There’s one phrase between us that is sure to fire the other to do something outside their comfort zone. In fact, a lot of our adventures and mischief begin with these three words: “For the story”. This phrase originated on the first season of Girls, and has been a guiding force in our life ever since. It was this saying that prompted us to drive outside the city to find the inspiration for our shoot, and the inevitable mishaps that ensued during. We love a fun location that compliments our outfits, and as soon as we passed the white walls splashed with neon, we pulled the car over and took in the retro grandeur of Carvel Skate-Land. I know that grandeur is really overstating our surroundings – but this place spoke to us, okay?
Both of us opted for a casual take on neutrals and blues, which seemed tame compared to our surroundings. I love the contrast of casual pieces paired with a heel, and this outfit called for my favorite printed stiletto in Ikat from J.Crew. Patricio looked pristine in white and blues, carefully layering in light layers as we see temperatures rise here in Texas.
The highlight (also the word highlight is relative here) of our trip to the skating rink was the desire to shoot in front of a certain wall that was barricaded with a ‘No Trespassing’ sign. While I was able to accept that going to shoot in front of this wonder-wall could land us in jail, Patricio was the one coaxing me with our ‘For the story’ motto. And it worked --- After all, what was the worst that could happen? We went to jail after shooting for our style blog? So what; I love a good cocktail party story. So we walked the entirety of the premise alongside the interstate, and landed in front of the ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ mural. Side note – the wall didn’t have the same effect in person, but it’s still a fun anecdote.
Moral of our Skate-Land rendezvous – Per Mint Society usual, we appreciate a white wall and we love a good adventure, especially if it involves the possible danger of being jailed for your craft. Just have your phones ready in case we call you to post the bail.
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