UO men’s flannel. Angel dress. Dolce Vita sandals
Yesterday Mel and I hit up the enormous Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA, on the hunt for some vintage scores. It was our second time venturing out to the market after semi-swearing off we’d ever return. During that initial time, we got way overwhelmed, dizzy and probably stayed for less than two hours. But I was determined to find vintage floral minis, combat boots, oxfords and rhinestone bib necklaces. As soon as we arrived, we skipped the antiques, and inherently the jewelry (bummer), and headed straight to the clothing and shoe vendors. We scoured through the clothes, but I failed at finding any floral mini dresses and instead, got sidetracked by the shoes. Cheap shoes. Yes, it sucked lugging those bags around for a good three hours, and that was before I added the last two pairs.
Admittedly, I’ve never been a shoe person until really maybe a few months ago. These are also my first vintage shoe purchases ever, and so I kind of went overboard by buying seven pairs. Besides scoring cheap, maybe twice worn Cole Haan shoes (last pair on the right in the second row), which Mel said reminded her of the 90′s (yes!), the other standouts were these Buskens ankle boots with the gold ball studs and side buckles and the Justin Roper boots. I’ve been online stalking Etsy for Justin Roper boots, and never found anything in my size. These babies are in amazing vintage condition without any scuff marks, and I will be tempted to wear them everyday.
After melting in the heat and failing to find a vendor that sold nachos, we headed to Pink’s Hot Dogs, a Los Angeles staple that never fails to have a line at all hours. I mean we’ve even gone to this place at 10am just to avoid a line, and there was still a short line! Mel and I both got the Martha Stewart dog — 10″ stretch dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream (we passed on the sour cream). It was yummy, but something that you can’t have everyday because well, these pictures scream unhealthy eating. Nonetheless, it was a great way to end a fab weekend!