This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of seeing my all-time favourite (modern) band/, Death Cab for Cutie, in concert for the first time !!!! We stood super close and it was overall very emotional (especially when they performed "What Sarah Said") because words cannot describe how much their music has done for me in my short life.....but anyway!
I bought the world's softest jumper at the concert and have quite literally been finding any way to incorporate it into my outfits every day since the concert on Saturday. On that note, this summer has been very much about black and grey for me--which is very new. It could be because I was recently asked by a friend "Do you even own any black???" (yes, I'm talking about you, James), or maybe it's because I have discovered (through lots of changing room experimentation) wearing black is kind of empowering and I like that. Whatever the reason, I am glad this amazing DCFC jumper goes along with most of my outfits--especially since here in San Francisco it tends to get rather chilly, even in the middle of July.
For this outfit in particular, which I wore the day after the concert, I felt like celebrating their latest album Kintsugi; a method in which cracks and flaws in broken pottery is embellished with gold or silver (which I referenced with gold elements in my accessories), rather than covered up. The philosophy behind kintsugi celebrates the imperfect, and claims that breakage is part of the history of something, as opposed to something that should be hidden. I've been taking this to heart lately, and am (attempting) to apply it to my own self, through my body image, etc. Reading up on this has really changed the way I view things that I consider "flaws" in myself. I still have a lot of work to do on my own self-esteem, as many of us do, but I'm happy to see myself making steps in the right direction toward self-love~
Have you been to any concerts this summer? What are some of your favourite bands? I have been trying to get into new music, so if you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments and I'll be sure to check them out! As for me, I will be focusing myself on healing my post-concert depression by watching all of the videos and photos I took
Stay sweet ♡
jumper: dcfc concert | top: charlotte russe | skirt: american apparel (thrifted) | belt: vintage | shoes: old | handbag: betsey johnson (gifted) | sunnies: thrifted | jewellery: all vintage
*Photos of me by Ryan S.; concert photos by me