Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carolina Cup- I'm Old

I'm officially old. Every time I go back to USC football games, down to Five Points, or back to USC campus I realize I am far removed from college life. And at Carolina Cup this year I felt exceptionally old.  This year was the first year that I actually watched the horse races. I used to tailgate on College Row. When you stay on College Row, you rarely see a horse. This year I moved on up to the infield. It was fun and I really enjoyed the races! We met up with our friends Jessie, Neil, Krystle, Max, and Corbin. It was so good to catch up and hang out with such a great group of people. 

I used to spend months trying to come up with the "perfect Cup outfit." This year I went straight to old faithful (Lilly Pulitzer) and paired it with Jack Rogers and pearls. You can't go wrong with Lilly and pearls.  Personally, I think Lilly Pulitzer should sponsor a jockey next year and deck them out in a Lilly pattern. Wouldn't that be cute? If nothing else, every female at Cup would bet on that horse!

Erik decided to sport his favorite South Carolina state flag bow tie. He wore his Southern Tide Channel Marker I pants in sailor red, a Skipjack classic canvas belt in navy,  and a Screenporch Check Sports Shirt in surf.  He looked fantastic.

Please take note- Erik decided to use Harper's stroller to transport the YETI cooler.  It was heavy and we had a ton of stuff to carry to the tailgate so he came up with the brilliant idea to use the stroller. Several people stopped him and commented on his "beautiful baby" and others snapped pictures. It was hilarious!


  1. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog! We have some friends who go back to the Carolina Cup every year, and they were saying the same thing about feeling old.

    Loved your outfit, and the stroller as a cooler carrier - genius!

  2. It is on my bucket list to return to Carolina Cup in a more adult fashion! Y'all are so adorable by the way!

  3. I feel the same way about the Aiken Steeplechase! I finally saw an actual horse race last year; we're both getting old :) And your right, you can never go wrong with Lilly! I have worn Lilly the last four years!


  4. Looks like a blast!! Wish us Florida girls could join the fun!! ;]

  5. Love, love, love your Lilly dress! :)

  6. I would love to make it to the Carolina Cup one year! We have Foxfield here in VA and it's very similair-just on a smaller scale. And no as a college student, I haven't seen one horse yet haha!


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