fake summer

calivintage: fake summer

after spending last week in warm and sunny los angeles, i was kind of dreading my arrival back home in the bay area, anticipating a very chilly reception upon my return. but to my surprise, i woke up yesterday morning to the most gloriously (albeit unseasonably) warm weather in oakland. it was so hot that i decided to pretend that i was on summer vacation, and threw on this ridiculously cute tropical print dress to celebrate. perhaps this has something to do with the fact that i just got the film developed from my hawaiian vacation back in july, and i was feeling a bit nostalgic. and i suppose the stars aligned on this opportunity, considering that i bought this dress last week on a whim, wondering how many months it would be until i would actually have the chance to wear it!

dress: trashy diva trixie sarong
shoes: vintage candies from pretty penny vintage in oakland
bag: thrifted vintage woven straw tote
sunglasses: rag & bone via gilt groupe
lipstick: ysl rouge pure couture in le orange


calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer
calivintage: fake summer

28 Responses to fake summer

  1. joann, sidewalk chic October 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Erin, this dress is so beautiful! :)

  2. Lindsay @lindsayliving October 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Wow, Erin! You look gorgeous in this dress, that lipstick, your latest bob and these photos. Love that sunny sunshine and your smile to go with it. Love.

  3. Jade October 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    beautiful dress!

  4. PeaSoup October 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    holy cow, this is one awesome dress – love! you look stunning:)

  5. Carmen October 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    The dress is so amazing, from the colour to the parrots!

    Carmen Ri.

  6. Agnes Deer October 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    I love it when summer comes when you least expect it. The dress is lovely and I can’t wait to see your pictures of the Hawaiian vacation!! :)


  7. Catherine October 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    that dress is gorgeous, but i neeeeed your sunglasses!


  8. The Moptop October 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    So so adorable!! I love the colors and the print of this dress, it’s so funky! Ahh I’m in love with it!

  9. Victoria / Justice Pirate October 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    how amazing that you can still get away with wearing a summer dress while we’re all in sweatshirts and sweaters out here!!! I love the dress though.

    • erin (calivintage) October 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

      haha, i know. it actually feels very wrong. but i still have to enjoy it while it lasts. we so rarely get a hot day in the area, even when it’s actually summer!

  10. Maggie October 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I love this one! This is the perfect weekend to be rocking such summery ware. That dress is amazing!

  11. Miss Tallulah Porkchop October 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    That is one of my fav Trashy dresses this season and it looks awesome on you.

  12. giselaandzoe October 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    i LOVE this outfit, right down to the bag!

  13. Caitlin October 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Embrace summer for as long as you can! Even if it’s 50 degrees and windy in Oakland. Turn up the heat and dance around your house in your bathing suit.

  14. Arielle October 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    That is a great, fun dress! The hot weather here also took me by surprise yesterday and I was wearing jeans and mid-calf boots because I hadn’t left the house all day and didn’t realize that it was so warm.

    • erin (calivintage) October 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

      oh girl, that happens to me all the time!!! the weather here is so unpredictable that i am only ever dressed correctly about 50 percent of the time! i feel your pain.

  15. Amarantha Victoria October 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    I love the dress!

  16. Soma Rachel George October 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    I love this dress :)

  17. Adiel October 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    That dress is seriously fantastic!

  18. Meghan @ Out of Order October 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    that dress is a fabulous find, it looks frightfully stunning on you, m’dear!
    also, might you tell us about your favorite budge-proof lipcolors?

    Happy mondays

    • erin (calivintage) October 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

      i have been meaning to write more about those kinds of details! i actually have a bunch of new lip colors, too! i will have to write a post about all of my favorites!

      p.s. i’m wearing ysl rouge pur couture in this post!

  19. steffy October 24, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    i love the last photo so much! cute dress! we can trade weather anytime :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  20. Candelaria October 24, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    I’m such a huge fan of everything you wear, I’m love with your dresses

  21. Siel October 24, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    That dress is gorgeous on you! The whole outfit is just perfect. Also: I want your hair :) xo

  22. Jennifer October 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I love any print that consists of toucans. And that color looks lovely against your skin tone and hair color!

  23. Jamie Rose October 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    That dress is just awesome! I love the shape of it and the fun color and print. It’s so cute!

  24. Meanz October 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I adore the color of your dress and the bird print is just absolutely adorable! :D

  25. Lidia October 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    First of all, you look gorgeous in this dress! Second, I love that you did this post because it’s always summer here in SoCal, except for like that one day of rain, so I’m inspired to embrace it now :)

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