Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Scene
Reason 999,999 to love Mr. Diabolina: He hearts fresh flowers. So today to kick off USC football season and the long weekend at home, he dragged me to the Flower Mart.

We used to go about once a month. Love it down there. The early morning hustle and bustle, the sea of colors, the intoxicating fragrances, the delish breakfast at neighboring Philippe's before we head home.

Thought these spiky orchids looked like Mr. D's hair. My mom calls it "sparky" instead of spiky.

Saw a lot of Cardinal and Gold flowers.

Took it as a good omen for today's game.

Had a bittersweet time watching the season opener today. Love that our quarterback looks strong and that we dominated. Wish that we had been able to go to Virginia and see it in person. Sigh.

After the game, Mr. D and I went for a run. We haven't done that in years. I took him on the course I've been doing since I was 15. Felt odd but wonderful sharing that with him.

Ended the day with a little Gossip Girl. Am officially old because I'm super into the parents' storylines. Especially that Rufus. Yum.

The Outfit
USC Trojans Henley
Marc by Marc Jacobs denim miniskirt

The Accessories
Claire's headband
Louis Vuitton earrings
Tory Burch flats
Marc Jacobs bag
Me&Ro necklace

The Grade

The Commentary

Got dressed in under five minutes this morning. At 8 am. Mr. Diabolina was already decked out in his cardinal and gold outfit. Ugh the pressure.

So I grabbed this henley and denim skirt in a sleepy haze. Added a few luxe accessories to glam it all up: my gold Me&Ro necklace, gold/cardinal Louis Vuitton earrings, gold Tory Burch flats, gold grommeted MJ bag.

Wore the headband again today. At one point during breakfast, I had to take it off because it's a bit headache inducing tight on my enormous head. Mr. D promptly came up with a new way to wear it ;)

Also added these Fashion District leopard print bangles by the end of the day. My desperate attempt to bring fashion to football.

Per usual, am nervous for football season. Casual/athletic dressing is not my forte. Always feel so dowdy. Plus I haven't bought any amazing SC gear in a while. At least I have two more weeks to plan before the first home game...

In the meantime, here are some greatest hits from the 2007 season


WendyB said...

I am not a sports gal. I respect you for trying to do it stylishly! Beautiful flower photos.

tam pham said...

pete carroll is the second hottest coach out there (after OU's very own Bob Stoops). I'm not biased or anything :-).

MissJordyPants said...

See, the Demon Deacons never dress down... even for football. The dress of choice for the guys - seersucker shorts, button down, tie, docksiders. For the girls - heels and sundresses. The dresses make the keg stands a bit tricky... but totally doable.

Sometimes I miss the South.

weezermonkey said...

Rufus = Hottest Dad Ever.

Jean Bean said...

I want to encourage all Trojans to get a yellow shirt for the games when the enemy is red. Maybe build your own polo on

Kate said...

Yay Trojans!

I know I've been quiet but I'm reading, noticing, caring.


Couture Carrie said...

Love this post! Fresh flowers are on of life's special treats :)

Looooooved GG as well, and I, like you, am into the parents' story lines!
Will you be watching 90210 tonight?

In answer to your quesry about the NY Times, I read the Thursday and Sunday Styles religiously; I was so excited when they expanded their once-a-week section to twice a couple years back!!


amber said...

what a fun way to start off the weekend!

we have so many afternoon games this season and our seats are on the sunny side of the rose bowl... i am in dire need of cute shorts, but of course, they are nowhere to be found. sigh.

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

fresh flowers make any day better!
Sorry I cant share the Trojan love, I'm a BRUIN!! :) :)

Juana said...

I need to go to an SC game with you one day. I miss the antics of an SC party... I'll even gear up for it. I still have my Friends and Neighbors shirt (1996, baby!!)

Lynn Tran said...

Loving it. Fight on!

Anonymous said...

I just know I am going to spot you around town sometime. My boyfriend and I are frequenters of the flower mart, as we live up the street in downtown. Love the colors and smells, and how cold they must keep the rooms!

mindy said...

Can't wait to see you at the tailgates French Vanilla! Let's go shopping soon for USC least before all the freshman take everything!

Kiss you and Frankenstein


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