Wednesday, June 23, 2010

World Cup inspiration: Deutschland!

Today is a big football day for me: US vs. Algeria, England vs. Slovenia, Germany vs. Ghana, and Serbia vs. Australia.

I'm supporting Germany today, inspired by the super classy German uniforms:

(image courtesy of World Cup Buzz.)
as well as the German flag:

White men's undershirt: Target (the DIY neckline and hem are all me)
Black ankle zip leggings: H&M
White cami: Target (remixed)
Yellow flowered infinity scarf: J Crew (remixed)
Red seahorse flip flops: Gap (remixed)
Ball earrings: Banana Republic (remixed)
Red beaded bracelets: gifts (remixed)

This outfit is so not what I usually wear, but I have a big day of laundry, football and beginning sewing projects ahead of me, so I figured the leggings were okay since I'm not actually planning to leave the house.

I love cutting the necklines out of men's undershirts and wearing them myself. Usually I wear them for working out or sleeping, but I thought it'd be perfect for my tribute to Germany, so I wore this one today (I even did my little DIY number on it this morning).

I especially love how it turned out in the back.

I like to think that the scarf dresses it up considerably - my tribute to the gold stripe in the flag.

Also, can I just say that I love these earrings? I chose them because they've got a reddish tint to echo the red in the German flag.

So why am I dressing up for Germany on a day when the US is playing? Because this is where I went to high school:

Image courtesy of

That's Heidelberg, Germany, a gorgeous city in the Rhine-Neckar region, and it's where I feel like I grew up. I moved there when I was nearly 14 and moved back to the States when I was 17, which is pretty much the ideal time to be a kid from the US living in Europe: you're old enough to really enjoy it, both the day to day and the historic significance. I had my junior prom in the castle on the hill, learned to appreciate public transportation, learned a third language, discovered H&M and Ikea before they came to the States, and traveled throughout Europe. Good times, kids.
And because I have such good memories of my time in Germany, I have this crazy affinity for their national soccer team. So come on, Deutschland! Let's get it done this afternoon!


  1. Love the outfit, and your makeup looks super pretty today too!!

  2. it's so nice to get to know a fellow blogger who not only appreciates football, but also shares my love for the Mannschaft! I really like your tribute to the German team, it's very creative :)

    USA's match was amazing, I was really rooting for you guys and felt really happy when you scored the goal at the last minute. as for Germany's match... I could not watch it because I was at work, so I had to listen to it on the radio. I was so nervous!, the idea that Germany might not qualify for the knock-outs was terrifying! and then when I heard the narrator yell "goooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaalllllll" I started crying, but they were tears of joy :)

    well, let's wait for England now. Go, Deutschland!

  3. Thanks!

    Fer, yesterday was an emotional football day for me, too. Tears! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have this month off work (I teach) because I'd be going crazy if I had to miss all these games. Hehe. Go Deutschland!

  4. Bianca: Thanks!

    Fer: Yesterday was an emotional football day for me. There were so many tears! (The good kind, of course.) I'm so glad I have this month off (I teach), because I don't know if I could be productive at work while these games are going on. Hahaha.

    The England game will be tough, but, as always, go Deutschland!


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