Gwen and Charlotte in New York
By far the best part of the Rookie Road Trip was meeting hundreds of Rookies. YOU ARE ALL SO RAD. If you have a chance to organize or attend a Rookie meet-up in your town, by all means, do so—you won’t meet a cooler, smarter, funnier, more interesting group of people all in one place at one time, ever.
Also: you Rookies are really great at looking awesome. We tried to take pictures of the best outfits we saw as we made our way across the country. Of course we couldn’t capture ALL of your radness, but here are some of you killing it from coast to coast, head to toe. (We tried to include your names when we had them, but if you’re in one of these pictures without a name, please tell us who you are in the comments.)
Cute pins in Philly
Homemade bracelets in Philly
Lena and Kelly, Ann Arbor
Monica, Ann Arbor
Emily’s homemade Rookie bracelets in Ann Arbor
Yvonne, in Ann Arbor, had the genius idea to paste googly eyes onto a pair of canvas flats.
Meagan and Dylon, Chicago
Our own Stephanie in a shirt she made, in Chicago.
Susie, in Iowa City, designed this dress AND THE FABRIC IT’S MADE FROM herself!
Liz, looking fly two days in a row in Omaha.
Dillon’s vest, Boulder
Becky, Salt Lake City
Alene, Salt Lake City
Amazing sock-and-shoe combo in Boise.
Sanam, Julia, and Bradie Rae
There are a lot of pictures of Seattleites here, because (a) there was a huge turnout in Seattle, and (b) oh my god, the Seattle Rookies dress like they MEAN IT. For evidence, keep flipping.
Amanda and Emily, Seattle
Victoria from Girl-Guts
Astrorice and Victoria in Seattle
Abbey in a dress she made, in Seattle.
Emily wearing a homemade patch, Seattle.
Rheanna’s amazing door-knocker earrings!
Friend Crusher Audrey’s awesome crown and Agent Cooper necklace, Seattle.
Identical twins Lena and Nina, Seattle.
Erika in a skirt she DIY’d.
The Rookies were easy to pick out from the crowd. Here, the line at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland.
Flower-crown action in Portland
Madeleine, Portland, in a hat her mom brought her from Tibet.
Terilyn, San Francisco
San Francisco gave Seattle a run for its money.
Maren and Meg, San Francisco
Raton Rose, SF
Colleen and Juliette, SF
Justina and Mimi, SF
Pretty hairs in San Francisco
Sam’s ring, Big Sur
Kelsey, in Big Sur, DIY’d these sneakers (and this crazy pose).
L.A. From Rats for Candy.
Our L.A. pictures are all plucked (stolen) from Tumblr.
From Jayla Likes Cake.
From No More Little White Gloves.
L.A., from No More Little White Gloves.
L.A., from How Men Should Dress.
L.A., from So Yun Um.
L.A., on Space 15 Twenty’s Flickr.
Flor and Jenny, from No More Little White Gloves.