My Favorite Holiday Gift Guides

My Favorite Holiday Gift Guides

The holidays are quickly approaching, but instead of flooding your social channels with yet another gift guide, I figured I would share some of my friends’ beautiful thoughts.


Crazy Blonde Life Gift Guide

Suzanne has such a beautiful home and she did a beautiful Christmas tour of it recently. The secret to why our homes smell so good, Nest Candles. Seriously, I can’t find a scent I love more than these candles and I love gifting them to everyone on my list! My pro tip… I put them on candle warmers so I don’t have to light the candles and get smoke everywhere.

Who doesn’t crave comfort food when the weather gets cold?! I immediately went for the Truffle Mac and Cheese Crazy Blonde Life recommended because it just looked so good!


Tanya Foster Blog Gift Guide

I think the perfect gift for any friend or party hostess is an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar set! Tanya Foster picked out the perfect one from Terrain. Check out her other suggestions for Hostess, Friends & Neighbors here.

Reinventing 50’s Gift Guide

I met Annette in LA year’s ago. What a vivacious woman! Besides loving vinyl records and including them on her 2020 gift guide, she has something I already own.

The Bey-Berk Shaving Set sits beautifully on my husband’s bathroom counter already, and it works great for him, it might fit under your tree as well.

This beautiful Leather Airpods Case recommended by Reinventing 50’s will make sure you keep your Airpods straight from anyone else’s!

She She Show Gift Guide

I definitely don’t consider myself a Techie by any means, but this gift guide by the She She Show really spoke to me!

With these Airpods, I am able to tune out all of the extra noise around the house! Combined with Annette’s Airpod Case, you have a good gift idea.

Herbs can be so expensive and perish quickly, so the Techie Indoor Garden is a perfect way to make sure they’re always fresh and you’re creating less waste as well.

The Middle Page Gift Guide

Cathy and I met last year and it turns out we have a lot in common! Love for good PJs being one of them…

Usually, my PJ game is not on point, but it’s so easy now to change that. Comfy fashion-forward and super smooth fabric. I could live in these! I totally agree with The Middle Page’s recommendation of these stylish PJs.




Style at a Certain Age Gift Guide

Beth always has great ideas and even better advice. Her 2020 gift guides were no exception!

My husband uses his Yeti everywhere we go and it keeps his water cold and his coffee hot all day long! Style at a Certain Age recommends it as a gift and I do too!

One of the great pieces she recommends is this gorgeous Crossbody Croc Purse from Madewell. This is definitely on my wish list as the perfect around town bag.

Sonia’s Holiday Picks

Alright, so I couldn’t resist giving you just a few of my own tips and ideas!

For both of you…

A Texas Staycation! Why not take a weekend and treat yourself to a staycation at the Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas?! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the Presidential Suite and love dining in the Crescent Club after a day of pampering at the Spa. Whether it’s for yourself or a special someone, this is the perfect gift to escape from reality and live the high life for a while!

Another beautiful spot to visit in the great state of Texas is Camp Lucy! This gorgeous little resort sits right in the heart of Texas Hill Country and I had a wonderful time enjoying all of its luxuries.





For her…

Le Labo Perfume — Men, if you don’t already have a nice perfume wrapped up for your special lady under the tree, you better be adding to cart now! This is the perfect elegant gift for someone you love. Order my favorite scent from Le Labo here.

Style Beyond Age Not-So-Subtle Hint

Do him a favor with this helpful hint… Throughout the year I take anything I’m interested in and tear it out of the magazine I’m reading and put it in a folder in his desk. Then when it comes time for the holidays, hopefully, he looks there for ideas. This can be anything from cute stationery to a great stay!

For him…

Toledo Knives — These gorgeous knives are light as a feather and are beautiful to display on your kitchen counter. These knives would go perfectly with…

Traeger Grill — What man doesn’t want to fire up some steaks on the grill? Order yours here!


For the wine connoisseur…

Coravin — Sometimes I want to open a bottle of wine at dinner, but I’m not always going to finish the whole bottle in one evening! This preservation kit is perfect to keep your favorite or nicest bottle of wine fresh!

Wine Wand — Do you get headaches like I do when drinking red wine? These wands are my greatest find of 2020! They take all of the toxins out of your wine and let you have a fun night without the terrible morning after.

P.S. These wine glasses make for a great ($300+) stocking stuffer!




Happy gift giving!

