Another busy busy week in the books! I think I need to schedule a weekend where I do nothing, but even that can’t happen until October… Lots of plans on the horizon. On Saturday night, I finally got to see Ed Sheeran in concert, who’s probably my favorite artist and the only singer whose concert was on my bucket list. It turned into a very different night than I expected (more on that below), but he was absolutely incredible. The pic above is when he sang “A Team”—you can see everyone’s phone flashlights in the background. 85,000 people were there!
Monday, August 14
My dad and I had another early morning flight back to Denver from Minneapolis after our great weekend camping with my brother and sister-in-law. I changed into this floral romper (one of my favorites for the summertime) to grab brunch with him and my boyfriend at Snooze. We lounged by the pool and played cards in the afternoon before my dad and I spent the night at my aunt’s house. We went to bed early since we were so exhausted from no-sleep camping nights.
Tuesday, August 15
I took my dad to the airport bright and early this morning (are you noticing a theme for when we like to book our flights?) before heading into work. I’ve had this floral dress since the beginning of high school—I actually featured it in one of my first blog posts in 2016—but have always paired it with my green cardigan. I opted for this white sweater today instead… I like the white with the dress, but I think the fit of the cardigan is wrong—a cropped style, like the green one, would be a more flattering style.
Tuesday, August 15 – Continued
After work, my boyfriend, a friend, and I walked to the theater to see A24’s new horror movie Talk To Me. I’m not sure why I agreed to go—I don’t really like feeling scared, ha! But it was a really good horror movie. I thought it was extremely scary and I’m still trying not to think about it too much.
I’m not generally the type of person who changes clothes throughout the day, but I’ve noticed now that I work, I don’t wear some of my more summery and casual clothes nearly as often. I also didn’t want to look so work-appropriate at the theater, so I just threw on this white tee and shorts.
White Tee: JCPenney, $9 ($0.50 per wear), last worn here | Olive Green Utility Jacket: Nordstrom Rack, $30 ($0.30 per wear), last worn here | Shorts: H&M, $25 ($0.96 per wear), last worn here | Sneakers: UIN Footwear, gifted by brand, last worn here
Wednesday, August 16
I love to get clothes or jewelry as souvenirs when I visit places because then I can always reminisce when I wear the item. This dress, for example, is one of the pieces I thrifted while studying abroad in Scotland. I bought it specifically to wear to the Scottish country dancing ball so now I think of that fun night whenever I wear it!
Thursday, August 17
I was feeling pretty tired and lazy this morning so I threw on this tank dress and cute cardigan for a simple ‘fit. My coworker commented on how much she loved my colorful shoes, especially paired with an otherwise black and white outfit.
Friday, August 18
It was hard to focus at work today because I was so excited for the weekend! Tonight a group of us got together at my friend’s house because he just finished decking out his basement as a karaoke room—complete with a projector, giant speakers, and two microphones. It was so much fun and we belted our hearts out ‘til the wee hours of the morning.
I think this outfit is really cute for going out, but as it turns out, it was not the move for karaoke… I was sitting in a bean bag chair part of the night and my blouse got caught in the zipper of my skirt! I unfortunately couldn’t get it out without ripping the shirt, so now there is a hole. I could still get away with wearing the shirt with high-waisted bottoms, but I’m wondering if I should finally just get rid of it. I’ve had it since middle school! I remember wearing it to a school dance (even though I wasn’t supposed to show my shoulders) and feeling so cute.
Teal Houndstooth Top: Nordstrom Rack, $20 ($1.11 per wear), last worn here | Black Corduroy Skirt: Francesca’s, $35 ($0.90 per wear), last worn here | Black Heels: Frye via Sundance Outlet, $75 ($8.33 per wear), last worn here
Saturday, August 19
Concert day!! My aunt, uncle, cousin, and I decided to head downtown early to park and beat the traffic. We had linner at a restaurant not worth mentioning before wandering into the stadium to find our seats and check out the merch. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for us… The concert started 20 minutes late, and then we listened to about six songs from the two openers (Cat Burns and Khalid) before Khalid was ordered off stage due to lightning. It wasn’t until nearly four hours later, at 10pm, that Ed Sheeran finally came on. As you can imagine, it was a rather upsetting four hours, as we sat there worried they would cancel the show or cut the setlist short. There wasn’t even lightning most of the time!
It sucked that the openers’ performances were shortened but Ed played for the full two hours, and he was absolutely worth the wait. SUCH a talent. He uses a pedalboard at his feet to record different parts of the song on a loop, so every part of the show was live and unique to this performance. It was so cool to listen to him “build” each song with various layers before it sounded recognizable. The stage was also amazing—there were huge guitar pick-shaped screens surrounding him with mesmerizing videos and filters. I could ramble on and on… The evening was not at all what I had expected but he was everything I hoped for and more. I wish he could’ve played for four hours since he has so many great songs!
I wasn’t exactly sure what to wear to the concert—would it be a going out vibe? Or more cute and casual? There was a shocking number of women wearing cowgirl boots, which didn’t make sense to me since Ed Sheeran is a far cry from country (but they did look very cute). I decided to wear this one shoulder top from Clara Sunwoo that I’ve been saving. I crimped my hair (which was ruined in the rain) and paired it with these cropped flared jeans. Shorts would have been more comfortable in the heat, but I got my third round of laser hair removal earlier in the day and you’re supposed to keep your skin covered. Still not convinced this outfit was the right vibe for the event but I do think it’s cute.
Floral One-Shoulder Blouse: Clara Sunwoo, gifted by brand, last worn here | Cropped Flared Jeans: Express, $40 ($0.77 per wear), last worn here | White Espadrilles: DSW, $45 ($0.52 per wear), last worn here
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Sunday, August 20
I ended up spending the night at my aunt’s house—the concert didn’t end ‘til midnight, we were stuck in traffic for a while, and then we decided to get 2am Denny’s because we were starving and nothing else was open. A wild night to say the least! I wanted to lounge all day and do nothing but I had a tee time at 1:30 and spent the afternoon golfing. As you can imagine, I crashed so hard last night.
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Which of this week’s outfits is your favorite? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? As always, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Miles of smiles,