Happy Thursday, loves!
Anyone else like to procrastinate on occasion? I’m such a planner, but sometimes I’m just better under pressure. This feels like one of those times. I should be making packing lists, ordering new items, and planning for our upcoming vacation. Instead, I’m doing anything but. Honestly, I’m not even remotely motivated to start packing or making lists, and it’s probably because I’m so busy working ahead to meet deadlines to turn in prior to our departure.
But, there is one thing I’m thinking about – travel comfort. If there is one thing that I love more than anything when I travel, it’s a comfortable outfit – for so many reasons.
- I cannot stand the idea of any of my body parts touching the seat of a plane, the seats in the terminal, the seats of our rental car (until I wash them), etc.
- I cannot sit for long periods of time without putting at least one leg under me in a kind of half crisscross (applesauce…I know my fellow mamas couldn’t leave that last part out) and I need for my bits and pieces to remain unseen.
- I shower and change as soon as we land/arrive, anyway, because I feel so dirty when I travel – no matter what we have planned that day.
- I don’t like to wear anything overly nice on a plane because I know the chances of me spilling a drink, my kids spilling something, coloring on me, or touching me with sticky, dirty fingers are high. Why ruin a good outfit on that?
That said, I travel for comfort. I already know what I’m wearing when we depart on this trip. We are headed to one of our favorite places for a few weeks, and we have every intention of doing nothing but relaxing, unwinding, and spending quality time making memories.
Which totally reminds me that I also need to make a shopping list because our parents stay at our home when we travel – to care for our plants, etc. – and that’s part of the deal. They stay here, we stock the fridge with all their favorite things (because why would we want to go on vacation and not spend $350 at the supermarket prior to our departure on food we won’t be home to eat, right? All the eye rolls here).
Anyway, I’m here to share some of my favorite – favorite, favorite – comfort purchases for travel. The best of the best, as they say. If you have any long flights ahead of you, I highly recommend you pick up some of these pieces.
APL Sneaks (Athletic Propulsion Labs)
Y’all, I am obsessed. I am not a fan of tennis shoes unless I’m at the gym, but these changed the game for me. I love them, and I cannot stop ordering them. It all started with these gorgeous soft pink APLs. Then the rose gold came alone. Then I switched over to these slip-ons in white and navy blue…and now I find myself ordering all the colors all the time. They are the most comfortable shoe – ever – and they are highly functional as well as stylish. I get more compliments on these than anything.
High-Waist Yoga Pants
Because comfort, that’s why. Need I say more? Zella makes my favorites, and you can pick those up at Nordstrom.
These became a favorite recently, and I’m a huge fan. I love them with a long-sleeve tee shirt and my APLs when I’m ready to relax on a long flight. I love these, but I’m also learning quickly that Carrie Underwood makes some of the best joggers, and I find those at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
I’m always cold when I travel, and that never changes with the season. So, these Topshop sweatshirts are my go-to for travel. Not only are they super comfortable, they are also super affordable. You can’t beat them.
What is your favorite way to travel?