One career path I gave serious consideration to was becoming an archeologist, specifically, Egyptology. Prior to my birth, my parents took a trip to the Holy Lands, and parts of our home were decorated with relics and souvenirs of the journey. I read all of the books I could get my hands on regarding ancient Egypt (even put in a great deal of time learning to read hieroglyphics), and put my 6th grade teacher to shame when we did our ancient civilizations unit in Social Studies. When I got into high school, and began my college search, I looked into various schools that offered archeology programs, and even went on a local dig to get a feel for the true life experiences. That didn’t end well. Let’s just leave it at that. And as I progressed in high school my idol shifted from Indiana Jones Howard Carter to Edward R. Murrow and I entered college as a journalism major, but I did take a few anthropology and archeology courses, before stumbling out of college on graduation day with a history degree. But my passion for Egypt has never disappeared, and has translated into my wardrobe over the years with pieces of Egyptian Revival jewelry. And recently, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (better known as OMSI) was blessed with a mummy exhibit! I was so excited and went to the exhibit with Patrick and my friend Kali.
Since OMSI does not allow photography, so you’ll just have to settle with just my outfit…
The exhibit itself was very interesting and included artifacts such as canopic jars and ushabti figures for the Egyptian portion of the exhibit, which defined deliberate mummification, while the rest of the mummies were the work of accidental mummification due to climates. The exhibition is in its final weeks, so if you’re interested, go soon! Find out more here.
Hat: Urban Eccentric, Vancouver, Washington
Blouse: Don’t recall…
Skirt & Scarf: The Clothes Horse, Eugene, Oregon
Shoes: Payless, like five years ago
Earrings: AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium, Portland, Oregon
Brooch: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Bracelet: Gift from my dad!