Old School is one of my top 5 favorite comedies! Remember Mitch-A-Palooza? When I first saw the movie in 2003, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell seemed soo old trying to relive their college glory days in their 30’s. Then I had a little wake up call a few weeks ago in California visiting the home of my Alma mater, Chico State. We were there for my cousin’s baby shower and I have a ritual of driving down 3rd Street on the way out of town past Jon & Bons Fro-Yo and the house I lived my senior year of college.
‘So this is where I went to college,’ I told my husband as we drove down the peaceful tree-lined street late Saturday afternoon. ‘See! It’s not a party school,’ I said trying to dispel a few rumors he’d heard or read online. Before I could finish my sentence as we approached 3rd & Ivy, I spotted a frat party with college coeds in skimpy denim shorts and tanks playing an extreme session of beer pong on their wilting front lawn. Next door to my old house was the same scene with over 100 students crowded around kegs in the sunshine laughing, day-drinking and Snapchatting away.
It was like a scene straight out of Old School and exactly what I remembered a decade ago. I reached for my phone to snap a pic, when suddenly it crossed my mind that I was in my mom’s minivan and didn’t want the college kids to think I was some snooping parent. Then it hit me as I lowered my phone and glanced down at my belly. ‘I am a mom-to-be in a Honda Odyssey and my college days are so.totally.over.’ I couldn’t join that college party if I wanted to, but that’s life. When one chapter closes, a new one opens. So today’s pregnancy post (and tips for simple spring glam) is in a location where I was a bit more comfortable earlier that day; a couple miles from Chico State’s campus in a sweet suburban neighborhood…
<The Scene – Chico, CA about 1 hour north of Sacramento visiting family and friends including a chance to sip an ice-tea with the beautiful in blue, Heather, of StyleMindChic>
<Goldschläger Glam - I found chunky gold chain neckalce at TJ Maxx and couldn’t resist! It’s heavy duty and would go with any wrap dress or white collared shirt this Spring>
<Old Navy Flashbacks - In Jr. High I shopped at Old Navy all the time and then I stopped, until recently. I love their workout clothes and they have a BIG maternity section online. I found this striped dress (which also comes in black) in the women’s section (it’s not maternity) but it’s really comfy and the length is perfect for summer. (Sidenote) It’s also very stretchy. This one is XS and I am definitely not extra small.
<No Streaking…But Nude Heels are a Go! - I buy a new pair of nude strappy sandals or heels on sale once a year from DSW or Macy’s. After all, you need different shades depending on your faux tan level and they elongate legs, or at least that’s how I justify it>
<Bold School - I’m feeling bigger every day, but I learned years ago a layer of Fake Bake self-tanner, red lipstick, aviator shades and fresh blond highlights are glam pick-me-ups that never fail>
<DETAILS by Dale> striped dress – Old Navy (recent/almost sold out online) also in black / heels – Marc Fisher (Last seen here) /nails – new OPI ‘That’s Hularious‘ / purse – Ferragamo (shop the looks below)
Have you ever visited an old city or house where you lived in the past just to reminisce?