Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Concert Fashion

A while back, my besties and I went to a concert featuring Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. I have to admit that I was only slightly familiar with Grace, but I left the concert inspired and blown away by her powerful pipes. Just listen!

Yes, I definitely recommend giving Grace a listen, but let's get down to concert fashion real quick...

As every fashionista knows, musician or not, a concert is not a concert without the perfect outfit. I've always thought it important to think about the concert venue and music genre before going.  For example, when attending folk concerts, I usually dress in vintage-inspired prints with moccasins or my mom's cowboy boots from the 80s. That same outfit wouldn't feel quite right for a punk rock concert--I'd prefer an edgy vest and screen tee.

Anyway, since the venue for Grace Potter was pretty casual (standing room only), and I didn't know her genre too well yet, I decided to wear something comfortable and typical "me-during-FALL." So I threw together a look with one of my favorite shirts and signature skinny jeans:

What I Wore:
* Plaid Button-Down Tunic - under $20 - Forever 21
* Gray Skinny Jeans - under $25 - Pacific Sunwear
* Slouchy Boots - $8 - Ross
* Vintage Purse - FREE - my grandma's closet
* Vintage Coin Necklace - FREE - my grandma's closet


P.S. Hope you enjoyed some new scenery in my photos today!

Oh, and you might notice that I have a hairband around my wrist. That totally reminds me of a post one of my fave bloggers, Brittan from What She Should Have Worn, wrote recently. Check it out: Hairbands are NOT bracelets

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Red, Black, & Gray

Have you ever wondered what my style is like at work? Today is your lucky day!

Now I wouldn't say that I wear red, black, and gray on a daily basis, but I have been a color repeater the last couple days without even realizing it. Mostly, I think I am just obsessed with my red cardi because I only wore a few of the other items twice. However, I still managed to come up with an outfit showing off the same flavor. You'll even notice gold accents in both.

Outfit #1

What I Wore:
* Gray Dress with Black Belt - $18 - Ross
* Long Red Cardi - under $15 - New York & Company (SALE!)
* Black Tights - FREE - my grandma's closet
* Vintage Purse - FREE - my grandma's closet
* Black Flats with Gold Buckles - under $15 - Ross
* Skinny Black Headband - under $4 - ULTA

Outfit #2

What I Wore:
* Black Shirt with Peter Pan Collar - under $20 - Dillard's
* Gray Pencil Skirt - $20 - Target
* Long Red Cardi - under $15 - New York & Company
* Vintage Belt with Gold Buckle - under $1 - thrifted
* Black Dotted Tights - about $5 - Target
* Black Oxfords - under $15 - going out of business shoe sale 
* Vintage Purse - FREE - my grandma's closet
* Black Skinny Headband - under $4 - ULTA

Which outfit is your fave?