Kris Allen likes my shirt.

October 5, 2012 at 11:58 am 4 comments

WELL, HELLO! Bet you didn’t expect to see a post here. To be truthful, I didn’t either.

In the year+ since I last posted, I: quit my job in Chicago, started dating someone, moved to New York City, tried to make it for a few months, ran out of money, moved back home to Illinois, broke up, became a walking cliché (college graduate English/women’s studies major living in her parents’ basement and working as a Starbucks barista – naturally), got asked to be in two weddings (one as a bridesmaid, one as the maid of honor), quit my job at Starbucks, started working as a vintner’s assistant and social media manager at a winery, got back together with my boyfriend, and, apparently, grew my hair out a bit longer than the kicky bob I was last sporting.

How’ve you been?

Annnnyway. I decided to post because yesterday I loved my outfit, and I wanted to share. So I dusted off my embarrassing, self-indulgent little corner of the internet. For y’all. Because I love y’all.

Also I’m pretty much obsessed with everything I’m wearing.

~Controversial French Hen sweater: J. Crew
Raisin corduroy skirt: LOFT (I got it in mustard too – they were 40% off.)
Mulberry ankle boot: Seychelles (via Amazon… via Endless – apparently they’ve merged! which means I had another coupon code.)

And it felt so fall. Too perfect not to share!

Boot detail. I love everything about them: the color, the leather, the suede, the height (or lack there of), the gold accents. They are perfect. Thank you, Seychelles! They also fit true to size, make your feet look slim, and are quite comfortable.

Back zip.

Also obsessed with my Kate Spade Pardon My French necklace. So cheeky. Love me some KS!

It’s finally feeling crisp here lately, and I can’t wait to break up my scarves and boots. A downside to my current job is that I’m always wearing scrubby workout clothes, what with all the grape guts. No, we don’t stomp them, and if one more person asks me that or cracks a joke about it…

I digress. My point is, it’s so nice to dress like a normal human when I get the chance now (I appreciate it even more), and I got that chance last night attending the Kris Allen concert in Evanston. What a great show, and what a great little venue!

Cozy, intimate, very cool vibe.

Also amazing drinks from Union (it’s worth walking to the front bar and paying the money). I HIGHLY recommend the Left Bank: St. Germain, Deaths Door organic gin & prosecco. Up, twist. Expensive, but worth every penny. These were strong and dangerous!

Here’s Kris:

He is seriously talented. Just because he won American Idol doesn’t mean he’s not a great musician, vocalist, and songwriter. Because he absolutely is. And the man is likable as hell. Great crowd interaction, and my friend Elizabeth and I definitely exchanged a few words with him on stage. Mostly about Ninja Turtles and Paula Abdul. Yep.

We don’t understand why he’s not a bigger star. He deserves to be successful, and his new album Thank You Camellia is a perfect pop record. Do yourself a favor and check him out!

Ok, enough stanning. He’s just so great. We met him after, and he told me he liked my shirt. Another girl also liked it and took a pic of me. Fun little night!

I hope you enjoyed this impulsive post. Don’t get used to it.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sunny Mc (@mcdeallover)  |  October 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I agree Kris is totally under-rated! his new album Thank-You Camellia is amazing.

    p.s. Put me in the column of liking your shirt.

    • 2. Cara  |  October 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      He really is. I simply do not get why he’s not blowing up more. Though I do think there are several better singles on the album than “The Vision of Love” – “Better With You” or “My Weakness” or even “Blindfolded” could do great on radio, imo!

      And thanks!

  • 3. Catherine  |  October 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Um, you look fabulous! I don’t know why that sweater was controversial at all. I LOVE it – especially on you! Yay I’m so glad you posted an outfit!!!

    • 4. Cara  |  October 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      d’aw, thanks girl! I miss blogging, kinda. :)


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