Game Day Gussy Up

Is it possible to look fabulous during football season while waving a foam finger in the air?

Foam finger fail.

Fail at fabulousness.

Ever since I was a kid, wearing college colors for game day has been tradition.

Sporting my dad's college jersey. Yes. He was a football playing stud who also was a cheerleader.

Sporting my dad’s college jersey. Yes, he was a football playing stud who also was a cheerleader. Yes, he will sign an autograph for you.

Now that I’m an Iowa Hawkeye girl (that’s Big Ten Country for you non-sports folks – or anyone that has ever misidentified Iowa as the Potato State, addressed my beloved team as the Iowa Buckeyes or thought Kevin Costner lived there in a magic corn field of dreams) in a Nashville world, I always support my college alma mater while cheering hundreds of miles away.

Wearing my pride on my…





...and sweater.

…and sweater.

But why stop at typical fan wear that anyone can sport? If you’re really a team supporter you’ll be sure to accessorize your head to toe outfit.

Whole lotta Hawk.

With flags.

With rings.

With rings.

Gaudy earrings

With gaudy football earrings.

And let’s not forget the importance of matching our cocktails to our team of choice.


Appropriately holds one bottle of wine.

We live, breathe and sleep by our black and gold when it comes to college football season.

Taking it to the limits

Taking true fandom  fabulousness to the limits.

Not wanting anyone to feel left out, the twins are even adorned with adorable Hawkeye gear.

Miniature Herkys.

It’s all fun and football games with Prince B and Princess B.

Being a lady (I use that term loosely) that takes any chance to celebrate, today I’m all gussied up in my finest black and gold threads in honor of College Colors Day (it’s seriously a day supported by The Collegiate Licensing Company).

No, we're not Southern Missisippi.

A gal in need of a Hawkeye throne.

And I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t dress my nails up with matching gaudy polish.


Team colored talons.

As for a foam finger, I’ve made a minor substitution in order to keep my family’s moonshine touchdown tradition alive this season.

The end all, be all importance of game day.

Moonshine shots with every seven points scored.

Shots with every seven points scored.

Who needs a foam finger with Hawkeye moonshine?

Now go get your game day gussy up on!



28 thoughts on “Game Day Gussy Up

  1. SerachShiro says:

    🙂 Love all the photos and you guys are realtor fabulous Iowa fans, including your dad in that gorgeous black and gold home suit……..hahaha !

  2. HOW have the Hawkeyes’ not adopted/paid/hired you for every single FABULOUS outfit, accessory AND foam finger?!?! You put the stylish in football baby!

  3. Those twins are so awesomely cute. Your nails up close, are a little scary, but otherwise, you look fabulous. Happy Labor Day. 🙂

  4. markbialczak says:

    You looked even more fabulous than usual, CBXB, and the twinsies were rockin’ the Hawkeye tradition. I must say, I do not go as far, Terpwise nor Orangeappeals, as your dear dad. Man does the Hawks, wow!

    Week one tally: Hawkeyes 1-0, though closer than they should have been. Orange 1-0 though freaking lucky to be that way. Terps 1-0 in a yawner and happy to be in the Big Ten!

  5. Hope you have a terrific Labor Day weekend! Enjoy and have some fun. Sorry I have not been around in a while as I have had some family matters to attend to recently.

  6. Your dad’s outfits are amazingggg :). Have fun!

  7. JMC813 says:

    As a Stanford Cardinal Fan, you can bet I will be wearing Cardinal red and white this Saturday. Had not heard of College colors day, but I like it. Schools make a bit more merch money behind it I am sure. Here’s to your Hawkeyes and my Cardinal this season.

    • Hope you had reason to celebrate in your Cardinal colors this weekend! The Hawkeyes won but you know we would have celebrated anyway!

      • JMC813 says:

        My Cardinal won too. They did not have a very strong week one opponent and were barely able to squeak out a 45-0 win over my brothers and nieces alma mater in UC DAVIS. lol. Good to hear we both had reason to party.

      • Sounds like both of our teams are off to good starts. Let’s hope it stays that way…I need to shoot my moonshine with every touchdown, so fingers crossed the Hawks at least score once every game!

  8. Looks like you’ve bought enough merchandise to keep the alumni association from bugging you for donations!

    As a UCF Knight, I can appreciate your love of Black and Gold. I don’t care what the carolers say, football season is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

    • I love the way you think! I’m going to start singing It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year this weekend at a tailgate and see how it goes over.

      Stand by.

      And yes, I have collegiate merchandise coming out of my ears. But at least I can say I use it all!

  9. Your twins seriously need to have an agent and start modeling. They are adorable! (but so are you!)

  10. John says:

    Lol your dad is so cool! And you look great in the first photo!

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