Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stripes: A Coldplay Update Day 26

Ok, so I was totally planning to do a post about driving from school to Seattle (a drive I have done at least 100 times in the last 5 years) and I had planned it out on the drive BUT last night’s concert was soooooo amazing I’ve decided to through a post about it in here and save the driving post for tomorrow. So here are my concert highlights:

-When everyone first got to the arena, they were given a super dorky bracelet. About 10 minutes for the show started while they were setting up the final instruments and stuff a sign came on telling us to put the bracelets on. And then, when the lights went off, all the bracelets turned on an glowed!! It was like being apart of a giant Christmas tree. They had some sort of computer program that let the bracelets light up on beat and everything. SO COOL.

-Chris Martin smashed a guitar! I’ve never seen anyone do that before so that was pretty awesome.

-SO MUCH CONFETTI. SO MUCH.

-And this was the best part. For the encore, the band surprised us by coming into the stand IN MY AISLE! I was 10 feet away from all of Coldplay!!!! I don’t think I’ve ever screamed quite like I did when I realized what was happening, cause they’re only my favorite band, you know, no big deal. And, can I just say, Chris Martin’s arms are uh-mazing?! I actually had noticed them on a close up on one of the screens while playing piano…boy is built! But this was undoubtedly the coolest part of the show! The tech crew even brought up a piano and everything. I still cannot believe that happened and I’m pretty sure I’m still feeling the residual┬áadrenaline.

This is the picture I took of Chris Martin (and his sexy arms) when we was right next to us! He's in the pink!

All in all it was an awesome show! I had a ton of fun and the band did a really good job mixing old stuff and new stuff…they did songs from every album they’ve produced, which I really liked. Now, I just want a private show where they play my perfect set list so they will do all the awesome songs they skipped ­čśŤ A girl can dream!

Also, I realize this shirt breaks the rules, but how do you go to your favorite band’s concert and not get a shirt?!

Outfit:

Shirt: Coldplay Concert

Real Shirt: Target

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Toms

Anyone else ever seen Coldplay live? What kinds of effects did they do in past shows? I’m dying to know because they seem like they really pull all the stops!

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Sequins: 30 for 30 Date Night

In case you were wondering, the newest update on living together is that it’s going well. Like, really really well. My fella? He’s awfully swell.

Err, sorry about that… Not quite sure how that rhyme slipped in there. Ahem.

Anyway, yes. Living together was a good choice (not that I, for even a moment, doubted that…) to make. The one thing we realized, though? We still have to date each other. And dates that include munching on some random snack while I work on an art project watching an episode of Star Trek (in other words: every single night ever) just doesn’t count.

So we went out! On a real date! Complete with live music! It was exciting. Until the girls who shared our table talked through everybody’s open mic performance. Finally we got up to stand by the door and I told them off, like the bossy pants I am. They were quiet after that. We also went out for coffee and books beforehand, and had a long and really good talk about what we want our life to look like, what goals we have, and how we can support each other. You know, mushy couple stuff.

We were going to do outfit photos, too, at this place I’ve been jonesing to get pictures from. We only got a couple of shots before it started raining, so I’m limited. It’s a simple outfit, though, so you can fill in the blanks, I’m sure.

Oh and PS, see how my hair is up? That’s a sure-fire sign that it’s heading to the chopping block soon. Like, tomorrow soon. Like, really chopped. Like this kind of chopped. I’m so stoked. Time to bring the mohawk back.

Dress: Thrifted/ Scarf: Gift from BFF/ Shoes: Soda/ Tights: Old Navy/ Socks: bella

Stripes: An Ode to Coldplay Day 25

Can I just say, after having written this post, that this was one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write! I seriously had issues limiting myself to a reasonable number of songs.

Tonight is the day I’ve been waiting for since I was in middle school: I get to see Coldplay live!!! Gahhh! So, in addition to my outfit (at the bottom) I thought it would be fun to put a bunch of my favorite Coldplay songs in my post today. Here you go!

Outfit:

You’ll have to excuse the boringness of my outfit-it’s the last lab day of the challenge.

Shirt: Target

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Rocket Dog via Famous Footwear

What’s everyone else’s favorite Coldplay songs?!

