There are no palm trees at the Commodore

And it’s not 100 degrees in Vancouver, either. Shocking, I know.


But in my mind The Temper Trap’s set (at the Commodore the other night) kept bringing me back to sunnier, sweatier times.


Because the last time I saw the Australian supergroup we were in the middle of the California desert at Coachella.


In other words, a far cry from a dreary Vancouver evening. (Get it together weather, it’s June, for crying out loud.)


It doesn’t mean you can’t wear shorts and your favourite hippie-dippy purse. It just means you’ll be carting around an umbrella instead of a water bottle.


And that instead of wearing a flowy dress, you’ll be wearing a men’s shirt belted with whatever belt you happen to love at the moment.


And your wrist will be wrapped in a pirate-themed bracelet. Why?


Because if there’s one thing my love of cheesy pirates has taught me — there are palm trees on desert islands. And you’ve got to keep the dream alive somehow.

P.S. Twitter is a tropical destination of sorts. So follow me.

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  • Reply mc June 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

    good show. probably the most disinterested looking crowd i’ve ever seen (even more than for an xx show). but still a good show.

  • Reply ellie June 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I love the shirt! The purse is so cool too. Hope June warms up for you.

  • Reply maximilian June 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    holy whaaaaa!!! temper trap!! amazeballs, i’m green with envy that you’ve seen ’em twice already. ‘Love Lost’ is just so epic. I also love your pirate charm bracelet!

  • Reply camille June 5, 2010 at 5:32 am

    This is basically completely unrelated, but isn’t it weird how people who primarily operate in celsius all say “100 degrees” when it’s really hot, and not… whatever that is in celsius? I don’t know if it’s because it sounds more extreme (and everyone still knows what it means), or if it’s because it nearly never gets that hot in Canada so the primary reference point is somewhere that they do use fahrenheit, like in your post here where you’re talking about being in California… look, it’s ok, I already know that I’m a nerd, you don’t need to tell me.

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista June 5, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Ah, Kelsey your ensemble for the show is phenomenal. I think I need your boots…like now. LOVE The Temper Trap!! :)

  • Reply Couture Carrie June 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Love this look, darling!


  • Reply Mamie June 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I love this outfit. Even if it isn’t 100 degrees (like it is where I live, Miami) it’s still adorable. I want that pirate-themed bracelet. It’s so much fun! I love finding themed jewelry that isn’t too themed, and that bracelet is so cute!

  • Reply quelle June 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    love it! i agree: pirates and desert islands full of palm trees totally go hand in hand.

  • Reply Pop Champagne June 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    heey I love that bracelet!! That’s a cool idea for a bracelet :D

  • Reply VancityAllie June 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Great purse Kelsey… loving the sexy dress shirt with the belt too!

  • Reply T June 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Great dress! You look amazing in it! :)

  • Reply Saskia June 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Love this outfit, it’s perfect.

    Unfortunately I know far too much about taking a pesky brolly everywhere I go… the weather is so changeable here!


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