The Curious Collector

Dress (worn underneath), Hazel.  Bra (underneath), Missoni for Target. Overalls, UK Style by French Connection (Sears). Shoes, Land's End. Canvas messenger bag, Marine supply store. Bird pendant necklace and skull earrings, local artist. Magnifying glass necklace, H&M. 

         All of the bits and baubles accumulated in this outfit have a wonderful place in my accessory collection. Acquired from a drug store here, a beach kiosk there, they are a sign of the stories of my life. I find it hard to believe that people view fashion and jewelry as nothing but material pursuits when I am constantly transported back in time by the items that I own. I hate the idea of constant consumption, but I do enjoy adding to my modest collection of meaningful items as I go.
      Personally, I tend to pick up small pieces of jewelry to commemorate any travels that I go on. What do you pick up when you visit a new place for the first time?

     P.S.- Somehow I've gotten very ahead in shooting my daily outfit pictures (shocking, I know!). I'm trying to make them more current again so hopefully I will be back to sharing them the next day instead of a few days later. 


WearAbouts said...

LOVE the sleeves on that! :)
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Aliya said...

Oh I know what you mean! My bits and bobs always bring back vivid memories of my travels! Two of my favourite are my treble clef ring that I have on all the time; my mum bought it for me in Wales just before I represented my country at the international eisteddfod and the other is a scarab beetle pendant I was given for good luck when I was in Egypt when I was 4 - have kept it all that time!

I always love visiting your blog, your pictures are so lovely! Your dress is really pretty, love the scallop sleeves!

x Aliya

Amelia said...

love these overalls! scoured the internet for them sadly to no avail.

Leila said...

Oh my freaking goodness, you look so cute! I adore your outfit. :D

Natalia L. said...

Loving those overalls so much *O*
And I agree with you, I love buying wearable things when I go to a new place that whenever I wear it will take me there again. And when I buy online or at the local mall, I tend to do it, not just because it's pretty, but because it reminds me of something of my childhood.

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Mici Mathonka said...

your necklace is just perfect!

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