Hey guys! I hope you’re doing well. I have a confession to make to you all on this fine day. Hopefully this won’t change the way you think of me.
I, Jazmine Renee, am addicted to shopping.
BUT! I am not just addicted to any type of shopping. I am addicted to thrifting! I am a nifty thrift-er with frugal tendencies, so my favorite places to shop are local markets, thrift shops (called opportunity shops in Australia), and vintage markets. There is always something going on in Melbourne and it’s super easy to find things to do no matter what you like. With that being said, it’s been pretty easy for me to get my shop on!
I have attended a few different markets and they were very all different. Each market has a large number of stalls with various businesses selling unique products. I acquired some FABULOUS finds (probably more than I should have but that’s okay) that range from soy candles to gorgeous, cozy sweaters that will prepare me for winter in the States.
|1 Handbag, Kmart, $13
2 Sunglasses, Rubi, $10
3 Necklace, Dotti, $3
4 Earrings, Round She Goes Market, $10
5 Hat, Kmart, $7
|1 Shoes, The Salvation Army, $9.50
2 Hat, Retrostar Vintage Clothing, $25
3 Ear Cuffs, Lovisa, $5
4 Pants, Retrostar Vintage Clothing, $35
5 Necklace, Dotti, $3
The Camberwell Market occurs every Sunday in the Camberwell section of Melbourne. This is another market that features stalls of assorted goods every week. There is no limit to what you will find at the Camberwell Market and if you get there pretty early that’s when you’ll find all the good things.
The Queen Victoria Market is the hub for various markets, festivals, and food events. With a several sheds that can hold hundreds of vendors, the Queen Victoria Market is not to be missed when in Melbourne.
|1 Sweater, Vinnes, $8
2 Fascinator, Op Shop, $15
3 Sunglasses, Camberwell Market, $15
4 Necklace, Target, $3.50
5 iPhone 5c case, Queen Victoria Market, $20
Inquiring Mind: Jazmine, is that a wooden phone case you have?
Me: Why yes my fellow shopper. It is. And it’s handmade!
|Its all about the little things in life|
I know you guys are probably wondering why I bought a fascinator, but the story on that is coming in a few days so stay tuned.
|Top bought in the US. Journal sold by Typo.|
|1 Faux Fur Vest, Take 2 Market, $2
2 Necklace, Lovisa, $7
3 A1 notebook, Camberwell Market, $3
4 Shorts, Ally, $15.99
Top bought in the US. Journal sold by Typo.
The Rock N Relocation Vintage Archive sale was a massive sale hosted in Phillips Shirt Factory in Melbourne, two blocks from Melbourne Central Station. The sale was hosted by Phillips Shirts because they have relocated to a new building and needed a little help clearing out their inventories. With a fabric sale on one floor and a vintage archive sale on the other, how could one resist?
|1 Sketchbook, Riot, $10
2 Sweater, Rock N Relocation Vintage Archive Sale, $10
3 Aborignal painted vase, Queen Victoria Market, $7
4 Necklace, Sacred Heart Opportunity Shop, $8
Now wait I know you guys think I’m crazy for that 4th item. Yes you read necklace, and no that was not a typo. But let me explain. I saw this necklace in the Sacred Heart Opp Shop and I loved the beads but I hated strongly disliked the necklace as it was. So I will be turning this former necklace into several pairs of earrings. Lets check out those gorgeous beads up close.
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