Free Fun.

There’s a common misconception that living in a city provides endless entertainment. However, tourist attractions like popular museums and historic landmarks don’t appeal to the locals. That’s why my friend, Lucy, and I have created it our mission to have free fun in “Hotlanta,” in order to best discover the hidden gems that lie within our city.

Last weekend, we explored Krog Street Market and the Jackson Street Bridge. The gentrified area was beyond eclectic, and I felt so hip walking around the graffitied streets… ok pause. That’s probably the lamest sentence I’ve ever written but it’s the truth. When your go-to activities include Pinterest-ing and Gilmore Girls watching, anything mildly adventurous seems like the coolest thing ever.

Anyways, it goes without saying that you must be dressed to the nines in order to have a 10/10 day of exploration. So, to match the trendy area of Krog Street, Lucy and I opted for some high waisted shorts (distressed, of course), crop tops, and fun necklaces. We also coincidentally chose the same sandals to wear… great minds right? In my opinion, these ensembles were the perfect mix of edginess and sophistication.

Lucy: Shirt: Hand sewn by my mom; Shorts: Arizona; Necklace: Handmade by myself; Shoes: Bamboo.

Wells: Shirt: 1.State; Shorts: H&M; Necklace: Handmade by myself; Sunglasses: Madewell; Shoes: Bamboo.

Monochromatic.

If you haven’t already been able to tell, I have a mild obsession with denim. It’s pretty fascinating to me how denim can be changed so many ways, allowing the widely used fabric to stand out in the crowd (even if the entire crowd is wearing it). Combine denim’s versatility with the fact that it’s my favorite color (blue), and “ding ding” we have a winner for Wells’s wardrobe.

I wanted this look to feel retro, but of course hip at the same time. I opted for frayed, high wasted shorts (where haven’t you seen this trend this summer?), an oversized dress-shirt with gorgeous belled-sleeves, some vintage sunnies, gold bling, and my favorites: penny loafers. Call me crazy, but I’ve adored this style of shoe since watching the Nancy Drew movie with Emma Roberts… I had an obsession then and still do now.

Shirt: Rebecca Thomas (vintage); Shorts: Arizona; Penny Loafers: Crown Vintage; Sunglasses: Garage Sale; Necklace: Emily Charles Designs; Nails: Irina by Adesse.