Slab City is such a fascinating place. It's one of the last "free" places to live in the United States. People come from all over the country to escape society and live off the grid. There is no rent, to taxes, and no rules. Sounds wonderful and terrifying at the same time. It's a squatter settlement where people who move there feel like it is the one place where they belong. After visiting Slab City I can honestly say I can completely understand why they feel this way. The people who live here are so welcoming and warm. It really feels like a tight knit community of like minded people here.



Many of the people who settle here put up art installations that reflect their view on society. This one spoke to me the loudest and really stuck with me even days after I left Slab City.


Photos by Atsuna Matsui & Judy Elle

(H&M dress, Zara boots, vintage hat, Ray-Ban sunglasses)


Perhaps this is a lesson on blocking out all of the opinions that society has tried to force upon us. I'm not saying all of it is bad, but I will definitely be more careful on choosing what I listen to and what I need to block out. Living on a desolate land and going off the grid is definitely not for me, but there is a little free spirit in all of us and I'm going to make a conscious effort to tap into my raw self.

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Slab City is such a fascinating place. It's one of the last "free" places to live in the United States. People come from all over the country to escape society and live off the grid. There is no rent, to taxes, and no rules. Sounds wonderful and terrifying at the same time. It's a squatter settlement where people who move there feel like it is the one place where they belong. After visiting Slab City I can honestly say I can completely understand why they feel this way. The people who live here are so welcoming and warm. It really feels like a tight knit community of like minded people here.



Many of the people who settle here put up art installations that reflect their view on society. This one spoke to me the loudest and really stuck with me even days after I left Slab City.


Photos by Atsuna Matsui & Judy Elle

(H&M dress, Zara boots, vintage hat, Ray-Ban sunglasses)


Perhaps this is a lesson on blocking out all of the opinions that society has tried to force upon us. I'm not saying all of it is bad, but I will definitely be more careful on choosing what I listen to and what I need to block out. Living on a desolate land and going off the grid is definitely not for me, but there is a little free spirit in all of us and I'm going to make a conscious effort to tap into my raw self.

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91 comments

  1. Loving the style of the dress~ Looks really comfortable due to its flowy material~ Perfect to wear in summer and spring :D

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  2. Girl this color and style looks amazing on you! FLAWLESS!


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  3. Oh,this dress is the cutest! You look gorgeous as always :)

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    Tamara xxx

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  4. Such a cool dress! Love the boho chic vibe with the boots!!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  5. This boho dress is amazing! Love the color and the choker and hat are perfect with it. :)

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  6. sounds a bit scary... but fascinating in the same time! love this outfit! love the 'coachella' vibe!
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  7. So stylish and effortless!!

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  8. amazing look, I like the dress:)

    xxx

    anna from stylelovely.com/mimundonormal

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  9. Such a gorgeous look,i love it!! :)

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  10. love these photos, reminds me of an editorial photoshoot and the dress is perfect on you!

    xx Falasha
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  11. I've never heard of slab city. Sounds so interesting. I love this dress on you!

    Amy Ann
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  12. This is such a pretty dress & you look gorgeous. Love from India :)

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  13. This is making me so sad I wasn't able to stop by Slab City while I was in the west coast earlier in the month. That sense of community sounds incredible and inspiring and I'd love to be able to experience it in person. Until next time!

    JennifHsieh

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  14. Love the dress and the backround!

    x Sandra

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  15. Wow, I hadn't previously heard of Slab City. I will definitely have to visit, it sounds like a fascinating place! Your dress is gorgeous!

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  16. Sounds like a really interesting place. I've also been sort of intrigued by places where people live according to their own terms... anyway, this outfit is really adorable and fashion forward! I really like the cut of the dress!

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    Love, Mary

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  17. love your outfit! so gorgeous
    have a great day
    xx,
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  18. Me encantó la entrada, muy top.
    Besos

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  19. this is such a fab summer dress, loving the h&m collection!
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  20. Such a beautiful dress! I love that shade of blue!

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  21. loved loved loved the color of your dress....


