Best Olympic Commercials

I know I said my Nantucket travel guide would be up yesterday but I was far too exhausted last night so unfortunately it won’t be up until next week! I also had another post planned for today but was watching the Olympics last night and started having a great conversations about all the best Olympic commercials and thought it was a lot more fun than talking about summer sales (don’t worry those will all be up tomorrow!)

I know everyone raves about The Superbowl commercials but honestly, there are only so many “puppymonkeybaby” or weird Doritos commercials I can watch before getting super bored. You know what I haven’t gotten bored of yet, though? All the killer commercials surrounding the Olympics this year!

I love the Olympics a lot. I think the amazing sportsmanship and camaraderie (maybe excluding Michael Phelps trying to  kill le Clos with his eyes the other night) we see year after year is just amazing. It’s a time when the entire world comes together, puts aside differences and hate to just truly celebrate each others incredible athletic ability. When competition isn’t the most important thing, but instead it seems that everyone is cheering each other on. It’s the stories like this one, that really show the Olympic spirit and get me each Olympics, when someone falls down and someone else stops and yells “get up, get up! We have to finish!”  In the world we’re living in where there are so many horrible things happening every day it’s nice to have a few weeks where all that hate and anger toward each other seems to subside for a little while.

Also the commercials are awesome. Here are, in my opinion at least, the best Olympic commercials from this year!

1 // Michael Phelps for Under Armour, I think Michael Phelps has done an amazing job showing the world that he has grown up a lot in the last 4 years. For us swimmers it’s been truly incredible to watch his journey over the past 16 years, I think he’s paved the way for and in a lot of ways put swimming on the map. I love the sentiment behind this commercial but also just seeing, kind of, the end of his journey!

2 // This Bridgestone Tire commercial, I don’t know why but I love it

3 // I still think the last “thank you Mom” was better, but this one is still a favorite this year.

4 // The coolest carpool around, thanks to Visa

5 // You know it’s good when a McDonald’s commercial is making you emotional

6// While I hate United, I kind of love this!

7 // The commercial that sparked this whole post, I’m a sucker for these multilingual song commercials and this one is no different. We were watching it and it was so good and had us all totally captivated us and we were joking that it was probably like a Coke or fast food ad and then it turned out to be Samsung ad. And it’s awesome, I think the slogan is perfect and really speaks to exactly why I love the Olympics so much!

8 // It’s a hard decision between the Samsung, Michael Phelps and this commercial because I love them all so much. Maybe it’s because it’s one of my favorite songs but I think it’s more likely that Coca-Cola just has a seriously ridiculous marketing team. Side note: every time I see a Coca-cola commercial, and subsequently think about how amazing it is, I think of Mad Men which might make me a little biased.

What do you think are the best olympic commercials?

ACKt Natural

ACKt Natural

I haven’t done a lot of outfit posts around here lately so I thought I’d kick off this week with one from my trip to Nantucket a couple weeks ago! I feel like as a blogger, most of the pictures I put out there are the absolute best representation of me, my hair and makeup are done, I’m wearing a carefully picked out outfit and I’ve taken 37,000 pictures just to select the best 10 to share. And while all the outfit posts I do are actual outfits I do wear, I feel like you don’t always get the best picture of what I look like normally.

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Our last morning in Nantucket was grey and drizzly, Alli really wanted to get fudge before leaving the island and I was in desperate need of a new sweatshirt, so we grabbed my mom and Patrick and headed into town. On Sunday mornings the island is pretty sleepy but it seemed extra sleepy on this particular morning.

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We walked by my favorite house on the island on our way into town. It’s so adorable, and I mean guys look at those hydrangeas, if that doesn’t scream goals, I don’t know what does.

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Striped top is old but I found a similar one here, and here // Shorts // Cisco Brewery Harding Lane Hat // Sandals

Because we were heading out in just a couple hours I threw on my go to summer outfit, stripes, comfy chino shorts and a baseball hat. Anyone who knows me well will tell you that the second I get home from work I throw running shorts and a big t-shirt on, almost immediately, I’m all about being comfy when I can be. That definitely stays true for the summer time, while I love a good sundress as much as the next girl, I would say a good 90% of my summer is spent in shorts and a t-shirt or striped shirt of some sort. My favorite are those cooler mornings and nights that we get up in New England when I can wear long sleeves, just like my last morning on the island!

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Since this post is all about normalcy, this is my sister in her natural habitat, a fudge shop where the samples are unlimited and free. Seriously, fewer things in life make my sister and dad happier than good fudge, and Aunt Leah’s is some of the best.

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Armed with boxes of fudge to take back to Boston and DC we wandered around the wharf for a little longer but with most of the shops still closed, we decided to head into town to find a sweatshirt before heading back to the house to say our goodbyes.

It was definitely a quick trip this year but that didn’t make it any less fun, there is nothing better than a relaxed weekend with family and friends.

Back to School Then & Now

Back to School Then & Now

Back to school shopping was always my favorite when I was younger. Not only did it mean new pens, pencils, notebooks and binders (let’s be honest here that was everyone’s favorite part), it also meant getting a brand new outfit for the first day of school. Thankfully my sister and I are dressing ourselves these days so there will never be a repeat of these god awful outfits (although, I can’t make any promises about never having ice cream all over our faces again…)

Back to School Then & Now

While I haven’t been back to school shopping for a few years, I just started a new job and I kind of feel like I’m in back to school mode, picking up new desk staples and next on the list is picking up a few new wardrobe staples. This weekend is Maryland’s tax free weekend so I’m planning to take full advantage and head to Arundel Mills to do a little back to “school” shopping (back to work in my case).

With throwback style being in full swing the last couple years – sometimes I swear I’ve time traveled to the 70’s without even knowing it when I’m walking down the street – I’m incorporating a little bit of 90’s style this fall. Stressing the little bit fact because no one needs to relive the full blown 90’s style, but a little bit of denim and plaid never hurt anyone.

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blazer // silk tank // purse // pants // tie neck blouse // pumps // d’orsay flat // loafers // strappy sandal pumps

These are just a few things I have on my back to “school” list, what’s on yours?