Football Season Must-Haves

It’s official: tailgate season is here along with all of the watch parties. This also means that a large amount of beer, wings, pizza – you name it – will be consumed over the next six months. Not only will you need to have your appetite ready (or at least your will to maintain that Whole30 diet everyone has been starting), you need to make sure that wardrobe is also ready. Whether your stadium style is chic and sophisticated or basic jeans and tee, I have pulled together some of my favorite pieces that will not only have you prepared for the season ahead. I’m talking leather leggings, denim jackets, team hoodies, boots, and (for you SEC girls that absolutely must wear high heels to a football game) all the dresses!

I put together a round up of my favorite denim jackets that you can find at Express below.


A denim jacket is basically a year ’round staple in my closet, and if you – like me – are in Texas, Arizona, California, Louisiana, etc., you can get away with a denim jacket for your outerwear for the majority of the year. For those colder days, you can just layer with a fleece hoodie, beanie, and scarf to stay warm. Pair your hoodie with some leather leggings to give your look a little bit more of an edge and throw on some booties. If you are not a heel or bootie kind of girl, throw on a pair of Vans. I know that may sound basic, but Vans has quickly stolen my heart and right now I want every single pair they have in a size 10.5. I personally would pair a pair of Vans with leather leggings for a day game, pregaming at a tailgate. I would throw the booties in for a night game with an added leather jacket for that extra edge, in case that dinner and drinks follow the game. Or, for the days that I am being extra (which is almost always), I will wear a bootie and leather jacket to a day game as well.
What makes the leather leggings and jacket perfect is that they quickly and easily make a t-shirt look extra chic. I love Spanx leather leggings. I saw everyone on Instagram talking about them last year and when I saw they were in the Nordstrom Sale, I told myself no at first, but then gave in a purchased a pair right when the sale was ending. If you have been paying attention to my Instagram feed, you may have seen me wearing a black BlankNYC leather jacket. This leather jacket has definitely taken the place of my Express one from last year. I love how tailored the fit is and how soft the leather is on the BlankNYC jacket. Not to mention, you can always have an extra black leather jacket. šŸ™‚ Once you throw in a heel and you are no longer casual, despite wearing a tee. This is why I love fall. Football season, and preseason basketball, allow for all of the t-shirts and casual looks.

Okay so your look is complete but do you have your bag?! You know the majority of college stadiums and all NFL stadiums have the clear bag rule in effect. And I have two clear bag retailers for you! I just ordered the Leigh Anne from GiGi New York. I have been wanting this bag ever since Collins Tuohy Smith announced the collab. First off, I love Collins. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Create & Cultivate in LA and I just went right up to her and said hi. She is the absolute sweetest. Anyway back to the bag. Collins collabed with GiGi New York to come up with stadium approved clear bags. I purchased the Leigh Anne in black, got a crimson and white tassel so I can rep my beloved OU, and also got the bag monogrammed. I can’t wait for it to come in. The Leigh Anne is a sleek crossbody and comes in black or tan trim. Like I said, I ordered the black mainly cause I wear a lot of black, but I may get another one to have in the tan color, cause, options. You can shop the Leigh Anne below.

Now, if you want something a little less expensive, I have to share with you that Opolis Clothing has clear bags in store. So if you are in the Norman, Oklahoma area, I highly suggest that you pop in the store and check out their clear bag selection. I love their tee shirts and sweatshirts. I just ordered a ton from them (and will be ordering more) that I can’t wait to share with you all. Plus, what’s better than shopping small and supporting local businesses?

I can’t wait to head to my first football game of the season starting with Baylor and OU in Norman at the end of the month. Then I will be heading to a few Texans games with a couple Astros (and potentially Rangers) games before baseball season ends. Tell me, what is your go-to game day outfit?

Yankee Stadium – Jim Beam Club

Last week I had planned back to back trips to Yankee Stadium (read about the first tripĀ here), and the second day stretched into a third thanks to a rain delay. The unexpected day three at the ballpark led to a quick trip to H&M to find something for the Saturday. ANYWAY! Friday/Saturday vs. the Royals and it was CC Sabathia bobblehead giveaway day.

Gates Open

Friday night: 5:00; although I think they actually opened at 4:00. I got there around 6:15. The first 18,000 guests received the CC Sabathia bobblehead and I’m so glad my mom and I both got one – considering we arrived later than I usually like to. However, the rain may have kept people away for a little bit.

Saturday night the gates opened at 5:00. No giveaway for this game as it was the make from Friday.

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320CĀ  Row 5Ā  Seats 9-12

This section gave access to the Jim Beam Club which has a full bar, a patio area by the seats with another small bar. Inside the lounge there was free popcorn, peanuts, and unlimited drink refills (fountain drinks only). These seats are

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Beautiful. Case in point…

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Concessions

My mom and I went with the value bucket and ate ALL the popcorn. We are popcorn people. **Reminder: popcorn are peanuts arecomplimentary and unlimited in the Jim Beam Club** By the time we made through Saturday’s make up game, we have probably gone through two bags each. I may have also ate some of a third bag, but who’s actually keeping track? Plus the bags are kind of small.

Overall game two of Saturday’s double header was a beautiful night for baseball, although a little warmer than the night before.

Game Day Style

Here’s a recap of what I wore to each game. You don’t always have to wear a team tee or jersey to a game. Remember your favorite teams colors and incorporate that in what you wardrobe. Obviously you want to be functional when you’re at a ballpark. I love wearing a jumpsuit and found these two at Lily Rain Rice Village. The first jumpsuit I paired with this Free People bralette in white. I usually like to pair my jumpsuits with a wedge or a heel, but not at an outdoor ball park where people are good at spilling beer and whatnot. So I opted for a Tory Burch Miller sandal. I’ve had multiple pairs of Millers over the years, but here are the pair I am wearing now.

Thanks to Friday’s game being a rain out, and we would be returning the next day, I had to make an emergency stop at H&M in Times Square for something to wear. Leave to H&M to come in clutch. I couldn’t find the exact tank that I wore, but I did find the v-neckĀ  versionĀ here. It’s super cute as well, and will probably be ordering it to wear for work. These are the white jeans I basically wore all summer long.

Coming up in the Major League game day adventures, I’m heading to Wrigley Field for the first time as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in August. I’m excited to be checking off one of my must-sees on my stadium bucket list.

Until next time,

Danielle