THE COLLAR DIARIES
We’ve all done it. We’ve found something on the internet that led us down a rabbit hole. This particular instance started for me one day while exploring Pinterest. I followed a pin to an Instagram account, which led me to another Instagram account, the account of Charlotte Jacobs, or @charrrl_iie. Her personal style and photos immediately lifted my mood and I liked her. I’ve always been a believer in the ability of garb to communicate feelings and emotions. For example, pink is a happy color. I love to dress up on the weekends and wear really bold items, it just makes me feel better than wearing drab, boring, sullen work clothes. Charlie wears bold happy items on the daily and I found myself enamored with her freedom and confidence. Another thing that won me over was that Charlie is nice. In today’s social media world and just world in general, nice goes a long way. She was kind enough to let me ask a few questions.
Did you start the collar diaries hashtag? If not, how did you find it? If so, what started the collar dairies for you?
“I have always liked collars, in all sorts and shapes. I’ve been on Instagram for a while and always looked under hashtags like #collars for some new inspiration and then came across #thecollardiaries. It is a hashtag started by @happiestcamper. She is an amazing woman and has a wonderful feed full of outfit posts, her cute kids and everything related to camping and caravans! She once told me to add the hashtag #thecollardiaries to my pictures, and so I did!”
How long have you been a lover of pins, collars and mixed prints?
“I have always looooooved mixed prints and cute accessories! I don’t think I have ever left the house without wearing either a brooch, a necklace, rings or pins! It spices up your outfit (I think). I feel kind of naked when I’m not wearing one. Like when I’m wearing my pajamas, ha ha!”
Do you have a favorite piece? If so, which one and why is it your favorite?
Charlotte Jacobs, aka @charrrl_iie on Instagram is a 29 year old, living in Belgium with her adorable husband but longing to live in Spain one day. A little house by the river in the mountains just sounds great to her! She’s a teacher who, of course, really likes to read books. She enjoys getting lost in stories and to be swept off her feet. Mister Darcy and Willoughby will always be in her top three, together with Wolverine (and her husband, OF COURSE)! She loves to laugh and is always in for a joke! Her students are 14-15 years old and she loves the energy they bring with them!
How to define her? Pins, necklaces, collars, books and music. Yup, that’s Charlie!