This latest holiday has wrecked havoc on my body in more ways than one. That scrape on my arm from our horseback escapade has turned Technicolor and spread to be about 3″ across so it’s living under a band-aid until it fades. My body has also suffered expected challenges which I planned ahead for when I packed.
Holidays usually mean I’ve said to heck with healthy eating (hello, fried pickles!) and indulged way more than I care to admit. Long days driving home can be torturous in the comfiest jeans so I prefer to wear stretch pants. I need to feel comfy but refuse to look sloppy. My hair seldom gets the care it needs so I bring hats and scarves.
We drove home through the back roads of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and California, visiting some of the smallest towns I’ve ever been in. Populations ranged from 5 – 1,200+ which meant if you blinked, you missed some of them.
We stayed at the Surprise Valley Hot Springs in Cedarville, CA which had a hot spring in the back of the each room. Cedarville is just three blocks long, with a serene atmosphere and friendly people. It felt like the middle of nowhere and was a great experience. We stayed in lucky room #13 which had a slight bordello-ish decor.
I bought these Lucy pants for our trip to Iceland last year and am shocked at how often I wear them. Mine is the dark indigo. They look like a flared denim jean but they’re actually yoga pants. I could never crunch up like this in woven jeans! I did intend to take yoga classes in them and may still…but for now, they’re my beyond comfy pants that don’t look like sweats.
Even my feet demand a loose fit at the end of a holiday so I pack my most forgiving shoes. These Eileen Fisher sandals were purchased for a trip several years ago and have been worn so much I’m looking to replace them. They have a sneaker sole and are the most comfortable shoes I own! They’re a very soft leather and never feel tight.
Part of looking good on vacation for me is planning for fluctuating fit issues. Even if it’s just swollen feet, it helps to pack accordingly. Accessories are also a powerful tool for feeling confident… even in the most casual attire.
Are there things you always pack for vacation?
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