han starnes fall 2017

calivintage - han starnes fall 2017

it’s definitely that time of year when all of the fall collections are dropping and i’m having a hard time keeping up with all of my favorites! the new han starnes fall 2017 is, of course, amazing. it’s a small yet elegant collection of beautiful knitwear complimented by easy denim pants. these types of clothes really speak to me because not only are the styles perfectly timeless, but everything looks insanely comfortable to wear. i know that if i got even one sweater from this collection that i would have a hard time wearing anything else. you can just toss these on with messy hair and a pair of jeans, a swipe of lipstick and you’d feel perfectly cool and put together wherever you went. that’s what a good textile (and good design) will do for you!

you can shop han starnes here.

 

calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017
calivintage - han starnes fall 2017

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soor ploom fall 2017

calivintage - soor ploom fall 2017

the new soor ploom fall 2017 collection is out, and as always, i am in love. this brooklyn-based brand is one of my most favorites for kids because everything is made from beautiful cotton and linen textiles in classic yet fun styles that really allow for both ease of movement and room to grow. i first bought one of their little tunics for edie when she was a newborn and she was able to wear it until she was nearly a year old!

on the flipside,when adam was born, i bought him tons of clothes from fast fashion brands, and felt pretty bad when i realized how much of it he never even wore. so with edie, we’ve taken a slower approach. i try to keep her wardrobe small and simple with versatile pieces like those from soor ploom so that we still have fun getting dressed, but we know that we’ll get lots of use out of everything we buy. and once she does finally grow out of them, i tuck them away in a box as keepsakes because they truly are so special!

you can shop the new soor ploom collection here.

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ace & jig fall 2017

calivintage - ace & jig fall 2017

i haven’t been posting collections (or really much of anything) like i used to. but i’ve been having a lot of fun looking at all of the fall collections as they come out, and ace & jig fall 2017 just caught my eye. so perhaps it’s back to sharing some of my favorites like i used to?

i’ve been a fan of ace & jig for quite a while and have always admired their styling, even when the clothes weren’t exactly my style. but this season, i’m definitely into the slightly ’80s inspired ruffles and puff sleeves. i’m actually pretty excited about fashion lately because some of the details that i’ve always loved seem to be having a moment. these are the types of details that you might find on vintage prairie dresses or ’80s muumuus, but in decidedly cooler prints and shapes than you’d ever find at the thrift store. and yes, if you are confused, that is a compliment! i love it all! the hardest part is picking a favorite.

the fall pieces are trickling into their online store and in various boutiques. you can shop ace & jig here. or if you haven’t signed up for garmentory yet, you can get $20 off your first order by following this link. they carry ace & jig along with many of my favorite independent designers. and who doesn’t love a little discount?

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misha & puff fall 2017

the misha and puff fall 2017 collection is out today! i’ve been a fan of the brand since before i even had kids, so it’s especially fun for me now that i have two little ones to dress. i usually pick out a few things each season, but the hardest part is trying to decide what to get! everything is so adorable, i wish i could just buy it all! i think the standouts from this collection are the sweaters and rompers fashioned after quilt squares. and of course the ruffle collars are adorable. but you can never go wrong with their classic popcorn sweater.

shop the new misha and puff here!

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enter to win a jumpsuit from lindsay robinson!

calivintage x robinson jumpsuit

a couple of years ago, i found this really incredible pair of vintage coveralls. i loved them. i wore them a ton. and then, in some sort of kondo-induced blackout, i sold them. mistakes were made. i always regretted it.

fast forward a couple of years and i have finally found the perfect replacement: the beryl jumpsuit by san francisco-based designer lindsay robinson. she is a textile designer with a background in traditional dyeing and weaving, so you already know that i’m going to tell you that’s it’s made of an amazing 100% cotton washed japanese twill that you will love. these days, textiles are one of the first things i look at when picking out my clothes. i need something that is sturdy and washable, but still comfortable and easy to wear. this jumpsuit ticks all those boxes, in addition to being a great option for new moms because it’s a one piece that you can just literally throw on without another thought, and it’s got a button front so you can breastfeed on the sly. i went for the natural fabric, but it also comes in a blush pink and a stunning indigo blue. oh, and did i mention they’re made in california? interested?

we’re giving away a beryl jumpsuit to one lucky winner! simple head on over to this instagram post to enter!

