After staying home for 26 years to raise my brood of three boys, it was time to figure out what came next. Can a fifty-something with a gap in their resumé re-enter the workforce? Was reinvention a foregone conclusion? Then I noticed twenty-somethings were posting “outfits of the day” on blogs and Instagram. That’s it! So what if I have gray hair, my figure isn’t as slim as it was, and there are wrinkles splattered across my face? I love fashion too! That’s how Style at a Certain Age was born. Besides style inspiration, SAACA is dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
Aging is a privilege, but as Bette Davis famously claimed, “it’s not for sissies.”Once we hit fifty, changes begin with our hair, skin, and bodies. It’s up to us to keep fit both mentally and physically. It’s not about looking younger; it’s about looking our best. Here you’ll find beauty, health & wellness, skincare, and more. Reinvention doesn’t mean turning into someone else. Reinvention is finding the grace and space to be who you are at 42, 62, or 82. While we can’t age backward like Benjamin Button, we can lead a healthy and vibrant life after fifty and beyond.
A born and raised Northern California girl, Kelly has spent her adult life moving to and from San Franscisco. After years spent living in Alaska, St. Louis, and Tennessee; Kelly is settled with her husband and three dogs, happily staying put in Athens, Georgia.
With a varied work history that started in the restaurant industry, Kelly embarked on a career in advertising, eventually landing in tech marketing in Silicon Valley. In 2019, Kelly took a sharp left turn and decided to go back to her roots in the food industry. This time as a content creator and the Djalali Cooks blog was born.
Through all of these adventures, Kelly has always taken special interest in fashion. Being of petite stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, creating fresh looks with a focus on classic style can be challenging, but Kelly is excited to bring petite fashion inspiration to Style at a Certain Age.
Jessica Lowell is a wedding and brand photographer out of Northeast Georgia. As the owner of Five Fourteen Photography, LLC, it is Jessica’s goal to not only serve her clients with beautiful images but to also impact their lives with more joy in doing so. Jessica believes her photography is simply the gift that God uses to drive her mission in encouraging women both professionally and personally. Jessica also volunteers time with and serves as Chairman of The Board with a 501c3 non-profit women’s residential ministry, Freedom Hill Home in Demorest, Georgia. When asked what her greatest accomplishments are, she states, “Being the parent to the most amazing young lady, Macy and marrying God’s gift to me, my wonderful husband, Rick”. You may visit her website at www.fivefourteenphoto.com
Marlene Meccia Kristoff, alias MMK, creates Saturday's Guest Post at Style at a Certain Age, featuring and sharing her extensive international experience and creative passions for Life, Luxury, the Arts, and Home Design-Interiors.
MMK’s international career and personal passions pepper her posts that have taken her throughout the world: buying, developing products and collaborating with many of the world’s most reputable Retail and Wholesale Companies, Museums, Artists, Designers and Brands.
Her creative business talents include Executive and Management roles with fine Department, Specialty and Museum Stores, Catalogs, and online businesses: Bloomingdale's, Design Within Reach, Geary's Beverly Hills, Gump’s, Jo Malone London, Neiman Marcus, Samuel Scheuer Linens, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Marlene holds a BS from Ohio State University in Clothing & Textiles and is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles’ Executive Program. Her passions include Italy, France - Art, Antiques, Film, Food, Wine, Gardens, and Travel.
Currently, MMK lives and works in San Francisco with Clients as a Personal, Home and Design Stylist while creating our weekly posts with a personal, quality approach to gracious living.