it’s raining it’s pouring

calivintage: it's raining it's pouring

as i mentioned in my last post, the weather here in northern california has been so rainy the past few weeks! this weekend, the forecast called for another 3 inches, so i was delighted when the sun came out for a few hours to grace us with its presence. i took the opportunity to throw on my new family affairs mini dress with my little sailor trench for some sunday afternoon shopping with the boy. we splashed in puddles and had a grand time taking silly rainy day photos on the roof top between the random showers.

then we settled back in to watch the season finale of big love, eating cheeseburgers and drinking champagne. the perfect way to finish off a lazy weekend, don’t you think?

dress: true blue dress courtesy of family affairs
coat: bensoni sailor trench
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo
umbrella: walgreens
lipstick: ysl rouge pur couture in le rouge

calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring


82 Responses to it’s raining it’s pouring

  1. Rosie March 21, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Really beautiful pictures as ever, and that dress is completely perfect.

    Rosie x

  2. Wangari M March 21, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Oh Erin, this outfit and it’s amazing colours are beyond amazing. Such a cute outfit for a perfectly lazy Sunday :)

  3. kater March 21, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    This is the look I want to be mine every day! The little mod-ness of it without being frilly is perfect, with just the simple red lips! Utterly perfect!

  4. Änglamark March 21, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Beautiful outfit and amazing photos! The dress is just the cutest^^
    Love Änglamark.

  5. Kristi McMurry March 21, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    These pictures are flipping adorable! I love the dress. Glad you got a little sunshine through all the rain!

  6. Cait March 21, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    I love these pieces together and the Ferragamo’s just make it perfect. I always choose nautical themes and blue for Spring, beats florals hands down!

    I’m really enjoying your blog at the moment,
    Cait x

  7. Patricia March 21, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    This set of pictures is stunning; especially the first. Taken at the perfect moment.

    As much as I hate rain, I wish it was raining where I live. Instead of snowing. UGH!

  8. Merle March 21, 2011 at 7:58 am #


  9. Caroline March 21, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    You look so pretty! That shade of blue really suits you. c:
    Also that trench looks so cool. I feel like I have too many coats but I want a tan one so bad haha!

  10. Casie March 21, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    This dress and trench are so adorable, and what lovely photos x.x.x

  11. Nury March 21, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Such a pretty dress! Love it!

  12. Raquel March 21, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    this outfit is fabulous!

  13. hattie March 21, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    everything about this photo is perfect on a day like today.

    it’s raining here in toronto too !

    although i do not look quite so fashionable wearing my rain jacket! haha

    how’d you do the first photo? are you jumping? your face looks so serene i find it hard to believe you are jumping up in the air!
    later gator

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 9:42 am #

      thank you! i’m just jumping in that first photo! i love how still photos are able to capture those serene moments. definitely seems unreal!

  14. Kathleen Rhea Galeos March 21, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    lovely for a rainy day!! :D

  15. Grace March 21, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    Your lip color is flawlessly gorgeous!

  16. Marie March 21, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Best ever rain pictures~ just lovely! That dress color is perfect on you, and it is the color of a raindrop!


  17. Melissa March 21, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Amazing outfit! That dress is absolutely fantastic.

  18. Cassandra March 21, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Love these pictures! Adorable dress, and your hair is looking especially fabulous.

  19. meowsk March 21, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    Love that Family Affairs dress! And your lipstick is quite amazing! And your cat tattoo makes me think I need a cat tattoo…

  20. zoe, lion heart vintage March 21, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    i really don’t think this outfit could be any more perfect! you lovely thing you!

  21. Amelia March 21, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    love these photos & oh, that dress!! perfection all around.

  22. Maria March 21, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    This look is classic Calivintage, LOVE!

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 11:05 am #

      you know what? i was thinking the same thing myself. i feel like i’ve been experimenting with a lot of different styles over the past few months, and it felt really good to get into something more “calivintage,” as you said. it’s so funny how some styles just feel more like yourself.

  23. Melissa March 21, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    I’m a fairly new reader, so I just realized I have never seen you in anything but longsleeves/long pants! And damn girl, you should rock dresses like these more often! That cut is gorgeous on you and def shows off your arms and legs -wolf whistle-

    also, love the shoes and trench :)

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      haha, thanks! this winter, i definitely opted to cover up a lot! but i’m a true california girl, so when the weather warms up, you will find me wearing A LOT of mini dresses!

  24. Elaine March 21, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I love how your hair is growing out!

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 11:49 am #

      thanks, elaine! it was fun to experiment with the pixie cut, but i’m happy to be growing it out now!

  25. Annika March 21, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    such beautiful pictures! I love everything about it! I’m thinking about bringing a picture of you to my hair dresser the next time, I adore your hair.

  26. Rachel March 21, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    The frock is beautiful, but I am particularly loving the red lip – it really suits you. Like Elaine above I am also loving the return of the bob, it suits you so much

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 11:50 am #

      thank you, rachel! i’ve been having a lot of fun with lipstick lately! and as the bob grows back, i’m feeling more like myself every day!

  27. Ana March 21, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    You’re always so whimsical, but this photoshoot takes the cake, whimsy-wise. LOVE EVERY DETAIL.

  28. Santina March 21, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    These pictures blow me away. They are STUNNING! Just as beautiful is this look from head to toe – classic yet modern!

  29. Hetterson March 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I just found your blog via tumblr! Love your style, you’re such a cutie!

  30. natalia March 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Mod dress shape plus polka dots plus sailor coat PLUS Ferragamos. And your hair looks amazing. I’m in love with this post.

  31. Sophi March 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Seriously WHY is it raining so much? Is it like karmic retribution for the January sunshine? I don’t know. Bottom line is that it really sucks.

