The start of the summer/end of the previous school year (yeah, yeah I know I haven’t been in school for years now) always gives me that Dazed and Confused vibe. I remember meeting up with friends on the last day at school in parking lots, someone showing up with a case a beer and trying to find the best party to crash. The beginning of the next few hot months lounging around and throwing on whatever is near by …short shorts and a little vintage tee, worn in sandals or beat up sneakers. Not really caring but feeling damn cute. My friend Chloe of Stoned Immaculate Vintage has the whole chill 70’s look down perfectly…we met up with photographer Bryan Carr last week to shoot around the neighborhood featuring some pieces from her shop. I definitely look like I’m ready to party at the Moontower.
Photographer- Bryan Carr
Styling- Chloe Chippendale via Stoned Immaculate Vintage
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.