear liner as ut tends to my my eyes appear smaller. I use mostly Bare Esenctuals products and It Cosmetics. Both of these are easy.to use and don’t fall in my 60’ish fine lines! I admire your looks. I too tend.to be more structured and classic. Any eye shadow color suggestions you might have for me would be appreciated! Thanks for your wonderful & informative blog!

  3. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, it’s nice to look back on some of your posts, also talking about makeup and hair. I agree that hairstyle and colour go hand in hand, I would rather have my hair look good and wear no makeup because if your hair feels terrible than so do you. You have got it clown to a fine art. You always look good whether it’s a classic, casual or formal you get it right. Xoxo

  4. Rhonda says:

    Love all if these. The lavender jacket is my fav!

  5. Carol Spears says:

    Hi Beth, Love your posts and especially look forward to the Sunday ones. I am a classic as well, and although I’ve tried other ways of dressing, it always feels like I am wearing a costume.

  6. jackie says:

    Great post and you are looking fabulous in all of those photographs

  7. Jeanie says:

    The lighter lipstick you are wearing with the light purple jacket and jeans really makes you look younger!!! What self tanner do you use, if any?

  8. Cathy says:

    This is a very thought provoking post! Through the years, I’ve mostly wore my signature classic staples. Now that I’m retired I’m have fun adding a few trendy items to spice up my look. I think small changes can give you great results, haircuts, hair color and makeup can make you feel amazing!

  9. Marcia says:

    Thank you Beth ! I so enjoy reading your posts , they are informative and fun 🥰

  10. Linda L. says:

    Great post! I relied on all the great classics during my career to get through all those very hectic years of raising children and climbing that proverbial corporate ladder. Whew, all over now! I retired this past year & moved from NY to Southern California. I did bring many of my classics but I’m trying to step out of my box & add some fun pieces. It’s summer all year round here & our lifestyle is casual and country club chic; I stopped coloring my hair & I am letting a very, very short pixie grow out. I agree, your hair says so much & right now mine is screaming cut me but this is taking patience! Love your advice!

  11. Suzanne Smith says:

    This is a terrific post, Beth, and I agree with everything you said. I am always hearing people tell me “oh, that’s such a ‘Sue’ look.” I definitely have a signature look, but I do like to mix it up, too. And I try hard to make clothes be workhorses–use them in different ways with different items at different times, so they extend their usefulness. You look great!

  12. Jacalyn Nelson says:

    Hi Beth: I have a style challenge for you, should you accept. I am the twinset queen. At one time I had more than 100 twinsets (BTW not especially proud of that little fact). A lot of them were cashmere from Neiman Marcus and other high end stores. I still have many of them–how can I part with such luxury?
    So the challenge is ways to update–they spend far too much time in my closet unworn. I do where them as separates already but I am looking for other alternatives as well. The underpieces are sleeveless or often short sleeves.
    Game on?

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