My Sunday ended up as close to the textbook definition of perfection as it could get. At least by my measuring stick.
I finally had the opportunity to venture out to a nearby roller rink, one that I had been dying to scope out since I first heard about it several months ago. Now I don’t know about your childhood, but if you’re a fellow child of the late 80s/early 90s, particularly if you hail from a small town, your favorite Friday night activity in middle school was likely frequenting the local roller rink (or blaring the Spice Girls from the comfort of your bedroom with your JTT poster watching over you, but we can discuss that some other time). Fueled by nothing more than endless slushies and ring pops, I spent far too many hours doing the Macarena on skates and engaging in sweaty-palmed couples skating with my first “boyfriend.”
Spending time at that rink is one of my fondest childhood memories, and I leapt at the chance to tap into my preteen nostalgia. Then again, who doesn’t want to relive their youth every now and again? So I spent my Sunday afternoon in good company, savoring mini donuts, skating to Ace of Base and some classic Michael Jackson, feeling like I wasn’t a day over 11. And it felt goooooood. I’m typically not one to partake in the tradition of taking on New Year’s resolutions, but after today, I’m resolving to take more time to enjoy the simple pleasures in my life. I’ll spare you the Ferris Bueller’s “if you don’t stop and look around once in a while” quote, but I must admit that a large portion of my 20s have passed by in the blink of an eye. I want to make sure I do a better job of prioritizing the parts of my life that mean most to me from here on out. With the combination of my skating expedition and a trip to Big Bear tomorrow, I think I’m definitely on the right track.
SWEATER: J.CREW | DENIM: MANGO | HAT: PETER GRIMM | BOOTS: BANANA REPUBLIC | SUNGLASSES: RAY-BAN | HANDBAG: ALDO | BANGLES: RALPH LAUREN VIA PIPERLIME | DOUBLE FINGER RING: H&M | RHINESTONE RING: FOREVER 21 | LIPS: BOBBI BROWN BRIGHTENING LIP GLOSS IN ‘NECTAR’ | NAILS: RIMMEL LASTING FINISH PRO IN ‘LAVA RED’
Photos by Mike Avery