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."
Gene Sweeney Jr, Baltimore Sun