Veronica Beard Capsule Wardrobe for Spring

Veronica Beard Capsule Wardrobe for Spring

With Spring quickly approaching but winter hanging on, it’s important to have items in your closet that will work with each other under any circumstances. You know I like to put together travel-ready capsule wardrobes and this is one from Veronica Beard.

It’s windy and chilly and this look will keep the cold out. The Merlin patchwork Dickey jacket makes me look cool but keeps me warm. I chose it slightly oversized to throw over my shoulders. The Carly Kick-flare Jean in Ecru is a nod to spring and Delia suede clogs are a comfy flashback for me.

Now about that striped button-down! I fell in love with its versatility. It has such great detail. Left untucked, it has this asymmetrical hem, tucked in it looks like a preppy shirt. A brilliant travel companion! Pop the collar and you’re good to go. It comes in white as well.

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When spring is in the air this is my go-to look. You know I love to mix prints and a stripe goes with everything, my past blog post Mixing Prints and Patterns testifies to that. In this case, the paisley skirt was the perfect partner. I paired it with my reversible Valentino belt, matching clutch, and my platform slides.

Travel tip. When you’re just using a carry-on like I always do put your cosmetics in a clutch or evening bag it will serve as double duty.

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It all works together. The Carley kick-flare jeans are stretchy and comfortable and so are these heels. I always take special care with the height of my heels and these boots are just right. Same clutch in that Carmel shade (yes, I’m old-fashioned I still match my purse and shoes).
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Back to pattern play. This striped top makes a whole other outfit (make sure to add a belt)
But…..check out this jacket. You know Veronica Beard is famous for them and this is no exception! Are you catching the puff on these sleeves?!!
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The gorgeous Nitza dress and the Cooke leather Dickey jacket is not to be ignored. Who says boho style can’t be turned into city style? I chose gold accents, bangles, and hoop earrings that I used for quite a few of these looks. I’m also getting a lot of mileage out of this clutch.
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Same dress different day. Same clogs different look. Packing jewelry is easy and a great way to change a look. A few silver pieces and a straw bag brought this look right into the market. But how about that hat! Harder to pack but worth the effort. Here is a similar one in a brown color from Veronica Beard.

Packing tip. Put the hat upside down in your luggage, surround the brim with this dress, and pack your PJs in the crown. They don’t take up as much room as you think.

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Baby, it’s cold outside. Don’t forget the Avia Cashmere Turtleneck.

Style tip. Wear tights or leggings under a dress. No one will ever know!

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Happy days are comfy days, regardless of the weather. Packing light and not worrying about your luggage is definitely another bonus.

As always,

Three Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day

Three Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day

Valentines Galantines or at home make it an occasion! My advice to you is to take control on Valentines day. You will be glad that you did! Click here to read my blog about why.

Cozy at Home? Chocolate is loved by everyone, including my husband. Here are two ways to get his attention why don’t you try both!

Try this chocolate cake recipe from my blog, it will be the easiest you have ever made!

Or go this route wearing LaPerla like I am below. You can shop their looks here

Galantines can be so much fun and has some history to it that is interesting. You can read more about it from this article from Cosmopolitan magazine

Here is my take on a girls trip

My idea of fun…………… champagne a great dinner with friends and a spa morning

As always,

The Lifestyle Edit

The Lifestyle Edit


It’s rodeo time in Texas. Well, that’s every day here actually! The history of rodeo is a blend of cultural traditions and upbringings with origins from the Spaniards who colonized the area. A mixture of Anglo and Spanish Mexican cultures led to the birth of the American cowboy era in the 1800s.

Did you know that women competed in many events in the 1930s rodeo? During this time they competed against men and won in a variety of events including bronc riding steer roping and of course trick and fancy rope riding. After the tragic death of a female contestant, everything changed. You can learn more about the history of the American Rodeo in this article.

From the Fort Worth rodeo to the Calgary Stampede to the Gauchos in Argentina, these skill contests shouldn’t be missed

From over-the-top logomania to my well-worn twice-dyed Lucchese boots, everything goes at the rodeo!

The Landings: A resort-style island community minutes from Savannah Georgia

Are you looking to make a change? I was introduced to an island community just a short drive from Savannah Georgia where you and your family can live a life full of adventure.

This is not the retirement community of old. With a premier wellness center, two deep water marinas, five distinct clubhouses , six championship golf courses and 31 tennis courts this is the perfect place to enjoy an active lifestyle. Bonus points for beautiful Savannah Georgia being a short drive away. Read more about The Landings on my Instagram post

Enjoy the life you have always dreamed of! In my case sailing!

Tarte Cosmetics

Don’t forget the Tart cosmetics! This one is my go-to palette and have you tried the eyeliner? Liquid on one side for a great cat eye (I need help with that) but on the other side, a soft pencil to save the day. Shop makeup palettes at Tarte Cosmetics

Jewelry Ideas for Valentines

Valentines is fast approaching and what could make a better gift than some Lagos jewelry. With everyday pieces, you can mix and match it’s a gift you will wear daily! Shop Lagos Jewelry Here

For customizable travel-friendly jewelry, MyTalia is my favorite

Not All Healthy Choices are Obvious

Choosing what we eat is so critical to our wellbeing and there is so much information out there. For me I keep it simple. If its fruit I stick to berries they are the lowest in sugar. I can’t tell you when the last time was I ate a banana.

