This past week we went on a 7 day road trip throughout California and logged about 2000 miles on my husband’s 8 year old Tahoe. By the end of the trip, our air conditioner had busted and the passenger window wouldn’t roll up or down so we held it up with some wood shims and masking tape. I was only slightly embarrassed. Thankfully our trip was very laid back and casual, and we weren’t staying at any 5 star hotels, and for 7 days on the road, we only ate out a total of 5 times. I packed attire for the trip, knowing we would be in both warm and cold climates inland and on the coast, and brought along one nicer pair of shoes with the off chance we went out to a nicer restaurant at least once. I ended up not needing shoes other than flip flops and tennies the entire time, and that suited me just fine.
On our last day of the trip though, I asked my husband to shoot an outfit post for me, since the scenery was so gosh darn pretty, and I put on that one pair of nice shoes. I immediately took them off afterwards though, since we were settling in for a 6 drive home. I love the look, and have in fact worn these shoes with these jeans several times, just not in an outfit shoot yet. So here you go, inspired by all those denim and heel photos I’ve been pinning lately, my version of distressed denim with heels.
If I can get my act together I’ll share a recap of our adventures on the road including what we saw and where we stayed. California can be overwhelming, even for two adults born and raised here. I was searching down hotels while on the road and luckily it all worked out, but if you’re not from here you could easily go astray. It was an awesome and memorable trip and I’m pretty sure the kids had a blast. But even my little girl, who loves loves loves vacations and always says they’re too short (usually because they are), was ready to go home by the last day. She declared that night, all curled up in her own bed, “It’s good to be home.” Indeed it was.