For close to 35 years I’ve lived in and around Palm Beach and Broward counties (Florida). For the majority of those years, through all of the boyfriends, apartments, jobs and cars I’ve been through, the one thing that has remained consistent is my personal style. I have always been a small town Rockabilly girl in a big city where fashion and personal style says just as much about who you are as a person as does the company you keep.
Rockabilly do rag.
One of my favorite accessories is the do rag. I like it because for most of my life I’ve only had long hair. I have a big forehead so bangs of some sort have also been a part of my forever look. The thing about a do rag is you can never have a bad hair day, and in a city of high humidity, that’s pretty cool. It’s also pretty cool that I don’t have to take a shower and get all gussied up just to run to the convenience store for a pack of cigarettes. Dirty hair? Who cares? I’ll just tie it up, covering my roots and off I go like a fashion plate!
So anyway… back to the story of my my Rockabilly look! I’ve recently moved to a very rural, agricultural town where the mjority of the population either works for the Sugarcane industry or for CAT corporation (Caterpillar Inc).
Suffice to say, the do rag doesn’t mean what it did in the big city… The agricultural community knows my secret! Do’h!!
In a small, rural agricultural town, a woman wearing a do rag is not sending the same fashion forward signals that it sends in Palm Beach.
In the palm Beaches I had style inspired by history, vintage posters and WWII. But for my new agricultural neighbors, they know exactly why I’m wearing my do-rag! They know my hair is dirty or that I’m having a bad heair day. While they still get a kick out of it because it’s not worn as commonly as it once was, the do-rag is closer to their roots.
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There’s a great vintage Ralph Lauren Western Wear Rockabilly skirt I would have kept for myself but it’s a size or two too large. The link above will take you there.