Playing Around in #MyArmoireStyle

Playing Around in #MyArmoireStyle

Looking for a good way to update your style without breaking the bank? Here are a few examples from #myarmoirestyle! For a weekly refresh of your wardrobe, do yourself a favor and sign up through this link:

From Summer to Fall this dress can stay in your closet on rotation. Here I reinvented it with an @dior handbag strap as a belt (they are so pricey we need to get creative with them) 🤪 and a @zadigetvoltaire army jacket. Booties and presto! What do you think?

Boss Lady Look! Well, I’m not much of a boss judging by how my business is going, and exposing some midriff won’t get me any points either. But the look was on the LV runways. All black straight lines and some skin. All the better to show off the bright colored almost neon crossbody bags they came out with which of course I don’t own. Of course, this skirt is from the lovely! #BSSLDYPWR

Here I was caught by @sarahblazephotog lounging around in my comfy and cute dress! It is perfect for dreaming of warmer weather or lounging by the fireplace during the holidays.


Business Chic thanks to 😘 This @veronicabeard jacket is pretty much perfect for whatever you are up to. Business or monkey business it’s all good! #ShopLocal! with #MyArmoireStyle


Everything is different in these times. Why not try something that you want to be different?! This week I’m experimenting with a new fashion shape compliments of and a more blunt hair shape compliments of Josh @tangerinesalons For me, the benefits of renting from are many. You get to play with new styles, have greater variety, and don’t have to invest in those special occasions pieces you might only wear once. Their service is exemplary and the choices are great. Think of the money you can save and the fun you can have💃PS I’m even reworking a chain belt into a necklace. Time to think outside the box with #MyArmoireStyle.

Of all of my picks from, this @dereklam boho number is one of my favorites. Now that the #shechateau has shrunk a bit with the move to Dallas it is wonderful to have access to outfits you might not always need in rotation. (Not to mention designers that might be out of reach). I styled it with a @lovechicos leather belt and a burgundy bag.


I wore this dress as my Halloween outfit with cashmere fingerless gloves. A great way to cover our arms BTW. Here I am getting double duty by adding a gold belt and taking it out to dinner. Can I call this #casualchic? It’s cotton and has pockets after all and why not, all rules seem to be flying out the window

Thank you for allowing me to experiment with different styles. We all get stuck in our same looks and it is great to see the possibilities and allow our look to grow. Here a @31philliplim dress. I raised the hem on this very firm fitting number and wore it with sneakers. The original version is on the right. Which one looks better to you?

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How to Wear Fall’s Most Versatile Color Trend

How to Wear Fall’s Most Versatile Color Trend

Red Alert! Fall has arrived, and just like that, a new color pallet is upon us! This fall, we’ll see lots of bold, timeless, yet versatile color. Colors like bright cherry red, orange, green, kelly green, yellow, hot pink, and lilac popped up on the runways for Fall/Winter. Color is an easy way to transition your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Fall/Winter. Today we’re highlighting our favorite pop of color BRIGHT CHERRY RED. All of these looks are super wearable; you can mix and match all of these pieces to create dynamic and on-trend looks to take you into the new season.

I added the Chicos Traveler Pant under my sleeveless maxi dress for a very chic and unexpected look. 

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How to wear Prints and Patterns at Every Age

How to wear Prints and Patterns at Every Age

I thought we would lighten the mood and have some fun with fashion on the Style Beyond Age blog. Today I´m sharing how to wear prints and patterns at every age, to keep them looking stylish and avoid overwhelming your frame.  Let’s dive into this styling session and see what we can create.

Print Head to Toe

Well, I certainly got out of my comfort zone with this look and I’m so glad I did!


As I get older, I am noticing that I am now “petite”. That means my height is shrinking, so being overwhelmed by prints would seem to be something to avoid. But, a pair of strappy heels and a confident attitude go a long way to feeling fantastic in a look like this. Bonus points for not having to think about coordinating anything, just pop it on along with your attitude and you´re ready to go.

Prints from Chico´s
This clutch has been in rotation for decades. It is actually an inexpensive one I found years ago. I embellished it with bits and pieces I couldn’t quite part with. You have things like that don’t you? They might hold a memory and might have been damaged through time.

The gold item is a button off a dress of my mother’s, the turquoise stone came from a necklace that broke and the lapis was a worry stone I rubbed for ages (have you ever used one they are very popular in places like Greece). It cracked on a fault line so I added the silver top to hang it as a necklace and it ended up on this clutch.

