live out loud


I have to go wig shopping. This time I’m not dressing up as the other woman to keep things hot in the cold category of matrimony. Nay. I need a double rainbow bob or a ponytail of braids, paired with a plastic skirt that resembles an opened umbrella. I somewhat believe in dressing appropriately for your age, save for when you’re daughter is 7, and you’re hotfooting her off to her first concert. Phil gifted us tickets, mother-daughter bonding, for Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, and “By the Grace of God” (a Katy Perry song) I’m going to make it a magical memory for our girl. I’m downloading all the songs I’ve seen on the set list and loading them into the car playlist, and I’m now on the hunt for fun outfits for us to wear—a gossamer veil pricked with butterflies perhaps?

Because at the end of the day, and life, I want to be remembered as the mama who lived out loud. Who did crazy, who went a little wild, who didn’t care so much what other people thought, who always knew how to make her own fun, and who taught her daughter how to live that way, too.

Katy Perry's Gown for Prismatic World Tour, Valentino

UPDATE: Here’s what we wore to the concert »


  1. Rainy

    As my five year old niece would say. “Bravo”. Have a wonderful time.

  2. Carole

    Love the Valentino gown, minus the hair to match! Have a great time!!

  3. Shelby

    Love this. I don’t have children yet, but I want to be this kind of mom, too. I hope you and your girl have the best time. She will never forget this!

  4. leigha

    I love the rainbow hair! would rock that myself. How was the concert? do you have a pic of the end result?

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      Stephanie Klein

      Tonight is the night, though I ended up leaving it to the last minute. I swear I look like Rainbow Brite (a doll from the 80s).

  5. eRose

    How did it turn out? Did she love the show? What did you end up wearing? My little girl is only 3, but I am really looking forward to being able to do things like this with her some day.

      1. eRose

        So exciting! I can’t wait to hear how it goes. I bet she is going to have a blast!

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