What To Wear To A Mavs Game, 2014-15 Edition

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Actual text from a friend asking me what to wear to a Mavs game.
"What should I wear to the Mavs game?"

It's a question I get asked at least once a week during the season. Dallas Mavericks games are a chance to dress up. If I am not working a game, and it's an evening tipoff, I still dress up. Mavs games are a night out, so dress the part. In addition to the whole "night out vibe", most people are coming from work and don't have time to change clothes before the game. In short: bring it.

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Any adaptation of this look is perfect for a Mavs game this fall or winter. If it's cold, add a chic blazer or scarf. The Cole Haan booties featured are the ideal marriage of fashion and function, as they are supremely comfortable which is something to consider when walking those hard, concrete AAC floors. I lived in Cole Haan heels while working Mavs and Stars pre- and post-game shows for eight years.

Mavs season will be here before you know it. Dallas opens the regular season October 28th in San Antonio. The home opener is October 30th against the Jazz.

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Weekend Sales You Can't Afford To Miss

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to an even more exciting weekend. I will be in Tulsa for the...wait for it...Arabian Horse National Championships. Yep. I'm a horse girl. Hang with me on Instagram if you like because that Arabian horse scene is like no other.

What's on your agenda?

If shopping is a part of it there are a ton of friends and family sales going on right now in additional to the normal markdowns.

Happy bargain hunting!

Weekend Sales You Can't Afford To Miss
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So Gradual Weight Loss Is No Better Than Crash Dieting?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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A new Australian study publish in the The Lancet indicates that people who lose weight slowly are no more likely to keep weight off in the long run that those who crash diet.

I just want to scream "WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

And here's the thing: those who crash diet and those who adopt the slow and steady approach are all likely to gain their weight back in the long run.

This after experts, for years, said that losing weight slowly is the way to go.

No wonder we're so screwed up when it comes to weight loss.

The Science
An Australian trial recruited 200 adults assigned to a crash diet or gradual weight loss program. The slow and steady group reduced their calorie intake by around 500 calories a day for 36 weeks. The crash dieters ate between 450 and 800 calories a day for just 12 weeks.

Researchers found that those who lost weight rapidly were likelier to reach their target weight. Duh....you see the scale move, you get motivated. Read more here.

What I know
The contradictory findings when it comes to weight loss news is one of the most frustrating for anyone fighting the bulge battle or trying to maintain lifelong weight loss.

Here's the thing: do what works for you. I have lost more than 50 pounds on one occasion (in the early 2000's) and then lost the baby weight after having Jordan. Eating real food, mostly produce while truly savoring indulgent meals works for me. I never feel deprived. Ever.

There are times when restricting calories or doing a juice cleanse to jumpstart weight loss can be effective. It can serve as motivation to keep going. It has worked for me in the past.
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If you're looking for a true "diet" to follow, the Mediterranean Diet is outstanding. I also like the principles of the Greek Diet (essentially the Mediterranean) and the whole French Women Don't Get Fat thing.

At the end of the day, educate yourself and do what works for you. A common sense approach to weight loss and maintenance is truly the best way to go: eat real food, indulge occasionally, enjoy it and exercise regularly. It works.


What's the most frustrating thing for you when it comes to weight loss and diet news? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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That Sports Girl Crush: Gameday Boots

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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If you're a college football fan, you need to learn more about Gameday Boots, the Austin-based company that is KILLING IT when it comes to gameday style.

Their boots are simply fabulous, offering them for women, men, boys and girls in both tall and short styles.
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Embracing my inner Cougar....
I have worn my University of Houston boots while riding horses, which means they're durable and sturdy. I have also worn them running around town and have gotten compliments at every turn. Thing is, they're comfortable, too.

Each handcrafted pair is embroidered with your school's logo and mascot. The cool thing is, there are a variety of looks for almost every school like this stylish Texas A&M tall black pair or more traditional brown pair.

You won't just find SEC and Big 12 schools represented. North Texas? Done. They even have Southwest, excuse me, Texas State and Appalachian State in addition to behemoth universities like Michigan, Florida State and more.

These are a great gift for the holidays and the ideal way to show your support for your favorite school on gameday or any day.

The Gameday Boots Story

TCU alum Marsha Wright is the brains behind Gameday Boots. She was designing for Old Gringo boots when saw how popular embroidered boots had become. She thought it would be genius to have a college logo on a pair of boots and.....TAH-DAH.....Gameday Boots was born in 2011.

Want to get involved? Gameday Boots has a Brand Ambassador program. Learn more here.

You can buy Gameday Boots at Neiman Marcus, through a slew of retailers you can find on their website or by simply clicking on any boot featured here to purchase.

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Best of The Sale: Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Clare V Clutch
LOVE this Clare V Clutch!

Shopbop has a killer sale starting Tuesday. Score 25% off the entire site (some exclusions apply) with code FAMILY25 through Thursday.

From this maroon sweater that perfect for Texas A&M games to these boots that scream sexy, there are some phenomenal finds.

Shopping for the man in your life? Check out Shopbop's sister site, East Dane for great finds for your favorite man (same 25% off deal applies!).

Scroll through for some of my Shopbop sale favorites.

Happy shopping!

Share Your Texas Tailgating Traditions For A Chance To Win A Year's Supply Of Ozarka Water

Friday, October 10, 2014

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The Vol Navy in the shadow of Neyland Stadium
I have floated with the legendary Vol navy to Tennessee football games, enjoyed enjoyed sushi and Dom Perignon while covering the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Year's Day in 2006 and shared rice and fish with finadene sauce before football games when I worked in Guam. Each of those is an experience of a lifetime.

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Hanging with Peruna!
Called me biased but they don't compare to tailgating in Texas.

Columbus Day Sales You Can't Afford To Miss

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While my family is celebrating the holiday that is Texas/OU weekend, the rest of the country is celebrating Columbus Day on Monday which remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to American on October 21, 1492. It also means the weekend sales are ON for my bargain-loving babes.

Here are Columbus Day sales you need to check out: 
Oh, hey, it's National Handbag Day. We're celebrating with the handbag essentials and icons that every woman should own...or at least covet. 

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