Monday, September 19, 2011

Outfit Post: Flea Marketing

You would probably be surprised to hear that I attended my first flea market (that I can fully remember) on Saturday with my friend Katie. I have vague memories of one outdoor market that we went to when I was little, but since owning/running a vintage shop, I've been to a lot of antique stores/stalls,etc. but never an actual flea market.

The market we went to was indoors--thankfully, because it didn't just get chilly here in VA, it was downright cold!  It was a lot of fun, and while I didn't purchase anything for the shop (I have a huge pile of things waiting to be photographed for fall/winter) and Katie didn't find the furniture she was looking for, we did find a few fun things for our wardrobes.  I bought a 70s sweater dress that I'll be excited to debut on the blog (but really want an event to wear it to! hmmm....) and some little pieces of jewelry.  I lost the medallion of my new necklace somewhere around the house yesterday and am so bummed.  I hope it turns up somewhere.

Anyway, this is what I wore to explore my first flea market and then have a much-needed late lunch date at the most beautiful Whole Foods ever. Whole Foods Mecca. Whole Foods Heaven. So many delish vegan options. Sigh. (Cue Sarah Mclachlan's I Will Remember You...doobee dum dum dum.)

dress-thrifted, vest-thrifted, scarf-gift from India, belt-vintage, tights-random, boots-BC via

necklace (now missing) & pointer finger ring via flea market

I love this outfit (and the most expensive and only new thing I have on is my boots, which I had to have, but also found on major sale! WIN!). Finally, my closet is coming together! Almost everything matches (yes, there is a lot of black, but I also have a lot of color) so I can pull out looks to create my gypsy/biker outfits fairly easily.  And I feel like "me."

It was a great weekend, but it was loaded and not a lot of relaxation happened. So today I'm tired, but I still have a lot of work to do, errands to run, etc. I'm on my second cup of coffee, feet snuggled into my favorite slippers, looking decidedly less cute than I do in these photos. :)



  1. I seriously LOVE your new hair color! So jealous!!!

  2. I love your outfit, Amanda! Let's catch up (sadly probably over email) soon.

    I just told my friend Alejandra to get in touch with you because she is running a women's entrepreneurs retreat (she's also from DC at one time and has her own cooking/catering business).

    I hope you're doing well! And, if you have any free seconds to read, I have two book recommendations for you: The Quickening, and, Mattaponi Queen.

  3. Amanda! You look great. Those veggies do a body good.

  4. I can attest to how AMAZING you look in this! AMAZING!



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