Game Day Style: Turning The Security Line Into A Runway

No one likes waiting in long lines and sporting events are notorious for them, especially when thousands of fans are moving at a snail’s pace to enter a stadium before a game.

There’s a good reason for that  — heightened security, which includes stadium officials checking the insides of purses and backpacks. While that’s a comfort for fans, the human logjam can also create quite an inconvenience. For Deni Sciano, an avid sports fan stuck in line for hours when a playoff game started, it created an opportunity to speed up the security process— as well as a stylish new way for women to show support for their favorite teams.

Sciano’s clear handbags, called the Game Day Clear Collection (www.scoregamedaybag.com), are her solution. These sporty purses of passion and fashion meet stadium security requirements for NFL, NCAA, and high school stadiums, allow for a much quicker security look and are available in all major and college team colors.

Key features of the Game Day Clear Collection handbags are:

* Machine-stitched seams — not heat-sealed — for strength and durability.

* A sturdy, 45-inch cross-body chain and D-RIngs on either side for dangles and keys.

* The bags are garnished with rhinestones and featuring Sciano’s signature style that blends polka dots with team colors.

* A matching, slim interior-privacy pouch for sunglasses and credit cards, along with the convenience of a clear event-ticket pocket for quick scanning at the event.

*Quality metal hardware on every bag, which is built to last by being crafted with the thickest polyurethane.

World Series Styles from DOONEY & BOURKE: Rep Your Team During The World Series

From catching the game on television to rooting for the home team in the stands, rep your team with one of the newest Dooney & Bourke Red Sox or Dodgers styles including:
  • Heritage Leather Milly Crossbody
  • Pebble Leather Medium Murphy Backpack
  • Pebble Leather Ginger Crossbody
  • Pebble Leather Small Lexington Tote
  • Leather Credit Card Billfold
  • and much more!!
All Dooney & Bourke Red Sox + Dodgers styles are available at Dooney.com and both stadium stores.

#GameDay Fashion – Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series Adds New Schools and Women’s Styles

Tommy Bahama announces the expansion of the highly successful Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series for the 2018 season. The new collection includes over 70 of the top universities across the country, as well as the addition of women’s styles. Designed to appeal to students, alumni, and multigenerational families, the Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series features university logoed polo shirts, camp shirts, half-zip pullovers and full-zip jackets in college colors. The success of the collaboration and its expansion into additional schools and women’s product is due to the combination of high-quality Tommy Bahama product and signature styles along with the appeal of the aloha spirit and school pride offered in this truly unique collection. Additional schools will be added throughout the year.

“The response to the Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series has been amazing and it just keeps growing,” says Doug Wood, CEO of Tommy Bahama. “The opportunity to expand our upscale fan apparel to women and even more colleges shows a real desire for quality product that can be worn beyond game day.”

The Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series features some of the brand’s signature styles in a range of college colors and details, each embroidered with the school’s logo. New this season is the women’s collection, featuring flattering new styles: the Floral Victory Tee, a fun casual knit shirt in a fading floral print and university logo to show your school pride; the Sea Glass Breezer, a sleeveless button down that provides a fresh look; and the Winning Streak Full-Zip, a long sleeve zip front jacket that makes it easy to show support for your favorite college.

In addition to the new styles offered for women, the men’s selection continues to grow as well to provide the signature island spirit and great Tommy Bahama quality. The men’s styles now include the Parque Polo, a festive tropical print polo shirt with university logo and the Polo Rico, a horizontal striped polo shirt in school colors with a logo on the left chest. The camp shirt options have now expanded to include the Fuego Floral, a rich floral print rendered in college colors as well as the Hula Oasis, a classic solid camp shirt in school colors with the logo on the left chest. As the weather cools down, the Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series will keep you warm with the new Firewall Core Half-Zip, a sleek grey knit with university logo perfect to root for your team while staying warm and the Full-Zip Scoreboard Jacket in a performance knit fabric. Lastly, the Pacific Check is a long sleeve button down shirt with a team logo that shows your school support far beyond game day.

The Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series was developed in conjunction with licensing partners IMG College Licensing, LLC, Fermata Partners, Learfield Licensing Partners and 289c Apparel, Ltd. The collection will be available at tommybahama.com, select Tommy Bahama stores, Follett Higher Education bookstores, Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Alumni Hall, Fanatics.com, and select college bookstores and fan shops stores across the country. Suggested retail prices range from $110-$175 for men’s and $80-$110 for women’s.

