Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
coat: Zara (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
bodysuit: Charlotte Russe
mini skirt: my aunt's (since she was a teenager)
boots: Mudd at Kohl's
For some reason, I feel like I'm taking a while to convince myself to explore Los Angeles. My personality is very calculated - I really need to build up to things and make sure I'm 100% ready to venture into them, which weirdly enough goes for my social life as well.
Hence my current relationship with LA - although at this point I'm going into my 3rd month of being here (!!!), there's still so much left for me to discover. I took the first couple of months very slowly- settled into my living situation and my job, got used to the traffic and general feel of being in the big city. But that all left me exhausted and lacking the energy I needed for other things. Being here now, it's too easy to take everything around me for granted and assume that there's all the time in the world to experience the city.
However, the harsh reality is this: you come about youth once in your lifetime, and this life is too short to wait everything out until you're perfectly comfortable. A little chaos never killed nobody, so last night was used as a celebration of youth. I decided (or rather, my boyfriend tempted me by taking on the bar tab) to be a normal 20-something and go out on the town on a Thursday night. And even though today was a workday and even though last night there were dirty dishes in the sink and even though I should've finished my taxes instead, I spent the night enveloped in the happiest feelings in DTLA with my favorite human.
Alright, y'all probably think I'm a bit crazy and overdramatic, but this was really a big event. I can count on one hand the amount of times I've dressed up and gone somewhere outside of work in the past month, so it's just a perfect little feeling! Also any excuse to wear my aunt's vintage gem of a skirt is fine by me!