friday cool | fridays with oscar

hey gang! another friday is upon us. as my quest for the perfect summer top wraps up on the blog, i want to close the week with a casual sleeveless tank. we’re all about friday cool this week, but this isn’t your plain ol’ casual sleeveless top… we also have a delicious soup which can be served hot or cold – perfect for these hot summer days. and a slushy-style cocktail, minus the blender! it’s all here today, on fridays with oscar. 

colorful outfit of the day

i’ve been loving these tie waist seaside pants from J.Crew lately. so perfect for a casual day. they’re a very light cotton, and in the chambray color, they’re a great substitute for denim. 

to round out summer tops week, today i have another great Anthropologie find. a colorful sleeveless tank with gorgeous embroidery. the deep saturated color you get from embroidery, versus a print really adds something special to this top. 

metallic toe ring sandals from Banana Republic complete my friday cool look today. metallic sandals add panache to a casual outfit. any metallic sandal will go with everything, so they are a must-have and a go-to!

cold pea soup

this soup is a fresh and healthy way to start a meal on a hot summer day. serve it as a starter, or have it as a main course. its bright green color is so appetizing!

4.8 from 5 votes

cold pea soup with herbed olive oil

Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Course, Soup
Author Anna Stockwell, Epicurious


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt, more to taste
  • 2 16 oz bags of frozen sweet peas
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • herbed olive oil, or plain olive oil optional


  1. Melt butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, 6–8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 2 cups water, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Add peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 2 minutes.

  2. Remove pot from heat and stir in yogurt. Purée soup in a blender or in the pot using an immersion blender, thinning with water if soup is too thick, until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a resealable container, cover, and chill at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

  3. Divide soup among bowls and top each with a swirl of Herbed Olive Oil.


an immersion blender makes this recipe a one pot dish. but a blender will work too. you just might have to blend it in batches.

frozen sgroppino cocktail

this cocktail is so light, cool and refreshing. the frozen sgroppino has the consistency of a blended cocktail without needing a blender and ice. this drink calls for lemon sorbet to get the smoothness of a blended cocktail. 

4.8 from 5 votes

frozen sgroppino

Course cocktail
Author Joe Campanale, Alta Linea


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz limoncello
  • 1 scoop lemon sorbet
  • 1 splash prosecco
  • 1 lemon wheel as garnish


  1. mix all ingredients in a bowl, mix with a whisk until smooth. garnish with a lemon wheel

fridays with oscar

well, gang this wraps another fridays with oscar. we’re also wrapping up summer tops week on the blog. all week i featured my favorite summer tops so far this summer. we started the week my favorite summer tops. i featured a fun sequin top worn two ways. yesterday i rounded up my favorite ways to wear matching separates. stay tuned all summer as i continue my quest for the perfect summer outfits! oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend. 


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  1. cathy ogi wrote:

    I think you are such a good cook, Kelly. Your husband must be so happy.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
    • Hi Cathy, thank you so much! Thankfully, he enjoys my cooking! He’s becoming quite the grill master, and we both have been learning a lot from each other in the kitchen. Thanks for stopping by! xo Kelly

      Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  2. Janet Loop wrote:

    Love today’s top Beth. The colors are fantastic and you are right, the embroidery adds a great dimension to the colors. Cannot wait to try the cocktail. I am a sucker for anything lemon.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  3. 4 stars
    I really enjoy your Frirday posts. early on, my husband and I had 2 Shepherds. We have now downsized to a Cavalir Spaniel,but I still miss the Shepherds. Have a good weekend.We are going to see our son in Atlanta,then on to NC for a week of hopefully cooler weather. Stay safe,suggest you show cute ways to mask up.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  4. Violet L O'Brien wrote:

    5 stars
    Hi Beth, Love seeing Oscar and new pup, but do miss seeing Ollie. Hope you can include her more often.
    Have a great weekend.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  5. Diane wrote:

    Love the sandals. Very nice hair cut and of course Oscar is awesome!

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  6. Joan L Baker wrote:

    Where is Ollie? Haven’t seen him in a while.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  7. Bea wrote:

    Must try that pea soup. Looks delicious!
    As to the top…love the lines and I’m I fan of embroidery however, I’d need to be careful of where those dark embroidered )( sit on my chest. I don’t like to draw attention to my bust and wouldn’t want them hugging my breasts lol!

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  8. Georgia wrote:

    I like this outfit on you and I think your hair looks beautiful.
    Oscar, however, looks like he has other things on his mind.
    Happy weekend!

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  9. Kathye Vance wrote:

    Your outfit is outstanding today! You look both comfortable and classy. I always look forward to Fridays when Oscar is there with you. Enjoy your week-end.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  10. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Love chambray! Today’s OOTD brings a breeze of cool air into our hot, Sahara-dust-filled days. Love everything today and Oscar as always! I also note Ollie holding hard to her private ways. Thanks for a great blog week. Such fun!~

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  11. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    You’re always making something yummy! I loved the bean salad the other day! The top you have on it so fun and cheerful! Have a great weekend!❤

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  12. Cindi wrote:

    Like your new, longer hairstyle. Great shoes. Nice casual outfit.

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  13. Mrs Julie Mycock wrote:

    5 stars
    Hi Beth, how weird, you are wearing a very similar outfit as me today, you are looking very comfortable and relaxed. The recipes sound wonderful. Wishing you a lovely weekend xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  14. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    That’s a nice colorful tank top for summer! Looks pretty. And your soup and drink looks cheerful for these hot days we’re currently having. I love my immersion blender and this would be a good soup to try with it. thanks! Have a relaxing, beautiful weekend! Keep cool!

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  15. Nelda Pattillo wrote:

    5 stars
    I love cold soups and peas, so I’m definitely going to make soups! Love all of the recipes, they are good and easy!!
    Great Friday outfit, the blouse and chambray look very comfortable and stylish!

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  16. shirley simkus wrote:

    fab posts… friYAYs with you and oscar…..

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
  17. Eve wrote:

    5 stars
    Beautiful soup and right up my alley, I usually won’t make a recipe with more than seven ingredients.
    Oscar is the most photogenic dog. He looks so stylish. I do like the colorful top which will look great come fall with a denim jacket. The pants I’m not sure about. I’m short so I think they will make me look frumpy. They look great on you however,

    Posted 7.17.20 Reply
    • Sue wrote:

      Loved the entire out fit! Unfortunately the top is sold out except for XL.
      I live in South Carolina it has been unbearably warm here, this looks cool and comfortable!

      Posted 7.18.20 Reply
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