Showing posts with label selfies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label selfies. Show all posts

Saturday, April 4, 2015


warning: lots of pictures and talking ahead...

Two weeks ago, something magical happened.
Garth Brooks came to Denver. He hasn't been here since 1999. As soon as we heard he was coming to town, we made plans to buy tickets and go with a group of friends.

And we did - it was great. Such a great show, great company, and I think we all had a terrific time. As did the thousands of other people in the arena, and the thousands of other people who saw him perform that week.

We ended up going on a Tuesday (a school night! what?!), to one of his last shows. And then we stayed in Denver for the night, got breakfast, and took our time getting back to work the next day. If I could go to a great show every Tuesday evening and work a half day on Wednesdays after a leisurely breakfast, I'd be a very happy girl. 

from my Instagram, before the show
my friend and her husband, before the show
the girls
my friend Lyndsie - she's a wonderful photographer
obligatory mirrored elevator ceiling selfie

boots boots boots
from my Instagram
and another obligatory selfie: the bathroom mirror shot

the man himself

The Mr. is not a huge country fan like myself, but he does love Garth, and he's slowly but surely coming around to my way of thinking, almost a decade later...

And, here is what I wore to the concert. I know that's the main reason you're here.
Don't lie. Let's be real. We're all friends around these parts ;)

You might have already gathered that I like to NOT dress like everyone else. And my girlfriend, Chelsea, mentioned that almost every female at the show would be wearing some variation of either a floral print dress, white dress, jean skirt and cowgirl boots.
And she was right.
That was proven to be true before we ever entered the Pepsi Center.

So, I took a different route and opted for chambray, sequins(!!!), and my trusty Frye boots. And I didn't even see anyone wearing anything similar. I even got complimented on my ensemble a few times by complete strangers. 

Now, you might think that my boots look a lot like cowgirl boots. And you might be right. But, I was at a country concert. And, they're my favorite. And I wouldn't actually wear them to wrangle cattle or ride horses or anything.
And don't they look good?

I think this will be my country concert outfit formula in the future: sassy, fancy, shiny, sparkly, denim, boots, leather, and big hair.

chambray: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
sequin skirt: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
bag: thrifted

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

30 for 30: Day 22 & Day 23

Day 22

Not sure if you can tell or not, but I LOVE this plaid flannel shirt from Old Navy. I wish I'd gotten it in every color so I could wear it every. single. day. (that's an exaggeration...every other day!) I love it so much I keep wearing it, keep wearing it, and keep wearing it. 
But if the shoe shirt fits, wear it!

Day 23

You might have seen on my Instagram last week that the Mr. and I went to see "The Book of Mormon." It's a Broadway show created by the same guys who created the show South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (both guys are Colorado natives - woot woot! AND South Park, Colorado is a real place #truestory). 

Whatever your views on organized religion, Christianity, Mormons, missionaries, or even musicals, the show was very well done - the tunes were catchy, the singing and dancing impeccable, and the acting superb. It had all the elements of a great musical (I love musicals, did you know?).

We had a wonderful time catching up with the friends we saw the show with, and it was a welcome reprieve from the cycle of packing/moving/unpacking we'd been in for a few days at that point.

goofing around during intermission - he doesn't like to take selfies. boo.
I wore this outfit (with gray tights) to see the show. Yes, that is a flashy gold handbag.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fabulous Lost Wages

Two weeks ago I went to Las Vegas for a friend's bachelorette party. It was a quick (and early!) trip. Our flight left Denver at 7:20 AM, and then we left Vegas at 7 AM two days later to head home. We ended up barely napping Saturday night/Sunday morning before our flight home. Needless to say, I was exhausted! Fun was had by all, but I sure was glad to get home and sleep in my own bed and get back to a regular sleep schedule!

I don't want to share pictures of the other girls here on the interwebs, but here are some snapshots of the quick trip. I didn't snap pictures of everything we did - we saw Thunder from Down Under (so great!), but to take a picture with the guys was $20, so I passed. I'm on a budget, ya know. 


what I wore to Vegas
from my Instagram (@sweetbananie)
just hanging out at the baggage claim
we got suckered into this. but I came home with a really pretty pearl ring, so I'm not TOO upset ;)
we did some of this both days at the pool and it was wonderful
it's grainy, but this is what I wore our first night out: black top, neon orange lace skirt & red wedges
what I wore to explore Fremont Street & eat at In-N-Out Burger for the first time
and what I wore the second night - same shoes as the night before. we walked to the other end of the strip this night, hence the blisters on my heels I mentioned before...

making faces & taking selfies while I waited for the other girls to finish getting ready
the mothership - across the street was as close as I got :(
#jimmybuffettforever #parrothead #blewoutmyflipflop
Vegas was fun, especially with the girls, but laying low at home is more my speed, I'm thinking. My Mr. heads to Vegas this coming weekend for the corresponding Bachelor Party, so we'll see what he thinks of Sin City.

Happy Sunday! I've got to go on my long run this afternoon (my Dad and I plan to do another half marathon in September) - wish me luck!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Optical Illusions

My Mr. wasn't available to take my pictures, so, mirror pics are what I've got for ya today.

I had no intention of looking cute today (simply because I hit the snooze button 878 times), but I saw my mint jeans in the closet and thought "I like those. They're cute. They make me happy. I will wear them." Then the gray shirt. And I needed another layer for the sub-arctic climate of my office. I was skeptical about this polka dot chambray on top, but I think it worked! Tell me for real, did it?

I got the polka dot top at a thrift store - I spotted the dotted denim from across the store and made a beeline for it (I avoided eye contact, and might have hopped over a rack of shirts, ninja-style). I love the print and the color, the only issue is that the shirt is a little boxy on me. It's cute tucked in, under something, or over something, but buttoned up by itself I think it adds a few unwanted pounds to my frame. Occasionally, I battle this by
I also use this technique with shoes, other articles of clothing & accessories that might look better under the guise of an optical illusion. Maybe I'll show you a video of it. Someday. Maybe. Don't hold me to that.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, and remember to remember the men and women who have served our great country. I'll be thanking my two favorite veterans: Mom & Dad.

Shirt: Target
Chambray: thrifted
Mint Jeans: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
Sandals: Born Concept

Linking up HERE today - my first one!