Homecoming 2011

I’ve slowly been coming to terms with the fact that I’m an alum this fall (here and here), but going down to Champaign this past weekend for Homecoming kind of made it sink in. Boy do I feel OLD!

I had such a blast this weekend though! The football game was insane! We ended up beating Northwestern 38-35 with a few seconds left. (And now the Illini are 5-0. NBD.) If you’re from around Chicago, I’m sure you’ve seen the Northwestern billboards that read “Chicago’s Big Ten Team.” Well, if you’re an Illini fan, this kind of irks you. After we won, the scoreboard read “The state of Illinois’ Big Ten Team” and they played “Sweet Home Chicago” over the speakers. Sorry, I’m not sorry Northwestern. :)

Anywho, there were lots of hours spent at Firehaus (my former place of employment and favorite bar on campus) with all of my best friends from college. No complaints there! Tailgating with my former business fraternity was also a ton of fun. Just an awesome weekend overall!

Oh, and as if graduating from college wasn’t bad enough, I went back home on Sunday to help my youngest brother with his college applications. Nail in the coffin. Might as well put myself on a nursing home waiting list now.

Gameday Outfit Deets:
Sweater: J.Crew
Shirt: J.Crew
Jeans: Paige (FYI- I have three pairs of this exact jean. Didn’t want you to think I wear the same pair of pants every day of the week.)
Boots: Sam Edelman (also here)
Square Bangle: Forever 21 (similar) (another similar bangle)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar face) (similar band)
Ring: Kate Spade

(Photog: Mom)

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  1. 10.4.11
    soanthro commented:

    This outfit is too adorable, love that orange color for fall!! I am so jealous of your Homecoming– my alma mater has an alumni weekend that’s way more about making business connections than having fun like normal Homecomings haha.

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Awww… you just need to make your own fun! :)

  2. 10.4.11

    LOVE that orange sweater…so cute! Sounds like you had a blast…love close fb games!

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun!

  3. 10.4.11
    pearlsandtwirls commented:

    Love your orange sweater! I graduated from Tennessee and am always on the hunt for good orange pieces…they seem to be everywhere this fall and I love it! I’ll be posting my first gameday post after this upcoming weekend and I’m so excited! You’ll have to check it out! :)

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Can’t wait to see it! And don’t you LOVE when orange is everywhere certain season? I stock up on orange pieces! :)

  4. 10.4.11
    Real Girl Glam commented:

    Love this look of the white button down under the orange sweater. Tailgating or not, this is a great look!

  5. 10.4.11
    Mary commented:

    You are so funny! Congrats on the win.
    You were dressed to perfection!


  6. 10.5.11
    VanC commented:

    Gorgeous color on you. Pairing the long sleeves under a short sleeve sweater looks great. I love the whole look–it’s so fall and a great outfit for tailgating! (found you on Mel’s blogging for Breast Cancer Awearness)

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you so much for stopping by!! :)

  7. 10.5.11

    That color looks so perfect on you! I’m 2 years out of school and I still can’t believe it sometimes haha.

    <3 Rachel
    dress ups and mess ups

    • 10.31.11
      Jessica commented:

      I have a feeling I will be the same way!

  8. 10.11.11
    Amy Peek Beach commented:

    I love this whole outfit! Adorable!!