Of course, we all know that the 2012 London Olympic games are a a two-week athletic competition. But anyone who has ever wondered about Ryan Lochte's infamous $25,000 grill (raises hand!) and anyone who has ever googled to find out who designed Team Canada's Opening Ceremony outfits (The Bay!) can tell you that the olmypics are about so much more than athleticism—they are most definitely about fashion.
Since Friday, I have been glued to my television set watching diving and swimming and volleyball and gymnastics. But I have also been watching to see what the royal family is wearing, what the American women's gymnastics team is wearing, and well, I have been spending an embarrassing amount of time checking out some teeny weeny swimsuits (what...like you never!)
But before we go back and discuss Kate Middleton recycling her J.Brand jeans and Lochte not being allowed to wear the grill during the medal ceremony, we must discuss the opening ceremony outfits—who won and who most definitely lost.
United States. I am a huge fan of this clean look...but really, Ralph Lauren...were the berets really necessary? Also. WHITE PANTS.
Great Britain. I'm so, just, GOLD?
Mexico. Oh, Mexico.
What about you? Who takes home gold in Opening Ceremony Fashion? Who do you send home empty-handed?
There's more than one way to knot a belt.
In fact, there are dozens. I have been wearing a lot of belts lately—they are a super easy way to add some character to a simple summer dress or to add some definition to a waistline. I often experiment with tying and knotting my belts, and have decided to share some of my favorites with you today.
So, it seems that Eva Mendes' arm candy (read: Ryan Gosling) isn't the only accessory of hers that I completely and totally covet.
It's her sunglasses—The Thierry Lasry Obsessy.
At a price point of about $375-400, these aren't over-the-top expensive, unless you are like I am and you constantly lose your sunglasses or, you know, sit on them.
I tried to find some similar options at a wee bit of a lower price point and came up with some that I love.
Cole Haan sunglasses, $75, Endless.com
Risky Business sunglasses, $12, Urban Outfitters
Two-Tons Shades, $38, Anthropologie
Halogen Retro Inspired Sunglasses, $51, Nordstrom
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer in Blue Music, $160, Ray-Ban
Now if only I could use my fancy new shades to land me my very own Ryan Gosling...