happy friday, gang! i hope everyone had a fantastic fourth of july. funny story. at least my family thinks it’s funny and they’ll never let me live this one down. but long story short, guess who had the wrong date for the fourth of july barbecue and fireworks at the georgia club? guess who decided not to read the email copy about the festivities? guess who made the reservations but didn’t check the date? yep, yours truly had it firmly fixed in her head the holiday cookout commenced on the 4th. logical right? wrong! so around 5pm on the 4th we were scrambling for dinner options. ‘cuz the georgia club kindly let their staff have the evening off due to the shindig being held on july 3rd and all. options? fire up the grill? or find an open restaurant? what about fireworks? first things first. dinner is the priority. we’ll worry about the rest of the evening later. much later. to our delight and amazement, we discovered our local sushi and hibachi restaurant was open! so the djalali’s enjoyed lobster, filet mignon and fried rice instead of hotdogs, hamburgers, and chips. ha! i may have had a sake (or two) plus a beer to
calm my nerves celebrate. but hey problem solved.
needless to say, i’m thrilled friday is knocking on our door. and oscar showed up for his weekly gig per usual. i like when things happen according to plan. but let’s keep things low key today with a yummy salmon cucumber appetizer and refreshing cocktail rosé berry bliss. both are perfect for serving on a hot summer evening when friends drop by or family is in town. and you don’t have to worry about dates and reservations when you’re entertaining at home…
salmon cucumber bites
shorts | top | shoes | similar bracelet
today’s ootd starts with a pair of pink gingham shorts that i kept from being too girly and sweet by pairing with a sleeveless black top. a black belt (old, similar here) and black slingbacks last seen here reinforce the color scheme. as does a black bracelet (old, similar here).
these slingbacks from DVF have seen lot’s of action this summer. and they’re so comfortable to wear.
rosé berry bliss and salmon cucumber bites
shorts | top | shoes | similar bracelet
cheers to friday, gang! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
That’s classic–sounds like something I’d totally do. (In fact, I have.) But your solution was excellent! Makes a good story for years to come, remembering the snafu. I like the black with the gingham shorts!
Thanks for the laugh Beth! I arrived at someone’s gone for a dinner party on the wrong day! 😬😂 Your dinner alternative sounds great!
Hi Beth, never mind I’m sure you are not the only one to have one of those momente, I know that I have, it’s a talking point for quite a while, but as long as you had a good time that’s all that matters. Love the shorts xoxo
I absolutely have to know. Is there ever a day you just bum around in over sized sweat pants? You always look so pulled together. I dress for work every day but sometimes on the weekend, it is horrible hair, I put on sweats and sit on my couch day! Do you ever have those days and what do you throw
I love this look today! Funny, I have a pink gingham jean skirt that I also pair with black to make it more chic and less country. Another look is a decorated T with a light blue jean jacket. Thanks for the human story!!
Good story. I have a similar one, too. I love those shorts!
Thanks Beth! I have a pair of pink gingham pants and wouldn’t have thought about pairing them with a black top, but your style is a winner! I love how you then choose unique black accessories and shoes to coordinate your whole outfit. I’m also going to try the Salmon Cucumber Bites – they look delicious! I really enjoy your Friday recipe posts!
Thank you for being brave and sharing your story. Making yourself approachable is another “item” that makes you so attractive!
Thanks for the cocktail and appetizer recipes. They will be perfect for a party next week!
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