Stuff, trinkets, gewgaws, collecting is probably the one hobby we all have. It’s in our genes. As kids, we start out with seashells from the beach or insects from our backyard. Trouser- and coat pockets are a hotbed for all young hoarding junkies.

Adults are pretty much twice as bad. One collects music, while the other goes for highly expensive art. Sugar bags, coffee table books, bottle caps, post stamps, fridge magnets, stationary, nail polish, vintage, selfies…you name it.

Albeit I personally am a big fan of clearing and throwing things out (almost obsessively) – my significant other regularly loses stuff, sorry for that – even I have my phases of scraping fever.

It went from Spice Girls-stickers and miniature horses (in all kinds of breeds, sizes and materials) to sunglasses (in all kinds of breeds, sizes and materials). I own a whole bunch. Maybe not enough to intrinsically be calling it a collection, but it is a definite bunch. Now I used to have at least 17 of them, whilst I have managed to get that number down to a 10. Still, some look greatly alike. My friends can not even tell the difference between my Marc by Marc Jacobs and Bottega Veneta tortoise shades. Trust me there is a BIG difference!

I am not sure what exactly makes a pair of sunglasses so attractive to get all hoardy over them, to me they are just instant outfit makers/breakers. Like shoes (my other very favorite to collect).

Just two of them got the honor to be packed in my suitcase for my three month move to LA. More than enough (especially since Santa brought me yet another pair, one for each month) and I don’t regret taking as little as I did, but I can’t wait to get to wear the ones I didn’t bring when I get back.

Little hoarder me.

Do you have something specific that you tend to collect? Tell me all about it!

PS: I will show you a picture of all my sunglasses when I get back home.

Sunglasses (clockwise) Ray-Ban; The Row; Oscar Wylee x Kahlo.


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    1. Loooooove sunglasses too…and in fact I use them continuosly as you can see in my outfits hehehe

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  1. I have two stacks of Vogue magazines that are higher than my 5’2″ body. They date back to 2001. I’ll never throw them away but it makes moving to a new place extra difficult. Once my mother wanted to throw them away and I almost got a heart attack. Weird, because in all other aspects I’m a complete purger of “stuff”

  2. Lovely sunglasses. I can never get enough of denim jeans, I keep buying them…
    xo Rachel

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  3. I collect handbags and snow globes :)

  4. Wauw die laatste vind ik prachtig rechts onder!

  5. Ik vind ze alledrie prachtig!
    Enne, klopt het dat ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ en ‘Bottega Veneta’ allebei naar dezelfde post linken?


    1. Sabrina | afterDRK - ⁄ Reply

      Yes, wat stom. Het is nu aangepast! Xx

  6. Actually I tend to collect perfume samples. I have hundreds of them in a box. I always think “They’re useful, just put one in each bag and you’ll always have some nice scent with you!” But actually they just stay in this box and I look at them sometimes and tell myself “Waa you’ve got a lot, girl!”
    xx, Juliane

  7. Het ziet er stiekem naar uit dat jij het verschil tussen je Marc by Marc Jacobs and Bottega Veneta zonnebrillen ook niet ziet, want beide linkjes verwijzen naar dezelfde post (quilted and checkered) ; )

    Hoe dan ook, je het een jaloersmakende collectie en ook de laatste aanwinst is een beauty!


    1. Sabrina | afterDRK - ⁄ Reply

      Haha wat stom. Het is aangepast. Xx

  8. Lovely sunnies!
    I collect leather jackets.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  9. Ray ban is a classic, and those wayfarer are never out of style. So Roy Orbison style… Love them!
    And yes, we all tend to collect something, and I may say that I’m a shoeholic! Love shoes – loafers and heels! Cannot get enough shoes…

    Love, Maria

  10. Ray Ban is a must have. And I agree with you; when you’re collecting something, nobody understands what’s the difference or why you want to get all of them but… they will never understand :P

  11. Als kind heb ik zo’n fase gehad dat ik dingen wilde verzamelen. Als ik er nu aan terug denk had ik alleen heel veel paarden spulletjes, een obsessie van me als klein meisje. Al rijdt ik nog steeds, het hangt nu niet meer aan mijn muren. Nu verzamel ik niet echt (bewust) iets meer al heb ik wel belachelijk veel tassen en kookboeken. Ach ja, iedere gek zijn gebrek zeg ik dan maar ;) Ik zou overigens ook dolgraag zonnebrillen verzamelen, ik ben er namelijk dol op. Klein probleempje. Ik moet ze op sterkte hebben en dan gaat het prijskaartje opeens keer drie. Zo jammer… xx

    1. Sabrina | afterDRK - ⁄ Reply

      Haha bij mij hing ook alles vol met paarden. Helaas rijd ik niet meer, ik zou het graag weer op willen pikken, maar met het vele reizen en het wonen midden in een stad is het best lastig. Gelukkig heb ik vorig jaar in de Ardennen flink door de bossen gegaloppeerd. Ik heb stiekem ook een bril, maar is vooral voor achter de computer of met lezen en in de auto. Kan me voorstellen dat het vervelend is een zonnebril op sterkte te laten maken, vooral vanwege de prijs. Xx

  12. In Chinese fashion speak, we call this tendency a “chink in the armor”, no pun intended. ;-) It means when one sees a particulor item, style, color, etc., she loses her mind and would have to get it, even if she has a closet full of such item.

    I don’t have a particular item but I have it worse; the tendency to get obsessed over a particular item/style/color that I just keep on buying until this thirst dies because I get obsessed over another particular item/style/color.

    It never ends.

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