does fashion still matter in the new “normal”?  it’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks, our conversations and concerns have shifted so dramatically and profoundly.  the things we were focused on in February are no longer top of mind—not even by a long shot.  as i go through our photo archives, the places junior style and i shot at no more than 6 weeks ago have been totally shut down.  the world, and us along with it, have changed almost overnight.  

it begs the question then, what is the role of fashion?  i continue to believe fashion as a distraction is a unifying force.  it can bring us together as a point of intersection and commonality.  for those of you that joined me on Facebook Live last night, that much was clear.  despite these uncertain times, a group of women were able to gather—separated in some cases by oceans—to enjoy the virtual company of others.  it’s a powerful thing to know that we are united during these uncertain times.  

does fashion still matter?

we’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks shifting our content to accommodate these changing times.  we’ve talked about staying healthy and fit while maintaining social distancing. we’ve also talked about hosting a virtual dinner party—something i wouldn’t have thought to do until recently.  but today, i want to return to the heart of this blog; i want to post a pure OOTD.  a fashion distraction.  i hope you enjoy!  

similar blazer | similar blazer 2 | similar pants | similar pants 2 | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | shoes | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar earrings  

easy spirit 

i’m showcasing one of my classic preppy looks.  it’s composed totally of neutrals. and it’s perfect for those cooler spring days which, here in Georgia at least, are still sprinkled in-between more summer-like days.  i’ve paired a (similar) blazer with a (similar) sweater and a pair of white ankle jeans from Talbots.  white jeans are classic and essential for any wardrobe.  they serve as the perfect neutral base that can be matched with just about anything.  

for my long time followers, you know that i’ve served as an Easy Spirit ambassador.  they’re such comfortable and convenient shoes, that i even featured them in one of my latest YouTube videos: top five sneakers for spring and summer. 

today, i’m featuring a pair of bell dress shoes from Easy Spirit.  use the code Beth25 for a discount at checkout.  

similar blazer | similar blazer 2 | similar pants | similar pants 2 | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | shoes | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar earrings

fashion as a distraction

in these uncertain times, there’s nothing more important than friends, family, and your health.  the focus right now is rightfully on just those things.  however, let’s not forget what has become peripheral: music, literature, movies, comedy, and of course, fashion.  these things, however frivolous they may seem during times like these, are what bring us together.  they foster conversation.  they bring smiles to our face.  sometimes we just need a distraction.  

similar blazer | similar blazer 2 | similar pants | similar pants 2 | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | shoes | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar earrings

just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t throw a dinner party for two or more.  today, we’re talking how to host a virtual dinner party.  it might take a bit of planning on your part to send the invites and get everyone on board as far as date and time. but just like at-home dinner parties, it’s worth the time and effort to galvanize your friends and family. these days, it’s so easy to feel alone and isolated, so we need to make every effort to stay connected. and i’ve always loved opening my home and breaking bread. today, i get to try a new way to do just that. remember, guests will make or break the party, so four to six is a good number to start with. it’s small enough to keep the banter rolling but not large enough to have everyone shouting talking over one another. 

how to host a virtual dinner party

if everyone on your invite list is tech-savvy, you may or may not want to have a trial run with Facetime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Houseparty.app or Skype. just make certain each guest is familiar with your go-to platform. it’s sooooo frustrating when everyone’s gathered at the appointed time and date, but one person is struggling with the log-in. but all of the social platforms are easy to navigate; it’s just becoming familiar with which button to hit and when. the Houseparty.app adds extra features like games and quizzes. Quick Draw, Trivia, and Head’s Up are just a few. anyone remember Pictionary? mr. style, and i frequently pulled that game out at dinner parties, and our guests loved playing. 

how to host a virtual dinner party

this post brought to you by Ann Taylor

how to host a virtual dinner party

step 1:  pick a menu

pick a menu. it might be as easy picking out one dish for everyone to cook then compare notes. one of my favorite pastimes is plopping in a  chair and scouring cookbooks. my most cherished possession is a cookbook from my Nana with handwritten notes scribbled next to recipes. or you might want everyone to fend for themselves whip up individual meals then swap recipes. or support your favorite local restaurant and order take-out. and they truly need our love and patronage to weather these stormy times. it’s up to you, so have fun and get creative.

