March 25, 2009

Recent Outfits: Dressing For SPORTS

It can be a challenge to stylishly represent one's fandom for their favorite sports team. Every year I encounter this issue during Steeler season and more recently, I've encountered it as my love for Pitt Basketball has grown. As a lifelong Pittsburgher, I am generally at home dressing like a yinzer on Steeler game days. But style self-consciousness takes over when I am faced with the decision to sport Pitt gear in public, (non-grocery store or dog walk) contexts. But as a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, with a Pitt alumni family legacy I feel compelled to show pride for my school.

Honoring our status as a number 1 seed in men's bball and a number 4 seed in women's, I found a way to still feel like myself. I've maneuvered around this dilemma by turning to my well stocked closet for items that are in the color families of blue and gold. These are what I've come up with, so far:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dresses (Alessandra Pussy Bow, Pleated Ruffle, and Kaleigh, respectively)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bags (Owl convertible clutch and Quinn)
Chie Mihara tstraps and Very Volatile pumps
Wolford tights

Although these outfits happen to be fall appropriate, they allow me to support my team while looking like myself at work. Besides, I tend to dress for cold even when the weather is in transition.

To that end, I bought this navy Marc by Marc Jacobs Serena Shauntung ruffle bib top that should arrive tomorrow, in time for the games this week!

Now I just need something gold to pair with it!

8 comments:

Ani said...

omg i really like that top.
amazing

Jesspgh said...

Thank you for reading, Ani! I hope I like as much n person as I liked it in the picture!

Dream Sequins said...

And... you'll probably be the best dressed fan in town! Loving the tights and Chie Mihara T-straps. My undergraduate school colors were also blue and gold, which never quite made its way into my wardrobe... These look great on you!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Really like your outfit choices and the top you just bought! Hey, if all else fails, you can always get a blue bbag with GH ;-) (although I'm an RH girl as well, but it's all in the name of sports...)

Jesspgh said...

Thank you, Dream Sequins! I have a few more blue and gold small accessories on the way. I only hope they make it here before we are eliminated from the NCAA tournament. :)

Oh you are a dangerous temptress, The Haute-Shopper! I am a RH gal too but something about the GGH is so alluring. And I have wanted a blue bbag for a while now.

LS said...

this top is really nice! Can't wait to see you wearing it :)

erin said...

jess you are so cute! i love your pitt pride!

Jesspgh said...

Thank you Erin and LS! I am about to blog today's outfit, where I take my fandom a little too far (I look pretty silly) but am sporting my new top!

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