[Edit: Hey guys sorry I changed out the picture, I didn’t realize the first one was so blurry. I mean, it’s not like I posted it while in the middle of class or anything…cause of course I would *never* do that.]

Sequins 30 for 30: Stubborn As A Ram

So I’m an Aries. Sometimes, that means absolutely nothing. Sometimes, that means I’m as stubborn as a mule ram. Stubborn as a ram. Some days, like today, I’ll wear my pencil skirt and button up with no tights and a hood-less jacket, despite the huge rainstorm in the previous night and the drizzle that doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

What can I say? Sometimes I’m just really, really stubborn.

Sometimes, though, I’ll cave halfway through the day and throw on these amazing horse-print socks. What can I say? Sometimes it’s colder than expected! So, maybe the whole Aries thing is the most accurate depiction of my personality….

Jacket: Target/ Skirt: Hand-Me-Down from my sister, Romy’s/ Socks: Bella/ Shoes: Modcloth/ Shirt Belt & Necklace: Thrifted

 

PS I’m so so so in love with the socks. I want to wear them everyday (and I might. I just might.)

Stripes: Stretch or No Stretch? Day 24

I have something to confess (that I’m sure I’ve mentioned before): I am a noob to the whole no stretch jeans thing. This pair of pants in the only one I own that has 0% spandex/lycra blended into the cotton and I am slowly falling in love with them.

I really really love these jeans but I am still not completely used to the lack of stretch going on around the waist and butt. All my round bottom girls out there know what I am talking about. My waist is substantially smaller then my hips which leaves about 2″ of excess fabric around the waistband on these pants making it hard to sit down sometimes. And so I was scared when buying them. I’d been told that skinny jeans were supposed to be a no-no for girls with my body shape and that stretch was essential so I could sit in my pants. But you know what? These pants rebel against all of that, and I love it!

I definitely an grateful of the 30 for 30 for giving me a nudge to get me to wear these without boots (why I originally bought them) and fully embrace not only the jeans but also my body in these jeans.

Outfit:

I’ve started playing around with PicMonkey an online photo editor so hopefully I can start phasing in so cool new pictures!

Shirt: Old Navy

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Toms

Anyone else have the same apple bottom shape as me? How do you feel about skinny jeans? Do you own any jeans without stretch? How do you deal with this not so bad problem (not going to lie, guys love a little junk in the trunk…or so I’ve heard ­čśë )

 

Sequins 30 for 30: My Look-A-Like Contest Entry

Do I remind you of anyone? Perhaps a little whiskered critter who giggles and is in a long term relationship with an actor worth billions?

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Because this outfit is definitely making me channel Minnie Mouse! I started the day thinking that this is one of those outfits that, as much fun as I’m having, will probably not get repeated post-30 for 30 Challenge. I figured it was a good way to stretch myself, and know I have a costume if I’m ever in a pinch.

Except that as the day went on, I fell in love with this outfit more and more. It’s kinda one of my new favorites. It probably doesn’t hurt that I am more than mildly obsessed with this dress. Seriously one of my best decisions ever!

Also, though, the best part of today was how fan-friggin-tastic the weather was. Like, uh-mazing. So what better way than to celebrate with a bottle of super sweet white wine? It’s the third time in a week I’ve bought this bottle of wine, so I figured it deserved its own shout-out.

Dress & Scarf: Vintage/ Shirt: Sojourner/ Bag: Melie Bianca/ Shoes: Seychelles

Stripes: One Week It’s Day 23

With only one week to go until my whole wardrobe is mine again, I am chopping at the bit. I MISS MY CLOTHES! I picked mainly “winter” colors and spring is in full fledge up here as I write this. I cannot wait to throw on some of my bright tank tops and not have to worry about if I’ve already worn that combination before because it will no longer matter.

That is┬ádefinitely┬áthe part of being this far into the challenge, I can’t remember what I have worn vs things I thought about wearing so getting dressed in the mornings has become quite the ordeal trying to pull together an outfit and all. This is making getting ready in the morning really challenging and has resulted in my trying on about 5 outfits everyday trying to get ready and make a new outfit.

Outfit:

Sweater: Old Navy

Tank: A&E

Skirt: Gap

Shoes: Lucky Brand