Shirt- Charity shop- £4.99
Jeans- Charity shop- £2.99
Turtle neck- Charity shop- £3
Loafers- Sainsbury's- £14
Earrings- Ebay- £3.50
"We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art.
I believed in the country America used to be.
I believed in the person I want to become.
I believed in the freedom of the open road.
And my motto is the same as ever:
'I believe in the kindness of strangers'.
And when I'm at war with myself I ride, I just ride."
Lana Del Rey- Ride
My girl Lana epitomising the national ethos of America and their hunger to keep moving onward, their faith in the endless opportunities to be found on the road. I wrote my dissertation on American road trip literature, and after endless books, journals, and cans of Red Bull mixed with tears, it's still a topic that fuels my interest. I promised myself that if I got a first class degree, I'd hit the road myself. Driving past lonely gas stations, waffles stacked high in diners, and the sleazy neon glow of motel signs is my goal for 2015. I can't drive, so I've shotgunned the passenger seat.
Now let's return to all things sartorial. I thought the classic, simple shape of the turtle neck and high-waisted jeans evoked American Apparel vibes. I bought the jeans with the plan to dye them lilac, but I've grown quite fond of the cream colour. The shirt is probably in my top ten favourite charity shop finds because it is the perfect clothes cocktail of sheer fabric, velvet, bright colours and flared sleeves.
I hope you all drive down the road you want this year.
Lots of 2015 love,