how to host a virtual dinner party

c/o gingham pants | top (old, similar here and here)

how to host a virtual dinner party

step 2:  set the scene

set the scene. yes, set the table as if everyone is headed to your house for dinner. flowers – check. placemats – check. napkins – check. wine – check. don’t forget your computer will be seated at the table too. the temps are on the warm side today, so time to open my porch for an alfresco meal. 

how to host a virtual dinner party

how to host a virtual dinner party

step three: happy hour

kick off the evening with a virtual happy hour. quarantini anyone?

step four:  conversation

steer the conversation towards happy and future events. come prepared with three or four icebreakers. and keep the conversation flowing.

how to host a virtual dinner party

how to host a virtual dinner party

step five:  dress the part

dress the part. yes, ladies, it’s a dinner party, so let’s have fun and dress up.  what says spring more than a pastel color palette? y’all know how much i love blazers. this time of year, they are a must-have as temps bounce from chilly to warm. this little number from Ann Taylor is a muted shade of purple called dreamy lilac. and it’s a dream to wear with piped trim and notched lapel. it’s made of linen, polyester, rayon, and spandex, and if you can believe it, it’s machine washable.

and what about a plaid skirt with a double flounce hem? it’s the perfect combination of fun and flirty. it comes with a self-tie belt if you want a little extra flair. i paired the plaid skirt with a simple winter white blouse with Nehru collar. it has a shirttail hem that you can tuck or untuck to your heart’s content.

last but not least are a snazzy pair of suede sandals with a comfy block heel.  all-in-all Ann Taylor has me covered for my virtual dinner party.

how to host a virtual dinner party

how to host a virtual dinner party

c/0 skirt | c/o blouse | c/o blazer | c/o sandals

how to host a virtual dinner party

a big thank you to Ann Taylor for this sponsored post. and thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring fresh ideas.

keeping our heads up during coronavirus is challenging.  we’re hungry for positive news, and that can feel slow going.  but we’ve been here for you on the blog over the past few weeks, trying to stay positive.  and we’ll continue to do so.  last week, we featured a tour of my home, and we put together a YouTube tutorial roundup to keep you busy while you’re stuck indoors.  these were ideas that came from you, our readers, so keep suggesting content you want to see in the comments below.

and now i’m gonna let you in on a little industry secret:  we’ve got a week’s worth left of OOTDs we shot before Athens issued a shelter in-place.  we’re going to post them this week to give you a bit of a fashion distraction during these uncertain times.  and speaking of “distractions”, sometimes it’s hard to remember that Spring is actually here.  the trees are sprouting leaves and the flowers are in-bloom here in Athens.  and it happened in what felt like overnight.  from my window i can see Crepe Myrtles, Japanese Maples, and the blossoms from Cherry trees.  what does your view look like?       

keeping our heads up during coronavirus

it’s one of life’s greatest challenges not to let our circumstances dictate our attitude.  it’s one thing to say, “stay positive”, but it’s quite another to feel it deep inside.  it’s so easy to let doubt and fear consume us. but as soon as it does, we’ve already lost.  when platitudes wear thin, remember:  fear not, God is in control.  

poncho | gingham crop pant | blouse | silk scarf | heel sandals 

poncho positive

poncho, please?  i love ponchos, and i’ve featured them for years over here on the blog.  they’re one of my favorite items to wear in Spring or Fall.  today, i’ve pulled in a beautiful pastel poncho from Ann Taylor and paired it with a gingham cropped pant.  it’s a perfect spring outfit for those cooler transition days.   

and i know many of my readers love scarves as much as i do.  here’s a beautiful silk scarf, again from Ann Taylor. it pairs wonderfully with the poncho, but it would be perfect with any Spring outfit, especially those that feature a pastel palette.  

