Tuesday, October 8, 2013

take me out to the Ryman

{ What I Wore: H&M hat & leather jacket // Forever21 top // Old Navy jeans & booties // Rebecca Minkoff purse }





When people ask me to describe my style in 3 words, I get anxiety. How could I possibly limit my style to 3 piddly words?! I am at times preppy, boho, classic, trendy, relaxed, structured, feminine, mens-wear inspired, hipster, uptown, downtown... & so on!
The thing is, I am still on my style journey. Finding things that work & leaving behind what doesn't.
Living in Nashville certainly influences my style & I love introducing this new layer of boots, leather, boho hats & skinny skinny jeans (yup, even the dudes wear them!) to my outfits. Sometimes all at once!
I wore this outfit 2 weeks ago (seen here on Insta) for a spectacular evening at the Ryman Auditorium with my Ty. Back in May I scooped us up tickets to the quickly sold out Alt-J with Lord Huron show. I have been OBSESSED with Lord Huron since their album's debut last year. In fact, we only have one song picked out for our wedding ceremony so far & it is the Lord Huon number below.

After purchasing the tickets last Spring, my dear friend surprised me by putting my sister & I on "the list" for Lord Huron's show at The Webster in NYC during our visit in July. I belted out every single word to every single song & definitely got some chill bumps a time or two! 
it. was. magical.

So seeing them a second time was just the sweetest! Especially with my manfriend in tow to make googly eyes at the whole time... music makes me mushy!
I didn't even know much about Alt-J, the headliner of the show. Boy was I in for a special treat!
I have put my favorite Lord Huron & Alt-J songs below... maybe you will find something you like too! I love sharing & connecting with others over music!!
If you are looking for something folksy, make you wanna stomp your boots & belt it out with the windows down, Lord Huron is your jam. 
On the other hand, Alt-J is kind of trippy, but it seriously gets inside your soul with that beat & the lyrics keep you coming back for more. Let's tessellate:

37 comments:

  1. I love everything about it, I would totally wear it

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  2. This hat is so adorable on you! Loving those booties too!

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  3. I've never heard of either of those bands, but Lord Huron sounds like my kind of music!

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  4. I love this outfit so much! You look amazing!

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  5. i could never describe my style in 3 words...that's too hard! i love this jacket and can't believe you found it at h&m - it looks so much like allsaints! great outfit lady!

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  6. Loving this edgy chic outfit on you Jessica!

    Have a great day!
    Grace

    A Southern Drawl

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  7. I agree that it would be hard to describe my style in just 3 words! That hat is adorable on you and this outfit would be great for a concert!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    Scarf Giveaway!

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  8. Just started following you on Insta! I didn't realize we were both TN gals until recently...my sister just moved to Nashville so I am planning on being there a lot to visit!

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  9. I was literally JUST thinking about how I'm totally in a music rut and how I wish I knew what some of my favorite bloggers were listening to! So funny that you did this post today! I haven't heard of Lord Huron but am totally digging this song!

    And can we talk about how obsessed I am with this entire outfit?! So perfectly Nashville and even more perfectly the Ryman, I think that's why I love it so much! Everything Nashville always gives me the warm and fuzzies! :)



    xx
    Katie
    www.pearlsandtwirls.net

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  10. So right now I'm in the food court at a ritzy mall, so I'm not going to play those videos right now. But I'll totally come back later and do it :) For now I'll just say that I enjoy the hipster Jessica!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  11. I love the hat! I might need to get one!!

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  12. I always dislike being asked what my style is, mostly because I don't want to pigeon hole myself, and I think it's more than just a few words.

    http://mademois-elle.com

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  13. You look adorable! Love this outfit!

    xo, Courtney
    shabbyloveschic.com

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  14. Love the outfit!! Please put more music on your blog!! I love Alt-J but had never heard of Lord Huron before...new favorite I am pretty sure. Thanks!

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  15. I love the stripes and the booties!


    iffoundmake.blogspot.com

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  16. I haven't heard of either and I thought I was musically inclined!! Thanks for sharing! And this outfit...I mean, you nailed it. Not sure what you would call it, but it gets an A++ from me!! And I could never sum up my style in three words either!

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  17. So edgy and chic, love it! Just found your blog and will definitely be following.

    Stephanie - Signing Steph

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  18. Thanks lady! Do you have a blog? I would love to check it out :)
    xx

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  19. Thank you! Loving hats for Fall - H&M has all my favorites right now :)
    xx

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  20. Oh yay, I'm happy you found a new band. I play Lord Huron in my earbuds all day long at work... makes me one happy girl!
    xx

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  21. I know - only 3!? Oooh does it, makes this budgeting girl feel good :)
    xx

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  22. Oh yay, I love sharing on Insta & am happy to have you :)
    Nashville is so fun, let me know if you need some local suggestions!
    xx

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  23. Oh yay! We must have been sharing some brain waves :)


    Nashville gives me the warm fuzzies too!
    xx

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  24. Thanks lady! Hipster Jessica & Hippie Jessica are always lurking right under the surface of Preppy Jessica.
    xx

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  25. Agreed, I'm still having fun & figuring it out!
    xx

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  26. Yay, I'm happy you liked it! I will definitely have to share more of my music favorites in the future!
    xx

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  27. Thanks lady - on all counts, you sweetie ;)
    xx

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  28. Yay, welcome to my corner of the internet! Happy to have you!
    xx

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