[ on the way to cleveland ]

My parents and I are driving out to Cleveland today for my first grad school open house. So far it has been a fun little road-trip, with periodic stops for tea refills and a few pictures for today’s post. My mom bought these handy porcelain travel cups (I’m holding it in one of the pictures) that we were eager to put to use, so now each service area stop perpetuates the next :). In order to make it in time for the first scheduled event at the school we had to leave at 5 a.m. so, as you can imagine, I’m a little drowsy in these pics. Being comfortable is obviously the priority for a day on the road so I paired my new Lida Baday pants with a simple tank and a cashmere cardigan. The bright silk scarf was a substitute for a long necklace I would have normally worn with this combo. I wanted to add more colour and brightness to the look without having to chill in the back seat with a chain and pendant on my neck. The silk scarf was a comfortable, soft alternative that I’m now glad I chose.

As we’re driving on the highway for hours, passing stretches of gorgeous vineyards and fields, the vastness of it all is astounding. There is nothing better at shaking off the restlessness and hustle that the city invariably inspires than a good road trip. It literally and figuratively takes you out of your element and reminds you of the world outside your own. For this reason, I think periodic trips like these are helpful for keeping things in perspective.

I also found it rather amusing that the last exit before entering Pennsylvania on I90 highway is called Barcelona. I can now say that we travelled from Barcelona to Pennsylvania in less then 10 minutes J .

What I’m wearing:

  • Twill cropped pant by ‘Lida Baday”
  • Tank top by “Theory”
  • Shoes by “Guillaume Hinfray”
  • Cashmere cardigan by “Julie & Jack”
  • Ring  by “Club Monaco”
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