paisley days



calivintage: paisley days

and look who’s back on the rooftop? i realized it has been such a long time that some of you might not even have been around in the days when all of my outfit photos were shot from my rooftop! i was feeling pretty exhausted after a long day of work, so hopping up on the roof to enjoy the view of oakland as the sun set in the sky felt like a nice little midweek treat. not only that, but i decided to get all dressed up in my chloe sevigny for opening ceremony dress! i had my eye on this baby ever since i went to the oc store in february, but at the time, they didn’t have my size! fast forward 6 months and i found it up for sale on their site for a fraction of the price! there are seriously so many good sales online right now.

in other news, if you’re interested in their selection of frames, bonlook has informed me that if you use the code “bonlookgive” now through the month of september, you will get $10 off to your purchase and bonlook will donate $10 to childsight, which seeks to improve the vision and academic potential of low-income children who have limited access to basic vision care. win win!

dress: chloe sevigny for opening ceremony
shoes: jeffrey campbell ‘eye in the sky’ heels
glasses: bonlook j’adore frames

calivintage: paisley days
calivintage: paisley days
calivintage: paisley days

calivintage: paisley days

calivintage: paisley days

48 Responses to paisley days

  1. Sweet Harvest Moon August 11, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I love your rooftop, there is always a pretty light there!
    Very cute dress :)

  2. Vanessa August 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    the dress is goooorrrgeous on you!

  3. Beckerman Girls August 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I LOVVVVVVE your paisley dress and your hair is AMAZZZZZING! U look stunning babe!!! And the way the sun comes in is just so breathtaking!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  4. Ismay August 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    you cut your hair! cute. l love this dress.

    • erin (calivintage) August 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      hehe, i had a little accident trimming my bangs. went to my hairstylists to fix it and i ended up with a teeny tiny fringe! but i do like it! it’s a little change!

      • Daniela August 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

        be happy for that little accident. That little shorter bangs fits you very much !!! You should do always like this.
        By the way: You dress is amazing again. I love your way of clothing, especially your blouses. Take it often as an inspiration for myself and try to do same.

  5. Libby, Vintage Aplomb August 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful dress, and I love the shoes you paired it with. These rooftop pics are so cool!

  6. Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys August 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I’m personally a big fan of the rooftop, and wish I had a location half as nice for backups. Anyway, having the same spot kind of makes it all about the outfit, doesn’t it? : )

    • erin (calivintage) August 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      oh yes, definitely. when i used to take all of my photos up there, that was definitely the thought behind it. and it’s always fun to revisit an old favorite!

  7. Darlene August 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Man, I really love the price range of bonlook’s stuff but they didn’t have the specific cat eye frame that I liked. I then got a Christian Dior pair of sunglasses and popped out the frame so I could replace them with clear prescription ones, but even with insurance it was still a little over $300. Eeks. For future reference, I will definitely try to get a pair from bonlook. :)

    • erin (calivintage) August 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

      oh, i know. it’s just ridiculous how much regular optometrists try to charge for lenses alone, especially if you’re blind as a bat like me and need special lenses and coating!

  8. Jennifer August 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    That dress is darling. Great photo shoot.

  9. Hannah August 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    You look adorable! This look is one of my favorites in a while. Those glasses really make it. I will have to check out Bonlook!

  10. Kater August 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    These photos are so gorgeous! The one of your legs in the sun is gorgeous! And the print of the dress looks so cool with your tattoo. And it’s a marvelous dress. Apparently I love everything :)

  11. Clara August 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    OMG! I love your dress <3

  12. Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar August 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Have never really liked paisley, but I guess this one is just a perfect summer dress.

  13. jennathejenna August 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    you look lovely in that dress! the flutter cap-sleeve is so flattering. really, really great styling.

  14. nikole August 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    the glasses are perfect on you! i sign a lease in oakland today, so excited! we will not have such a spectacular roof though..

    xo nikole

  15. Jennifer August 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    The lighting on these photos is absolutely beautiful!

