Monday, October 5, 2015

MUSIC MONDAY // Purity Ring

I can't believe I never did a Music Monday post on this duo, but what better time to talk about them than after I've seen them in concert?

Purity Ring came into Boise on Friday night, and it was a night to remember!
For one thing, they had to stop the show halfway through their second song because some crazy tried  jumping the barrier. I'd managed to keep my spot right near the front and had an amazing view the whole night. However, I do recall a young woman heavily pushing her way past me and the first row of people, and suddenly a wave of motion rippled out from the center, shoving over everyone as it expanded. A commotion from that area drew everyone's attention, and I saw the security guard dragging someone out of the front row and hauling the girl I'd seen earlier outside. She seemed really out of it and bewildered, and I wouldn't be surprised if drugs were involved.

Anyway, Purity Ring halted mid-lyrics and Megan hesitantly said into the microphone: "Um, I'm sorry, but I just want to make sure everything's alright..."
They then exited the stage until the issue was resolve before returning to finish out the night in the most fabulous way.

The Knitting Factory was PACKED that night, and I'm lucky I got such a great spot in the front. If you follow me on Snapchat (the_dragonfruit), you could see from my snaps just how crowded it got.
Also, after watching their show, I want nothing more than to invest in hundreds of light strands so I can dance in their magical glow every night...

So listen to Purity Ring, and hope they help you get through your Monday! 

*EDIT: I was back for another concert Sunday night and talked to a security guard about the incident that occurred, and he informed me the guy who had made that call to drag the girl out of the crowd had been fired. Yikes! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

OOTD // Comedy Night

Tee: Aeropostale   Skirt: Forever 21   Jacket: thrifted   Bag & Sunglasses: H&M 
Oh hey, notice how my hair is magically dark and has no trace of ombre in it? Yeah, so this is my outfit for when Corina and I saw Christopher Titus live.
(AKA: which was months ago, so I'm digging through archived photos to make a post).

We wandered the downtown area before the show and took a few photos along the way. All in all, I've got to say this whole jacket-tied-around-the-waist trend is my favorite trend to ever happen. My inner 90's child is reveling in this trend! Anyway, not much else to say outfit-wise. I'm still loving my dark colors, albeit this army green jacket has sneakily been coming to the forefront of almost all my outfit choices lately. It's a thrifted find that's definitely becoming an invaluable favorite!

So I never shared this little story, but last semester, a classmate from one of my morning classes plopped himself next to me and said: "Hey Linda, can I talk to you after class today?"
"Oh, sure," I said quizzically, wondering what it could be about. We were working on group projects for the class, but we weren't in the same group, so I wasn't sure what it might be about. He was a nice guy from Nepal that I'd talked to at the beginning of the semester, but we hadn't interacted much since.

At the end of class, he walked with me out the door and started amiably chatting about the doodles he'd seen me sketching and complimented my drawing. I kept up the small talk all while steering our path towards my next class, wondering what he had specifically wanted to talk to me about. I had a feeling I knew what it was, and when he finally got to the part of awkwardly asking for my number, I knew I was right.

"You seem like such an interesting person," (he motioned towards my outfit of the day at that part, which made me inwardly giggle) "I would like to get to know you better. Do you think we could hang out outside of class?"

He asked in such a nice way I figured it wouldn't hurt to give him my number.
Besides, I was in a hurry to get to class, I didn't want to go through the whole awkward spiel of "I'm not interested in dating right now" with him. Albeit I did that later, after he invited me to get coffee the next day. After taking a long walk with coffees in hand and easily carrying on a pleasant conversation, I was sad to know that I was not attracted to him the way he was to me. However, I've been getting better over just the past few years at being more assertive and outspoken on these issues. There have been one too many instances where "being nice" did not play out in my favor.

Thankfully, he was quite amicable about my friend zoning him (a term I've come to dislike immensely, because to be clear, the friend zone is not real. It's a place guys have invented to make themselves feel better about rejection. We're either dating or we're not, nothing more to it). It always sucks, but it's best to be clear and upfront right away to avoid awkwardness in the future! This is a lesson I've learned previously the hard way...

Any instances like this happen to you? How have you handled unwanted crushes?

Happy October lovelies! I'm hoping to find some time to get into full October mode and have a more fall-themed post for you next time! What would you like to see more of on here? 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BEAUTY // Zella Day Kicker Makeup Look

As you may know, I recently saw Zella Day live in concert, and it was another wonderful experience to add to the books! I've got a vlog in the works ready to put up soon that'll share a taste of it, but for now, I wanted to share a creative makeup look I created.

That's right, I attempted a makeup tutorial...and it's rather humorous.
Seriously guys, I'm no expert when it comes to cosmetics, so I don't know why I decided to tackle this, other than I wanted to. Haha, so check out the video below and visit my channel as well (HERE) if you liked it!

What do you think? Would you attempt this look?
What makeup experiment should I tackle next? 

Monday, September 28, 2015

MUSIC MONDAY // Ryan Adam's 1989

In case you missed the memo, indie artist Ryan Adams decided to cover Taylor Swift's entire 1989 album, and it's glorious. I love a good cover, and personally, I adore his version. 

It's always interesting to hear a familiar song get a new spin, and if you want to imagine T Swift's album redressed with acoustic guitars, a wide brim hat, and hipster glasses, this is it. 

Take a listen to his cover of All You Had to Do Was Stay and I Know Places, and feel free to listen to the rest of the album on Youtube! 

What do you think? Do you like this take on 1989?

Happy Monday!
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