Instant Mood Booster + Weekend Outfit

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart San Francisco Flower Mart

It’s the first day of the working week and like most people, I think Mondays are so hard.  With this week’s to-do list and an inbox full of emails in the back of my mind, sometimes getting out of bed is the hardest part!

Besides a strong cup of coffee, I’ve got an easy solution for curing the Monday blues – flowers!

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

According to a Harvard study, seeing flowers first thing in the morning can boost your mood instantly.  We all know that waking up on the wrong side of the bed can affect your entire day, so why not start it off with something that you know will bring a smile to your face?

Place your flowers in areas of your home that receive the most traffic (for me, that’s the kitchen, living room, and bedroom), and it’ll also affect your family’s and guests’ mood too!

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

If I could, I’d have flowers all over my home, but as we all know, flowers can get expensive.  A friend told me about the San Francisco Flower Mart, where tons of vendors sell flowers at a lower price than most grocery stores or flower stands.  The visit to the Mart was a bit of treat for me since the San Jose flower markets are closed to the public and I had a bit of “me” time looking at all the beautiful flowers.  Seeing all the colors and different varieties of flowers in one place left me feeling relaxed and inspired!  I could totally see me and my friends making a girl date just to see the flowers.

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

Although the Flower Mart is open to the public, there’s also a wholesale side and an area where you can buy florist supplies too.  To the public, I’d suggest going in when it first opens at 10 AM to get the best pick.  Parking is available on site for a fee, but be warned, the lot can get full fast and it isn’t the biggest.  Bring some cash (I hear only some vendors accept CC) and walk around before you make your decision.  Prices aren’t listed, so you may be able to barter for prices!

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and I haven’t been able to get a bouquet all year, so I headed straight to this table to pick out my favorite bunch.

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

In the end, I chose this bright pink bouquet of peonies.  I felt special when the vendor wrapped it in this brown paper while everyone else’s was in newspaper.  I think he knew I was going to take pictures of them!

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart
The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

It’s been really warm in the Bay Area but the weather is really unpredictable in SF.  These days, my weekend outfits are made for comfort and this long-sleeved denim blouse (similar here) was warm enough for this gloomy but humid day.  I basically live in leggings half the year and my faux leather leggings made me feel like I put in some effort haha.

I also can’t forget about these lace-up sandals that I’ve been wearing non-stop!  Super comfy and stylish and they remind me of these more expensive sandals for more than 4x the price (which are now on sale here).

The Beauty Vanity San Francisco Flower Mart

I hope all of you had a restful weekend and are ready to tackle the week!

If any of you are interested in the San Francisco Flower Mart, here’s the info:

Wholesale Hours for Badgeholders:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2:00 am to 10:00 am
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays   5:00 am to 10:00 am

General Public Hours — Non Badgeholders:
Mondays thru Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Badge Office Hours:
640 Brannan Street (inside the SFFM)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays     6:00 am to 12:00 noon
Tuesdays, Thursdays                     7:00 am to 12:00 noon

Ph: 415-392-7944 ext 3
Fax: 415-392-1298
E-mail: badge@sfflowermart.com

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Photography by Andrea Posadas.

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  • Such beautiful photos! I love your outfit 🙂

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • I’ve always wanted to visit a flower market as I imagine the selection would be much wider and at a lower amount with better and fresher quality. Those peonies are absolutely stunning and I could only dream of having ones as vibrant as those!! The ones I buy from Trader Joes/Safeway are so hit or miss – sometimes they don’t open up or they just die in a few days haha. But my friend is a florist in the Bay Area so I’m quite tempted to just tag along with her one day and see the hustle and bustle of a flower mart in the early hours of the morning!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

  • Lovely photos and those peonies are so fresh and lovely <3

  • I love going to the SF Flower Mart! First time going in there I ended up making a lot of illegal turns trying to find the entrance to it. Omg, stressful. But I did come out with a variety of amazing gorgeous flowers…. for an amaaaazing price. I talked to one vendor, and some of the flowers even came from ITALY. WHAT?!

  • Loving everything about this post, the look and flowers are both gorgeous!

    ISA Professional