So I know Jessica Simpson (circa Tony Romo days) totally got ripped apart in the tabloids for wearing a nearly identical pair of jeans. But really, she was just ahead of her time, right? Or did I just commit a huge fashion faux pas?? To be honest, this is not my favorite outfit I’ve ever thrown together, but I really do love these jeans. They’re probably not ideal for shorties like me, and I probably shouldn’t have paired them with this chunky Zara sweater, which sort of overwhelms me and throws the whole look off balance (just too much frump), but this was my desperate attempt to get in the fall spirit, despite the fact that it was ~90 degrees and 2000% humidity when I shot this look a month ago. They’d look much cuter paired with a form fitting body suit….maybe something with a simple crew neck, or turtle neck, but instead, I just had to bust out this chunky sweater. Oh well, we live and we learn. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Speaking of learning. Boy did I learn a valuable lesson over the weekend. A few, actually. First, I learned that it’s wise to get more than 4 hours of sleep before your glam squad arrives at 8am sharp to prep you for an event (in this case, the Victory Cup Polo Tournament). Second, it’s also wise to try to sneak in some kinda breakfast during all the hustle and bustle of getting ready, and getting your sleep deprived butt out the door on time to go meet with your friends who are patiently waiting at their home across town, where you’ll all hop in an Uber and head to said event. Third, don’t bother with the free adult beverages, which are on the opposite side of the event grounds from the free food. Nope…..those tiny drink samples are totally not worth it. Instead, post up in line for the “free” lunch, OR just start getting your grub on early and pay as you go, so you won’t be ready for a nap at 4pm. I’m sure you can see where this day ended up. =\
We had a great time at the event, but when we went to our “VIP” section to partake in the included lunch, the line was waaaaay too long, so we decided to wait until it cleared (rather than standing in the blazing sun for several minutes). Unfortunately, by the time the line cleared, there was also no more food being served (ugh). Then we just never got around to eating and decided we would leave a bit early instead and go grab a bite somewhere, but by this point homegirl needed a fistful of french fries, and a nap in a bad way.
Oh, and can I also just mention that there’s zero cell phone service in the parking area of the Hyde Park Polo Farm? So when we were on our way out of the event and I had to use the restroom (which is a rather generous term for a port o’ john) and then couldn’t find our crew afterward, no amount of texting or calling helped to find them. Talk about frustrating. I ended up having to stand on the side of the main entrance road hoping that they would pass by me at some point. Thankfully that worked. But seriously…..nothing quite like standing on the side of a dirt road all dressed up with a giant fascinator on your head as droves of cars are filing out of an event, and you’re just hoping you don’t see anyone you know.
So yeah…..that was fun. It was my first Victory Cup experience, and while it actually was a great time (despite the frustrations I mentioned above), I feel like you kind of have to go once so you know how everything is run, and then you can really enjoy it the next time around when you have a better idea of what to expect.
At least my outfit looked cute ¯\_(ツ)_/¯