Smile like you mean it

Last week Sean and I went to see The Killers at Mohegan Sun, even though it was a weeknight (I'm an old lady) we had a great time. We decided to forgo the opening act in favor of grabbing dinner at Hash House a Go Go, which was like fried chicken heaven. Somehow we still ended up in a mad dash to get to the arena on time, but we just squeaked in before the first song was underway.

The show was great, I loved the set list, and our seats were close enough that every one on stage was bigger than a little speck. Naturally I would not have worn these heels had it been standing room only, but clearly they were meant to be worn with this dress. And since a random stranger complimented me on them, it made their maiden voyage all the better.

One other small accessory I had for the night was a pair of etymotic ear plugs. Again, you know I'm an old lady, and tinnitus for days is not something I enjoy. I know rock concerts are meant to be loud and I agree, that's part of the experience, but once the earplugs are in, I barely even feel like anything is missing, it's just a more reasonable volume. Let the ears of the youth ring; I'd much rather sleep soundly after I rock out.

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The Rundown
Cutout Dress c/o Zinke
Honey Fringe Sandal Banana Republic
Navy Foldover Clutch Clare V.
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Naomi Druzy Ring c/o Kendra Scott
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie



  1. cool outfit..i love this dress and your blue sandals

  2. SUCH a fun outfit, I love those sandals!!
    And oooh, if only I knew about those ear plugs sooner, might be going to some clubs in Aruba, would've come in handy! Hahaha

  3. Oh lala, you look stunning!! Love the heels and the cutout on the dress. LOL at the ear plugs, I hear ya.

  4. Ha ha ha, I almost went to that restaurant in Vegas...and now I really wish I had. And I love this killer dress on you!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. You look SO nice in that dress - I would have never imagined you wore it to a Killers concert.
    HOW AMAZING that you got to see them ! I'm listening to Mrs Brightside right now ;)
    Oh and I had never heard of those ear plugs... I'd probably wear them too.

  6. I don't go to a lot of concerts - I'm tone deaf, and the experience of hearing songs played differently than I'm used to is, well, challenging since my brain already has so much trouble understanding them. The volume, on the other hand, has never really bothered me. It's so interesting how differently we all react to different things! I love this look for a concert, especially those heels. I never dare to wear pretty shoes to a concert when I do go because, well, people spill beer, but you're making me think that I should.

  7. Heck...that's smart!! We even take our earplugs to the movies---it just seems so darn loud!
    I love these shoes---I have the flat version and love them (although sometimes the fringe tickles my toes!!)

  8. Oh that dress is soooo pretty! And great idea with the earplugs - I feel like I always lose a little bit of hearing at concerts :-/

    District of Chic

  9. Those dress really is made for those heels. Smart idea to wear ear plugs to bring down the noise level at concerts.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  10. Loving this dress on you! The Killers are the best, I've seen them several times, they put on a great show!

  11. Glad you enjoyed the show! Love the cut out dress with your awesome shoes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. I agree, how could you not wear those shoes? They are GORGEOUS, and so is the dress--what a fun look! I'm an old lady too, so bring on the ear plugs for rock concerts!