Dressing the Game Day Body: Pops of Orange!October 26, 2016
I am so excited to finally hit publish on this post! One of the questions I'm asked most often is where to find Game Day gear that is age appropriate, comfortable and can be worn in real life (you know, the office, drop off, drinks with friends - not just on Saturday!). This year I've shared a Game Day outfit or two but haven't really dedicated a full post to it - better late than never!
First, I have to introduce ya'll to Sugar Boutique in nearby Greenwood, SC. I met the Sugar girl boss, Sandi, at an event in my neighborhood and we started chatting and just couldn't stop. We promised to be in touch with each other months slipped by. Thankfully, we reconnected (thanks to Sandi!) and didn't let this opportunity pass. Every single piece of clothing I'm wearing in today's post is straight from Sugar! They have a great online shop to compliment their adorable store front and also have a history of dropping amazing pieces on their Instagram account.
Not only do I love Sandi's shop but I love the models she uses to represent her brand. You'll find gorgeous girls of all shapes and sizes in her clothing and you can tell that Sandi is very conscious of dressing all body types when she's picking pieces to carry. We all know I'm a big fan of spilling the beans on my real sizes, fits and cuts so I warned Sandi that she'd have to be on board for all the truth telling - and she told me she wanted nothing less!
So, let's get down to it! Today I'm going to share two outfits that are all about the orange and tomorrow I'll be back with two outfits that are all things purple - all can be worn outside of the stadium and every single outfit is just so darn comfortable.
Sandi called this look "for the fan who doesn't want to look like she's showing up with pom poms" which made me laugh out load. Normally, I would caution anyone who is blessed with assets like my own to steer clear of orange pants but this pair of Scarlett Skinny jeans is actually incredibly flattering. The run small so I'm wearing a 31 and the fabric is thinner, so they won't be too hot on game day. In case you're worried, they aren't thin enough to let your Spanx line show so you're covered and won't be super sweaty! The top is by Jade and I love the fit - I'm rocking a large and think it is so forgiving of my mid section - and price point (less than $80).
I can't wait to wear this top with dark skinnies and tall boots, the denim with a white tee and Converse and of course the entire look to a football game!
Ok, let's talk colder weather games. We do sometimes get lucky and score a cooler game day (usually the Thanksgiving weekend game against South Carolina) and I always have a hard time with outerwear that doesn't get too heavy as the sun warms up throughout the day. Enter the Lucy Leopard Poncho. Leather trimmed, tie waist, leopard perfection to layer over a tank or long sleeved tee. I paired the poncho with a Dance in Paris long sleeve layering tee in the perfect shade of orange and a pair of Citizens that are currently sold out (but check out this pair!). As a heads up, the Dance in Paris top is super fitted (the company started out by making leotards) and, in my opinion, is only geared to be a base layer. I'm wearing a large and loved the length it gave me. The tops (and tanks!) sell out super quick at Sugar, so if you need one, call the girls and they'll ship one to you when they come in!
Anyway, I'm wearing a Large in the poncho and couldn't help but think how comfortable (and warm!) it was. Half of our tailgate crew is currently pregnant so I also have bumps on the brain and this poncho would be adorable with black leggings and riding boots for a mama to be!
I'm loving these outfits so hard and can't wait to show you my two deep purple looks tomorrow!
Thanks to Sugar Boutique for partnering with me on this post and to Christa Rene Photography
for the photos!