24 June 2009 , originally uploaded by academichic.
- Fuschia tee – BR Outlet
- Black walking shorts – Old Navy
- Black sandals – Target
- Orange scarf – thrifted in San Fran
- Sunglasses – H&M
- Purse – Garage sale find
Another day on the road called for another scarf outfit. As A. mentioned, sometimes you can feel like your wardrobe choices are limited and one way to mix up the monotony of a capsule wardrobe is by going for interesting color combos. Yesterday I decided to wear my fuschia tee and to add a bright orange scarf to it – a bold color mix but one I’ve always liked. (This color mix was actually a long standing color contender for my wedding colors). As with the last scarf-on-the-road outfit, I wanted to incorporate the scarf right into the outfit so that I could wear it around my neck while stationary and then quickly have it at hand to wrap around my hair while driving:
I also strategically wore black walking shorts (as chic as a light cotton skirt or white pants may be – not really ideal when most of your meals happen on your lap in a moving vehicle!) and my new garage sale find purse.
Although we were all geared up for a day of driving and sightseeing, yesterday was spent unexpectedly idling around rest stops and parking lots as we dealt with the plethora of car troubles suddenly plaguing our vehicles. The oldest car in our caravan is a 1958 MGA
and so its no surprise that it was having some major engine problems after logging about 1000 miles from its starting point to our stop in Colorado. So we ended up scrapping all our sightseeing plans and accepting a day of grass-sitting and rapair-watching instead. But the one cool thing that I wanted to share with you from my sights yesterday is the very awesome diner on I-70 in Flagler, Colorado.
The interior was wonderful decked out in 50s diner kitsch, neon lights and cow-spotted swivel chairs not withholding. In addition, the food was wonderful! This diner comes with friendly service, delicious food, a bubble gum pink corvette out front, and this ridiculous (my inner feminist was aghast) but wonderfully 50s bathroom sign:
Here are some more shots of this great establishment, definitely worth the stop if you’re ever on I-70 in Eastern Colorado! S.