it’s friday gang! another busy week here over on the blog: we rolled out definitive denim guide for fall in case you missed it. i’ve got a new episode of my friday fives on YouTube. this week i’m showcasing my top 5 mascara picks. be sure to check out the video below. and of course, oscar and i have a great recipe for you this week. in honor of the low country, we’ve put together a sheet pan, low country boil for you. super easy to make. and unbelievably delicious. you’re not going to want to miss it!
outfit of the day
it’s casual friday here over at the office. and today it’s all about comfort. i’ve got a tissue turtleneck from J.Crew underneath a cozy lounge hoodie from Talbots. when it’s dark, grey, and chilly like it is in Athens today, there’s nothing quite like bundling up in oversized hoodie. i’ve got on a pair of boyfriend/girlfriend jeans today and rounded up these ones for you to try: jeans | jeans 2 | jeans 3. what’s perfect about this outfit is that you can lounge around in it for sure. 100%. but if you just throw on a pair of ankle booties, you’re perfectly good to go out for a late lunch or early dinner.
tablescape: minimalist fall flowers
this fall, i’ve focused on tablescapes that rotate out a in and out a core set of decorations. the idea was to show you how much mileage you can get from an investment in a key set of items. (here, here, and here.) today, i want to demonstrate how much mileage you can get from simply being a minimalist.
i’ve been all about the plaid napkins this year. and notice how they pair perfectly with a floral bouquet i picked up from Trader Joes thrown in measuring jar. easy peasy. sometimes you don’t have to put a lot of effort to add a little life into your fall designs.
entree: low country boil
in honor of living in the low country, today i’ve pulled together a sheet pan low country boil. it absolutely could not be easier. and it absolutely could not taste any better. the key ingredient here is Old Bay Seasoning. so check your spice closet and make sure you have it.
- 1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered
- 1 1/2 lb. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 ears of corn, cut crosswise into 4 pieces each
- 2 links smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp. Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
- FOR OLD BAY MAYO
- 1/2 c. mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
- Preheat oven to 425°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook potatoes until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, shrimp, corn, sausage, lemons, garlic powder, Old Bay, melted butter, and oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until combined, then divide between two large baking sheets.
- Bake until shrimp is cooked through and corn is tender, 13 to 15 minutes.
- MAKE OLD BAY MAYO
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chives, Old Bay seasoning, Dijon, and lemon juice and zest.
- Garnish dish with parsley and serve with Old Bay Mayo.
other than that, we’re simply going to throw together a few starches and proteins, mix, and bake. the shrimp and andouille sausage pair perfectly with with the potatoes. and they’re all set off by the citrus/spice combination. i can’t wait to hear in the comments what you think of this recipe!
cocktail: dark and stormy
we’re pairing our low country boil with a dark and stormy. it’s the perfect flavor combination to take any bite coming from the Old Bay seasoning. dark and stormys are super simple to make. you’re going to need your favorite dark rum and a ginger beer. mix and throw in a lime to boot, and you’re good to go.
- 2 ounces of dark rum
- 5 ounces ginger beer
- Lime wedge
- Pour the rum over ice in highball and fill with ginger beer. Squeeze in the lime wedge.
alright, gang! that’s a wrap. i hope you had a wonderful week. oscar, ollie, and i sure had fun sharing it with you. stay tuned next week. we’ve got another themed week for you: travel week. join me and junior style on our week long river cruise in France!
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#1 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
all week, i’ve been counting down my top 5 classic movies. in case you missed the top 4, here they are in order linked to the original posts: