Mint Lace

By the time you're reading this, I'll have seen Jenny Lewis perform live for the first time in my life. Lewis is one of my all-time favorite musicians, and I've listened to Rilo Kiley ever since my brother and sister-in-law burned me a few CDs when I was probably 13 or 14. I've never gotten to see her live, but somehow I now find myself seeing her twice in the span of a month. Whitney and I bought tickets to see her perform with Ryan Adams (also exciting) in Pomona next month, but the seats are pretty bad. So when I saw another one of my all-time favorite people, Adam Scott, tweet a link to a show in LA for only $25, I immediately sent info to my two best friends and told them that we were going. The event is a night of comedy and music that Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Tim Heidecker, and more are performing. The show was technically last night, but I'm writing this ahead of time, but I think it's safe to just assume that it was incredible. Hopefully. 

I got this Ruche dress a few weeks ago with the floral dress on sale, but I've been saving this one for the perfect occasion. I figured seeing Jenny Lewis was an appropriate event for a cool lace dress. I really love that it has the potential to be dressed up and dressed down so easily, and I'm looking forward to hopefully playing around with it for a wedding coming up. It's still not cold here, which I know I should be grateful for, but I'm itching to put on my layers. I'm so close to being able to justify putting on tights, but until then I'm making do with booties and comfy sweaters. I'm really just lying to myself now.

Update: I ended up swapping out the cardigan for a leather jacket. The show was incredible and probably one of the best nights of my life. More updates to follow. I'm still processing everything.

Elyse and I chanced standing in the middle of a street for these pictures, and I feel like it was worth it. We managed to not get killed by cars, so I'd say it was a successful photo shoot.

Dress: Ruche (similar here and here)
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here)
Boots: H&M
Necklace: Vintage (gift from a friend)


  1. Mint is such a great color on you, and I love how you've paired this delicate dress with a heavier cardigan and dark boots! I always admire you girls who are so good at pairing hard and soft elements together. And also, I always really liked Rilo Kiley, so I'm sure that event was amazing!

    xox Sammi

  2. I love the mint with that particular sweater too. It's light and heavy all at the same time. It's a great look. Rilo Kiley is perfection. What a cool group of people to see perform together. I'm looking forward to your recap.

  3. Loving the light and heavy textures together here. And you can never go wrong with mint.

    Also, Jenny Lewis is amazing. I'm always late to the party -- I started listening to her stuff earlier this year. I'm sure you had a blast seeing her!!

  4. uggghh your photos always make me miss being in California!! That dress is gorgeous, and I love your little fan necklace! So cute!

  5. (Jenny Lewis? AND Ryan Adams??? *dies)
    Haha, aw man, that's awesome! I can't wait to hear more about last night's experience too.
    This minty lace dress is absolute perfection, and I imagine with a leather jacket you looked pretty badass! Love that contrast between sweet and edgy :)
    Also, huzzah for road pictures and not dying! :D Haha, that's always been one of my fave spots to get photos. Makes it a lot more thrilling, huh?

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  6. Wow! I am in love with that mint lace dress... so pretty!!

    Found you in one of the fashion blogs I frequent and thought I'd give you a visit. Would you like to connect via GFC or other social networks? Let me know if that is something that is of interest to you :)


  7. Hahaha, it's so exciting to hear your favorite musicians play right? Your heart overflows with joy ^_^
    I love this necklace, omg, I want one so bad, it's incredible! Adore the outfit as well, the dress is so girly and fancy ^^

  8. Aaw I've been looking for a mint green lace dress for ages and yours is just so perfect and cute! Love the combo with the delicate necklace and cozy cardigan, that's exactly my style and how I would wear it too! <3

  9. Oh my gosh this outfit is fabulous and I'm sure was even better with a leather jacket! I'm jealous of you for seeing Jenny!!


  10. Mint and lace! Too perfect. Im sure your night was amazing and from what I saw on instagram Im sure you feel justified in assuming it would be. Im also mildly freaking out cause I got that same necklace at an estate sale like two weeks ago! I loved that the fan actually could open and close so cute and vintage.

  11. All of your posts make me want to live in LA because you do all the stuff that I hear about on podcasts and cry myself to sleep because I can't go ;) This dress is a beaut and you look so perfect for a night on the town- I bet the leather jacket was the perfect finishing touch!

  12. OMG this dress! So pretty! Mint is wonderful on you!

  13. Hello friend! I've been super behind on blogging and commenting but I wanted to stop by and say hello! It sounds like you've had some more amazing adventures, as always! This dress is adorable and I think a leather jacket was the perfect addition for the show. I'm jealous of your bare legs. Your background is making me miss SoCal!

  14. So glad you had a great time. Mint is always lovely on you!

  15. Eek mint is the best, especially in lace! I really love it paired with the salt & pepper cardi and black booties though, like mint chocolate chip icecream :) Glad you had a great time at the Jenny Lewis show, it sounds epic!

    <3 Megan