calivintage on apartment therapy

calivintage picks her apartment therapy marketplace favorites

i’ve written a few articles for apartment therapy before, but today is especially exciting because the tables have turned and they wrote an article about me! i’m sharing some of my top picks from the new apartment therapy marketplace, where i scored the cute rocking chair in the photo above. it’s a sort of curated classifieds section where trusted users can buy and sell furniture and decor. so a bit like craigslist, but without all the spam! i love vintage furniture, so it’s been a great resource for me to find cool new pieces to add to the house as we continue to spruce things up around here.

 

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brookes boswell kids giveaway!

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springtime is here, which means it’s hat season. and i don’t think there is anything much cuter than kids in hats. brookes boswell has just released her very first children’s hat collection, and i am so excited! i’m a huge fan of her hats, and have been wanting a little mini version for adam for a while now, so this is perfect! she’s released is a well-rounded selection of wide-brimmed straw hats for summer days and wool felt toppers for cooler temperatures. and i’m basically dying over this lookbook because it is the cutest thing ever!

and in honor of the occasion, we’ve teamed up to offer you the opportunity to win one kids straw hat of your choice! the options are the nantes straw hat (my personal favorite), the packable optimo (which is ideal because it can be rolled up), and the kids boro (so you can twin because this one comes in adult sizes, too)!

to enter, simply visit my instagram and follow the directions!

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calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway
calivintage - brookes boswell kids giveaway

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rachel pally

calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress

ah, the wrap dress! it’s a total classic, yet i don’t think i’ve ever worn one before! it’s a wardrobe basic that i’d just never considered, but now that i have one, i’m beginning to see the light. this particular spaghetti wrap dress is by rachel pally. it comes in a longer length with a raw hem that you can cut to your preferred length. i don’t tend to wear maxi dresses, so my first inclination was to trim it to midi length. but then i thought it might be nice to dress this up for a fancier occasion, so i left it at a maxi length and just tied the ends in a knot for more of a casual look. i was going for a weekend brunch with the in-laws type of look. but it’s also totally something you can wear alone to an outdoor wedding or even as a bridesmaids dress. you see what i mean about versatility?

speaking of rachel pally, i had heard of the brand before because i think she dresses a lot of celebrities, but what i didn’t know is that her clothes are actually made in los angeles! she mostly does casual chic modal jersey (which is incredibly soft and luxurious), but this season, she also released a small linen collection! and you know that’s right down my alley. there is a perfect reversible linen wrap dress, linen overalls, and a swingy mini dress, all of which i could see fitting right into my own wardrobe.

wearing:
rachel pally spaghetti wrap dress
han starnes mockneck tee
mari giudicelli leblon mules
vintage woven bag
garrett leight wilson sunglasses

calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress
calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress
calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress
calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress
calivintage - rachel pally wrap dress

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power of my people spring 2017

calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book

the new power of my people spring 2017 collection is out! they have a great selection of shirting for both men and women in beautiful summer weight fabrics and easy cuts. i’m excited to see that they brought back my favorite linen friend shirt in the wayward fit because it was one of my favorite shirts in the heat of the summer last year, and i can’t recommend it enough! i’ve already pulled it out of storage and it’s only gotten softer since washing and wearing it.

in addition to that, they also have plenty of other colors to choose from like indigo, olive, red melange, and some summery stripes. all of their clothes are made in canada. when they first started out, the owners would cut and sew every single shirt on their apartment floor, a process that would take 18 hours per shirt! since then, they have found a group of talented technicians to take over their production, but they still oversee the entire process to make sure that they’re providing quality garments for those of us that want to choose ethically and are looking for the best basics for their daily uniforms.

shop power of my people.

calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calvintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book

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calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book
calivintage - Power Of My People SS17 Look Book

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garmentory giveaway!

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as i’m sure you’ve noticed with a few of my latest posts, i’ve recently become obsessed with garmentory. if you aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a marketplace for emerging and contemporary independent boutiques and designers. they carry almost all of my favorite brands. case in point: you can shop practically everything i’m wearing in this outfit directly from the site. i like it because it’s basically a one-stop shop for pretty much anything i’m looking for, and i’m able to save things into a favorites list so i can easily find them later. i love shopping independent boutiques, but it’s hard to keep track of them all! garmentory makes it easy for me to shop ethical and to shop small.

enter to win $100 to garmentory here

so of course today i am very pleased to announce that i’ve teamed up with garmentory for a $100 giveaway! and if you’re new to the site, you can use my link to get $20 off your first purchase, too! win-win.

get $20 off your first purchase at garmentory here

wearing:
lauren winter wraparound top
jesse kamm sailor pants in iron oxide
sylvain le hen xs barrette in gold
young frankk orb cuff

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calivintage + garementory
calivintage + garmentory
calivintage + garmentory

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esby apparel spring 2017

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it’s officially spring, and i’m already falling behind on sharing all of my favorite spring collections! as you know, i’ve been a really big fan of esby apparel for several seasons running, and their latest spring 2017 collection is high on my list of favorites. this austin-based brand was founded in 2014 by stephanie beard, and has continued to grow, with a selection of garments made in the usa using quality fabrics and thoughtful design. i’ve picked up two of their best-selling jumpsuits and they are easily some of my favorite pieces. everything is designed with ease and comfort in mind, without ever being boring. they experiment with shapes like cropped tops and wide legs, long dusters and versatile dresses. everything can be washed and worn from season to season, so you never feel like you’ve invested in something that will go out of style. you can shop their online store, or you can use my link below:

use my link to shop esby apparel on garmentory and receive $20 off your first order!

calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017

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noble carriage ig takeover + a giveaway!

