Until the planning stages of our trip, I had no idea how close Portland and Seattle were to each other! It’s roughly 3 hours from city to city by car. That calls for a ROAD TRIP! At least a short and sweet one. We had a rental car for the entirety of our vacation which made getting around incredibly simple. Before take off, we stopped in a small town with the most adorable antique shops. When we hit the open road (aka the 5 freeway), we passed tall trees, infinite Subarus, and a Subway at every rest stop. Although I am THE WORST at directions, and I was the passenger in charge of this, we somehow managed to arrive without getting lost. Praise Siri!
Being in the car for more than a few hours requires a comfortable (and themed) getup. I purchased this ‘one for the road’ tank from Old Navy a couple months in advance because it was $9 and I had Old Navy Rewards money to spend! A graphic tee, boyfriend jeans, and a leather jacket is any city girl’s traveling uniform. My Treasure and Bond boyfriend jeans incorporate a new trend I have been debating over for months- the released hem (or raw edge hem). The reason way I was so hesitant on this trend was because I didn’t want to spend a pretty penny ($200) for premium denim that wasn’t a classic style. However, Treasure & Bond is a Nordstrom brand that is more affordable. So… I snagged these jeans for $60. The last key piece to this look is my Treasure & Bond leather jacket from the Kid’s department at Nordstrom. Real leather at an extra affordable price! Every penny I saved on the outfits for this trip meant more money I could spend while actually on vacation!
You who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on rich carpets, And you who travel on the road–sing!
It’s a no brainer that singing is involved while traveling long distances. A lengthy commute is the perfect opportunity to praise and worship our God Almighty. The open road gives us opportunity to pray, think, and talk to our Father. I can only imagine the travel that the people of Israel had to do, and without a car. They had to find creative ways to make the time pass! When we think of it this way, traffic doesn’t seem so irritating!
Have a blessed week!