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Fashion and Basketball

fancy schmancy shirt
Happy Friday everyone!  I’m feeling all sorts of fancy in yet another black and white striped top I bought for myself.  Sorry.  None of you were there to stop me.  :)  fancy banana republic shirt
But when the front says “fancy” and the back says “schmancy”.. AND black and white stripes?  #couldntwalkaway

striped shirt
The top is from Banana Republic and I can’t for the life of me find it on-line!  If any of you find it, let me know and I’ll include the link.  Wondering if I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t resist the fancy schmancy and it sold out quick.  I’m wearing it with my new Kate Spade watch (love it!), jolt jogger pants and Phoenix wedge sandals.  Yes.  Sandals.  It was in the 70’s this week in my neck of the woods.
sunny weather
I snapped this pic at the mall a few days ago.  So crazy.  It’s still cool in the mornings and evenings but the days have been sunny and hot.  I’m not ready to put away boots and scarves!  #sandiegoproblems  Do you all want to come and visit?  Or maybe we could switch places for a few days?  My kids need to build a snowman.  And I want a good excuse to drink hot chocolate.  In my boots and scarves.

Ok.. back to fashion.  Banana has SO many cute things that are an extra 50% off right now.  The only bummer is that sizes are limited.  I want this sweater and this sweater but my size is gone. :(  I did buy this navy top with a bird on it though (I’ll have to share a pic later) and it’s really cute.  40% off baby!  Love end of season sales.  topshop
This is a cute top I found at Nordstroms.  I know.. lovely dressing room pic.  I haven’t worn it yet.  It needs to be ironed and it takes a lot for me to want to get out my iron.  I might not be wearing it for a while. ;)  On sale for $35!dressing room sweater
But THIS.  This sweater is my favorite recent find!  I had on my Ashton booties the day I tried it on – which I love – just not with this sweater.  yellow sweater
I came home and put it on with my Converse sneakers and my favorite jeans and could not be more excited about such a fun, casual outfit.  Casual is my favorite!grey white sweater
Here’s a close up so you can see how cute this sweater is.  And how many lines and wrinkles I have under my eyes.  :)  Seriously though.  It’s so comfortable and the fit is great (fitted and flattering but not too tight).  Plus I love the fun stripes on the arm.  It also comes in white with a red stripe but the grey was calling my name. grey sweater
This would look so cute with my favorite reversible bag in grey or the stone/blue.  I gave one to my sister-in-law for Christmas.  Dayna.. I may need to borrow it when I wear this sweater!  :) 
camo true religion jeans
Here’s my crewneck sweater again but with my camo pants.  Fun combo right!?  They don’t have my exact pair of camos at Nordstroms anymore but they are similar to this cute pants
I also love this sweater with my navy legging/jeans and my Toms.  A couple of different ways to wear it since I know I’m going to be wearing it a lot!

Does everyone have fun plans this weekend?
number 5
We are going to be watching my little buddy play basketball.  This is his very first sport.  The past few years we have been so busy with his therapy and the girls’ activities we just haven’t had time.  I was so excited to finally be able to focus on a fun activity for him this winter.  For the first practice and game we got there early so Kole had first pick of the jerseys.  He wanted number 5.. “because I’m 5 years old mom!”  :)
basketball 4Looking fierce and ready to play.  :)
basketball 3
Oh my word.  Seriously the cutest group of boys.  They all got to know each other and took turns practicing.  basketball
Kole made his first attempt at shooting a basket.  basketball 2
And here’s the coach scratching his head thinking “we’ve got some work to do…”  Ha! :)  The first game was too much fun to watch.  None of the boys really knew what they were doing.  They were all just so adorable running back and forth trying to play.  Kole had a few moments of great dribbling (we had practiced dribbling earlier in the kitchen – dad was in San Francisco so mom took charge).  Both times he was headed for the wrong basket (oops!  forgot to explain the back and forth to him), but hey.  He was dribbling the ball.  Baby steps.  :)  I don’t know if basketball will be his “thing,” but it has sure been an adventure trying it out.  striped arm sweater
So if you need me this weekend, I’ll be in this sweater at my little buddy’s game.

Cheering #5 on to victory!

