SHE WAS CHASING THE THRILLS

October 5, 2011

{For the Girl by The Fratellis}
thrifted button up, thrifted j.crew sweater (rip), vintage button up maxi skirt, 
DV jamison booties, green bag via Tawian (rip), cat-eye necklace c/o Modcloth


We were chasing the thrills, the cheap thrills that is! Last weekend, Sherrie and I, amazingly, found ourselves at the Alameda Flea Market, the biggest flea market in all of the Bay. We were in vintage heaven; everything had to be 20 years or older to be sold within the ground and things from obscene playsuits to old school records to ancient dolls to wheelbarrows were displayed, bargained and sold. We had a great time shifting through the endless racks of clothing, the tables of jewelry and drooling over the vintage furniture we wish we could buy. All in all, it was a solid day much like one spent going through your grandparents attic; full of treasures, surprises, tons of junk, some duds and a whole lot of awesome.

It was not just a day of fun though, sad things did take place on said day. One tragedy occurred at the faire grounds, one that I still cannot get over. Walking along, with the roaring sun, I finally decide to take off my sweater, despite my internal self screaming, "NO! NO! NO!" When I wanted to put it back on to calm the madness of my internal screams, I realized it was gone! Sad and forlorn, I tried to retrace my steps until I realized it was gone for good. Just like that, it was out of my life. This all took place within a 10 second time frame, it's as if a magical thieving gnome appeared out of no where and stole it, right there and then! Why a gnome? They just look like little menacing thieves to me. R.I.P. my dear sweater, I loved you so. But it doesn't end there, oh no it doesn't! Walking home from the festivities, the strap on my green bag broke off as well. My poor closet and I mourned deeply for the two lost souls. May you both rest peacefully in fashion heaven. Maybe it was their time to go and they were merely making room for new additions to my closet; I think I found the silver lining.

Weather.com lied and said that the day would be cloudy and slightly windy when, in reality, it was anything but. Prepared for the fall breeze, I decided on a vintage maxi skirt which I previous wore backwards because buttons are just too darn precious. This time, after falling in love with the 90s high side slit, I wore my skirt half unbuttoned on the side to emulate such a fashion. I love this skirt, it can seriously be worn front, back, side to side; it's the epitome of versatile. I'm so happy I stole it out of my mom's closet because it loves mingling with the rest of my clothes. On top, I went for the classic school boy look, with a thrifted J. Crew sweater and a button up with the collar peeking out as if it was curious, much like a young school boy. Never one to wear my actual glasses in public, I gladly wore the cat-eye necklace from Modcloth around my neck which added an extra kick of nerd power to my already nerdy ensemble. And, of course, my green bag and DV Jamisons that I just can't stop, won't stop wearing until they become unwearable.

36 comments:

Lovex3anonymous said...

AHhh all the fabric, those mens blazers with shoulder pads, I die I die I dieeee!!! Lets go ASAP when I get back pleaseeee!!! And loving the outfit as always love <3

maggie said...

Ah man, it sucks that your sweater was taken! But it sounds like you had a great time at the Faire, I can't wait to see what you got! (If you did) And I love the maxi skirt~

xx maggie
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Closet Hound said...

I LOVE US <3

I still feel bad about your lost sweater. AND your bag strap broke? I'm so sorry!! That picture of me in the frames = so embarrassing. Sigh


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Lilith said...

cute shoes

xx
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Analisa said...

Ahhh these photos are so gorgeous! That flea market looks amazing. The pictures of all that jewelry and those blazers... HEAVEN. Your outfit looks so comfy by the way, I can't believe someone took your sweater :( Let's hope they gave it a good home!

I V Y said...

loving the collar sticking out of that jumper! cute skirt and photos :)

xo zebra and meerkat

Angel In This Dress said...

I'm sorry to hear about your jacket and bag :( but like you say, there is a silver lining!

I would love to go to a market like this one day! All those pictures of jewellery... I have died and gone to heaven! x x

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Flow Disruption said...

So many great colours to take in! The shot of green looks amazing with the rest of your outfit. You definitely know how to play with colours. And, the cat eye necklace! So cute. ;)

Bree said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, wish I was there! Sorry for your sweater & bag:(
Cute outfit, though

xx
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Sue Lyn said...

anisa! haha u always make me smile whenever i make a visit here. love that pic of u with yr tongue out! :D

Francesca Felix said...

love love love your skirt!!! great color

francesca

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Inside my head and wardrobe said...

love love love your skirt huni !!

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Silvertigo said...

Love your bag! :) Here in Finland it's practically impossible to dress for any weather this time of the year, since it rains whenever it likes, and where I live, it's windy every other day. :D So I see your problem with the weather ;)

Nnenna said...

Take me to this amazing market please?! So many pretty treasures! Also, I love the backdrop for your outfits shots and your jumping picture is so silly and fun- I love it! I'm so sorry to hear about your sweater. It really sucks to lose a piece of clothing that you love!

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NRC♥ said...

The booties and skirt are fab!

NRC ♥

Hayley said...

pretty skirt! and sooo much jewelry i just wanna get my hands on him =)

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Agora tô pronta said...

Beautiful pics *-*

olivias-pizzaz said...

ooomg this is awesome! looks amazing! a shame about the sweater!

Arden said...

Ah, these photos are so bright and fun.. I so love this, esp your look! xx

Mani said...

I'm lovin' your look! So stylish and fabulous!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i LOVE your necklace and your booties! just found your blog!

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Ann said...

i really love your pictures! so fresh and inviting!

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

Loving your look Anisa! Those boots are just so adorable and I just love your outfit. I wish we had flea markets like this where I live!

Don't Think Twice said...

what awesome pics!! what a lot of colors!! love your bag so much^^

Rachel, xx <3<3

Whitney said...
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Whitney said...

i LOVE your boots anisa. and dude, i hate it when weather forecasts are wrong too! it looks like you and sherry had fun nonetheless :) and its cute that you are both matching in long skirts

whitney
whitwatwear

t said...

Nice outfit!

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Closet Hound said...

Btw, I haven't said this but I should - I like the new way you edit your photos. the colors are so vibrant = LOVE

<3 SHERRIE ;)

yiqin; said...

you have a LOVELY smile <3

FASHION ICE said...

cant get over how sweet those boots are! and great green bag as well!

cryskay said...

oooh the boots! im so happy that you got 'em!!! i've been wanting to go to the alameda flea market for sooo long!! one day.... you must share the treasures that you picked up! xx

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