When I'm traveling on the road [with limited shower time] I always find it hard to stay fashionable. I want to be comfortable on those long drives [duh!] and usually end up grabbing whatever is at the top of my luggage. Luckily I packed light. But when I packed light I was also really conscious of how I packed. I made sure I picked out key pieces that would dress up my wardrobe and help people differentiate me from other homeless people living out of their van. My Kenzo sweatshirt, for example. I feel like it translates: Yes, I am sleeping in a van with two of my girlfriends [and we haven't showered in two days] but it is not permanent. And I am wearing a recently washed, designer sweatshirt to prove it.
And at the moment, I am obsessed with slider sandals. Anything that doesn't require effort to put onto my feet. Yes, the Birkenstock craze is in full effect [and still not quite my style] but these Vagabonds are a nice alternative. They remind me of an old Japanese grandpa's indoor slippers [versus a granola eating hippies footwear.] I can actually imagine my grandpa shuffling around his house in the same pair of black leather slides. So my style.
My slouchy pants were also a savior on my two month state-hopping extravaganza. Yesterday, when I finally got to put them in a washing machine [and not hand washing it in a NY friends bathroom sink], I wished I had bought two pairs. They are that amazing.
Also, with the help of our friends over at Gunn and Swain, us girls were able to stay warm and deck the van out in some pretty rad blanket swag. I bet you've never seen a hot pink Mexi blanket before, have you? It gave the Ram Van a little feminine flair. Much needed feminine flair.
Everything about this trip was about comfort.. including the Mexican blanket around my shoulders on the beach and on the Ram Van's bed. Every pieces of cloth served its purpose.