hello friday! it’s good to see you again. and guess who’s back after a brief vacay from his weekly gig? yes, oscar is back, and ollie decided to make an appearance too. i’m happy to report these two scoundrels have been fine and dandy all through the holidays. they even helped me ring in the new year—all hail fridays with oscar and our main star.
since it’s friday, i always choose a casual outfit to kick off the weekend. fridays are always about casual ease, whether it’s what i wear or what i eat. and i do love to whip up a cocktail to sip and savor and enjoy. today, i’m sharing a quick and easy version of chicken noodle soup and a refreshing cranberry ginger smash. so come on in and stay awhile, even if it’s only virtually.
is there room in my closet for yet another striped sweater? there is when it has pops of pink and shades of blue. this lightweight sweater from Talbots puts a smile on my face due to its vibrant color scheme. that’s what color in your wardrobe can do. yes, we love our neutrals, and i spend a considerable time talking about that color palette on the blog. but i’ve long been a fan of infusing color into my wardrobe, especially during the dreary months of january and february. who could resist this adorable cotton floral shirt that perfectly matches the sweater? there’s a little pattern mixing to boot when you combine the sweater and shirt. the cuffs have stripes, so i couldn’t resist flipping them up for contrast. blue jeans are the perfect choice on any given day but come friday; it’s a no-brainer to wear denim. this pair is a light rinse high waist from J. Crew that exudes casual ease. add a pair of suede loafers from Ralph Lauren (limited sizes similar here and here) and this ootd definitely harkens back to my prepster days and ways.
one dish that i love to make come january is chicken noodle soup. it’s healthy with bits of carrots, celery, and onion, which are a great source of vitamins C and K as well as other antioxidants and minerals. this helps our body build a strong immune system to help fight off viruses, and it also helps our body recover from illnesses too. chicken is a great source of protein and is also a good source of vitamins, including vitamin B. and we all know we need to stay hydrated. a clear broth is a great source of hydration, especially if you’re under the weather. gang, mom always knew best. chicken noodle soup is a healthy choice. plus, it’s a delicious comfort food perfect for an inclement day.
happy friday, ladies. oscar, ollie, and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.