Handpicked Accessories from rural PA to the Blue Mountains

I have a thing for accessories. When traveling without checked luggage, you can always wear a few extra accessories home. Accessories are a great way to support local artisans and small business owners and assist you in instant time travel when you put them on years after making the purchase. I also am addicted to thrifting. Finding treasures from the past that speak to you in the present means you will more than likely be the only person wearing those pieces. This Fashion Friday post focuses on many treasures I have collected over the years.

T-Shirt Dress and Suede PurseT-Shirt Dress & Suede Purse

I began this look with a simple maroon t-shirt dress. I love the color, plus it’s a great base for necklaces. Also, I knew I would be gallivanting around Old San Juan so this lightweight multicolor suede purse was a great pairing.

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These vintage earrings, pendant, and watch were all picked from various thrift stores in rural PA over the past decade. I clearly have a thing for black and gold textured jewelry. I’ve also recently developed a small obsession over vintage watches with thin leather bands and small faces. I have a small wrist and this style of watch feels so delicate and perfect. And I could not resist the sleekness of the roman numerals.

Sewing Machine Pendant NecklaceSewing Machine Pendant Necklace

I stumbled upon this sewing machine pendant necklace at a boutique in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia. Although I do not sew, I love fabric and I often work with my tailor/seamstress redesigning and upcycling clothes I find at thrift stores. Also, vintage industrial sewing machines are sweet. All Saints uses them as their main design feature for a reason. Total score.

bronze chokerAccessories from Free People

I also have a weakness for Free People’s aesthetic. So many treasures from this store pair flawlessly with my vintage finds. The details in this bronze choker spoke to me immediately. The sunglasses were a must and these low ankle distressed booties with a western flair have been a staple in my wardrobe three seasons of the year. And now I’m getting more mileage out of them during the winter since I’ve escaped to this tropical climate.