Go Local for Game Day in Texas
Fall is officially here and in Texas that can only mean one thing, it's football season! No matter how you plan to watch the big game this weekend– tailgating outside of the stadium, on the big screen at your favorite bar or at an upscale watch party with your closest friends and family, we’ve put together a few festive fashions you can grab locally to support your team! And don't forget that fabulous party spread. We found some easy and delicious prepared snacks to keep your guests happy and nourished to cheer on their favorite team!
THE LOOK: TEAM PURPLE DRESS || HORNED FROG EARRINGS || HORNED FROG CLUTCH
THE DETAILS: This beautiful purple off-the-shoulder number from Spirit Dress has pockets, which is amazing for game days, was so light, flowy and comfortable. It doesn't cling where you don't want it to, making it perfect for those early season games. Because it's Texas and that heat likes to stick around! (Use code SSFW for 15% off your total order!) I accessorize with these NEW fabulous and light weight Horned Frog Earring available only through Lola + Lina! Make sure to jump on their wait list. These pretties will go fast! More schools are on the way so stay tuned. You can never go wrong grabbing your Brooke Wright Designs Horned Frog clutch to carry along all your touch up necessities. Throw your boots on for a Texas Tailgate or dress up with a wedge.
THE LOOK: HORNED FROG OTOMI SCARF || BAYLOR BEARS OTOMI SCARF || MAKUA COSMOS EARRINGS
THE DETAILS: Local artist Allison Castillo recently introduced her TCU Horned Frog Otomi scarves to us and they instantly became a hit! She is now expanding her collegiate line with the Baylor Bear style hitting the shelves this week! These scarves are so fun, light and versatile they will carry your look from those day games at the stadium into the evening out celebrating the big WIN! I finished my Baylor game day look off with these fabulous fringe earrings made with embroidered crystal beads from Lola + Lina.
THE LOOK: OLIVIA OFF THE SHOULDER TOP - PURPLE GINGHAM || OLIVIA OFF THE SHOULDER TOP - LONGHORN || OLIVIA DRESS - ORANGE GINGHAM || OLIVIA DRESS - BLUE GINGHAM || GAME DAY CLUTCHES || HORNED FROG HEAD WRAP || BURNT ORANGE FRINGE CLUTCH
THE DETAILS: Local watercolor artist Brook Wright of Brooke Wright Designs has a gorgeous line of whimsical yet sophisticated game day apparel and accessories. Find gingham prints in several team colors as well as playful patterns gear towards school mascots! She is excited to be adding more team designs to her line soon. Alex accessorized with a Horned frog Head wrap that could be worn in several different ways or tie on the handle of your hand bag for an additional pop of team pride. And Lola + Lina once again kicked our look up a notch and got our Longhorn fan ready to head out for a night on the town with this fabulous Burnt Orange Clutch!
THE LOOK: RIFF RAM TRIBLEND TEE || TAILGATE Y'ALL FOOTBALL TEE || RIFF RAM YOUTH FOOTBALL TEE || NIEBLA EARRINGS
THE DETAILS: Cowtown Made is excited to be launching the game day apparel collection! Cheer on your beloved Horned Frogs all year long with comfort and style in these super cozy triblend tees available in both vintage purple and gray. Find other team colors represented in the relaxed fit Tailgate Y'all football tee!
For a casual tailgate outfit, a little accessorizing goes a long way. Adding some statement earrings like these gorgeous red crystal beaded earrings from Lola + Lina and a colorful clutch immediately adds a little something extra to your look. To take your look into the cooler Fall months, tuck your tee into some cute skinny jeans with a structured blazer and a cute pair of suede booties!
