Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summertime Sales

Eeeeek I am way too excited about this post!! I've been slowly making lists of what clothes I need/want for this upcoming school year, and right now is a really good time to buy your necessities because there are a ton of sales going on!! Some of these items have me still in a summer state of mind but I definitely have a few fall items that I'm currently coveting. 

Jcrew is offering 40% off of final sale items with code TREAT. Absolutely loving this seersucker eyelet shift dress! 

Jcrew Factory has finally restocked their extremely popular quilted puffer vests!!! I bought one in a light tan color but I've fallen in love with this maroon color as well! How many puffer vests are too many? Asking for a friend ;)
Patagonia has a great sale going on as well. Most of their spring/summer color items are 40% off!! I may be a little biased but I think that fall in New England is the greatest time of year. Obviously I'm already itching to break out my bean boots and cute jackets. My favorite boy bought me  the "Better Sweater" pullover in gray this past Christmas and I'm absolutely obsessed with it. Now that they have such a good sale going on I'm coveting the "Re-Tool Snap-T" pullover in the color pearl! 
Lilly Pulitzer just started up their Midsummer Madness sale in my neck of the woods today! If I'm not mistaken I think that the sale might have gone on down south last week but if you're from the New England area theres a great sale going on until Sunday! I picked up this skirt today and I'm in love! It's actually a skort (skirt with shorts underneath) which is great for golfing with my favorite boy! 
Nordstrom is currently holding their Anniversary Sale which never disappoints with amazing deals from countless brands and designers! The sale goes on until August 4th and the best deals go by fast so you better hurry!
Happy shopping!!
 College hockey girlfriend

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Life of a Junior Hockey Girlfriend

As many of you know, before I switched my name to CHGF I was Junior Hockey Girlfriend. My boyfriend played only one year of juniors this past season, as he will be 21 this fall and is ineligible to play more than one year. In this post I will be discussing my experience as a junior hockey girlfriend. Whether your boyfriend is entering his first week of training camp with his juniors team of choice, finishing up tryouts, or relaxing before the start of the season.. Everyone can benefit from some insight and girlfriend tips!

1. The Boys
I'm just gonna go ahead and say that junior hockey boys are like a whole different hockey boy breed. In my experience I think that junior hockey players are a lot less team orientated and a lot more concerned with how they perform individually. I noticed that most of the boys didn't really care how the team did- win or lose, they were only concerned with which scouts were watching the game. Outside of the rink they drink like fishes, spend the majority of their days surrounded by hockey, and they raise hell wherever they go. Beer, puck sluts, and hockey. That's about it. 

Which brings me to my next point…

2. The Girls
I'm sure that any hockey girlfriend could tell you a story about a puck slut or two. I realized that with age the girls get sluttier and grosser, so I obviously can't wait until college hockey starts!! I swear if I see one more girl with the twitter bio "puck bunny" I'm going to lose my mind. But seriously, as long as your boy is trustworthy you shouldn't have a problem with puck sluts. I might dedicate a post solely about puck bunnies.. To be continued. 

3. College Recruiters 
Obviously the reason why your boy is playing juniors is to have a chance at playing college hockey. When college recruiters start talking to your boyfriend and he feels totally overwhelmed/doesn't know where he wants to go.. Just try your hardest to be there for him. If your boyfriend is anything like mine (aka only eligible for 1 year of juniors) it can be really stressful trying to make a college decision in such a short amount of time. 

1. Be supportive.Try to get to as many games as you can, if possible. Even when you'd much rather curl up in bed and binge watch netflix - show up and be supportive. Let your boyfriend vent to you if his coach is being a jerk or his teammates have suddenly forgotten how to pass the puck. You're probably the only person he can really open up to about it.
2. Let your boy enjoy the lifestyle.  I know I said earlier that junior hockey players can be a bit selfish on ice - but off ice they are all tons of fun to hangout with. My boyfriend made some truly special friendships this year all thanks to junior hockey. So even when you cringe thinking about all the trouble your boy and his teammates are getting into, let him have his fun. The season passes by faster than you'd think.
3. Learn the language. Hockey boys definitely have a unique vocabulary but learning the language will seriously help when you're trying to listen to a story and can't help but ask "wait, what does that mean?" a million times. 
4. Embrace the flow. I have never been one to obsess over hockey flow buuuut my boyfriend grew his hair out this past season and let's just say I'm never letting him cut it again. 
5. Make friends with other hockey girlfriends. You'll always have someone to travel with for away games, and no one really understands your problems more than a fellow hockey girlfriend. 

