Friday, December 2, 2016

Rock Concert Look

Two days after the election a dear friend texted me and said that she had tickets to a Christian rock concert in our area and wanted to know if I wanted to go with her.  I really needed a diversion from all the negative news as a result of the election, so I was thrilled to go.  Of course, the next thing I had to decide was "What to Wear"!

I wanted to wear something a little "hip" (is that still a word?) for I was worried my girlfriend and I would be the old farts at this concert.  It turned out that was not the case.  Because it was a Thursday night, there were not a lot of teens/young adults there and I would say the majority of the audience was my age with young children.  Older teens in my area tend to be involved in sports and many other extra-curricular activities so that's probably why there weren't many at the concert;  but it was still sold out.

Knowing from past experience that one spends most of their time at rock concerts standing,   I wanted to wear comfortable shoes.  I was also worried about being too warm as I figured it would be pretty crowded generating lots of body heat in the building.  So I decided to wear a neutral outfit of mostly blacks and grey (my attempt at looking "hip") and a sheer leopard print top (to keep me cool), and some comfy trendy booties.


I added a grey utility vest I received from Stitch Fix last fall HERE just so I'd be a little more comfortable walking from the parking lot to the building.  I didn't want to bring a coat and have to worry about where to put it.


The leopard print top is from Express (old), I've shown it to you before HERE and HERE.  The Levi black skinny jeans are new this season (JCP) and I've shown these to you before HERE.


I added a trendy choker from Forever 21 to help me look a little more "hip" for a rock concert.


I really like how the utility vest softened the leopard print (too much leopard can sometimes be overwhelming to me) and also made the outfit more on-trend.


 I didn't actually carry this bag the day of the concert.  I used a metallic grey cross body bag for security reasons.  However, I always photograph my outfits on the weekends, and I instinctively grabbed the bag I usually carry forgetting I used a different one the night of the concert.


I did buy new shoes last week.  I was actually Christmas shopping for my daughter that day, and as usual, I didn't find anything for her but found plenty of new things for me....these shoes being one of them.  Aren't they cute?  They are by Blowfish, and are made of a light grey suede.  I love the design, and they are super comfortable.



Leopard Print Top (no longer available) similar:  HERE, Grey Utility Vest (no longer available) similar:  HERE,  Levi Black Skinny Jeans - JCP:  HERE,  Burgundy Bag (no longer available) similar:  HERE,  Choker - Forever 21 (no longer available) similar:  HERE, and Blowfish Suba Bootie - DSW:  HERE.

And if your wondering what concert I attended, it was a mix of three contemporary Christian bands:  Finding Favour, Colton Dixon (remember him from American Idol?) and Building 429




All three bands were so wonderful and inspirational.  It did me a world of good to go out for a girls-night-out with a good friend and get away from worrying about this crazy world after the election.  I especially loved this song "Where I Belong" by Building 429:


I can't even begin to tell you how this song ministered to me.  After days of watching news footage of  people rioting and protesting and posting horrible comments on social media about half of the United States population who voted differently than they did, this song reminded me that this earth is not my home.  I'm here only for a short while, and soon I will be "Where I Belong".

Lyrics
Sometimes it feels like I'm watching from the outside
Sometimes it feels like I'm breathing but am I alive
I will keep searching for answers that aren't here to find
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong
So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I'm lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance holding me.
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong
When the earth shakes I wanna be found in You
When the lights fade I wanna be found in You
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong
Where I belong, where I belong
Where I belong, where I belong
Written by Shawn Zyvoloski, Aj Veloz, Billy Sanderson, Ronnie Radke, Daniel Ingram • Copyright © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Essential Music Publishing

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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33 comments:

  1. Very cute! I think you "rocked" the rock-concert look :)
    Kelsey
    acupofteawithkelsey.blogspot.com

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    1. Great styling! I love your purse! Great pop of color!

      Edwige| http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  2. Love your new booties! Grey is one color I don't have in any shoes or boots. I may have to remedy that with these cuties. Lovely outfit for the concert. You crack me up not wanting to look like "old farts"! You always dress stylish and up to day - not old fartish at all!! Sounds like a great concert. I usually listen to K-Love and have heard of all these musicians.

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    1. Karen these are my first pair of grey booties too! I just felt like I needed booties other than black and brown. Like my new burgundy booties, I find them quite versatile. As for the music, other than Colton Dixon I never heard of any of them before. However, I did recognize a lot of the songs.

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  3. This outfit is def. perfect for a concert, although I haven't been to one in awhile (I need to change that!). I love the vest with the booties and that leopard top is very pretty in the black/gray colors!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie, yes, we all need to rejuvenate our youth and attend a rock concert once in a while! It was so funny because when the concert was over my friend and I laughed because we were both deaf and couldn't hear each other talking!

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  4. A really nice outfit, perfect for the concert! Those song lyrics are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks Elli! I love that song. I think it's my new favorite!

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  5. Appreciate the thoughtful, reassuring lyrics to that song. Glad the concert was a blessing to you. Your outfit was most definitely hip. I like that your utility vest is gray...even more neutral a neutral than olive drab, like mine.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! I'm glad you liked the song. I wanted a olive green vest, but Stitch Fix sent me a grey one instead. I'm happy with it.

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  6. Great outfit! I like they way you styled the neutral boots and vest with the post of red and leopard print. I'm also adore the song "Where I Belong" - I cry almost every-time I listen to it.

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    1. Thanks Rachel...I love that song so much! It speaks to my heart every time I hear it!

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  7. It sounds like an awesome concert! Love your outfit too, you've layered so well. Although you didn't use the burgundy bag I do like how it looks against the grey :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  8. Utility vest and animal print... A MUST! I think you look fab, hope you had a great time in your concert :)
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Yes, I had a fabulous time!

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  9. i love your vest!!! I got things from stitch fix once and everything was terrible. You were lucky

    Thank you for linking up with us at start the week stylish

    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. Thank you! You should try Stitch Fix again, sometimes you get great stuff!

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  10. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party

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  11. This looks like a fun night, Amy, and you are dressed perfectly for it! Those booties really caught my eye - great choice. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.

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    1. Thank you! I would be happy to co-host with you too!

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  12. ITs been awhile that I have been to a rock concert! Love the snow leopard print with the grey. You look great and I bet it was fun
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I haven't been to a rock concert in awhile either.

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  13. Perfect look for a concert!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  14. great look ... no one would call you an "old fart"! thank you for sharing your style with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  15. I love all three of those bands!! I'm so glad you got to see them and had a good time! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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