Everyday I wake up and see the sun shining through my window. The beautiful California sun makes it so damn hard to just lie in bed all day long. It is a rare occassion that I don't have work so I figured I'd just lay around, but that never seems to happen. I finally got my sleepy self out of bed and decided to go get some coffee or food or something. I kind of wanted Joan's on 3rd but knew it would be crowded and annoying. So I thought, I want a backpack maybe I can find that one I like at Kitson's. Kitson's always feels really intimidating because I feel like every fancy LA person is watching and judging you. I didn't even see what I wanted so I just left. But I did go in so kudos for not caring what anyone thinks. I decided to just keep driving down Melrose because I saw Urban Outfitters and thought maybe I could try there for a backpack. I found street parking and right across from me was a shop that said VINTAGE TEE SHIRT SALE 75% OFF. Well then. I made myself walk on in and look around. My mind kind of kept saying, okay let's leave now. But my body kept searching through the racks.Right before I was about to quit I found a sick 80's Harvard shirt that gave me hope that I could find even more! Next, I found a sick Pink Floyd. I knew I wanted more band tees that no one has so once I found that it was a done deal. I got the two tee's and was instantly really happy. Walking in the sun towards Urban I saw Starbucks and knew I'd make a stop at both. Right as I was walking into Urban the God's were calling me across the street with a store thats sign read BAND TEES. Oh okay. I quickly bolted across the street and saw the most magical wall of band tees I could've ever stumbled upon. What a pleasant surprise and awesome little find, *pats myself on the back*. The man working there was very nice and I usually HATE talking to customer service people. It honestly prevents me from going in a lot of stores because I know they are going to follow me around and talk to me (can you not). But there were sooo many shirts and I was so stoked I didn't even care that there were hardcore rocker people in the shop throwing me shade. Haters back off, I like band tee shirts that I maybe don't really listen to? Get over it. I got the two perfect shirts I wanted, Rolling Stones and Nirvana. (I actually really love listening to Nirvana). I then walked across the street to Urban which after my tee shirt finds was a let down. I didn't want the reproduced hipster shirts that everyone else was buying, I got my own cool ones (score). So I walked across to Starbucks (it was a huge, nice Starbucks by the way). I ordered: a Venti Iced Soy Chai Tea Latte, Ham and Swiss sandwich, and a new oat bar pastry thing that I convinced myself I NEEDED to try. And instead of just hoping back in my car and heading home I decided to sit outside because who really cares if you're the loner at Starbucks? It was so nice outside I couldn't help it! After sitting in the sun eating for a bit I hoped back in the car but knew I wasn't ready to go home and miss out on this sunshine. I didn't want to really shop because well, money, but I wanted to enjoy the beautiful day. I drove around all of my favorite parts of Los Angeles for about an hour an a half. The entire time I had a smile on my face. Just admiring the weather, my favorite shops along with the new little shops I took note of, and my favorite music blasting through the speakers. Seriously just letting it soak in that this is where I live, and this is where I've always wanted to be, and now I am here, this is my life. How? No need to think that hard today, just enjoy it kid. A simple day full of such joy.
The t-shirts I got, siiiiiiick
Seriously don't smoke kids and adults that may act like kids, it's not cool, I just thought this picture was for a second…BUT IT'S NOT!
Oh and pugs not drugs, duh.
Oh, this morning one of my best friends texted me some pictures from Paris, she locked our names on that wall, that's epic
Most Admired From Afar
Well this was my original plan for today….
But then this happened. Just me and the open road.
Seriously take advantage of the days LA doesn't have THE WORST TRAFFIC IN THE WORLD
(SERIOUSLY I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IT'S SO BAD)