June 24, 2011

In the Raw

Sometimes a simple outfit is just what a girl needs. Don't get me wrong, I love to wear lots of layers, but I also enjoy wearing very simple outfits occasionally. Something I can run errands in, lounge around in, or even go out for coffee in (knew that one was coming, didn't you).

Well, this simple outfit was made for a movie date, a solo movie date. I had been wanting to see Midnight in Paris for quite some time, so when it came out and was playing at a nearby movie theater (well, I actually drove two towns over) I decided I would take myself out for a movie date. I packed my snacks, jacket, and tunes for the road and made my way over to a movie theater in Grand Junction, CO right before the movie started.

Knowing that this film was slightly on the indie side (I mean, it was only playing at the Camelview Five in Scottsdale and that is "the" indie theater on my side of town), I didn't expect there to be many people in the theater. Well, when I got there and finally got a seat I realized that I couldn't have been more wrong.

The theater was packed, absolutely packed and I found myself stuck in between two women that could have been my grandmothers. In fact, most of the movie goers where over 50 and I definitely was the youngest person (by far) there.

The movie itself was enchanting. I loved everything about it, from the costumes, to the plot line, to all of the cameos that featured some of my favorite authors, artists, and musicians from the past. If the movie is playing anywhere near you, I highly suggest checking it out. Oh, and if you don't have anyone to go with, take yourself out! To me, going to the movies by yourself is a sign of strength, and it made me feel good to go out and do something strong and on my own (it's the small things in life).

On a side note, if you follow me on Twitter you may have seen this photo already. I posted it on my Flickr/Twitter because I thought I looked really tough in it (and maybe slightly intimidating haha). I'm not one to be known as intimidating, but I thought this photo showed my tough side (or my look of death, as Kelsey put it haha).

Have you seen Midnight in Paris? If so, what did you think? Do you like going to the movies by yourself?

Shirt: Target
Necklace: Moorea Seal / gift from Diana of Our City Lights
Jeans: Levi's
Boots: Frye "Melissa Button"
-Chelsea XO


  1. i want to see it soooo badly.
    i'm going to try and see it on sunday.
    the bf went with his friends, said it was amazing.

  2. Hm I haven't heard about this movie at all! My town isn't great on the creative scene - art, movies, etc. It tries though it isn't very good at it.

    I have been to a movie by myself before but not in a long time. I think you're right about it showing strength. It's also probably nice just to go watch something by yourself.

  3. I haven't heard about this movie either actually, but now I'm curious! Cute outfit, cute necklace, and love the boots! I just got a pair of Frye's too recently. I found some on "sale" online and had every intention of returning them because I was like, "these can't be any better than any other boots... " but then I got them and tried them on and they are amazing! Needless to say, I kept them. :-)

  4. Midnight in Paris was awesome...made me want to go visit france!
    your outfit is also so relaxed and cute! love it


  5. I haven't seen it and I really want to! Especially now!

  6. I'm dying to see midnight In Paris!