Monday, March 11, 2013
In Betweenie Weenie: What to wear to a Willie Nelson Show
So here was the conundrum: It's Willie which ignites thoughts of...Budweiser, dirt roads, dungarees and obviously...reefer. BUT the show was at a fancy schmancy venue which insights thoughts of: No outside booze (we left the flask in the car) balcony seating, beautiful architecture, women in "wraps" and ushers. So what's a girl to wear?? HOW do I keep my southern, slightly white trash roots while filling that fancy cushioned seat with a garment it could get along with?
For me the answer revealed itself with a sun dress featuring a train. A leather jacket with a tailored cut. A statement neck mimicking that of Native American jewelry but with pearls. And finally my cowboy boots.
All the familiarity of down home Texas with some added "laaa-deeee-daaa look at that city girl" detail.
And just so you know, Willie's still got it. I wept like a weepy wiener baby when he sang always on my mind. He signed autographs at the edge of the stage at the end of the show, and I'm quite sure he grew wings and ascended into the sky when he walked off stage.