Happy Thursday ladies. We’ve arrived in Canada and are ensconced in our campsite on Vancouver Island. Yay! It’s been a long five days behind the wheel, with multiple trailer issues so we’re glad to be here in one piece.
I know many of you also travel in motorhomes, fifth wheels or with trailers and are curious about my clothes. So today, I’m sharing what I’ve been wearing during the drive.
We had battery problems that morning so part of the day was spent sitting in the Costco parking lot. Fun times 😉
I’m wearing the same lipsticks every day. First, I coat my lips with this long-wearing, non-drying stain, in “Fascination”, then use this lip pencil in “Stylist” and top it with this Pure Moist lipstick in “Lucy”. I just learned this is being fazed out so I’m ordering 5-6 tubes. I hate when they discontinue my favorites. I’ve been wearing this shade for years. It’s bright but not overpowering and perfect for summer.
Day four, I wore a black tunic over white stretch pants with large tortoise patterned hoops and black sneakers. I looped a beige and black scarf (sold out) around my neck for some texture and a bit of coverage on the breezy coast.
Day five it was foggy and cool with rain threatening. We were taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria.I expected to need my jacket on the deck but ended up inside with Lucy for the whole ride. She got a particularly short haircut last week (she hates it) and shivers in the cold. I wore blue pull-on jeans and a chambray shirt with black sneakers.
In honor of crossing the border to Canada, I wore my favorite Jenny Bird silver earrings. She designs modern, bold jewelry and is out of Toronto. I also wore the first necklace of the drive, and it was short.
My Travel Basic’s for Driving
- I wear pull-on pants with a stretch waistband. Zippers and snaps on pants dig in so aren’t comfortable when I’m climbing in and out of an SUV, driving for seven or eight hours a day.
- There’s always have a hat on the backseat, within reach, for when the sun reaches a level that the visor can’t protect my face and neck from the sun.
- I keep a cardigan or light jacket handy for rapid changes in weather. Our first day started at 85 degrees in California and was 62 when we stopped in Oregon.
- A sunscreen stick to reapply to the backs of my hands while driving because who wants those nasty liver spots? Not me.
- I skip necklaces which can struggle with the seatbelt and get crushed against me. I bump up the size on my earrings and bracelets to compensate. I don’t see the earrings but the bracelets definitely put a smile on my face when I see them holding the steering wheel.
Note – I won’t wear heavy earrings because I don’t want sagging earlobes plus they’re just uncomfortable. Even lightweight earrings can hang crookedly and look funny. I discovered these magic earring backs which keep your ears flat so your earrings hang straight and are more comfortable. They’re really remarkable.
Do you stock up when your favorite beauty products are discontinued?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.