Aggie Game Day Treats

Football season. It’s a great time of year. The weather’s cooling down and the holidays are right around the corner. But first, it’s time to gather friends and family to cheer on your favorite teams. I love it. And of course, what every good gathering needs is a scrumptious selection of food and drinks.

As you may have learned from this previous post, I am a proud former student of Texas A&M. Which means that I’ll be serving up maroon-inspired snacks during the big ‘Bama game this weekend. :) While searching for the perfect game day treats, I came across these gems. Since I know many of you are Aggie fans, I wanted to share them with you!

texas a&m aggie maroon football party food and drinks - one charming life

Whether you’re a fan of Johnny Football or not, these recipes will work wonders at any fall game watching party. I cannot wait to try the Rum Glazed Pecans. One of our much loved traditions at Kyle Field is C&L Nuts. Bobby always grabs a bag of their cinnamon roasted pecans before we even sit down. Delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about them…

What’s your favorite game day treat? Enjoy the beautiful weather & football celebrations this weekend!

XO, Mariel

Sources: Red Velvet Fudge / Oatmeal Bars / Rum Glazed Pecans / Keep Calm / Cheerwine / Football / Bourbon Ginger Soda

Believe in Burgundy

Burgundy. It’s the must-have color this fall. It’s also one of my favorite trends… which might have something to do with the fact that it aligns so closely with the maroon of my beloved alma mater, Texas A&M. Yes, it’s perfect for football season! :)

Nina Garcia calls burgundy “the new black”. Even though I don’t plan on replacing the black staples in my wardrobe, after seeing these chic outfits I totally agree that burgundy is a fantastic addition for fall. Not only is it easy to pair with other neutrals; white, navy, beige, black and gray, but its rich hue will add a touch of boldness to  your fall outfit.

Keep scrolling for burgundy inspiration below. My favorite look is the cozy burgundy cape paired with leopard loafers and stacked bracelets. Which one’s yours?

Burgundy Jacket - Fall 2012 Trend

Cheyenne Meets Chanel

burgundy and leopard from la dolce vita blog

La Dolce Vita

maroon jacket - Fall 2012 Trend - BurgundyC’est la vie

Burgundy peplum top - oxblood fall 2012 trend

Mary Fashionbirds

maroon sequined clutch  The Fashion Pulse

maroon outfit via cupcakes & cashmere

cupcakes and cashmere

So call it what you like; maroon, burgundy, wine or even oxblood… I’m thanking the fashion world because it’s the perfect trend for us Aggie girls (and anyone else who happens to support maroon!). So go ahead and stock-up on game day attire. There are so many great maroon blazers, jeans and handbags to choose from this season.

Here are a few items on my wish list for fall… they’d all look great with an Aggie ring!

Maroon out - Texas A&M Aggie Gameday Style from One Charming Life

Sources: Aggie Ring photo by Doug Klembara~ Mini MAC Handbag by Rebecca Minkoff ~ Runway Watch by Michael Kors ~ Personalized Texas A&M iPhone Cover from Then Comes Paper ~ Chanel Nail Polish from All Lacquered Up ~ Paige Tall Riding Boots by Frye ~ Burberry Brit Check Scarf from Polyvore.

 Of course, I’ll be supporting the maroon and white as we take on Arkansas this weekend. Who will you be cheering for?

Gig ’em Aggies!

XO, Mariel