wearing:
linsday robinson beryl jumpsuit
clyde wide brim pinch hat in angora
maryam nassir zadeh roberta heels in navy suede
vintage handbag


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esby pre-fall

calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall

despite the incredibly hot and humid weather we’ve been having lately, i’m still kind of grasping-on to these last few days of summer. luckily for me, the esby apparel pre-fall collection is helping me ease into the new season with these beautiful new clothes. the rose top and lucia seamed ankle pant was the uniform of choice for a bit of adventuring in a nearby park with my two very talented neighbors, melissa and yvette. the top is made of a beautifully textured cotton with a deep v that can be worn front or back, and the pants are a classic cotton canvas with the perfect high rise and relaxed, wide leg. they’re such classic wardrobe staples that compliment just about any wardrobe and they come in a variety of different colors to suit any taste.

in fact, we aren’t the only ones sporting this exact combination! we teamed-up with an entire crew of talented women to share a few more variations on the theme! you can hop on over to see geneva wearing the tomato top with the deep v in front. or paige, who’s styled an all camel look for her outfit.

i certainly have plans to style these in many more ways as the weather cools off, but for now, i’m just going to stare wistfully at these dreamy photos and soak up this quickly fading summer sun.

photography by yvette.

calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall

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calivintage in seamwork magazine

today i’m excited to share that i was interviewed for the latest issue of seamwork magazine! they asked me a lot of questions about personal style and vintage, but we also got talking about how fashion blogging has changed over the years (i started in 2008), and i even shared some of my opinions about the current state of things as well. i’m always a little anxious answering questions because i’m such a private person that i feel very exposed during interviews, but the questions were really thoughtful and i enjoyed answering them, so hopefully i don’t come off as a jerk!

so go take a peek and let me know what you think! and then head over onto my quick guide to vintage shopping! and big thanks to the folks over at seamwork for the feature.

 

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ollie ella baskets

i often say that around our house, we never seem to have enough baskets. adam goes to a montessori school, so we try to model some of that at home, which usually requires a ridiculous amount of baskets. the nice part is that all of his toys and activities look so cute all lined up on the shelves in little baskets. it’s the perfect storage solution!

this also means that i’m always picking up more and more baskets because you never know when you’ll need more! needless to say, i got pretty excited when i learned about olli ella! in particular, their new kids baskets, which are pretty much the cutest thing ever, regardless of whether or not you do the whole montessori thing. they have a cute wheeled luggy basket that comes in a number of different colors in both kids and adult sizes. then there’s the adorable piki picnic basket, which i think we might need to use as adam’s lunch box! and their latest, the minichari bag, a little handbag that doubles as a bike basket!

not only that, but they have tons of other baskets on the site, for adults and for around the home. so you really should go check it out!

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staying connected with eero

As we continue decorating and renovating our little 1920s home, we’ve been incorporating more and more smart home features into our daily lives. We recently got a brand new smart TV, we have a wireless speaker for listening to our favorite playlists, a home air quality monitor, an app for checking-up on our solar panels, we even have a smart light bulb! Besides that, I split my time between taking care of the kids part-time and running my own business from our home office/studio. But all this technology can be a blessing and a curse. With internet-connected everything, it’s easy to fall into the trap of a 24 hour workday, there are more opportunities for frustrating connection problems, too much screen time, and even scary things like identity theft and malware. It’s a lot to manage when you’ve already got a lot on your plate.

Then we got eero. I recently partnered with the brand to try out their Home WiFi System, and it’s already made a huge difference around the house. It arrived beautifully packaged with the simplest of instructions for getting set up. You literally just connect it to your modem and plug the beacons into outlets around the house. From there, the real magic happens. We have a decent internet connection, but my phone was still getting temporarily knocked-off the network for no apparent reason, and you all know the struggle of watching that little spinning wheel on the Netflix screen when you just wanna chill and watch some TV after the kids have gone to bed. Not anymore. The beacons help extend your connection to parts of the house where the signal may not reach.

And did I mention that I recently started letting Adam use a tablet, and that’s it’s opened up a Pandora’s box of challenges? Well, eero allows parents to create profiles for their kid’s devices, and set schedules for when devices can access the WiFi, as well as pause the internet. It’s a lifesaver when it comes to limiting screen time and keeping Adam safe online. And it’s even been useful for my workaholic tendencies because I can literally turn off the internet at dinnertime or bedtime or even the entire weekend when I need some time to unplug.

