Game Day Style Guide: The Pittsburgh Steelers

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We are already in Week 5 of the 2014 NFL Season, can you believe it? During the months of March – August, I patiently wait for football season to make it’s way around again. And when it’s back, I feel like the time flies. Growing up outside of Pittsburgh, PA (you can read more of my love for the city here), I’ve always been a die-hard Pittsburgh fan. Black and Gold Forever – it’s just how you are raised. With a dad that also coaches high school football, I guess you can say football is in my blood. The hubby and I even ran all over Paris trying to find a bar showing both College and NFL football a few weeks back. Told ya. Die. Hard.

And while I know I owe you Paris posts (I have a lot on the way!), when Fanatics asked me to take my favorite NFL team jersey and style it for game day, I couldn’t say No! In fact, I decided to give my look a “street style” twist. Street style was all over Paris, and I’ve fully embraced it with open arms. So I’m bringing a bit of that back to the States for NFL fans everywhere! Key notes: Street style is classic AND comfy. No heels required. Your feet will thank you, trust me. Standing at the bar for a few hours on Sunday afternoon with a beer in hand is no place for anything sky-high or thigh-high. Bring your favorite jersey, your classic leather jacket and your sneaks. Easy. Peasy.

Check out Fanatics for their awesome line-up of team jerseys in styles for both men and women. And yes while I might be a Troy fan, you can find more of your Pittsburgh Steeler favorites here, here and here. Happy shopping!

Your Style Guide:

Jacket: Zara
Jersey: Fanatics
Sneakers: Nordstrom
Denim: Topshop
Rings: h&m
Bag: h&m


Pinspiration: Paris Street Style

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The trip anxiety has hit full force you guys. You think you have all this time to prepare everything – leaving things at a (hopefully) smooth sailing place at work, having everything ready for your three furbabies who you will miss tremendously, making sure your packing lists are and plans are good-to-go….and then you have 5 days left and realize you aren’t even 10% of the way there. Full. On. Panic. I know it will all come together, and whatever gets done, gets done. But shit, there’s a lot to do.

At least the 10 day weather in Paris is showing a lovely 72 degrees….a little taste of fall-like weather will be heavenly. However it makes packing a little bit harder because a heat wave could bust through that second week. Layers, layers, layers. I had a fun post planned for today, but last evening’s unexpected torrential downpours ruined my great plans. So you get a little “Pinspiration” of what I’m loving as my favorite Paris looks. Stripes, hats and neutrals. Check. Check. Check! Meanwhile, any tips for de-stressing before your vacation? It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest.



(French) Classics: Bensimon Sneakers



bensimon-sneakers-jenn-inspired The Bensimon sneakers, in my mind, are the girly alternative to Chuck Taylors. And by saying that I mean I’m not cool enough for Chucks. I picked up my first pair of Bensimons a few years ago at Madewell, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Each time I slip them on, I do feel a little bit French – effortlessly cool and chic. At least that’s what I expect to be witness to in one week’s time – beautiful French women walking around in your basic wardrobe staples looking one million times cooler than you and me will ever be. Unless you pick up a pair of these super chic shit kickers. Because then you’ll be almost as cool as the French. Well…maybe.

Anyhoo, these puppies are oh so versatile. I toss them on with my denim boyfriend shorts, summer sundresses and ankle jeans in the summer. They wear very well. You can throw them in the washer and dryer with ease, and they come out looking brand-spankin’ new. If you’re walking long distances, I’d personally recommend you toss in a comfort insole. And yes you didn’t ask, but I am 80 years old. My feet hurt sometimes, ok? And I’m past the point of walking around for long periods of time in shoes that kill my feet. It makes me crabby. And the last thing I want to be is crabby while walking around the most romantic city ever. So I’ll be sporting my Bensimons next week with super comfy insoles. Shhh….please don’t tell those beautiful French women I’m cheating!