Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sequins and Arm Candy at London 2012

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Although I have scheduled all my posts for the summer, I had to squeeze in the pictures from our long weekend in London to see the Olympics!

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2012-08-11 Not Dressed As Lamb 009Cable car over the river linking the Olympic park with other venues. Not good if you don't like heights (like me), though I still make myself do these things...!

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Women's table tennis (I got the best shot before it started)

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Men's weightlifting - the crowd noise was deafening...!

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I saw the announcement live on TV seven years when London won the Olympics bid - and I told Mr. Summers straight away that I wanted to go in 2012... this weekend I finally got my wish! All I can say is that we had the most fantastic time - the organisation was amazing, the Olympics volunteers were just great and the whole atmosphere was everything I hoped it'd be. We managed to get tickets for table tennis and weightlifting, so didn't get to go into the stadium or the velodrome (my only regret), but we did watch several gold medals being won by team GB on the big screen in the pub next door to the Excel Arena. Needless to say it was loud, entertaining, and so, so memorable.

Oh not forgetting! I wore sneaks for comfort, light layers for sun and rain, and a sequinned collar so I'd have my own gold bling around my neck ;)

Happy weekend everyone!



Tanks: Topshop / F+F at Tesco, Collar: ASOS, Chinos: Marks & Spencer similar, Cardigan: La Redoute similar, Sneakers: Unknown (DIYed with neon laces from eBay similar), Bag: Debenhams similar, Sunglasses: Red Herring at Debenhams, Bracelets: ASOS / Gift / H&M, Rings: Debenhams / ASOS, Nails: Revlon Elegant 380Models Own Hedkandi Beach Party

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15 comments:

  1. Great pictures sweetie! I love what you are wearing, the colours look gorgeous together and I especially like the colour of your cardigan! Your collar is such a great and unexpected touch and I adore the splash of neon with your shoes :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  2. THAT'S AWESOME THAT YOU GOT TO GO..JEALOUS!
    WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!
    SHEREE X
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  3. I love that you paid tribute with your own gold collar : > Looks like a memorable time for you and the Mr., thanks for sharing pics.

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  4. IT looks great!! I've been watching on TV. Love the gold collar.
    Have a great weekend:)
    xo
    Audrey
    http://inches2style.blogspot.com

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  5. Lucky you! I'm sure it was an amazing experience to be there. Love that you rocked a gold collar!

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  6. How amazing that you were able to to go the olympics. Very exciting! Love the outfit that you wore :)

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  7. Oh how exciting that you were able to attend the Olympics! And I love your gold medal! :)

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  8. Lucky stiff getting to attend the Olympics! And the arm candy is lovely.

    <3 Cambria
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  9. The most fashion of visitors to the games. I love this outfit lightweight and comfortable. Precious brazalestes and collar is great. A gold medal for Catherine!

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  10. Lucky you - being at the Olympics! I never heard about the cable car, will it be disassembled afterwards? I saw on the news that the handball arena isn't meant to be used at the present site, but will be taken down and used elsewhere. I think that's a great idea!

    You've chosen some lovely colours for your outfit, and I especially like the cardigan and your bracelets. The greenish yellow is incredible with your hair!

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  11. Oh you lucky girl!! You get to be in London to see the Olympics! Can't wait for more pictures from you =D

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  12. Love your collar and the laces in your trainers! Fab!

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  13. UM- what an A.MAZ.ING outfit! The arm candy is too fabulous for words!
    XOXO
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  14. Catherine, I'm so excited to be able to comment now, because I totally cried the first time I read this post! I am just so proud of my English friends and the lovely job your country did of hosting the Olympics. The ceremonies were beautiful, and everything I've read says the English people were so lovely and hospitable. I'm terribly jealous you got to go. As usual, you look so fashion forward and you are just genius at layering accessories!!! ~Sarah

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  15. This sounds like soooo much fun. It's always been my dream to go to the Olympics. I would love to see synchronized swimming though.

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