Glimpsed at 1st Mariner Arena: Traci Payne

Fashion isn't a big part of Traci Payne's professional life. The 30-year old <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101103010000" title="Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia)" href="/topic/us/virginia/alexandria-county/alexandria-%28alexandria-virginia%29-PLGEO100101103010000.topic">Alexandria</a>, Virginia, resident is a Technical Sargeant E-6 in the Air Force. "Normally, I'm in uniform," she said. "So, when I get the chance to dress up, I like to be girly, but practical." For the Miranda Lambert concert at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000111" title="1st Mariner Arena" href="/topic/sports/1st-mariner-arena-PLCUL000111.topic">1st Mariner Arena</a>, Payne paired a lilac ruffled-front Converse tunic from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSTB000051" title="Target" href="/topic/services-shopping/target-ORSTB000051.topic">Target</a> with skinny jeans from American Eagle. Then, she added a black American Eagle tuxedo jacket and flat black leather Steve Madden boots from nordstrom.com. "They've been around the world with me because they're flat. So, I can be stylish and still tour different countries." She found her bronze-y gunmetal beaded double teardrop earrings at Target. Her Vera Bradley clutch was a gift. "I love bags. My friends call me the bag lady because I have so many. Tonight, I just wanted to carry something small."

( Gene Sweeney Jr, Baltimore Sun / January 26, 2012 )

Fashion isn't a big part of Traci Payne's professional life. The 30-year old Alexandria, Virginia, resident is a Technical Sargeant E-6 in the Air Force. "Normally, I'm in uniform," she said. "So, when I get the chance to dress up, I like to be girly, but practical." For the Miranda Lambert concert at 1st Mariner Arena, Payne paired a lilac ruffled-front Converse tunic from Target with skinny jeans from American Eagle. Then, she added a black American Eagle tuxedo jacket and flat black leather Steve Madden boots from nordstrom.com. "They've been around the world with me because they're flat. So, I can be stylish and still tour different countries." She found her bronze-y gunmetal beaded double teardrop earrings at Target. Her Vera Bradley clutch was a gift. "I love bags. My friends call me the bag lady because I have so many. Tonight, I just wanted to carry something small."

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