To everyone who’s taken my survey so far — thank you! I appreciate your feedback so much, and I must say, I’m flattered by your compliments. Thanks for being such great supporters. It means a lot. And it means that I’ll definitely start sharing more of my own style and proud finds here. Case in point! Several weeks ago I went for the first time to the Alemany Flea Market, a weekly flea market in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights.

The ring and purse I got there made my day. Quartz earrings & necklace by Early Jewelry; vintage-ish blazer from KC’s Maj-r Thrift; jeans by Baldwin Denim, designed in Kansas City and manufactured in the U.S.; boots by Steve Madden (worn for about 3–4 years now); purse by Ferragamo, $20, and ring, $5, both from Alemany Flea Market. The guy who sold me the purse was kind of hilarious — he did not look like the type of person who would say, “That’s a Ferragamo, right?”

When I tried to talk $15 off the price. A flea market is truly the only place you’ll hear a guy like that rattling off labels like this! Those large gold “buttons” go all the way around it, with three platform heels on each. And after I spotted this family photo, I couldn’t not get it.

They’re all so beautiful and happy! I especially love the little guy on the right end of the front row, and the blonde woman in the back left. What a family.


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