Behind the Wheel with Molly McAdoo

Nomad’s newest team member dishes on insomnia, back to school outfits, and her new gig truckin’!

It’s 2:25 AM.

I can’t turn off the brain. I’m thinking those clogs will look great with the high waisted denim skirt and that new leotard (!). Oh! Or that great vintage Hawaii T (!). OOOH! Gotta figure out a way to wear that leather vest (!).

These are the thoughts that fill my head (all day everyday?) when I can’t fall asleep at night. And they have ever since I was a tiny little girl, struggling to fall asleep in elementary school, fantasizing about the perfect outfit for the next day. Sometimes dreaming beyond the next day and just thinking outfits in general. For life.

I’ve never known quite what to do with this obsession. I just style in my brain for myself on the regular. I shop (too much and too often), building my collection of clothes to make the nighttime styling fits more fruitful, helping the pool to pull from grow.But now that I’m part of team Nomad, somehow, it feels like I will be able to channel this obsession and have a place to put it into action.

So, won’t ya come find the Nomad Truck and let me help build you the perfect outfit, in broad daylight (!).

The first time I saw Nomad, it really felt like, in some way, now I know what to do with this obsession, this love of, this passion for, well, clothes. The clothes that Jessie has curated and collected from all over-local designers, friends she’s met on her journeys, small boutique companies, are beeeaaautiful. Some are sexy. Some are comfy. All are hip and exciting (to me!).  And the jewelry…oh the jewelry. There are long delicate necklaces with sharp, unique geometric shapes.  Big chunky rings of all different shapes and colors. Amazing beaded bracelets to be stacked perfectly along the wrist, and earrings that are delicate and dainty and perfect or textured and weighty and dangly. The opportunities to build killer outfits are endless. And you can find them on our amazing truck cruising the greater NYC area on any given day.

Not only is the selection on the truck thrilling, the truck itself is amazing! My first time walking onto the truck felt magical. There is something so special about walking into one of the loveliest boutique stores you’ve ever seen and then to pinch yourself with “WAIT, I’M ON A TRUCK”.  Being in the space of the store itself, one would never believe they’re on a truck, except for the fact that the only way you got there was by having seen the big beautiful yellow lady parked somewhere, perhaps Jersey City, Long Island City, the Highline, Williamsburg, whatever magical lucky spot we ladies of Nomad chose on that given day, and you climbed the vine covered wooden steps to get into the world of Nomad. I loved watching customers go thru the same experience I had when I first got on the truck. Everyone seems to be struck by the wonder of this wandering boutique. There’s magic happening on that there truck. And oh so many outfits to be built and styled and WORN. Come experience it for yourself and get into the goodness of the Nomad.

Perhaps now I will no longer be seeing those laaate night numbers on my clock staring back at me as my mind drifts from leotards to vintage T’s to clogs since my dreams get to come true every single time I walk on the truck.

I’ll think about it this way: quicker I fall asleep, quicker I’m back on the Nomad!


First day on the job and first purchase from the Nomad!

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