Virginia Tech vs UVA Game

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It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we have two words for you: college football. Reb and I both attended Virginia schools, and if you can’t tell from the colors of our outfits, I graduated from Virginia Tech and Rebecca graduated from the University of Virginia. Despite being tired from lots of Black Friday shopping, we are up and ready to cheer on our colleges in an old fashioned game of foozeball!

At noon, the Hokies take on the Cavaliers. While we wouldn’t classify The Crystal Press girls as football buffs, we will claim to know a thing or two about school spirit, especially when our respective teams are in question. That being said, we both adore our alma maters and will undoubtedly be talking crap to each other over a couple glasses of Veuve in the name of this statewide rivalry.

Aside from a Crystal Press and Virginia football rivalry, there is more than usual involved in this traditional football game this year. Today marks Frank Beamer’s last regular season football game of his whopping 30 year career at Virginia Tech. Frank has been with the Virginia Tech family since before I was born and I, along with many people, won’t recognize Virginia Tech without him. He isn’t just the face of the football team that the Hokies hold so dear, he is the face of the Virginia Tech community as a whole. Through thick, thin and absolutely heart wrenching times, Frank Beamer has been a rock for all of the Hokies across the nation. Join Reb + I and our rival alma maters  as we celebrate Frank’s career in a battle for The Commonwealth Cup.

Go Hoos, go Hokies, and thanks for everything Beamer.

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See the outfit details here



Ever since I can remember, I was an avid journal-er. Keyword: was.

Since my graduation from Virginia Tech, I have journaled consistently only when I am wading through a hard time. Other than those oh-so-wonderful-hard-times, I have allowed myself to digress into a sporadic journal-er post college graduation. I hadn’t even noticed I’d put my hobby on the back-burner until I came across the TIME article that we mentioned in our Weekly Roundup yesterday here.

Needles to say, this article has made a mark on my lazy brain because I have been carrying my journal around with me everywhere since it came into my life. There is something to be said about writing about…nothing. Maybe most of my sentences aren’t complete, I use too many abbreviations, and reference too many pop songs – but I feel saner & I know my future self will thank me for it. Plus, we all know reading old entries and getting insight or a belly laugh is the best part.

Blogged while listening to “Pyscho” by Rozzi Crane.

wd 1wd 4wd 2wd 3wd 5High Slit Dress: Forever 21 (similar here & here); Super Skinny JeansJ BrandBlack Stilettos: ASOS (similar here); Renaissance BanglesDavid Yurman;  Reflective AviatorsRay-BanBucket Bag: Louis Vuitton