I’m in a period of stylistic shift. The images that others have either projected on me or demanded I adhere to my whole life are ringing more and more false the older I get. A few pieces of myself have always shone through but I’m getting to a point where I’m tired of being anything other than exactly who I am.

Now, don’t get me wrong: I haven’t been fake, but rather I’ve been tame. So, there are many expressions of that watered-down me that need to go.

…And again, I love my handbag collection so far and I STILL want to buy a vintage Hermès Kelly…as I have said sooo many times. BUT I truly need to find another signature piece. The Kelly is gorgeous but it’s just not “my bag” per se. It’s the Kelly… Sorry to keep repeating that. I just am amazed, in retrospect, by how subversive I’ve had to be to be true to myself over the years.

…Since my last handbag post I’ve considered the Hermès Bolide very seriously as well as a Chanel top handle bag. Neither are quite right. I keep wondering if I need to go vintage but I’d rather not. I’d like to think that there’s something out there still that reflects my soul. For the record I can rule out: Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Hermès, Loewe, Lanvin, Gucci, Givenchy, Delvaux, Mark Cross, Launer, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier, and Prada (and a few I haven’t mentioned). Mulberry, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton, and Chloé are all still possibilities…

What’s your signature? What fragrance or handbag or piece of jewelry or pair of shoes or etc. speaks to you deeply?