And don't forget… Fall is coming.

College hockey girlfriend

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Curent Obsessions III

Hello Hello!

It's time for a current obsessions part III. Still not over the fact that a million months have passed since I wrote my last one sooo let's get into it.

Now that it's June (one of my favorite months) it's officially summer hockey season. Although I did appreciate the break after playoffs, I'm definitely ready to start watching my favorite boy play again before we both go off to college.

 Although June is my favorite month, it also is the month where the hot hot hot New England heat and humidity comes out of nowhere after a seemingly endless winter. What is spring in New England??? Weather complaints aside, once the warm weather begins I tend to simplify my outfits because I'm too hot/busy to care. I've been loving this layered necklace look as a cute touch to an otherwise simple outfit. 

 If anyone follows my twitter account @collegehockeygf (which you probably should) you would know that I recently tweeted about a Facebook group called Re-Lilly Group. The concept is basically like Ebay where you sell your old clothes that you no longer want or no longer fit into, except everything being sold is from the brand Lilly Pulitzer. I personally have bought a dress off of the group and I have nothing but good things to say about the exchange!! I strongly advise any Lilly lover to check it out, the prices just cannot be beat. 

This is kind of a weird one but I have been on a SERIOUS burger bender lately. I honestly can't think of a time when I'm not craving a cheeseburger and fries. Shake Shack has my heart but I'm open to new burger spots if anyone from MA has burger suggestions! 

Lastly, my favorite song so far this summer has definitely been Get Me Some Of That by Thomas Rhett. I think the music video is beyond adorable (mainly because of Thomas Rhett's dance moves) and I could listen to the song all day long and not get tired of it. 

That's all I have so far this month!! I hope you guys enjoy :)

College Hockey Girlfriend

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summertime Outfit Obsessions

Hey Guys!

Now that it's summertime and I haven't blogged in a lifetime why not get back into it with a post about my favorite summertime styles? I made sure not to get too preppy on you guys because I know everyone's style is different. So lets get into it!

For a casual daytime look I have been really into rompers lately. Perfect for chasing around the little girl I nanny and paired with the right accessories it can be turned into a dressy look as well. I have been loving this black romper from Forever 21 paired with my new Tory Burch sandals! Side note: the Tory's were a present to myself for finishing my freshman year of college and I'm absolutely obsessed with them. 
My go to date night outfit lately has consisted of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer dresses, mainly because I'm so excited that it's finally nice enough to wear them. I've been loving the Ardleigh dress in Lobstah Roll and the Eaton shift in Pop Pink Southern Charm. If I wasn't a broke college student I'd definitely be buying more dresses because I'm in love with every new arrival that I see.

For a more casual nighttime look for parties or hanging out with friends I've been loving tops from Brandy Melville paired with Jcrew chino shorts. And of course my trusty platinum Jack Rogers that have been worn to death over the past two summers.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I promise I'll try to get back into my blogging ways, have patience my friends. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!

College Hockey Girlfriend

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Where in the world has Junior Hockey Girlfriend been?!

Hello Hello Hello!!

How has it already been almost seven months since I last posted?! First off, I'd like to apologize for being completely MIA for the past seven months. College stress, relationship ruts, and people too close to home finding out about this account resulted in me leaving for as long as I did. The good news is that I'm finally back and I am very happy to announce that my favorite hockey boy will be playing college hockey next year!! I have officially retired my Junior Hockey Girlfriend title and have moved on to College Hockey Girlfriend! 

I am so unbelievably happy that my favorite boy will be playing college hockey next year. With that being said, I'm a little heartbroken to announce that we will be in a long distance relationship starting this August. We've handled distance before but this time we will be 5 hours apart at colleges in different states. It's crazy to think that we will shortly be sharing a third hockey season together. Through all the stress and the tears, it's been one hell of a ride that I would never trade for anything. 

I will definitely need some LDR support within the next few months so if anyone has some wisdom or advice they would like to share with me please tweet me @collegehockeygf or comment below! 

I'm so happy to be back on this account. I can't wait to see what the summer will bring. Look forward to a few posts regarding my experience as a junior hockey girlfriend, along with some summer fashion posts.

Love always,
College Hockey Girlfriend