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HUGE Wait And Scene announcement!!! I’m heading to Austin, Texas for my fourth annual SXSW in less than a month!!!

This is my absolute favorite event of the year for so many reasons and I feel #blessingsonblessings that I get to do it all again in 2016. I don’t like to let too many people know that this is happening until I cue up a lodging situation because, as any of you who are familiar with the event know, regular old hotel rooms go for upwards of $1000 a night during this festival and everything sells out months in advance. Even if I was a millionaire, I don’t think I could justify that ridiculous opulence. I’m fine surrendering my ‘gram lifestyle flex in order to try to find a place to lay my head and my massive suitcase for much (MUCH) less money; My only requirements are that it’s near all the downtown party action, reasonably safe, and not disgusting ie. not filled with animals and doesn’t smell like poo. I’m pretty easy to please! Last year I was staying in a house owned by a few too many college boys and this year ya girl is staying a ROOM with seven strangers of various ages and genders. This could be a living nightmare or it could be the best week of my life, only time will tell. The things I’ll do for the sake of live music, tacos, and party vibes! …No, not that… Eww, not that either.

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll hit you with lists of the artists I’m excited to see but most of them have been on these Wednesday mixes. Plzzz start sending positive Southby roomie thoughts my way and enjoy this week’s playlist!

XO

-Jenna

P.s. The first track hurts my vocal cords and my professional opinion is that singing like that is a reeeeeally bad idea. Do not try that at home, kids.

P.s. The cover pic is me dreaming up fire ‘fits for Austin.

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Wait And Scene is back! It’s summer! What could be better? NOTHING.

Summer is hands down the best season of the year for so many wonderful reasons; too many to list in one tiny blog post. So, instead of being my usual positive self, I’ve decided to be a negative Nancy and tell you about the five things I HATE about this time of the year. I truly hope that you hate some of these things too!

1) Talking to my Neighbors

I like being the mysterious,  seemingly single girl who’s never home. Unfortunately/fortunately now that it’s summer it means more chill time outside in the sun and my mystery fades with each passing day. Can’t a girl just read, listen to weird music, and day-drink in peace? When you have neighbors, chit chat about the weather, gardening, and their children is inevitable. “Oh little Tommy scored a goal in last nights soccer game? So exciting!!” I’m too young for this ish…

2) A Lack of Leather

The summer weather is generally too hot for leather. This is a problem as leather makes up half my wardrobe. Now I only have my winning personality and cut-off jorts to show how cool and “bad” I am. Hmpf…

3) Rompers

We walked into a concert the other day and one of my girl friends exclaimed, “Urgh, looks like it’s Romper season again.” Rompers actually look cute on some girls (emphasis on SOME) but I hope we can agree that this is a pretty ridiculous clothing concept. Do you love to get nekkid in dirty public restrooms so you can do your biz? Well, you’re in luck because now there’s a clothing item that allows you to do this every time you have to go! And maybe even pee on your whole outfit if you’re lucky! Perfect.

4) White Sunglasses

Haaaay, what’s up, cool guy? I see you with your frosted tips and customized, lowered civic with the spoiler. Do these sunglasses come with a neon party tank and an offensive Native American head dress in some sort of music festival combo deal? I bet you totes hit up PacSun before ‘chella and ‘roo. Generalizations ARE my specialty…but really, speaking from personal experience, dudes who choose white as their sunglasses color o’ choice are always Ds.

5) Flip flops

No, just no. When temps drop the general public feels the need to toss aside all sensible footwear and replace it with cheap pieces of plastic that cling to their feet with a little more plastic. Flip flops become the new wear-me-errrywhere staple. This concept is every podiatrist’s, and my, worst nightmare. There is definitely a time and a place for flip flops: at the beach, on a boat, showering in public, walking to a pool…notice a trend? All these locales involve water. I do not care to see your troll feet walking down the city streets, at a restaurant *gag*, in the public restroom *double gag*, or at a concert where your feet could be smashed by my sensible footwear in one fell swoop. Your feet are one tiny wedge of plastic away from beer, so much dirt, vomit, and ALL OF THE POO. It’s gross. You’re gross. Byyyyyyyeeee.

This playlist is dedicated to all the things I love about the summer that I didn’t mention in this post and these five things I totes hate. Enjoy!

xo

-Jenna

P.s. Who is Jack Garratt? He’s only put out two tracks on SC and I’ve been completely obsessed with both. Unhealthy number of replays.

P.p.s. Hayley of W Darling has the voice of an angel.

P.p.p.s. Please note I rounded out the playlist with my theme song, “No Romance.”

 

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I imagine that you all clicked on this post because you thought, “Oooo what guy? Is she interested in someone? How exciting! Wait, what about the above picture? Maybe he hurt her feelings?” Well boy did I fool you because there is NO ONE making or breaking my heart… but I do appreciate your optimism and subsequent sympathy. #foreveralone

This particular playlist is actually dedicated to a random old man I walked by on the street the other day. Hey don’t make it weird, this man was in his late 70s. He was strutting (at a snail’s pace, mind you) while rocking the same badass black leather moto jacket that I was wearing at that very moment!!!…only a much cooler vintage version with just enough patina for me to imagine what it must’ve looked like in its prime. I’m sure that jacket and its wearer had a lot of fun in their wild youth and this chance run-in on the streets of small town Oregon gave me hope that badassery doesn’t have to fade with age. I truly hope that I can be that granny still wearing all of the leather even when sans-a-belt pants and velcro shoes are a lifestyle necessity. About fifty years from now someone better tell Ethel and Bertha to spruce up their retirement home jawnery because I’m going to have moves that Del Boca Vista won’t be ready for.

Now that you know the story, I’m sure you’ll all agree that my “play on playa” head nod just wasn’t enough street style recognition so this playlist is dedicated to that guy and his rad leather jacket.

xo

-Jenna

P.s. A lot of amazing more mainstream tracks also came out this week but I like to give you the tracks you may not have heard elsewhere. If you haven’t heard them yet, go check out the hot new tracks from Lykke Li and A$AP, Robyn and Röyksopp, Twin Shadow, and the new album from Iggy Azalea…or you could just follow my SoundCloud and see Wait And Scene like and re-post all these tracks as they happen!

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