it’s Friday, gang! this week, we’re bringing you our first Christmas edition of fridays with oscar. we’re Talbots heavy today, featuring their perfect white shirt and glen plaid pants. i think you’re going to love this outfit: it works for work, home, or any holiday party you’re headed to this season. and you know how i feel about glen plaid: glen plaid is always on-trend.
and as always, Fridays would not be complete without a cocktail. i’ve been on a martini kick over the past few weeks. i’m continuing that today with a slight variation. for all of you coffee drinkers, i know you’re going to love it. so kick back. relax. and cheers to you ladies!
outfit of the day: glen plaid is always on trend
nothing is black and white until, well, it is. today, i’ve got a classic outfit for you: a black cashmere crew neck from Everlane paired with Talbots‘ perfect white shirt. (no pop of color today, except well my nails and lips.) that combination goes perfectly with these killer gray glen plaid pants, again from Talbots.
this fall and winter, particularly when i’m working in and around the house, i’m consistently drawn to flats, loafers, and slippers. these smoking slippers from Ann Taylor are just so fun and i featured a similar pair on fridays with oscar last week. check them out
dessert: raspberry oat bars
i’ve got a sweet tooth. after all, it’s the holiday season: how can you not? we had our 2nd annual local Athens blogger cookie exchange the other night and i’ve got a freezer full of goodies. in that spirit, i’m featuring a dessert today. on the menu: raspberry oat bars. super simple to make. freeze to keep. and serve when the (grand)kiddos come over. you’re gonna love them.
- 1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
- 1/3 cup all purpose-flower
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
- 1/3 cup white vanilla baking chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil
- Heat oven to 350F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix cookie dough, flower and oats until crumbly and well combined. Press half the mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
- Spread preserves over base. Top with remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely, about two hours.
- In small microwaveable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips 30 seconds, stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second increments until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in the oil until well combined. Drizzle over top of bars. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
cocktail: baileys espresso martini
like i said, i’m big into martinis lately. we’ve got a twist on that idea for you: a baileys espresso martini. as you can guess, it goes well with any desert. i mean seriously: how can you go wrong with coffee and baileys? such a classic pairing.
- 2 oz Espresso
- 2 oz Baileys Irish creme
- 1/4 oz Vodka
alright gang, that’s a wrap! as always, from everyone here at style at a certain age, we wish you a wonderful weekend. we hope that you’re managing stress during the holidays and finding time to spend with friends and family. i’m traveling to Florida this weekend for a conference. stay tuned next week for some pictures from my travels.