poncho | gingham crop pant | blouse | silk scarf | heel sandals 

spring pastels

i’ve been all about pastels this Spring. last week, i shopped my closet and pulled out a pink pastel bomber jacket.  and if you missed my pink rain coat, make sure to check out the post.  today is all about lavender.  what’s your favorite pastel?  

poncho | gingham crop pant | blouse | silk scarf | heel sandals 

reaching out to others

i talked yesterday about the importance of continuing to reach out to friends and family using the technology available to us.  it’s worth remembering that not everyone has a robust network of support. a kind word of encouragement can get a lot farther than we may realize. 

poncho | gingham crop pant | blouse | silk scarf | heel sandals 

i hope everyone is making good use of their time at home so far this week.  given that most of us are shelter-in-place, yesterday, i gave you a tour of my home.  we’ve been busy with household chores and keeping each other company. we had a game night and caught up on some favorite TV shows. the schools being closed had kids outside riding bikes, taking walks, and playing jump rope. my neighbors were out taking evening walks and enjoying the warm evening. perhaps, this shelter-in-place situation will give us a much-needed chance to reconnect with the outdoors and fresh air as spring begins.  it also gives us time to catch up with friends and family and to share a family meal during difficult times.  this week’s recipe is a delicious spring vegetable frittata with goat cheese and prosciutto. all of my kiddos are here in Athens, so we are enjoying being able to spend time together during this difficult time. 

outfit of the day 

today’s outfit is all about spring! bold, saturated hues of lavender and carnation pink stripes really amp up this spring color combo – a fun take on the usual pastels. my suede d’orsay flats go perfectly with the pink in my sweater, and the outfit is kept casual with light rinse girlfriend jeans.  it just so happened that my sweater colors matched the roses on my table to a T! how about that coincidence!

sweater | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | similar sweater 3 | similar sweater 4 | similar sweater 5 | similar sweater 6 | toothpick jeans | toothpick jeans 2 | flats | similar flats

miss ollie was content to nibble on the tiny tea rose petals. 

share a family meal during difficult times

frittatas are the greatest meal to put together with leftovers, in my opinion. they’re like pizza; you can throw in anything you like. this recipe provided is a good one follow, or you can just stick to the ratios lined out in this link: frittata ratios.

oven safe pancast iron skilletenameled cast iron skillet | tongs | spatula

for our frittata today i went with the ratios mentioned above, and i got creative with what i had in the fridge. i sauteed asparagus, mushrooms, and half a package of prosciutto. i like to saute some of the prosciutto to get a bacon-like crunch on the edges. 

i whisked together my eggs with ⅓ cup heavy cream.  then, as with the beauty of one-pan cooking, i added a little more olive oil to coat the pan just before i added my eggs to my saute mixture. then, i topped with dollops of goat cheese and popped the whole oven-safe pan into a 375 degree oven for about 18 minutes. 

while my frittata was baking, i mixed some arugula with the remaining packet of prosciutto, which i tore into bite-size strips. toss this together with oil and apple cider vinegar, add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. this salad tops my frittata. 

mimosa bar 

mimosas are pretty standard brunch fare, and this time, i decided to go with some fresh-pressed juice blends. i think it adds a special flair to the typical mimosa. two of the juices had a blood orange juice base, which works well with the bubbly. 

coupe glasses | ice bucket

for a mimosa, pour your champagne to fill your glass two thirds full, then top with one third juice of your liking. for an easy non-alcoholic version, go with sparkling water instead of the champagne. i think the special juices make the mocktail version a little more special too!

fridays with oscar

well, that’s a wrap for this week’s friday’s with oscar. i hope you take inspiration from my ootd and venture into wearing bold tones of your favorite spring colors. i also hope you try a frittata with leftovers from your fridge – get creative and be sure to let me know what you try! remember this time at home is a perfect way to reconnect with family and friends. social distancing doesn’t mean disconnection. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a peaceful weekend.

