Monday, July 30, 2012

A Gold Medal for Patriotic Dressing

So here's what this previous weekend looked like- me in various stages of pajama wear, watching the Olympics. Curtis finally convinced me to get dressed and venture out for a quick trip to get dinner. Otherwise, the photos wouldn't have happened today in the blog. It would be just a big ol' blank screen.

Yeah, that's terror on my face. There was a menacing crow nearby, cawing at me.


Any year you get to don the red, white and blue for a second time in one summer is a good year! Am I right? I wore this dress back for the 4th of July paired with a simpler and subtler navy tank, but this time I decided to go all out with a bright blue slub-knit tee.

Top- New York and Co. Skirt- Old Navy Sandals- Wal-Mart

One day I will wear it in a non-patriotic way, but for this week I am going all out in support of America- I have watched every televised event on NBC- swimming, rowing, skeet shooting, synchronized diving, gymnastics (my favorite!), beach volleyball. And I may or may not spend a lot of time chanting "USA! USA! USA!". Oh, and crying, lots of crying. All the inspiring stories and the emotions of the athletes get to me. I cry when someone wins, I cry when someone loses. It's pretty ugly!



In case you missed it over the weekend, I was a guest blogger for J's Everyday Fashion while she's in Africa. It was very exciting to get the opportunity and if you are visiting from J's, I welcome you and thank you! As for the rest of you, you rock! Duh!

I salute you!

39 comments:

Hsboschke30 said...

I'm a sucker for red white and blue - love this skirt! You look ready to cheer on Team USA :)

XO
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Kathleen said...

I too am Olympics addicted, and it's been constantly streaming on my laptop all weekend (Go Team Canada! Though Canada is NEVER as strong in summer games as winter games). A good Olympic story makes me cry every time- even the Visa ads with Morgan Freeman make me tear up.

Loving the chevron, btw! It's a very cheery pattern.

Tara_St said...

I love the chevron print. I love the red, white and blue combo, but I always worry about looking like I'm dressing up for a 4th of July event. I worry about it looking, costumey (as Tim Gunn would said). However, I guess the Olympics are the perfect time to rock these colors. Ok...where's my red, white and blue.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Jenny Lauren said...

LOVE your patriotic look! Those are definitely your colors! Congrats on the guest post! J's was the first blog I ever discovered, and still continue to follow. I was so excited when I saw your post last week!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Tashia G. said...

Love the cobalt blue tee with the skirt. I spent almost the whole weekend watching the Olympics in my PJs too! Can't wait for the men's gymnastics team finals tonight. I'm going to try and avoid any spoilers in the mean time!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Cute! Love this patriotic, fun look - that bright blue top looks awesome on you :) I haven't had a chance to watch much of the Olympics, but my favorite is gymnastics as well. Nothing like watching people bend in half and do cartwheels while lying on the couch in PJs!

Mandi said...

I cry at the commercials where they show the athletes as kids with their moms. TEARS! Love your blog, btw. Been checking it out for about a week now and it's become a daily go-to for me. :)

grownandcurvywoman said...

The Olympics suck me in too! I find myself being uber patriotic during the games. Im sure my neighbors are sick of my "USA" chants!

The outfit is bright, cheery and fun! Go USA!!! LOL

Always Maylee said...

Who doesn't love a good patriotic outfit. You are totally rocking this outfit and looking fabulous. I love watching the swimming competitions... I found myself even getting into the qualifying rounds, haha.

xo, Yi-chia

Sharon S said...

The red, white, and blue is perfect to rock during the Olympics! I didn't have time to watch last night, but tonight I'm hoping to park myself in front of the tv :) I love the men's swimming, gymnastics, and diving the best.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Keesha said...

Love this look Katie! When you get tired of that skirt please send it up the road.
ps. The look on your face is priceless! Crows are scary!

Jupe_Cambria said...

Ugh I hate crows! That saluting pic is just too cute :) Makes me wish I had a TV every time I hear about the Olympics...

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Just found your blog and am addicted! You are so beautiful! Yeah for beautiful women and real bodies!

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Chris Williams said...

I'm a former athlete which means I'm super competitive... like in kind of a bad way, but seriously... who plays for fun? I mean the whole point is to win, right? Watching the olympics is horrible for me... my heart races, I scream a lot and sometimes it's quite vulgar. So while it's fun to watch I have to confess that I'm always on the brink of a panic attack.

Marissa said...

Glad I am not the only cry baby when it comes to the Olympics! I'm totally diggin your patriotic look :)

davie+erica said...

We completely love this look! The stripes are too cute!!!

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

LPFashionPhilosophy

lovelovefashion said...

looking good! i totally have a patriotic outfit too - red,white and blue teeny stripe dress - how is it i am not watching more olympics though? x

Piparmoreira said...

Great!!!

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xoxo

Elena said...

Adorable patriotic look! I'm a big fan of Olympics as well!
Xo
Elena
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's so fun to watch and I love the comradery among all the countries!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, I'm still on summer break so I have no "real" responsibilities!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, it's non-stop waterworks over here! I can't help myself :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I think that all those reasons are exactly why I'm NOT competitive (well except with Phase10, but that's different!). I definitely feel the panic attack though. It's kinda nice being on a delay that way I can mentally prepare myself and not watch if necessary (like Men's Gymnastics. So Sad!!!)!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much Crystal! I am glad you found my blog too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

No TV? Wow, I admire you. I wish I could go without, but it might kill me ;) I really liked that saluting pic. We also did one of me doing the Pledge of Allegiance but I felt like some may see that as disrespectful!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I am thinking of buying another at Old Navy- only $15! This crow was MAD!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Those are my favorites too! I love Michael Phelps, I love our gymnastics team, and I really enjoy synchronized diving! USA! USA!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It is so inspiring. I can't help but get fired up! I haven't been this pumped since 96 in Atlanta!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh yes!! And the Visa commercials! And the human interest stories they share. Tears, tears, tears! And thank you so much for reading and commenting! Seriously! You rock!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Ha! You should hear me trash-talking the other competitors! I take it personally. All while snacking and sitting in bed in PJS!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was out of town and couldn't watch it. I avoided twitter. I didn't watch the news. And I had taped it. I told my husband if it was bad news to erase it. When I got home it was gone. I tearfully told him, "I don't want to talk about it ever. It never happened." I still don't know anything, and I don't want to~!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much Jenny! J's was one of my first blogs too, so it was super exciting!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I definitely felt costumey!!! Definitely. But like you said, this is a damn good reason to drag it back out!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes! YES! Of course Morgan Freeman makes me cry anytime he does anything! Ever seen Shawshank Redemption? I have to stop watching when Freeman's character gets out of jail because from that point forward all I do is SOB.

And Go Canada! And Great Britain (that was insensitive on my part)!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! I am nearly hoarse!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

It's so hard to read blogs when the Olympics are on. It's hard not to get obsessed.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know! I am so glad school doesn't start back until AFTER the Olympics!

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