I first fell in love with flea markets in the summer of 2005. I had gone as a kid, but purchased slightly different items - namely toy mice and Hammer pants (my dad and I had matching pairs). When I first moved to L.A., I didn't know anyone, so when I wasn't at work, it pretty much meant that I'd be spending time by myself. I quickly became comfortable with things like dining alone and going to the movies solo, with a standing date at the flea market every Sunday. This t-shirt was the first thing I ever bought at the Melrose Trading Post. It was $7 and besides being insanely soft and worn-in (confession: occasionally it doubles as pajamas), it reminds me of just how much has changed since I first arrived in L.A.
A good t-shirt dress is essential in L.A. It's one of those pieces that can be easily dressed up or down and this one, with its classic stripes and pockets, has been in heavy rotation as of late. I think I had this exact dress as a kid, so clearly not much has changed...I ...read more