Okay, how AMAZING were the opening ceremonies last night?! I’ll admit, my friends and I definitely weren’t feeling it at the beginning – like, why does this look like the scottish date on the Bachelorette? Where is Chris Bukowski? – but then, WOAH, here comes the Industrial Revolution and BAM Olympic Rings of Fire!!! Loved it.
Now, the athletes are great – and sexy – and all, but the real question for this year’s olympics is: How are you gonna show your team spirit?
Casual Daytime Party
BDG Stripe Crewneck Tee – $18 (urbanoutfitters.com)
Stripes are great. They always add a preppy, classic feel to an outfit. I love the thicker line around the chest in this comfy, cheap tee from Urban Outfitters.
Stella & Dot “Olivia Bibb Necklace” – $118 (stelladot.com)
This necklace is a bit of a splurge, but you’d be surprised by how well red goes with almost anything.
Stella & Dot “Bardot Spiral Bangle” – $59 (stelladot.com)
Channel your inner need to Go For The Gold with a noticeable touch of gold. This bangle from Stella & Dot pops but is classic enough that it won’t detract from your other pieces.
Zoe B. “Pearl Fascination” Sterling Silver White Pearl Stud Earrings – $59 (endless.com)
Since your necklace and bracelet are going to make huge cameos in this casual outfit, just top everything off with some classic, small pearls (be they fake or real).
Evening Viewing Party or Bar
Gap “Long Goddess Dress” – $74.95 (Gap.com)
My friends would probably roll their eyes at this post because they know that I live in maxi dresses during the summer. As a maxi dress expert, I can tell you that Gap carries some of the comfiest. And, although this particular one is listed as a tad expensive, if you go into your local Gap next week, it’ll probably be 50% off. Trust me, it’s happened before.
Anthropologie “Peanut Necklace” – $58 (anthropologie.com)
Sometimes I feel like there’s nothing more chic than an all-black outfit with gold adornment. To me, it’s very classic. This piece from Anthropologie is a little quirky but I like the shape and details of the peanut. It’ll also go with anything in the future and make people think, “That girl has style and a quirky sense of humor. I like her. We should be best friends.” Trust me, that’s exactly how it’ll go…
Stephen & Co. Enamel Post Earrings – $6 (nordstrom.com) SALE
I’m sure you were thinking, “this chick is crazy! Ain’t no color up in this outfit.” Well, homies. Here it is. And I’ve given you another special treat. These blue posts are on SALE. 6 whole bucks! Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Tory Burch Perforated Logo Clutch – $195 (nordstrom.com)
I know I wrote that I’m on a budget, but it’s never too early to start making my Hanukkah wishlist, right?
Now go forth and swoon over the USA Swim team…in style.