best of august | the sunday brief

september has arrived gang! but before we focus on fall fashion, full-time i wanted to take a moment and share the top five posts from august. every month the style at a certain age team takes a deep dive into our analytics to see what resonates with all of you. summer is such a busy time what with vacations, long weekends, and lazy days by the pool you might have missed a post or two. so in case you were away or taking a hiatus from the internet here’s what resonated with you in august.

watercolor tunic, white denim and gingham slingbacks

fridays with oscar continue to be a favorite with you. and this month not one but two fridays with oscar posts were hits! first up was a delicious one-pan roasted chicken and veggies. and y’all loved this tunic from Macy’s. these gingham flats from J.Crew were on style repeat as were the white denim from J.Crew. win/win/win.

salty dog

read the post | salty dog and one pan-roasted chicken and veggies

one pan roasted chicken & veggies

the second most popular post in august was lose weight fast with Faster Way to Fat Loss. nothing makes me happier than to share health and wellness tips with you. since our generation grew up eating processed food, sugar, and the misconception it’s okay to gain weight as we age i’m always happy to share FWTFL. our health is important no matter what age but especially as we age. lot’s of things start to show up after we hit menopause, including illnesses associated with being overweight like diabetes or auto-immune diseases. if you want to learn how to burn fat and choose nutritious foods that will help us achieve a healthy lifestyle then you won’t want to miss this post.

read the post | lose weight fast with Faster Way to Fat Loss

the third most popular post in august was a favorite of mine. vince camuto separates. the dog days of summer recently settled in, so it’s all about beating the heat in style. i particularly like how light and airy this outfit feels. and the sheer ruffle on the paisley skirt gives this ootd some personality. stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where the easy flowing blouse makes another appearance. this time dressed down. these Vince Camuto separates are so dang versatile!

vince camuto separates

read the post | vince camuto separates

vince camuto separatesvince camuto separates

coming in fourth place is leopard jeans that transition from summer to fall. and believe you me these leopard jeans will be on style repeat all fall. i snagged these babies at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale knowing they would turn into a perennial favorite. 

leopard jeans, silk blouse, white blazer

read the post | leopard jeans that transition from summer to fall.

leopard jeans, silk blouse, white blazer

leopard jeans, silk blouse, white blazer

last but not least is fridays with oscar labor day hacks! and since we’re smack dab in the middle of labor day, you still have time to watch the video and read the post where i share a few entertaining hacks, a cute summer outfit, and of course, a cocktail.

chino shorts chambray shirt

read the post | fridays with oscar | labor day hacks

labor day hacks

labor day hacks

now that we covered the five most popular august posts let’s take a look at the top ten items you purchased in august. several of the items are from Talbots a brand we both love.

Milano knit topper

Vince Camuto

Wool blazer

Gingham shirt

Houndstooth pencil skirt


Leopard jeans

Leather circle crossbody handbag

Paisley ankle pants

Loafer mules

that’s a wrap for august! it’s full steam ahead to fall fashion no matter what the temps may be. happy sunday, ladies!





  1. carolyn wrote:

    You are my inspiration. Loved you in the Vince Camuto outfit. I”ve made quiet a few purchases based on your recommendations. Plus the Chicken and roasted vegetables has become a much requested recipe. Thank you!

    Posted 9.1.19
  2. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, loved all the outfits I have to say. We are moving house tomorrow Sept 2nd so once settled in I shall be trying some of your recipes, it’s 26 years since we moved and I’d forgotten how stressful it can be. Will be off line for a couple of days but looking forward to catching up on what you’ve been up to. Xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 9.1.19
  3. You are absolutely FABULOUS !!!!

    Posted 9.1.19
  4. Gwen Ewing wrote:

    Awesome summary of August! I purchased several items I had to have! I bought the leopard dress from JCP and I love it! I found Sofia Vigara leopard jeans at Walmart and a white blazer, Walmart George brand! I am planning on purchasing the Vince white dot blouse, it’s so flattering on you! I already had the MK metallic canvas bag from a couple years ago. Your style is classic and fun! Happy end of summer!

    Posted 9.1.19

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