September 17, 2013

Vest Diaries

While digging through my closet, searching for fall goodies that I had stashed away, I pulled out this - my old, and very well loved denim vest. I purchased it in the fall of 2006 while shopping with a friend at Urban Outfitters (she bought the same one!), and I just can't seem to let it go. The other day I told Scott that I was on the search for a new denim vest this fall and he asked me why. While I thought an updated version might be nice, I didn't have a solid reason. His thought- denim lasts forever! I do kind of love how it has seen me through so many years and stages of life, and I foresee it only getting better with time (that's what they say about jean, right?).

I wore this out for a date night last Friday in downtown Phoenix. Some sweet friends of ours opened up a brick and mortar shop for their food truck, Short Leash Hot Dogs, and we were well overdue to come in and have the full experience. Close to their shop is an old, abandoned building that they recently started restoring, and ever since I was in Journalism school I've wanted to take pictures in front of it (as it was always closed off). I'm really excited to see what the plans are for this massive building in the future. Roosevelt Rd. really feels like it's coming alive again, and I'm happy that I've been able to witness its transition over the past eight or so years.

On Wednesday of last week Scott and I were invited by Johnny Earle of Johnny Cupcakes to attend his lecture at the Phoenix Art Museum. Scott and I have been fan of Johnny's work for years, so it was extra special to receive a very kind note from him inviting us to attend. Even though we don't have a Johnny Cupcakes store here in Phoenix, I have a feeling that Johnny and his team has a special place in their hearts for our desert city. This time around they even made Arizona themed t-shirts (first time ever!), and also the neatest posters for the event (think scorpions!).

Scott picked up their cactus cupcake t-shirt, which is numbered 133 out of 250. Johnny Cupcakes is known for running limited edition t-shirts, so it made it even harder to past this one up. We also got a poster that Johnny was kind enough to sign. During the lecture I also took tons of notes. Johnny made so many good points, and we both definitely left feeling extra inspired and ready to work even harder on what we're passionate about (this space for me, woodworking and growing his business for Scott).
Outfit details:
Vest: UO circa 2006
Top: Last Chance
Jeans: Gap
Greece Sandals: c/o Blowfish Shoes

Today I've been reminiscing over classic 90's and early 2000's television shows and movies with my coworkers (hello, Halloween Town!), and also obsessing over The Maine radio station on Pandora (perfect upbeat music for this busy day).  I also just booked my next wedding dress appointment for later this week and I'm really excited to spend this time with my mom. Is our wedding really four months from tomorrow? WOW!

Do you have an item of clothing that you've had for years and still love so much? What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo


  1. What is it about September that brings new inspiration?! Feeling the same way myself and excited to get to work!

    I just did a major purge of my closet and let go of so many things that I've had for a long time, but unlike your vest I really wasn't wearing/loving them. I am all about not buying something new if what you have still works great.

  2. I've have a pair of Joules boots that I've had since I was 14! I refuse to throw them away until they've disintegrated into nothing. They're so comfy and go with everything!