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.