Flea Market Finds!
December 3, 2018
It’s been a few weeks since I visited the Rose Bowl Flea Market, so this post is majorly delayed (sorry, work has been nuts lately!) but I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my new pieces and I finally wanted to share with you what I managed to score!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m heading to Europe for Christmas with Eddie’s family and was on the hunt for lots of warm jumpers as the temps are quite frigid already! I stumbled across two woollen jumpers that are everything I was looking for! First up, this Aran knit jumper of dreams from silkvintage that I could not be more pleased with!
Let me explain why…
I immediately FaceTimed my mum when I got home with my purchases & let her know that I got this jumper for $30. When she saw that it was Aran knit and made in Ireland, she informed me that it’s an incredibly high-quality made jumper that I probably couldn’t get for less than $100/$150 in Ireland! Chuffed with my accident-of-a-score, I threw it on with a couple of other pieces from the flea market!
These sunglasses were the free ones I (somehow) got given by the lovely sunglass vendor! But the real star of the show is this gorgeous green hat!
I eyed it out the moment we walked into the market. Tried it on, fell in love and then decided that if I still desperately wanted it after 3 hours of meandering around the market that I would come back and buy it (if someone hadn’t beat me to the punch). Luckily, it was just being put down by another visitor when I walked up, so I quickly swooped in and claimed it as my own! I got it from Vintage Hatters for only $42 and have never been more pleased with a hat purchase. It’s soft, fits me like a glove, and the green wool felt feels perfect for this time of year! Did I mention green is my favourite colour? 😀
Jumper from silkvintage
I’m digging this outfit and am keen to play with different styles for the hat and jumper throughout the winter season. I’m also thinking that this wool hat might not leave my head throughout fall…
Next up: cable knit granny cardi! Inspired by Liv Purvis, who has a penchant for carrying a granny cardi wherever she goes, I found this beauty in the back section of the market where all the wonderful clothing vendors are housed.
It’s dinged up a bit (couple holes, a minor stain here or there) but I scored it for $15 and let me tell you something; I wore this cardigan ALL. WEEK. LONG. last week (on and off planes, in ice box conference rooms, A/C riddled restaurants…) and I was the toastiest, cosiest girl on the planet. This thing was such a steal for the pleasure it has already brought me.
I think I’m going to try find a way to fix the holes and tidy it up a bit but, if I’m honest, I don’t quite mind it the way it is. It already has that lived-in feel to it and reminds me of a cardigan that my mum used to wear in South Africa in the 90s. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?
DSTLD Jeans (similar here)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag (similar here)
These thrifted pieces are going to get plenty of wear all autumn and winter long so be prepared for a slew of outfit shots featuring these beauties! I hope you are inspired to thrift more after you see what a little digging and patience can bring! Your planet will thank you! 🙂