eh. maybe a base hit but that's about all :p
if you follow me at all on twitter, you'll know i'm a HUGE baseball fan (that's probably an understatement). more specifically, a huge (again, understatement) yankees fan.
and if you actually do follow me, you know when a game is on. because i'm kind of obnoxious about my baseball. sorry in advance.
i would sacrifice a pair of pour la victoire shoes to go to a game. anyone who knows me...you know that's some serious stuff right there. haha.
obviously, i love fashion and i love baseball...which is a dangerous combination, especially being a shopaholic. only in recent years have there been more cuter options for girls. when i saw the victoria's secret mlb collection online, i knew i had to check it out.
let me preface it by saying that the online options and the store options are almost entirely different. i was hoping to find these pants but they only had white ones and the yoga pants. i'm a hairline under 5'2, which means i would have to get the yoga pants hemmed. have you seem hemmed yoga pants? they..just don't work hemmed. lol.
above is the display at my store. it's obviously REEEEALLLY picked over on the yankees side. they seemed to only have XS and XL, but luckily i found one left of my size. they had a TON of mets stuff though...lol.
overall, i DO like the collection. i like the concept a lot too. but i have a few gripes about it as well.
new york yankees v neck tee
this is one of the items that was actually online and in store. pass. too many rhinestones for me. i could do without pink on the shoulder too. i brought it in the fitting room with me, but i didn't bother to even try it on.
this is the hat that my store carries. cute. i mean, i love the color pink..but it doesn't match ANYTHING else that i have regarding the yankees. i'm not about to look mismatched, i'll keep my world series hat instead thank you very much. the online option...much cuter and more appropriate in my opinion. they had this exact style with the mets logo too..but someone was standing there so i couldn't get a picture of that.
new york yankees baseball tee
I WANTED TO SEE THIS IN PERSON. okay, honestly..i wouldn't have bought it. i'm not that prejudicial :P ... (i'd cheat on the yankees with joe mauer but shhh). i think this is an item that would have probably sold well in stores.. and i don't even think it sold out at my store (there weren't any of the mets version either)..but like i said, i wouldn't have bought it anyway so whatevs.
i understand the pink line targets a younger market than the normal victoria's secret shopper. however, i do not appreciate rhinestones and glitter over all of my clothes (lol). i'm definitely not in that age group anymore (come to think of it..i never liked it on my clothes to begin with).
the availability of this collection is sort of frustrating. i was down in south jersey on monday and they told me that they didn't carry the collection, that the store five minutes from my house had the yankees stuff. being in south jersey, i would have figured that they would at least have phillies stuff..but they didn't have anything. obviously, they're going to have yankees/mets stuff in nj/nyc, twins stuff in minnesota..etc. etc. ... but still. frustrating.
which leads me to another issue. i. hate. shopping. with. victoria's. secret. online. i've had so many problems over the years with them regarding clothing online. the biggest thing that annoys me is you can't return the items to the store, which means you're paying to ship it back. it's not like you can even say "okay, i might be a small, might be a medium, let me get both" because you're basically guaranteeing yourself having to spend money when you really don't need to.. ugh, don't start me on shipping costs in general haha. they just bug me. in addition, the customer service hasn't been the greatest in store or online. they also claim that it's two separate companies..insert huge sigh here because i could obviously go on and on about how much i hate their customer service overall.
the last thing that bothers me is the price. i know, i know. but i have a hard time paying $60 for a hoody that not only has yankees all over it but the pink insignia too. i mean i get WHY pink is on it..but it's still an mlb type shirt. knock it off with pink all over it. and the rhinestones..which i griped about before.
i wound up buying the $60 hoody above, which isn't pictured online. i know, i know... hi kettle, it's black calling. i kind of completely contradicted everything i just said (lol) but i really liked it..out of everything there it didn't scream LIKE OMG I GOT THIS AT VICTORIA'S SECRET! also, i have a world series hoody but it's so big on me..and it's a small too..this is a bit fitted...plus i borrowed my mom's $10 birthday gift card...thanks mom :P
my final verdict on this is that it's probably not worth your time (or money) to order it online if you can't see it in person in the store. i found that it ran a bit small in general (i usually take a small in a pink hoody, which was definitely too tight in this collection) and it's a bit... teen-ish? the best advice i can give is call your store before you bother to make the trip.
again, the price just irks me because it's at VS. lol. plus, i probably wouldn't get the entire collection regardless of price since i work in a fairly conservative work environment (aka, my boss will kill me if i show up in a t-shirt and jeans).
i'm a sucker for the majestic tees at modells. i can't even tell you how many i have in my closet (i still have a paul o'neill one too haha..and omg they have gardner ones now?! ..someone's going to modells tomorrow) honestly. lol. when i want to have a casual outfit for school, they're pretty much my go to shirts. they're on sale like all of the time too...and i think much more versatile (and possibly more age appropriate)
ARE YOU A SPORTS FAN? WHERE DO YOU BUY GEAR TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS? HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THIS COLLECTION IN STORES?