It is not often a young pop starlet like Taylor Swift is spotted in a low-key ensemble bargain hunting for affordable vintage art.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, Taylor Swift has been defying the diva stereotype by browsing her way through the Ventura Country Flea market yesterday (January 29th).

The 22-year-old singer was snapped carrying a dated painting in one hand as she donned a light knitted frock, beige heels and a gold necklace.

The slim performer sported over-sized sunglasses with her blonde tresses cascading over her shoulders and apparently spent 30 minutes inside antique dealer Alice’s.

Despite taking a down-to-earth approach to living, it seems glamour is on Swift’s side as she was recently nominated Entertainer of the Year by the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Taylor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share her excitement, saying: “I’m truly honored to be nominated 4 these awards.”

She is also in the running for female vocalist and video of the year with winners due to be announced on April 1st.

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