Thursday, May 7, 2009

At the W



I spent last night at the W Hotel with my friend Gavin. You probably know him as Gavin DeGraw. When I say "spent last night", I mean 8-12pm, and we had a few other friends along (you know, say, an audience of people). We were celebrating the release of his CD Free with a concert, open bar, and goodie bags with his new album. You know Gav, he's pretty chill.

Most concerts I go to in Atlanta are at pretty low-key, indie, small-ish venues (The Earl, Variety Playhouse, Decatur CD, Criminal Records). Most concert-goers I see wear long bangs, skinny jeans, pleather jackets, shrunken cardigans etc. The W in Midtown is more boob-age (cleavage would be a euphemism), bleach-blondes, manis and pedis. Either way, I wouldn't be comfortable at a concert where I couldn't move for fear of boob slipage or undoing my side-swept bangs.

This AA dress with a convertible F21 vest is the most comfortable going-out outfit I've yet to invent. I can wear the vest loose or knotted and it makes the tightness of the dress less hoochie. And I know most of you are way over the fringe trend, but I can't let it go. I actually would advocate for fringe at concerts of any kind (see Zara booties). Attach it to your pleather jacket or wear it on your mini-halter dress, and the movement is awesome when you rock out to whomever. I bet Gavin and Arcade Fire would both appreciate the exuberance of your attire.

Gav, I know you're reading this, we should do it again sometime.

Thanks to my (non-imaginary) friends, Ali, Kelly and Mark! I had an incredible time!




LL

42 comments:

Annie said...

He was just in Nashville :)
I LOVE your outfit!!!

kokostiletto said...

HI ! I love your outfit !
I have the dress same AA dress! LOVE IT! Your fringe boots still rock !

phamzy said...

i like your style!
i really need to buy a pair of fringe boots!!!!


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stylewithbenefits said...

You look so cute! Love your hair up like that.. do you put it in a high bun? I've seen Gavin live in concert and he was amazing. For me, fringe will never get old. :)

xo, Becs
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indigotangerine said...

that vest looks so versatile, and looks like it could transition seamlessly from season to season. I've never seen him live, but i can imagine he's amazing.
-indigo

Shin said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time! I love the way you tie your vest over the dress! xxoxxo

xs said...

sounds like a fun night! i love the versatility of that vest. look #3 is my fav.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-that is one fabulous outfit, the dress is lovely and the vest is just gorgeous, a very versatile piece!

Allie said...

I have that dress too! Gary got it for me, and I hardly wear it because I'm so intimidated by the hooch factor.

LAYERING! Why didn't I think of it before???

Sal said...

You're a knockout, as always, lady. I'm sure Gav was DROOLING.

Melanie said...

Love how you styled this outfit! Such a cool outfit with a great updo to go with it! And I heart Gavin, very jealous! Only saw him open up for Sheryl Crow at the Hollywood Bowl! I love his song "Stay" off the new album!

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maeko said...

Viva la vest!!

I love it. You lead such a fantastic life!

Diane said...

your outfit is FANTASTIC!!! i love it!
funny story...a good friend of mine is actually pretty good friends with gavin and his brother.

Lesley said...

Lucky!!! Love the dress and vest combination! You look great!

Hanako66 said...

you seriously look AMAZING! I love this outfit...perfect for a concert because it is cute, comfortable, AND you can walk without fear of falling!

issa said...

lucky you!!! and love your outfit!!

Lillian, Criminal Records said...

"it makes the tightness of the dress less hoochie" ^_^

I love how you and your sister keep it classy. Kudos.

lisa said...

The vest looks great over the dress! Great concert outfit. :-)

Ace said...

Haha, I have a soft spot for Gavin Degraw. My friends and I met him at one of his early concerts my senior year at the good old high school. Also, it's the theme song for One Tree Hill, which I sadly admit to watching. But it's only cause it's filmed in my old town and I get home sick! Maybe I'm just sick lol.

Ediot said...

its a great outfit. very versatile and yet clean and cool! about the picture size. i cant change it now- but ill have that in mind when i make the next big collage. thanks for caring for me. i feel better today.

have a great weekend to the both of you sweethearts. take care

Ace said...

Not weird at all, Jason Mraz's first CD still reminds me of a summer I spent with my friends on the lake and reading The Hobbit, oddly enough it all went together well.

Wanderlusting said...

Wonderlust lol, just like me! and LIVE!

You look rad, I wish more chicks dressed like that at concerts here in Vancouver. I just went to the Killers and everyone looked like a hoochie!

*lusty*

...love Maegan said...

omg so fabulous! ...you know what I think my favorite part about your outfit is? ...your messy bun. I love buns. lol. Happy Friday!

this wheel's on fire said...

"You know Gav, he's pretty chill"
HAHA I love it!

muchlove said...

sounds like so much fun! I didn't know Gavin DeGraw has a new album out.
I love your vest!

greenjeans said...

sometimes people watching is my favorite part of a concert.

co-sign on the fringe movement.

Shen-Shen said...

I love the versatility of your vest, and I love the last way the most!

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

cute concert outfit! i'm still working on the perfect mix of comfortable and chic - but yes, i love my bangs too, but i'm letting them go for the summer. but they'll be back.

ana b. said...

Tehehehe. When your BFF Gavin takes you along on his tour, remember the little people like me!

Your description of the W crowd was very funny. I'm sure you outclassed the boobage crowd!

miss a. said...

The best concerts in Atlanta are the ones thrown by the Black Lips in various shitholes around Cabbagetown. There's nothing better than being crammed into a minuscule space with 200 other people who are crazy about music (or just straight up drunk/high) as you are. :)

P.S. Agreed, W Midtown is a douche-tastic place. If you go on the wrong night, there's just a bunch of people who are in town for conferences. Ugh, gross.

wrennybird said...

Love this look, right down to your hairdo.
Now that fringe has been resurrected from 1970's rollerskating leotards, it will always be ok to wear. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

First Lady of MADE said...

i love that AA dress! its super comfy and i definitely agree about using the vest to make it "less hoochie" hahaha i totally feel ya on that one!

Wicked Halo said...

I'm having a serious crush on your vest :DDD it's soooo cool

WendyB said...

I think I'll always love fringe.

Nancy said...

I love Gavin! Those fringe booties are to die for. I would've never thought to wear a vest in different ways, very creative.

tanya said...

hotness--I love how you tied the vest in the front..it looks great on you :-)

Terri said...

How lucky can you get? Hope you had a great time and you looked lovely as always ;-)

dreamecho said...

fringe works for you -- definitely don't let it go! and the f21 convertible vest is so useful as you described. it really adds a more deconstructed mellow vibe!

r+v said...

i love gavin degraw !! and your commentary! fringe looks great on you. very classy!

ZombieLace said...

I love the outfit, it looks great. And I still like fringe too! I love dressing like the lost boys from an MGMT song :~)

Maeko said...

I love these photos so much I had to post again...

The fringe trend is on its way out, but the ruffle trend is BIG... which you do so well.... I want it.

hiking in stilettos said...

Hey lady, I was wondering if you would mind my using this picture of you for an inspiration piece on HIS. You can shoot me an email if you wish! :)