Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dressing for Auditions: OOTD

As a professional singer, dressing for auditions and performances is a major part of my life and consumes a great deal of my consideration. There have been numerous articles written on the subject in publications such as Classical Singer Magazine and on message boards. High hems, low hems, show cleavage, don't show cleavage...blah, blah, blah...

I think I may be breaking the mold by wearing a quirky print AND wearing yellow. Whenever I am waiting in the audition hall amongst my colleagues, I see a ton of black and jewel tones and I figure I will stand out in something a little more interesting like a dress from Anthro. So, here's what I wore yesterday:

Dress: Anthropologie Marine Mural Dress (2010), Cardigan: JCrew Jackie Cardigan (2010), Shoes: Anthropologie Seychelles Glad Rags T-Straps (2010)
You never know what's going to happen when you walk into the room and sing for people. This time, they actually took my photograph before I began, which was kind of fun. Not that I enjoy having my photograph taken that much, but it was kind of fun. I actually really adore this dress and I try not to wear it too much. This is actually only the second time I've had it on and I love it! It's so comfy and it's got a GREAT pattern.

Truth be told, I don't know if I can wear these shoes anymore. I really, really love them. But, I had badly fractured my ankle 4 years ago and I had to have emergency surgery on it. I still have 4 screws in my ankle and after I wear super high heels, I have pain the next day like nobody's business. I may have to have them removed if I want to sport my Seychelles :( I have the most amazing scar there and it's always a really fun story to tell how I fell from my horse and all...but this is really starting to become a pain. Literally.

Anyone else headed to Anthro to take advantage of the sale today!? I might have to cave on the Heroine's Homecoming Top...


  1. I just love this outfit. I'd much rather hire someone with such a creatively colorful outfit than the typical boring black stuff. And wow, that belt makes your waist look so teeny tiny. Overall, my fav look on you so far.

  2. OK, another one of my favs on you - sooo adorable. You look smashing!

  3. You look so gorgeous, Kay! I'm so glad that you're breaking the boring audition outfit mold!! :)

  4. Thanks, Ladies! It was fun to wear this outfit. I clearly need another yellow cardigan...but I'm on a shopping ban, per Anthroholic. I don't know if I can do it >_<

    I didn't get the gig, but I had fun singing in this dress :)

  5. You look so gorgeous, Kay! I'm so glad that you're breaking the boring audition outfit mold!! :)