Rock and Roll

Rock illustrations on pinterest!

Rock illustrations on pinterest!

These illustrations are some of my absolute favorites in Escape from Ugly Mom Island.  Every time I look at them I think, I should be dressing more like this.  Forget my carefree bohemian look, I want to be a bad-ass!  But Rock & Roll isn’t really my personality.  I never go to concerts, it only takes one beer to make me drunk and thanks to my children, the songs that run through my head currently aren’t cool, alternative rock songs,…

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The dark side of Rock and Roll…

The dark side of Rock and Roll…

A Year in Review — Day 3 Yesterday, I posted some pictures of me in Rock and Roll outfits that I felt worked.  By “worked” I mean that you could tell I was going for Rock and Roll style.  I don’t mean “worked” like I somehow managed to successfully transform into Blondie in the seventies or that I looked like some super-hot-edgy-kind-of-dangerous-mosh-pit-mom.  I just mean that when you looked at me wearing my “working” Rock and Roll outfits, you didn’t…

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Taking a look at Rock and Roll fashion…

Taking a look at Rock and Roll fashion…

A Year in Review – Day 2 My very first look in “My year of Fabulous” was Rock and Roll.  I chose it because I thought it was daring and it would be such a stark contrast from what I had been wearing since I became a mom.  You know, comfortable, shapeless clothes that could be thrown up on.  Clothes like this — I can’t tell you how many times one of my kids barfed on or wiped their hands…

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An outfit mother nature would be proud to wear…

An outfit mother nature would be proud to wear…

Eco Mama – Day 2 Here’s my first attempt at a totally organic outfit.  I believe what it lacks in creativity, it makes up for in it’s in-your-face-saving-the-worldness — I’ll break it down item by nature-loving item — 1.  Peruvian fair trade sweater — I bought this locally and paid a lot (80.00).  Because of it’s price, it will be the only warm cover up I buy this month.  I apologize in advance for how sick of this sweater you…

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The End of Rock and Roll…

The End of Rock and Roll…

The month of January is gone and so are all pretenses I’ve ever had of the notion I could be cool if I only dressed cool.  With a mixture of pride and shame, I will now share my discoveries. Ten things I’ve learned about Rock and Roll Style… 10.  Giant Stevie Nicks-like bell sleeves should not be worn while using a hot stove. 9.  It’s a slippery slope between rock fashion and pirate fashion –– just ask Johnny Depp. 8.  Wearing…

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The Unnerving Road to a New Look…

The Unnerving Road to a New Look…

I will be changing styles in two days to something brand new, something so mind blowing, something the world has never seen before… Actually, I’m just switching a bunch of random clothes to a bunch of different random clothes, which for your average fashionista, I’m guessing is probably easy, it might even be considered fun.  But for me, a humble, struggling fashionless person, it’s like being hustled to a new country when I was just getting used to the first…

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The History of Rock and Roll Fashion — Part Five

The History of Rock and Roll Fashion — Part Five

The 90s and Today It’s interesting that I had to write “and today” to describe the first decade of the twenty-first century.  I’m still amazed that we never gave this decade a name.  As we move farther and farther away from it, how will radio stations describe their music?  “Playing all the hits from the eighties, nineties and the first decade of the twenty-first century…” We are now several years into the second decade of the twenty-first century and we…

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Looking cheap has never been so easy…

Looking cheap has never been so easy…

The month of January is drawing to a close, which means my time of muffin-topping over a pair of skinny jeans is almost over.  In these last few days of my rock and roll style, I thought I’d share with you the outfits that have worked for me as a mom… and some other outfits that I’d like to throw into a fire and dance around the flames as the toxic smell of faux leather pants rises to the heavens….

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The History of Rock and Roll Fashion – Part Four

The History of Rock and Roll Fashion – Part Four

The 80s In the novel, 1984, George Orwell describes the eighties as a dystopian state – “an imagined world far worse than our own”.  And when it comes to fashion of that time, he was, of course, correct. Got my shoulder pads?  Check.  How about my neon genie pants?  Check.  Now if only I could find my stone-washed jeans hat…  Oh, there it is, right next to my poster of Alf.  How did rock music possibly influence this decade of…

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I’m in the yo-yo zone…

I’m in the yo-yo zone…

Right now, my kids love that the fact that I’m trying to find my style.  They like to see me dress up in different, and often times, ridiculous outfits, with not even a shred of embarrassment on their part.  Sometimes, as we’re approaching a crowd, my daughter will even shout out with a look of pure glee on her face,, “Look at what my mom’s wearing!” And I can’t help thinking, god, how many more days do I have where…

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