how to wear a cardigan this summer | fridays with oscar

another friday rolls around and we bid adieu to another week. i have had a busy week over here at the blog. we have been talking about home organization. this week, we started with a look at my kitchen. we have also been talking about all things summer fashion. whether it’s how to wear denim this summer, or how to wear a blazer this summer – the season is officially here this sunday. today we are going to stick with our casual cool, i have an easy hummus recipe to share and the cocktail is a delicious julep, just perfect to beat the heat! join us today as we keep it easy like friday morning.  we’re talking how to wear a cardigan this summer. 


how to wear a cardigan this summer

i have my linen striped drawstring shorts (similar here) back in action today for a casual, cool outfit. perfect for lounging and taking care of things at home. today i am pairing my shorts with a crewneck and a linen cardigan. both are lightweight and so comfortable. 

linen beach shorts | similar shorts | crewneck tee | cardigan | similar cardigan | similar cardigan 2 | gold sandals | similar sandal | similar sandal 2 

elevate an ultra casual outfit by mixing in some gold accessories like metallic gold slide sandals from Ann Taylor, gold bracelets and necklace and my casual ootd has purpose and comfort.  

easy hummus

i used to make my own hummus all the time. it’s my go-to healthy snack. it’s great on salads too! recently, i discovered that my favorite hummus brand used sunflower oil in its recipe. sunflower oil is high in omega-6 which can contribute to inflammation in the body. it’s important to me to avoid foods that cause inflammation, so my favorite hummus was off my list. 

i decided it was time to pull out the food processor and make my own hummus – with olive oil. 

hummus is a blank canvas for all kinds of toppings too. today we have olive tapenade, chimichurri sauce, a drizzle of olive oil and pine nuts. every bite can be a different flavor experience. grab your favorite veggies and it’s a great appetizer or light lunch.

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easy hummus

Course Appetizer, Brunch, lunch, Side Dish, Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed in warm water
  • 1/3 cup Tahini
  • 2-4 tbsp cold water (more if needed)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. in a food processor, process water, tahini, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic. puree until smooth.

  2. add the chickpeas and process until smooth, about 4 minutes. if it's too thick, add more water until it's at desired consistency.

Romeo and Julep

a classic mint julep is evocative of a warm day, spent outside, under an umbrella, just enjoying the afternoon. today’s cocktail is from a fun cocktail recipe book called Tequila Mockingbird, by Tim Federle. all of the cocktails are based on literary classics. this one is based on Romeo and Juliet and it definitely captures the romance of a summer day. 

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Romeo and Julep

Course cocktail
Author Tim Federle

Ingredients

  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, washed
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps i swapped in peach liqueur
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 12oz can of lemon lime soda i swapped in lemon sparkling water

Instructions

  1. in a tall glass muddle mint, sugar and schnapps until sugar is dissolved

  2. add ice and bourbon, pour in the soda to the top of the glass.

fridays with oscar

linen beach shorts | similar shorts | crewneck tee | cardigan | similar cardigan | similar cardigan 2 | gold sandals | similar sandal | similar sandal 2 

i hope you have a moment to enjoy the first days of summer this weekend. summer’s start is gorgeous here in athens, so we will soak up the mild temps as long as we can. be sure to stay tuned to the blog as we gear up for summer and fourth of july. we will continue exploring tips and tricks for home organization and design, and of course more summer fashion! oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend!

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32 Comments

  1. Carolyn wrote:

    Happy Summer!
    I was wondering why you don’t show the comments anymore. I always enjoyed reading everybody’s comments.

    Posted 6.19.20
    • the comments are still here. just scroll to the bottom of the post. have a great weekend.

      Posted 6.19.20
  2. Arna wrote:

    I love making my own hummus. So simple and easy to make and enjoy. Your recipe for blueberry vodka spritz is on repeat for us; it is now our go-to drink on the weekends after working outside all day. (Okay, today is not technically the weekend, but I did make a recipe, doubled, of the blueberry syrup so we are ready to go at the end of this hot summer day.) I have been using Limoncello instead of lemon juice. Yummy!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • so happy to hear this! that is a yummy cocktail and so refreshing. enjoy!

      Posted 6.19.20
  3. rosalie frawley wrote:

    just a note, I bought 2 denim skirts from Ann Taylor, needed to reach customer service, called, texted, e mail, no response at all. Will never do business with them again!!!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • i would give them another chance after Covid and the impact on businesses lift. Ann Taylor is a class act company. but like so many retailers have been impacted with staff reduction, an onslaught of shipping orders, etc… but returns are soooo easy and you don’t need a customer service agent to accomplish that transaction.

      Posted 6.19.20
  4. Hi Beth
    As usual you look wonderful even in shorter shorts and the long cardi. Very cute! You can pull it off . I love how you wear clothes and can only hope I look a quarter as good as you do. I do wear shorts, but a bit longer length. I’d wear them with a navy tee on these humid days we’re currently having, and maybe an elbow length tee at that.
    Yes we will be enjoying this first weekend of summer! You as well!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • i can’t even believe the official start to summer has arrived! enjoy every minute.