Clutch with Chicos Accessories
The sandals are from Zara last year. Something about the color spoke to me and I am getting a ton of use out of them. Check the acrylic and wood heel. A perfect counterpart to the Chico’s bracelet as luck would have it.


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Graphic Tee Cool

On the casual side. I finally found the high-rise wider leg jeans I was searching for and they are on sale at Chico’s.  They are my summer go to.

Paired with an open front lightweight cardigan (you will love the stickler feel of this fabric) with a graphic tee for an unexpected twist! This from our resident stylist @evokeserena

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Again a bit of a heel for an elongated look –  check the animal print on the heel I found these by Dolce Vita at TJMax!

The straw bag is from @targetstyle embellished with pompoms for a pop of color. ( I must be into decorating my bags).

Check the ring from @lovechicos. They have the best accessories every time.


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Patterns and Prints 2

Prints and Stripes

Another fantastic Chico’s look.

Do you think of pairing prints and stripes? It is a formula that works perfectly almost every time. When you think of fashion outside the box this would be something to try.

We all have that striped T in our closets, so just pull it out, run it across your prints and see what catches your eye.


Styling Tip:

The key here is to keep it in the same color scheme – in this case navy.


How to wear prints over 50
This Chico’s palm print linen pant is just the ticket for hot summer days. It doesn’t bind like jeans do and it’s a great alternative to shorts.

Until we show thispicture I didn’t notice the bottom of this @patricianash bucket bag. So cool!

The shoes are @colehaan. They work with this look but honestly they are too clunky for my taste and hard for me to walk in, however, they seen to be all the rage. You get height without a true heel just a flat platform, so they may work for you.


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How to wear stripes and prints
Well look who is wearing eye makeup and lipstick. That’s a lot for me! But we are here for fashion so check these Chicos earrings. Light as a feather and I am wearing them on repeat. This stone ring is from them as well. It will go with everything and it’s on sale!!
Chicos Earings Styling Tips
Thank you to Chico’s for the great items at great prices.

Thank you Hope @hkcameraface for the photography.

Thank you to @evokeserena for styling tips

Thank you to Sarah @thebloggingboutique for helping me with my website.

You know it is impossible for me to do this alone ♥

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Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman, like Me

Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman, like Me

If you´ve been following Style Beyond Age for a while, you´ll have noticed I don´t really do casual, but maybe I´m changing? I call it loungewear for the non-casual woman, like me and here are a few of the stylish, relaxed pieces that I love to wear at home or out and about.

Loungewear for the Non-Casual Women, like Me



I´ve always considered loungewear to be those comfortable clothes you wear around the house when you don’t really plan to go anywhere, but nowadays loungewear is stylish, chic, and sophisticated.

I’ve dipped my toes into the casual pool, and been totally won over by the feel, the ease and the effortlessness of the pieces I’ve collected, that I thought it was time to share them with you.

Loungewear to Lunch Wear

This two-piece loungewear set from @therealguillaume is effortlessly elegant. As suited to lounging in my closet, as a last-minute lunch date – as you can see. A few accessories and I´m ready to walk out the door.
You can browse their different styles here.

Underwear as Loungewear


The new @evelynbobbie bra design has become a favorite to wear on its own or underneath something else.  Combining lift and comfort with an adjustable design it hugs you in all the right places, but isn´t too tight either.

Loungewear bra set

Casual Loungewear


Who says I can´t be casual? In this Alala loungewear, I can do anything. The comfort, the style, the ease – it´s ticking all the right boxes.

casual wear

Cozy PJ´s as Loungewear


You might hear me suggesting you can wear PJ´s out to lunch and think I´ve finally lost it; but when your pajamas are as chic as these, it is a possibility. I fell in love with this pair from @Somaintimates

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Loungewear for the Non-Casual Woman


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24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands To Support Today

On the Style Beyond Age blog, we´re featuring 24 Black owned Fashion Brands to support today.

In the wake of recent events, many people have asked what they can do to help. And while there is so much to be done about educating ourselves on systematic racism and police brutality, as we protest, organize, call our local government officials and vote, there is nothing like putting our money where our mouth is. It is my goal to help amplify the voices of the many talented Black designers that have graced us with their visions. Here is a list of 24 Black-owned design houses that we love to support.

24 Black Owned Fashion Brands we LOVE

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanaly across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. 

