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Headed on my Cross Country Trip- My Road Trip Fashion Checklist and Essentials

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Okay. If you have been following me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that I am heading on a road trip that will land me in Atlanta- THIS is a 2500 mile DRIVE. I have never had the pleasure of doing a grown up major road trip (Vegas doesn’t count for me) and since it was on one of those bucket lists I had made moons ago, I thought, right before my birthday? Why NOT?

So knowing that I was going to be on the road for a minute, I KNEW I wanted to be comfy, somewhat cute, and definitely playful! SO I reached out to Addition Elle to play in a few items and to create my fashion checklist with items that I KNEW I needed to take with me, in addition to a few tried and true staples!

2500 MILES. FOUR Days. Four LONG DAYS. If I wanted to push it, I could get there sooner, but um… yeah. Nope. I am trying to keep my sanity and at least I can stop at my father’s house along the drive! Hey Dad!

So what does this fashion checklist consist of? Well, there were a few things to consider:

Comfort | Breathability | Flexibility | Durability

My Road Trip Fashion Checklist and Essentials

Once I got those out of the way, this is what I picked out for my trip from Addition Elle’s pre-fall look book and what I added for my HAD TO HAVE list:

My Road Trip Fashion Checklist

  • A pair of Parasuco jeans
  • A relaxed tee
  • A baby doll dress
  • My letterman jacket (some nights in the desert, it can get chilly)
  • A casual midi dress (hey, who knows what could happen!)

In addition to:

  • My uber comfy booty shorts
  • A casual maxi dress
  • A few bras and chonies

BUT the necessities, after all this is a road trip! SO let me share with you other Road Trip Essentials!

My Road Trip Essentials

The Tech

  • My new phone! I got this new Samsung S5, so I plan to snap away!
  • Tablet- YES, I have this and will be keeping this handy! My Samsung tablet (part of my deal with the phone- woot!)
  • Camera- My Pentax will capture the moments. I will have this to snap, snap, snap and shoot video along the way to make something all pretty to share!
  • Charger- Not only will I have my phone chargers, but I have a backup battery charged. And two more rechargeable chargers.

The Comfort

  • My pillow- for when it is my turn to conk out, hey!
  • Music- I have cd’s (yes, I do) but also Spotify and Sirius XM in my car!
  • Snacks- I am sure we will need to officially recharge, but my twizzlers, dried fruit, and fancy lay’s flavored chips. I am ready.

The Lifeline

  • OnStar- this is one thing I am really grateful for. On Star will be my peace of mind.
  • My map- even though I have Onstar, my printed route, having a map is always handy to know where the hell I am going!
  • My Flip flops- this Cali girl needs her flip flops. Period.
  • Toiletries- the shampoo, makeup, toothpaste/brush, face wash, lotion, feminine stuff, all of that good jazz- YOU KNOW!

These are just a few of the items I need and have to have with me on this road trip! Make sure you are following me on Facebook and on Instagram (@mariedenee) to follow along this journey with me!

Make sure you check out Addition Elle’s New Fall Arrivals while you are in the mood to shop too! Who knows, maybe I will do a meetup in Atlanta- would you come? Let me know in the comments!

Who knows, I may like it so much that I will stay!! HAHA!

What do you pack on your road trips? Have you been on one? Are you planning one? Let me know!

 *This post was sponsored by Addition Elle but the thoughts, ideas, and excitement are all my own!*

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Written by Marie Denee

I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.

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  1. Good luck on your trip! Will you still be in Atlanta next Friday 9.5? I am helping to organize bloggers to attend an event with Emme Friday night at Macy’s Lenox – email me if you would be interested in joining!!

  2. Oh, I’m notorious for under packing. If I don’t make a list ahead of time, you can bet there will be a Walmart run sometime during the road trip.

    The only thing is think of as “essentials” (other than clothes and toiletries) are:
    -Ipod with podcasts or audiobooks
    -My phone and laptop for interwebs at the hotels
    -Flip flops because this Cali girl also needs her flip flops
    -Sketchbook and pencils when inspiration strikes in the middle of nowhere
    -Snacks- Usually granola bars, cookies, and some kind of chocolate.

  3. Will you be stopping by Pittsburgh in your travels? If so, be sure to go to Mount Washington and observe the beautiful (especially at night) view of the city. The Andy Warhol Museum is also a must see when visiting The Steel City ! Have safe travels, keep us posted!

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