The schools included in the Tommy Bahama Collegiate Series for 2018 are:

  1. Arizona State University
  2. Auburn University
  3. Baylor University
  4. Boise State University
  5. Brown University
  6. Clemson University
  7. East Carolina University
  8. East Tennessee State University
  9. Florida State University
  10. Fresno State University
  11. Gonzaga University
  12. Iowa State University
  13. Kansas State University
  14. Louisiana State University
  15. Marquette University
  16. Michigan State University
  17. Mississippi State University
  18. New York University
  19. North Carolina State University
  20. Oklahoma State University
  21. Purdue University
  22. Stanford University
  23. Southern Methodist University
  24. Syracuse University
  25. Texas A&M University
  26. Texas Christian University
  27. Texas Tech University
  28. The Ohio State University
  29. The Pennsylvania State University
  30. United States Military Academy
  31. United States Naval Academy
  32. University of Alabama
  33. University of Arizona
  34. University of Arkansas
  35. University of California, Berkeley
  36. University of California, Irvine
  37. University of California, Los Angeles
  38. University of Central Florida
  39. University of Florida
  40. University of Georgia
  41. University of Hawaii
  42. University of Iowa
  43. University of Kansas
  44. University of Louisville
  45. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  46. University of Memphis
  47. University of Miami
  48. University of Michigan
  49. University of Minnesota
  50. University of Mississippi
  51. University of Missouri
  52. University of Montana
  53. University of Nebraska
  54. University of Notre Dame
  55. University of Oklahoma
  56. University of Oregon
  57. University of Southern California
  58. University of South Carolina
  59. University of South Florida
  60. University of Tennessee
  61. University of Texas
  62. University of Washington
  63. University of Wisconsin
  64. Vanderbilt University
  65. Villanova University
  66. Virginia Tech
  67. Wichita State University
  68. Wake Forest University
  69. Washington State University
  70. West Virginia University
  71. Xavier University

 

Gifts for the Sports Fan in your life: DOONEY & BOURKE Gift Selection

We know how fanatical sports fans are!  Here’s perfect gifts…

This holiday season, DOONEY & BOURKE has the best selection of gifts for every type of sports fan –  NFL, MLB to the fan looking to support their alma mater.

The newest styles from the  DOONEY & BOURKE’S NFL COLLECTION include the leather heritage accessories, crafted with luxury leathers and finished with your favorite NFL team logo, the new collection exudes classic, all-American style, with styles like the NFL Leather Leisure Shopper ($428)NFL Leather Lily Bucket ($398)NFL North South Triple Zip Crossbody ($198) and NFL Leather Credit Card Billfold ($78).

Additionally the MLB COLLECTION includes new WORLD SERIES styles for the Houston Astros ranging from the MLB Astros World Series Nylon Large Slim Wristlet ($88) and MLB Astros World Series Leather Credit Card Billfold ($98), to the MLB Astros World Series Leather North South Triple Zip ($218) and MLB Astros World Series Leather Leisure Shopper ($448).

The COLLEGIATE COLLECTION includes bags and accessories for over 40 schools across the country including the new NCAA Leather Zip Around Phone Wristlet ($148), the new NCAA Weekender ($398), the new NCAA Foldover Crossbody ($158) and the NCAA Richmond Tote ($248).

All collections from DOONEY & BOURKE are available online at Dooney.com, as well as Fanatics.com.

Magic City Fashion Week 2017 – Streetstyle Thursday and Macy’s Brookwood

For those that may not know, Magic City Classic is one of the largest HBCU football games celebrated in the south.  It’s the tailgating rivalry between students (and alumni) from Alabama A&M and Alabama State University.

In connection to the tradition, Daniel Grier and Derek De Anre launched Magic City Fashion Week 2017 to recognize the Birmingham fashion community.  MCFW showcased the artistic efforts of designers throughout the week of October 24-28, 2017.

Last night featured Streetstyle Thursday at Macy’s Brookwood in the IMPULSE Department. Christine Lee from Sober Culture served as the host along with runway styling from Magic City Fashion Week Team members Emma Ford, Portia Nichole, and Aliscia Marie.

Free People, Kensi, Rachel Roy, and Jay Walker were the highlighted designers worn by models. The fashion show was amazing and proceeds/donations supported the Birmingham Aids Outreach Organization.

Tailgating and Visiting The Westin Hotel

Last weekend I took a road trip to my collegiate Homecoming celebration.  I’m a traditional girl and returning as Alumni was a big accomplishment.

Aside from viewing the football game, I enjoyed Tailgating because it’s one big party filled with music, food, and a lot of fun!

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My attire for the Tailgate was a crop top, high-waisted jeans, and sorority clutch. I selected a pair of heels for height but any true fashion girl has a set of flats nearby.  We also stayed at The Westin Huntsville and I delighted in the view and room service.

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Homecoming was an awesome event and I had a blast catching up with old friends!  Don’t forget to visit my IG account @kwest1908 to view more photos.

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SHOLDIT Infinity Scarf and Clutch Wrap Purse

There’s nothing better than wearing a fashionable accessory that’s also functional.  With the cold weather approaching, we are taking our scarves out of storage and wearing them (in the mornings) to keep us warm.

And let’s not forget that it’s football season and female football fans are coming up shorthanded on ways to carry their essentials on game day. Your choices are limited to a clear plastic sack (ew) or try to shove everything you need into your pockets.

With the SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap purse, you can go hands-free all game and still have all of your essentials close at hand. SHOLDIT is a traditional infinity scarf with a big secret: it contains a hidden zipper pocket perfectly sized to carry all of your game-day essentials on the sly. Even better, you don’t have to worry about setting your valuables down on the grimy stadium floors.

 

Whether you’re a Patriots fan…

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A Vikings fan…

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Or a Broncos fan…

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SHOLDIT has got your style AND your belongings covered for game day this football season. $29+, available at sholdit.com