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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Your capital letters keep me asking for more

LAST NIGHT I went to New York City with my sister to see Phoenix at Madison Square Garden. We've been fans of the Parisian indie band for quite sometime and this was the first opportunity we've had to see them.
While Phoenix might not be big enough to demand a weeknight more important than Wednesday, the venue was still quite packed, and they did not disappoint. At all.
The trip, the late night and my day at work on three hours of sleep was completely worth it.

lyddie nyc

Whenever I'm in NYC I always see women in these sky high heels. I admire them, but I can not be them. I went for my booties with the 1" wedge. And a small cross body bag, because I like to be hands free when navigating (which I am awful at) or to be able to easily grab my camera.

city at dusk

The sky was brilliant and purple, and of course we passed through Times Square on the way to Madison Square Garden.

anna face nyc

Even though we were in the nosebleeds, we were at least in the front row of them, haha.

view from the top

We also showed up at 7:15, because we thought we needed to be early for some reason. Clearly no one else thought this.

Of course I would love to gush about every song they played; I won the impromptu bet with the people sitting next to us about what song they would open with, Liztomanaia; they preformed my favorite song, If I Ever Feel Better during the encore and Daft Punk magically appeared on the stage and played with them, which then bled into Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and they finished with an amazing mix of 1901.

I'm not going to put up the youtube videos, okay!
(they aren't very good anyway, but I've already watched half a dozen.)

Off to see Phoenix

The Rundown
Jeans Kohls - Top TJMaxx - Cardigan Forever 21 - Booties Steve Madden - Belt Gap - Earrings Arabella - Coat Marshalls - Gloves Echo Touch iPhone glove - Bag Jessica Simpson

fortune

This fortune made me laugh.

P.S. I passed by Banana Republic and saw they had signs for 40% off already reduced items (aka my favorite sign in the world) - but I was strong and didn't buy anything!

44 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love both your outfits!!!! I'm not much of a concert person since there are so many people, haha
Hehe, that is a good fortune too ;)
And good girl with not buying anything! :)
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Frances Joy said...

I love that floral top so much! I've never heard Phoenix, but I do love me some Daft Punk. I'll have to check Phoenix out.... Glad you had fun!

Ali said...

Add "in the bed" to your fortune cookie. Always makes it so much better. :D

AWE I hope you had fun! You look adorable in your one inch high boots and then your floral top is adorable. :) I get to places early, too.. hehe, I know the feeling!~ I usually get to school before my teachers. :D;;

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha yea, its the weekends that kill me too XD
I think I'm going to return 2 things that I got so that will put me $15 under budget, but I'm still gonna try no to buy anything anyway, haha :P
So deal! We don't buy anything!! (unless something totally perfect comes up ;) )

Kinsey said...

oh wow, i LOVE that top in the bottom picture! is it a recent purchase?

jesse.anne.o said...

I work 2 blocks from MSG...and I was probably still at work when you got out of the concert!

I have given up on heels after them slowing me down and missing the subway...and realizing how ridiculous women look when they hobble down the subway stairs, making everyone behind them held up. At this point it just enrages me - learn how to walk well in them or don't wear them at all! Grr.

cococricketsmama said...

NYC in the fall is great (Xmas time is awesome, too). Looks like a great time-love Phoenix, so cool!

The Backseat Stylers said...

LOL - really cute post! From the NY trip to arriving early to the concert to the fortune cookie to resisting the BR sale...

eek said...

Sounds like a fabulous night! I am so jealous you are that close to NYC.

I agree on the heels thing in New York. I don't know how some girls do it. I'm all about comfort!

Sara C said...

I really really love that outfit! And its super flattering on you, the colors and fit are fantastic! Just sayin.

Anne said...

Ooh, I love Phoenix but I have yet to see them live! They played at Lollapalooza this year, which I usually go to, but I had a wedding that weekend (Rad was in it, so you may have seen related posts over at TCC).

I am so terrible at concert dressing - I go for practical, which never seems to look good. But I just love what you put together! It looks comfy and cute.

Anne said...

PS - It's never been like that, it's never been like that, it's never been like that...

