route 66

route 66 is steeped in the Americana of past glories and forgotten memories. one of the original U.S. highways erected in 1926, it connected Chicago to Los Angeles and played an important role in Western migration. in the mid 80s it was deemed irrelevant and officially removed from the U.S. highway system. but route 66 gets its notoriety thanks to popular songs and tv shows. it became a fixture. a symbol of freedom and the open road. and people responded to that.

even when i was living in Greece during my middle school years, route 66 signs adorned notebooks and planners in stationary stores. i remember being impressed by how wide-spread and appealing the idea of the no-boundary life was. and rightfully so. it's definitely always been my ultimate goal.

so it's little wonder that every tiny collection of stores infrequently lining its edges are plastered with route 66-themed memorabilia. capitalizing off its fame is wholly American, after all. as is the kitschy-ness of turning the old, empty shells of once functional items into tourist attractions. but somewhere amidst the skeleton frames of burnt out Chevrolets and abandoned structures, there lingers the ghost of something so beautifully and wildly unattainable, you can't help but love it.

layered tank tops . green draped jacket, forever 21 . hollister cut offs . vintage persol sunglasses . jones bootmaker boots

photos of me by Aristidis.

14 comments:

  1. This looks like thee most fun road trip ever! It must be so cool driving through such an iconic area! Everything looks like it should be in an old school horror movie :)

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  2. wonderful pictures!

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  3. I'm almost done with my Route 66 recap! (albeit six months later haha)

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  4. great pictures :)
    and I really like this outfit, such free :)

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  5. Amazing pictures and LOVE your outfit. Great look with those shorts and the boots!


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  6. We never got the chance to drive along Route 66 when we driving cross country but we did see it next to the interstate. It's so tiny- but then again the cars back then were small. LOL

    Gorgeous pictures btw! :)

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  7. Great pics of historic route 66. thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love first photo. cute outfit for your route 66 road trip.

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  9. Great pictures so eery and magical, amazing roadtrip!

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  10. Love these pictures!! They came out beautiful!! :)

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  11. Love the pictures! Hey from Spain!

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  12. Amazing photos!
    They look so high end fashion magazine quality. :)
    Your style is so easy going chic.


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  13. Anonymous9.4.12

    Beautiful light!

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