Clothes do many things: they give us a sense of power when we are making a presentation or need to take control of a situation; they give us calm when we are in need of relaxation and peace; they provide comfort at the darkest times in our lives. And when we are feeling a little low, clothes can provide the whimsy we need to lighten our mood. That is what this strawberry cross-body bag and flea market fashion find does for me. Not only does it transport me instantly into the warm summer months, but the colors make me happy. The bag makes me happy. If you have a chance to dress with whimsy, I say yes! Do it, and lighten your load, too!
Sometimes you find well-loved fashion treasures in a most unlikely place – the flea market. Guaranteed to find one-of-a-kind pieces, you can be sure that a purchase from the flea market will be both cost-efficient and unique.
Albert LaFarge, author of U.S. Flea Market Directory, says, “Today’s American flea market is a modern version of a phenomenon that has endured throughout history in all civilized societies – wherever there is a high concentration of people, there will be market days when they assemble for the exchange of goods and services.” The marketplace of the ancient Greeks was known as the Agora and in Rome, the Forum.
I found this wicker handbag just in time for strawberry season. Here’s to finding your own treasure!