This past fourth of July weekend I was lucky enough to have the man behind, forthefreedom, come visit me. He got the chance to catch up with a few childhood friends, we hiked, and he even played a set in Denver.
I am currently in the process of changing homes and heading back to Florida. There is something about Boulder that isn't quite feeling as dreamy anymore, so finding the aspects about this place to show off was tough, but also eye opening. The landscapes of Colorado are really what made me fall in love with the state, the nooks and crannies tucked in between mountains are the most important parts of this place. So as we drove up and down the winding roads between Eldora, Nederland, and Boulder I found my mind winding back to my childhood dream of living on a ranch with a few huskies and of course a fox. I began to fall in love with the parts of Colorado I once knew as a child, which made me realize that perhaps this isn't the place for me right now, but that doesn't mean it won't be the right place for me at one point.
People always ask me why I would want to live in a secluded ranch away in the middle of nowhere, but I can't exactly put it into words. You would have to see these homes hidden in the valley of the Rockies and imagine the dry crisp air of the late fall and the snow covered mountains of the winter. Then I picture myself with a mug of hot coffee and a paint brush in my hand, in the art studio of my home, where I often find myself writing as well, and I can't help but swoon over this possibility. The best part about this dream of mine is how clear it is and how young I am. When I was told at the age of 10 that I was an old soul, someone really hit the nail on the head.
I see myself as a city slicker. I know part of my life will be spent hustling and bustling and making my bigger dreams come true, but in the end I see myself relaxing on a wooden porch looking at the Rocky Mountains.
As for clothes, these pants are a requirement for your closet. Paired with a crop top or a band tee, they can go from dressy to grungy in the change of a shirt. I paired them with a handmade body chain that peeks out from underneath my Brandy Melville crop top and a pair of Steve Madden flats. I finished this look off with a fedora and a few other handmade bracelets. I wore this to an early evening dinner on the patio and for a couple beers at Boulder's newest spot the Bohemian Biergarten, how fitting.
These pants would also look stellar with a pair of chunky heels and a dressy tank top for a nighttime look.
Stay Sexy. Stay Sly.
Here are a few other photos from Rob's trip to Colorado. Take a look at his website forthefreeedom.com to see more!
Rob introduced me to French Films and because we listened to them driving to the locations that these photos were taken I figured I'd use them for my song for this look.