I’ve got my man in his Wrangler jeans
I’ve got my man, bull-riding machine
He’s on the road, away from me
But when he’s home, he’s a lovin’ machine
Yeah, yeah, he loves me, I’m his rodeo queen
The first time I ever heard Escondido, I was at a Lord Huron show at the Roxy in LA. I have a low-key secret dream to be a female front singer in a slightly western-leaning Indie band. Mainly because stage personas are a thing and I have so many dream outfits I’d love to wear. Needless to say, Jessica Maros instantly become a girl crush. She had on this gorgeous white dress and had this super unique voice. And I loved every second of it. Give them a listen, here.
With all of this being said, I really channeled my inner indie front lady persona here in this head-to-toe Rachel Pally ensemble. Don’t get me wrong, I love loud, bright and insane, but I typically don’t dig low-cut necklines. However, something about pairing this low-cut halter with these high-waisted, textured flares seemed really cool to me. Yes, these pants have a texture underneath that amazing row of buttons. And they feel great. So bonuses all around. I got a close up below so you can see the awesome texture.
I don’t know if it was because we were literally on Escondido Rd. or if it was the gorgeous pastel rocks on the landscape, but I immediately thought of Rodeo Queen. The trumpet solo at the beginning, then this bluesy little voice takes over as the twanging guitars come in.
While this outfit has a bit of a flare for the 70s, I think it fits here. I feel like I could literally wrangle a cow in this outfit. Except, absolutely not. Maybe a better image is me singing in a crowded barn, speakeasy style under a row of exposed Edison light bulbs while I sway to the beat once the trumpet blasts a little over mid-way through the song. If I had to guess, everyone is holding a PBR. But who knows? Maybe my imaginary westerners like a little whiskey coke. The more daring side of my imagination says we have three background singers (for the non-existent back vocals) who do a side step with a snap in unison on the side.
If you’ve been following along with me through this blogging journey, you know that I preach dressing for the movie that is your life. You’ve got my scene, you’ve got the outfit. What’s your next scene? What’s the outfit that’ll take you there?
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Top: Rachel Pally
Bottoms: Rachel Pally