Friday, February 27, 2015

Celebrate Your Sports Team's Cinderella Story


Disney's upcoming release of the live-action movie, Cinderella, has everyone feeling like a kid again. While the classic story is about romance and destiny between a unlikely pair, the legend of Cinderella can be found in an equally unlikely arena -- sports. Instances when teams achieve an unexpected level of success are referred to as "Cinderella stories" and this phenomenon is one of the most exciting things about sports. As the story goes, anyone can have a fairy tale ending.

There are numerous Cinderella stories throughout sports history and if your favorite team has been lucky enough to have one, now is the perfect time to celebrate it! Capture some of that eternal magic with items fit for a modern-day Cinderella sports fan:


Cinderella Story: 
The 2004 Boston Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series
drought (aka Curse of the Bambino).


Boston Red Sox MLB Sparkle Hat
Boston Red Sox MLB Sparkle Hat


Cinderella Story:
The 2007 Boise State Broncos came out of nowhere and
defeated the highly favored Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl.


Boise State Broncos NCAA Gameday Flats
Boise State Broncos NCAA Gameday Flats


Cinderella Story:
Quarterback Joe Namath led the 1968 New York Jets to a
shocking victory in Super Bowl III.


New York Jets NFL Princess Tiara & Wand Set
New York Jets NFL Princess Tiara & Wand Set


Cinderella Story: 
Although the 1995 Houston Rockets had just come off a championship
and eventually earned their second consecutive title, they were the struggling underdog all season.


Houston Rockets NBA Heart Watch
Houston Rockets NBA Heart Watch


Cinderella Story:
The 2012 Los Angeles Kings are the first eighth seed
 in a conference to win a Stanley Cup in NHL history.


Los Angeles Kings NFL High Heel Shoe Bottle Opener
Los Angeles Kings NHL
High Heel Shoe Bottle Opener


What's your favorite Cinderella story for a sports team?

XO,

The Style Ref

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In My Gameday Bag: Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss™ Lipstick


On gameday, your lips do overtime between talking, cheering, gasping, munching and sipping. Plus, you never know when you might need to pucker up for the kiss cam! The perfect lip solution is equal parts pretty and protecting, which is why Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss™ Lipstick now has a permanent spot in my gameday bag. Here's why:


Almay lipstick
Pictured shade is Pink - Light/Medium.


I recently discovered this product on a routine trip to my local CVS and was intrigued by the concept of 12 different shades coordinated to go with light, light/medium and medium skin tones. I own so many forgotten lipsticks that I thought would be a completely different color when I chose them in the store, so this makes choosing the right nude, red or pink lipstick a no-brainer. Once applied, the color is true and vibrant without being so intense that you need a mirror to apply it correctly. It also goes on smooth and glossy, and leaves your lips feeling nourished for hours.

Once I bought one, I couldn't stop and now I have an entire collection! Since my skin tone is in between light and medium, I chose both light and light/medium shades in a variety of colors, including neutrals and brights. I love this lipstick because it gives you a hint of glamour and long-lasting moisturization for a naturally gorgeous look that's perfect for gameday or every day.


Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick
The colors I purchased (from left to right): Berry - Light, Pink - Light/Medium,
Red - Light, Pink - Light, Nude - Light/Medium.


Gameday essentials for sports fans
Pictured wearing Pink - Light/Medium.


Have you tried Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss™ Lipstick?

XO,

The Style Ref

*I purchased this product independently; Almay had no involvement in the creation of this post. All opinions regarding this product are my own.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Treats for Your Sports Fan Sweetheart


The way to a sports fan's heart is through his or her stomach, so if you're racking your brain for something extra special to do for your sweetie this Valentine's Day, whip up a sports-themed treat! Check out these fun, easy recipes and surprise your favorite sports fan with something sweet to eat.


Basketball Cake Recipe
Basketball Cake Recipe


Football Brownie Recipe
Football Brownie Recipe


Sports Dipped Strawberries
Sports Dipped Strawberries Recipe


Home Run Cupcakes Recipe
Home Run Cupcakes Recipe


Soccer Cookies Recipe
Soccer Cookies Recipe


Tennis Ball Cake Pops Recipe
Tennis Ball Cake Pops Recipe


Golf  Course Cupcakes Recipe
Golf Course Cupcakes Recipe


Hockey Puck Cakes Recipe
Hockey Puck Cakes Recipe


Football Oreo Truffles Recipe
Football Oreo Truffles Recipe


Which sweet treat would you make for your Valentine?

XO,

The Style Ref

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Heart-Inspired Gifts for Sports Fans


Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and for all the fuss we make over what to give our loved ones, you can't go wrong with something from the heart -- or in the shape of a heart or covered in hearts or... you get the point. These gift ideas celebrate your favorite female fan's love of the game and best of all, remind her that you care all year long.


Valentine's Day gifts for sports fans

Earrings   |   Phone Case   |   Glasses   |   Baseball Tee
Mug   |   Keychain 


Which of these gifts would you like to receive on Valentine's Day?

XO,

The Style Ref

Monday, February 2, 2015

Just the Highlights: Super Bowl XLIX Fashion


It's a huge understatement to say there was a lot to take in at Super Bowl XLIX. Besides what happened on the field, there was a whole lot to look at off the field, so in case you were too distracted by the dancing sharks, check out my fashion highlights from the NFL's biggest night.


Katy Perry's Halftime Show = Good Call
Katy Perry's Press Conference Outfit = Bad Call

Katy Perry
via NY Daily News


Kurt Warner's amethyst suit = Good Call

Kurt Warner Super Bowl
via Zimbio


Mark Wahlberg's swagger = Good Call

Mark Wahlberg Super Bowl
via Zimbio


Gisele's Patriots style = Good Call

Gisele Bundchen Super Bowl
via Instagram


John  Harbaugh in a suit = Good Call

John Harbaugh Super Bowl
via Twitter


Britney Spears dressed like a normal person = Bad Call

Britney Spears Super Bowl
via NY Daily News


Kids in dad's jersey = Good Call

Tom Brady's kids Super Bowl
via Page Six
 
 
Chris Evans and Chris Pratt smack talking IRL = Good Call

Chris Evans and Chris Pratt
via Twitter


What was your Super Bowl fashion highlight?

XO,

The Style Ref