Happy Friday, ladies! We're wrapping up our year-in-review today with a look back at my favorite Fridays With Oscar from the past year. Fridays With Oscar is always a chance for me to share my favorite comfy, cozy, and casual outfits. But it's more than that: it's an opportunity to invite you into my home to share in a meal and, of course, a cocktail.
Fridays With Oscar are always my favorite posts to put together. And I hope you enjoy them as much as I do; and I hope you enjoy looking back on the past year with me.
Today's featured item is the graphic tee, styled 5 ways
I've shared a look at my outfits, as well as the cocktail I served that day
If you're interested in getting a recipe or the links to the outfit, click the "READ THE POST" link. I just can't promise all of the items are still in stock!
It’s Friday, gang, time to usher in another weekend. While Fridays are for Oscar, my favorite German Shepherd, it’s all about the Bulldogs this weekend. Georgia Bulldogs that is who won the National Football Championship last Monday night. Yep, Kirby and the gang finally beat their nemesis Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. GO DAWGS! It was an exciting game, to say the least, that didn’t end until midnight. Final score 33 – 18! The festivities began shortly after we clinched the win with the students filling the streets of downtown Athens. Yours truly was fast asleep by that time, but the celebrations continue this weekend with a parade scheduled at 12:30 pm, Dawg walk at 1:00 pm, and program at 2:00 pm. Tickets are sold out, but there will be a live stream on georgiadogs.com, Facebook, and SEC Network+.
What I love about living in a college town is the energy the students bring, the opportunity to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs, no matter if it’s football, basketball, baseball, or the sport of your choosing. Plus, we have a vibrant arts program that hosts plays, ballets, string quartets, choirs the list goes on and on. It’s a vibrant town that’s just plain fun with more than one nationally recognized restaurant for all those foodies out there. Moving to Athens was the best decision Mr. Style and I made six years ago. I can’t even believe it’s been that long. Where does the time go?
January is quickly coming to an end, with February hot on its heels. It’s the month of love, and we’re gonna focus on self-care. If we don’t take time to love ourselves, our tank will hit empty pretty darn quick. And who wants that? Said no one, ever. So grab your best gal, hubs, or fam and plan a FUN Valentine’s or Galantine’s party. It doesn’t have to be fancy; use what you have on hand, head to your local bakery but set time aside this Valentine’s Day to spread the love.
But before we leave January completely behind, Oscar is here today for his weekly gig. We’ve got a Love Struck cocktail on the menu, and I threw together a cute outfit that celebrates Love. Literally the cutest Valentine’s sweater. So come on in and stay awhile. Hopefully, you’ll leave with a bit of inspiration tucked up your sleeve. (Oh, and make sure you read to the end of the post. We’ve got some changes coming to the blog.)
Happy Friday, ladies! We made it through another week, and we're heading straight into the weekend. Today, we're talking what to wear with a denim jacket---one if, if not the most essential Spring jacket. In addition, we're trying something new. And I'm really excited about it.
We've partnered with local Kentucky business owner M.K. Hennigan from In the Curious Kitchen for our menu. We met M.K. earlier this year at The Southern C(oterie) Conference, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to collaborate. M.K runs an online cocktail kit and gourmet shop---and I think you're gonna love what's on her menu.
Happy Friday, gang! Can you believe we made it through another week? Spring is in full bloom in Georgia, so it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s your backyard, a park, or just a stroll around the block. Oscar loves this time of year too and spends hours in his yard chasing squirrels, barking at the deer, and sitting on the grass surveying his turf. Me? I love to putter in the garden. Or I’ll bring my computer outside and work on a project or two, basking in the warm sunlight. Any excuse to head outdoors is welcome this time of year. I will say the South puts on a brilliant show come Spring with blooms and new growth at every turn. But that means there are lots of messes to contend with when Mother Nature is finished, so there are many opportunities to be outside in the yard.
The weather has been cra-zy the past week with temps in the upper 70s to low 30s and a few thunderstorms in between. Mother Nature can be fickle this time of year, but I stole a few glorious moments between the rain and cool temps in my backyard. I love to invite family and friends over this time of year to savor the sunset. Entertaining never has to be complicated. It just takes a bit of planning. I let Trader Joe’s do the heavy lifting whenever I’m short on time. And I always keep a snack or two tucked away in my freezer that’s ready to serve in minutes. Today, I’m sharing a few of the best Trader Joe’s appetizers, and a delicious Sangria recipe perfect all Spring and Summer long.
Happy Friday, ladies! Another week in the books, and we're heading straight into the weekend. Things got lively here in Athens this week with all of the kiddos heading back to school---always a breath of fresh air.
This week, on my other social channels, I've focused a lot on modern style trends. So today, I'm talking about embracing the modern silhouette, particularly the wide-leg pants. And because it's Friday, of course I've got an easy peasy recipe and cocktail. Because after all, it's Fridays with Oscar.
Happy Friday, gang! Say goodbye to September and hello to the first week of October. Where did September go anyway? Who knows? But what I do know: with cooler weather here, I've pulled out the comfiest Fall sweater today. And it’s time to put out my fall decorations and spruce up the house.
My mom always changed her home decor each season, and I have dutifully followed suit. It’s time to break out the pumpkins, Indian corn, and maybe a ghost or goblin.
Oscar is ready for his weekly gig. He loves this time of year with cooler temps and is prone to sit on a grassy knoll and survey his kingdom, his very own backyard.
I’m kicking back today after a few weeks of craziness. Last week, I returned from a jam-packed week at the LTK conference held in Dallas. It was so good to catch up with old friends and make new ones! I had a ball all week long, but I am tuckered out. The only thing on my agenda this weekend is to take naps and get organized for October!
Today's outfit is perfect for the weekend. And it's monochromatic, which is laid-back yet polished. It's a fashion strategy that works any time of year. Whether you're going to brunch, need to make a grocery store run, or traveling, there's a gorgeous monochrome outfit in your favorite color that will turn even the most mundane outing into something special!
I love winter white and try to incorporate it as often as possible, especially on a cold and dreary day. Today's ootd starts with a faux fur vest and corduroys (limited sizes similar here, here, and here) from Talbots, a turtleneck from Banana Republic, and my new favorite boots from Coach.
And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. It’s here, Christmas 2022. The long holiday weekend has begun and I hope you’re all snug as a bug ‘cuz winter storm Elliott is bringing snow, wind and cold, to the Great Lakes and Northeast. There’s an arctic blast that reaches all the way down South with hard freeze warnings as far as Florida. Brrrrr!
But all is calm, all is bright at Casa Djalali. The kiddos descend this afternoon and we have a jam-packed weekend planned. There’s bowling, and movies, and presents and lots and lots of food! Maybe even a cookie or two for yours truly. I’ve been fairly good this year so fingers crossed Santa leaves something special underneath the tree. I’m so blessed to have my family here to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Oscar is by my side ready to greet the clan so let's get this party started! Christmas morning I serve an easy peasy Christmas brunch with a menu that stays the same year after year. I started making this sausage cheese casserole as a young bride and it’s been a family tradition since then. I also whip up a french toast casserole and chocolate chip coffee cake. A mimosa and bloody Mary bar make it easy for the family to mix their own drinks and of course, coffee is brewing in the kitchen.