Is there such a thing as too much lace? I choose to think not. I definitely didn't need this green lace dress, but I certainly didn't think twice about it when I picked it up at H&M during my Instagram takeover with Brea Mall. Had I been shopping with my own money, I might have taken a step back and thought about all of the other lace dresses I own in effort to convince myself that I should leave it at the store. However, with a free gift card in hand, it was almost too easy to throw it on the cashier's counter and make it mine. Although, if that story (of shopping on the mall's dime and throwing caution to the wind) sounds like fantasy, just know that the trip started with me getting a zipper stuck in the dressing room. Wait. I don't think you understand. In the very first store I went into that day, I got the zipper stuck on the very first thing I tried on. Really stuck. So stuck, in fact, that I had to ask the dressing room attendant (who was a dude) if there was a woman working who could help me because my friend hadn't gotten to the mall yet. If that story doesn't sum up most of my experiences, then I don't know what does.
Side note: the last time I took pictures in front of this beautiful house, I got a few comments asking if I lived there. Sadly, I definitely do not. My brother and sister-in-law live in an adorable neighborhood, and Elyse and I have been wandering around the nearby streets lately to take photos. This house is right down the block from theirs, and it apparently sold for more than $1 million. We've yet to see who lives there, but it's possible that they've watched us take photos in front of their house multiple times. I'm pretty sure they couldn't blame us though.
I actually wore this outfit to see Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams in concert last Thursday. As you'd expect, the show was amazing. When I saw Jenny Lewis last month, she only played a short set of about four songs maybe, so I was excited to see what she'd play this time. I knew she'd play a couple of Rilo Kiley songs if I was lucky, but I definitely wasn't expecting her to close the show with one, let alone my absolute favorite (and possibly my favorite song in general). So, yeah, I teared up when she played "With Arms Outstretched." That song really made me feel things when I listened to it on repeat in high school, but I never expected I'd get to hear it live. It was incredible, as was Ryan Adams. I've been too into Ryan Adam, but mostly because I've just never taken the time to listen to all of his music, other than a few songs. He was seriously fantastic live, and I'm definitely going to make it a point to listen to more of his music from now on.
My weekend was mostly filled with spending time with a bunch of friends. One of my good friends is in town visiting from Washington for a few days, so we've all been spending time together while he's here. We went to Harmontown yesterday, which was wonderful as usual. If you're wondering what my weekend was really like, just imagine me sitting in a friend's room, surrounded by about five guys, as everyone insults each other in between quoting movies. Jealous?
Dress, jacket, boots: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21