O Canada

August 2, 2012

Team Canada Tee c/o The Bay, American Apparel skirt, H&M wedges and belt, 
Rebecca Minkoff bag, ring c/o Social Experiment
For Style Panel‘s challenge this week, FASHION Magazine gave us a really fun, Olympics-themed task: pick one piece out of the Bay‘s always-amazing Olympics collection and style it into a Games-appropriate yet stylish look. I’m a huge Olympics fanatic, especially after having my own city host the Winter Olympics two years ago and being there for all the energy and magic, so I was so excited about this challenge.
For any of you other Olympics nuts out there, the key is to not wear every single national-pride-emblazoned piece you have all at the same time. I stuck with just my Team Canada T-shirt, which happened to have a very femme cut perfect for tucking into skirts, and then worked the rest of my outfit around it. You can be a bit cheeky and festive with the rest of your look, obviously (I mean, a red skirt with a red and white top…it’s toeing into Canadiana overkill territory), but in the case of my fellow Canadians, more than one maple leaf can get a bit distracting.
Have you guys all been keeping up with the Olympics as well or are you not quite as into it?

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  • Reply Tinacious Me August 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    beautiful! love the bright red!
    ~Tinacious Me~

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion August 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    This is the perfect Olympic look! I love that you paired that adorable Canada shirt with the bright red skirt, plus the belt is a great touch. You look great.

  • Reply August 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    You look so great here, chic Canadian pride! I am definitely knee deep in the olympics, I love it all!
    xo K

  • Reply Lyndzie August 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    love seeing fellow proud Canadian – great job with this challenge!

    fashionable footprints

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her August 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This is so perfect! I love it, and I would absolutely wear it- even though I'm not Canadian. What can I say? I think your flag is awesome!

  • Reply Heather August 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Great look. I love your take on supporting your country/team. I'm huge fan of the Olympics! Most of my tweets have been about the Olympics woops lol

  • Reply Stesha August 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I have been obsessing over the Olympics! Go Canada go!


  • Reply Manda August 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I work for a Canadian, she would be pleased 🙂
    Eat Cake

  • Reply October Chic August 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This looks fabulous.

  • Reply JennaStevie August 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Your skirt is ammazing, I love the bright red colour. And of course that Canada tee is awesome. I'm watching the olympics as a blog right now 🙂 Go Canada!

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions August 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    in love with your shirt! such a cute look!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Sandy Joe August 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    So simple and yet sooooooo good. Love the accessories you chose.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Carmen August 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Nice combination 🙂

  • Reply Kacie August 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love how stylish this outfit while showing support for your country!

  • Reply alison*elle August 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I've totally been watching the Olympics – it's all so fun! Love your patriotic outfit, Alex!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Cee August 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    "For any of you other Olympics nuts out there, the key is to not wear every single national-pride-emblazoned piece you have all at the same time." I laughed out loud, pally! I'm not really a national event nut in anyway. I don't own anything national-pride-emblazoned, period. In fact, I'm not sure I ever have. But I definitely appreciate the lovely red and white palette of this ensemble 🙂 Happy Thursday, my friend! Miss you.

  • Reply The Key To Chic August 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Your top and skirt look great together, and I think your tips are spot-on. Your photos are always such a joy to see. I've been watching, and I'm rooting for team USA though 🙂

  • Reply thefortyexpress August 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Red is a good color for you. love the combo.

  • Reply wesothrifty August 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    You're doing our country proud! And with such style, too!

  • Reply Petite Adventures August 4, 2012 at 12:36 am

    So cute and Canadian!

  • Reply Huda August 5, 2012 at 3:12 am

    aaaww, a bit of national pride during the Olympic season, love the look.

  • Reply Shilpa August 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Wow! Gorgeous outfit and the red are stunning out there. I’m love with your outfit now 🙂


  • Reply Annie August 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

    LOVE how you styled that Canada tee – it looks so cute with that skirt & those heels!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Nia Langley August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I absolutely adore how you went about styling this. I've been watching the Olympics as often as I can. The athletes are so inspiring. Humans are awesome!

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