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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Favorites

This week's Friday Favorites will feature all of my favorite tail-gating essentials all the way from essential recipes, attire, and all the little things you just can't go without for a football game!

Favorite Tailgating shoes: 

Nocona Women's Auburn Brown Cowhide Branded Cowgirl Boot #cowgirlboots

These game day boots from Country Outfitter by Nocona are perfect for tailgating on the Plains!
But don't worry if the Tigers aren't your team, they come in a variety of styles sure to please any fan. This brand carries so many different sizes and widths that you'll surely be able to find one that is comfortable for you. Plus, Country Outfitter gives free shipping & discounts all the time, so you'll be able to save a lot on your boots (and spend more on beverages!)

For more shoe inspiration, head to my Shoes-Shoes-Shoes board on Pinterest!

Favorite Tailgating Accessories: 

Extra Point Earrings - Garnet & Black

The entire Elle&K Gameday line is fabulous, but I especially love these for all the UGA girls (plus my JSU ladies would probably love these too!) And at only $14 with free shipping, they're practically a steal!

Bourbon & Boweties Double Jeweled Red Bead Bangle

Another Elle&K piece, this time from the Bourbon and Boweties collection, is just perfect for gameday! All you Bama Belles can slip this onto your stack and rock it at Bryant Denny, right?

When you're tailgating all day, holding a purse in your hand or on your arm can get so tiring & God-forbid you sit it down and someone steals your ID or ticket! The Luxe Body Clutch (which also doubles as a cross body bag!) from Marley Lilly is just what the doctor ordered! It comes in a variety of colors (I featured Navy for all of my Auburn Ladies!) and comes monogrammed so everyone will know who it belongs to! Make sure to check out Marley Lilly's flash sales, I've seen it there multiple times!
This photo came from the blog Citrus & Style, which I am obsessed with!

State of Alabama Necklace - Auburn Bama

No tailgating outfit is complete without a small necklace & this state necklace from Elle&K is perfect! I chose Alabama for all of my UA & AU ladies, but it comes in a variety of styles and is only $15 with free shipping!

For more Jewelry & Accessories inspiration, click that link & it'll take you to my Pinterest board!

Favorite Tailgating Dresses:

Girls of Fall Orange and Ivory Crochet Dress

The first dress I'm featuring is in orange which could work for not only Auburn, but also Florida or Tennessee! This dress comes from Monday Dress & I have to say...I'm pretty obsessed with the lace & the off-the-shoulder details. Plus, when you visit their site you'll be prompted to sign up for their emails & if you do, you'll receive a free pair of earrings with your first purchase!

 The One Who Got Away Dress-Navy

The second dress I'm featuring is this more conservative beauty from Red Dress Boutique. I love the bell sleeves and the flowing skirt. I can see it paired with boots for game day & then a pair of wedges for church on Sunday morning. 
(Another great deal, this boutique offers a percentage off of your first purchase if you sign up for their text alerts!)

Best Case Scenario Dress-Ivory

What I love about this beautiful white dress is that you can wear white for almost any team & pair it with accessories that match the team colors and you're golden. I envision this for the Bama beauties, it would look perfect with a crimson statement necklace and some wire bangles! 
Find it here. 

And for more fashion inspiration, visit my Life's a Party, Dress Like It Pinterest board. 

Favorite Tailgating Recipe:

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers are a must-have at our tailgates & they should be at yours too!

Our garden offers us fresh jalapenos and we always keep farm-raised pork in our freezer, so it's a no-brainer. This recipe from Low Carb Kayla  is really easy to follow, I know you won't be disappointed!

For this recipe & other amazing dips and snacks perfect for tailgating, visit my Pinterest board for Appetizers & Snacks.

Favorite Tailgating Beverage:

Apple Pie Moonshine:  Ingredients 1 gallon Spiced Apple Cider 1 gallon Apple Juice 1-½ cup Granulated Sugar 1-½ cup Light Brown Sugar 8 whole Cinnamon Sticks 1 bottle (750ml Size) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol  Bring everything to a boil except alcohol. Let mixture cool completely. Add alcohol. Put into sterile mason jars. Let moonshine mellow for a few weeks. Enjoy!

Let's all take one second to prepare for what I'm about to introduce to you...Crock-Pot Apple Pie Moonshine.

It's probably the greatest invention that ever was & the ladies over at the Crock-Pot Ladies know what they're doing. It requires Everclear, which may or may not knock you on your ass if you aren't careful, so I would suggest passing the jar around the tailgate and not hoarding it all to yourself or you may not make it to the actual game.

For more beverage suggestions, check out my Tip it on Back Pinterest board.

Favorite Tailgate Must-Have:

College Teams Custom Cornhole Board Sets

No tailgate is complete without a set of your team's corn hole boards. This etsy shop, WG Cornhole can make any design dream that you have come true! I love these simple War Eagle boards & can imagine having so much fun with these all Fall!
Now if I could just get C to spring for them...

I hope y'all loved the shake-up of the Favorites this week, let me know what you love & what you don't!

And who else is ready for football season? I know I am!
Leave your team below!

xoxo, SS


  1. Great post, I love all your picks.


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