I've been reading about that On the Road film, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, and I've been thinking about the Beats. Non-conformist, experimental, intensely self-centered, they started the counterculture revolution (something I remember when some of that self-centered writing rings corny to these 2012 eyes). Style-wise they also moved toward a looser, casual vibe - something unrestricted but still rooted in that wholesome, well-made mid-century.
I particularly like the images in the middle, of Brit "Teddy Boys"
Here's something inspired a little bit by that whole Beat vibe.
There's the Beat staple - a black turtleneck! Here I wanted to offset the sweater's structure with something loose and flowy - hence, the brown peasant skirt. Which I love. Even when I get teased as a manghuhula (fortune-teller) when I wear it! Bright red lips and a subtle winged eyeliner bring the '50s vibe.
Wore my leopard flats too for a little sumthin' - sumthin'!
Credits: sweater, Landmark; skirt, Weekender; flats, Mario D'Boro
Accessory shot: love, love, love this capiz shell pendant from Aksesorya. My giant gold eQuip ring echoes the shape nicely too.