I know what you’re thinking… how can a girly girl be a tomboy? But I’m serious, this was the story of my life during childhood!
We grew up on a farm in Eastern Washington, and all 5 of us children were expected to get our hands dirty and help out. I had no problem with that, but my parents had to tear me away from my dress-up games each time. Like a lot of little girls, I was always in my mom’s closet, raiding her clothes and jewelry, as I wobbled around in her high heels, experimenting with her make-up. I’m sure I looked funny….and maybe even a bit clown-like…..but I didn’t exactly look like a farm girl.
I also loved watching sports, so I found myself with more guy friends. I always had more in common with the guys than the girls. Football is my absolute favorite and I’m a Chicago Bears fan through and through! It’s been a brutal 10 years to be a fan, but it doesn’t stop me from traveling to Chicago every year to watch my boys play. Plus, has anybody else out there choreographed a Superbowl Shuffle? I think not. And come on, who doesn’t like tailgating parties?? Yep, just one of the boys….but with pretty outfits.
Photographs by Jenna Bechtholt Photography | jennabechtholt.com
Growing up I always wanted to be a sports agent. Picture me wearing stilettos on the football field! But I’ve manifested this in some way, because with my Marketing and Consulting Agency, I have the opportunity to work with professional athletes like Bobby Wagner, who’s currently playing for the Seattle Seahawks. Or Marshawn Lynch, a former Seahawk who’s now with the Raiders. I even get to work with professional sport teams as a whole, like the Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners. So I have the opportunity to work with sports professionals AND wear the pretty outfits that I want. Win-win.
Girly girls often get a bad reputation….they’re princesses, they don’t want to do anything that could cause them to mess up their hair, make-up, etc. And tomboys often get picked on for not being feminine enough.
I guess I got lucky with this odd combination. I can get my hands dirty and hang with the boys, but I also know how to clean-up nicely and use my creativity to put together some killer outfits.
Alfani Mock-Neck Bell-Sleeve Top, Created for Macy’s • Alfani • $23.99
Brigitte Bailey Alexandrite Bell Sleeve Crew Neck • Brigitte Bailey • $21–36
BCBGMAXAZRIA BCBG Kahli Faux-Suede Miniskirt • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $79
Theory Irenah Metises Suede Mini Skirt, Orange • Theory • $229
Urban Renewal Vintage Suede Mini Skirt • Urban Renewal Vintage • $59
Tan Faux Suede Mini Skirt • Missguided • $38
Steve Madden Editor Booties • Steve Madden • $64.43
BaubleBar Mariachi Beaded Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar • $42