I can't help but get a bit nostalgic around the holidays. We've had our first doors open now 1,263 days. (Yes, I just used days as my measure of time). Sometimes it feels like no time at all, but most of the time it feels like the longest 3 1/2 years of my life.
I focused a lot over the Christmas season about getting my heart in the right place and making sure I saw what was important. It's easy to allow stress and pressure to succeed to bring you down and overwhelm you. I will admit, there were a few times this year I thought Gameday Cloth was going to open up like a Blue Whale and swallow me whole.
But sitting on the precipice of 2014, reflecting back, as one does, on 2013, I'm grateful. I've met some of the most amazing people I couldn't imagine my life without all because of the store - customers, employees, vendors; all now friends. I've been able to see a dream realized. I had a vision in my head and it is now an actuality. How many people are lucky enough to say that in their life? And what fashion female wouldn't be excited about a massive store that also acts as your personal closet and shopping spree? Let's be real.
I'm not one for resolutions. I'd rather try and make a positive change I can keep. Some may say that's a resolution, but for some reason, once that's what it's labeled, I break it. Two years ago I vowed to make more time for myself, last year to focus more on work and this year I will focus more on those around me. Of course, I also vow to get out of debt and pray every day, but neither of those have yet to come to fruition after years of attempts. But sitting here today in the quiet, I'm so proud of what the store looks like and has become and am so grateful for all of the people that have gotten us to where we are. It seems only fitting that I spend my next year investing in those people that have so tirelessly invested in me, us and our dream that is Gameday Cloth.
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SO MUCH FUN! We got a call a couple weeks ago asking to put together looks for a Red River fashion segment on Good Morning Texas for Friday, Oct 10th. I've only been on a TV set a handful of times and, let me tell you, nothing gets you going more than LIVE TV! (no pressure).
I grabbed a couple friends and GDC girls and LOVED putting my styling hat back on. Now that we have the GDC Denim Bar I can truly style head to ... well, ankle. It was a little chilly to rock our Havaianas or Hari Mari's.
Look at how cute these girls were!
The stylist doing the segment for GMT was Jeannette Chivvis and she's posted the video and some more pics on her blog. I couldn't help but snag a few of my own pics as well.
From L to R: (everything can be found at GDC).
Cheryl is wearing OCJ jeans in OU, G Wear top in Oklahoma, Randolph Engineering Aviators
Kristi is wearing James Jeans Twiggy in Ginger, Original Retro Brand cropped burnout UT top, LeeLee Rox Texas hat
Daryn is wearing thvm jeans in Salt, Original Retro Brand OU dolman, necklace from Gameday Cloth
I am wearing James Jeans Twiggy in Moroccan Leaf, Original Retro Brand Hi/Lo Dolman in UT, necklace from Gameday Cloth
Beer from Estaminet Pils & Palm Beer, pizza from Coal Vines, music from Luke Betchner ... How could even think about missing this?
I, personally, am so excited for ACL this weekend! My wristband is registered, my fridge is stocked and my friends have arrived. The biggest question remaining - what to wear?
Check out our top styles for your upcoming ACL Festival weekend. We've got you covered head to toe. Seriously, I love fashion.
N is for Notre Dame's schedule. After this season, Notre Dame is sort of, kind of, in a way, joining the ACC. So longtime rivals like Michigan are getting dropped from the future schedules.
O is for Oregon. Who might have the best shot of ending the SEC's national title streak.
P is for Penn State. Penn State, Miami, Northwestern...these teams are having surprisingly good seasons.
Q is for Quarterback. Between Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd, Teddy Bridgewater, Bryce Petty, Marcus Mariota, Aaron Murray, AJ McCarron, we have one of the best quarterback groups in recent memory.
R is for Ralphie. The coolest on field animal mascot in college football.
S is for Stanford. If Oregon doesn't do it, the Cardinal might.
T is for The Eyes of Texas. Yes, it's a song that's sung after every longhorn game, but I'm reffing to the eyes across the state. And they are all on Mack Brown. Is this his last year? Will they rebound and win the Big XII? We'll all find out together.
U is for USC. The one in the east (University of South Carolina) may have the top pick and the draft and may play for the national title. The one in the west (University of Southern California) almost lost to Utah State last week and will be looking for a new coach in the off season.
V is for Virginia Tech's helmets against Georgia Tech. Do yourself a favor and see them here.
W is for Wofford. Wofford is the only team (through three games) to hold Baylor under 70 points in the Bears 69-3 victory.
X is for Xavier. Look, this is harder than you think ;)
Y is for Yell. Midnight yell, specifically. The Aggies drew their largest midnight yell crowd ever before the Alabama game. If you've never been, it's an experience that cannot be put into words.
* Opinions, all of them belong to Dustin
Let's face it, there are no exciting games this week. Auburn and LSU is intriguing, but shouldn't be much of a contest. Bet the house on the Tigers (I made that same joke last year. I'll probably make it next year. You've been warned). Stanford versus Arizona State might have some upset potential. I can hope that Texas A&M is looking past my alma mater and the Mustangs pull an upset, but that's not going to happen. I'll watch the Kansas State versus Texas game, but only because I'm a masochist and like counting missed tackles. Heck, ESPN's College Gameday is at a North Dakota State/Delaware game this week. Besides that, not much else to look forward to, so I'm going to skip talking about games and try the ABCs of Texas football. A-M this week, N-Z later on.
A is for Aggies. They may have lost the game of the (you pick your superlative) but they are saying all of the right things, about how they can still win the conference, etc.
B is for Baylor. I can't wait until these guys play some decent teams. Their offense is almost Oregonian at this point, averaging 69.5 points per game.
C is for conference play. It can't get here soon enough.
D is for Defense. If A&M IS going to challenge for an SEC title, they need their's to be better. They are giving up more yards per rush than UT is.
E is for ESPN. They control college football anyway. And, no, Aggies, Longhorns, Red Raiders, Sooners, etc, etc, etc, they aren't out to get you. They just aren't.
F is for Finebaum. Thanks to College Gameday, the nation is starting to become familiar what those in SEC country have known forever: he's annoying, he's a homer and he is the absolute authority on anything SEC.
G is for Garrett Gilbert. Keep trying buddy. We all believe in you.
H is for Heisman. Can Manziel win it again? He seems to be closer than some people want
I is for Interesting. I can't wait for conference play to start. I have no idea who is winning the Big XII, but it could be anyone of six teams. Same with the SEC. Who knows what conference SMU is in, but I'm sure there's a gaggle of teams behind Louisville awaiting their chance.
J is for Johnny. The reigning Heisman winner put on quite a show last week against Alabama. He made some incredible plays, a couple of mistakes, irritated the opposition and further endeared himself to the Aggie faithful.
K is for Kliff Kingsbury. He seems to have a handle on this head coaching thing.
L is for Loss. Another loss for SMU, UT, TCU and their fans are going to start getting restless (or more restless).
M is for Mack. Thanks for everything you've done for The University. You have been incredible. Maybe it's time to see what someone else can do.