Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a flea day


Few things give me more pleasure than spending five straight hours at a flea market. I caught a ride to the Alameda flea last weekend with the lovely Hummingbird Girls, Annalise and Jen, and we merrily picked and pawed our way through the hundreds of stalls. After a few hours in the sun (it was a miraculously hot day) we were communicating solely in grunts, squeals and moans. There was also quite a bit of profanity whenever we stumbled upon a particularly exciting rack of clothes ("Look at this fucking amazing dress!") and plenty of flea market weirdos to bond with. In the end I filled up that yellow tote bag I'm carrying in the photos above, so much that I could barely drag it back to the car. And yes, I did buy the silly stuffed peach toy.

dress  vintage
hat  vintage
belt  thrifted
purse  zara
sunglasses  h&m
shoes  vintage ferragamo

Annalise looked like a doll, as always.

Wind + wrap dress = lots of eeks

How darling is Jen? I wanted to steal those shoes right off her feet.

Pretty sure I swore like a vintage-obsessed sailor when I spotted this rack...

Jen bought this magical parasol and instantly became the envy of every lady there.

22 comments:

Rebeccak said...

Now I am just hanging out to see what gems you found! (Apart from the amazing peach toy of course).

I love your hat - more bows the better!

Jennyboo said...

aww. Such a fun day! I wish the Alameda Flea Market was every weekend so we could buy magical brooches and dreamy dresses. I want to use that parasol daily...maybe I will bring it to school tomorrow. xoxo

Jenae said...

gah. cuteness everywhere.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Those sunglasses are just so much fun and you look too pretty in that floral dress!

I love your friend's cat earrings!!

Ale
x

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

great ensemble, love he vintage ferragamos and adorable shades!

big fan.
Annina of www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Emma said...

No way! I had that exact peach toy when i was a kid, my aunt sent it over from florida!!!

so weird! you all look lovely by the way!

Mallory said...

I mean, how could you NOT buy that peach - he looks like a totally irresistible little fruity fellow.

Same Length Pinkies said...

i had my such day last saturday. there aren't many things that relax me more than digging through piles of junk/potential treasures for hours.

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

I want, want that dress you have. Just to stare at it if anything.

Ashley said...

Oh the Alameda flea market! I never did have anyone to truly appreciate it with and thus never got to really appreciate it myself. *sigh*

I *love* that your hat and your sunglasses! And the dress is lovely. Such a perfect little ensemble for a day at the flea market!

Hannah Percyowl said...

Soooo much jealousy!
Love your hat, the cat earrings and pink dress!! All so lovely.
I was planning on going to the flea markets soon, but I think my local ones were a bit dampened by the floods! Oh well :)

Jennifer said...

both your friends parasol/cat earrings are just so cute and i love your dress.
flea markets are great, there just so many interesting & cheap as chips things there.

curious constellation said...

I'm going to have to get myself to a flea market one of these days. & her parasol, oh my goodness me.

hannah, heart city said...

what fun! you all are too cute for words! i hope to someday make it over to that flea- it looks amazing.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww how sweet you look. what a fun time. I haven't been to a flea market in forever.

kathryn edwards said...

That all looks so exciting! i'm coming over to san francisco in late May can you recommend any flea markets or vintage stores like these?

The Bohemienne said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun flea market! I lived near a pretty good one, but the ones near me now are pretty terrible.

Love your Zara bag. :)

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Kristin said...

I am amazed your such a consistent blogger. Your friends all have the same cute style as you. A great out fit every time. Love the Feragamo heels.

Emily said...

looks like such a great day! super warm and so much to look at! and that one rack does look to die for!!

Phara said...

Best way to spent a sunny day, at a flea market, you all look very lovely!
X

Elise McCreary said...

i love it allll! especially the blue hat!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Oh how I miss going to outdoor flea markets in the dead of winter! You're wearing the perfect market outfit too, love the wrap dress.