We’re watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and I am realizing that I’m destined to spend the next 17 days weeping. The Olympics contains all of the things that make me cry – pageantry, parades, people accomplishing goals, and national anthems. If you see me in the next 2 weeks, I will probably be in tears or on the verge of.
One of the things I enjoyed the most about the ceremony tonight was the Parade of Nations. Although many of the countries went with boring blue blazers (I’m looking at you USA), some of the countries had stand-out looks that I think I’m going to try to work into my wardrobe.
I loved the bright colored skirts on the ladies from Brazil (of course, it helps to have their nice legs).
Denmark was classy and conservative, and I may be able to re-create their look from clothes already in my closet – I love a nice cardigan!
I LOVED this maxi dress on the women from Guam, and it looks especially awesome with the red lipstick.
I might want to pick up some lime green pants like the Jamaican team, who looked like they were having the most fun.
The team from Nepal had on some absolutely beautiful dresses. I really liked the combo of lighter blue and bright red.
The orange trench coats from the Netherlands were also a favorite, and looked especially fantastic with the giant yellow tulips pinned to their lapels.
The athletes from Paraguay demonstrate the fact that a wrap dress is always a solid idea, and I really enjoy some nice red flats (I may have more than 3 pairs myself).
San Marino wins the prize for best accessories, with bonus points for high heels. The announcers said the athletes would be on their feet for more than 5 hours, so they are either really committed to looking awesome, or absolutely crazy.
And finally, this pretty lady from Turkey makes me wish I was about a foot taller, and makes me want to take all of my clothes to a good tailor.