Wow Wednesday // JT + Jay - Z = No Cardio For Me

Awhile back I was lucky enough to score some tickets to the Legends of Summer concert coming to town just in time for our anniversary. Even more amazing is that I was able to keep it a surprise from my husband for quite some time. I was beyond excited for the show. I may have mentioned I used to be a party girl back in the day and took in my share of concerts over the years but I haven't been to a hip-hop one in a minute.  So this past Sunday we headed out to the Rose Bowl with about 60,000 other folks to see Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z perform.  The place was super packed and parking was bananas. ($40!!)  Fortunately, my father-in-love is a Pasadena resident so we parked at his place and he dropped us at the venue. We felt like a couple of teenage kids getting dropped off by our parents.

Surprisingly it didn't take me long to pick out an ensemble for the event. I found yet another fab romper at Forever 21 and it was just a matter of deciding on which shoes. I posted a few options on Instagram and although I loved my hot pink heels, I knew it would make much more sense to get all boho chic and wear my ankle boots. Paired with a bright yellow cross body bag and some oversize sunnies it was the perfect look for an outdoor concert with my love.

waiting for the action

Holy Grail

So many people I knew were there but we only ended up running into two of them. In fact, a friend from high school snapped a photo of me talking to my Seesy a few rows in front of her and posted it to FB!
I, of course, didn't see said photo until after we were on the way home. Hate that I missed seeing her!

because I'm lame and don't look up.

oh heyyy JT
But D & I had a freaking ball. I mean. Talk about the best date night ever! I have to give myself a high five for this one! Both Jigga and JT had the crowd rockin' and we sang, rapped and danced full out for over two hours. 
And then we walked half-way around the venue and up a hill to get to the car that was waiting for us. Glad I decided to go with the boots after all!

the ROC is in the building

It was exhilarating being in a space with that many people rocking out to the same music all at once.
At one point, I loved looking over to my left and seeing the hardcore looking dude with the fitted L.A. hat sangin' to "Cry Me A River" and "99 Problems" then, looking to my right to see a girls night in full effect and up to the left were an older couple getting their groove on! I loved it.

"Forever Young" - whole stadium lit up w/ cell phones
They performed an encore of Jay-Z's hit "Forever Young" with JT singing the chorus and I literally got goose bumps when the dark stadium lit up with the light from thousands of phones after Jigga said "Let's light it up one time for Trayvon Martin" and the stadium went wild and ablaze in white light. 

"Forever Young" - whole stadium lit up w/ cell phones

such a fun night with my love!

The whole drive home we talked about the show and how much fun we had and I was overcome with such happiness I couldn't stop smiling. It's funny how things work out isn't it? We tried to get tickets and they sold out. Then by some act of grace I scored a pair and we had the time of our lives.
We've had so much fun celebrating our anniversary I'm kind of sad to see this month end. But I am overjoyed we were able to celebrate in ways that were meaningful to us and also strengthened our relationship.
These are the moments I want to hold onto forever. The ones where I look back in twenty years and remember how silly we were and how we sang, danced and dusted the dirt off our shoulders.
These are the days of our lives and this is how I want to remember them.

What memories will you reflect on later in life?


  1. Looks like so much fun! Great outfit, simple and sexy!

    XO Chelsea


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