Brother Vellies


EDAS founded by Sade Mims, was created from an innovative standpoint, initially focusing on sustainability while using unusual home-goods and refurbished elements. Through the maturity of the brand, EDAS now delivers feminine and staple accessories, accommodating the everyday, eclectic woman.  We create each piece of jewelry by hand, and we take pride in seeing the hands of the craftsman within our pieces. Our signature is making each item one of a kind, and uniquely tailored to whoever chooses to wear it.



lemlem is an artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, children’s and home goods made entirely in Africa. Supermodel Liya Kebede was inspired to launch the brand following a trip to her native Ethiopia where she met a group of traditional weavers who no longer had a market for their craft. Meaning to bloom and flourish in the Ethiopian language of Amharic, lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa.


Petit Kouraj

Petit Kouraj is the creation of fashion stylist Nasrin Jean-Baptiste. Handmade in Haiti, Petit Kouraj makes fun, stand-alone pieces of wearable art that celebrates a love of knitwear, sculpture, and identity.

Petit Kouraj


Cushnie, founded by Carly Cushnie, is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand that empowers women and celebrates diversity. Defined by the balance of proportion, structure and fluidity, the CUSHNIE aesthetic embodies a refined sense of cosmopolitan minimalism and femininity. Cushnie launched their Target capsule collection this week!


Victor Glemaud

Haitian-born designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection in 2006 and is known for his brilliant use of knitwear and color for all people, genders, races, and sizes. Victor Glemaud was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the United States.

Victor Glemaud


Founded by self taught designer/artisan Valerie Blaise, in Brooklyn New York. VAVVOUNE (pronounced vav•une) is a leather accessories brand recognized by way of cultured design. Introducing passionate wearable leather accessories , while hinting spunk in effortless ways of impression. Moods, moments of nostalgia, and functionality introduces inspiration.


Undra Celeste New York

Undra Celeste New York, founded by Undra Duncan, is known for its elevated basics; like our ultra-soft sheer turtlenecks to the eye-catching faux collar statement coat. Elements that you will find prevalent in the brand’s aesthetics are BOLDNESS (color and prints), MODERN (clean lines and silhouettes) and FUN (embellishments and metallics).

Undra Celeste New York

Island Tribe

Island Tribe is a womenswear lifestyle brand, founded by Angeline Hayling and OD Odero, with a strong commitment to sustainability and fair trade practices. “The Tribe” embraces femininity, environmental consciousness and holistic living. Inspired by the Ocean and the Elements of life; their intimate designs are created with peace, love and blessings for all the free spirited around the world. In 2020, they were selected as one of the top 25 emerging brands by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Island Tribe

Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah, owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.

Andrea Iyamah

Fe Noel

Fe Noel, founded by Grenada-born designer Felisha Noel, is a conceptual lifestyle brand created for the multifaceted woman who embodies a love for travel and style.

Fe Noel

Thebe Magugu

Founded in 2015 by Thebe Magugu, the eponymous label is a contemporary South African fashion brand producing women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, celebrating its African cultural roots with a modern approach.

Thebe Magugu

Mateo New York

Mateo New York, founded in 2009 by Jamaican jewelry designer Mattew Harris, is a fine-jewelry collection that takes inspiration from modern art. The fine jewelry collections bare Mateo’s true aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, drawing inspiration from modern art for the modern woman. Each piece is made from 14KT gold with a consistent use of diamonds and precious gemstones.

Mateo New York

House of Aama

House of Aama is the spiritual expression of mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka—materials range from orange faux fur to light, delicate lace.  

House of Aama


Founder Anifa Mvuemba launched Hanifa Clothing in 2012. Its latest collection, Pink Label Congo, was inspired by the “hope of the Congolese spirit.”



Khiry, founded in 2016 by Jameel Mohammed, is a luxury and modern jewelry brand that is inspired by cultural practices, history, art and design throughout the diaspora.


Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson, founded in 2011 by sisters Kimberly Goldson and Shelly Powell, is all about brightly colored, statement pieces. The Kimberly Goldson lifestyle brand is inspired by the flavor of Kimberly and Shelly’s hometown, Brooklyn, and draws from the dynamic cultures encountered during their international travels. It was created as a mix of those worlds for women who love luxury and dare to be bold and vivacious, fearless and distinctive.

Kimberly Goldson

Laquan Smith

Laquan Smith, founded his eponymous brand in 2013. His distinctive garments and eye for detail, instilled by his grandmother, created a passion, and he’s become known for his sewing and pattern making.

