Happy Friday! Hope it's been a good week for you! It snowed a little this past week, the kids were hoping for a snow day but it never happened...Now we're expeciting some warmer weather again this weekend, and I am ready for it!
Last Friday I got the opportunity to go to a surprise small
town village concert of my favorite American Idol contestant - Clark Beckham (He was the runner up on season 14). He is currently touring and made a surprise stop in between his tour dates of the big cities. Didn't think I was EVER going to see him live, as I just can't see myself driving 3+ hours to a concert at this time in my life, so I knew I had to make this one happen as it was so close. It felt like a private get-together with a potluck and the music by Clark Beckham - just perfect! I'm pretty sure my husband shared pizza with Clark Beckham before the concert as they were both in the food section at the same time at one point (I was too much of a chicken but did exchange a few words with him afterwards when he signed a CD I bought. I already purchased the album from itunes but couldn't resist having an autographed copy :-)
Anyway, if you liked him on American Idol, I really suggest checking out his remaining tour dates, in case he's close to where you live. He has new music coming out too, we got a sneak peek and I shared a couple on my Instagram. One of these he wrote for his soon to be wife for their wedding song. (He is getting married in May).
Since the concert was at a small midwestern venue I didn't feel the need to dress up in a special way, and simply wore my favorite sweater, favorite jeans and added a faux leather jacket, as it happened to be a warmer winter day and I didn't want to bring my winter coat along.
If you've been following me along then you've already seen this sweater in this post where I styled it with a puffer vest. This sweater is by Calvin Klein found at TJMaxx last fall. I almost didn't get it and somehow it became my favorite sweater. As you can imagine it's no longer available, but there are always similar options. I like this one from Nordstrom Rack, and this newly added sweater from LOFT would be a great choice as well and and perfect for springtime. In fact, LOFT recently added several new items to their shop and right now you can save 40% off all tops and dresses.
My faux leather jacket is from Kohl's. I've had it for almost a year and it still had the price tag attached. It was one of the clearance rack finds (that I usually try to avoid). This jacket is a size too big for me (I usually wear Small in Jackets and Coats, Small or Medium in Leather type jackets as they are usually tighter around the arms, and this jacket is size L - it was the only one available on the rack). Leather jackets are not really my norm, but I didn't mind this light gray color and it fit this occasion and with a little bit of fur lining it was the perfect completer piece for this day/evening.
While this specific jacket is no longer available, I did find this very similar faux leather jacket at Nordstrom Rack. It also comes in the prettiest shade of dusty pink 😍 (I tell you, this fashion blogging really requires some self conrol LOL)
The photo above shows the faux fur lining inside. It's just a thin lining but it was enough to keep me warm.
For accessories I added two layers from my Lucky Brand 4-Layer necklace and I switched out my small diamond studs with some silver drop earrings, but they are hard to see.
These boots are by Earth Origins, shown before in this recent post and they are still available HERE. I carried my black crossbody bag by Chaps. It's old, but there are some options on Amazon.
Below are similar options. Tip: If purchasing a leather or faux leather jacket you may want to go up a size from your usual jacket size. The boots fit true to size and are very comfortable with a removable footbed and arch support.
Faux Leather Jacket Option (Nordstrom Rack)
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