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we’ve got a really fun fridays with oscar for you this week. to kick things off, there’s a new installment of friday fives on our YouTube channel. this week, we talk about breaking women’s fashion rules, namely five rules every women over 50 should break. you’re not going to want to miss it, as it’s sure to bring a little fun, sass, and (a little) controversy to your friday.
per usual, we’ve got a great recipe and cocktail—perfect for cool, brisk day. and of course, we can’t forget Oscar himself. kick back, relax, and slide into fridays with oscar with our family over here at style at a certain age.
it’s self-care week over here on the blog. a lot of my outfits of the day have been about comfort. caring for ourselves can be difficult, no doubt, but being comfortable in our clothes doesn’t have to be. fall is the time for oversized sweaters, hoodies, turtlenecks, and vests.
warm, soft, and comfy.
today, i’m sporting a langley vest from J.Mclaughlin paired with a black turtleneck from Everlane. (pick it up in aqua blue if you’re looking for a color pop.) and how fun are these loafers from Neiman Marcus? i first debuted them during my trip to France. they were a huge hit. i get so many requests for advice for comfortable and stylish shoes. don’t miss out on these.
i’m totally in love with my Instant Pot, and i’m always looking for an excuse to use it. this week, Kelly suggested making a french dip sandwich, and i just. could. not. resist.
during the fall and winter, there’s absolutely nothing like slow cooked, savory meat that falls apart effortlessly without any help from a knife or fork. but slow cooking can take hours. one of the things i love about the Instant Pot is that it cuts that time down by half (or more).
for those of you that have followed me on my health and wellness journey over the years, you know how committed i am to Faster Way to Fat Loss. it’s change my perspective and relationship to food in general. seems a bit contradictory given that i’ve got a lot of simple carbs on the cutting board.
the holidays brings with it a lot of such situations: everything from Thanksgiving leftovers to Christmas cookies. and being even the slightest bit health conscious during this season can be challenging. hard to squeeze in a trip to the gym when you’ve got a Thanksgiving play to attend.
when faced with a meal like the one we’ve prepared for you today, drop the provolone and chips. or forget the bread entirely. there are a lot of little ways to maintain your focus on health and wellness. let me know your tips and tricks for staying healthy during the holidays in the comments below.
we paired the french dip with a moscow mule. when was the last time you had one outside a traditional steakhouse? my oldest recommended we try it this week, and we’re sure glad we did. so refreshing with that ginger beer!
alright, gang! that’s a wrap for this week. but before you go, make sure to drop a comment in the blog. did you check out our friday fives this week? do you agree? disagree? are there any fashion rules that you consistently break that i missed?
also, for both kelly’s and my sake, let us know if there are any Instant Pot recipes you’re addicted to this fall. we’re always looking for something new to try, and we would both love to hear if you have any great recommendations. have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. and from oscar, ollie, kelly, junior style, and myself, cheers to you!
this week has been all about self-care. we started with managing grief during the holidays, moved to a focus on fun and family during the holidays, and ended with putting the “self” back in self-care.
we also rolled out our first holiday guide for the year: beauty and makeup guide for the holidays. if you didn’t have a chance to take a look, make sure you do. kelly and i each put together a list of our top beauty and makeup picks for the season. we know you’ll love it.