I have a few big sporting events coming up. As you may have heard, my Cubs are in the playoffs. Also, I am roadtripping to see my Missouri Tigers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln. Obviously, I need to be dressed well, whether I’m sitting in the last row of Memorial Stadium — yes, my seats are in the last row — or on my couch, stressing through a Cubs game. Join me to shop after the jump.
I have curly hair that can get big. Humidity is not my friend. Headbands are. Because my hair is so thick, I also need the hard headbands, as the soft ones slip right off my head. Enter Meagan, my hair’s new best friend. She handmakes headbands with different collegiate and pro teams’ fabric and sells them on eBay. How cute are these?
I used to have a rule — don’t buy divisional or league championship gear. Only buy the gear if your team wins it all. Then last year, the Cubs won the Central and had awesome locker room caps, so I caved. I bought one. See, they are adorable, right?
They were promptly swept out of the playoffs. I’m not taking any chances this year. Instead, I bought a long-sleeve, royal blue Cubs shirt that was on sale at MLB.com.
I like to add a little flair to my cheering ensembles. Necklaces look funny on me, so I usually go for earrings:
The reflection obscures it, but those are Missouri Tiger heads, and I love them. Also on eBay, you can find stuff from most college teams.
Finally, the thing that will complete my look for the Missouri game was not a recent buy. In fact, I didn’t pay for it at all. It is a button that I received while a student at Mizzou. Boone County Bank distributed buttons before every Tiger football game, and they generally had cheesy phrases on them, like “Okla-go-homa.” This button, however, was not cheesy. It was succinct, clear and had a true voice to it.
I have a bag of buttons like this, but none are more cherished than “Husk This!” (Though “Tigers Ride Buffalo Hide” is a favorite.)