Thursday, May 10, 2018

Flea Market Fashion

One of my greatest joys at the flea market is when I find jewelry and accessories.

It is important to say at this point that I am never looking for anything specific.

For me, it is about the thrill of the hunt, the fresh air, the low prices, the smiling people, and a really cold diet coke.

It is about pulling my cantankerous cart, wearing one of my favorite hats, and wearing my flip flops.

The jewelry treasures I find are never more that $10, which makes them perfect for this month's Ten on the Tenth celebration on fashion.

Here are a few of my fashion favorites from the flea market.
(In the interest of full disclosure there are LOTS more...)

Let's begin with my all-time favorite .

I was standing at the back of Oscar's trailer piled high with boxes one Saturday morning at the McAllen flea market. When he began to open boxes and pull things out, and I spotted a leopard print tote, I tried to casually say, "May I have that?"

It was the like new Consuela bag above:)  Price $5.

How do I use it? As a tote for whatever we all put in totes:)

 And then there was the vendor across from Oscar.

He had mountains of tangled jewelry on 3 large tables every Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend after weekend,I was in heaven, tangles and all.
I found the necklace above for $2 and the jeweled cuff was

I do love cuffs.

How have I worn these?  The necklace looks wonderful with a white linen shirt, and I wore the black cuff with a black tunic and white cropped jeans.
And then there was the jewelry lady at the Hidalgo flea market.
Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday she had the most amazing things- all new with tags.

I bought all of the door knocker earrings for $3 a pair.
I am a devotee of door knocker earrings. They look good on everyone:)

Does anyone remember the Anne Klein lion's head door knocker earrings? 

How have I used these?  With white linen or white cropped jeans, or some of my Mexican tops.
And then there are some of my favorite vintage flea market accessories.

I LOVE this vintage tooled leather clutch from Mexico and the Guatamalan belt. If memory serves, the clutch was $4 and the belt was $1.

How have I used these?
With white of course:)
And these Nine West pink suede heels (new with tags) from the Ascarate flea market here in El Paso? They were $5, and they make me laugh when I look at them.

You haven't lived until you have balanced yourself on one foot while trying on heels at the flea market:)

Especially when you wear a size 9.
And if I love cuffs, I ADORE bangles. I have millions.
My philosophy? The bigger the better:)

I like anything with a repousse finish.  

Here are two more examples of favorites.

I hope you will visit all of the other wonderful ladies below.They are all so smart, and I know you will love their posts.

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Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Great finds!!! I have never heard the term "doorknocker earrings"...learned something new!! You have great taste in jewelry! There is nothing better than finding the perfect item at the markets for a great price - the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of finding a great deal!!

Stacey said...

Doorknocker is what I call them too! You've found wonderful pieces. I'm really lusting over the tooled leather bag. That is gorgeous!

I love all of your bracelets too. Well, it's all gorgeous and so much better when there's a story that goes with the pieces.

Tammy Patina and Paint said...

Laura I want to shop with you. I do love jewelry! I call big earrings "bust dusters", but doorknockers may be more appropriate. Great finds!!!

Eilis said...
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Eilis said...

You sure know how to find affordable treasures! All your accessories are gorgeous. Like Tammy, I want to go shopping with you.

Katie Mansfield said...

What fun finds. I bet your outfits look adorable. I adore that clutch. Beautiful.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You have an eye for fashion and value!

Jeanie said...

That clutch is beautiful, as is the wonderful blue bracelet with the flowers. Smashing!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Wow what great finds!! I think my favorites are the tote and the clutch - drooling!

Simply LKJ said...

You found some wonderful treasures! I had not heard the term "door knocker" earrings either, but it totally makes sense. Especially with the Anne Klein earrings.

Carol@BlueskyatHome said...

Laura, I want to go shopping with you because you obviously have a knack for finding great stuff at bargain prices.

Unknown said...

Now you’ve done it! I’m going to have to go to 4 Mile Line Flea Market tomorrow! Great treasures!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, you are the master flea market finder! Your finds are treasures, you do have an eye for classy pieces. Okay, when we go see you, El Paso Flea Markets will be on our list of things to do!
Hugs, sweet lady!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Gosh I want to go with you on your next trip.
There was some great things you picked out
I love the leopard bag
I'm whining because there is not a flea market closer than 125 miles here.

Mary K. said...

Laura you are the Queen of the thrifty fashion set. All of these finds are adorable. I have to say that I don't know if we have any flea markets in our area. I really love that clutch.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Such beauty waiting for you at the flea market!

CHERI said...

What beautiful all the jewelry!!!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Those pink heels! So cute and fun!

I like your approach to accessories - colorful, big, fun!

Kim said...

You have a great eye, great style and great luck! That leather clutch is such a score. I would carry that everywhere!!

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