Thursday, July 18, 2013


Ya'll, I have a confession. I think I'm falling for an older man. You've probably heard of him....Keith Richards. I know, I know. He looks like a crusty old pirate, but I can't help it.

It was love at first read. Or listen. You may have noticed, if you pay attention to my What I'm Reading button there on the left, that I've been listening to Keith Richards' autobiography Life. I'm still only half-way through it, cuz it's 20 CDs long, but the more I listen to, the more I like him, and the more respect I have come to have for him.

I have never been the Rolling Stones' biggest fan, but that has been changing too. I'm slightly obsessed. I go through YouTube every night and watch whatever I can find, and there's a LOT to watch. I prefer to watch their stuff from the 60s and 70s (as opposed to them IN their 60s, close to 70). 

It REALLY is a fascinating read, especially in the time period in which it is set. I just passed the point in the book, 1969 (the year of my birth), when Brian Jones has died but they have yet to play Altamont. What is amazing to me are the sheer LEGENDS that Mr. Richards has known - John Lennon, Muddy Waters, Ike and Tina Turner, and of course, Mick Jagger - and then, maybe not so much Mick Jagger. 

He doesn't sugar coat anything, and pretty much owns up to what you have heard about him - the drugs, alcohol, women, but what is more fascinating to me is that he actually sounds like a somewhat shy guy (one point he makes in the book is that throughout his life, he has never been the kind of guy to approach a woman, and that any relationship he has had was because they approached him). Who'd have thunk?

Not only that, but the style of the Stones in the 60s and 70s kills me deadly. Those skinny suits and puffy shirts, or skinny jacket over a graphic tee (no WONDER I love their style).

I spent a night pinning everything I could find - Keith and Anita Pallenberg, Keith and Mick, Keith and Patti Hansen...I TOLD YOU, I'm obsessed.

I literally want to sit in my car ALL THE TIME to listen to the book. If you are looking for an amazing read, I URGE you to read Life. You will not regret it. But I am warning you, I will FIGHT you for Keef.

On day four of the ThredUp Used Clothing Challenge. I actually cheated, cuz it was too hot to wear this dress to work, but I couldn't NOT share it, because it is frigging ADORABLE. Don't hate the playa.

Linked here.

Dress: Cluny, via ThredUp
Shoes: Target



DLStinedurf said...

That dress is to die for! And I agree...the Stones had killer style!
Debbie :)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That dress is super fab on you.

I'd heard that book was good. It did get very good reviews.


Zahra Sandberg said...

That book sounds amazing! I love the artists of the Stones generation though like you I am not a huge stones fan- i definitely want to read it now - thanks!

I'll let you know if I get obsessed too. Btw, cute dress!


Jennifer Durham said...

It's been on my "to read" list for a while, I need to head to the library and check it out! Love the dress and shoes!

heidi said...

you look timeless-rocker-superhot. i've never been able to master the wavy bend hair. you own it. your husband is lucky keef has never met you.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Heidi - I always love it when you stop by. It has been too long, my friend. And I think I finally DID conquer the beachy wave, though it took me about 4 years to figure out how to do it. I'll post a link in tomorrow's post to the tutorial that taught me.

Mwah, all!!

Hannah du Toit said...

Love those shoes!! Thanks for linking up!!