Saturday, February 20, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...Japan Style

While a big chunk of the world is seemingly on ice, we here in Okinawa are experiencing the first traces of spring. First, it was the arrival of the sakura (cherry blossoms). & now, we've got the other sure sign -- Japanese baseball league spring training camps and scrimmage games. If you haven't seen "Mr. Baseball," Japan lives and dies by the sport. Yeah, they have sumo, but baseball seriously runs their lives and touches the masses like no other.

Wearing Today:
Wrap Cardigan from Anthropologie ...
for the life of me I cannot remember the name! If you know the name,
please let me know!
Jeggings, Uniqlo
White long sleeve tee, J.Crew
Locket necklace, J.Crew

Hubs decided we should be attending a scrimmage game between the Yakult Swallows and the Chunichi Dragons today. He packed up a cooler of beverages, got some fried chicken from Popeyes (thank the US govt for a Popeyes on-base), and off we went to watch the game. I couldn't go frou-frou, but I there was no way I was looking haggerific, so I pulled together a very simple outfit with my newly arrived cardigan from Anthropologie. I love this sweater and want to live in it. It was on sale by the time I got to it, $49 or so. I wore it with a pair of Jeggings. Jeggings, or jean leggings, are the bomb. Pull on comfy jeans with the ease of leggings. Who woulda thunk it. These jeggings are from uniqlo and cost a whole $20.

So... on to the game! I'm not a real sports gal, so I'm going to sum it up in a few action shots!

The fans sitting on the grass across from us:

& moi, enjoying the game with friends. At about the 6th inning, I thought a nap was in perfect order. I had already had some Popeyes chicken, a few cokes, the weather was just right and Hubs, darling that he is, had a great little blanket for us to spread out on. That was it - I was napping! I woke up to see the 9th inning end in a tie and then the game was over! I guess they don't go into overtime when it's a scrimmage.

Another fabilis Saturday!


  1. Luvee the cardigan--and the last pic is 2 adorable!

  2. ooooh, comfy & fab - all in 1 outfit!! sounds like a great day! I'm used to golf naps, but I bet baseball naps are just as nice!!

  3. Must add the word, "haggerific" to my vocab.

    Spring training started in the states this past week. My fam lives and dies by baseball. I hope you had fun!

  4. yogagirl, that's Hubs taking the last pic. I can rely on him to nap pics. Ugh.

    Preppy Little Dress, Thanks for stopping by!

    HeidiG, golf naps - I'll have to find out about that. Hubs doesn't golf so this might not happen to me as much, but the baseball nap was terrific.

    Susan, you must add that term. I think I got that from my mom, who, BTW, you would looooove. Too funny about the fam. Ours is a football household and Hubs and his fam have no idea what to do with themselves now... so we go to scrimmage games instead. Well, it was fun though! Esp the nap part!

  5. yup yup, you go girl!
    Fabulous weekend for a fabulous family!

  6. i can't wait for us to get cherry blossoms here! we love going to the cherry blossom festival in D.C. I think it's time for me to get a pair of jeggings, they look so great on you and pamela!

  7. Jeggings are the bomb diggity, Tippy! Once you start you'll have a hard time going back!