Hey y’all- I realize blog posts have been sparse this past week. It is a lot balancing blogging with a full-time job, social & personal life, and now my Beautycounter business. Sometimes I have to step back, realize I can’t do everything, and give myself grace. This past Wednesday I felt exhausted, so I came home from work, took a nap, and went to bed early. As much as I strive for excellence with this blog, my physical and mental health come first. Anyways, another reason I haven’t had as much time to devote to the blog this past week is last Tuesday night I went to a Durham Bulls baseball game with my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) Class. It was unseasonably cool for a mid-May night in the South, so I had to get a little creative with what I wore. So today I’m sharing some styling inspiration regarding what to wear to a chilly baseball game.
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When the weather doesn’t match the calendar
Once I’ve gotten used to wearing my sundresses and shorts, it’s hard to go back to wearing Sherpa pullovers, scarves, and boots. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those things. Just not in mid-May. The daytime high was 70 this past Tuesday. This is lower than average for mid-May in central NC, but still pleasant. However, the baseball game didn’t start until 7:00, and my weather app showed temperatures dropping down to 58-60 degrees during the game.
Now if it had been in the low to mid 50’s during the entire game, I would have broken out one of my Sherpa pullovers. However, since it wasn’t going to be quite that cold, I put together an ensemble that provided some additional warmth but still provided touches of spring.
Lilly and Seersucker
I would have frozen if I had worn Lilly Pulitzer shorts or a seersucker skirt to the Bulls game. However, I incorporated both Lilly and seersucker into my outfit. I wore Lilly Pulitzer capris, and my Lauren James Seersucker lined jacket. It’s technically a raincoat, but I bought it with the intention of wearing it as a spring jacket when I needed an extra layer. The baseball game last Tuesday was definitely one of those occasions! You can shop my rain jacket here. In addition, save 15% with code “PINEAPPLE15.” I wore a Gap cardigan and a J.Crew ruffle tank top underneath my jacket. My J.Crew tank is nine years old, but I found this one with a ruffle detail currently available from J.Crew.
My Lilly capris are actually a hand-me-down from my best friend’s sister, and I’ve had them for nine years. They are actually the one piece of “white tag” Lilly clothing I own. However, you can recreate this look with these printed pants currently on the Lilly site.
Shoes & Accessories
On account of the unseasonably chilly evening, I opted for closed toe shoes rather than my Jack Rogers sandals. My tan Tory Burch flats fit the bill. My Kate Spade lemon pendant I bought on sale five years ago added another touch of spring to this outfit, and my new Tory Burch nylon crossbody was the perfect lightweight bag to take to a baseball game. I wore my Allie Marie gold bar drop earrings as well.
In addition, I wore my new Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick in “First Date.” I’m seriously turning into such a lipstick junkie!
Never too cold for ice cream!
Despite the dropping temperatures during the game, I still couldn’t pass up a LocoPop for dessert. LocoPops is a local gourmet popsicle place in Durham, and I will be doing a post with more on their delicious popsicles in the near future!
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope this post gave you some inspiration for getting dressed when it’s unseasonably cool in the spring! What are some of your styling hacks for a chillier spring day or evening?
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PS. Have to share one more picture from the game last Tuesday night. These precious friends are two of my blog’s biggest supporters, and I’m also thankful they are down for indulging me in my mascot chasing antics!