Yankee Stadium – Jim Beam Club

Last week I had planned back to back trips to Yankee Stadium (read about the first trip 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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320C  Row 5  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-neck  version 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

C&C Houston Style Summit

This past Saturday, Create and Cultivate hosted a Style Summit here in Houston. As a fan of anything C&C does (in August I’m heading to the Chicago conference), I made sure I was in attendance for this event. My friend Bethany of @twentysomethingplus came to town for the even as well and that was a blast having here come all the way from Boston to hang with me and hear from our favorite influencers. C&C goes all out no matter how small the event. Here’s a recap of the weekend.

Friday

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How cute is this romper from Vogue Society Boutique? Shop it here

I picked up Bethany from the airport around 4 and we headed straight to the Galleria. C&C had a happy hour at Coach for all of the summit attendees and we weren’t going to miss that! Of course, it’s not C&C without champagne and the bottles were poppin’ in Coach. Can I just be honest? I hadn’t stepped foot in a Coach store in years. I am impressed by the rebranding that Coach has undergone. I actually have my eye on a few items at Coach. Birthday is coming up you guys… just saying.

If you ever get the opportunity to go to any C&C and they have a happy hour on the schedule, make sure you go! The networking is well worth it, and you get the opportunity to make a friend and hang out with. Luckily I had Bethany this time, but when I went to LA, I was solo and didn’t know a soul – but I met Alyssa and she was my buddy the following day…and I eventually met Bethany at the conference as well. Seriously, C&C produces great networking and new friendships.

Saturday

Saturday morning Bethany and I headed out early to the Galleria, because the first 150 guests got a swag bag. Needless to say, we were first in line because we were gonna make sure we got a swag bag and a front row seat – and we did. This year’s style summit featured one of my favorite bloggers, Courtney Kerr. I love her approach to everything. She is literally my blogger goals. After she spoke, I actually was able to snag a pic with her and I’m pretty sure I told her I loved her twice. But that’s not a lie so… there’s that.

 

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer was the keynote for the afternoon, and she said something that I really admired. It was something along the lines that as a for-profit company you need to incorporate not-for-profit elements. I probably butchered that quote (sorry Elizabeth) but it was something along those lines. But seriously, I need to make a road trip to Dallas to BIRD Bakery  cause the cookies are delicious and now I need to taste the entire menu. Is there a way we can set this up? Like mini versions of everything? Except for the chocolate chip cookies..I’ll take the full size of those. Yeah? That PB&JJ sounds amazing.

Overall, the style summit left me READY for Chicago at the end of August. They have announced Shay Mitchell and Jennifer Hudson as keynote speakers, and Ashley Tisdale, Olivia Rink, Whitney Port, Blake Von D, Koya Webb, Maxie McCoy and so many others will be there as speakers as well. Oh yeah, get ready. I was so happy I could show Bethany a small part of Houston. Maybe I can get her to come back during Rodeo season. Bethany, what say you?!

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Bethany @twentsomethingplus

My Favorite Stores

**This post was supposed to go up last week, but somehow got deleted. ANYWHO here we are!**

For the past few weeks, my entire Instagram timeline has been jammed packed with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts. While I’m not currently shopping it (I may pop in sometime this week) I got to thinking about where the majority of my clothes come from. No shade to those that are big into the N Sale, but frankly I’m a little over hearing about it. I love to shop and several of my friends are big N Sale girls and more power to them! However, all this N Sale had me thinking about where I do my shopping. I get the majority of my clothes from online boutiques and some mainstream stores. So I’m here to share with you my favorites for staple pieces and shops that will always keep you on trend. PS, I have linked the store’s websites, and also included their Instagram accounts!

