When I was in high school, I was quite sporty. I played varsity basketball my freshman year, helped get our cross country team going, and was nominated for Best Female Athlete my senior year. But I wasn’t always so athletic.
It all started my 5th grade year. I’d spent the majority of my elementary years unconcerned with PE class. In fact, I’d dread it. I was more of the studious type. I didn’t realize I even needed hobbies until I broke down in class after getting a B on my math test, and my teacher highly recommended I find something else to consume my time.
Enter the sportsmanship basketball game. This is where all the best “sports” got to play in a game that the whole school would watch. I was sort of thrown in unwillingly but there was a moment - when I threw the ball towards the basket with reckless abandon - that it clicked. The ball went into the net and the crowd went wild. From that moment on, I played basketball.
Even though I ‘retired’ the game after tearing my ACL/MCL my senior year, I still like to dig back to my roots and get a little sporty every now and then. You’ve seen this Fifth Label dress before, but I had to whip it out again when I found these cute pumas on sale a few weeks ago. Plus, it was loose enough to play a little bocce ball when my friend, Wes, was in town…who, by the way, is an incredible photographer. Huge props to him for shooting this, this and this outfit with me while he was visiting DC. If you’re ever in Australia and need a killer photographer, Wes is your guy.