fresh and flirty for summer | fridays with oscar

happy friday gang! this week has been all about what to wear on a beach vacation. we have really enjoyed our time on Tybee Island this week; i hope you’ve enjoyed the sights with us in this week’s posts. today i have an outfit that would be perfect at home, or on a beach vacation! a refreshing red wine spritz is our cocktail today, and we have an easy riff on lasagna with a fun zucchini lasagna appetizer. 

fresh and flirty outfit of the day

 

when it comes to fresh and flirty skirts for summer, J.Crew is my first stop. this white eyelet peasant-style midi skirt has a blue embroidered elastic waistband and adorable blue pompons bordering the ruffle hem. this skirt is flirty, fresh and fun! 

pairing it with a simple button down keeps the focus on the details of the skirt, while also lending a little sophistication to the ensemble. tying my button down at the waist keeps it from being too stuffy with the boho flirtiness of the skirt. 

button down | peasant skirt | similar metallic sandals

this ootd is not at all fussy. the extra details on the waistband, hem, and the flower eyelets on the skirt add just the right amount of fresh and flirty for summer. while the crisp button-down grounds the outfit. 

what shoes to pair with this outfit? why, metallic flats of course! these metallic flats have been on style repeat all summer, as i’m sure you’ve noticed! they really have been my go-to sandals this summer. similar metallic sandals here, here, here.

button down | peasant skirt | similar metallic sandals

 

easy lasagna zucchini cups

zucchini subbing in for noodles is something we are all familiar with. we’ve done zoodles and lasagna roll-ups here before and today we’re taking the idea to an appetizer format with lasagna zucchini cups. 

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lasagna zucchini cups

Course Appetizer, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Author based on recipe by Lauren Miyashiro

Ingredients

  • 2-3 zucchini
  • 1/2 lb ground beef or sausage
  • 1 25 oz jar of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add ground beef, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. cook until the beef is no longer pink, around 6 minutes. Drain fat. Add tomato sauce and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then stir in ricotta and remove from heat.

  3. Cut zucchini crosswise into 2"-3" pieces. Using a half teaspoon, scoop out zucchini flesh to create wells. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and fill with meat mixture. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan and bake until the cheese has melted and the zucchini is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

refreshing berry wine spritz

i prefer red wine over white and this red wine cocktail is a refreshing way to enjoy red wine in the heat of the day. frozen blueberries are a fresh and cool addition to the wine and berry-flavored soda water. 

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red wine berry spritzer

Course cocktail
Author Aggie's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 part red wine, like merlot
  • 2 parts berry-flavored La Croix sparkling water
  • ice
  • frozen blueberries or raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add frozen berries to bottom of glass and smash with the back of a wooden spoon. Add ice, pour wine, then sparkling water and give it a little stir. 

fridays with oscar

all right, gang, before we say goodbye today i wanted to share that while i have been enjoying my vacation on Tybee Island several readers have alerted me that there are Instagram accounts and Google Hangouts impersonating Style at a Certain Age and or Beth Djalali. there is only one official @styleatacertainage Instagram account so please be wary and report the fake accounts if you come across them. this account never has nor will ever in the future solicit $$. that is all.

we’ve come to the end of another fridays with oscar. and we close a week of beachy vacation outfits. i hope you’ve enjoyed this week with us on Tybee Island. i have to say it was a much-needed respite after what has seemed like the longest year in history. stay tuned to the blog as we wind down the last weeks of summer and begin preparations for fall. with new home decor, new fall fashion and so much more! oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend!

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11 Comments

  1. Liz wrote:

    I can’t wait to try this appetizer! I really look forward to your recipes.

    Posted 8.14.20
  2. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    This skirt is adorable! What a fun ootd, really sweet! The zucchini lasagna looks divine, I’ll try it, I am always looking to avoid carbs! Thanks for a jolly fun week!❤

    Posted 8.14.20
  3. The ootd is fantastic. Home run! Glad you had a good vacation. It is always fun to see Oscar and Ollie. Thanks.

    Posted 8.14.20
  4. Holly wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this post today Beth!

    Love your outfit, clean white and crisp.

    I am saving the spritzer recipe and wine, who knew…..and I love both….win/win.

    Thank you,
    Blessings,

    Posted 8.14.20
  5. Herta Urban wrote:

    Dear Beth,
    you blog is so inspiring and you are a lady of style. I love your family including Oscar, Ollie and Oscar’s young friend.
    You are a very warm personality, good with people and animals. We will never meet, but I feel close tp you with the Atlantic Ocean in between.
    Virtual hugs and kind regards from Germany, Herta Urban

    Posted 8.14.20
  6. Sandi wrote:

    5 stars
    Hello Beth, I’m new to your blog and wanted you know how much I am enjoying it. I’m a bit older than you however I find your style and taste has similarities to the fashion I enjoy wearing. There are so many talented young women on social media that are amazing with fashion however classic style is always age appropriate, at least in my book,
    Love the recipes and the wonderful photography! A new Texas Fan,
    Sandi

    Posted 8.14.20
  7. Jeanette wrote:

    Your blog now arrives in my inbox from your name rather than Style at a Certain Age as the sender as I have always received it.
    Is the From Beth Dijali the legitimate one now?

    Posted 8.14.20
  8. J Clendenin wrote:

    I love your new hairstyle. I think it is very flattering, Jane

    Posted 8.14.20
  9. Eve wrote:

    Now that zucchini recipe is one I will make. It looks so good. I think we need to give Ollie more attention. He’s a great looking cat.
    I love this outfit but I think I would look a little overpowered in it. I’m 5’3″ so all white is a challenge.

    Posted 8.14.20
  10. Vicki L Werley wrote:

    Love your styles.

    Posted 8.14.20
  11. Andrea wrote:

    5 stars
    What can I say- it’s a home run! Love everything. I am thinking the zucchini dish would make an excellent supper dish for those hot summer nights. The spritzer is a lighter choice too in hot weather as alcohol really hits me in hot weather – compromise 🥂

    Posted 8.16.20

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