the blues

calivintage: the blues

my first job in high school was at a local shop called ‘the blues.’ they sold antiques and vintage clothes, and they hired me to work in the back room selling said items on ebay. and if you couldn’t guess it by the name, they specialized in selling vintage jeans. like those crazy vintage big e levi’s that sell for $600 to fanatics in japan. and over 10 years later, i still always think of ‘the blues’ when i’m wearing denim. i hunted down this particular jacket after getting this plain white summer dress because it was sort of screaming to be paired with a denim jacket. a cropped one, to be precise. and they really are a match made in heaven, these two. it’s just the perfectly simple type of look that just feels so right. and of course, my swedish hasbeens and vintage tote seem to go with everything lately, which sorta feels like a blessing and a curse! i should really rotate some of my other shoes and handbags, but something about them keeps calling to me every morning when i get dressed! i guess that means it was a good investment!

dress: asos shirt dress
jacket: cheap monday cropped denim jacket
shoes: swedish hasbeens braided sky high
bag: vintage woven straw tote
sunglasses: karen walker number six
lipstick: ysl rouge pur couture in fuchsia

calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues
calivintage: the blues

oh yeah, and my brother is still visiting us! i made him get in the shot and show off his outfit, too!

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  1. That denim jacket really does go perfectly with that wonderful little white dress. Back when it was chilly enough out, I was pairing my denim jacket with all of my dresses :)

  2. Erin!
    I love these shoes! So cute, and they look very comfortable, which is a must for Summer. I’m really enjoying the shots including your brother too.
    Awesome. xx,

  3. You look so stunning, Erin! I love that white dress on you with the denim jacket! I need to find one that fits me better, mine have all gotten too big! (which is a good thing!) ;D
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

  4. I love seeing you and your brother together!! I can definitely tell you two are BLOOD.

    That straw tote is just a signature item for this summer. Work it, girl. :)

  5. You and your brother seem to have such a sweet relationship!

    Also I know what you mean about rewearing items but if I had those sandals and that bag I’d be thrashing them too, they’re both so lovely!! The denim looks great on you too, I want a denim jacket with a darker wash like that, mine is quite pale.

  6. you are my fav style blogga! your outfits are always simple and wonderful.

    you’ve also got me jonesin’ for a pair of Swedish Hasbeens – are they comfortable?

    1. yay, thank you! i really like my swedish hasbeens, but i will say that if you’re used to shoes with support, these might not be the best option. it’s just a wood sole, so after a full day on my feet, my toes get pretty tired. but they’re comfortable for a day in the office for sure! i recommend this particular style as my absolute favorite in terms of fit and comfort!

  7. I’d wear that look everyday. In fact, I often wear summer dresses with denim jacket. But, I don’t have a swedish hasbeens or similar…

  8. Another perfectly ‘erin’ outfit, I adore the navy hasbeens, although when pressed for choice I went with pink for myself :) Love the fun and joy in these photos, especially the one with your brother, so funny and sweet! <3

  9. LOVE your blog!! It’s great!! Great style by the way, and I loved this post!! You purse is so pretty!! I have a yellow bag too, and I use it all the time :) Can’t wait to see more posts!

    Hope you check out my blog!
    xoxo, Eva @

  10. How much do you love your Swedish Hasbeens? I saw them in a magazine and had to get them and I LOVE THEM! So cute, they look good with everything.


  11. I love this outfit post! And I absolutely love these Swedish Hasbeens. I’ve been working up the courage to spend the money on a pair of these beauties for a while now. How’s the fit? Do you find they run true to size? I’m in between sizes–a 7.5–so I’m just wondering.

  12. Love this look so much! Obsessed

    ***And if you love vintage clothing at all, you should visit a new site that is launching today, Thrifted & Modern, which features one of the best collections of vintage to ever grace the Internet. See what we have in store, I promise you and your closet will not be disappointed!

  13. Hey, how do you like your Hasbeens? I considered getting a pair, but was worried because they don’t have any sort of padding in the insole right? I ended up with a pair of Dansko’s. I posted them on my blog, actually. They are amazing! I love those Hasbeens though! Would you recommend them as comfortable?

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