OOTD: Concert Wear

23 August, 2013

Fashion isn't really word that fits into my vocabulary. At. All.

And OOTD posts rarely pop up here on the blog. That is mostly due to the fact that I rotate six outfits at work and the rest of the time am either squished into my workout gear or pants free. I don't own the most exciting of wardrobes.

But today I am throwing caution to the wind because sometimes it is fun to do. And how fortuitous that Nicole at Gypsy in Jasper is having a link-up on What To Wear at a Music Festival which is kind of what I am doing today, going to a music festival of sorts-not hosting a linkup.

Oh silly universe, you work in such mysterious ways sometimes.

This evening I am off to a little microbrew festival to see one of my favorite bands, Michael Franti & Spearhead along with some of my favorite people. This will be my sixth Franti show and I can't wait! They always put on a ridiculously fun show.

At some point in my old age, I abandoned any need for looking "cute" at a concert and/or festival and have opted for comfort. There really is nothing worse than standing in the sun for HOURS before shaking your groove thing while your favorite band(s) perform on stage while wearing something uncomfortable.

For tonights festival, of food, beer and music, I'm opting for super causal and comfortable--my favorite shirt, my favorite cutoffs and favorite boots. "Why boots?! Why not sandals?!" you may be asking. I've had too many toes stepped on to go with sandals at a GA show.

And I suppose I must confess, that after taking these photos I will need to readdress my decision to wear these shorts. They have apparently grown in size (or I've shrunk) as they are about two sizes too big and won't stay put. The last thing I need is to be jumping around an inadvertently moon someone.

This is my faux-rockstar pose while I try and figure out what Sadie has dug up and is attempting to eat from the compost pile. Oh, the life of a dog owner.

And of course, shades. One can't attend an event like this without their sunglasses. How you doin'?

What's your favorite thing to wear to a concert or music festival?

In the spirit of full disclosure, this is in fact what I ended up wearing to the festival!

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  1. Great outfit for a festival! And it is pretty cute! =} Welcome to the link up! I hope maybe we see you in it again =}

  2. Ha! I love your honesty. I totally agree with the need for cozy clothes at a festival and I am so down with a good pair of jean shorts (if they fit!). I love the dress, though. Remember way up at the top when you said you grew out of looking cute for festivals? Well it appears you lied on that one.

    Thanks so much for linking up. I hope you'll join us next time when we dress for the always awkward baby shower. (I was at one not too long ago and ended up surrounded by toddlers. I coped by pulling my feet up onto the couch and out of reach.)

  3. Thanks! I'll definitely be on the lookout for the next link-up. This was a lot of fun.

  4. LOL....I supposed I should have wrote "the overriding factor is dressing for festivals is comfort and being cute is just the by-product". The dress was a last minute conversion--I chopped about 12 inches off a long one I no longer wore and it worked out perfectly!

    I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the next link-up. This was a lot of fun.

  5. They absolutely came in handy. My poor toes would have taken quite the beating last night if I hadn't.


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