sweater | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | similar sweater 3 | similar sweater 4 | similar sweater 5 | similar sweater 6 | toothpick jeans | toothpick jeans 2 | flats | similar flats

kelly, junior style, oscar, ollie, and i continue to be here for you.  we’re going to keep reminding you every day, even when you’re sick of us.  news continues to change rapidly, and uncertainty is still the name of the game.   most, if not all of us are now home.   so, when stuck inside, shop your closet.

when stuck inside, shop your closet

the items for today’s OOTD are all old.  i shopped my closet as they say.  makes sense, given the times.  most brick and mortars are temporarily closed, and although online retailers are still open, now’s a perfect time to open your closet and really see what you have available.  last week, i gave you five ideas on what to do when stuck indoors, one of which was a closet cleanse.  now’s the perfect time to do so. 

i’ve been all about pastels this week.  yesterday, i featured a pink raincoat, and today i’m continuing that trend with a matching pink jacket and sweater.  (comparables below.) such an easy outfit to put together and works perfectly with a pair of cuffed skinny jeans and/or jeggings.  for those of you working from home, but don’t want to be in your PJs all day, an outfit like this goes a long way.  comfortable enough for the home office.

similar jacket | similar sweater | similar sweater 2 | similar sweater 3 | similar sweater 4 | similar sweater 5 | similar sweater 6 | similar sweater 7 | similar sweater 8 | similar sweater 9 | low wedges | similar bag | similar jeans | similar jeans 2 | similar jeans 3 | similar jeans 4

setting routines and keeping them 

over the past few weeks, i’ve read a lot of good suggestions on how to deal with what’s becoming the new norm:  shelter in-place.  one suggestion that resonates with me, mostly because i’ve worked from home for so many years, is this:  set a routine and keep it.  part of coping with our new reality is attempting to emulate our old reality to the best of our ability.  some advice:

  • wake up at your normally scheduled time; 
  • take a shower and get dressed;
  • start work at your normally scheduled time; 
  • take regular breaks, including lunch, coffee, etc.; 
  • make time for breaks, including spending time outdoors; 
  • regularly reach out to friends and family; 
  • don’t watch the news more than you normally would; 
  • go to bed at your normally scheduled time. 

all of this may seem totally obvious, but believe me, the temptation to stay in our PJs and watch the news is real.  and it’s not sustainable.  trust me. 

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i want to hear from you

we may be in it for the long haul, and i want this blog to be relevant to you and your new normal.  kelly and i have been batting around some ideas for posts over the next few weeks, but i want to hear from you.  what would you like to see on the blog in the upcoming weeks?  a lot of you have reached out to me with some great ideas.  let me know in the comments below!  

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the world around us is changing quickly.  no doubt.  but i want us all to stop and take a deep breath.  on Monday, we talked about dealing with uncertain times.  that uncertainty continues to grow,  and it can be unnerving for sure.  but as a child of woman who went through the Great Depression and World War II, i’m here to remind us that the resolve of the human spirit is in the time of crisis is a historical constant.   we will get through this.  together.  

i committed to bring you escapism in the coming days, weeks, and months.  as we head into spring, i thought it would be fun to take a look back and see how some of my fashion choices from previous springs have held up. so join me today for a spring and outfit retrospective.

dress it up

this fit and flare dress from Talbots is the perfect dress to ease me into warmer weather. and the best part about a dress is that it’s one and done. just add shoes, handbag, and a few baubles, and you’re ready to walk out the door in no time flat.  

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a fit and flare dress, kitten heel sandals, and a black clutch handbag

similar dress | similar shoes| similar handbag 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a fit and flare dress, kitten heel sandals, and a black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a fit and flare dress, kitten heel sandals, and a black clutch handbag

how to transition to spring 

spring can sometimes be tricky in regard to “what to wear.” while the calendar states that it’s spring the temps might not cooperate. that’s when the basics come in handy. it’s these wardrobe staples that help ease us into the next season. today i’ve chosen to wear white denim and a chambray shirt. easy enough, right? but there’s still a chill in the air, so a jacket is a must. a pair of booties wouldn’t be a bad idea either to keep those tootsies warm.  