Laquan Smith

Stella Jean

Stella Jean is a black Italian designer recognized for her multiculturalism and ethical clothing designs.

Stella Jean

Bernard James

Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Bernard James is known for his craftsmanship and intricate attention to detail. Bernard aims to reinvent the standard of luxury by creating timeless unisex pieces.

Bernard James

Brandon Blackwood New York

Brandon Blackwood ’s label is known for its high quality detailing and timeless silhouettes. The brand has grown into a contemporary leather goods line with a solid range of handbags, trunks, backpacks, and small accessories.

Brandon Blackwood New York

Octave Jewelry

Focused on bold forms, saturated colors, and subtle movement, Brooklyn fine-jewelry brand Octave Jewelry is inspired by the balance between sharp geometry and the soft organic form.

Octave Jewelry

Coco and Breezy

Corianna and Brianna Dotson (better known as Coco and Breezy) are the twin sister duo behind their eponymous sunglass line, Coco and Breezy. The brand is known for its signature cutouts and bold frames.

Coco and Breezy

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Montana Lake House Home Tour and Interior Styling Tips

Montana Lake House Home Tour and Interior Styling Tips

Today at Style Beyond Age I´m welcoming you into my home with open arms for an exclusive Montana lake house home tour and to share a few of my interior styling tips along the way.

I hope you’ll join me…

Montana Lake House Home Tour


Living in such a beautiful location is a blessing, but when we originally brought the cabin in Montana, I felt such an obligation to do the surroundings justice. I hope I now have. The first order of business was to extend, adding several decks and floor-to-ceiling windows to the back of the property to make the most of that view.

Style Beyond Age Lakeside Chic House Tour
lake view

Lake House Living

I learnt quickly that what you gain in picturesque privacy, you lose in convenience, and I wasn´t initially prepared for the challenges to come my way.  From being totally cut-off with no power (which also means no water from the well), to being blocked inside our home; there were many obstacles we did not anticipate. However, as the saying goes you live, you learn and as you well know, we made it through those early days to see the other side.

Style Beyond Age Montana House Tour

Livable Luxury

I knew I wanted to stay true to the area, so we developed our own cabin chic style, incorporating local stone and wood with more modern, glossy materials like glass and metals. In our living area, you will see a combination of glass, stone, wood and various textiles tied together with burnt orange accents. The cozy snug just around the corner, incorporates the same hues, but swaps the clean modern walls, for cozier wrap-around wood paneling; perfect for movie night. 

Style Beyond Age Lakeside Chic Living Room
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Style Beyond Age Lakeside Chic the snug 2

Combining Minimalism and Maximalism

When I´m styling a home, especially a home I am living in, I want it to feel organic yet artistic, modern yet diverse and fashion-forward yet established. I find combining minimalist design, with maximalist styling is a great way to inject soul and depth.  I’m obsessed with old tapestries and textiles, especially when mixed in with more modern elements. It all feels so collected over time and has a sense of story, which is something I look for and hope to achieve with my interior styling. You will notice this influence, woven throughout the house, but I really went to town in the guest house.

Style Beyond Age Guest House 1
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Bathroom Design


When it came to designing the bathrooms, I was thinking mountain chic combined with spa sensuality. As with most rooms in this house, the lake offered inspiration. I pulled colors and textures from outside and chose beautiful statement pieces that exude calm but are far from boring.

This is one tub with a view that I´m sure to miss when we move on…

Style Beyond Age Lakeside Bathroom Inspo
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Couples Walk-In Closets


And of course, I´ve left the best until last. Follow me through to the closets. You´ll be glad to see we created his and hers areas, so there´s no bickering over closet room in this house. His closet is no fun to look at, so here is a bit of mine. It´s a space I spend a lot of time in and I often come here to think and feel inspired; it´s my #SheChateau if you will.

I have several tips for styling your closet, which I covered in a previous blog, so head over there for some of my ultimate closet hacksDo you have a favorite place to hang out in your home?

Style Beyond Age Closet Tour 1
My Closet the She Chateau
My Closet the She Chateau 2
My Closet the She Chateau 3

Interior Styling Tips

If you´re undergoing a renovation or just feel like refreshing your home, here are some of my favorite home styling tips.

Interior Styling Tip #1

Identify the focal point for your room and develop your style around it – we don´t want too many heroes fighting for attention.


Interior Styling Tip #2

We want to create interest, encourage the eye to wander and discover something new. We can achieve this by introducing texture and building up the layers to create depth in each space.


