I was lucky enough to have the chance to spend NYE in Nashville TN with 2 of my favorite Chicago gals, Andrea from Blonde Bedhead & Merl from Clyde's Rebirth & MO Vintage. I knew it was going to be a blast, even if was only for a day. That Friday morning we decided to leave at 7am and of course not only was it pouring down rain it was freezing cold! Actually, I was quite relieved to say goodbye to Chicago and hello warm and sunny Nashville:)
It was a 8 hour trip, which normally would drag and I would dread making but with these 2, it was non stop laughter and time flew! It was seriously ridiculous how much fun we were having trapped in this small space for what turned out to be 10 hours!! Yeah, we made quite a few stops and enjoyed ourselves a bit not rushing.
Sneakin a quick pic in the parking lot of a grocery shop in Southern Illinois.
Following after my mother, I literally have a giant knot in my stomach if I am not driving. It honestly calms my nerves, give me good music and good peeps to keep me company and I will drive for hours!
Before we knew it, we were in Tennessee!
What was first on the list? Where do go out?! Luckily we had the lovely Chandra to put us up for the weekend and to direct us around:) Oh and braid my hair, hahaha! Seriously though, Chandra is a fantastic hairstylist, look her up if you're in Nashville!
Myself, Andrea & Merl.
Drinks a dancing led to an amazing first night in Nashville. The funny thing is, we got crazier that night than we did for New Years!
The next morning we awoke pretty early, despite being out til 3, to explore Nashville. First up coffee and brunch. Then onto vintage shopping:)
I was ecstatic because I was finally meeting Quincy from Q's Daydream. She recommended some great vintage shopping and this little coffee shop. It was so great to finally meet in person! I just wish we all would have had more time to hang out.
The bottom photo was from my phone, hello bright! Lol
It's funny how much you feel like ya kinda know someone from their blog. So of course we bonded over fashion, vintage and duh, lots of laughing!
First stop, Katy K's for vintage and all your cowgirl needs:)
Of course, we couldn't keep it together very long with breaking out in laughing our butts off! About what? Couldn't tell ya, it happens all too frequently!
On a whim, Andrea decided to get her first tattoo here! I was so happy for her. I know how awesome it feels to get your first:)
And Merl documented the entire moment.
After the tattoo session, it was onto dinner then a quick nap before going out to ring in the New Year.
Ok, so we weren't really napping but we did try! Guess what kept us up??? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Jokes, jokes, jokes. :)
Me being the stressed space cadet as per usual, I left Chicago without my garment bag of beautiful vintage dresses to wear for the New Year. Luckily after playing dress up, Andrea had this little blue number that she was kind enough to let me borrow:)
A happy New Year it was, chill and just fun with the gals:)