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white denim, chambray shirt, suede jacket and booties

similar denimsimilar shirt | similar topper | similar booties| similar bag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white denim, chambray shirt, suede jacket and booties

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white denim, chambray shirt, suede jacket and booties

in the pink 

a pair of white denim is the perfect choice for a cool weekend vibe. i paired them with a botanical tulip camp shirt. the pantone color of the year, purple, is in play with this vibrant tunic. and i couldn’t resist adding a pink v-neck sweater for an infusion of springtime color. anyone else likes to go up a size or two with a sweater? that’s a style tip i utilize now and then for a relaxed look. i also love to casually tie sweaters around my shoulders. this is an easy way to add color and an extra layer at the same time. later that evening the winds picked up while dining al fresco. guess who popped on her v-neck to stay warm? don’t forget the key to transitional spring outfits is layers.

everlane ecru denim, ann taylor floral blouse, j.crew italian cashmere sweater, ann taylor suede pumps, ralph lauren belt, ralph lauren handbag

similar denim | similar shirt | similar sweater | similar shoes | similar handbag

everlane ecru denim, ann taylor floral blouse, j.crew italian cashmere sweater, ann taylor suede pumps, ralph lauren belt, ralph lauren handbag

everlane ecru denim, ann taylor floral blouse, j.crew italian cashmere sweater, ann taylor suede pumps, ralph lauren belt, ralph lauren handbag

in the navy 

i tried my best to keep this OOTD somewhat spring-like with a nautical navy blue blazer. if the buttons on a blazer aren’t to your liking, you can always switch them. this is an easy way to update any item in your closet. blue jeans are a wardrobe staple 365 days a year. when in doubt as to what to wear on a casual day this blue jean mama reaches for a pair. plaid is seen everywhere this spring and summer, so a plaid shirt was a no-brainer. and leopard? well, it’s a neutral, so i added a leopard belt for contrast. notice how it ties the suede booties into the mix. to add a little pizazz to my style uniform, i grabbed a camo backpack from Patricia Nash. now i’m off and running and ready to brave those stiff winds.

j.crew skinny jeans, j.crew plaid shirt, banana republic navy blazer, banana republic suede booties, patricia nash backpack

similar denim | similar shirt | similar blazersimilar booties 

j.crew skinny jeans, j.crew plaid shirt, banana republic navy blazer, banana republic suede booties, patricia nash backpack

j.crew skinny jeans, j.crew plaid shirt, banana republic navy blazer, banana republic suede booties, patricia nash backpack

 

 

yesterday on the blog, we talked about ways to deal with uncertain times.  i wanted to thank you all for the massive outpouring of support and love.  i stand in awe of my readership’s strength and level-headedness during these times.  today, we’re going to return a bit of escapism and talk about heading into spring with grace beauty and strength.  i’ve got a fresh outfit today pulling in elements from timeless classics list

heading into spring with grace beauty and strength

our informal mission statement over here at Style at a Certain age is aging with grace, beauty, and strength.  as i said in the introduction, the network of women who support this blog are strong.  and although it may seem superficial at first glance, one of the ways we can express that strength is through the way in which we present ourselves to the world.  i’ve got an outfit today that, to my mind at least, exudes that strength we work hard to embody. 

blouse | skirt | shoes | earrings | similar jacket | similar jacket 2 | similar jacket 3 | similar jacket 4 | similar jacket 5 | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar bag 3  

leather jacket 

a good leather jacket is one of the most flexible and reusable piece of outwear you can invest in.  depending on where you live, they are wearable during spring, fall, and winter.  although we’ve had a wet, wet winter here in Athens, GA, the weather is finally starting to turn around.  we’ve had a few warm days which i’ve taken full advantage of.  today, i’m pairing a leather jacket with an old a-lin skirt (similar flare hem skirt) from Talbots.  all neutrals today made visually interesting with a statement blouse from J.Crew.

