what to pack for a 3-day getaway

  1. Lucy says:

    Loved this post!
    And the outfits. Thanks Beth

  2. Nikki Lehnhardt says:

    What a fun trip! In the middle of the pandemic, we bought a darling little beachfront condo in Pass Christian, Ms. A quick getaway is the perfect response to our crazy, stressful world. I love Savannah. It’s like the fun, crazy cousin compared to its more sedate neighbor, Charleston.

  3. Robyne says:

    Hi Beth-
    Thank you for posting the outfits and the tips about Savannah! Quick question…how do you manage in a long sleeve shirt????🙀🥶

    • Beth Djalali says:

      if it’s linen or cotton it’s a breathable fabric that does well in the heat. and i’m not outside all day long. lot’s of the summer is spent indoors with frigid air conditioning temps.

  4. Leu2500 says:

    Your accessory game is really good this summer.

  5. Sharyn D says:

    Thank you for sharing Beth. Nothing better than catching up with old friends who you haven’t seen in years. Look forward to seeing pictures of you in the outfits. I loved Savannah! Our hotel overlooked the Savannah River so I enjoyed seeing those pictures. Leopold’s ice-cream, Husk, Elizabeth’s, those beautiful squares…sigh.

  6. Eve says:

    My husband and his construction crew went there after hurricane Hugo to help rebuild some hotels. I hitched a ride and saw beautiful little gardens, an interesting old Fort. The old slave market.
    I love the wardrobe choices. Not so much the tee dress but it looks comfortable.

    • Eve says:

      Oops that was Charleston SC we were at but I do love Savannah GA. We caught huge crabs and cooked them in our little cottage on the beach. In beer!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      just love all the history that goes along with visiting the Southern states.

  7. Bonnie Davis says:

    May I ask what your personal comfort level is with dresses above the knee? What I mean is, how long does a dress have to be for you to feel comfortable wearing it? I am 59 years old and have found myself wanting to cover up more.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      if your comfort level is telling you to cover up more then i’d listen. style is always about what you feel comfortable doing.
      me? i’m perfectly fine with a skirt or dress a few inches above my knee.

      • Kate says:

        I agree! I love the look of an above the knee skirt/dress, but have personally always been most comfortable in a longer hem. It could be from being a taller woman- who knows? I often use the keyword “midi” when shopping, and find I personally like the look and comfort better. (And I’m in my 30s, so it’s really just preference.)

        I love the t-shirt dress, though!

  8. Bee says:

    Savannah is beautiful. Anytime hubby and I find ourselves traveling up the east coast, we try to stop and walk along the river. We’ve yet to try an apartment there; yours looks very charming.

    Our travel plan as new retirees is to explore along the Atlantic coast, starting from Florida. St.Augustine and Savannah have long been favorites for us. Covid restrictions slowed us down this past year, but we were able to visit Charleston and Wilmington. Road trips are so much fun!

  9. Deborah J Clark says:

    Beth, you look so darn cute in your outfit today, and with matching nail polish I might add!!
    I am having some difficulty about whether to wear a slip with dresses and skirts nowdays…I’m sure my decorum is out of date. Could you please advise on the subject of slips: to wear or not to wear.
    Many thanks – Deb

    • Beth Djalali says:

      well, there are no hard and fast rules these days about slips. although they are hard to shop for as not many women wear slips anymore. that said, there are certain dresses or skirts that truly need a slip underneath. whether they are see-through or form-fitting.

      • Kate says:

        I find that wearing a pair of comfortable bike shorts (which are everywhere this year) can be a nice casual option under skirts. Not proper “undergarments”, but I find they help some outfits. 🙂

    • Leu2500 says:

      Deborah, Wardrobe Oxygen recommends slip shorts.

  10. Lovely apartment.
    Nice combos
    Have lots of fun

  11. Karen says:

    Beth, I think the t-shirt dress looks darling on you. I was going to order one for my self, but it was out in my size. Love your outfit inspirations.

  12. Una says:

    I love your fashion advice. I’m 63 years young and don’t want to dress trendy, I have always loved classic clothes. You are the 1st I’ve seen who outfits are current, and classy and fun. THANK YOU for remembering the mature woman is still alive kicking and ready for FUN.

  13. After this post I stated to look over Savannah and now i want to go there for a lovely weekend. Your outfits were perfect for the ocasion. Love it!

  14. Nicole says:

    Hi Beth,
    sweaty Betty and the sandals made it directly to my fashion heart- great.
    Have a nice week,

  15. Sandra says:

    I love Savannah. My husband and I took an American Cruise Line cruise two or three years ago and that was one of our stops.

    Being a girl scout, I enjoyed seeing Juliette Gordon Low museum and home. I had read and watched the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” prior to our trip to Savannah, and then read the book again afterwards.
    In addition, we took a walking tour. I love seeing all the historic architecture.
    The last picture looking out at the river, I believe that is where we docked. Most of the stops were one day only, but we had a two day stop in Savannah and it was amazing.
    I am hoping to go back someday and definitely for a longer visit.
    I enjoy receiving your post in my email.

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