      Posted 6.20.20
  5. Always enjoy your writings. Today was A+. I don’t wear shorts anymore but wish I did.Love the outfit and the wreath on the porch. Simple yet elegant.

    Posted 6.19.20
    • thanks so much for stopping by today, barbara!

      Posted 6.20.20
  6. Beth, I am interested in the linen cardigan but am wondering how it washes. Please let me know. By the way, your hair is looking just beautiful. Happy weekend to you and of course Oscar and Ollie.

    Posted 6.19.20
    • the linen cardigan needs to be washed on the delicate cycle. i hang mine up to dry instead of the dryer. then it might need a touch-up with the iron.

      Posted 6.20.20
  7. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    5 stars
    Inspiring post! You look great as always. Love Oscar! Will get tahini on next store trip & try my hand at making hummus. I love it. Have a soft brownAnabow-length sleeve cardigan & wondered how to wear it. Found some pink Talbots Bermuda shorts Monday. Am getting close to an outfit here, with shorts, no less! I’ve been so skittish about wearing shorts and in a previous comment you essentially replied to go for it 🙂 I’m almost there! I hope to look classy like you. Thanks, Beth! Happy Weekend. Love and hugs to your boys!~

    Posted 6.19.20
    • you do need to go for it, sylvia! life is too short not to.

      Posted 6.20.20
  8. Dot Sisulak wrote:

    Beth, I do not think this combo, long cardi, shorts, is the best combination you have featured. However, these sweaters are fantastic for summer, especially in climates where air conditioning prevails!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • i love, love, love this lightweight cardigan! perfect all summer long with those frigid indoor temps.

      Posted 6.20.20
  9. Andrea wrote:

    I wish I had your legs, lady! You look so casually chic in this outfit. I would never have thought of a longer cardi with shorts but it is perfect!

    Had a giggle, when I saw your orchids in the blue and white. Are we twins or sisters from another life? You would love the orchid pots with matching saucers I acquired from a diplomat that had been in China and was downsizing collections. The pots have four small legs and are low and rounded with traditional designs in blue and white. Both the pots and saucers are octagonal- very unique.

    Stay safe and enjoy the sun🥂

    Posted 6.19.20
    • oooohhhh, your blue and white pots sound divine! i always have room for one more…

      Posted 6.20.20
  10. Lori Feld wrote:

    Love that cardi, your knee looks great and your hair is stunning combed back that way!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • thanks, lori! the knee is feeling great. i even tested out high heels and i passed with flying colors.

      Posted 6.20.20
  11. Madeline wrote:

    For a different take on hummus, use edamame instead of chickpeas. I buy Trader Joe’s frozen, cook, cool, and use. You can use the same other ingredients in your recipe.

    Posted 6.19.20
    • thanks so much for the suggestion, madeline! love edamame.

      Posted 6.20.20
  12. Lisa wrote:

    Hi Beth. You always look great in shorts and short sleeve dresses. Love your hair!

    Posted 6.19.20
    • thanks, lisa! i’m on a mission with my hair. it’s getting there.

      Posted 6.20.20
  13. Georgia Peach wrote:

    Happy Friday!
    Cute cool outfit. Thanks for recipe. I love hummus.
    Your porch and flowers look beautiful.
    Happy Fathers Day weekend. I will be thinking of you and your dear family❤🙏

    Posted 6.20.20
    • the firsts are always the hardest. thanks so much for your sweet words.

      Posted 6.20.20
  14. Barbara wrote:

    Hi Beth, I make this same recipe, but I use the reserved chickpea water to thin the hummus. Makes for an even richer flavor.

    Posted 6.20.20
  15. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Good for you switching out the oils. I am always looking at labels and it drives me nuts how many products have sunflower and palm oils…grrrrrr! I do love hummus, and it’s so good for us, too–I’ll have to try your recipe. Oh, and I love pine nuts, too, so this looks like a keeper. Thanks for the recipe! Have a great weekend–your shorts OOTD is cute. You look wonderful.

    Posted 6.20.20
  16. Marybeth wrote:

    You are so inspiring, Beth! I love your-always happy face! Thank you!

    Posted 6.21.20
  17. PAM wrote:

    5 stars
    What a testament to your recovery from knee surgery these pics are! You look great and I love the longer hair.

    Posted 7.12.20
  18. Penne Ballow wrote:

    You look good in those shorts, but it is not a look that I would recomment for most women “of a certain age”

    Posted 7.13.20
  19. Sharon Hoyle wrote:

    I hate sweater. I hate sweaters summer or winter. But, but I did not know about linen sweaters. You have convinced me I do not know sweaters yet. Purchases in my future.

    Thanks,
    Sharon

    Posted 7.15.20

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