blouse | skirt | shoes | earrings | similar jacket | similar jacket 2 | similar jacket 3 | similar jacket 4 | similar jacket 5 | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar bag 3  

square toe pumps

i’m absolutely loving these square toe pumps from Talbots.  in addition to the blouse, they give this outfit just enough oomph to be visually interesting but subdued enough to compliment the neutral quality of the outfit as a whole.  they’re versatile and i can imagine pairing them with anything from jeans, slacks, and skirts.  

the first week of march has come and gone. we are springing forward this weekend and feeling the spring vibes—even if the temps are low and the skies are cloudy. it has been hard to soak up that vitamin d here in Athens this winter:  we’ve had so much rain! but all that Florida sunshine energized me, and i am excited for a spring refresh here at home and a spring wardrobe refresh.

speaking of refreshing, today’s recipe features a dressing made with whole lemons for tons of fresh, bright and tangy flavor. you will want to be sure to read on for the recipe. we have a summery cocktail on the menu; the classic mojito and its mocktail counterpart: the “nojito”. are you ready to kick off Friday? let’s do it!

outfit of the day 

this week i am adding a pop of color to my OOTD and having some fun with stripes! a classic striped button down pairs with slim wide-leg denim jeans from J.Crew. i love to mix stripes with stripes and these jeans are a great alternative to white jeans. my color pop today comes from a hot pink cardigan and pink ballet flats (similars here, here, and i’ve also sourced some similars in red below as the one’s i’m wearing are last season). you may recall ballet flats from my trip to Florida when i paired them with white Bermuda shorts and a pink striped popover top.

wide-leg jean | shirt | similar sweater | similar flat | similar flat 2 | similar flat 3 

salmon with whole lemon dressing

this recipe is by Alison Roman and was featured on the New York Times Cooking website. such a simple and easy way to prepare salmon. the dressing is bright and savory. perfect for dinner, or even lunch; the dish is essentially a bibb lettuce salad with baked salmon. it came together in about half an hour and is delicious warm or cold.

glasses | plates | napkin ring | placemat | similar serving dish | similar serving dish 2 | rectangular baker | fish spatula 

mojito and nojito

this recipe is for the classic mojito and making it a “nojito” – cleverly, a mojito without the rum, is simple. to make this a nojito, i muddled the lime juice and mint without the rum and i topped the shaken mixture with 7Up, but you could top it with lime sparkling water or any other citrus soda or sparkling water you like. 

muddler | citrus juicer | cocktail shaker | santino cocktail glasses

for both mojito and nojito i used a little agave syrup instead of sugar or honey. start small with the agave, it is a bit sweeter and since i prefer my drinks less sweet, i only used about a teaspoon.

 

fridays with oscar

well ladies, that’s a wrap for this week’s fridays with oscar. let me know if you make any of the recipes featured today, and what you think! we have spring on our minds here at the blog, so stay tuned for fresh recipes, spring style and home decor all month long.  and join us all month for a spring wardrobe refresh. oscar, ollie and i wish all you a lovely weekend. 

wide-leg jean | shirt | similar sweater | similar flat | similar flat 2 | similar flat 3 

 

February came and went.  that was fast!  i cannot believe Spring is right around the corner.  before we leave February totally behind, let’s do a recap of the month’s top posts as chosen by you.  it was travel month over here on the blog and the top outfits to travel with this winter took most of the spots in the list.  here they are:  

1.  there’s no place like home | ruby red slippers

it’s travel month over here on the blog.  one of my favorite months.  we kicked things off yesterday with some tips and tricks for airport travel.  and today, i’m showcasing an outfit geared for traveling when it’s cooler outside.  i’m all about the color pop today.  and in that spirit, i’m featuring a pair of classic red shoes—something everyone should have in their closet.    

but before i set off this weekend, i wanted to take a moment and (preemptively) reflect on my favorite thing about travel:  coming home.  as much as i love jet-setting, there really is no place like home.  we spent last month touring my home.  and as the blog continues to grow, i thought i’d do a little bit of a roll call.  i’m curious where you all—especially my new readers—call home.  let me know in the comments below!

