One of the things I feel like I miss out on the most from living in New York is sports. Growing up, it was all Illini all the time. In college, it was all about Illinois, too. Then living in Chicago with all of my friends from U of I, plus the all of the Chitown pride for the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Cubs, I feel like my social calendar kind of revolved around sports games (or at least watching them at bars). Here in New York, not so much. I guess I’ve traded the tailgating & beer for bubbly & blogging.
Having been born bleeding orange & navy blue (my high school colors, too!), I’ve become quite accustomed to showing my pride through my closet. If something is cute and it’s orange, it’s pretty much a done deal. Same thing with anything that actually mixes orange and navy. It used to not be a problem because I had one million and one places to wear everything I bought. Whereas now, I keep buying these orange and blue pieces and really have no where to wear them! I was hoping I’d make it back to Illinois for a football game this fall, but unfortunately life and work got in the way. This is probably the first year of my life that I didn’t go to an Illini football game. #notexaggerating
So I decided to dress up in all of the orange & blue things that I’ve purchased this fall and just pretend I’m tailgating in Champaign.
Photos taken by Hallie Wilson