birds and bees

calivintage: into the woods

do you ever get a new piece of clothing only to hoard it away waiting for that very special moment to wear it for the first time? i got this pretty outfit from the nadinoo fall 2011 collection months ago, and while the shirt made an appearance back in november, i just kept waiting for a frolic in the woods to wear them together as a pair! i’ve been a bit obsessed with the idea of sets. a shirt with a matching pinafore, much in the same vein as the uniforms i wore in school, or a printed top and skirt constructed of the same fabric that you can wear together or mix and match. these pretty pairings remind me of vintage patterns that my mom or grandma might have sewn when they were young. it seems so perfectly practical, but i regret that it’s something of a lost art these days.

top: nadinoo pixie’s a bird a day shirt
dress: nadinoo pixie’s trusty pinafore
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
shoes: marc by marc jacobs brogue pump

calivintage: into the woods
calivintage: into the woods
calivintage: into the woods
calivintage: into the woods
calivintage: into the woods


48 Responses to birds and bees

  1. Liz March 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    ooh you know how i feel about a cute jumper and a little button up. perfection.

  2. mary March 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Love this outfit so much! Too bad they don’t have larger sizes though. I’ve been obsessed with jumpers/pinafores too. Still searching for the right one.

    • erin (calivintage) March 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      you might contact nadia and ask! they also run a bit large, i’m wearing a small and i am not exactly small in the bust…

  3. Jessica Butler March 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    This is the greatest outfit! You look as cute as can be–that pinafore is perfect and the blouse couldn’t get any more amazing!! So sweet!

  4. Kristina Uriegas-Reyes March 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Super super cute! xo

  5. Jane Alisa March 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Ahhh the pinafore dress is uber cute xoxo

  6. Miss Tallulah Porkchop March 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    That shirt is AMAZING! I need me one.

  7. The Moptop March 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Ahh this is so cute cute cuuuute! The bird top and dress seriously go so perfectly together. The color os the dress is gorgeous along with the buttons up the front! LOVE this!

  8. Courtney March 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Love the birds! I just did an outfit post with polka dots and a peter pan collar on my blog – I think you’ll like it!

  9. Virginie March 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Beautiful! The colours and pattern are perfect for the season.

  10. Jennifer March 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    The birds are perfect! So in love!

  11. Lauren March 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    That shirt is adorable! I love how it lists each bird!


  12. Meghan, Out of Order March 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    pretty pretty pair! I looove that blouse, and I can totally understand why you had to wait for a woodland backdrop <3


  13. Dani March 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I adore this outfit for many reasons. Reason 1: I’m craving spring and this is perfect. Reason 2: I appreciate the polished, well put together look of a set. Reason 3: Those shoes! And last but not least, reason 4: Birds. Birds, birds birds…. I love birds. I love them in patterns, I love them as decoration. Birds are my favorite touch to an outfit.

    This one is beautiful!

  14. Chaucee March 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Great picks from Nandinoo! I wish I could afford their line. They’re pieces are so dreamy.

  15. Elanor March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I wish there was one outfit of yours that I could dislike to prove that you aren’t my perfect style icon – but there is not! you look gorgeous and these pieces together are so pretty.

  16. Elanor March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I wish there was one outfit of yours that I could dislike to prove that you aren’t my perfect style icon – but there are not! you look gorgeous and these pieces together are so pretty.

  17. Annalise Furman March 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    I’m so jealous of you for owning this darling dress and shirt combination. The print on the blouse is stellar. And what a great location too. You look perfect for a quick jaunt in the woods.

  18. Patience March 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Beautiful dress. First time on your blog. Love your style!

  19. Ilana March 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    this outfit is beautiful and I buy things all the time and then hoard them away for a more appropriate time usually its winter clothes that I can only wear for 6 weeks when it gets cold!
    XX Ilana

  20. natalie March 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    i love the colors here!! miss you girl! come back to NYC! oxoxooxox

  21. Dylana March 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL DARLING! Love the print on the top!


  22. Nicole March 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    This is such a perfect outfit! These two pieces really work so wonderfully together!

  23. Cortnie March 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    You look adorable! I love this outfit.

  24. Hannah @ Sparrow+ Spark! March 6, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Love this outfit! I totally save things for ‘special’ occasions!

  25. RocksPaperMetal March 6, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Love this top and backdrop. Looks like the perfect day for a stroll :)

  26. Solange March 6, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Love this outfit and it looks as though it was made for you: a perfect match to your style! Your pictures remind me of the lovely Nadinoo AW film: childhood ramblings in the woods and secrets hidden in between the trees and leaves. Adorable!

  27. Samira March 6, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Love this look!! I really adore the shirt!! you look stunning!

  28. nataliya March 6, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    LOVE this outfit!!! that shirt is so cute!


  29. Aminata March 6, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    You look soooo pretty, love the color of the dress and can’t get over the bird shirt. So adorable!

  30. Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar March 6, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    What a beautiful outfit! The color of the dress is so beautiful…

  31. Berty Morales March 6, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Great dress and I love the blouse. Beautiful print!

  32. Phara March 6, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    The bird blouse, so stunning!!!

  33. Lydia March 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Precisely my idea of perfectly easy dressing. Unfussy but so very stylish.

  34. Kaylyn March 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I definitely have a bunch of pieces that I wait to wear. It’s just cause they’re so pretty, I don’t want to waste them on a regular day! They deserve a special occasion. Your blouse is absolutely adorable!

  35. nesha March 7, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    I’ve wanted that blouse & dress for sooo long and now seeing it on you makes me want it even more! Contemplating just how I’m going to afford it… Hmmmm….

  36. Alexandra March 7, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    I was browsing my favourite blogs and had the tv on in the background and then you came up on the tv at Swedish top model..haha that was a bit seemed very sweet and proffesional :)

  37. Bianca March 7, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    oh girl i do the same thing, I’ve bought some pieces for my new york trip that I have been saving simply for that occasion! i’m waiting for the perfect moment because clothing should not just be worn, they should be loved!

  38. sheana March 7, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    your top is ADORBS!!!!!!

  39. Sweet Harvest Moon March 7, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Beautiful dress! Love the dress under it too

  40. Victoria / Justice Pirate March 7, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    the tones are so lovely. What a unique birdie shirt and it goes perfectly with this location too.

  41. jessica March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    this might be my favorite posting of yours. the outfit, the photos. it’s all just…perfect! love this look.

  42. Lyzi March 8, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Just perfect x

  43. Amy March 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    You look amazing, I love the blouse! I’m really jealous of it!! x

  44. Stephanie March 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love the top so much!

  45. Fashion Forestry March 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    So into it

  46. Jamie Rose March 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I love everything about this outfit. The jumper is fantastic and I adore your bird print shirt! Such a cute pair of shoes too. You look wonderful.


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