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road trip dreaming

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Now that I've told you I'm going on another road trip I can subject you to hearing about it all the time just like everyone who has seen me in person this last week or so. It's essentially all I think about and nearly every other conversation I have is related to it. I just can't believe it's actually happening again. *knock on wood* I am SO excited. It's a little bit too soon to start packing but you best believe I'm already planning what I'll be packing.
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I'm obviously trying to save every penny I can for the trip. Every thing counts, especially when you're in In-N-Out territory and are a bit of a burger maniac. Y'all, I cannot wait to eat In-N-Out again!! But the day after I booked my plane ticket I stocked up on film and then went straight to TJ Maxx. I wanted to buy something special to wear on the trip. I tried on a handful of things but wasn't particularly crazy about anything so I left empty handed.
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Then this morning as I was catching up on the internet after a little three day break (My favorite Canadians came for a visit! More on this soon. I have, uh, 40 billion photos to edit) I saw Modcloth was having a huge summer sale and I immediately set to work browsing for thing I'd love to wear and take on my upcoming trip! There is seriously so much cute stuff marked down right now.

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I'm most interested in finding cozy shirts for the trip. I recently picked up these shorts, which aren't currently on sale but are worth every penny, and now I just need some tops to go with them. Even though my wardrobe has changed from all dresses to a good mix of jeans and dresses I don't really seem to have very many shirts.

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The last trip I didn't take a single dress just because I knew I probably wouldn't want to wear a dress when I hadn't showered in a few days. The two above though look so cozy and relaxed I think they might be perfect for long days spent in the car. I'm especially fond of the striped one. I should probably grab it before it sells out in my size!

One of my road trip goals is to actually get photos of myself this trip, proof I was actually there, ya know? Jeff mentioned another couples outfit post in the desert with cactus, and I am 100 kinds of into that idea, I just need to make sure I pack something that will make me feel super cute no matter how sunburnt, and sweaty I am! 
xoxo

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  1. i totally get that excitement... i hope you'll find some nice things. i like what you picked here :)

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  2. I have the green T.A.-Okay dress from Modcloth, and it is so comfy. Good pick for a long car ride! :)

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    1. Good to know. It definitely looks comfy!

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  3. Hooray for road trips! Can't wait to see where you guys go this time. :) I leave for Norway in two weeks (a whole week off, eeek!) and I've been planning since we booked the tickets. I have like a dozen lists going in Google Keep. It's half the fun!

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    1. Oh wow, exciting!!! Norway looks awesome. I'd love to get there someday.

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  4. What route are you focusing on this time around?

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  5. absolutely love all the graphic t shirts! so cute!

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    1. Same! I'm not usually a fan, but those are fabulous.

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  6. I'm from Vegas. If you come here again you should check out Red Rock canyon and Mt. Charleston! There's some nice hidden gems within them! Also I think you might like the sign graveyard! All the retired Las Vegas signs go there and it's pretty cool :)

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    1. We won't be in Nevada this time around, sadly. But the sign graveyard has been on my to-do list for SO long. Someday!!

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    2. The only thing that bums me out about the graveyard is that they're very strict about cameras. You can only bring your camera in with one lens and you can't publish the photos :/

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  7. My boyfriend and I are terrible at getting photos of us too! We drove out to Utah (from northeast Indiana! Longest car ride EVER) to visit some friends that were working at the Dinosaur National Monument. I have tons of photos of the beautiful landscape and only one of us. Although we do look pretty triumphant at the top of a hogback lol

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