Express There’s no secret that I love Express. 98% of my jeans are from Express, and I always know I can rely on them for cute dresses and basics. I frequently pop in just to check some things out. But for the most part, I buy through the app. I love when things show up on my doorstep. LOL. @express

Lily Rain Okay. If you’ve been paying attention to my Instagram posts, you will have noticed my blooming love affair with Lily Rain. Seriously, I absolutely love this store. If you are in the Houston area there are three boutiques in the city and there are several throughout the country as well. Not to mention, you can shop online. You guys, get ready cause I just did a massive haul the other day and can’t wait to share it with you this week. @lilyrain

Anthropologie Every girl is an Anthro girl! I’ll never forget the first time I stepped foot in an Anthropologie. It was the Rockefeller Plaza location, and if you’ve been there, you know how much of a wonderland it is. 2 stories of beautiful clothes for every occasion, and I could stay in there for hours. If you are ever in New York City, do yourself a favor and give your soul what it deserves – a shopping trip at Anthro in Rockefeller Plaza. You can thank me later. @anthropologie

Vogue Society Boutique I stumbled upon this cute online store through Instagram and I love it! Sharon and Kait are a mother/daughter duo who own VSB. The store launches new items every Sunday and Monday. @voguesocietyboutique

Vici Collection Every Saturday I have to brace myself and my wallet for what’s about to happen to my feed. Vici Collection releases a new collection every Saturday and the clothes are so cute and ALWAYS need to be in my closet. I wish Vici would just add me to their automatic ship list if they have one. I’ll take everything, please! Bill me later! Do yourself a favor and go follow @vicidolls

Pomp and Circumstance Boutique A few weeks back on my Instagram Story I complained about shipping fees. Well let me tell you P&C feels my pain and always offers free shipping! Stay on trend and colorful at P&C. If you are in the Houston area, you can find them in Rice Village! @pompandcircumstanceboutique

JLUX LABEL Whenever I need an outfit for a night out, or something just a little sleeker, I rely on J Lux to get me right. Their prices are perfect and the quality of the clothes is even better. Their Instagram inspires me to go out! LOL When considering outfits to pack, there’s always some JLUX in my suitcase! @jluxlabel

Give these stores a follow and be sure to let me know on my Instagram or in the comments, what boutiques I should give a try. I’m always looking for something new!

Until next time!

DK

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I Love Saranghae

I am the first to admit that I spend a lot of money on product that goes on my face. While I spend a ton on makeup, very little of my yearly spending goes to skin care. I know, what thirty-something doesn’t have a skin care routine?! So you may have seen me post a selfie with a new face wash I have been trying out on Insta Stories. For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying out Saranghae’s five-step system. For someone who doesn’t have a beauty routine whatsoever – I literally only use facewash and keep going – this was a complete change for me.

Saranghae is a Korean 5-step skin care system that uses unique ingredients including gold! There’s seriously gold flecks in the facewash. It’s my favorite part and adds a little sparkle to my morning routine. I have currently been using the Saranghae system both in the morning and at night and am already noticing that my skin is brighter and even some dark spots are kind of fading.

I will be doing a more in-depth review in the next couple of weeks, (maybe even a video?!?!) but I wanted to share that I think I have found my new skin regimen. Check out Saranghae Skin here!

Also here’s a pic of my skin about two days into using the system. (Side note: I know I shared this pic a couple days ago, but it was actually taken two weeks ago).

 

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A little grainy, but here I am at the start of using the Saranghae 5 – step system.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

It is no secret that I love baseball. I’m a big Yankees fan (don’t start with me – I’m not a fan of the logo like many are), and if I’m watching TV, more than likely it’s on MLB Network. So when a friend says, “Hey, let’s go to a game”, I’m always up for it, no matter who’s playing. Although my boys weren’t in town, the Red Sox were – and I definitely wasn’t missing that.

Mostly I prefer to sit behind home plate or along the visiting dugout (third base line), but this time Evelyn and I sat in the Torchy’s Party Deck. As a game day enthusiast, I like to look for the best way to casually enjoy a game without having to do too much. If you’re not actually into baseball and are just wanting to enjoy a good atmosphere with friends then the Party Deck is for you. Here are a couple of tips and information for having the best time.

