Monday, July 16, 2012

5 ways to totally rock

Rock and Roll is more than tattoos and black leather these days.
Of course, those still both play into the rockstar picture, if desired.
But there are so many other cheaper, non permanant ways to
ROCK the rock and roll look, when you are SO NOT rock and roll.

Sure, aviators are trending right now, but it's for a good reason.
It's a quick fix to looking like a rock star.
Ok, ok...maybe no one will stop you and ask you for your autograph,
but they may ASK you where you got those FLY shades.
(wait, did I just completely un-rockstar myself?)
These, by the way, were $5 at For Love 21.

I am the last person on the planet to offer up "skinny jeans" as a suggestion
of what to look fabulous in.
Mostly because I am completely jealous of anyone who looks great in them.
I, on the other hand, do not. I usually ONLY wear them with boots...
where I can attempt to balance out the extreme shortness of my legs,
and my width and depth of my hips/butt. It's a touchy subject for me, truthfully...
Because I am petite, people automatically make the assumption that I am "skinny."
I'm not going to sit and complain about body types, everyone has 
something they are not crazy about...I've gotten in trouble for this before
and really I don't mind being short and "hippy"
if it wasn't for those darn super amazing skinny jeans.
Buuuuut, if you want to go rock, you gotta figure out a way to do the skinny jean.

The next best thing you can do for yourself is buy some "button" earrings.
You know the kind where people do a double take when they look at you,
because for a split second they thought you stretched your ears.
Really any kind of a button earring is a good look for a rock diva,
but if you really want "the look" go for a metallic rim with some sort of colored center.
It definitely will give the look that you got gauges in your ears..
I know, I know...a lot of people hate it, but honestly I sort of dig the look
without all the body stretching. 
I had 3 kids, my body has done enough stretching....
and it's never recovered.
( i know some of you are playing your tiny violin for me right now, right?)

Duh, scarves are big right now. But most people wear them around their neck.
Not me ( I mean, I do...but) I have this haircut that could sort of go all "MOM"
on me, if I am not careful. I realize I am a mom, but if you ever catch me in MOM
jeans, shoot me even if they ARE back in style.
Try tying a scarve around your hair. I think it looks sorta cool.
It's kind of a bohemian/rocker mix up when you add all the other stuff in

 This was a toss up between the cool nail polish or the vintage T.
But I think the vintage T is more essential to rocking and rolling.
Of course you want to get one of those SUPER SOFT ones that feels like it's 20 years old.
Preferably with some old school rock or rap group displayed.
 I contemplated borrowing my sisters Beastie Boys shirt for this shoot,
 but I thought the black tanked worked well in the end.

Thanks for sticking around for my random ROCK AND ROLL Fashion Post!
Hope you enjoyed 5 ways TO TOTALLY ROCK when you are SO NOT Rock & Roll.
Black Vintage Tank-Forever 21
Aviator Sunglasses- For Love 21
Button Earrings-Charolotte Russe
Silver Metal Earrings-For Love 21
Khaki Tank-H&M
Khaki Scarf-Kohls
Red Scarf-Levi's
Hand Embroidered Pendant Necklace-The Hollie Rogue Shop
Gold Anchor Necklace- Adie's Lovelies


Krista said...

Hey look! I'm the first one to comment on this post! I just thought that was cool.. Oh AND you're totally rockin' it! Thanks for the tips! :)

Niken said...

oh yes, that aviator glasses!
love your black tank. rock it!

Anonymous said...

I wore my first pair of skinny jeans this weekend and they are totally comfy! Loved them. I can't wait to meet your rock 'n roll butt in October ;) Maybe you can teach me some tricks!

The Pink Growl said...

You look like a total rockstar! :) Lovin the avi's, they are my fav kind of sunglasses! I need to try a scarf in my hair, I haven't yet not sure if I can pull it off but I will try!

Allison Coomes said...

okay Julie-) Your talent is blogger, mommy blogger, stand-up blogger. body stretching after baby =Amen, thanks for putting it in print!

TicoTina said...

oh heeeeey! I didn't know you were gonna throw down in the fashion blogger arena, but I'll def pick it up whenever you do. gotta be one of my favorite looks fa shiz.

so I'm mostly disturbed about your fat comments because if you think you can't pull off the skinny jean well then it makes me question myself, lol. I mean, my legs are longer, but stillllllll. and I just found some CHEAP colored skinnies yesterday FINALLY, so I'm kind of happy about that...

keep rocking!

Morgan Williams said...

i wish i could embrace my inner rockstar as much as you!!

& thanks for the adie's lovelies shoutout :) - love the anchor necklace on you!!

Kelly said...

Girl skinny jeans freak me out but i need to get them so bad BUT i am normally so behind the curve by the time i get some they'll be out again! WTH? That ALWAYS happens to me and except for a brief time in my early 20s when I spent WAY more money than I made it's ALWAYS sorta been that way! Anyhoo, I LOVE hair scarves but then again i'm not sure what to do with them. Maybe Tina can show me her ways when they come visit!! Later sweet cakes!

ginanorma said...

girl you can rock all that stuff, it looks amazing on you and I adore your smile so so much! Can't wait to see it in person in a few days!

I love those jeans--we are getting a Zara in MN I think--can't' wait! Adorable post, super fun:)

Em S said...

Great follower from the mom hop...and I hope for the sake of humanity mom pants never come into style!

the hollie rogue said...

such an awesome post! thanks for including my necklace--it looks SO good on you! :)

Lucy McCracken said...

I don't think it matters what you wear Julie, you totally rock your outfits, you are just cool like that. :) I love those shades. I wish i didn't have to ear prescriptive sunglasses. i would totally get me a few pairs of those. :) Love skinny jeans too. :)

Christen said...

You're totally rocking in those photos! Unfortunately, some of us just CANNOT pull off skinny me!


Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

You totally rock it!
LOVE this post!!

betwixxt said...

Im lovin those Aviators! Thats some serious style you got there gurl. Love it!
Gracie B

Danielle said...

eeep! i LOVE those button earrings!! I need to get me some immediately!!!!!

glad I found you through the link up!


Anonymous said...

LOVE it! F21 sunglasses really do make you look rockstar.

Lindsey Marlor said...

you totally rocked those skinnies! You made me want a pair of the exact ones!! everything looks so cute!

Dawn said...

Fun post! I'm new to your blog (found you from the Covered in Grace link up), and I'm hooked! I'm already crazy about my skinnies, but I'm behind the curve on the aviators. I'm going to have to get my hands on a pair.

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

LOVE this. You crack me up. And.. really? Hippy? Nope.. you look great. ;)

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