Gameday

University of Miami Gameday Outfit
University of Miami Gameday Outfit
University of Miami Gameday Outfit

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: college football season! Sports are a big passion of mine, but there’s nothing like the highs and lows of being a Miami Hurricanes fan.

I didn’t go to a big football school but all’s well that ends well, because I can’t imagine rooting for a school other than Miami. (Side note: former Fordham quarterback and head coach Joe Moorhead is now the head coach at Mississippi State, a Power Five school. It’s, um, not going great.)

This weekend, I’ll actually be back home in South Florida. The main event is my mom’s birthday celebration (hi mom!), but luckily for me, the festivities coincided with FSU week. Florida State-Miami is one of the best football rivalries (seriously, read about it), and one of the most stressful days of the year for me.

I still have vivid memories of Miami’s 16-10 win when I was in middle school, and even more memories of curling up in the fetal position in front of a TV during seven(!!) consecutive meet ups that Miami lost. Suffice to say, my dad and I will be in the stands on Saturday.

I should clarify: this is not the outfit I’ll be wearing Saturday when it’s 90 degrees. When I’m in Philadelphia though, sometimes I want to go out to watch a game without resorting to jeans and a jersey. A vintage wash Miami tee (now almost a decade old) and a corduroy skirt are a fall-friendly pairing, while a denim jacket and glitter sneaks keep it casual and comfortable.

Now, to cross my fingers for some great Miami Hurricanes football.

~ Sarah

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Tee: Target, a million years ago (very much need this one from AE, more college gear here) | Skirt: c/o Tobi (similar) | Sunglasses: c/o SelectSpecs | Bag: Anne Klein via Ross | Denim Jacket: Rainbow (similar at Target) | Sneakers: Old Navy (similar)

Thing I Need To Tell You About, Vol. 4

Holy unexpected-blog-hiatus! I’ve been having a fun summer, so no complaints here! The early part of the summer was spent hosting friends at my apartment (one of my favorite things to do — I love planning weekend itineraries) and I recently got back from a trip home. I have missed this space though, and some of blog friends have been killing it lately. So what better way to get back into the swing of things than a quick hello?

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Home Run Derby vibes. #AllRise #asg2017

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I went home!

I spent a very wonderful, not-nearly-long-enough four days back in South Florida. My dad and I went to the Home Run Derby, and while it was a little anticlimactic at the end, it was still a great experience to check off my sports bucket list. Other activities included: eating lots of Cuban food, browsing the MLB All-Star exhibition, free slurpees, browsing Publix, winning second place at a trivia night and an afternoon in Wynwood. (Speaking of Wynwood, I ended up at Federal Donuts, their first location outside of Philly, instead of Coyo Tacos and am I too Philly now?)

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West Philly walks.

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I’ve had lots of great girl talk lately.

I really value my friendships. Once we’re friends, you are basically stuck with me for life. I especially enjoy catching up with my friends in smaller groups of two or three: over brunch, happy hour, shopping or even just neighborhood walks or long drives in my car. (Some of the places I’ve hit up? Adobe, La Calaca Feliz, Philly Style Bagels [yes, really], and True Food Kitchen.)  I’m really grateful I’ve gotten a lot of hearts-to-heart in this summer. I have the best friends.

I’ve been driving a lot.

I’ve written a little bit about my driving before. It took me nine years to get my license, but I was still very apprehensive about driving as a whole. Unlike a lot of people I grew up with, I mostly learned how to drive in the city. My biggest challenge? Highways (and merging and parallel parking). This summer though, I’ve road tripped to Gettysburg (post coming soon!) and Ocean City, New Jersey. I am going to attempt to drive to Long Island next month. This is a big deal for me, and I am really proud of myself.

So that’s that for now! Even though I haven’t been blogging on here, I’ve still been working on content, so I hope to have some fun stuff up soon.

~ Sarah

#DoYourJob

Comfy New England Patriots Outfit | Shades of SarahThe NFL Draft was in Philadelphia this weekend, so I thought this was the perfect time to finally show you the comfy outfit I wore to a Super Bowl party. And no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — I’m a New England Patriots fan, and have been for years. One of my goals this week is to buy a Patriots tee so I don’t have to keep wearing the one I painted when I was in high school.
Comfy New England Patriots Outfit | Shades of Sarah
Comfy New England Patriots Outfit | Shades of SarahChrystina took these photos of me back in January, and it’s weird to think that it still would’ve been appropriate for the weather this week…and totally inappropriate too! One day I was debating turning my heat back on, and the next day I was wishing I had central air! Spring, you are something else.
Comfy New England Patriots Outfit | Shades of SarahMay, I am ready for you! I like my ankle boots, but I’m ready to put them away until the fall.

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Beanie: gift
Cardigan: c/o Clothes Mentor
Ankle Boots: c/o Clothes Mentor
Leggings: Kohl’s