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I’ve linked my look at the end of the post. The exact Express shorts and Z Supply shirt. I also found the shirt in a three pack!

Ticket Price: Tickets are general admission and cost $49 each. With taxes and all the shit unnecessary fees that come with buying tickets, the total price for one ticket was about $58. For those that are unfamiliar with purchasing tickets, click on the map to view seats and click on the Torchy’s Party Deck, or scroll down to Torchy’s Party Deck in the drop-down menu (price range options).

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View from the deck.

Parking: We parked at Lucky’s (duh) and had a beer there beforehand. Parking ranges from $10 to $40.

Get There Early: Keep in mind that this is a general admission ticket, so unless you want to be standing the entire game, you’ll want to allow for some time to scope out a spot along the bar area. Here is the view from where we sat. You get a nice view of the entire field and overlook the Astros’ bullpen. We got there about two hours (gates open 2 hours prior to first pitch) in advance which was more than enough time. BUT keep in mind the day of the week, and what team is in town, to gauge how early you want to arrive. Now that I have done it, I would say to-be 45 minutes early for a Sunday evening game is early enough.

Food: The complete Torchy’s menu is not offered, but there are a couple of options (Trailer Park Trashy style for me, please!). And of course, Torchy’s queso is on the menu. There is someone that serves you so you do not have to go back and forth to a concession stand. Beer and  If you don’t care for tacos (what’s wrong with you?!) there is a self-service concession stand close by and you can order up what you want. PS: Shake Shack is right down the escalator!

Bring a Group: Ev and I went with just the two of us and when she and I are together we are our own party; however, having a group does make the experience. The largest group I saw was a group of 5 guys and they had to stand around a table (didn’t get there early enough). There were several couples enjoying date night as well.

The best part about the party deck is there is space! Sometimes when you’re seating in the seats, you are sometimes a little close together, or having to deal with people climbing over you to get to the aisle (think of the person that goes to the bar 10 times – annoying). There is room to move and everyone is having a good time.

Until the next game day!

DK

Summer Fridays *are* Almost Here…Literally

Okay. Don’t ask where I’ve been, cause not even I know. Seriously. I’ve been buried under stacks of papers to grade, was unmotivated and experiencing complete teacher burnout. All my teachers out there know exactly what I mean. We’re quickly creeping up on May 1, and I know every teacher is ready to shut it down for the year. BUT, I’m here and I have a review to share with you.

I am always scrolling through Instagram (duh), and for the past month and a half or so I saw every beauty blogger I follow talking about Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask. Considering I don’t have a skincare routine, I figured I’d give it a try when the Sephora Rouge sale came around. So I picked it up about a week ago along with Fenty Beauty Body Lava in Who Needs Clothes, the Glittering Pom Pom and some other stuff. I was really excited to try the mask cause it seemed like everyone was using it and I had to as well. Maybe it would be something I would actually like, and incorporate into my routine – who knows. So, I finally tried it and to be honest, I kind of liked it, but was expecting something thicker. Let me first explain that it’s not thick like a clay mask. The mask does have more of a moisturizer consistency (Note: I didn’t read any reviews on the mask, so I had no clue what to expect). You could honestly wear it under your make up if you wanted to. It’s extremely hydrating, so if you have dry skin, I would suggest it. I tried it out before bed one night and dabbed it off like suggested with a warm, wet towel. I’ll probably use it more as a prep before putting makeup on or use it as a moisturizer. Overall, if you’re in the market for a hydrating mask, I would recommend the Jet Lag mask, but if you already have a good moisturizer you like – then you probably don’t need to rush out and buy this one.

 

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Follow me on Instagram (@accordingtodk) cause you just never know what gems you will see of me in the next coming days… pay attention to IG Stories as well. Pssst! The Yankees are coming to town next week, and I’m going to 2 of the 4 games. I’m so ready. #allrise #bombsaway

xoxo

DK