Monday, June 14, 2010
Out of town: Poconos Style! Pt. 1
For those of you who did not, and do not, follow my daily jack-assory via twitter or foursquare or any other social media outlet, you may have not known I went out of town during my little blogging hiatus.
Out of town for Memorial Day Weekend...whisked myself off to the Poconos. (Rest assured I did not stay at Caesars, and I did not have a giant champagne glass shaped hot tub in my room; unfortunate as it may seem)
It was a nice getaway, just nice to get away from it all. And man oh man...did we hit the jackpot in terms of vintage, loot, and getting our thrift on! (when I saw "we", I mean Mel came with me).
When going out of town on a little holiday, I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a light packer. Do you think I could really fit this many accessories into one little bag? Hardly!
But a girl never knows what she's going to feel like wearing, and I definitely do not want to be that girl stuck without options.
And options come in handy, especially when you want to keep things interesting, but not too overly thought-out either; this is vacation after all. Exactly my starting point for "my day at the Flea Market" outfit
I think its superb for shopping, even if the shoes are a little high--fear not, I call these comfortable!
The Flea Market Sifting-worthy Attire includes:
*Yellow vintage dress, thrifted last time I was in Ohio
*Beige belt full of notions, picked up at vintage store in Kalamazoo, MI
*Brown suede sandals, Target
*Beige leather bag, Makowsky
*Black shades, Kensie
*Printed scarf, Old Navy
*Vintage owl necklace, ebay purchase via ClydesRebirth
And just a few of the incredibly awesome purchases I made while trolling the Pocono Bazaar (that's the name of the flea market)--
Leather Friendship Bracelets!!!!
(much to my dismay I later found out the girl selling them indeed did NOT make them herself! I felt duped...duped when I saw the very same ones at the very next flea market we attended. And for less! Zoinks!)
I'm over the whole being duped thing; I'm still very proudly sporting these. I never take them off, in fact I plan to keep them on till they rot off my wrist--summer camp style. (although I wouldn't know, I never went to summer camp)
I also picked up some BLING--2 rings, $2.00! That's what I'm talkin' about! (sorry you can't see them up close and in glorious form, maybe next time I wear them).
The one on my right hand is sooooooo cute, its tiny! A tiny little wishbone actually. How could you pass that up, for just a buck?
And in addition to these sweet gems, I treated myself to a new bottle of Patchouli. Thanks to the man peddling his essential oils! Oh Nickie--you hypocrite of a dirty hippy you! (true story, I used to DESPISE patchouli back in college--mainly because my campus was overrun with wannabe hippies reliving 1970, all soaking away their filth in heavy patchouli baths--go Kent State!) But oh how the tables have turned. Is it wrong that I like to slather it on when I find myself out all day, and well into the night? Or who am I fooling, I like to slather it on all the time, I might just be slathering it on right now! It's divine
Seriously, I find that this new bottle I purchased layers over the top of nearly all of my many perfumes to add a nice level of spicy heaviness to it. It's great in the heat, let me tell ya! I'm sure everyone on the subway just loves when I sit next to them in the mornings. Muahahahahahhahaaha.
(but just wait, I've heard from two people now about the orange patchouli scent--I think I gotta get me some. Citrus mixed in there, I'm thinking that's probably pretty good.)
So yes yes, this was my flea market style.--What I wear on a little excursion in and around the Delaware Water Gap. Just wait till you see me in all of my "vacation outfit" glory later this week when I roll out Pt. 2. I am pretty certain I looked like a soccer mom on vacation...its a good one, or er...a boring one like that, but I promise the travels in the Pt. 2 post will be a bit more exciting. Stay tuned....