16 Jan Turning Heads Linkup-Rock and Roll Style with My Zara Velvet Kimono
Let’s talk about music and some fashionable rocker style today.. but first…
Over the weekend we went to the Jazz Room, a smaller intimate venue in Charlotte, where we saw a pianist, Chad Lawson ,play Gershwin. Loved it! I am a lover of Jazz Standards and the tune “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” was one of Gershwin’s tunes the jazz band played at our wedding….it was supposed to be funny. I am sure by now you know that I graduated at Duquesne University’s School of Music with a B.A in Guitar Performance, and Music Education. I went for further education a few years later to receive my M. Ed. My main interest began when I was 10, playing guitar. I still remember the first tune I learned-“Dust in the Wind”.from .Kansas. I would later get books by John Denver and enjoyed playing folk and rock tunes. In high school and later, my inner rocker was released…. now, years later, I feel that with this outfit I am wearing…A long floral velvet kimono/duster, black jeans, and block heeled black booties, kind of gives off a “Stevie Nicks Vibe”.
Santa brought me this blue floral velvet kimono for Christmas as it was one of those other pieces i kept looking at on Zara’s website.
Ahh, I knew I wanted to branch out a bit in style this year.. and I do love the longer dusters and cardis I see ladies wearing. I also have a collection of moto jackets ( faux leather and leather), so rock and roll style is attainable! Hubby and i had a discussion lately about the music that we used to listen to. I was very much into Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton and old blues later in college. I played in a blues band, but stuck out like a sore thumb, as I bought a pink BC Rich Warlock bass guitar from a fellow classmate. It was hot pink, with heavy metal shape…. Alongside of listening to blues, I love rock and jazz as well. Studying Music, I have a wide variety of tastes.. i’ll enjoy listening to Cat Stevens one day, and the next, Cherry Poppin Daddies, then maybe some Metallica..
( picture me playing this in a blues band! :-))
I saw this on Zara before Christmas when i was looking for a velvet kimono. I fell in love with the blueish purple background with the burgundy roses and olive leaved print. Styled with black column dressing, this kimono added print, texture and color to the look. Want a streamlined look? Style a blouse and pants/jeans in a single color ( in this instance, black) and the eye is drawn to the length in the kimono, not to mention I am wearing a 3 inch block heel making me 6 feet tall ;-
. When I taught guitar in my 20s, it was the era of Grunge. Lots of kids coming to me to play tunes by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins. So, as far as fashion goes, I suppose that is what i think of when I look at plaid flannels… Anyway, this was such a fun look for me, I love the longer kimono/cardigan look, I will add a few more styles to my wardrobe.
Black column dressing. Lynne Ritchie choker top, Fabrizio Gianni black jeans, Jambu booties
On a side note, I will be taking more locational shoots when the weather gets warmer. ( one of my goals)
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Choker top c/o Lynne Ritchie ( similiar)
Black Jeans c/o Fabrizio Gianni ( like these jeans)
Anita Booties c/o Jambu
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