No makeup, dog crate in the background, this isn’t exactly staged for video. But I could use some fashion sense. Because we all know how this goes:
We ransack our closets for “cruise” apparel, replicating celebrity looks or runway runaways, composing outfits days in advance of our trips, then pack away the life we want. When we vacation, we dress “as if.” We try to live the breezy casual, island style; it says so, right there in our layered gossamer silhouettes.
Then we arrive at our destination and live in the same pair of shorts, day in and out, with a bathing suit a towel, and a hair clip. We read and read, then walk into town, where we insist we need to go shopping. Irony is delicious.