Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Outfit Needed for...Dodgeball Tournament?

Yes, the most random activity of my week is going to be attending a dodgeball tournament. I'm not even playing in it (if I were, the clothing choice would not be as difficult) - I'm merely a spectator. Dan's a middle school teacher and is playing in a dodgeball tournament to support one of his school's philanthropic efforts for an organization called H2O for Life. I will be playing the role of supportive wife in the stands.

So my outfit needs to be appropriate on many levels:
* meeting/hanging out with his co-workers

* appealing to middle school kids (I would like to be the cool wife of their favorite teacher)

* allows me to quickly move out of the way of errant rubber balls flying through the air

So I'm thinking some kind of variation on the classic, kid-friendly jeans + tee combo:







It's not the most fashion-forward outfit that I'll put on this week, but I think it's still a good reflection of my style. There's nothing worse than trying too hard with an outfit - especially around 7th grade girls. Because they will totally call you on it.

The clothes & photo credits:
Free Bird tee shirt, Old Navy.

Light wash wide leg jeans, also Old Navy.

Blazing yellow Converse sneakers, from Zappos.

5 comments:

  1. I love the yellow kicks. I actually own a pair too, and they always make me feel super cute. ;)

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  2. I think the outfits really cute, love the yellow shoes.

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  3. I think the outfit is very cute and sporty! The t-shirt is very sweet - I am totally loving the Old Navy tees this year. Hope you have (had) fun at the tournament! You will definitely be the cool wife of the cool teacher!!

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  4. Dan is a middle school teacher? Those kids are sooo lucky! There are very few male teachers and it's so important for children to have positive male role models. Thank you, Dan!!

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  5. It's amazing how tennis shoes in a cool color can make one feel really kicky. :)

    And speaking of Old Navy - I'm really happy with the clothes they have available right now. I didn't like much of their stuff for about a year; thrilled that they are back on the cuteness track!

    And Mim, I let Dan know what you said. He pulled an "awe schucks" routine. :)

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