it’s friday gang! and you know what that means: fridays with oscar. this is probably my favorite blogpost of any given week, and it’s our second one of the year. for my regulars, you know what to expect: a delicious entree, cocktail and some lovely pictures of the magnificent Oscar. but before we get that far, i want to take a quick step back. one of our primary topics of discussion this week has been color. we started off the week with a totally neutral-based outfit, but i also showed you how to build a simple but interesting monochromatic outfit in blue. today, i’m gong to marry aspects of the two outfits together and show you how to add color to a neutral outfit.
i’m no stranger to color. i love finding new and interesting ways to add a color pop. it not only creates visual interest, but it tends to have an emotional effect: a little color can brighten our moods and the moods of those around us in subtle but positive ways.
this is especially nice as we head into what can be some of the more dreary and difficult months to get through: January and February. to counteract, i’ve put together an outfit today that i think is visually interesting and will brighten your day—if ever so slightly. as my neutral base, i’ve selected a black turtleneck from Everlane. i’ve further added a pair animal-printed (similar) loafers from Ann Taylor and a belt. (yes, animal print is a neutral.) for my color pop, i’ve bone with a pair of red jeans from J.Crew. if colored jeans aren’t your thing, just invert the outfit: pair black jeans with a red turtleneck. same effect without committing to colored denim.
per usual, i’ve got a super simple, super tasty recipe for you: garlic butter steak bites. for my NFL fans out there, this is a perfect dish to make this playoff weekend. your guests are going to love you, and you’re going to love this recipe—because you won’t be slaving away in the kitchen nor will you have to run out and pickup snacks last minute.
and for my moscow mule fans out there, i’ve got a great new twist on an old favorite: a cranberry moscow mule. all you’re going to need here is your favorite vokda. (i’ve chosen my new favorite, Tito’s.) you’re also going to need ginger beer and cranberry juice. mix, chill, and enjoy.
alright, gang! what a fun week on the blog. we’ve gotten back to fashion basics, and i’ve given you a tour of both my closet and office. stay tuned for next week, as we’ll continue talking outfit basics, and i’ll give you more glimpses of my day-to-day at home. oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.