Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mint, red, and Andrew Bird

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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. 


16 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE that skirt! You are adorable as always!! 
    www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  2. Love mint and red Kristine!  And love how music has the ability to transform you to another place and time.  Good for you!

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  3. that skirt and shoes are to die for!!!!

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  4. such a cute look, also i freaking love Andrew Bird!!! i'm really jealous you got to see him!

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that skirt, and the color combo is fabulous. Perfect for wearing while listening to Andrew Bird, I'd say.

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  6. omg! those shoes are so adorable! 

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  7. ummm... DARLING. Love those shoes!

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  8. such a happy song! wish he would play here for under a million dollars....glad you have your matt back- wish we could see you guys soon! we're all over the place:(

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  9. I love the red and green together so cute! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm loving your skirt Kristine! I also did a mint and red post a little bit ago :) I love that color combo!
    -Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  11. Absolutely LOVE this skirt. The bottom detail is amazing. 
    Also LOVE Andrew Bird!

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  12. great skirt! you're right about the mint and red!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  13. That skirt is so prettttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Sara 
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/ 

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  14. This skirt is one of my favs of yours...I love the pleats and the blend of green/red shades...plus those shoes are to die for!

    <3  Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE your cute skirt!! and i just went to my second andrew bird concert a few weeks ago! he was amazing!!

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  16. giiiiirl, i didn't know that you were a convert. we're twins!! 
    and andrew bird is genius!
    love your outfit, as always!
    xo TJ

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