We interrupt this regularly schedule program to discuss one of the most exciting events of my life…
Last night, I got to attend the CMT Artist of the Year show!!!! Here’s how it happened:
So, all these televised events in Nashville have to have full audiences so they look awesome on camera. One of my friends told me about this when I first moved here and the “casting agencies” that are in charge of filling the audiences, so I followed these agencies on Facebook. When I saw this event come up, I applied (late) – i.e., sent in a picture of myself – and was accepted within an hour. I felt pretty good about myself until I learned that there were 800 people accepted, and three tiers of wrist bands, and I was in the lowest tier…
No matter, though, because even sitting way up in the balcony, nowhere near a celebrity or a camera, I had an amazing time.
Picking out what to wear, though, was a different story. As a seat filler, you’re essentially supposed to be invisible, which is, of course, not my style. We had all these parameters about what to wear: nothing too revealing/short, no flashy jewelry, low heels, dark colors. When I sorted through all of my clothes that fit into these categories, I found I had two options.
I’ve always really liked this dress, but it’s never really flattered me that well. Or, I should say, it looks great when I first put it on, and then as soon as I move, it turns into a sack of potatoes. And as you can see, doesn’t photograph very well. If I somehow ended up sitting next to Sam Hunt, I needed to look good. So, I threw out option 1.
This was literally the only other choice I had in my entire wardrobe, but for the most part, I was very pleased. When I have a job again, I’ll stock up on some award show options.
My little lace crop top (which, btw, I got at Rue 21 for $3), is one of my favorite dressier pieces, but I didn’t have a great black skirt to go with it…until I remembered my black slip dress! I’ve worn this under tops on several occasions, and while it’s very form fitting, it’s not too short, so I figured it would work. As for my gold heels, I don’t know if they’re technically considered “low”, but they are about the lowest I own, and I’m short, so I figured I could get away with it. I added a green clutch for a little Christmas flair, and some rose gold jewelry, and I was all set, if not red carpet ready.
My hair did look a little flat in these pictures, though, so I ended up putting it back. Imagine this head on the above photos.