For nuts, it’s almonds over walnuts. It’s not that they’re not good for you they are just lower in fat
Carrots are typically off my list but I used to love the ones I dug out of my mothers garden!
Nothing is ”off the table” but when I can, those are my choices.

A Cautionary Tale About Skin Care

For the last few years, I have been using oils on my face. In Montana, it was very dry especially in the winter. When I got to Dallas I kept that up and then I started seeing on my forehead this weird little growth. It turns out it was a sebaceous gland gone awry probably from too many rich products on my oily skin. I showed you on one of my stories I had to have it cut out. Just beware of the richness of the products you are putting on your face especially if you have oily skin like mine. You can read more about face oils in this Self Article. I also wrote a blog a while back where I talked about why I stopped using coconut oil as a moisturizer, which you can read here

How to Rejuvenate Your Body

How to Rejuvenate Your Body

Self care has become an overused word in my opinion. To some it conjures up images of indulgence. To others it opens up a path to growth. I like to use the word rejuvenate instead.

Every evening when possible I like to enjoy a soothing, relaxing bath. I take a shower while the tub is filling up I light some candles settle into the warm water and live for a while in the silence.

My New Years goals started with the aid of this wonderful Salt bath salts

Pure Dharma Nourishing Botanicals can help heal and renew the body and rejuvenate the soul. From healing bath salts to the CBD oil I apply to my face every morning when I wake up. This Glow CBD Activated Oil Serum adds an instant glow that lasts all day. It is rich in stem cells and Vitamin C to brighten and tighten the skin.

Years ago, I wrote a blog about an “adventure” I had always wanted to take. Floatation Therapy. If you have one close by consider trying it. Floating in the dark silence for an hour might sound daunting…..

A friend of mine said she ran out of things to think about, which of course is the point!

Consider getting in a Floatation Tank Floatation Tank at least once. You just might turn it into a habit to improve your self care.

Have fun with it.

Style Beyond Age Newsletter 2022

Style Beyond Age Newsletter 2022

Style Beyond Age – Better and Bolder

Helping you stay in touch with your power

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A New Journey at 69

Style Beyond Age was designed as a space for Sonia to share all that is chic and stylish. What she discovered over the past 4 years was an unexpected enthusiasm from her followers each time she offered an inside glimpse of the woman wearing the fabulous fashions. In a world where authenticity and transparency were quickly taking center stage, Sonia embraced this moment.

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”

– Coco Channel

Taking Her Next Steps Now

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Just like Coco Channel’s famous words there would be no Style Beyond Age without the woman behind the brand. And without skipping a stylish beat, a new Style Beyond Age evolved.

Style Beyond Age Mission

To inspire, create, question, and provoke fresh starts every day – for your best life beyond 60.

Ageless Is Staying Relevant

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Style Beyond Age still serves up all that is chic and stylish, but now in a way that fits 2022. This means sustainability first, inclusivity, and fashion for women over 60, mixing high and low, handling trends in an age appropriate manner and living your best life with a smaller footprint – less is the new more!

Sonia is opening up about things that motivate her most and about how she finds purpose in life, She is talking about making smarter choices with age, what drives her passion and what quite frankly, fuels her frustrations – always with elegance and a good laugh!

She is leaning in her 69 years of success and struggle to impart this wisdom in meaningful ways to the women who are lining up to listen. She is tackling taboo topics too, like questioning perceptions of aging and the power of saying no (and granting yourself this permission!) while staying open to endless possibilities. 

The Art of Aging Gracefully 

Style Beyond Age is redefining what it means to age gracefully. It is not about anti-aging creams and slowing down time. It is about a positive attitude, learning new skills, showing vulnerability and unlimited fresh starts – all while looking chic and sophisticated. But even chic looks a little different these days – sometimes yoga pants and bare feet simply make more sense. 

What Is Not Changing?

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Sonia’s passion for sharing her personal style, her exotic travels and packing secrets, and her skincare and wellness tips. Her fans will continue to enjoy the same energy she has always put out into the world when sharing her stories – this includes her thoughtful, authentic and open minded approach to any topic she takes on. And above all, the sense of adventure she brings along the way!

A Look Ahead 

More video content

Live streaming

 Speaking engagements 

A Note From Sonia 

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“I am looking at things differently these days. As I approach my 7th decade of life and reflect on all that I have lived and learned – I realize my best years are beginning right now! I am ready to get real with my readers and share the voice inside my head and heart that drives all that I do and have become. I have spirit, wit, and grace – qualities I would never, ever wish away. They have made me wiser, challenged me to take risks, taught me how to be more assertive while retaining my femininity and helped me to never fear failure. What a fabulous ride it has been – ridiculous twists and all. This is exactly what I want to share with the world.”