calivintage: boater
oh silly me. today i dressed up like a gondolier with fancy bright red shoes. i sorta can’t resist the combination of a stripy shirt with a straw boater hat (as i’m sure you already know), and the rest of the outfit just sorta happened. i was mostly trying to figure out a way to style up these beautiful new swedish hasbeens. i have so many black and brown shoes that sometimes it can be challenging for me to think of ways to incorporate different colors into my repertoire, so keeping the outfit simple is an easy first step as i start to experiment with my brightly colored footwear.
in other news, it’s friday! i’ve had a bit of a cold all week and i’m finally starting to feel better, making the weekend that much more appealing to me. i’m ready to go out and have some fun, and there’s talk of a bike ride on sunday, assuming it doesn’t rain! me and my friends like to do a ride around the carquinez strait, and along the route, we stop at a really awesome bar in the little town of port costa. if you live in the bay area, you should really try it out!
hat: straw boater hat
pants: zara high rise trousers
calivintage: boater
calivintage: boater


42 Responses to gondolier

  1. hello birdy November 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    You so make me want to get over my fear of trousers! Maybe I should give them a go….at least a changing room trial!

  2. cosmic visions November 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    girl, i love those trousers and you wear 'em well!

  3. Maggie November 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I have been wanting Hasbeens for a long while now- still saving up though!

    Love the look!

  4. From Suns To Moons November 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Love the gondolier look! Anything that is almost a costume but not quite is all right in my book. I am a new follower and very taken with your look. I will be back for more!

  5. tiffany. November 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    i really do enjoy those pants…and the shoes…. okay i enjoy it all!! :))


  6. Gorgeous Clara November 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    love the shoes!

  7. Shallow Mallow November 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Those clogs are just lovely. One of those forever tempting items on modcloth *sigh*

    Love the outfit :) You make one gorgeous gondolier!

    Happy weekend

  8. Louise November 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Those Swedish Hasbeens are incredible!! I love them! You look utterly adorable today.

  9. Amalie S. D. November 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Real cute outfit! The shoes goes great with the stripes (: Love it!


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  11. tara-lynn November 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Polina November 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    you look pasted onto the background in these photos.. :D cute shoes.

  13. Martina November 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    oh, those shoes are so amazing! the red color is the perfect color to make a shiny statement :) love it!! i hope it doesn't rain on sunday – have fun!

  14. calivintage November 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    polina: haha! yeah, it kinda does look like that. oh, the wonders of flash photography!

  15. Špela November 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    love the look

    nice blog

    come by

  16. BlueVanilla November 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    Love this! too cute the boater hat and red shoes are perfect!

  17. Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage* November 20, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Wow… I love your shoes!!!!


  18. msgingerbread November 20, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    You look fab in high-waisted pants. Love your shoes, too – how did you manage to choose one colour from their huge range? Haha.


  19. Lady Moriarty November 20, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    My favorite outfit of U for the moment. Pure genius !

    And I love swedish hasbeens so much, need a pair !

    See U !

  20. Michal November 20, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    You look awesome! Those shoes are fabulous.

  21. Blue Iris Rivera November 20, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    i love your shoes and the accent it brings. it's bold and i love how it contributes to your outfit.


  22. libys11 November 20, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    how adorable.. love the pop of red!! :D

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  23. Kaylyn November 20, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    This outfit could not be any more perfect!

  24. Shelby November 20, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    i love those shoes so much!

  25. reckless daughter November 20, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    This is such a great little outfit! and look at that picture perfect sky! wow.

  26. Bejewelled Dresser November 20, 2010 at 7:42 am #

    I love your bright red clogs!

  27. Mici Milovaného November 20, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    totally adore those shoes!!

  28. Jonsi November 20, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Beautiful! Both you and the rooftop view.

  29. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix November 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    I love those shoes with the neutral colour of the outfit and you really rock the boater.

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  30. Charlie, Feminine Bravery November 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    amazing shoes! I've been lusting over a pair of red suede booties, but just bought a new camera so I'll have to wait for christmas ;)

    xxx Charlie
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  31. Bad Taste Toast November 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Oh my God look at this adorable hat! I love how you don't simply dress but also dress up :)

  32. gee November 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    you wear trousers so well.
    you look beautiful.
    i looove the pop of red from your shoes.

  33. NCWONG November 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    how i wish i can rad your wardrobe!!

  34. Lexie, Little Boat November 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    those shoes are so cute! and i love the trousers …! everything about this is perfect!

  35. Penny Dreadful November 21, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    What can I say? I just love this outfit to pieces :)

  36. Georgie Lowen November 21, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    That is a FANTASTIC outfit!!


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  37. MELISSA Z. November 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    the red shoes are truly amazing! wow!


  38. julia November 22, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Erin I love that bar so much! Truly the best dive in the Bay. Nothin better than a long bike ride and a stuffed polar bear. xo!

  39. emilypanda November 22, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    I've been contemplating getting those shoes as well! They are a bit out of my price range though. I love the pop of color they give to your otherwise neutral shaded outfit!


  40. Bella Donna November 22, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    oh, do you have a song in mind as a gondolier? :D nice shoes, by the way :)

  41. avalonne lou summers November 24, 2010 at 3:04 am #

    I can definitely see the Venetian gondolier inspiration with a hint of Parisian flair. I always adore a European inspired outfit. It's getting chilly now, so stay warm!!! Will you be going to Alameda on the 5th? If so, I guess I may or may not bump into you :)

  42. Bryce November 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    awesome shoes! i was just oogling those this morning! Glad you went with the red, the tan would not have been nearly as fun.

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