8.01.2012

Team USA




Dress worn as shirt (Jason Wu for Target); Skirt (gifted by eShakti);
Shoes (Nine West); Earrings (Nordstrom); Necklace (Gift);
Ryan Seidel Photography

My all-time favorite Summer Olympic memory is from the 1996 games in Atlanta with Kerri Strug's infamous gold medal clinching vault.  After a fall on her first attempt and a taped up ankle, Kerri nailed her second vault and landed on one foot... It was the type of magic that can only happen at the Olympics. To me, the image of coach Bella Karolyi carrying Kerri with her gold medal is the ultimate demonstration of the Olympic spirit.  This moment still gives me chills... Do you have a favorite Olympic memory?

64 comments:

Amy said...

Love your outfit! That memory stands out for me as well!

Amy

Leopard and Lillies

Diwata Luna said...

You are so statuesque! I love how the skirt fits you.:)

Outside Looking In said...

Great colors and LOVE that skirt! I loved seeing Phelps win his 19th medal!

Amy said...

I feel like I need to be watching the games more instead of just reading stories about them!

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Alissa said...

OH that is my EXACT favorite moment of the Olympics! I was a little kid then but I remember screaming at the top of my lungs about it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love your Olympic spirit!

Eliza said...

This outfit is just fab, I love that Jason Wu piece! So versatile!
xo
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the Queen City Style said...

You go girl!!! And, GOOOOO TEAM USA! as usual, fabulous photographic scenery.

Always Maylee said...

So pretty, love the dress as a shirt!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

LINDA said...

Very pretty!
xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how you turned the dress into a top! That was one of my favorite Olympic moments too!

-Sharon
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yiqin; said...

was so happy for usa!!!! emailed you <3

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

That might be my favorite Olympic moment too. I just got chills thinking about it! Haha. I do love all swimming events though. They are so exciting. Watching Missy win her first medal was amazing. And that skirt! Perfect on you!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Amor said...

Nice colors! love the skirt! :)

Amor GLAMOROZA

Daniella said...

I adore these photos my dear, the setting is so pretty! I love your outfit, so chic! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Callie said...

This outfit is darling! And so is the beautiful location that you took them. I love the American-inspired colors. I haven't watched the Olympics too closely these past few rounds, but it is always such an amazing event. Don't think I could chose just a single moment. :)

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

newpetite said...

I love the skirt and the pulled back hair on you!

Rachel Lynne said...

I love this full skirt! It is soooo pretty :) Gorgeous as always!

xoxo,
Rachel

Mrs C said...

HI! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SWINGING BY MY BLOG AND SORRY IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO ARRIVE HERE. I LOVE THE BLUE/RED ENSEMBLE, PERFECT COLOR COMBO AND I ALSO LOVE THE CUTE OUTFIT IN THE POST BEFORE THIS, CUTE, CASUAL AND FUN!

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Julia said...

I love this Olympic inspired outfit! Now there's a theme that you can only do once every two years! :)

Julia
Cup of Tea

The Jones said...

I thought this was a dress! Love the red stripes. And my memory from teh Games is watching Sasha Cohen skate...she is so beautiful!

<3 Cambria
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The Golden Girls said...

o0o0o how i just adore this navy blue and red combo! super super cute :) preppy yet fresh and fun! Hugs from California! xx,
The Golden Girls

smk053078 said...

Girl, I was around during the days of Mary Lou Retton!!! She was the gymnasts of all gymnasts!! I am addicted to this year's Olympics!! And I love your USA attire and the shot location!! Beautimous!!
Shanna
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Iva Grbesic said...

It was Mary Lou Retton, I thought I was going to be a gymnast when I was younger. Being six feet tall I was disappointed! Hope you can stop by my blog when you have a chance and maybe we can follow each other.
Iva

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April said...

You look great! loving your olympic style ;)

XO

Tiffany said...

I don't really have a favorite Olympic memory.... but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Sam will win gold and THAT will be my new favorite Olympic memory. =)

I love your patriotic dress! You look lovely!

Laura said...

Great outfit! I love that skirt on you, it looks so perfect and the color is amazing and so rich! My favorite Olympic memory is definitely the Kerri Strug vault too - I have always loved watching Olympic gymnastics and that moment when she did the second vault even though you could tell she was limping on her ankle... ahh, it's just so intense!

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Such a pretty outfit, I love the line of that skirt! I loved watching the girl's gymnastics team win gold last night, their team spirit was so inspiring!

Juneli said...

What a pretty look, Heather! Love the skirt! Well, now that you tell that, I remember that moment from the Atlanta Olympics! Thrilling, indeed!
Love
Juneli

Nicole said...

