I'm not the mushiest romantic in the world. Yes, perhaps my favorite movie is "Breakfast at Tiffanys" and I may drink my water out of a wine glass at times, but I prefer to think of that as more Vogue than girly. Judge if you may, but someone reading this is pulling their wine glass out of a cabinet right now and taking it to the faucet.
That being said, I love accessories and any reason to buy and wear more accessories to add to my ridiculous collection. With Valentines Day fast approaching, I've taken to a particular trend with gusto and made sure the store is also stocked accordingly. Love. Yes, the love trend is huge right now, seen on celebrities (like Bar Rafaeli picture below), it's popular in necklaces, rings, tattoos and bracelets.
Like I said, I don't really need an excuse to collect more accessories, but February is as good a month as any to buy for yourself if you're looking for a reason, and especially to buy for someone else. Below are some of my current favorites - perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself.
1) The Nepal beaded bracelet. If you don't already have one, get one. In fact, get a few.
2) Bangles and bracelets. This picture is chock full of trends, the cross wrap in bold colors, the Hope bead, the Love bangle. Pick a few and layer them on.
3) This purse necklace is absolutely adorable. Need I say more?
4)Yes, that is a mustache necklace. And a robot necklace. And an elephant necklace. I die.
5) Finally, if you have to give a little love, why not do it fashionably? The heart and locket looks expensive, but the cz's keep it affordable. And the dual heart necklace is too cute the way it holds together when it hangs around the neck.
I am obsessed with the fantastic style of our mannequins out front. They are quite possibly the coolest. Ever.
BOOK IT! is a literacy program that's been around for as long as I can remember. I don't' know if you remember your elementary school participating back in the day, but it was a big deal to get my Pizza Hut pizza! I won't bore you with all the details, but suffice to say it's all the rage again.
One - We have the super soft and vintage Tshirts on our website.
Two - 100% of the proceeds from the sale go back to YUM Brands and the BOOK IT! program
Three - Everything Tim Tebow touches turns to gold and he was recently named the spokesman for BOOK IT! (PS - We had the shirts in-store and online before this addition).
You can read more about the program here. If you're a student and want the BOOK IT! program in your classroom talk to you teacher. If you're a teacher, appeal to your principal to get this program in your school. Literacy should be a constant focus both in and out of our classrooms.
I love shopping in January. If I can handle buying "off-season" and holding on to things for a while, I can find THE best deals. For example, I just bought a fantastic pair of black long shorts to wear this summer. True that I can't wear them for a while, but they'll be new and exciting once I finally can wear them.
We're no different here at Gameday. It's the Winter and we're having a sale. Yes - there is more in-store, including ornaments, calendars and NFL gear, but online we've marked it down to the basement and wanted to give you a run at it.
This is not a permanent markdown. We will make things a bit more normal in just a few weeks, so grab it while you can at these ridiculous prices. We need to make some room for all the fantastic new clothes we're getting in the Spring!
We aren't necessarily the most consistent with our days, however, we are counting to give away cool duds and things for 12 entire days. Today's awesomeness? Book It! tee! Remember back in the day of Reading Rainbow and the Book it! program? We do too. And with today's giveaway you can be the literate genius you always aspired to. Want to win? Check out the instructions below for how:
Find us and "Like" us on Facebook and answer the question: "Which is your favorite sports book?" My personal favorite is in-between The Blind Side and Boys Will Be Boys.
Sunday means one thing - time to sit on the couch watching football and rest up before Monday. Check out our day five of 12 days of Gameday while you're relaxing. Today is all about the Texas Rangers. If you want to win a Texas Rangers hat, follow the directions below:
Head over to Facebook and "Like" Gameday Cloth. And be sure to answer the question: "Who is your favorite Texas Rangers player - past or present?"