Tuesday, August 12

on the road

on the road | striped tee + wayfarers
on the road | striped tee, denim shorts + white converse
on the road | upstate new york
on the road | striped tee + mulberry alexa
on the road | striped tee, denim shorts + white converse

The last time we did this drive was two years ago returning from our friends Ned and Lana’s wedding in Buffalo. After several delays and canceled flights we decided to rent a car and drive home while three of our friends decided to wait it out in the airport. At that point it became a race to see who would make it back to JFK first. We ended up winning by half an hour I believe and that was an eight hour drive. But we had a lot of fun along the way. I distinctly remember watching/listening to a collection of the Sean Connery Jeopardy sketches from SNL on our phones and laughing a lot. (Side note, we were referring to the van as the “therapist” van for most of the trip.) On this trip, it took me a little while to figure out why I was feeling so competitive once we got on 17. We were clearly not in a race with anyone but when we stopped at a scenic overlook to picnic for lunch I felt the urge to get back in the van and keep going. I also just really wanted to get home. 

For our long day of traveling I kept it comfortable and casual in what has become my new favorite striped tee from J. Crew, denim shorts, and converse. Usually when I travel I try to strike that perfect balance of comfort and looking stylish (hello maxi dresses!) but I wasn't focused on that when I packed my bag Friday night. No, it was all about what was clean, easily paired, and not a big deal if it got dirty. I should probably mention that this van I speak of is typically used for plants and therefore filled with "plant dander" as an exhausted JD put it and dirt. 

What is your favorite go to travel style?

38 comments :

  1. Road trip attire, you look adorable.

    www.stylegonerogue.com

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  2. I swear that it is almost easier to always travel by car! Such a cute look!

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  3. Such a cute road tip outfit! I usually wear a long maxi dress so that when I'm all curled up in the passenger seat it will double as a blanket!

    Ashley
    www.minck.co

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  4. Ok love this! The perfect casual outfit for traveling or just hanging out on the weekends! And I LOVE stripes!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. Stripes!! Every day. Yes. I love stripes. And you look totally comfortable for a long car ride. Win-win.

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  6. Love this simple summery look! The striped tee is super cute and I love that you kept it casual with converses! Love it!
    xx
    Meg

    http://www.struttinginskinnies.com

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  7. Lovely post.

    Lots of love.
    www.NaaliaBosch.com

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  8. Stripes and chucks- girl after my own heart!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  9. I love your Mulberry!! It's so cute!!

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  10. Super cute + chic travel look, doll. And the Mulberry is still so on point, loving it.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  11. Love this cute, casual travel outfit! Also the scenery is gorgeous!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  12. What a lovely backdrop and perfect casual outfit!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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  13. Perfect travel outfit and I love a good day trip out of the city.
    www.kissthechic.com

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  14. This look is just lovely. Simple and classic.

    As far as long drives go, I was in the same boat (or car) on Sunday. San Diego to San Francisco is a monster of a drive when 1. you hit traffic in LA and 2. you celebrated your cousin's wedding the nice before. But for as much as I wanted to get home, the company I had the whole way made everything worth it :)

    xx Katie

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  15. I'm a super bad passenger on a long car ride, but if I was rocking your cute look, I think I would do a bit better! :) I love the stripes and converses!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  16. love that striped top, such a classic! i have one that i used to wear all the time that i picked up from H&M years ago but at this point it is just stretched out and so i never wear it. must get a new one!!

    glad you made it back safe and sound and got some nice scenery along the way :)

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  17. I love your bag! And that view is stunning! You're so casual chic, I love it. Is that even a true style? Because if it wasn't before, you have made it one with this outfit! ;)

    The Sequined Salad

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  18. This is such a cute outfit (and I love that bag!)
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  19. This is always my go-to look in the summer! Can't go wrong with denim and stripes, especially for a long car ride!

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  20. I like what you did here. It's easy, comfy, & perfect for travel. My ideal travel wear is something I can maneuver easily in. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  21. Love the setting and the perfect classic summer outfit!

    Christie
    Www.classifybychristie.com

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  22. perfect cute and casual travel look! I really like the stripes! great look!

    kelseybang.com

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  23. Adorable casual outfit! Perfect for traveling!
    xo
    Anna
    Miss Anna Rebecka

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  24. Love this outfit ! You look super cute ! I love it :))

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  25. Casual and cool - adore :)

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  26. Love this casual chic look! The bag is perfect here!!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  27. Nice outfit! I really like how this stylish and causal outfit really fits in with the simple and relaxing backdrop of the countryside! And purse is pretty neat too!

    Tiffany
    Tragic Couturist

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  28. I love road trips but I totally know that feeling of just wanting to get home already. I usually like maxis for traveling (as you said they are cute and comfy), but I also love this outfit you wore! (Can't say no to stripes!)

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  29. very cute casual outfit and perfectly comfortable for road trips! I would so rock this! :)

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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  30. Perfect look to travel in. I love my Denim cutoffs and they always look great with a versatile striped tee. I love and want a pair of those white Converse sneakers. =)

    You look great, Lyndsay!! =)

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  31. there is something about breton stripes and denim that always has been, and always will be so perfectly chic.
    Chic on the Cheap

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