Interior Styling Tip #3

As you style a room, notice where the voids are, where you need height and verticality, where you need something to grab attention and where you might want to retain negative space.

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Home Styling Tip #4

Consider scale and the variety of shapes you are using, taking note to offset something soft with more angular, weighted pieces.


Home Styling Tip #5

Furniture is an art form and a few key pieces will really inject life and creativity into your home. Focus on quality over quantity.


Home Styling Tip #6

Aim for livable luxury, rather than show home perfection; it´s much more, well livable, and you´ll quickly feel at home in the space.

Montana Lake House Home Tour

Thanks for joining me today at home in Montana. It´s been great to show you around and I´ve really enjoyed having you here with me. Let´s do it again soon.


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10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

10 Styling Hacks to start Incorporating Today!

Today at Style Beyond Age we´re joined once again, by our resident stylist Serena, as she spills her industry secrets and shares 10 Styling hacks to start incorporating today.

10 Styling Hacks to start incorporating today!

If there’s one thing that all stylists agree upon, it’s that age has nothing to do with style. Great style is possible no matter how old you are; the key is knowing how to flaunt your body sensibility in a way that works for you. Navigating the ins and outs of fashion styling can be tricky, so I’ve put together a list of my favorite styling tricks that you can try today.

1 – To Tuck or Not to Tuck

In this case, we should have split the difference! This blouse looks like a boxier fit with a lot to tuck in, especially paired with these high waisted jeans. With this particular shirt option, I would have chosen a French Tuck or Front Tuck. Unless you are going to tuck into your seamless panties (which is my favorite trick), I would recommend working with the fabric instead of trying to hide it. This way, we are visually creating a waist and elongating the look. To achieve a casual front tuck, just tuck the middle of your top straight into your bottoms. You can losen where needed to achieve this casual tuck. I found an excellent resource for all other tucking issues here.


2 – Shortening Statement Sleeves

I loved this dress so much but when my mom tried it on it just seemed off! The dress itself has wide longer sleeves that overpowered her and looked messy. We transformed these sleeves into a more bohemian blouson sleeve by wrapping two longer rubber bands (or two hair ties) around each wrist and covering them with matching silver bracelets.



3 – Define Your Waist

By adding a good belt; you can elevate any outfit. You must, however, be mindful of your body proportions when choosing the right belt for your look. Short-waisted women look best in skinnier belts while thicker belts are better suited for longer torsos. Consider a belt, another piece of jewelry to be the icing on the top of your outfit!


4 – Wear One Color

Monochromatic looks are chic, timeless, and are instantly more fashionable! Dressing in all one color is a simple, clean approach to putting an outfit together. Try mixing textures in the same hue to create a striking look that can be just as bold as a pattern.

This suit is from Choosy, Here is a similar one from there in Satin.  


5 – Invest in Shape Wear

We all need a little help at times and wearing the proper shape wear underneath everything helps to give you smooth lines. We love Evelyn & Bobbies longline boyshort to smooth under skirts because they are just the most comfortable and aren’t too clingy like traditional shapewear.


6 – Graphics Tees

I love to mix the feminine separates with tougher “borrowed from the guys” pieces. Try thinking outside the box while styling your favorite band tee by pairing it with something unexpected. Whether it is a silk skirt, or a two-piece suit, pairing a graphic t-shirt will always give you a bit of an edge.


7 – Know When to Cuff ´Em

Cuffing your jeans is certainly not a new trick, but sometimes we forget that with just one turn of a hem we can, show off a little more shoe, instantly tailor a pant that is too long, or refresh an old favorite pair of jeans.

8 – Brooches

Our family has always had an affinity for brooches and have quite the collection. They aren’t typically on your radar as a fashion accessory; however, I love to add them to basic jackets as an unexpected statement. I’ve pinned them to necklaces to create dramatic effects and also used them to cinch and drape a blouse.

Style Beyond Age Style Hack Brooches

9 – Become a Nudest


Nude shoes should be a wardrobe staple for any fashionable woman. Not only do they flatter and elongate the leg, but they can also go with basically any outfit. There are two rules of thumb with nude shoes: Find the correct shade of nude for you, and don’t forget to keep them clean!


