First, can we just take a moment and congratulate the women’s national soccer team for bringing home THE WORLD CUP?!!! Right before the final on Sunday night, I predicted they’d win…with a 2-1 score. By the 16th minute, they were up 4-0 and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick. What even. It was ridiculous and amazing, and totally makes up for that time in 2011 when we lost on PKs and I cried in Times Square.
Anyway, between the World Cup and the 4th of July this past weekend, I’ve been in a pretty patriotic mood. My soccer jersey isn’t necessarily work appropriate though, so I have to get creative if I want to show off my team spirit. I also don’t have much red in my wardrobe, so I go for a more subtle look: a pink striped dress and star-shaped stud earrings.
My twisted skinny belt and dress wrinkles aside, I always feel put together when I wear this dress. It’s from last year, but it’s a classic print and the fabric has a nice weight to it. The cognac clogs dress it down a bit (my office is business casual), but I do throw on a cardigan at my desk.
Do you have any tricks to subtly show off your patriotism? If you want more red, white and blue ideas for work, I’d check out Style On Target for sure!
So who has been watching the World Cup here? I’ve been having bad luck catching the games, so far so good for all my teams! I never thought Colombia, Costa Rica and the U.S. (where my mom, dad and I were born, respectively) would all play in the same World Cup, and the first two have already advanced to the knockout round. With a win against Portugal, the U.S. can join them. Let’s go USA!
In my attempt to dress up my soccer jersey for last Monday’s game and a casual afternoon out, I paired it with distressed jeans (these are a looser fit but aren’t quite “boyfriend” jeans), rhinestone sandals and a small sapphire star necklace. I think it pretty much sums up the sporty chic trend, what about you?