    Nevertheless, you manage to look too cute for words! That dress, goodness me. All kinds of adorable. And you put your lipstick on so perfectly! I need to buy lipliner or something… mine never ends up looking that crisp, even if I use a brush. Which I always do, because I am a total klutz.


  32. Pink Penguin March 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    That first photo is amazing, and I love the whole outfit! The gorgeous dress and the patent bow shoes xxx

  33. Gracie March 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    That dress looks waaay better on you than the model from Family Affairs – no offense to the model you just look so great in it!

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

      oh wow, thank you! such a lovely comment to receive. makes my day!

  34. marissa March 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    This is my favourite post of yours in soooo long! You look amazing! I love that dress – and your makeup is killing me lately. I’ve never really worn any, but you’ve been inspiring me to give it a try. I usually find makeup to be kind of jarring, but you look so glamorously elegant in such a 50’s sort of way. You need to post a picture where you’re actually wearing the coat – it looks adorable!

    • erin (calivintage) March 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      wow, thank you marissa! i actually do have a couple of photos of me in my coat wearing my glasses on the way out shopping. i think i’ll post it to my tumblr to share! also, you should totally try some bright lipstick! it’s weird at first, but once you get used to it, it’s really fun!

  35. Little Rachael March 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    You look adorable! I love those photos of you jumping in the air :-) So elegant.

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog :-) And in response – you’re welcome :-)

  36. Chaucee March 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I know it sounds so silly but you know how to take jumping pictures so well! My hair is always up in the air..I can’t get the timing right :D

  37. Solange March 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I don’t know if it’s the dress, but this outfit totally brings out your hairstyle ! It’s amazing. This flapper’s bobby cut suits your perfectly. I wish I had the right type of hair to sport it!
    Also : gorgeous dress.

  38. christi March 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    ahhh that first photo is so good, it looks like its raining you!

  39. Jenny March 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Girl, you are looking fine in that powder blue dress. I thought it was a cute dress when I saw the Family Affairs lookbook, but you are making it sing like a muthafucka. It’s so so beautiful on you! And that trench is just the sweet chocolate gum drop on top. xx

  40. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries March 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I feel so boring just saying that beautiful pictures but what can I say… they are beautiful… your Mary Poppins pic is so good! I’d print it and frame it if I were you! :D

  41. Sarah Louise March 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Suuuuuper cute!

  42. Angela March 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Love this dress, and your hair is so cute! xx

  43. Laura March 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    i love this outfit! its super cute!

  44. avalonne hall March 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    This dress is so adorable with the sailor trench and that lipstick. Your hair is looking amazing too! I really like that shade of gray blue of the dress. Want more of that color in my wardrobe please! Have a good week!

  45. Amanda March 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Oh my god, I LOVE this dress. It is so hard for me to not get every single dress that I see you wearing! You look so classic and lovely! It was made for you

  46. Lydia March 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    I really need dresses I can just throw on! The search is starting thanks to this post :)

  47. emily March 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    looove these photos! the light looks really nice, overcast always makes for some great lighting. that dress is way cute, and i love the red lipstick with the powder bue color. your legs also look super long in the first photo!

  48. Rosie March 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    this look is just so YOU! I adore this!

  49. Bryce March 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I really love all of these photos!
    And your hair is looking really amazing these days. I love it.

  50. COSMICaroline March 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    always such a fan!
    keep the inspiration coming!


  51. melissa March 22, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    the dress is adorable and all the pics are awesome especially the first one!

  52. northwest is best March 22, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Wow, that is certainly a delightful dress.

  53. Dorota March 22, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Love the dress you are wearing! And photos too!

  54. b. March 22, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    You are so charming looking ! I love the scenery on these shots, and especially the first picture.

  55. FutureLint March 22, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    What a cute dress and I love your make-up today!

  56. Robyn March 22, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    I am usually a lurker, not a commenter. However, that is the best jumping shot I have ever seen you do. Well done. Love the whole look.

  57. Melanie March 22, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    You are my new idol. Those jumping shots are OUTSTANDING.

  58. Lexie March 22, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    your hair is looking esp. cute these days! i love that style with the red lips.

  59. Clara March 22, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    OOh gosh!
    You’re beautiful.
    I reaaly love your dress and hair <3

  60. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix March 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I adore your new dress and it’s the perfect match with your coat. You do the best jumps too.

  61. Jackie March 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    This look is beyond adorable on you!
    The colors in the dress really complement your red lips.
    You look gorgeous and retro!

  62. Monique March 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Simply fabulous all around.

  63. Anna March 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Love your haircut! It somehow changes your whole look, too. Very cool.

  64. Lindsey Turner March 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    could you be any cuter? I think not!

  65. Claire Moore March 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Beautiful dress, i love lazy days with the boy ;)
    Following you now

  66. Melissa March 24, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Love love love those Ferragamo’s. How did you find vintage ones?

  67. Claire March 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Wow wow just found your blog and I’m dying. You are too cute and I love your dress and your jumping skills!

  68. Mallory | Storm in a Teacup March 27, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    I love this! You look so classic, like a movie star. And your jumping shots are so great! I always fail at jumps. But that first shot is killer!!

  69. Tru March 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    That picture where it looks like you’re floating is amazing. How’d you do it?

  70. Federica March 28, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    Great shots!!!Amazing dress and you are adorable!

  71. Meanz April 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    You look so adorable! I love the levitating pictures! That dress is too darling.

  72. mariebayarea April 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I adore this mod looking outfit. that dress is delish. the close up of your face is wonderful

  73. EliseT July 13, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    what a dress! i want one! (and also arms like yours)


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