i am a pilgrim

calivintage: i am a pilgrim

yes, on the toes of yesterday’s post about tomboy style, i am totally wearing a girly, lacy vintage dress with a bow on it. (though i did balance out the femininity with a sturdy hat and loafers…) but when i laid my eyes on this amazing vintage dress at tender vintage, i knew it had to be mine. it’s a shift dress, but it’s the perfect type of shift because it has darts at the bust and it subtly narrows at the waist before flaring out to a slight a-line skirt. that care for details is what takes a dress that could easily veer into maternity territory from frumpy to a very sassy little number indeed. and it’s exactly the type of detail that i look for when i’m shopping for a little mod dress.

and while i was waiting for this darling dress in the mail, i happened upon a photo of mia farrow wearing a slightly similar dress with a cute little topper, and that’s how this particular look was born. it’s my very best “pilgrim chic.” well, maybe it comes in second to my psychedelic pilgrim look from last year!

hat: vintage ’50s equestrian hat
dress: vintage ’60s mod dress from tender vintage
shoes: vintage loafers from pretty penny
lipstick: nars lipstick in fire down below

calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim

55 Responses to i am a pilgrim

  1. Natalie Mitchell May 9, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    this is such an cute dress! i really like it paired with hat. very darling look.

  2. monkeyshines May 9, 2012 at 10:02 am #



  3. Kathleen Rhea Galeos May 9, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    You are an adorable pilgrim is what you are! lol Love, love the details of the outfit, but what’s new with that? Your outfits are always lovely

  4. jess (jamesjake) May 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    That dress is perfection . . . the bow, the little buttons!
    Love the hat. Love the bangs.

  5. Samira May 9, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    super cute look!!!

  6. Andrea May 9, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    cute dress :)

  7. vio May 9, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    so so pretty!
    this dress is stunning!

  8. lizette vigo May 9, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    i had my eyes on it too lol..
    such a cute dress! if you ever sell it ill buy it from you!!! :D

    • erin (calivintage) May 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      hehe, oh my! i will definitely let you know if i ever decide to part ways with it!

  9. mary May 9, 2012 at 10:52 am #


  10. Amanda Bowen May 9, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Mia Farrow’s hat is too perfect. As is your dress! It fits you like it was made for you. I always love when that happens with shift dresses : )

    • erin (calivintage) May 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      yes! i feel like it’s a rarity, but every once in a while, you find a shift that is actually flattering and it’s the most exciting thing in the world.

  11. Natalya's Closet May 9, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I love your style! XOXO

  12. Berty Morales May 9, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    You look adorable and in love with that dress!

  13. Gwyneth May 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I love this dress! Perfection!xo

  14. Alisa May 9, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Oh, that dress is adorable! Once again very lovely outfit :)

  15. PeaSoup May 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    absolute perfection. i really wish the London weather would allow me to rock around in just a dress – still layering up:(

  16. Brandi May 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    cute dress and great photos!

  17. Natalie Jean May 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    My favourite outfit yet! You, Erin, are the Queen of Cool!

  18. Caitie May 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    This dress is beyond amazing!


  19. Sarah May 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    that dress is delightful! it’s the perfect length and the bow makes me swoon ;)

  20. Jade Sheldon May 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Gosh, you are so darling! One of my very favorite outfits from you!

  21. Mitzi Cocoa May 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    That dress is amazing! My favourite details from my favourite era! I purchased a yellow piece that is almost exactly the same the other day… except it is yellow and has fuzzy polka-dots instead of lace.

  22. Fabiola "Fab" May 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Fabulously styled! Love it, Erin! :)

  23. coury May 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    So cute, Erin!

  24. Leah May 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    You look so cute!
    Those are my favorite types of shift dresses! Right on.

  25. Jenn May 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I love the pointy-toe loafers with that dress. But, then again, I almost feel like no matter what shoe you wear with that dress, it’s the dress that is just absolutely amazing! Good job on finding that! I would have to agree with Natalie Jean – totally also my “Favorite outfit yet!”

  26. Ilana @ My Modern Vintage May 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    this outfit is just darling! I am loving your mod styling in this look and will definitelty need to give a look like this a try! thanks for being such an inspiration
    XX Ilana

  27. Roxanne May 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    This makes me unbelievably happy.

  28. Style Tutor May 10, 2012 at 8:14 am #


  29. Agnes Deer May 10, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Amazing dress! Something I would absolutely buy!

  30. Sweet Harvest Moon May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Cutest pilgrim ;)

  31. Clara Turbay May 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    nice inspirations!

  32. mariebayarea May 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    That is just the coolest mod dress I’ve seen in a while. You look great in that hat too. And you’re makeup is beautiful

  33. Australian Designer May 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I like your dress because you are looking awesome in this dress and your makeup is too good..:)

  34. StreetLounge May 11, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    You are so cute!

  35. Isabel May 11, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Oh, so cute!

  36. Cortnie May 11, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I bet you could rock that dress in a tomboy way. I sure do love it!


  37. steffy May 11, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    that is hands down one of the prettiest dresses i have ever ever seen! i am in loveeeee!


  38. Jennifer May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    That is such a pretty dress!

    xo Jennifer

  39. Katie May 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Very cool outfit! The bow is perfect!

  40. Val May 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Lovely :)


  41. maria xx May 13, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    ugh, you are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  42. Nia May 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    You look so chic! Love the last pic xx

  43. ariel May 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I love everything about this look. You matched your hat and lipstick perfectly to the bow on your dress. Lovely :)

  44. Jamie Rose May 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    This is beautiful and adorably girly! I just love your dress so so much. The hat is perfect with it too.

  45. Patricia May 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    nice vintage style!

  46. Toni May 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Amazingly cute dress! I love the lace detail and your hat totally completes the look. So pretty! <3


  47. bianca May 14, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Sure..you look cute, pero donde estas uds lentes

  48. Anna May 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    this reminds me of a little boy from 1900 who chases a hoop with a stick. hahaha, i dont know if these kids had names, because i tried googling it to be more specific, but perhaps you can imagine.


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