Stars of track and field

August 05, 2012


It's official, I must admit, I've come down with a bad case of Olympic fever. I had great fun picking up on all the lovely details of the opening ceremony and since then the TV has been on all day. Well, until I flew off to the antipode* and now I've been staying up late and getting up early to catch the fringe events and making do with replays for the rest of the day. So far I've been watching a lot of rowing and gymnastics, rowing because that's just what New Zealand excels at and gymnastics because it's so much fun to watch. Who doesn't love amazing trampoline flips? What sports are your favourite at the Olympics?

(*just making a note that I wasn't actually in Spain. My inner pedant requires that this point is cleared up.)


So in honour of the Olympics, I took a few silly photos (I hesitate to call it a photo shoot though). The outfit is a little reminiscent of a cheerleader but that's sports related too, so no harm done. As far as skating sports go, I'm more of a field hockey girl myself; a nice angry sport for de-stressing. I'm not sure what it is about this skirt that makes me pair it with skates, perhaps it's a little ice-skater-y, all I know is that it's flippy and fun in the wind. Lastly, all hail my newest skates. I'll admit now that I have an obsession but these beauties are so wonderful.

This week's bonus photo: me and my coach, George.


skirt//handmade    top//local supermarket    sunglasses//thrifted vintage    skates//thrifted

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22 comments

  1. You look beautiful!! I have somehow avoided the Olympic hullabaloo--probably because I don't have cable. :p I really love your skirt; how'd you make it? :)

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    1. Ah, well London had 24 free channels of the Olympics so that made watching easy. Thanks, the skirt is just a bog standard circle skirt, chiffon over polyester. I cut out both layers as full circles with holes for the waist, and just made a small slit on the side. Then attached it all to a waistband and added some snaps.

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  2. great post, you look so pretty!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! These photos (and you!) are utterly fantastic.

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  4. these are such amazing pictures, the rollerblades are so cool! you are very talented for making that skirt. i have been watching a lot of rowing also, doing the supportive patriotic thing and watching the event that we have got most our medals in. go nz, haha!
    X jane

    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  5. Great skates! You should go on the London night-skate events!

    My fave sport this Olympics is track cycling. So bizarre. And McQueen helmets, hello!

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  6. Love the skates! What a great find! Your blog is adorable :)

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  7. these photos are super adorable. i love the last one in set. so cute. and i can't believe you made that skirt!

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  8. The skates are fantastic! Haha and I love the picture with you and the kitty. :P

    ~Brit
    www.brittany-sims.com

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  9. i love the skates! and the outfittt :D reminds me of minnie mouse somehow

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  10. The Opening Ceremony was brilliant, wasn't it? And these photos are silly and whimsical at best! Kind of reminds me of Tavi Gevinson :)

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    1. The opening ceremony blew me away, it's was great! Silly and whimsical are good, it's not fun being serious all the time. And I like Tavi Gevinson so that's all good :)

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  11. this outfit is adorable! so glad i've found your blog <3

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  12. These photos are amazing, actually your whole blog is wonderful. Oh, I'm completely obsessed with Olympics gymnastics too <3

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  13. Sweet roller skates! Such a cute little accessory. =)

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  14. Lovely pictures. The skirt is fantastic!

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  15. I do think this is a photoshoot ;) your photos look fantastic, love them! your top is super cute and I can't believe you made that skirt, how cool! :)

    Drawing Dreaming

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  16. You have a lovely little blog!! Just stumbled across u….cant remember how, but i am here!!!!! I am off for a nosey about :) xxxx

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  17. This is such a beautful post! Your photos are incredible, love the concept, love the clothes and especially the skates <3

    Hugs,
    E.

    P.s. new follower :)

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  18. You look beautiful especially in red.

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  19. The blog was really good . The pictures are awesome.
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