Contest: Your best game day outfit and $20 gift card

You know the scene: leaves are falling, football is on TV, you can’t find any excuse not to eat the entire bowl of tortilla chips and dip yourself, and you have morphed into a jersey-wearing, scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs, angry sports fan. While only weeks/days ago you were having picnics outside wearing sundresses and sipping tea. Is that just me? So In honor of the official start to the NFL season, I am proposing a contest. Send me your best game day look. It can be as fashionable or as traditional as you like. For instance, instead of the typical jeans and jersey outfit, wear your team shirt under a blazer. Spruce it up! Add accessories. Go all out! I will choose three entries at random and then you the readers can vote for the best game day look. If you are just a college football fan, I will allow those entries as well.

And because Victoria’s Secret now offers cute team gear in their PINK NFL line, the winner will recieve a $20 gift card to Victoria’s Secret. They have a limited amount of teams, so if you can’t find your team, you will just have to spoil yourself with a new undergarment, sorry!
To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Email your best game day look to
3. You have until September 30 to enter.

Let the games begin. Good luck!

New Scent: Velvet Blackberry

So I stopped by Victoria’s Secret to check out the Secret Moments collection of scents. None were my style. The only one that smelled remotely good was Island Escape. It smelled like coconut, but I think the Secret Gardens Coconut Passion is a better coconut scent anyways. Although I didn’t like the new group of scents, I discovered a new perfume that is vampy and musky. I sprayed Velvet Blackberry on my hand and I couldn’t stop smelling it. It lasted for the rest of the day.

Wishful thinking and winter hysteria all at once

So I broke my shopping freeze for the first time over the weekend. There were many reasons for my downfall. First of all I was given a special invitation to an after hours Victoria’s Secret party to premiere the new Body by Victoria bras. I thought “Ohhh, a party, they will probably have food and drinks.” That’s seriously what motivates me. (They didn’t) And then I saw all of the bright colors out for spring and summer and gave in. I have so had it with winter and I am ready for sunnier weather to be here so I picked up a couple of their bright sleep tees and a new Body by Victoria push up bra. The new bras are really soft and have memory foam in them. A comfortable bra was very hard to resist. I guess you could argue that sleep shirts and a bra aren’t really indulgent purchases, but when you buy them at Victoria’s Secret I think that counts as indulgent. So I got through basically two months without spending, which is still an accomplishment and I plan to finish my last month without spending.

Generally I don’t spend a lot of time looking at or buying Victoria’s Secret clothing, but when it comes to summer, I am all about their styles for some reason. They always have really bright colors. And I am all about a new pair of brown sandals this summer too. What are you looking forward to wearing this summer? I know I will be wearing dresses as many days as I can.

The underwear question

My friend and I were discussing this the other day: Is Victoria’s Secret really the best place to purchase underwear? You would think it is because everyone and there mother shops there, but is there another source that I don’t know about? My friend said that she sometimes goes to Nordstroms. Is there any other place where people shop for undies and swear by? I just need to know!

Photo from Flickr.