Five Year Anniversary

It’s my five year blogiversary!  I can’t believe it’s been this long!  I have so enjoyed sharing many milestones with you.  A move, a new baby, a fixer upper and all of the ups and downs in between!

Five Years

Five Years

While the styles have changed since I first started blogging, my commitment to bringing you affordable, real mom style, sharing in my parenting sagas, showing you updates on my house and in the fixer upper, and whatever crazy project idea I have next has not.  Thank you for sticking through with me through long periods of craziness- summers and juggling a new baby with three others, beginning new writing venues, etc.

I love sharing my life with you and I hope to keep my readers stylish- even from the sticks!

Fall Sports Series- Soccer

Here’s my last fall sports look- soccer.  Soccer can be just as cold as football, maybe wet and miserable.  Or it can be absolutely perfect.  Come prepared.  Many times once you’re on the soccer fields, you are chillier than you are normally.  Lots of layers with this look, including a team color jacket and tshirt.  The terrain is often times rough so tennies are helpful.  It could also be buggy- keep that in mind when choosing what to cover up in.  I also included a hat to keep out the sun or rain.  And don’t forget your chair!

I hope you enjoyed some fall sports looks.  Just because it’s a sporting event doesn’t mean you need to look like you’re one of the players!  Wear something a little out of the “school spirit” box!

Fall Sports Series- Soccer

 

Fall Sports Series- Soccer by stylefromthesticks featuring blue jeans

Cole Haan red coat
nordstrom.com

White House Black Market blue jeans
whitehouseblackmarket.com

Propét dog shoes
shoemall.com

Fall Sports Series- Football

Football season can get a little…chilly.  So it’s best to be prepared.  This outfit has lots of layers for watching your player in even the worse conditions.  Here I’ve paired a team winter coat with a cape in your school colors. Remember that anything in your teams colors works as spirit clothes!  (Did you notice the maroon jeans?) The two combined work just like a blanket and yet so much more stylish than actually having to wear the blanket.  Don’t forget warm gloves and a cute hat.  You’re going to need it!  And this look also has some cute little boots with fringe!  Cute and functional.  Tomorrow, soccer!!Fall Sports Series- Football

 

Fall Sports Series- Football by stylefromthesticks featuring black heel booties

Paige Denim stretch denim jeans
$295 - harrods.com

Halogen cashmere hat
nordstrom.com

Fall Sports Series- Volleyball

The great thing about volleyball is… it’s indoors!  So if it’s hot or cold or raining, no worries.  And there are no bugs!  Here’s an outfit with a few layers incase you go from hot to cold in the gym.  Take your simple school shirt and add a fun little duster in your school’s colors.  Add a little interest with a fun headband and toss the tennies!  Add a little more sass by wearing a pair of cute booties!Fall Sports Series- Volleyball

 

Fall Sports Series- Volleyball by stylefromthesticks featuring bootie boots

White House Black Market red top
whitehouseblackmarket.com

Dorothy Perkins stretch jeans
dorothyperkins.com

Sole Society bootie boots
solesociety.com

Stud earrings
$10 - rosmari-jewellery.co.uk

Turban headband
etsy.com

Fall Sports Series- Cross Country

After recently celebrating homecoming, it had me in the mood to do another round of “what to wear to my child’s sporting event” for fall sports.  I’ve put together a series for all the fall sports I could think of and while some of them are your traditional “school pride” shirt, not all of them are what you would expect.
Try to think outside the box as much as possible.  Just because it is a sporting event doesn’t mean you have to scream frump or dress like your mom (unless of course your mother is fashionable).
This outfit is for cross country.  And it’s as close to basic as I’m going to go.  But for this sport, you might be running across a golf course or a field to see your star runner.  So comfy but cute sneakers are a must.  These little trainers by New Balance are everywhere this season.  They come in lots of different colors too.  Who knows what kind of weather you’ll encounter so have on some layers, including something to keep your ears warm.
For another look, stop back tomorrow!Fall Sports Series- Cross Country

 

Fall Sports Series- Cross Country by stylefromthesticks featuring a cotton throw blanket

Blue 84 blue hoodie
ladyfanatics.com

New Balance pink shoes
$82 - selfridges.com

Bow headband
$4.69 - newchic.com

Athleticwear- Rainy Day

We’ve been getting a bunch of this lately and there might be more in the forecast.  Here’s what to wear to stay dry, not be miserable and also not look like a drowned rat!  Well, as best as you can anyway…
Athleticwear- Rainy Day

 

Athleticwear- Rainy Day by stylefromthesticks featuring vintage style home decor

BDG coat
urbanoutfitters.com

Under Armour track pants
lordandtaylor.com

NIKE sun visor
$21 - nordstrom.com

Athleticwear- Chilly Day

Athleticwear- Chilly Day

Athleticwear- Chilly Day by stylefromthesticks featuring Franklin

We all find ourselves chilled to the bone on a sideline sporting event at some point in our lives. Here is an outfit idea to keep the chill on the outside!


NIKE blue hoody
macys.com

Ribbed shirt
$2.58 - boohoo.com

Adidas athletic sportswear
$65 - zeeandco.co.uk

Skechers black high top shoes
infinityshoes.com

The north face beanie
moosejaw.com

Franklin home decor
jcpenney.com

Athleticwear-Hot Day

I’m not going to lie, every time I leave the house in exercise clothes, I feel like I’m leaving in my pajamas. I just feel like I’m half dressed!

This fall, I am helping coach my daughter’s soccer team and I am dressed far more often in athletic clothes than I normally am and I find myself out of my comfort zone. I know that for most of you, this IS your comfort zone!

It has me reevaluating what I have in my closet to coach in.

Here is one outfit that I’ve put together for coaching gear:

Athleticwear-Hot Day

 

Athleticwear-Hot Day by stylefromthesticks featuring a purple jersey

Adidas white hat
pacsun.com

Transition to Fall- Off the Shoulder Top

Transition to Fall- Off the Shoulder Top

The off the shoulder or cold shoulder look isn’t going anywhere. Which is good news for those of us with some in the closet. And these lace up flats are EVERYWHERE! Cute and functional.

I hope there was a look for you in this transitional collection!

Transition to Fall- Off the Shoulder Top by stylefromthesticks featuring aviator glasses



Victoria s Secret ribbed tee

$42 - victoriassecret.com

White House Black Market ripped jeans

whitehouseblackmarket.com

Material Girl lace up flat

macys.com

Boohoo stackable ring

boohoo.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs aviator glasses

$38 - neimanmarcus.com

Transition to Fall- Black Blazer

Transition to Fall- Black Blazer

Don’t worry about casual Friday, I’ve got a great outfit for you.  Wear your jeans and top them with a great black blazer.  And to make it a perfect fall outfit, top the blazer with a statement blanket scarf.  Don’t forget some sophisticated jewelry and a very “it” bag right now, the bucket bag.   Throw in a little fringe bootie just for sass.  Great for work!

Transition to Fall- Black Blazer by stylefromthesticks featuring black boots

Sam Edelman black boots
lordandtaylor.com

Earring jewelry
$4.08 - yoins.com

Lands End mens jacket
landsend.com

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