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Music, Fashion, and Jackson Browne

Earrings- Old Navy
Necklace- Punky Pins
Dress- Boss Vintage (Denver store)
Brooch- Poison of Choice
Bag- Kate Spade

Hello, friends!  I'm trying to get back into a blogging groove!  I posted (but didn't super advertise) last week about my absence, so if you missed it CLICK HERE to read (plus see some videos I have been able to eek out).  Anyway, I've missed this, missed you, and have a quick music and fashion post for y'all this evening!

Last month I got to see Jackson Browne at Red Rocks with my mom.  He tours a lot and I'd been meaning to see him for some time, but it seemed nobody wanted to go with me.  Then I went and I found out I was asking all the wrong people because some of my friends were interested in seeing him, haha.  Jackson Browne isn't my typically go-to genre, but I like a lot of his songs and respect his musicianship so much that he definitely made my bucket list for sure.  And boy...and I glad I saw him!  Within the few minute of his first song I felt tingles and shivers because he was that good.  He also sang a song that was originally in Spanish called "Walls and Doors."  The main lyrics are "There are those who build walls/And those who open doors," to which he gently explained in the setup of this song was an especially important message given the election.  (Browne...and me...are more for the um, "door" part).  Call me an old lady (hey, my birthday is next week so I guess you'd be right!) but I hate standing.  Like in general, but definitely at shows too.  This was possibly the first audience at a concert I was at where the crowd wanted to sit the entire show (minus one or two hits). Given that this was about a week after my health started to nose dive this sitting ambiance was music to my ears!  (Pun intended).  

Ever the cloud/rain jinx, the weather was shaping up to be a cooler night for this outdoor show.  I had a different 70s dress in mind, but ultimately I reached for this lovely number that I got in late spring and didn't get a lot of use out of because it got mega hot really quickly here.  It was perfect for covering up my legs (I brought a cardigan too) and was fitting given most of Browne's hits were from the 70s.

I've already begun losing this tan :(
My mom can't keep her eyes open in photos...

If you've never been to Red Rocks before, let me give some disclaimers: it's impossible to not get a workout in to get to your seats!  It's on a mountain, and while there is an upper level parking let that's basically on level with the top entrance, that fills up quick so you'll likely find yourself in one of the lower lots.  Why am I bringing this up?  Well, I brought my  not-quite-adjusted-to-the-altitude mom and despite a moderate warning (I didn't want to scare her!) she was surprised at how winded she was walking up this steep ramp in line to the show.  I felt bad, because that was always me (despite altitude acclamation) until about a year ago.  Around two years ago I made it a point to push myself with harder cardiovascular exercises when it became clear some conditions I had in that general region were permanent and I wanted to do what I could to stay/get stronger.  Now I can do Red Rocks without breaking a sweat, but that took effort.  So for anyone going here in the future who doesn't work on their cardio and/or isn't used to the altitude...don't feel bad!  Most of us have been there before ;)  

Thanks for hanging with me!  I can't wait to come back with more content ASAP!  And for more posts like this, check out this page to read all of my concert going stories!
~Lauren-Blair Donovan



  1. Your dress is soo gorgeous! Very unique color for a gown, but totally works! You look like royalty!


    Tamara -

  2. Looks like it was a fun concert! My husband and I visited Red Rocks when in Denver, but I bet attending a concert there is so amazing. You look pretty in green!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. I am so glad you are back! I did miss your posts, and now that Bloglovin is working (it didn't deliver some posts) I am very glad I receive it sooner (although I used to access your blog by writing the URL. But it's quicker with Bloglovin now, to get a new post! I am very glad that you are getting better and also, that you went to the concert of Jackson Browne with your mom - by the pictures, that must have really been great (with tingles :) I would have loved to hear the song, loved the verse about open doors. I loved your dress, it's lovely, the color and the cards :) And so good you could sit down - and yes, Red Rocks would be like climbing a mountain for me :) I hope you have a very good week, please take care and get 100% well soon!

  4. Such a fantastic night. Your dress is beautiful.
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  5. What a gorgoeus dress! You look like a princess at the concert. Stunning color too. That's awesome that your mon was able to go with you and that you could sit down lol. I have no doubt that I would get winded walking up the mountain haha. Glad to see you're back!!

  6. Really, really wonderful outfit. Every time you wear green, it knocks my socks clean off.

    Many hugs & wishes of more positive days on the health front we head into autumn,

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Such a really beautiful dress on you, maxi style dresses really look lovely on you! xo

  8. Your dress is so so stunning! Looks like a fantastic night

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  9. Wait, you're a September baby, too!? I'm the 29th! It's crazy, growing up, hardly anyone had a September birthday and now, nearly every blog I'm visiting, someone's announcing their birthday this month, which I think is so cool, I don't feel so alone now, haha. Anyway, you look so beautiful in this dress and I love your hair styled this way. I'm glad you had a great time at the concert with your mom, who is beautiful by the way! My mom always talks WHILE taking a photo, I don't get it, but she does! She also walks towards you, WHILE she's trying to take a picture of you, so it's always fail, haha. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  10. Love your dress! What a beautiful color. Red Rocks is awesome hope you loved it!

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  11. Welcome back! Love the dress you picked out. It sounds like it was the perfect choice for the show! Glad you had a great time. I know what you mean about sitting down at a concert. It annoys me to no end when I go to a concert and have to stand especially when there are seats people are refusing to use! Glad to hear this was not one of those times! :)

  12. Beautiful dress and great post dear. ☺
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  13. Glad you're back, lady! And what an amazing venue to see Jackson Browne!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. Red Rocks looks really impressive and I see that you had amazing time on that concert, Lauren, I love your dress :)

  15. Fantastic dress! This looks like an amazing place to see a concert, I've always heard of it but never been. I'm a September birthday girl too! The 29th like Jalisa above, too funny! Hope it's been a great birthday month girl! Happy early bday!


  16. Oh wow your dress! You look so pretty!

    Gemma x

  17. Looks like your mum and you had a fun night at the concert! I am not familiar with the singer though but maybe it's not the genre that I listen to. And your mum looks amazing!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. This is so cool that you took your mom out to a show! You look Stunning in this beautiful green vintage dress. I Love Vintage dresses so much! I can't wait to see you in more vintage and more green. I've never been to Red Rocks, but I have always wanted too. It sounds like a nice place to go in the summer. Stay Fabulous dear:)

  19. You always always look so gorgeous Lauren-Blair and that's so cool that your Mum got to come along too! After seeing you talk about Red Rocks a few weeks ago I would so love to visit!!!


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