necklace - Sea of Bees (coming soon to Emerging Thoughts)
dress - Free People
Hansel from Basel thigh highs and Darling cardigan - Emerging Thoughts
Okay, so I wasn't actually going anywhere; I'm a total fraud. My cousin's husband has this great suitcase that's covered in travel stickers, from its past owner's life. I've always loved anything with a story, and this has its story all over the surface. I started wondering why I haven't collected anything from my modest travels. I only buy postcards when they're ancient (I just picked up this gem from 1910) and I couldn't really think of anything else I'd be able to collect within the confines of my Brooklyn apartment. But after a little thought, I realized that I have a different kind of collection that can't be put into just one category. Everywhere I go, I search for something one of a kind, whether it's vintage, antique, or simply handmade. On this trip, I came home with a trunk full of goodies: a vintage chenille bedspread, lots of artwork for the walls (old and new), that 1910 postcard (with writing on the back), a slew of vintage hats and a couple of dresses. They may not be your typical touristy souvenirs, but I'm pretty sure I'll hold onto them a lot longer than anything from a gift shop.