I haven’t been to Vegas in 4 years. Which is weird for me because I used to go a couple times a year. Not that I’m into the whole club scene, but I’d go out there for friend’s bands who were playing, Magic or
whatever fashion convention, punk rock bowling, or just to drive out there in the middle of the night for the hell of it. Maybe that all got to me and I was just over it. Everything was so over the top or so fake.
I had no desire. But then I did. Not to go out there and drink tons and feel horrible driving back, but to go hang with some good friends, dine on some great meals and relax in a lovely hotel room. So Jason and I did just that.
This is the start of a new On the Way Out. Jason and
I have a love of travel, dining, going out on the town and discovering
secret gems in Los Angeles. And I am excited to share it all with you.
So here we go! On the Way Out does….Vegas.
As part of my “Year of Healing” (yes, I guess I am calling it that), I’ve started to add some rituals into my mornings. To be honest, Jason and I are night owls. We just are. Unless I have an exact place to be early, we stay up late. I don’t know how it happens but it does. I could have the best intentions of going to bed before midnight, and the next thing I know…it’s 2am. AGAIN. That’s just the way it is. One of our plans for the year is going to bed earlier, and rising earlier. Instead of dragging myself out of bed, pouring a cup of strong coffee (coffee is still part of my ritual, lets be real) and sitting back down to get sucked into damn Instagram; I’ve begun adding the following to my mornings. I can’t always do all of them but I try…I try.
Ahhhh, the glitter and confetti have settled and now it’s time to get back to “reality.”. I love the holiday season and all the lovely traditions Jason and my family have, but afters weeks of celebrating (AKA partying) my body and brain were starting to get pretty exhausted. Last week I was thinking ‘God, let’s just get through New Year’s so I can get back on a normal schedule.’ I kinda felt like I was in limbo, ya know? Anyways, it’s the beginning of January and hopefully everyone is feeling fresh and excited about the year ahead. For some reason I am feeling it more than usual this year. Last year was good and all but there were a few moments where I realized I need to make some improvements in my life. Maybe I’m growing up. Shocker.
So, instead of resolutions I am thinking of this year as a year of healing. Not healing from anything exactly, but doing whatever I need to do to help myself be whole, and feel the best I can possibly feel. My body, my mind, my budget. Ha. Anything and everything. I think it’s gonna be pretty enjoyable. Here are a few things I’m gonna work on, very basic (not that kind of basic) but it’s a start. One for the body, one for the mind, and one for the budget.
Dress- For Love and Lemons, Hat-Vintage
For Love and Lemons asked Jason and I to be a part of their “Sleeping In With” series…featuring their super hot Skivvies and cozy Knitz while lounging around the house on a lazy weekend. We shot it all around our house in Laurel Canyon…drinking coffee, laying around listening to music and tending to the plants on the deck. Check out the photos below, and click on the link to read our interview as well.
I’ve always been influenced by what the boys wear. Yes, I may be somewhat of a girly girl when you actually talk to me (or so I’ve been told) and I do love a beautiful dress, some hot heels or a little miniskirt, but boys can dress so cool.. so easily. When I was around 16 I went through phase where I wore baggy pants and shorts, skate shoes and a t-shirt all the time. It didn’t last that long, but since then I’ve always incorporated menswear pieces into my style. An oversized motorcycle jacket, rad trousers, some bad ass boots or creepers. And I am ALWAYS stealing from Jason. There are so many of his holey t-shirts and denim jackets that will never see the side of his closet again. So when my friend Tara Nichols asked to style and shoot me for her blog The LadyBOY Project,of course I was in. Tara headed over to my place last Sunday and styled me in suits by Jenni Kayne (hello pink suit) and some amazing hats by Gladys Tamez Millinery. Tara has always been a pro at mixing prints, and this time was no exception. Check out the photos and video taken around my porch of me somewhat being a boy (a sassy boy for sure) below. And check out more of her blog at
Recently I ventured over to downtown to visit the cool kids at The Well. They treated me to a conditioning treatment and blowout at their salon which left my hair looking the healthiest it’s looked in awhile. I got to pick out some of my favorite pieces that they currently have in-store and put together a few looks to shoot in their studio. Such a fun day, definitely have to get back over there the next time they have one of their epic nighttime events. Below is my style profile interview and the photos and video.
STYLE PROFILE: Jenny Parry, On the Way Out
We had the pleasure of hosting Jenny Parry of On The Way Out in our space the other day. She is our definition of a Southern California Bombshell: Fun, Beautiful, AND Stylish.
If you haven’t yet, check out her blog: www.onthe-wayout.com .
Photos by Christopher Captain