atter Up! Spring 2012 has some seriously stylish trends including polka dots and peplum, both worth taking a swing at before they’re “so last season
.” A few weeks ago during an unseasonably warm winter day, I took a brisk walk outside the home of the San Francisco Giants
. The sailboats were out in the bay around AT&T Park and I could already smell the anticipation of opening day.
In case you could care less about major league baseball, spring training is about to wrap and the season will officially start in just a couple weeks. I’ll share why adding a pop of peplum and polka dots into your wardrobe, along with going to a few games, should be at the top of your priority fun-list this spring.
I don’t usually wear so many items from the same store, but as most semi shopaholics know, blackouts happen. I saw the red pants, then the top, then the hat on a recent visit to H&M and had to have them all.
Polka Dots are More Fun Now than Ever Before: They’ve been hot since last year and never truly go out of style. But now you can wear polka dots in all different shapes, sizes, colors and then mix the patterns or even pair them with stripes.
Nautical heels by the bay.
When in doubt picking an outfit in the morning, nautical is classic for men & women. Navy blue, red, white, stripes, gold detail…go for it.
These heels are cheapo’s from Footsies Shoe Warehouse in Orange County.
Peplum is one of the most versatile and flattering trends for women right now. Why? Because it can instantly alter and enhance your figure based on where the peplum detail is placed. If you want to accentuate a small waist, you can wear a peplum top. If you want to create more curves, you can wear a dress or skirt with peplum near the hip area. You can create a shorter or longer torso simply based on what part of the shirt has the trendy “p” detail.
‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game…’
“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the greatest game in the world” -Babe Ruth
Sailboats at AT&T park. In just a few weeks, homerun balls will be flying into this water.
Not a baseball fan?
Games can be a truly memorable time, but if you need to get in the mood, I recommend Netflixing A League of their Own, The Sandlot, and Field of Dreams. You may get invited to a game soon with friends, on a work outing or a date. Or you may have kids who play softball and baseball and they’ll want you to go to their games.
Here’s my top 3 tips to enjoy yourself and get slightly invested in America’s pastime.
1. Know Baseball Basics ~ (3 strikes, 9 innings, 3 outs, 7th Inning stretch, cute MLB players, homeruns, etc.) It will make the game more entertaining if you have a general idea of what’s going on and a favorite player to cheer on throughout the season.
2. Ballpark Tardiness ~ It’s tough to sit through 9 whole innings. If you’re on a date, suggest a pre-game drink or appetizers. This can easily shave off two innings. Unless it’s a playoff game, you’ve traveled over an hour to get there, or you have seats behind home plate, a guy shouldn’t care too much. If he freaks out and has to get there for batting practice (ie super early), I’d consider that a red flag.
3. Sunflower Seed Situation ~ If you’re with friends or in a long term relationship, get crackin’. Sunnies are surprisingly addicting and make the game pass by much faster. But if you’re on a first date, I recommend skipping them. A smile full of David’s plastered across your chompers or a chipmunk cheek full of seeds can get tricky when you’re trying to chat. (P.S. – Best seeds are Frito Lay salted)
DETAILS by Dale
Top & red pants (recent) ~H&M,
watch ~ Michael Kors (similar here),
handbag ~ Jason Wu for Target,
Bracelet & Necklaces ~ Stella & Dot (Please contact my Stella & Dot Stylist Courtney for more)
Which are you more excited about; peplum, polka dots or going to baseball games this Spring?
Speaking of sports, I was on the ‘Miller on Sports’ sports talk radio show out of Jacksonville Florida 1600 AM with host, Richard Miller this afternoon. We discussed women’s ‘sporty’ fashion and what’s fun, fashionable and still comfortable to wear to major league basketball and baseball games to avoid looking outrageous like Kim Kardashian sitting courtside in real fur. Thanks Richard ~ @MillerOnSports
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