Top: Gift - J.Crew (similar); Skirt: Japan; Shoes: Seychelles via Last Chance (similar)
Last night, we saw one of my absolute favorite musicians, Andrew Bird, in concert. It was my third time seeing him (Matt's fourth), and he always puts on a great show. Lots of whistling, and violin playing, and looping, and gramophone spinning, and so much more. He played a lot of new songs, which I enjoyed, but I was especially attached to Scythian Empire... When I was looking into my church back in 2007, I would listen to that album (Armchair Apocrypha) while driving to my missionary lessons. Now, that song always reminds me of that extremely special and personal time in my life.
Another feeling I had - he also played lots of songs reminiscent of his earlier albums, with lots of American folk and bluegrass influences. Did you know I lived in Knoxville,Tennessee for three months for an internship? I fell in love with its culture, food, and of course, music. I would listen to its local bluegrass station, WDVX, in my car while driving through lush green forest areas and I would just feel so peaceful and happy inside. Hearing Andrew Bird perform those songs with the same 'feel' to them made me long for Tennessee again. It's one of my dreams to live back there again someday...
Whew, I'm getting real personal today. Bringing it back to the surface, I wore this outfit a few days ago. Probably one of my favorite outfits lately - I just love the pops of mint and red.