I seem to be finding a lot of nice blouses lately, which I've been really excited about! It's a nice change from wearing dresses. But, I have to say I have a truly pathetic skirt collection and I've come up totally empty handed the past couple of weeks searching on ebay/etsy. The blouses though, they seem to be in abundance! I'm really excited about this sweet 30s netting/ruffle puffer sleeve I got in an Edwardian lot on ebay. There was a lacey 50s blouse and 2 Edwardian blouses that'll be making their way onto etsy soon enough.
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This past Sunday was the Alameda flea market. Probably the thing I look forward to the most each month. I usually like to leave my apartment around 6:30/7 to get there nice and early before all the good stuff is gone and there's too many people to weave around. Well.. I woke up late this week, and then last minute we decided to bring Westley so he could go for a nice long walk while I shopped and by the time I finally got there it was past 9 o'clock... I wasn't expecting to find much. All of the good reasonably priced things were probably scooped up by the time I was making the rounds... But I was happily surprised to find two of my favorite flea market finds, ever! And it was almost immediately upon getting there, just right in the center aisle row...
Two silk chiffon blouses in practically perfect condition ... for $20 each... $40 total for silk chiffon with amaaazing needle work! What the what !? The lady I bought them from was my ideal flea market vendor. Really sweet, an amazing collection of things, fully aware of the gems she had but willing to part with them for reasonable prices. She used to wear the blouses when she was my age and they smelled like jasmine when I was steaming them out. Perfect.
They're so similar to the silk chiffon Lyell blouses from the current Spring collection, at 1/26 of the price! So happy these found their way to me!!!