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Lex What Wear: Baseball, fashion, sidewalk sales and lace … how much fun is that?

By Alex McLean
KyForward columnist

I’ll be be making a visit home to Lexington soon but, unfortunately, not in time to make the Woodland Triangle “Spring into Summer Sidewalk Sale” that starts today. Consider yourself lucky if you can make it over there from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today through the 11th.

The Woodland Triangle merges at Maxwell, High and Woodland and includes some of my favorite shops, including: Bluetique, Calypso, The Pink Spider, The Black Market, Lucia’s World Friendly Boutique, the Petite Creperie, Decorator’s Warehouse, Unique Books and Source on High.

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I was fortunate recently to be featured on one of the coolest blogs around – Covering the Bases – which combines editor Krista’s two loves: fashion and baseball. They just happen to be two of my loves, as well. Thought I’d share:

My love for the game of baseball started at birth. When I say I was “born” a Reds fan, I mean it literally. My dad was a sportswriter in Lexington in 1988. This was the same year he found out he would have a baby girl (me). At this point in his career, he had covered every major sporting event in or around the Lexington area, including a slew of Reds games.

As I grew up, and my dad’s career path took a different route, but the passion our family had for the sport of baseball, and the Cincinnati Reds continued on. My dad soon became a baseball coach to my brother and a group of his rowdy friends for the span of several years. I took to the dugout with them nearly every game for many seasons, reporting the stats and rooting on my boys. Baseball was simply a way of life for us.

We always rooted for our Reds, whether I watched them play in person or listened to them on the porch with my Grandaddy. Now as an adult, I can wholeheartedly say I am a Cincinnati fan. Most of you who know me well, know that I have a true love for the Reds, but I also have a true crush on first baseman, No. 19 Joey Votto.

If Joey Votto isn’t aware of my crazy-obsession by now, something is strangely wrong. I will go to any length to watch him and the Reds play in New York City. That being said, when I attend any Reds game, I must look sporty-cute. This entails some piece of Reds gear, red lipstick and casual attire. I never know when my Joey-moment will happen …

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When you pair lace with chambray, and add in a few special accessories, you’ve got yourself a successful spring look. Lace is always easy to style, and it guarantees an effortlessly chic ensemble. This look below is spiced up with a color block sandal by Gap, a beaded necklace from Bauble Bar, and a classic pair of sunglasses from Maui Jim.

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Alex McLean writes daily for LexWhatWear.com, a Lexington style-spotting blog she created for people who love to read about what’s hot … and sometimes what’s not … in fashion. She also shares lifestyle tips, creative ideas and stories about local fashionistas and others who inspire – live from New York City, where she now lives.

For more of Alex’s Lex What Wear columns, click here.

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