10 – Tinker Tailor


Often what makes or breaks an outfit is the fit. Tailoring your clothes is a luxury that does not cost a fortune. With so many body types, we are hard-pressed to find clothes off the rack that fit ANY body perfectly and as it was designed. I work with a tailor to alter new purchases to fit perfectly as well as alter clothes in my closet to give them new life. A good tailor can also recreate your favorite looks in whatever fabric and color work best for you now.


10 Styling Hacks to Try  


That wraps up today´s share; 10 simple, yet effective styling hacks, from our resident stylist, Serena,  to help you get creative with the clothes and accessories you have.

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5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

There´s a whole lot of female-led fabulousness on the Style Beyond Age blog today, we´re sharing 5 ways that you can support small businesses during the time of Covid.


Support Small Businesses during Covid 


As the country starts to relax its Covid-19 precautions, we emerge into a different world. No matter where you are, I’m sure that you feel and see a change. Everything from the way we socialize, shop, eat, and engage is evolving. 


As we transition into this “new normal,” have you noticed that some of your go-to retailers haven’t come back or are packing up their storefronts for good? Some national retailers haven’t re-opened their doors yet, and if they have, they are only offering limited services or curbside pickups. 


Support Small Businesses 


I see my local boutique owners as brave because these are stark and scary times for small businesses. Women often run most of these businesses that we admire and depend on as a community. 

And as you know, here at Style Beyond Age, we LOVE to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. I’ve made a list of my favorite shops that you can patronize today and five ways to help support small businesses during these transitional times! 

5 Ways you can Support Small Businesses During Covid

(and Beyond)


1 – Shop local – online

Our communities need us now more than ever. Online shopping is convenient and can be done right from the comfort of your couch! Most, if not all, small business retailers have websites offering their products with a click of your mouse that can be delivered right to your door. Honestly, I love this way of shopping. I get just what I need, and it is available for pickup within the hour.


2 – Purchase gift cards

Consider buying gift cards for the businesses you visit most often to use later when they are officially up and running again.



3 – Order takeout

Can’t wait until you can eat your favorite meals from your favorite local restaurants? Many are keeping things going by offering meals to go, and some are even providing free delivery. This is a great way to keep money going into the local community while enjoying all your favorite dishes.



4 – Increase the tip amount

Don’t forget, servers and delivery people will also be feeling the decrease in business, and many of them survive on the tips they’re now missing. If you’re ordering takeout or delivery, consider giving a little more than usual when tipping. 



5 – Practice patience

We’re all in this together. Don’t forget that many small businesses are most likely working with a skeleton crew, so you might have to wait a little longer for your delivery to arrive or for items to become available to purchase.



Women’s Boutiques and Brands that we love to Support 


Join Style Beyond Age in supporting small buisnesses during Covid-19, and beyond.

Accessory Junkie






Bird Brooklyn






The Canyon



Ala von Aurspberg



Erica Weiner












Lotta Stenssen



Lykke Wolfe



MBK beauty



Tai Jewelry



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Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Day to Evening Maxi Skirt Restyle

Today, at Style Beyond Age, we´re taking you from day to night with a maxi skirt restyle. As you know, we love to feature women-owned brands and businesses. I was over the bridge, excited to connect with the Peruvian Connection. Not only are they a woman-owned company but were founded by a mother and daughter team! That resonates with me because, as you know, I am super close with my daughter and our resident stylist, Serena.


She has taught me a lot over the years about styling and using dynamic color theory to change a look completely.

When we shop for clothing, we look for items that can be worn in multiple unique ways and through the seasons. Today, we’re going to show you how to style this jacquard circle skirt, from Peruvian Connection, for a casual day time look and another for a warm summer night.


How to Wear a Bohemian Maxi Skirt Casually 

Let’s be real; you know that I only live in casual looks here in Montana. Keeping it light, I paired my Siena skirt with one of the Peruvian Connections Sophia Swing Cami  in blush and used a white camp shirt to cover up. Layered with a suede and pearl lariat necklace from Proud Pearls  and topped it off with a tan straw hat (also Peruvian Connection).

Once Upon A Warm Summer Night


My Day to Night Maxi Skirt Restyle 


I swapped out the blush cami and white camp shirt for a more romantic black knit blouse that I’ve had for years. I love the soft fabric and off the shoulder neckline of this top. It makes any outfit feel softer and more romantic. Paired with delicate black wicker handbag and my favorite vintage silver and coral pieces, I feel like Stevie Nicks! 


