The Invention of Swagger

Miami QB Jacory Harris leads postgame celebration after taking charge of the Hurricanes’ victory over the Sooners in Miami.

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Back home in South Florida, fall generally means one thing: football season. In many ways, it’s the best time of the year back home, no matter you root for. While I’m at school, I can’t really go to any big-time football games, but my weekend routine has remained the same: plenty of football, not enough studying.

This gameday is a bit different though: tonight’s the 55th meeting between the Florida State Seminoles and my Miami Hurricanes. You can bet that I’ve been asking myself why I didn’t go home this weekend: there’s no place I’d rather be tonight than Joe Robbie Stadium. The UM-FSU rivalry is one of the greatest in the game (though I know the lovely ladies at Free Honey may disagree) and fans across Florida look forward to it every year. It’s a game that never lacks drama, and now that both teams are ranked in the Top 25, the relevance is there too.

Throwback: God, I love football. And my team. U of M, UM, UMiami, Suntan U, Quarterback U, whatever you want to call my team, you should know it’s all about the U.

What’s your favorite college football team? What do you think is the best rivalry?

~ Sarah

P.S. I also wanted to share my gameday outfit!

Fedora- Target; Shirt- Target; Swagger- The University of Miami.

Y Soy Rebelde

With all this cold rain we’ve been getting in New York City, I can only be so creative with my clothing choices. Last week though, we had what I’m sure was one of the last sunny and mild days of the year. I took the opportunity to break out one of my favorite summer dresses. It was comfortable and my accessories (knee-high socks are big this fall) kept me warm enough as I ran around on another busy day on campus.

Blue Pashmina- Borrowed; Dress- Thrifted; Knee-High Socks- Little League Softball; Boots- Target.

The title of this post comes from the theme song of this telenovela I used to watch back in high school, Rebelde. Think Gossip Girl meets Glee, but set in a Mexican boarding school and with Latin pop. It was a cheesy, melodramatic trainwreck, but also managed to be a worldwide hit. Anyway, the point is those sexed-up Mexican schoolgirls were rocking knee-high socks way before they became trendy this fall.

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So that’s about it for now. How are all my great readers doing? Is anyone else in an unfortunate fall fashion funk?

~ Sarah

Time To Pretend

Whoa! Two posts in one day? Yes, but don’t get too excited. This is just a quick post and my first attempt at an outfit post. I’ve been thinking of doing these for a bit, since I always get such positive feedback on my fashion posts. Today I got compliments on my outfit and was feeling lazy so I figured, why not start now? Honestly though, I don’t know how you fashion bloggers do it. Serious props. Taking your own pictures (especially with a webcam) is super awkward and I couldn’t help but feel self-conscious.

Moving on…

Today was very wet and windy and overall miserable Monday in the city. That being said, I need to wear something comfortable but still practical for the elements. This may just be my  new go-to rainy day outfit. (Please excuse the mess, it’s not even my side of the room, promise!)

Pink Top with Zipper Embellishment- JcPenny; Denim Shorts- Thrifted; Striped Glitter Tights- Target; Pink and Black Rainboots- JcPenny; Hair- Frizzy.

I had a pretty busy day, but nothing too overwhelming. Then again I’m blogging to procrastinate my homework, so that may change. I had two classes in the late morning and then had a chance to relax in the afternoon before working at our campus television station.

In the evening, I watched a screening of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary The Two Escobars. It was absolutely incredible, and very emotional for me. The film discusses the lives of the drug lord Pablo Escobar and Colombian soccer superstar Andrés Escobar. Both men were from the city of Medellín, and their lives were intertwined in a way that’s hard to explain. You learn more about the film here.

Tomorrow is kind of a longer day, and it starts at 8:30 in the morning. The good thing is that I’ll be in the classes I look forward to. The bad news is that I’ll be on a media fast. It’s an assignment for my intro to comm class. Yeah, we’ll see how well a college-aged blogger fares without texting, e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook for a day. Do you guys think I can do it?

~ Sarah