Living in Europe is a big change, and being married to a European has its differences too as you could imagine. Over the weekend, my husband’s childhood friend from school in Germany was visiting when the BIG sports story about Tom Brady popped up on our Apple TV.
‘Who is Tom Brady and what is the ball story all about?’ they both asked. I can honestly say two men asking me about the latest news in football never happened once living in the US. Apparently, ‘Deflategate‘ was sailing over their heads, so I decided to explain.
‘Well, Tom Brady is like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL – that’s the football league – and they won the Superbowl this year.’ I watched as their eyes glazed over.
‘And Tom Brady is married to Giselle,’ I said. Suddenly, I had their attention.
‘Ohhh, Giselle Bündchen,’ my husband replied in a perfect German accent.
‘Yea, you know who she is, right?’ I laughed.
‘Uh…Jaaa!!‘ they both replied practically in unison. Ok, calm down Hans and Franz. So I went on to explain the deflated balls, the NFL investigation, the 4-game suspension next season and how some people think Brady is a big liar, but oops…I lost them again.
While my husband could care less about professional football and I occasionally miss the sound of NFL games on the TV Sunday afternoons, I don’t really mind that he’s not a sports nut. He did play sports in high school after all and I have his Varsity jacket to prove it along with my TOP 6 Sporty Chic Styles I’m LOVING this Spring…
<Turns out my husband was a German foreign exchange student in Orange County, California on the swim team and kept his letterman jacket. Go Dana Hills Dolphins! Since I never got one in high school – I don’t think any guy on the Varsity football team even knew my name – now I have his>
<Sporty Style #1 – Stan Smith I am LOVING these original Stan Smith sneakers that are everywhere this spring. They’re comfy too!>
<Sporty Style #2 – SWATCH Watch – The classic Swiss brand is one of my favorites because they constantly have new designs at great prices (especially for gifts) and they’re Swiss made – meaning won’t break. Check out the huge selection at Macy’s or this Hit the Line Tennis watch>
<Sporty Style #3 – A Ponytail - Of course I don’t wear my hair on top of my head like I did in high school, but a ponytail can always give off a fun, sporty vibe>
<Sporty Style #4 – Striped Tanks! – Stripes are always in style, but I love this vintage inspired striped maternity tank from H&M. Look for baby blue or grey and white stripes – something fresh for Spring>
<Sporty Style #5 – Show Your School Spirit – Buy a tank or sweatshirt from your old college or high-school and wear it with a pair of distressed jeans! Or if you prefer to leave those memories behind, there are SO many vintage sports tee’s and Varsity jackets from random schools at 2nd hand stores>
<Sporty Style #6 – Letterman Jacket! Last week Julia Roberts sported a black & white Varsity jacket on one of the final episodes of David Letterman. Turns out that brand, Golden Bear, is based in San Francisco and is famous for stylish Varsity jackets>
<DETAILS by Dale> Stan Smith Originals – Men’s / white denim & tank – H&M Maternity / watch c/o- SWATCH last summer (more I’m loving below) / silver bracelet – Zara (Miansai knock-off) / jacket – ’98 Vintage >
So by the end of the Tom Brady convo, they were both asking why the deflated balls were such a big advantage? The truth is I didn’t know the answer. The only thing I really know about football is ‘Laces Out‘ and after that discussion along with my Dana Hills Dolphins Varsity jacket, I just felt like watching Ace Ventura with a bowl of Swiss ice-cream. What did you think about Tom Brady’s punishment? Was the league too harsh, is he a cheater, or could you care less?