Saturday, April 12, 2014

Little Queen

Outfit Details:
Black velvet dress: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Flower crown: ASOS (similar here)
Pink denim jacket: Marshall's
Black tights: Urban Outfitters
Belt: from another dress
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: ModCloth

I really hate overcast days -- for taking outfit photos and in general.  I realize that I am probably in the minority on this, but I usually try to avoid taking photos on cloudy days at all costs.  But I bit the bullet and took these photos last Thursday, when my mom and I went to see Heart in concert.  I was trying to find out a way to look rock-show-appropriate while not looking like a complete poseur.  I think I sort of managed to incorporate my girly, romantic aesthetic with some darker elements.  Also, I think this is one of the first times I've actually worn my hair in its more natural state on the blog (which meant much less work!).  It doesn't always look great with some of my outfits, but with an ensemble like this, I actually really like it.  (PS: can you tell how desperate I was for spring to arrive?)

The concert itself was really awesome.  I can't even remember the last time I had been to a rock concert, to be honest -- which is kind of crazy, considering my parents' chosen careers.  I also don't think I've ever been to a concert where I'm not 100% familiar with the artist's discography.  I really love Ann Wilson's voice, and know a bunch of Heart's songs, but certainly not all, so that was a new experience for me.  I didn't know what to expect going into it, since I had heard tell of Ann having some vocal damage, but she absolutely killed it.  I was totally blown away, and I loved that it was a more intimate show.  Someone once told me that I resemble a young Ann Wilson, which was one of the best compliments I've ever received (she was gorgeous then and still is); the only compliment that might be better would be if someone told me my voice sounds like hers.  The show also really made me want to be the front-woman in a band.  I not-so-secretly want to follow in my mom's footsteps.

It was also really nice to spend that time with my mom.  She is still obviously dealing with my grandma's passing, and I know she probably wasn't feeling like going.  But we had a delicious dinner at this little hole-in-the-wall Italian place (which reminded me a lot of my college days on Staten Island -- and I tried to ignore the fact that it was a 2-minute walk from my ex's former apartment), and we had amazing seats for the show (5th row from the stage!  My dad did very well on this Christmas present).  My mom and I have so much in common, and I was really glad we were able to share this experience.

Have a great Saturday!
xox Sammi


  1. Lovely outfit - the dress is so pretty and the headband looks great! :)

  2. I love that flower crown! It is so fun for spring! Glad you and your mom had a great time at the concert!

  3. I am so glad you were able to go out and be with your mom and that you both enjoyed your time together! This is a lovely outfit- the flowers are fun and make it you, I think.

    Out of curiosity, why don't you like photographing on overcast days?

  4. Aw it sounds like you two had a lovely time. You look rad and adorable as ever <3


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