Hera Nyx

Fashion is more than just a glamorous lifestyle!

A Date with Esperanza Spalding!


May 10th, couldn’t come fast enough! Walking through Door 5 of the Knight Theater,Charlotte,NC, and seeing Esperanza was AMAZING!! In the middle of the stage, upright bass in hand, and a head full of curls. Nothing else mattered. I could hear the band but I would be lying if I said I saw them. Phoebe understood. When we looked at each other the feeling was confirmed. Esperanza has the kind of sound that soothes the soul. The kind that makes you smile without knowing. The kind you fall in love with. Yea…She does that to you.

Now, before I go any further I gotta introduce a link to my circle.When I tell people about her I feel bad when I say, “Ooh she’s my roommate.” Like I just disrespected her lol. She’s so much more than just “a roommate.”  Phoebe Selene, the unknown who became the known, and is now a big part of my life. The type of people you meet and it feels like you’ve known each other forrrrrreverrrrrr.

She showed me a project she did in class. She used a tree to describe herself. Each branch read a description. The Critical Thinker. The Efficient Thinker. The Researcher. The “Neat Freak”. The Professional. The Muse. Master Teacher. The Recycler. I laughed, “Who does she think she is?” she is every one of those branches though. I really can’t explain our friendSHIP. You just have to experience The PhoeNyx!

Decisions, Decisions

 I felt like I was going on a date. What do I wear? Should I be really dressy, somewhat dressy, or straight casual? After creating a mess I finally translated my mood.

 My Decision: I decided to wear a dress as a top and pair it with pants. I used my print scarf as a belt and added my teal wedges to seal the deal. Clip on earrings. No necklace. Lots of bracelets. Good to go!

  • Dress: Goodwill
  • Pants: Thrift Store
  • Wedges: Aldo
  • Earrings: Thrift Store
  • Wallet: Thrift Store
  • Bracelets: Charlotte Russe


Phoebe was having a battle of her own but she finally pulled it together. We both yelled out our rooms, “You got ya ticket!!” Like we checking on our gran’babies.

Her Decision: Leotard. Boom. Long skirt, jean jacket done! Clear frames, studs, statement piece, brown wedges. Let’s Go!

  • Leotard: Thrift Store
  • Skirt: Heirloom
  • Jean Jacket: Goodwill
  • Frames: ehh Hot Topic maybe?
  • Studs: Mom’s drawer
  • Necklace: Shi
  • Wedges: Urban Outfitters

Leave or Stick Around?

Esperanza was a blessing. She warmed the entire Knight Theater with her presence. Even when she left the stage, the entire audience wanted more. So, she graciously came back and sung, “Precious.” It was beautiful. After the show we stuck around. That would be the perfect nightcap right? The line was long but it moved quickly. You know, being first is great but being last was everything!

We approached her table like,…. itbit slgjldzzghjllesn bdzzbn nlbluuzzghnhglg, no real words for our emotions, just sounds.  We were blown away. She looked at us and said, “ooooohhhh I like this,” scanning our aura with her hand.

The night ended with lots of smiles and laughter. We weren’t allowed to take pictures..But somehow I ended up with a picture of Esperanza in my phone 🙂

Hera Nyx wants to know..

  • Are you a fan of Esperanza?
  • What do you think about our outfits?
  • Favorite concert you attended and what did you wear?

Share your thoughts below!


Author: Hera Nyx

You can call me Hera for short. I would describe myself as a free spirit, eccentric, wild flower; lover of fashion, art, and everything in between. My mind is filled with soooo many ideas…it gets kind of crazy up there. I’m working on perfecting the translation, but sometimes I wish I could just take a snap-shot of my visions instead. I’m all for trial and error though. It makes life thrilling. You know… taking risks, succeeding,trying, and failing, with intentions to be better. All in all I feel good about where I am in life. I’m sure of myself. Like Janelle Monae said, “I feel myself truly becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being.”

10 thoughts on “A Date with Esperanza Spalding!

  1. LOVE your outfit! and those pants very cute!

  2. I just re-read, I saw you got the shoes from Aldo and I must say your friend looked amazing herself!

  3. I absolutely love Esperanza Spalding. I actually did a post on her not long ago. Your story made me feel as though I was hanging out with you guys. It sounds like you had a marvelous time. As for your outfit… Amazing!! Where on earth did you get those teal wedges??? Talk about statement shoes.

  4. Wish I was there to enjoy the show. With the description you gave, I felt like I had a piece of the experience. Like the way you so gracely put your to go outfit together! You both look fabulous. Thanks for the tips! I am very much inspired.

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