  16. Alex August 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Oooh, I have the Lesley version of this dress (with a peter pan collar and button down bodice), in the same paisley print. Paisley is SUCH a great pattern! The dress looks terrific on you, and it’s given me some ideas as to how I can wear mine. At the moment, the Melbourne winter is forcing me to team it with black black tights and almond-toe heels. Such a fun dress to wear!

    Excellent blog!
    x alex

  17. steffy August 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    yay i love your rooftop pictures :) and your frames are SO cute!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  18. Meghan August 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Such the lovely and simple outfit. The lighting in these photos are perfect.

  19. Ashley August 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Yay! The roof again! I lovelove that dress. And you’re right that there are so many good sales right now – I just snagged up two dresses that I’ve been eyeing forever for like 75% off each! I need to try and minimize my enjoyment of the sales, though, otherwise it’ll kind of negate the effect!

  20. Vanessa August 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    This dress is so pretty! You look absolutely lovely!

  21. emily August 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    i never realized you had such adorable tattoos! i’ve followed your blog for a bit and love your style. toooo cute :)

  22. Elyse (Give Me Bows) August 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    How perfect is your dress! I adore the print, and the drop waist is very sweet. Your wardrobe must be bursting with gorgeous printed dresses! <3

  23. Hannah August 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Surely it hasn’t been that long!
    Super dress. The skirt is so floaty and dreamy.

  24. Casie Jean August 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    those frames are adorable, and the photos so dreamy xxx

  25. Cassandra August 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    The dress and shoes are divine!! Great photo set, you are a constant inspiration. :)


  26. Mallory | Storm in a Teacup August 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    I wish I could take photos on my rooftop!
    That dress looks really good with your tattoos. :)

  27. Nicole August 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    That dress looks wonderful on you! And I really love the glasses.
    Also, hooray for the return of the rooftop outfit photos!

  28. melissa August 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    oh my goodness i want that dress! the cut and the print are perfect. you totally scored :) hey, what do you do with the clothes that you don’t want anymore? i’d be willing to buy if you sold anything old or that didn’t fit or that you didn’t want anymore!

  29. Rae Veda August 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I love your glasses! You pull them off so so well.

    xo, rv

  30. Dean and Bettie Vintage August 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    I was so glad to see you back on that rooftop today. And in all seriousness I think these are your most stunning pictures yet! Very inspiring miss erin. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Meghan @ Out of Order August 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    you look lovely, those shoes are so awesome!


  32. Lydia August 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Your current haircut is stellar! Sigh, looking too good! I must say, one of my favorite elements of your posts is that you have such interesting photos! I like the visual texture, and of course you have lovely outfits :)

  33. Maiko August 12, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    gorgeous dress!

  34. Dark Blue Stripes (Christie) August 12, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Cute dress! Love the heels. Great look!

    Christie (Dark Blue Stripes).

    Enter the ASOS Sunglasses Giveaway!

  35. Charlotte August 12, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    love the dress :)

  36. Tatiana August 12, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    Love the “lookback” photos. Gorgeous!

  37. Meena Dhuga August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    you look awesome! love this.

    Meena ♥

  38. Victoria / Justice Pirate August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    It feels a bit nostalgic, even though it wasn’t THAT long ago that you posted shots like this. Your glasses are sweet. Very lovely photos too.

  39. the girl never gets older August 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    mmm, this dress is just to D.I.E. for! and it looks like a dream on you, I love how you paired it with these shoes ♥

  40. Catherine August 13, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Very cute look…I adore the shoes. Going to Jeffrey Campbell to check them out now.

  41. Meanz August 14, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    These photos are beautiful! Also I adore your dress and I will definitely be checking out what Bon Look has to offer!

  42. Lauren August 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    You have such an amazing blog!!! Love your vintage style! It’s incredible!!!!


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