Maxi Skirt Restyle 

If you enjoyed this day to night maxi skirt restyle, you can pick up a few pieces of your own…

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Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

Boho Refreshed with our Resident Stylist

We’ve got company. Join us for Boho Refreshed with our resident stylist, Serena.   We’re shopping from my closet, restyling old favorites and embracing a romantic boho style. 

Romantic Boho Style

Spring is coming to the valley at a clip. I still need this jacket now, but the winds, they are a-changing!

Style Beyond Age Romantic Boho Refresh_2

Less is More 

Hasn’t it been fun looking through our closets and restyling what we already have? Just goes to show you: less is more.

I have posted this Lotta Stensson dress several times over the last three years and always feel fabulous in it.

Style Beyond Age Romantic Boho Refresh_3
Style Beyond Age Lotta Stennson Dress

Closet Rotation 

This coral embroidered Zara jacket has been in the same closet rotation, every time looking different.

Zara Coral Embroidered Jacket
Zara Coral Embroidered Jacket_Winter

Boho Restyle 

I hope that you have been creative with your beautiful things as well.

That wraps up my restyling session, boho refreshed with our resident stylist, but we´ve got a few more treats for you yet. 

Inspired by this look?

Our resident stylist, Serena, has put together three looks that you can get right now to bring this romantic boho look home with you today!

Serena’s Picks

Cris Cross Ring – White Gold 

Regular Price $106.00


Look #2

Kobi Halperin Lexy Coat

On Sale $478.80

Kobi Halperin Lexy COat

Dagget Western Boots

Regular Price $260


Dagget Western Boots Free People
Tory Burch Damian Embroidered Jacket

Flag Strap Cowboy Boot 

Regular Price $120


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My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space

Today, I’m sharing my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes.

If you didn’t already know, I´m a big fan of shopping from your own closet and being creative with the clothes you have. The downside of shopping from your own collection, is the issue of storage. It´s meant I´ve gotten quite creative over the years, so let´s take a peak what´s inside. 


Transform your closet with these storage solutions


If you ask me, the closet is prime real estate, so when we were building our place in Montana, I took the opportunity to create a space I loved. I appreciate I´m blessed in the closet department now, but it wasn’t always that way. Whatever the size of your closet, a good storage solution, is a good storage solution, and are some of my favorites that I still use to this day. 

My Ultimate Closet Hacks to Maximize Space



Office File Boxes


You might think they´re out of place here, but these clear file boxes from Target are handy and a great way to utilize shelf space. I line them up and store scarves inside. The clear acrylic is also very browser friendly.

files boxes from target for scarfs
files boxes from target for scarfs 2

Drawer Dividers


Drawer dividers are simple, yet effective. I use them for sock, underwear, and accessory drawers. Drawer organizers allow you to make the most of your space, stay organized and easily swap items in or out as the seasons change.



Pull Out Rods


Pull out rods are easy to install and a great space saver. I like to use them for belts, as they´re easily accessible and just as easily tucked away again.

Closet Hacks Belt Storage

Stagger Hanger Clips


Stagger the clips on your trouser hangers, to maximize hanging room. You´ll be surprised at the difference this little adjustment makes.

How to Maximize Hanging Space

Corral Old Hangers


If you´ve got unused hangers, don´t just leave them hanging there taking up space. Instead, corral them into old boxes, so they´re ready for when they´re needed again.

Closet Hacks remove unused hangers
Store hangers in boxes to maximize hanging space

Closet Hacks for Shoes and Accessories


We´ve maximized your drawer, shelf and hanging space, now onto the shoes and accessories.



Use Trays for Odds and Ends


There is often wasted space below hanging items, so make the most of this with trays and boxes. It´s a great way to gather up the odds and ends to keep them organized.

Use hanging space below clothes
Use trays to store accessories

Shoe Storage Solutions


A simple bookshelf is a great storage solution for shoes. Display them with the left toes facing out to your closet and the right toe facing back, and you´ll fit an extra pair of shoes on each shelf.



Storage Solutions for Purses


The perfect way to store your purse depends on the size of it. Larger purses should be stored hanging, to keep the bottoms from creasing. I have an adjustable display rack, that works perfectly.

For smaller purses I use an acrylic filing system, which you can pick up from any office store.

store small bag in filing rack
store small bag in filing rack

Bags and Hats


Maximize space by hanging bags and hats on a peg. No need to take up hanging room inside your closet, instead attach them to the outside of your cabinetry.

So, that rounds up my ultimate closet hacks to maximize space and care for your clothes. Enjoy transforming your closet.


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