If you're not a football fan, you might not get how exciting these games can be and what a big deal they are. I'm not claiming to completely understand the ins and outs of the game, (I know what offense and defense are, isn't that enough?) but just because my 7 year old knows more about what's happening on the field than I do, doesn't mean I can't enjoy myself!
These pics are from three separate Georgia football games this year against South Carolina, North Texas, and most recently, the BIG WIN against LSU!
Back in college (sans hubbies + kids obviously) Saturday football games in the fall were what we students lived and breathed for. Really, the tailgating was what I lived for as a sorority girl (go ZTA!) because it meant an excuse to get really dressed up, hang out with my girlfriends (and cute boys), and maybe watch the game in between. And when I say dressed up, I mean dresses, or black pants and fancy red top, sky high shoes, and lots of accessories and makeup! Thank goodness for attending a school that had a very wearable color combination of red and black.
But now with three kids, dressing like I'm going on a date night or that I'm 18 again to a football game, doesn't fit my lifestyle. Trekking all around campus with a 3 year old on my hip requires a mom to be a bit more practical.
As you can see from the photos above, my look is super casual now. However, I do my best to try to look as festive as possible but comfortably chic. I definitely have a formula when picking out my attire for this outdoor athletic event :
- A good baseball cap. We own more UGA caps than any one family should. But my husband and I have the same size head, so we find it a good investment because we can share. Plus in this southern heat, my hair always ends up looking terrible anyway so why not cover it up with a cap from the get go? And, since I dye my hair, it keeps the blazing sun off of my locks! This website has some great head gear options.
- One statement accessory. Big hoop earrings, a statement necklace or bracelet works to fancy up my casual attire. Luckily our bulldawg team is also called the "silver britches" so silver jewelry always works. Which means I can also use the whole investment excuse again when buying nice silver stuff because I can wear it everyday too and it's not just relegated to football games.
- Ray Bans. My classic aviators (like these) get worn a lot under my baseball caps because the ear part is so thin and doesn't bother tops of my ears. And they look sportier than some of my other fancy glasses!
- The perfect lip color. Red lipstick is an obvious choice and gets worn a lot. Especially MAC "Russian Red" worn in 2nd photo from the top. But of course red is a lot of maintenance, so on the games I know I'm going to be outside for a long long time and eating a lot of greasy tailgate food, I stick to a great nude gloss, suggestions from the end of this post here.
I get this might seem like an over the top blog post and feel kind of, well, "nerdy" for those that don't like or care a thing about college football. And I respect that. If I hadn't gone to a college that didn't have a football team, I would think it odd to care about figuring out a formula for your game day outfit as well. But then for those of you that do know where I'm coming from, I feel you giving me a virtual high five.
Are you a college football fan? And for those of you that cheer for teams with really difficult color combinations (hello Miami - orange + green?!), I'd love to know how do you pull it off?
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