Heck Yes, it is FINALLY Friday!
Is it me or did this week just drag on and on? I blame all of the rain we have gotten here in Iowa for the past 3-4 days. It really does put a damper on the week.
Can I just say that I am so done with summer? First off, I didn’t even really have a summer with all of the crazy student trips and camps we had planned at work. My pasty body went into a pool of water for a good 20 minutes while I was back visiting my parents and that’s it. I blame myself for not taken advantage of time after work and on weekends to go over to the small lake by our home. It has a make shift beach but its something.
In jumping from my post yesterday on “The Things I Wish I Knew in College” I wanted to pull out my Captain Obvious cape and say, “Summer is just about over”. Schools are back in session, the stores have shifted from College/School supplies to Halloween , and Sports Center is FINALLY talking about Football instead of all this baseball non-sense. Sorry not a baseball fan.
It’s time people! Get out your gear because football is here! I am so ready to dust off my Steelers Gear and pray that this season will be even an ounce better than last season. Awful.
Moving on. I also love Football session because its a sign that fall will be gracing us with it’s cool crisp weather, campfires, oversized sweaters (Can’t wait), and my FAV; snuggle time with the significant other instead of the “Get away from me its too hot” attitude we’ve had for months now.
When I was in College I went to a private liberal arts school with 1,500 students and a decent division III football team. To be real though, the games were almost a step up from watching my high school compete. For the real deal, I would drive home for the University of Delaware’s homecoming games to spend time with friends and tailgate the right way.
Working at Iowa State has been a dream and with it brings the fun of having more competitive teams to cheer for. Today marks the Friday before the first home game of the season! Unfortunately, I will not be at the game tomorrow but that doesn’t mean I can’t show off my Cyclone Gear on casual Friday.
My HIGH FIVE for Friday is going to highlight what I wore to show my Iowa State Campus Spirit today!
1. LOFT Gold Petite Floral Bud Utility Blouse
Original Cost: $59.50 Paid: $47.60 20% OFF
2. LOFT True Scarlet Suede Trouser Belt
Original: $34.50 Paid: $20.00
3. Lylas Boutique (Ames, IA) Iowa State Chevron Infinity Fashion Scarf
4. Gap Outlet Denim Pointed Toe Flats
Paid: $12.00 *No Longer Available
5. Target Mossimo Mini Mirror Dial w/ Silicone Strap
Original: $16.99 Paid: Full Price Now: $8.99
*My watch is a Rose Gold Dial with a Grey silicone strap
I absolutely love mixing some higher priced (splurge) items with some of my lower priced finds. My style definitely has LOFT and GAP written all over my closet but I can’t afford their pieces all year round on a “teachers salary”. The yellow top above is way over my normal price range for tops but with the 20% discount and it’s ability to be worn year round I didn’t have to convince myself too hard.
The WATCH shown above/below has gotten more compliments then any watch I’ve ever owned. I love seeing people’s reactions when I tell them I bought it at Target for $17 bucks. It’s not always about name brands. Cheaper pieces can do the job too. Plus, I don’t get too freaked out if I misplace it or it gets broken. Okay, maybe a little freaked if anything happened to this watch.. I love it and wear it EVERYDAY.
Okay, so now that I have been super long winded I’m going to say adios to this bloggy blog until next week. BTW… 3 post in one week. I’m back! Have a great Labor Day Weekend.