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Sports Team Kimonos + Galentine's Giveaway

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Valentine's Day is a reminder to show love, not only to the important people in your life, but to yourself, too! I believe a little pampering goes a long way, so no matter what your relationship status, treat yourself to something sweet and enjoy a little downtime this Valentine's Day (and every day, to be honest!). I'll be relaxing (and watching the Olympics) in this gorgeous satin sports team kimono, which is so soft and smooth. Plus, I can't resist a little bling! It features my New York Giants team logo in crystals along with a colorful sash for a pop of color. This stylish kimono comes in a variety of NFL, NHL and NCAA teams, so it's a great gift for your sports-loving Valentine or Galentine!

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Giveaway Alert! I've teamed up with Fantopia to treat one lucky lady to a kimono in her favorite NFL, NHL or NCAA team (pending availability)! Enter today on my Instagram for your chance to win. The giveaway runs for one day only and I'll announce the winner by Friday, February 16!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my sports fan Galentines!


The Style Ref


Dip A Di Do Da — My, Oh, My, What a Wonderful Gameday! + Giveaway

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As I was flipping through a recent issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine (my mom has a subscription and passes them to me), an article headline caught my eye: "One of These Inventions Could Change Your Life." Ok,'ve got my attention. Let's see what you got. As I continued reading the article, I learned about this ingeniously simple product called Dip A Di Do Da. You know those store-bought containers of guac, salsa, hummus, etc. that are super convenient, but not that pretty? And you know how sometimes, you're having guests over, but have zero time to prepare and serve food, so it looks as good as it tastes? Ladies, the struggle is real, but now, the solution is actually really simple.

Thanks to Dip A Di Do Da bowls, you can quickly and easily dress up store-bought containers for gameday or any get together and make them party-ready in an instant. Available in 10 different colors and four patterns (think team colors!), the bowls each have a hole in the bottom for easy in, easy out — plus, no clean up! When you're done with your dip, just pop it out from the bottom of the bowl, replace the cover and put it back in the fridge.

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As I learned more about Dip A Di Do Da, I fell in love with the story behind the product. It was invented by two female entrepreneurs, Myrf Bowry and Leah Dodge, who are already successful co-founders of a design firm in Richmond, VA. Their idea for a simpler and more stylish solution to dressing up store-bought snacks and dips led them to HSN's American Dreams contest, where entrepreneurs can submit their product idea in hopes of being named the next great invention and becoming tomorrow's best sellers. Myrf and Leah's Dip A Di Do Da was not only a finalist, it WON the Customer's Choice Award! I love stories with happy, successful endings. Congrats, ladies!!! You can check out their HSN debut below.

Giveaway Alert! Since the Super Bowl is only a few weeks away, I bet you could use a set of Dip A Di Do Da bowls ASAP. I've teamed up with Myrf and Leah to give away a duo set OR any (2) bowls in your choice of colors, pending availability. Enter below and stay tuned — the winner will be announced Monday, January 22.

Having trouble viewing the giveaway form? Click here.

What do you think about this product? Would you use it? Leave me a comment and let me know! 


The Style Ref

*I received a set of Dip A Di Do Da bowls to review for this post. All opinions regarding this product are my own.


Sports Fan Style: Football Jersey + Skirt

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VS Pink Football Jersey (shop by school), Midi-Length Skirt, Block Heels, Hoop Earrings, Necklace (similar here)

A football jersey and jeans go together like beer and tailgating, so why mess with a classic combination? The question should really be why not?! I decided to experiment by pairing a jersey with something unexpected like a midi-length skirt (a skirt that hits between your ankle and knee). I picked this skirt specifically because of the lace-up detail at the waist because it resembles the laces on football pants. Since this outfit is a nod to my USF Bulls whose team colors are green and gold, I added metallic gold slingback block heels.

I have to admit I wasn't sure how all of this would look together, but I'm pretty impressed with the final outfit, so if you're looking for a way to dress up a jersey, try pairing it with a skirt you've already got in your closet and a pair of shoes with some height.

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Have you ever put your own creative spin on wearing a football jersey?


The Style Ref