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i wanted to stop in to share that i took over the noble carriage instagram feed yesterday! if you aren’t familiar with the shop, it is a woman-owned small business based in san diego with a beautiful selection of organic and sustainably-made baby clothes and toys. they stock some of my favorites, including winter water factory, misha & puff, and hazel village.

they asked me if i would be interested in sharing a few photos and talking more about how we do our bet to raise happy, healthy kids. we aren’t perfect by any means, but i did have a lot of fun talking about how we’ve adopted some of the montessori method for our home. other than that, it’s just a lot of patience and plenty of free play around here!

as part of the takeover, we’re also hosting a giveaway, so follow the links below to enter:

enter to win $100 to noble carriage

shop my noble carriage favorites

check out my noble carriage instagram takeover

 

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found company giveaway!

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we’re in the middle of a heat wave in the winter, and while i know i should concerned because global warming is real, it’s hard not to enjoy such pleasant weather after so many cold, rainy days this season! and spring really is right around the corner. when i first picked up this jumpsuit, it was still too cold to wear it. so of course i was so happy when i could finally throw it on with a pair of heels and run outside to soak up some some. it is so perfectly summery, and so easy to wear. definitely part of the “mom uniform” in terms of comfort and functionality. and the washed denim fabric is insanely soft. softer than i ever would have guessed just looking at the product photos.

oh, and for those of you who are afraid to wear white, there is no secret behind keeping it clean. i just think of my white clothes as a painters uniform or a utility coverall– i find a nice sturdy fabric and just wear it and let it get dirty and stained. to me, it adds character. much like a leather bag or a pair of worn-in sneakers– or a marble countertop.

but enough of my rambling and on to the good stuff: i’m hosting a giveaway with my friends at found company! you can enter here for a chance to win a $250 store credit towards anything in the shop! it’s a small, woman-run business stocking some of my favorite women’s wear and kids clothing brands, including vintage and men’s clothes, too!

enter to win $250 here.

 

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calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company

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lauren winter spring 2017

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spring is in the air and i’m looking at the latest lauren winter collection for inspiration. this season, she’s introduced the most beautiful shades of rose and peach, in addition to her classic japanese indigo double gauze cotton and neutral shades of hemp and linen. i love the philosophy behind the brand– that clothes should be comfortable while still being interesting. and of course, sustainability is a big part of their ethos. in addition to sourcing fair-trade textiles, they also use sustainable fibers like hemp, organic cotton, and linen to offset their carbon footprint. even the packaging is 100% recycled.

but all of that aside, the collection alone is absolutely beautiful. you know how much i love a good jumpsuit, so it’s probably no surprise that i’m dying over the rose-colored cove jumpsuit, inspired by 1930s beach attire complete with a rope tie waist. it is definitely very close to the top of my spring wishlist. or if you want something a bit less flashy, the cove top is just lovely.

you can shop lauren winter at garmentory. if you follow my link, you’ll get $20 off your first order!

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calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017

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the plunge

calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra

if you’ve followed my blog for a long time, then one thing you may have noticed about me is that i hardly ever wear something low cut. it’s funny, because i think a lot of people assume it has something to do with modesty. but if i may be frank, it’s because i have really big boobs. my size fluctuates a bit, but i’m currently fitting into a 32F. and i know this probably sounds like sacrilege, but to be completely honest, i do not love it. and i am forever envious of my smaller busted friends who talk about the liberation of going braless– and wearing all sorts of revealing clothes while doing so. unfortunately for me, that is literally not possible– especially because i’m still breastfeeding, but also because it is not a comfortable (or socially acceptable) option for those of us who are naturally very well-endowed.

i tend to wear full-coverage bras with lots of support to hold me in place, to push everything upwards and inwards– and out of sight. it’s never particularly bothered me because in many ways, it’s just how i feel more comfortable. but lately, i’ve been itching for a change. maybe it’s because i’ve gotten older. or maybe it’s because i’ve had two kids and i just don’t feel the same way about my body as i used to. maybe it’s the patriarchy getting me down, but what they heck? why not show a little more skin every once in a while?

so this season, i challenged myself to try some new clothes. i picked out a few new things for spring, including this reversible tank top with a deep v that can be worn in front or in back. i thought i would just wear the v in the back, but then i discovered the new thirdlove perfect contour plunge bra.  i often choose clothes with more coverage to avoid showing any lace or straps, but if you’re wearing the right bra, who’s to say it’s such a bad thing to get a little peek of an elegant detail? the perfect contour plunge has an elegant sheer mesh overlay along the front, and most importantly, it is made with super-soft memory foam cups that provides a very natural lift that is universally flattering, even for someone with an F cup like me. it is very soft and comfortable, while still actually providing support. and dare i say, i might be liking it even better than my usual full coverage bras. it’s given me the freedom to change things up with my wardrobe, and it’s made me realize that there are other ways to be comfortable in a bra that don’t involve always being covered up!

shop third love and find the perfect bra for your body. use the fit finder and try before you buy!

calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra

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