Life: Oceanside

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tailgatin' Time

Before I moved to Florida a few years ago, I had heard of "college football" but I could not tell you much more than it was well, football for college students.

When I moved to the south, I think the first thing I learned from my husband was the tradition, the love, and the passion that came along with the game, and truly that college football is not "just a game"....it is truly a lifestyle.
For the past 4 years I have fallen in love with the game, the tailgates, the fireball shots, the endless team cheers and the roar of the crowd on a winning game night. There is nothing that can truly compare to the experience of a actual "game day".



Game day fashions are a BIG deal to any school that celebrates the love of college football. The perfect off the shoulder dress, scarf, statement necklace, even pair of shoes can make your game day experience that much better, and that is one game day tradition I have come to love love love.


Over the next few weeks I will show some of my favorite "Game Day Looks" from comfy to dressy, to plain out decked out. I will share some fun shops and companies that you can visit to find your perfect game day look!




Dress: Charlotte Russe (similar)// Boots: Kohls (similar)
Bag: Macy's (similar) // Necklace: c/o Alta Mater Collection


This looks is probably one of my favorite go-to game day looks for tailgating. A dress with my favorite fall boots, and the perfect statement necklace or scarf to pull the look together. This Anna Necklace from The Alma Mater Collection is just one of the 1000 pieces I am dying to own from their website. Their game day fashions are to die for, and this will NOT be my last piece from them.

From scarves to dresses, from shirts to necklaces they have everything you need to make your game day experience a fashionable one

Come link up YOUR game day fashions or share your favorite tailgate traditions next Thursday!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hey September, Let's Do This.

I cannot believe it is already September?!? Hellllo, where did the time go?

buuuuuuut, I am quite excited that it is already this month because there is so many new and exciting things happening and I just cannot keep my excitement all to myself.

First off, Hello College Football! Heyyyy-O.
Our lovely Seminoles started out this season as reigning National Champs and of course, they won the first game of the year so were are on the right track to a second undefeated season!
I am so excited for the next couple months. Tailgating parties, good food, great friends, and some football.


The most important part of September (if I must say so myself) is my birthday! The big 2-4 this year. I have no plans for any birthday activity and it is only 2 weeks away. Years ago I would have had this extravaganza planned down to the wire months ago...I guess I am just getting old.

One of my BEST high school friends is visiting this month to spend a few days with us, and I cannot wait, it will be one of the best weeks ever!

and of course the one thing I have been waiting for...cool weather.
Florida needs to get gone with this 90 degree summers, it's utterly gross, and I am over it.
Boots, scarves, leggings, and comfy tunics.
Hey Fall, I am overly ready for you.


The summer has kind of been a quiet, busy, slacking summer. I am super pumped to start the new season off with so much excitement.
What are you excited for this month?






Monday, September 1, 2014

Shop Denim with #AEOStyle

I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own.


 Online shopping has become thee thing, it's easy, it's convenient, and with a quick visit to the search bar you can find ANYTHING your little heart desires on the world wide web.

I am a HUGE fan of online shopping, but there are certain items that usually make me nervous to purchase with one of them being jeans/pants. I have wider hips and short legs, so it's really hard to find a pair of jeans that fit me right in every place, so to avoid having to ship something back that doesn't fit, or being very unhappy with a non returnable purchase I usually head to the nearest mall to purchase any jeans, until now.

American Eagle has come up with one of the easiest ways to shop for the perfect pair of jeans for each and every one of us. Big hips, little hips, short legs, long legs...you name it, they can help you fit it.


With multiple styles to choose from they really make it "all size friendly". You just choose your style and they way you like your jeans to fit. I happen to really only gravitate towards skinny jeans, so that was the first option I wanted to explore.


I LOVE the detail you are introduced with when you choose your style, it is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the fit, and they way it will hopefully fit you. Buying skinny jeans makes me nervous as I stated before because sometimes a size 8, can fit like a size 2, and can be a big waste of time and money, but reading all this made me feel SO much better and comfortable with my purchase!


Now that I choose my style, it was time to choose my wash. I like dark wash jeans, and loved the little distressed discoloration as well. So it was an easy choice for me!

American Eagle offers not only an amazing shopping experience, but they also offer free shipping AND free return shipping on any items you truly are unhappy with. It truly makes online shopping THAT much easier, and so much more enjoyable!

Shirt: American Eagle "Free to Dream"// Jeans: American Eagle Skinny Fit/Dark Wash

I loved my experience, but I love my purchase more. My jeans fit SO perfect and that made me not only extremely happy, but it also makes me feel a little more comfortable in my own skin to be able to purchase an item, and have it fit right, the first time. 



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