Lovely blog! I like your style because it's something that I don't see where I live haha. It's really nice though :). I'm going to follow your blog because I like it, if you like my blog please do to :).

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still being [molly] said...

heather this is PERFECT. perfect perfect perfect. the colors are great, the styling is great, and i'm in love with that skirt!

Cassidy said...

Would have not known that your top was a dress! Cute look! I love the Olympics. Don't know if I have a favorite memory but sure was happy for the USA girls when they won for gymnastics this year!

onlyforfashionvictim said...

Hello! I'm new follower. Gorgeous look! I love your skirt and the shoes.

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Stylish By Nature said...

WOW!! Simply amazing skirt and you look lovely :)

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Sabrina Musco said...

nice outfit! love the skirt!:)

Annie said...

Ahhhh I LOVE love love that moment as well. Gymnastics is my fave...and so is that skirt you're wearing - so pretty!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Bravoe Runway said...

I love this outfit Heather! It def has the inspiration from Ralph's uniform he designed for Team USA at the opening ceremony! I'd kill for one of those blazers! Oh do we go way back...just like you I remember that vault done by Kerri Strug and after her first fall...we could hear Bela Karolyi..."you can do it...you can do it Kerri." So much pressure on such a young lady at the time in so much pain!

Babi said...

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Sparkle said...

so classy! love the skirt!

xo

Katie- Hems for Her said...

That's probably my favorite too! That Olympics really stands out because we lived two hours away from Atlanta and our city has a huge lake, so we had many international visitors, especially rowing teams because it was perfect for practice. I remember getting up early in the morning and sitting on my pier to watch them rowing. Too awesome!

And this outfit? Perfection! I love how you repurposed the dress and paired it with that awesome full skirt!

Nat said...

Beautiful outfit! I love how you found your way to put together the colors in such an elegant and casual way. Congratulations on all medals team USA has won ;)

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Pretty in Polkadot said...

Your outfits are so pretty! Love the idea of turning a great dress into a top for a skirt. Also wanted to say thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I'm now following yours - hope you'll follow me too :)

Melissa
http://prettyinpolkadot.blogspot.com

LOSAWAY said...

beautiful dress!!
you look amazing :)
xx

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Kerri Strug's moment is definitely my most memorable from watching the Olympics as a young girl, too. I love your outfit, and that skirt is just too pretty! :-)

Melanee said...

great post! love this skirt! thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I'm following you now via GFC and hope you want to follow back =)

Melanee
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Allison said...

I'm pretty sure that's my favorite memory as well! The Magnificent 7 will always be the Olympics most remembered by me because I think everyone thought that vault was impossible and it somehow happened!! I can't wait to see how the girls do tonight! ;)
:)
Allison
A's Fashion Files

Mehak said...

Loving the look!!! :) :) you look beautiful!!



Love
Mehak
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kuti said...

hey you look great.. i love your look.. nice color.. navy and red.. coool Olympics looks..

kuti
http://ishootstyle.blogspot.com

The Sunshine District said...

Such a cute look! My favorite was being a kid during those '96 Olympics and me and my cousin performing gymnastics "stunts" in front of our family. Good times :)
xo Jac
thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

Jenee C. said...

I love this outfit! One of my favourite ones from you so far. The shape of that skirt is so flattering. Extreme fashion envy right now.

xx Jenee C.
http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

Elana said...

This is such a pretty outfit! Gosh, everything from that Jason Wu for Target line just looks wonderful with anything. And I LOVE the length of this skirt, this look really is perfection! :)

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely look!

barefoot duchess said...

cute outfit! congratulations for the medals so far =)

Color Me Bold said...

Hey great post!! How about following each other?

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You look DARLING! I love that skirt and top! Twirly and Girly! I remember that Kerri Strugg moment. I felt for her foot, but she pulled it off. Ahhh I can even go back to Mary Lou Retton. HAHAHA
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Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that outfit - very chic and patriotic! Love your gorgeous blog too!
I just signed up as your newest follower.

♥ Melissah from Coastal Style

Cilla B said...

Yea goo USA hope you enjoying the Olympic gold medal wins :)

Rebecca said...

this is such a pretty pretty dress.....love the fit & the cut...just about everything about it is LOVE!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kathleen Lisson said...

Quite patriotic!

Inez said...

Love the look. Lovely shoes too.

Jacy said...

Love the patriotic colors and bold stripes! They will always be in style here!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

~Jacy

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Ashley said...

This outfit is perfection! Love the skirt, so very Carrie Bradshaw :). Following you now <3

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Sin12012 said...

Love it ! :)

xo ,
Ana Catalarrana
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Black chain strap bag said...

I really love this kind of style, simple but looks pretty relax, am i right?

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