well ladies, we made it to another friday. i don’t know about you, but i am ready for the weekend. we’ve been on a roll over here at the blog this week. and today we are ready to unwind a bit. this week we’ve been celebrating the comforts of home and family. and so today, the gang’s all here!
today’s outfit is all about summer comfort. and what’s more comfortable in the summer heat than light and airy fabrics? gorgeous coral colored shorts pair perfectly with a white camisole (similar here, here). and to add a little more romance to my outfit, a lovely kimono from Anthropologie.
a kimono is such a fun piece to have for summer. it’s a chic cover up when you’re going between air conditioning and the heat outside. not to mention, a kimono adds a touch or boho glam to any summertime ootd.
i have had metallic sandals on style repeat all summer long. these flat slides go with literally every outfit i reach for this summer. truly, a must have in your closet. with so many great styles to choose from this summer, you can’t go wrong! check out some similar styles here, here and here.
todays recipe is a fun appetizer or small plate. it’s basically a deconstructed cheeseburger, without a bun! to make it even easier, i started off with frozen meatballs. since everything is on a skewer, it’s easy to customize with whatever burger topping you like.
simply cook the meatballs to the package directions and then add a slice of cheese just before they’re out of the oven. melt the cheese and then assemble your skewers.
i have American cheese, a dill pickle chip, a red lettuce leaf, and a cherry tomato.
personally, i think nothing goes better with burgers than beer. and for a lighter beer option (perfectly refreshing for a hot day) we are making a beer shandy. a shandy is simply a 50/50 mix of beer and lemonade. lighter, pilsner beers work the best. so we are using my favorite beer, Stella Artois.
last week, many of you asked about ollie. she hadn’t been making many appearances lately. and that’s because junior style usually brings his puppy pax along on fridays to play with oscar. it took ollie a while to warm up to a new puppy in her home, preferring the solitude of her cat tower during pax’s play dates. but after pax’s extended stay with us a couple weeks ago, ollie has softened toward him.
oscar and pax have so much fun together! they run and chase. by the end of our shoot both dogs are pooped!
this wraps another fridays with oscar. i hope everyone is staying cool and managing to spend some time outside this summer. while this summer has been very different for all of us, it’s important to get out in the fresh air. we have been celebrating the comforts of home this week with a tour of my YouTube studio and our fourth of july family bbq. we will keep bringing you content that is uplifting, relevant and that hopefully brings a welcome distraction. ollie, oscar and i wish all you a lovely weekend.
is our 40s+ fashion & food contributor. She posts a Daily Look on Tuesdays, writes about Fashion on Thursdays, joins Beth for Fridays with Oscar and shares a new recipe Sunday evenings.
She’s 47, 5’0, and a petite 0/XS.
Kelly also has a food blog called Djalali Cooks, which you can find by clicking the world icon below.