So, when I read that Jane of the wonderful blog WorkThatWardrobe had issued a musical challenge one of the first things that popped into my head was this dress, because it actually inspired a song the minute I put it on.
I bought the dress from Target without even trying it on -- not typical of me. It just caught my eye as I was on my way to check out and I quickly grabbed it off the rack and bought it with the rest of my loot. In retrospect I think maybe it was because this dress is something I would have worn 20 years ago for a gig so it spoke to me. In any case, I wondered if this type of frock would look silly on me now, if it were too young for me.
When I got home, put it on and looked in the mirror I immediately heard that song, "Rock & Roll Never Forgets" complete with Bob Seger's raspy voice enticing me to, "Come back baby..." Of course at 45 this sweet sixteen is closer to 41 than 31, but it does have me wondering if I could still hold my own while sitting in on a few tunes with the house band down at the local bar. The fact that I'm likely old enough to be the lead guitarist's mother doesn't need to be discussed ;)
"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin for a train..."
So thus the torch song trilogy of 1, 2, and now 3 outfits inspired by a song has come to an end -- see you tomorrow :)