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  22. You look gorgeous in this dress. x
    Nina
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  23. Sounds like such an interesting town! The no rent and taxes part sounds pretty amazing, especially with the high rent we have here in New York! It makes for a really nice backdrop to your outfit and aesthetic of the look. I agree, not everything we're told is the truth and so, we have to really determine for ourselves what's true and feels/sounds right and build our opinions off of the that. Thank so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  24. Such a stunning and vibrant look.

    x Alix N
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  25. Loving your whole outfit girl!! Looks wonderful! That hat is gorgeous!

    xo Mariam
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  26. Wow! Stunning shots babe!!

    Adi xx
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  27. Beautiful look dear! Love the combo!
    Have a great week!
    XO Pisa
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  28. Loving this cool + breezy dress!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. Boho and grunge in a fabulous combo!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  30. Love this dress. Perfect pice for the summer.

    March and May

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  31. This is soooo frigging cool! I need to go there, and steal your outfit at the same time haha. Have a great week beauty

    Filipa xxx
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  32. You look stunning dear ! love your dress :)
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  33. ah you dress is amazing!! Perfect for festival season
    xo
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  34. Firstly, you look beautiful! And secondly, this place sounds so amazing. We surely need to pick what to believe and what not these days to not be tricked :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  35. I actually tried this dress on !! It didn't look as good on me though ! Love how you styled it ! :) xx

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  36. This is a fab dress. It's perfect for summer.

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  37. Such a pretty dress and you look so cool on the overall, love it!

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  38. El vestido es precioso!!!! y le has dado un punto cañero con los complementos escogidos!!! Te ves guapísima!!

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  40. Love your dress.
    Blue is perfect on you.

    Dont forget to visit me back,

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  41. That's a very pretty dress and you rock it - Have a very lovely Wednesday!

    Rebecca
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  42. amazing look! love it!

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  43. This outfit is perfect for the upcoming season. Great inspo!!

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  44. Gorgeous photos and amazing outfit! I love your hair! Thanks for sharing this! xx

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  45. Perfect summer dress! Looking great babe! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Wednesday!
    much love, Len
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  46. So gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!

    Danielle
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  47. You always find the best places to shoot your outfits! Love the message and of course your dress.

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

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  48. I adore the perfect summer dress you wear here!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  49. Great look :)
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  50. cute dress!! i love your sunglasses!

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  51. Accessorized perfectly!

    Xx,

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  52. Well written post. Wouldn't it be interesting to live in a rule free society.
    I would, shortly though. I'me lacking braveness.
    Lovely outfit.
    Cheers to you!
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  53. Such an interesting place to shoot, love it!! Great outfit & great message.

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  54. You look so so amazing babe! I love the boho dress on you! Your little tattoo is so cute!

    Sophie xx
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  55. Amazing look and pictures! Very stylish! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  56. Your boho vibe is so good! Such a perfect Coachella outfit too!

    X

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  57. that dress is amazing!!!! love the boho vibe as always!

    Have a great day!
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  58. I so Love this dress! great stylking as always babe!
    Xo, Christianne
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  59. love that dress!

    xx Melis
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  60. In love with your dress dear, super stylish!!!

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  61. Woooow! Love this blue dress!! xx


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  62. That dress is gorgeous and I love the hat on you. I've tried pulling it off but it doesn't seem to suit me.

    XoXo Noma

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  63. What an amazing place, I've never heard of it before. Love your look too, looking gorgeous! xx

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  64. You own this dress! You look like a boho chic goddess!
    xo
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  65. Look so cute love! really love this beautiful blue dress!!
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  66. Interesting, I've never heard of Slab City and just looking it up its actually just north of San Diego and close by! Really cool pictures and of course I love the dress, but the background fascinates me a lot and the messages too! Thanks for sharing the last "free" place in America :)

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  67. That sounds like such an interesting place. I'd love to visit and see what it's like. Love the artwork and that dress! These are beautiful photos!
    ~Lili
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  68. Beautiful look.
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  69. Nice look

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  70. love this place and your dress

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  71. That dress is gorgeous

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  72. You look amazing! That dress is perfect - and I love your other selections too!
    Love, Lindsey
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  73. yesss i love this dress on you! I know, there was not enough time at all these 2 weeks :( I'm really glad I got to grab dinner with you <3 next time for sure!
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  74. You're still so stylish and beautiful!

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  75. love the style of your dress! gorgeous!

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  76. Lovee your style! I want that choker necklace.

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  78. Very cute outfit!

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  79. Loving all these Coachella looks!
    -Kyanna
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