Or at least towards his own team’s basket.


p.s.  I’ll pop in quick this weekend with the giveaway winner!  I need to get to bed.  You’ve all seen the wrinkles under my eyes..  ;)

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xoxo, Erin
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22 thoughts on “Fashion and Basketball

  1. Seriously, you are just too cute. Every single thing you put on looks fantastic! I have to ask, in fun, why would you buy a top that needs to be ironed when you don’t like to iron? LOL (I don’t like to iron either) It is pretty sweet looking, so I guess that pull was stronger, huh? :) Oh my gosh, how cute it Kole?! Loved your description of the game and that photo of the coach is spot on for the comment you made about him scratching his head. My older daughter plays basketball for our city’s recreation center league. Been to a lot of games over the years, and have one tomorrow, in fact. Fun times, but my younger daughter brings a book and reads(her kind of fun). LOL Happy Friday! Have a great weekend. :)

    1. Ha ha.. That’s the question I asked myself when I got home and didn’t want to iron it. It was a cute top and too good of a deal to pass up! :) Sounds like you’ve had your fair share of basketball! It’s so different being at the games after years of gymnastics, dance and theatre. A whole new world of sports is opening up to us. :) Reading is my kind of fun too.. I could hang out with your younger daughter at the games! Ha! Enjoy your weekend Jeanne! xo

    1. Hi Carrie! They are AG. I just switched the link in my post to the exact pair. I said I put on my converse sneakers and “my favorite jeans” and if you click on favorite jeans they will pop right up. :) Happy jean shopping! Enjoy your weekend cutie! xo

  2. Is it sad that I’m going to call Banana Republic (or a couple) to see if I can find that shirt? hee hee It’s so cute!

    Have fun with the basketball with weekend. It looks like your son is really enjoying it!

    1. Jen I called our BR this morning to see if they had a code so I could find it on-line and she said they sold out so fast! I guess everyone loved it as much as I did. :) Maybe you’ll have better luck at your store? I hope so! Thanks cutie! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  3. Love the sweater. I’m all for comfy!! Kole is adorable. Have fun at the game. It’s so much fun watching the little ones.

  4. Say no more, my California friend…I am ready to switch places with you anytime! Here in the rural suburbs of Chicago, we made it to 32 today and it felt like Spring…sad but true. We’re supposed to have a ‘warm’ weekend in the 40’s and then take another drop to the teens and low twenties for the upcoming week. Ugh. :( I will never for the life of me figure out why I’ve stayed here my whole life…oh wait…this is where the husband’s job is. #stuck #whoneedsmoney? My cousin lives in San Clemente so a trip to CA will hopefully happen sooner than later..I just may never come back though! Have a great weekend! Good luck to #5! :)

    1. Oh my word Laurie. I can’t imagine it being that cold! Hang in there and yes! Time to visit CA soon! We need to switch places for a weekend because sometimes we really do miss the cold. Variety is nice! Our two states need to even out a bit. :) We are taking the kids skiing in February to get our snow fix for the year. Enjoy your weekend cutie! xo

  5. Such cute outfits!!! I wish I could wear that cute gray sweater right now! And have been shopping with you :) Basketball is on our agenda tomorrow, too. Good luck to Kole!!! Love those “fierce” pics of him! xo

  6. Love the dressing room pics Erin! I would love that awesome gray BR sweater with leggings too! I realized their tops I own are truly soft and comfy. As for the other blouse,can’t you just throw it in the dryer? Lol Sadly I do that a lot, no time or will to iron here! Here in Texas it’s been pretty warm & then spurts of cold fronts. My body & wardrobe is so confused! Lol
    Your son Cole is adorable. Glad he got wear #5 representing his age. Small things like that are so important to kiddos. Have fun at the game you’ll be the most stylish one there!

    1. Thanks so much cute Debi! Your dryer comment made me laugh. I do that ALL the time! Totally going to try that with my new shirt.. ha! Happy February! xo

    1. Thanks so much cutie! Oh my word.. plays are SO exhausting! But how fun your son was in Beauty and the Beast! Can’t wait to catch up and hear all about it in person! YEA!! xo

  7. Oh my goodness! I’ll trade out my Alaska for your California right now! Would you believe we have no snow though? It’s just windy & cold where I live–we did see the sun today so that was nice!!

    Super cute tops as usual! :)

    1. Thanks Sheila! Oh my word.. we have had a lot of wind here too! Crazy couple of days with trees falling and everything. I can’t believe you don’t have snow! It’s nice and sunny here now so time to visit. :) xo

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