If there’s one thing that brings an entire nation together – it’s the Olympics. Highly regarded as the pinnacle of great sportsmanship and the physical human achievement, the Olympics brings the best and the fastest athletes in extreme sports from all over the world. Although this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have been widely acclaimed and closely followed, both in good ways and in bad, the fact remains, this world renowned competition binds the whole country as one. Especially during hockey. Most especially during the finals of men’s hockey, with Canada vs. US battling it out as the perfect finale for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Though I wish I did have an official Olympics gear (perhaps it’s time to visit Hudson’s The Bay Company for the red, white and maple leaf), I do have my strong patriotic pride to root for my country fiercely! And of course, this red skirt, which is quickly becoming a favourite! The pleats, the coloured stripes and the fact that it’s a full A-line makes for a pretty flattering skirt that would suit most body types! This skirt actually came as part of a suit combo but to avoid the head-to-toe matchy matchy look, I opted for a fitted light grey blazer.
The graphic tee, which professes my love for the world’s top fashion capitals: New York, Paris and Milan, is the perfect layering piece to lend a more casual tone to the outfit. Perhaps one day soon, I’ll sit on the front row on those runways too. The gold Michael Kors purse? Well, that’s an ode to Canada’s gold medals at the Olympics of course!
While Canada is at a feverish high with winning GOLD in highly anticipated team events: Women’s Hockey, Women’s Curling and Men’s Curling, there’s also a bit of anxiety hovering over the men’s hockey’s final match on Sunday.
On that note, we carry on with our Olympic spirit and Canadian pride. How about you, would you join us cheering loud and proud?
OUTFIT OF THE DAY BREAKDOWN:
- Hair and Skincare – ℅ THANN Canada
- Graphic t-shirt – ℅ BANANA REPUBLIC
- Grey blazer – BANANA REPUBLIC
- Black leather boots – ℅ BANANA REPUBLIC
- Sheer tights – BANANA REPUBLIC
- Striped skirt – GAP
- Plaid Scarf – GAP Canada, Men’s section
- Black and gold cuff – Gift from EM
- Bright lips – Maybelline Colour Sensation Vivids in Fuchsia Flash
- Cute socks – c/o SMART SET