Every now and then I get the itch for a road trip. Back in Missouri we usually scratched the itch by visiting family or venturing to St. Louis but these days I'm itching for an epic, summer time, college flashback kind of road trip. No plans as of yet but I thought I'd get warmed up by sharing what I like to pack whenever I know I'll be sitting in a car for awhile.
Sitting for hours in between destinations calls for something to keep my hands busy. It's usually an art journal or craft project and only when the kids are occupied or asleep! I keep a coin purse on hand for those unexpected gumball machines or parking meters, a vintage scarf for that second day without a shower or to add extra color to my outfit, my iPhone to catch those moments when I don't have my DSLF handy, and of course, a great pair of sunglasses!
You never know what kind of pit stops you'll make along the way so it's nice to have easy shoes to slip on and off and a spare pair just in case. I think a comfortable pair of neutral flats and an easy pair of leather sandals go with just about anything be it a dress or shorts, a fun necklace on a long chain feels whimsical and helps dress up a casual t-shirt kind of day, and healthy snacks help with my road trip sweet tooth.
Details: Yellow purse, ModCloth. iPhone case, Casetagram. Sunglasses c/o Tumbleweeds. Sand Timer Necklace c/o Unexpected Expectancy. Local Native flats c/o ELF. Saltwater sandals, My Saltwater Sandals. Vintage silk scarf, thrifted. Coin purse, local shop. Art Journal and colored pencils, Hobby Lobby.
Elsie and I co-wrote an art journal e-course earlier this year and this is the art journal I used. It's about half way filled up from e-course prompts with a few pages full of DIY ideas and house projects I want to finish. I love having a space to create with no pressure. It's one of the most relaxing creative outlets I have. It also lends itself well to sitting still through a few states and possibly time zones.
Any road trips in your future? What are your favorite things to pack?