CHEERS: PURPLE AGATE STEMLESS GLASSES || TCU COORDINATES TUMBLERS || TEAM COLOR AGATE BOTTLE STOPPERS || CUSTOM FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS || PAPER PARTY DECOR || SLIDERS || FRIED MAC & CHEESE || SHINER BOCK CHILI CORNBREAD CASSEROLE || MAPLE CHIPOTLE ROASTED NUTS || SALTED BROWN BUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS || CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COOKIE || SPARKLE SANDWICH COOKIE
THE DECOR: Whether you're popped up in the stadium parking lot or cozy at home by the fire with friends and family a beautiful tablescape is a necessity. We used two of Allison's Horned Frog Otomi Scarves to add color and soften our table and Lauren Scott of Thistle & Rose brought us the most gorgeous and whimsical floral arrangements to add a touch of elegance. As beautiful as these images are they just don't do those gorgeous blooms justice. She is one talented lady! We used BerryPom & James paper party goods on the table for a playful addition. We draped the purple and white Tissue Tassel Garland over the outdoor fireplace for a pop of color! Check out BerryPom & James for all of your game day party needs!
THE ACCESSORIES: Add a touch of glam to any cocktail or mocktail with On The Rocks Agate Glasses and cork that wine with their coordinating team color Wine Bottle Stoppers. And after that big WIN raise a glass to the Horned Frogs with these TCU Coordinate Double Old Fashion Glasses from Cowtown Made. These are the perfect vessel for a game day cocktail or just for every day use!
THE SPREAD: When it comes to watching a good match up even the fans need to stay well fed and hydrated! I often judge a great party by the food and drink served up and I will have to say these two local favorites did NOT disappoint!
Hurley House always has the most fabulous treats and eats, and those rice krispie treats y'all...the perfect pinch of salt added to every bite. Their purple and white sparkle cookies made with vanilla buttercream frosting blend perfectly with any team colored tablescape. Find these items in store or call to order for your game day party prep!
Let's talk about the savory side of the table. Eatzi's is thrilled to be offering a full football and tailgating menu to choose from throughout the season. We only selected a few but they were delicious!!! I will tell you that table spread was looking pretty skimpy by the time our day was over. YUM! The Eatzi's Football Menu is available at all locations Thursday through Monday and is offered all season long.
Eatzi's Football Menu: Assorted Sliders | Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip 7 Layer Dip |Chorizo Queso | Roasted Chile Hummus | Fried Mac & Cheese | Roasted Chile Pimento Cheese | Roasted Chile Salsa | Shiner Bock Chili | Pan Seared Wings | Fried Chicken Wings | Buffalo Wings | Habanero Garlic Wings | Shiner Bock Chili Cornbread Casserole | Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip | Meat Lovers Pizza
The Finishing Touches
HAIR & MAKEUP: Becca Ashmon and her crazy talented crew at BA|Beauty made us all feel extra pretty for our game day shoot. They are so skilled and professional and kept everyone looking fresh and fabulous promptly for go-time. And as a girl with eye brow issues they gave me beautiful color and arches. That was a HUGE bonus for me personally! I can't recommend them enough for your next night out or special event!
PHOTOGRAPHY: There isn't too much I have to say about the unbelievably talented Jennifer Murray of Jennifer Murray Photography because her gorgeous work speaks for itself! Aside from her amazing eye and and artistic use of lighting to capture beautiful shots she is so patient and has a wonderfully gentle spirit. She is a calm in the midst of what can often be a chaotic time. I highly recommend her for your next wedding, senior session or maternity or family session!
AIRBRUSH TANNING: Liz Nelson of Gorgeous Glow Mobile Airbrush Tans is so great at her profession! I have never been an airbrush girl but this pasty redhead is officially hooked! Y'all have to give her services a try. She has a mobile tanning booth and will set up at your home or any event/party for a group session. Her tans look so natural and beautiful you will love it, especially with winter months upon us! Call her for your next special event or wedding.
GO TEAM: COLLEGIATE PARTY CUPS || TEAM COLOR PAPER PARTY DECOR
SPECIAL THANKS!!! Thank you so much to the wonderful and gracious Shauna Glenn for opening up her stunning home to us for this fun day! If you aren't already following Shauna find her on Instagram or check out her blog for more interior inspiration!
Ok y'all that was a LOT of game day goodness all in one post! So what's next?! A fabulous giveaway of course! Comment below with how many local businesses took part in our fun game day photo shoot and the team you are rooting for this season and your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN a game day tee and party cups of your choice from Cowtown Made. Let's get this party started!