Military Appreciation Weekend with the Stockton Thunder is a special event for the entire community. Many military families make their home in or around Stockton, especially with the base close by. The team wears specialty jerseys, the concourse is lined with a moving tribute to fallen heroes and the proceeds from the jersey auction benefit the Welcome Home Heroes Foundation. It is a weekend that deserves a special outfit.

It all started with a jacket, a random find at Target. You couldn’t really make it more perfect than a camouflage blazer and that was exactly what I stumbled upon in my size this past week, so of course I bought it. I already had the same blazer in black so I knew it would be the perfect fit. I paired the camo coat with layered camis in olive green and desert storm tan, a stretchy grey skirt and olive green tights and viola I had an outfit that was made for me. I still had a shoe dilemma but again Target had the perfect little boot number that provided a rougher edge with a side zipper but maintained the feminine with a slim heel.

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My friend and I had a pregame nail party so I gave my nails a military color dusting with an olive green base and a splash of gold sparkle to complement the look.

I have to say that this outfit really made my night especially since the home team couldn’t get a W. Given the recent events both in Canada and here at home, the evening turned out to be more emotional for me than I expected and I was glad I had an outfit that worked for the press and paid tribute to our military men and women.

photo 1Outfit Breakdown:

Camouflage blazer-Target $29.99
Layered camis- Forever 21 $1.80 (if you don’t have these in every color possible you are doing yourself a disservice to your fashion wardrobe)
Grey skirt-Forever 21 $9.99
Olive tights- Hue-Macys $8.99
Monica Boots-Target- $32.99
Necklace-Forever 21- $9.99

A West Coast girl, born and raised in the Bay Area in the most non-traditional Hockey Market you could imagine for a long time... When the Sharks came to town it changed the Bay Area hockey landscape forever. Her first love will always be the Red Wings but she has embraced the Sharks since their debut in 1991. She has a passion for minor league grind-it-out-in the-corners hockey. Her heart broke when the ECHL Bulls folded , but luckily the Stockton Thunder are still close enough for her to get her gritty-hockey fix. Besides watching hockey, she is an American Tribal Style belly-dancer and trolls the blue-line, playing defence in a local rec hockey league... A somehow strange but balanced juxtaposition.

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