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peacoat (J.Crew) | ankle jeans (Talbots) | sweater | scarf (Talbots) | lipstick (Sephora) | loafers (J.Crew) | similar shoes | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar bag 3 

2. airport style for winter

come February it’s time to plan a vacay and get out of dodge for a few days. a winter getaway is always a good idea whether you’re headed to a ski resort or you’ve decided to sip a piña colada on a sandy beach. no matter what your travel plans are let’s talk about airport style for winter. because half the battle is getting to our destination.  so let’s talk how to dress for the airport

anyone remember the good old days when we were dressed to the nines when it was time to board our aircraft? skirts, pumps, hose, jackets were commonly worn to fly the friendly skies. kiss the past goodbye, ladies, because it’s all about comfort in 2020. can you blame us? what with the airlines giving us little wiggle room in coach. many of us travel with a carry-on so we’ll have to hoist our bag into the overhead bin with ease. then if you’re seated by the window you have to squeeze past two seats before you buckle up and settle in for your flight. of course, business and first-class still offer luxurious seating but even if we upgrade our seat selections comfort is still key.

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airport style for wiinter

airport style for wiinter

airport style for wiinter

3. how they held up | Florida: an outfit retrospective

for those of you that have been following my blog or my social channels, you know i’ve been in Florida the past few days.  don’t worry, all this week i’ll be showing you what i wore in Florida and how i wore it.  but being here has made me a bit nostalgic for trips past.  for my long time followers, you know that mr. style and i have traveled to Florida many times over the past few years.  and while i’ve had to make this trip without him, i’ve got junior style with me to enjoy this week.  

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today, i wanted to do something a bit different.  i want to show you what i wore in Florida in days past— a retrospective of sorts.  some of these photos have popped up here and there over the past few months, but after collecting them all into one place, I’m curious how you think the outfits have held up.  

hello florida

similar jumpsuit | handbag | chronicle bracelet 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Gretchen Scott shirtdress while visiting Panama City Beach

similar dress 1 |  similar dress 2

what i wore in florida

similar button down | similar button down 2 | similar chinos | similar chinos 2 | monogramed bag

4. travel diaries | what i wore in Miami

is it winter where you are? cold and dreary?  my son told me this weekend that Athens, GA has gotten more rain than Seattle this winter:  24″. i haven’t checked as to whether that’s true, but i can tell you, i was more than glad to escape the rain and head to Florida for a week.  if it’s winter where you are, and you’re looking for a mild escape, join me today as i show you what i wore in Miami.  

all this month we’ve talked travel over here on the blog.  yesterday, i gave you an outfit retrospective of my Florida trips over the past few years.  i’ve also compiled some lists of tips and tricks on how i stay healthy traveling, as well as my tried and true packing strategies

for those of you who follow me closely, i put together my Florida lay flats last week.  and today, i’m going to show you how they actually look.  

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boyfriend jeans | similar tee | similar handbag | similar sandals | similar sling backs | sunglasses

5. travel diaries | how i wore it in miami | Vizcaya Museum day trip

as we speak, i’ve started packing and getting ready to head to the Miami airport.  by this evening, i’ll be back home in Athens, GA.  i’ve had a wonderful time here in Florida with junior style.  sad to go, but happy to return home to oscar and ollie.  we’re off to a great start this week on the blog, and we’re we’re showing no signs of slowing.  i’ve got some more shots of how i wore it in Miami, Florida; specifically shots of my day trip to Vizcaya Museum. 

in case you’re just joining us, its travel week over here one the blog.  we kicked things off on Sunday with a Florida outfit retrospective. yesterday, i posted my first collection of outfits i wore in Miami.  and today, i’m featuring the outfit i wore for some day touring.  

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similar shirt | similar shirt 2 | similar shirt 3 | shorts | tote | sunglasses | similar shoes | scarf 

 

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