In a way, I feel like I was born to wear these ruffle pants. They reminded of glam-rock, and like something I would have worn if I were the frontwoman of a band. As I’m sure you know already, I’m totally obsessed with rock and roll. From my Twitter bio, to my Instagram bio, to my captions that are generally lyrics from my favorite rock songs – there’s really no hiding it. Rock and roll is a part of me. It inspires me, it makes me feel nostalgic for a time I never even existed. To me that is so powerful, and there is no other music that can transcend me across decades. There’s something about the coming together of instruments and musicians (especially the electric guitar) that just gets me.
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Listening to the guitar ignites to much passion in me. One of my favorite guitar solos is by Prince during the 2004 Rock & Roll Fall of Fame induction of George Harrison (of the Beatles) when Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many others played an electric cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
When I heard the news of Tom Petty’s passing I was torn apart. I have been a mega-fan of his for years, and I had just watched his documentary on Netflix a few weeks prior. I remember calling my aunt and uncle, and my mother to tell them they NEEDED to watch it. Us four are huge fans of Tom, and I have to thank all three of them for teaching me his music. I have very fond memories of driving own the winding back roads of Maine singing along to Tom Petty while watching the trees fly by. I was so lucky to get to see Tom Petty with my mom and my aunt when I was in high school. It was an amazing concert, and like a giant sing-along. It really tugged on my heart strings to see how many people were affected when he died, because I truly saw how powerful and nostalgic he and his music really were.
After Tom Petty died I made a promise to myself that I would learn how to play the guitar because I want rock and roll to live on – I want it to live forever.
I want it to touch the lives of many people in the same way that it has touched mine. Be it Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Tom Petty, the list is really endless. I want to ROCK! I know that learning an instrument can be really challenging, but I have so much passion burning inside me that I know I can do it. I am planning on taking guitar lessons after I move in the next few months!
This outfit reminds me of rock and roll because of the ruffle pants. They add such an exciting flare to a basic wardrobe item. I also love that they are high-waisted. These ruffle pants fit my slender frame perfectly! I styled these pants with an off-the-shoulder bodysuit and some black booties. I wore the pants with a western-styled belt and black booties (similar here) that add the perfect amount of “rock” to my look. Topped the look off with these fabulous sunglasses that look like designer shades, but are only $16! I know I’m no Janis Joplin or Stevie Nicks, but I prefer the more “glam” look. But honestly, being a hippie-witch is right up my alley as well so who knows! While I patiently await my guitar lessons, I’ll just have to make do singing and air guitar soloing in the car. The only bad part is that I can’t sing so I’d have to be more of a Jimmy Page than a Robert Plant 😉
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