Unfortunately, I’ll be watching USC’s home opener against Washington State late at night on the East Coast, but if I was in LA for the game, I’d be wearing this adorable dress made just for me by This Old Blouse.
It’s perfect for warm and sunny gamedays in Southern California…or in SEC country, where dresses for football games are basically required!
This Old Blouse is was founded by Wallis Smith-Owens. An Auburn University apparel design alumna, she knows the importance of looking good while cheering on your football team!
Smith-Owens, who minored in sustainability at Auburn, creates fun, earth-friendly clothing using pre-loved t-shirts and deadstock fabrics.The dresses are available in a range of styles and colors, and each one is made to order using your measurements.
I shop online quite a bit (too much) and when I received my dress in the mail, my first thought was, “I can’t to try it on. Hopefully it fits!”
Of course it fit — it was custom made for me!
This Old Blouse has a stock of t-shirts with different designs and colors from various sports teams, but if you have a shirt you want to use (sports or otherwise), you can send it in (men’s XL works best) and she’ll turn it into a super cute dress. And if you provide your own shirt, you get $5 off your order!
There are several available styles, with optional bows and ruffles. For those of you who are more likely to wear shorts + flip-flops than sundresses to a game, you can also get a really cute one-of-a-kind tank top.
I chose the racerback with bow (also shown here), selected the shirt I wanted from the Etsy site, picked the contrast color, and sent in my measurements. So easy!
And even though I was awful at responding to her emails in a timely fashion, Smith-Owens whipped up my dress and sent it off so I received it in time for USC’s season opener last week!
My dress fits great, and it has an adorable little pocket I wasn’t expecting that’s just the right size for an iPhone :) I just wish I’d be able to wear it at more USC games this year! I also wish I’d gotten it a teensy bit little longer; I requested it to be on the shorter side, but a little extra fabric might be helpful if you’re sitting on metal seats or bleachers!
Ladies, if you’re looking for some new gameday apparel, I highly recommend you skip the university bookstore or major retail sites and order a dress or top from This Old Blouse.
You really can’t go wrong. You know you’ll get exactly the dress you want, you know it’ll fit the way you like and, most importantly for me, you’ll know that no one will be wearing the same thing because it’s one-of-a-kind!
Check out This Old Blouse on Etsy, Facebook and Twitter.
**Disclaimer: This Old Blouse graciously provided the dress shown above for review, but all opinions are my own. And for the record, I’m already planning to purchase another dress from This Old Blouse later this season!