Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fashion Favorites! And a little sports RANT

Two things need to be said: 

A. Replacement refs MUST GO. Seriously. I saw at least TWO helmet-to-helmet hits on Tony Romo flag either time. Players are not worried about these refs--it's the substitute teacher mentality--when the cat's away, the mice will play, hence vicious hits and no flags. Sure, the NFL smacks them with fines and, in some cases, suspensions, but at what price? It only takes one of those hits to paralyze a player. I think we've been fortunate that the injuries haven't been more serious. 

And did you see the debacle that was the final play in the Packers/Seattle game?! Wow. Wow. Wow. It's crossed the line into the world of absurdity now.  

No calls, missed calls, wrong calls...this needs to end.

Come one, NFL, put the lives of the players ahead of the less important things, i.e. money. 

B. Dale Jr. is 7th in the Chase. He's having such an amazing year! I just know he'll close this one out strong. Whether he wins the Championship this year or's definitely coming. I'm 100% sure. When my gut knows, I know...and I *KNOW* So there. :)

Okay, rant stuff time. I thought this little fashion quiz would be a fun change of pace this week, especially since I could literally rail on the replacement refs 24/7.

1. Do you like color in your clothing or basic black/white/cream? 
Color! I love happy clothes—pinks, blues, reds, lavenders, yellows, etc. Black and cream tones are also in my wardrobe—they define old reliable.

2. Fad, Trendy, or Classic?

Fads are like one-hit wonders and definitely not my thing. I guess I’m a mix of trendy and classic, probably leaning towards classic. My favorite style is classic with a modern twist. I just love cuts/designs that can stand the test of time—you can’t go wrong.

3. If you could pick five fashion icons—from then and now—who would they be and why?

  • Audrey Hepburn (classic elegance)
  • Grace Kelly (absolute grace)
  • Princess Diana (classy, but trendy)
  • Kate Middleton (again, elegant, classy, yet modern)
  • Kate Winslet (same as Kate Middleton—elegant, classy, very now)

4. Heels or flats?  I prefer some kind of heel, whether it’s a boot, pump, or sandal, but I love sneakers, too. I’m also a big fan of espadrilles.

5. Hair: Long, short, up or down? Long and mostly down, although I wear a ponytail or place it atop my head.

6. Jeans, skirts, or dresses?  Jeans girl through and through.

7. Three clothing items you couldn’t live without: jeans, t-shirt, and sweater of some kind.

8. What will never hang in your closet? Flannel nightgown. 

9. Who is your favorite designer? Marc Jacobs. 

10. What is your most recent fashion obsession?  Right now, I love delicate, flow-y tops. 

Feel free to take this and quiz it up on your blog! I'd love to read your answers! :)


  1. As a man, the answer to all fashion questions is jeans and a T. And the refs I covered on my Tuesday post. Thankfully embarrasment of both the league and the officiating profession has brought things close to a conclusion. And combining both, did you hear where the Lingerie Football League claims that some of the replacement officials are from a crew THEY fired for incompetence?

    1. Jeans are my go-to. I love them.

      I'll be sure to read your post tomorrow!! I just saw they reached an agreement and the REAL refs will be back on the field Thursday night. THANK GOD.

      Oh, yeah, I sure did see that!!! WTH was the NFL thinking, allowing them on the field calling GROWN MAN football?! Did they not do their homework before dressing them in stripes and putting them out there? I really don't get it. Unfathomable.

  2. And to add to your furor over the referees, did you see the cheap and dirty shot the Broncos pulled on Matt Schaub??? Ugh! I don't think a one game suspension and a $50k fine is enough. ---I love dressing in bright colors, but usually, in the winter, I wear a lot of black for some reason... :)

    1. OMG, I KNOW! The poor man is missing part of his earlobe now. I really believe that hit NEVER would have happened, had the REAL refs been there. The guy never would have taken that shot because he would know the consequences. Like I said, it's that dang substitute teacher mentality. And I agree with you--that hit was worth a much tougher punishment. I mean, he could have hurt Schaub FAR worse than he did.

      LOL--I think I'm in happy colors year-round...mostly, anyway. I do like to wear a lot of dark blue in the winter, come to think of it. lol

  3. I like colors! Bright Reds, Yellows, Blues, and definitely jeans!

    1. I love reds and blues. My favorite yellow shade is pastel/pale. :)

  4. Definitely a jeans girl here. I don't get fashion at all, and most of the stuff in stores makes me want to stab my eyes with a fork.

    1. LOL--There are some things I see and think, "Huh?!" Yeah, a lot of trends are just nonsensical. You just can't go wrong with a great pair of jeans--they go with everything and you can dress 'em up or be casual. Perfect, in my book. lol

  5. I don't understand football so I know nothing; I see nothing. Sometimes I wear all black or black and white, but I love adding some bright colors to my wardrobe. Yesterday I wore a yellow skirt with yellow shoes and a multi-colored top. It's one of my favorite outfits.


    1. lol--In all fairness, you probably wouldn't have wanted to see some of the hits being thrown this past weekend especially. *cringes* Ooh, that outfit sounds so pretty!

    2. I wore it to a doctor's appointment last week, and while I was in the waiting room all the women there threatened to knock me down and steal my clothes. I've turned into a fashionista since my divorce because now I choose my clothes. My husband used to choose them for me and no one ever complimented my clothes.

  6. I wear black to work pretty much every day. It hides the dust and dirt from working with books! I seriously need to do some clothes shopping--I realized yesterday I haven't bought anything for about 6 months and my wardrobe is sad.

    1. LOL--I haven't shopped for clothes in a long time, either, so you're not alone there. lol

  7. Umm, I have no idea what you were saying in the rant so I'll just skip over that :P

    I had to google what espadrilles were :P They are super comfy!

    Delicate, flowy tops are the besst :D