I’ve always been big on bohemian style – I love big, messy hair and floaty, tribal clothing. I’ve always been drawn to the Stevie Nicks-esque style, with tons of bracelets and rings, a shawl and a mane.
I’ve also always been a lover. My dad tells me that when I was young I’d always make him buy the Big Issue because someone had told me that it helped people get homes. He says I was a confident and adventurous young ‘un who would dance to my own rhythm even when my friends thought I was silly – and out of that natural mindset came my love of Free People.
Their “about” section pretty much sums me up in saying:
“…that’s just who we wanted to reach: a 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can’t resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.”
You all know how I am about dogs, and Donovan is just about my favourite artist after Janis Joplin… so they seem to have been created specifically for me.
The only problem is that their price tag was definitely not created for me. I do have one Free People piece from several years ago which I absolutely adored – the Catch of the Day dress – which I got on my first trip to New York way back in 2008. Sadly it doesn’t fit me any more, and is a little careworn, but I love that thing. I must admit, it was 100% one of the best fashion investments I’ve ever made, but my waistline has just rebelled too much for me to enjoy it (for now).
Since Mr Kitty and I are planning [another] trip of a lifetime for May 2015 I’ve been back browsing Free People for some US-Road Trip inspiration. I figure that for the holiday of a lifetime its only right you have the wardrobe of a lifetime, so I am excited to share my wishlist. I vow that I will take at least a fraction of these pieces away with me next year!
[Note : All images are from Free People.]
Floating Festivals Slip.(£138)
Troy Dress. (£500)
The James Dress, £98
Simply Holey top, £98
Nepal Printed Maxi Skirt, £168
In fact, if I were someone with huge wads of money, I’d buy just about everything they have. Until then, I’m off to daydream and make the [very] hard decision about which piece I’m going to invest in…