Couldn't resist adding on to the post title :)

Marie said...

Glad you had a great time!:D Loving your second outfit, so polished!:D


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Lorena said...

Never heard of Phoenix but I can totally relate to the excitement of going to see your favorite band.
oh... NYC I can only say I am totally envious...
Reading about being at the Madison Square Garden totally reminds me of the walks I had around there.. I have an aunt who had a restaurant nearby and I remember going to NYC and having the best time ever...

Jodi said...

ohhhh NY you lucky bum.. I have not been there yet.. am envious!! you must have had a great time and good for you for exercising restraint at the 40% discount sign.. a girl must contain herself once in awhile :)

cheers,
j

Beck, At Her Best said...

Ooh, I just started hearing Phoenix around here, thats so cool you got to see them!

I like your city style - I'm with you on the heels thing.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Glad you had fun!

I never wore heels except for the office! That and New Yorkers cab it and subway around a lot!

Natasha xoxo said...

Your peacoat is adorable!


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Katie said...

Love the top in the next to last pic!

Leia said...

I've never been to NYC so I am highly jealous! It sounds like a great night, and you looked lovely too. I just can't walk around a big city in heels - I only really wear them for short walks or if I'm going to be in a car - so I totally understand!

Leia

Marta said...

i heart new york city as well! just can't wait to come back there!

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northwest is best said...

I love Phoenix! Glad you had a fun time. And sky high heels are definitely not compatible with gigs, even ones in NYC!

à la Modest said...

Oh, I love Phoenix!!! Glad you got to see them :D Haha that fortune made me laugh, too. It was like forcing you to realize what you are by posing a challenge. Isn't a fortune enough to just make you feel good and not pushing you off your butt to do something? lol.

Karen said...

Great outfit - love the pop of color!!! Hope you had a great time in NYC!!!

XOX,
Karen

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Daniela said...

fun :) I love that you can just take a casual drive to NY..lol Its a 4 hour trip for me.
have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

Sounds like it was a fun time in NYC!
I love your outfit! The top is so pretty!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love your outfits lady, sounds like a great time in NYC.

sofi moukidou said...

so nice pics!!! love your coat at the first oufit!

Louise said...

I love your blue coat! New York looks good on you. :-)

jamie-lee said...

Argh you lucky thing!! I can't wait to go to NYC myself.. eeee. Sounds like you had an awesome time too :)

Loving that coat girly xx

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Kayraheart.fashion said...

Love that top and the coat is lovely..
xoxo

Amber Blue Bird said...

hey I actually had a friend that went to that show and she said it was amazing..wish I could have been there too

The Fancy Teacup said...

I LOVE Phoenix! I am waiting for them to stop by my city. Glad you had a fashionably fun time in NYC...and that fortune cookie message is hilarious.

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20 York Street said...

I made such an awesome comment and when I hit post, the internet screwed me up! Boo.

I've got NY-envy right now! and good for you for resisting that sign. I was too weak. =)

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Iris said...

I'm glad you had an awesome time! I would die to see Daft Punk in person, totally one of my favs :)

Jessica Mura said...

I like both outfit and I'm crazy for concerts!! Now your Followerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :D
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Eli said...

I saw Phoenix when they made their way around to Vegas last month, they were amazing! But you got to see daft punk too, that is so awesome!! gosh what I would give to go to nyc!

Kayla said...

I love Phoenix. I'm jealous you got to see them. Glad to know they're great and I will still keep my eye out for them.

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D-May VT. said...

NYC!! So lucky girl! =D

Thank you dear, my studded boots are my favourite schoes!! ^^

em.me.ma said...

are you from new york new york??
i love the whole ccity scene above!

Jessica said...

Ahem, "...in bed." (Do you do that to your fortune cookie words of wisdom?)

Looks like you had a fabulous time in the city! I'm so glad you were able to see Phoenix! And, sartorially speaking, that belt is perfection on your itty bitty waist!

Oh, My Darling said...

Oooh, sounds like a fun show!!!

Eyeliah said...

Oh you are such a huge fan too, fun!!!