sweater: thrifted, jeans: forever 21, button-up: j. crew, bag: urban outfitters, boots: dsw, watch: 1:face
One of my favorite past-times living in the Bay Area has been going to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire (thought I call it simply the flea market). Not only do I often come away with a few gems, but as you can see from the photos, many vendors set up their booths so beautifully and it's just a fun time to walk around and look at everything. While I was there this past Sunday, I found a few gifts for my friends, so I think I came away successful! This year I'm trying my best to be more giving than in the past. I'm a penny pincher, so sometimes giving gifts is difficult for me. But I really want to change this because it actually is a lot of fun putting together a great gift for someone!

I kept it casual this day with a cozy sweater and jeans. Not often will you find me like this, as you probably know. A few times over the past few months I surprised my friends at SPU by wearing jeans! That's how you know that it's not a usual occurrence. But sometimes it's necessary, of course.

Are you all having a nice weekend? My friends have all begun to come back from college this weekend, so (hopefully!) I will have a busy week next week catching up with everyone and traipsing  around San Francisco and such. :) I'll see you soon with a Mixtape Monday! xxoo
currently listening to // Mazzy Star - Into Dust


  1. I pretty much love every single thing about this post! I love the market, your outfit, and even the vintage feel of the photos. Great post.
    Almost Endearing

  2. I always love your photos:) and the outfit looks great!

  3. I bet that's a great place to find Christmas gifts!

    xo Jennifer


  4. You take such elegant photos of the flea market and make it look like a magical place (although you described it as one, too, so maybe it is magical! haha)

    I love giving gifts! I think the thing I'm learning as I get older is giving nice, meaningful gifts. As a kid I would hand out anything I could find/make (yarn dolls, homemade coupons, cards with no money inside) and I think this year I really nailed it and am giving out very thoughtful presents.

    Your adventurous fashion choice is awesome. I love denim on denim - and your cardigan just makes the whole thing fabulous. :)

  5. i miss alameda something awful...its been MONTHS since i have been.
    p.s. i love your cozy sweater!

  6. I really like this post.It has so much life and history and sunshine :)I love all the photos of the market, especially the one of the vintage radios. The knit sweater is so laid back and it looks warm.
    Greetings from snowy Macedonia!

  7. the cardy of the denim shirt is so smart, loves :)

  8. if you're tight on cash you can always make little gifts! that or a simple ornament will suffice. or you know, nobody ever turns down delicious christmas cookies! :D

    but I hope you managed to find some neat things nonetheless--this market looks so fun, and I like seeing a bunch of things for just $1... oh la la!

    your cardigan looks super cozy and comfy <3

  9. You are the cutest Elanor! No seriously, when I met you I was thinking, GOSH Elanor is so cool and perfect and way too much of the both to hang out with me ;) ALSO YAY FOR ANKLE BOOTS. And that sweater. And that chambray top. And your glasses. You're killin me.

  10. This flea market looks so awesome! I bet there were a ton of fantastic gift opportunities among all of that cool stuff.
    You look so cute in your casual jeans outfit. You make the double denim look great and I love your boots and sunglasses too.

  11. Elanor,
    Thank SO much for being such a regular commenter on my blog. I read your post about the lack of commenting that you've seen present on blogs lately, but you certainly know how to remedy that! Your jeans outfit is just wonderful. I used to feel like jeans just meant that I wasn't pulled together like I normally am, but I've turned over a new leaf. Looks like you had a great time!
    Triple Thread

    P.S.- In regards to your question about my camera equipment, I use a Canon 5D Mark II and (currently) an 85mm portrait lens, although I prefer my, sadly broken, 50mm.

  12. What a great post! Love this modern '70s look, so classic! That watch is perfect :) You look so happy and comfortable, lovely girl!

    <3 Megan

  13. oh gosh, how cute is that banner?! i also adore your sweater here!

    lindsey louise


  14. I am loving your cardigan! So nice! And really lovely photos, looks like a great market.

  15. This look is perfection. Exactly what I wish I wore today. hehe

    <3 Melissa


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