Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Never Meant

I had one of the best weekends I've had in a really long time. Skyla and I headed to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (a seven hour drive!) to see American Football's first official show in fifteen years. Which is kind of a really big deal. We also got to see other bands like Bishop Allen, Owen, and Into it. Over It. There was also a lit fest, comedy, and tons of exploring/good food. I'm working on a whole post full of photos and details of our adventures -- where I'll bore you with the details.

American Football is fronted by Mike Kinsella (Owen, Cap 'N Jazz) and he's been a very prominent fixture in my life. He's one of those musicians that is always creating in different bands and I have been a huge fan of every single one of them. I am beyond obsessed with his voice and the way in which he writes simple yet emotionally catastrophic lyrics. American Football was one of those bands that got me through those sad teenaged years of mine. Getting the chance to see it live when I never thought I would, all these years later, was a truly monumental moment in my life.

It was extraordinarily hot while in Illinois. I don't own a lot of tops, so I thought this mixed print combination would be perfect for a day of exploring a new city in the heat & seeing some bands live. It had a lot going on, but sometimes it's fun to break fashion rules and where something out of your comfort zone, right? Right.


Outfit Details:
Top: Charlotte Russe
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless
Skirt: Thrifted
Ring: Everything Darling

**Photos by Skyla

21 comments on "Never Meant"
  1. Love this look, mixing patterns is one of my favorite things to do.

    1. Mine too! But sometimes it's tricky.

      Also I didn't know you were in Kent!

  2. I love the pattern mixing and polka dots go with everything! This is the perfect outfit for still looking cute on a hot, busy day. Glad you had a fun weekend!

  3. killer outfit. love it! and YOUR HAIR. so good


  4. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Your posts often inspire me to want to take impromptu road trips. Love the mix of patterns here too!

    1. Do it! I bet your kids would enjoy it!

  5. I love all the prints! No one has time for fashion rules, especially when you are listening to great music and enjoying yourself!


  6. Zing. Those mixed prints are fabulous. It's almost like you're glowing. (Either because you were about to see an amazing concert or you're just confident and awesome like that.)

    1. haha! Thank you! I think it's the bright sun and my pale skin, but I like your idea better.

  7. Ahhh, these are some gorgeous prints put together! Love the belt that tied it all together :)

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  8. I want to travel places just to go to awesome shows with you. You make me want to see more live music every time I see your posts. Also, these prints work so unexpectedly well here, and you look fantastic. This top is gorgeous.

  9. The prints work so well together. The top is lovely.

    1. Coming from you, the master of prints, this is a compliment!

  10. I love the mix of prints :)
    and seeing fav bands/ musicians is always awesome :)


  11. I'm glad to hear you had a good time. I LOVE this outfit and the mix of prints!


  12. Geez, I need to get caught up on your blog! I love the mixing of prints in this outfit. Very unexpected but in the most perfect way. I envy your recent travels. I'm trying to get Kevin to take a mini trip to Mammoth mountain over Thanksgiving weekend. We haven't been on vacation since Hawaii in 2012 ;(.


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