Van Halen Vegas Style. But first, The Poncho.

My friends walking up the hill at the Hollywood Bowl. Rock on!
My friends walking up the hill at the Hollywood Bowl. Rock on!

Before I talk about Van Halen, I want to discuss The Poncho. I’m very perplexed. Literally every single man I have ever known has told me that “ponchos are the worst article of women’s clothing in the history of time”- excluding Ugg Boots, which they also hate. I’m not worrying about Uggs because they look SO comfy and I would LOVE a pair (to wear around the house and outdoor movies). Hint hint for anyone reading this that may be wondering what to get me for my birthday ;). But I digress…..back to the poncho. Look how cute it looks:

I saw this poncho on Instagram. I just love it for some reason. Maybe its Big Ben in the background, or just the stripes. But it just looks so pretty to me.
I saw this poncho on an Instagram post from @happilygrey.  I just love it for some reason. Maybe its Big Ben in the background, or just the great colors of stripes. But it just looks so pretty to me. Poncho from Anne Taylor.

So whats the verdict? Are they a Yay or a Nay?? Lets ask Danielle….

Ok, so…according to my fashion fairy godmother, here’s the scoop:

Ponchos:

A poncho is a sheet of fabric with a hole for your head only. Ponchos only flatter the very tall very slender woman. Anyone height challenged like me should avoid the poncho. It will create a stocky illusion and make the wearer seem heavier than they probably are.

Capes (on the other hand):

A cape Danielle “Loves”! It is a must have for this fall’s wardrobe. A cape is different from a poncho in that it is open in the front. It creates a slender silhouette when worn belted or loosely.

I love this cape by Ella Moss. I wore it all over France last year and felt Tres Chic- and warm!
I love this cape by Ella Moss. I wore it all over France last year and felt Tres Chic- and warm!

A perfect place for a cape? The Hollywood bowl!

This was only my second time at the Hollywood Bowl. What an amazing venue! I hope to see a symphony here some time- with a wine and cheese picnic.
This was only my second time at the Hollywood Bowl. What an amazing venue! Its just like it looks in the movies- only better! I hope to see a symphony here some time- with a wine and cheese picnic and MSM.

A few weeks ago MSM took me to see Van Halen at the Hollywood bowl. I’ve been wanting to see them in concert since I was 14 years old! Since ten years is a long time to wait ;), you can imagine the excitement I felt when he bought the tickets.

David Lee Roth back in the day in his infamous leggings. At one point, in the early 1980's this man was a super stud. Now he could be a poster child for why we shouldn't do drugs.
David Lee Roth back in the day in his infamous leggings. Believe it or not, at one point, in the early 1980’s, this man was a super stud. 
David Lee Roth, sans his famous leggings, still dances like a rock star.
David Lee Roth now, sans leggings, still dances like a rock star.

Eddie Van Halen is a guitar mastermind. He played as if he was still 20 years old. He rocked! David Lee Roth, bless his heart, has certainly lost a bit with age. His dancing was great- in fact, he gave the audience a little dance lesson (which they hated, but I, of course, loved). He shared some fun anecdotes about being a rock star in the 80s and about growing up in Los Angeles. His singing, um….lets just say he sounded like an old style Vegas crooner that spoke most of the song. I’m not sure if it was funny or disappointing or maybe a little bit of both. Van Halen would rock out a guitar riff and then once the singing started the song would just go down hill. I felt for Mr. Roth- it did seem a bit like live band Kareoke. Over all the show was so much fun. We danced. We laughed. We enjoyed the warm indian-summer breezes. Best of all, I had an excuse to wear these crazy leggings I got on The Outnet recently- which I dubbed my “David Lee Roth leggings” even prior to knowing about the show!

I loved having excuse to legitimately wear this crazy outfit in public! Leggings: Alexander McQueen Handbag: Givenchy Top: Zara Booties: Chanel
I loved having an excuse to legitimately wear this crazy outfit in public! Danielle had nothing to do with this ensamble, so I hope it works! Leggings: Alexander McQueen  via The Outnet Handbag: Givenchy Top: Zara Booties: Chanel 

Until next time, keep on rocking. You mine as well jump!

xoxo

QJ

QJ

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