Showing posts with label Olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olympics. Show all posts

Fresh Picks to Follow – Go for the Gold

I’ve been glued to the television for the past seven days soaking up as much of the Olympics as possible.  I’m extremely happy to see so many of the American athletes compete and reach their Olympic dreams. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and I’ve even yelled at the television attempting to cheer on my favorite athletes.  I think that the media has done a fantastic job of taking us along for the ride.  I feel so much more connected to the athletes after reading about their backgrounds or watching a video profile about their journey to the Olympics.  

I’m not sure about you all, but I was happy to see that after seven days, that Team USA has finally taken over the lead in the medals count with 54 medals overall.  Out of the 54 medals, Team USA has 26 gold medals and we still have another week to go.  I wonder how many gold medals Team USA will have at the end of the Olympics?  Do any of you have any ideas? 

For this week’s Fresh Pick to Follow, here are my top 10 Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal inspired pieces to support the American athletes during the 2012 Summer Olympics.  What do you love most about the Olympics and how much of it have you watched so far? Let me know in the comments!

1. French Connection - Silver Samantha Sequins Dress…$59.99
2. Aidan Mattox - Paillette Dress…$330.00
3. American Apparel - Weekend Bag…$46.40
4. ModCloth - Brains and Bronze Heel…$115.99
6. Anthropologie - Triple Dipper Earrings…$98.00
7. Steve Madden - Women's Studlyy Flat…$99.95
8. Nine West – Love Fury…$89.00
9. Alice + Olivia - 'Selma' Mesh Back Lamé Sheath Dress…$295.00
10. Free People - Fever Sequin Bodycon Skirt…$148.00
xoxo Natasha

Moody Style: Motivation

Hi everyone!  I hope that you all are having a great week so far.  I’ve been keeping busy with the new job and watching the Olympics.  I’ve been captivated by all of the Olympic athletes over the past four days and I’m astounded by their all of their achievements.  Every singe one of them has an amazing story that brought them to London and they are all highly motivated.  So, I started to think about my motivation and what keeps me going every day.  I’m sure that like most of you it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated every second of every day, but I’m going to share a few of my 5 simple tips that keep me going when I have a goal set in place. 

1. Set One Goal at a Time – I find that when I set too many goals at once, then I get overwhelmed. The end result is that I don’t focus on each goal with as much intensity as I should.  So, I set a limit and start small.
2. Find Inspiration and Post It – I know that it may sound silly, but creating an inspiration board for myself is a helpful reminder of what I want to achieve.  If I don’t have time to create a board then I at least write it down and post it on my fridge or on a mirror.  It’s good to have a daily reminder of the goal.
3. Share the Goal – I think that it’s important to let others know what you’re trying to achieve for two reasons - to help hold you accountable and also to gain support. When I trained for my half marathon earlier this year, my family and friends all knew what I was up against and they supported me 100% percent.  It’s a great feeling to have all of that support and love behind you when you accomplish the goal. 
4. Set a Date – It’s a simple step that often gets overlooked, but it’s a must.  Adding an end date to a calendar or creating a system to check on your progress will help build anticipation and add some finality to the goal.
5. Don’t Give Up – If you miss a day, a week or even a month, then readjust your plans and get motivated again.  There’s always an ebb and flow with just about everything that we do, so keep moving forward.

{Shirt: Anthropologie Draped Snail Tank;
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft Marisa Trouser Leg Pants;
Earrings: Anthropologie Small Change Earrings;
Ring: Banana Republic Turquoise Sunset;
Shoes: Gianni Bini Thong Sandals (old)}
What keeps you motivated? Do you have any tips that will keep you from falling into a slump? Have you been watching the Olympics?  Are you inspired by any particular athlete to try something new? Let me know in the comments!

Fresh Picks to Follow – Team USA 2012

I’m so excited for the Olympics to finally get underway.  I’m especially looking forward to seeing the opening ceremonies tonight and having the chance to root for my favorite Olympic Teams.  Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always rooted for the U.S. Gymnastics team.  Despite the fact that I couldn’t master a basic back handspring, I convinced myself at a young age that I was going to be the next Nadia Comăneci.  Of course that dream was short lived considering I never took a gymnastics class.  As I got older and wiser, I realized that there were a lot more sports and talented athletes in the world that I needed to explore.  In high school, I joined the track team and my swim team, so naturally I became very fond of both the U.S. Track and Field Team and the U.S. Swim Team.  Over the next 17 days I’m going to pay close attention to my top 3 favorite sports.   I have a feeling that these U.S. athletes are going to dominate the London games. For this week’s Fresh Pick to Follow, here are my top 10 clothes and accessories to show your support the members Team USA during the 2012 Summer Olympics.  What do you love most about the Olympics and how much will you watch? Let me know in the comments!

1. Top Shop – Olympic Cupcake Set…$20.00
2. Ralph Lauren - Team USA Twill Tote…$165.00
3. Ralph Lauren - Team USA Beach Towel…$60.00
5. Gap - Olympic Vintage Tank…$24.95
6. Ralph Lauren - Team USA Flip-Flop…$29.00
7. Old Navy - Women's Team USA® Tanks…$17.50
9. Nike Team USA 2012 - Olympics Women's Classic 5 Ring Full Zip Hoodie…$59.99
10. Red Bubble – Keep Calm at the Olympics T-Shirt…$24.54

Oh and check out this hilarious video below of the USA Olympic Swim Team lip-syncing Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer smash - Call Me Maybe.  It makes me want to root for this team even more! 

xoxo Natasha
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