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:
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:
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.
A perfect place for a cape? The Hollywood bowl!
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.
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!
Until next time, keep on rocking. You mine as well jump!