Not only that, but the whole system incorporates seamlessly and attractively into the house so that your WiFi can just fade into the background, and you can get on to more important things in life.

Use promo code “CALIVINTAGE” for free overnight shipping (select the overnight shipping option at checkout) with purchase of any eero System!



Edie is confused why the screen is blank– it’s because the internet connection is on pause. Sorry Edie, no screen time for you just yet!


Good ol’ Instagram story filters.




Trying to get some work done with these two around…




This post was sponsored by eero.

In the house: Campaign Sofa in Almond White, coffee table, Coxwain Hand-Woven Rug with Eco Plush Felt Rug Pad, vintage rocking chair found on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, vintage and handmade throw pillows, Grimm’s Large Wooden Stacking Rainbow (here is a link the smaller 6-piece version), vintage lamp, painting by adam, vintage end table, Rock and Pebble Ele Villavase found on Fab no longer available (but here is one very similar). Feel free to ask me about anything you see in the room that I may not have mentioned here!

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a living room refresh with campaign furniture

calivintage x campaign furniture

it started with the fireplace makeover. then i decided to rethink the entryway. then i decided to build some walls and finally finish this living room! the previous owners of the house made the interesting choice of removing a few crucial walls from the living room to create a more open space. don’t get me wrong, i love open spaces, but this little house was built in 1927 when open concept wasn’t a thing. the lack of wall space was making it really hard for me to pull things together. there was a wall removed between the living room and a tiny side patio/sunroom. in the process, they also removed an exterior door and window from the patio, essentially expanding the size of the living room, but in the most awkward way possible! there was basically a little cave on one end of my living room that i never knew exactly what to do with it. you can see what i’m talking about here. we finally built the wall and it really did change everything. it feels so much more like a proper living room now. that wall (and another once which i’ll share soon) were the missing pieces in the puzzle that have finally brought this room together to really make our house feel like a home.

so when campaign first got in touch with me about their new line of furniture, i was ridiculously excited because my previous sofa did not age well. don’t get me wrong, i loved that green sofa– for the first couple of years. but over time, the textile started getting snags and pulls, and no amount of scrubbing was going to remove some of those kid stains. it just got sad. i started adding ever more throws and pillows in an attempt to cover things up. the time had come.

but of course, i was tentative about a new sofa because it felt like such a commitment, and i was worried that it would meet the same demise as my previous one. the kids really know how to destroy a piece of furniture. and what about the color? how could i commit when they have so many options? but as i started to explore the brand, all of my worries subsided. the whole concept is really interesting and definitely nothing i’d ever heard of before. not that i know a lot about furniture, but i had never seen a sofa built with a steel frame. the idea is that the entire thing can be assembled at home and disassembled for portability when it’s time to move. which means that all of the upholstery– the back, the arms, all of the pillows– can be completely removed and tossed into the wash, or even completely replaced! and the steel frame is basically indestructible. you can even choose from two different wood tones for the legs. and did i mention that their prices range from $595 – $1,195? done deal.

in terms of the room, i’m still in the process of decorating things, but this is what i’m calling the baseline. we got the sofa in almond white. i chose really neutral pieces in different tones of wood, glass, metal, and natural fibers as the foundation because i wanted something really flexible that would allow me to change the decor without having to buy completely new furniture every time i’m in the mood for a change. because if you’ve been following my home decorating journey, you’ll know that i change things around here a lot! with the furniture i’ve chosen, i feel like i can play around a lot with different artwork, throw pillows, different plants, maybe layering a more colorful rug. all things that can be done easily without a complete overhaul. it’s such a calm, relaxing space now, and i can’t wait to play around with it even more!

shop campaign and use promo code ‘CAMPAIGNEH’ for $50 off your first purchase!

calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture

calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture
calivintage x campaign furniture

In the house: Campaign Sofa in Almond White, coffee table, Coxwain Hand-Woven Rug with Eco Plush Felt Rug Pad, vintage rocking chair found on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, vintage and handmade throw pillows, Grimm’s Large Wooden Stacking Rainbow (here is a link the smaller 6-piece version), vintage lamp, painting by adam, vintage end table, Rock and Pebble Ele Villavase found on Fab no longer available (but here is one very similar). Feel free to ask me about anything you see in the room that I may not have mentioned here!

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