Wearing. Calvin Klein Bra/ Vintage Knit Sweater / Kasil x Taylor Jacobson Shorts / Nordstrom’s Leather BeltWearing. Vintage Camel Dress / Fringe Backpack from Christeric / Splendid Wooden Heels
Wearing. Dkny Blouse / Wrangler Shorts / Suede Ankle Boots from Paris / Fringe Backpack from Christeric
This past weekend’s road trip down route 66 has been the most memorable excursion up-to-date. Visited the glass bridge over the grand canyon (stood 4,000 feet above the canyon…on glass!), visited Navajo tribes, swam in the Colorado river, watched the stars in the pitch dark in a desert trailer park tucked inside the canyon, stayed at a “Bed and BBQ”, ate breakfast at a Route 66 motorcycle-gang stop over restaurant (its entirety was wall papered with dollar bills) ran around Joshua Tree at sunset, and lastly, came home with a cow head. It’s a cow skull with an eagle painted across the forehead, created by Donna in 92′. Or so the etching on the bone says. This was a definite eye-opening trip that really tore a new perspective for me. After staying in a town where burros and horses ruled the unpaved roads, tap water was a risk, and population stood little over a hundred, a public restroom at McDonald’s felt like a luxury in comparison. All-in-all I had such a great time traversing the route and hearing humorous and horror stories from our friendly room keeper.
Earlier this week I read on US Vogue’s ‘Letter from the editor’: “We secretly and not so secretly brave when we travel, the chance to be transformed.” Forgive me if I’ve misquoted, but those words sums up my anticipation for this up-coming summer. Through the perspective of milestones, it will be my 18th summer, the summer into adulthood, closing a chapter in my life and entering a new one. I’m at a point where I find myself looking into the past, but also looking into the future. It’s a juxtaposed state to exist in. Though I (still) fear greatly for my future, in all my hopes and wishes, I hope this summer will bring me sort of clarity. Aside from my physical traveling, I hope that I can gain a state of mind of emotional travel, too.