January 25, 2012

Good Morning Fire Eater

Do you ever find yourself reverting back to all the music you listened to in high school. Well, it has been one of those weeks for me. I've been revisiting all of my old favorite albums, and remembering why I loved these bands so much. The last few days bands like The Early November, Brand New, Underoath, Cursive, Copeland, Stars, and Hellogoodbye (oh geez) have come up on my playlist. Lets just say, I've been taking a long walk through memory music lane (and fully enjoying it!).

I really have so many good memories tied to music. Growing up, music was such a huge part of my life. I remember never being separated from my cassette player (ah haha), CD player (oh my!), and ipod in later years. I will never forgot being about five years old and jamming out to Barry White on my cassette player (I thought I was so cool, haha).

In high school I went to A LOT of shows. Every week there seemed to be one, two, or sometimes even three shows that I just had to go to. Usually the shows were at local venues, and sometimes in random backyards. I know I've mentioned this before, but I've always envied those on the East Coast that got to experience basement shows. I swear, if I would have grown up there, that would have been my scene. I love a good, intimate show!

Nowadays, this is the type of outfit I would most likely wear to a show. Flat, comfy shoes have always been a must, but I kind of like getting a little dressed up for shows. In high school my show uniform was always a band t-shirt, jeans, and a pair of Vans. Funny how things change!

Today I have more grad school work to catch up on, and I also hope to get a little walk in with Scott. Tonight I'm hanging out with a few of my favorite friends in downtown Phoenix to discuss the final details of the Phoenix Style Collective launch party/benefit for The GrowOP. If you're local, we would love to have you attend! It's this Friday (the 27th), and you can find all of the details right here. XO

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Target
Skirt: Gap
Bracelet: Vintage
Tights: c/o We Love Colors
Cuvette flats: c/o Blowfish Shoes (they're on sale right now!)


  1. Oh I love listening to my old Angels & Airwaves cd, it's definitely a trip to memory lane for me.

    xoxo, Jjanga

  2. love those shoes, girl! i've been eyeing them for awhile now. and you're hair - always so beautiful!

  3. awwww, the Early November- Ever So Sweet was one of my favorite songs as a youth. I was a huge UnderOath and Brand New fan as well! I remember seeing UO in high school, and I met Spencer and Aaron. Aaron signed my jeans haha, I still have them. One of my most prized possessions!

    good stuff :)

  4. Ahh, Copeland. My favourite band. Never get tired of listening to them!!

  5. I was born too late for casette players but I sure do remember my JVC CD player. I Loved that machine and I kept using it long after the iPods came into town. I was heartbroken when my CD player gave up. My parents got me an iPod and I just love it. Lately I've put it on shuffle and I often find myself listening to songs I didn't even remember I liked :) so fun!

    XO Nikki

  6. lovin the new header! and i can't wait for friday :)

  7. Love the new header!!!! I wanted to let you know I passed on a blog award to you, check out my latest post! :)

  8. mmmm copeland. i went to their farewell tour last year and literally stood in the front row sobbing! did you know aaron marsh is married now and they're expecting? crazy crazy.

    i recently found my old ipod from freshman year of college... and i'm loving the damien rice, coldplay (x&y!!!), and counting crows. ugh and emory and blindside. suuuuch a blast from the past, it feels so good to listen to old favorites :)

    xx, kara

  9. That skirt is amazing and you have incredible hair!

  10. Such a pretty dainty outfit :) And I adore your long blonde hair x