Saturday, April 23, 2011

a flea day






dress  vintage
hat  j. crew
sunglasses  vintage
tote bag  marc by marc jacobs

If I look semi-crazed in some of these photos it's because flea markets make me that way. Something comes unhinged in me as soon as I see those rows of vendors, I almost want to skip through the entire thing because I'm so excited to be there. These were taken at the Alameda Flea Market a few weeks ago, one of my favorites. The weather was perfect, I was wearing one of my favorite dresses, Nicole was by my side, and my giant tote bag quickly filled up to the brim. I happily spent five hours pawing through everything and I could have stayed for the rest of the day if they hadn't started to pack up. I guess I was made to live the life of a crazy flea market troll!

15 comments:

Emily said...

garsh, i wish there was a good flea like this around here. looks like you had perfect weather, and i love that hat! i cant wait to be heading up to brimfield in a little less than three weeks time. now, that is a sight to behold! vintage and antiques as far as the eye can see!

curious constellation said...

Your smile in these photos is contagious. I can completely understand your love for flea markets.

Kaelyn Choo said...

Looks like you were having a great time at the flea market! I love flea markets and would go crazy digging, searching for 'treasures'.

Have a great Easter holiday!
Kaelyn
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Casie Jean said...

Flea markets are the best, and it looks like you two had such fun x.x.x
Casie jean

annah. said...

ohh i'd love to go to a good flea market!

Annah xx

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My said...

i haven't been to the flea markets in ages! i wish there were good fleas around where i live.
and i must agree with curious constellation, your smile is adorable and contagious!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you look so cute i love your dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

the Atomic Chic said...

Wow, I really wish there was a flea market like that where I live. Looks like fun! xo

Phara said...

Oh wow, this looks great! It's been ages since I went to one, I miss it!
X

My CoCoon Vintage said...

Totally know what you mean. Last summer I sold vintage at an outdoor antique market in Brighton. I got to wear my crazy get ups and talk vintage with all the cool crazy for flea-markets gals and guys.

fydezflightoffancy said...

Oooh! Love your photos! Looks like you had so much fun! I would love to go to flea markets. :)

Claire said...

That looks awesome, great photos and I love the line of semi-mutilated plastic heads. I had one of those when I was 8. I gave it a mo-hawk and permanent marker tattoos. My mum started to worry about me...

Cx

Miss Periwinkle said...

You look so happy to be there, despite the creepy doll heads! Haha

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Rosaspina Vintage said...

I'm always incredibly happy too when I go to flea markets, it's like turning back time and playing Treasure Hunt with your childhood friends :)
Ale
x

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

YAY I feel the same way about flea markets... it's definitely an adrenaline rush pawing through all the treasures and trying to get the best before someone else does.

Love your floaty '70s dress and big straw hat. Perfect outfit for market days!