water color

calivintage: water color

one of the things i love about my neighborhood is the secret network of sneaky little pedestrian pathways. it’s a hilly area, so these hidden stairwells make it much more convenient for getting around. whenever i stumble upon another shortcut, i always feel like a little kid, having discovered some entryway into another world. and this time of year, they are particularly pleasant since the springtime flowers and vines and weeds are taking over. the light is usually quite harsh in this spot, but as we passed by early saturday morning on the way to the farmers market, the light was just right, so we stopped to take a few photos.

the weather was nice, so i took the opportunity to get dressed up in my most festive farmer’s market garb and pulled on my new lauren moffatt top and skirt. both are constructed of a lightweight linen, which kept me cool as a cucumber on a warm weekend day. after stocking up on summer squash at the farmer’s market, we headed to the greek festival with free tickets in our pockets (a gift from one of brendan’s clients). i’d never been to a greek festival, so it was quite the treat! we got to peek inside the stunning greek orthodox cathedral, and were treated to epic lamb sammiches and loukoumades. a little old lady even stopped to compliment me on my crochet top, which pretty much made my day!

top and skirt: lauren moffatt
shoes: kork-ease bette wedges
bag: vintage woven tote
lipstick: ysl fard a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

calivintage: water color
calivintage: water color
calivintage: water color
calivintage: water color
calivintage: water color


36 Responses to water color

  1. Natasha Fatah May 21, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Love that skirt!!

  2. Anisa May 21, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    I am in love with your white crop top! How summer perfect?! Great look! xx

  3. Berty Morales May 21, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I love your top and what a great skirt….xoxoxox

  4. Courtney May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    What a cute little shortcut, I love it! You always look so darling! I actually just did a bicycle-outfit post on my blog, I was inspired by your cycle-chic posts! Take a look if you can!

  5. Quincy May 21, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    those steps are amazing! cute outfit too ;)

  6. Connie | Daydream In Color May 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Such a cute outfit. Hidden pathways and stairs are the best! I totally know what you mean about feeling like a little kid. This weekend we discovered a tunnel filled with beautiful grafitti right near our place & we felt like we were somewhere completely different!

  7. Lady à la Mode May 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    That skirt is beyond amazing!


  8. shannon May 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    What a seriously stunning outfit and so perfect for Summer. I adore your blouse and skirt so much.

  9. Vera May 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    OOhw I LOVE your skirt!!!

  10. Sweet Harvest Moon May 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Perfect summer outfit!

  11. Lydia May 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Wow Erin, this is a perfect sunny day outfit! I love the bright hues in your skirt, and the vintage look of the top is wonderful too. Impeccably warm weather friendly :)

  12. CP May 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I have a bag similar to that one that belonged to my mom when she was in high school. So cute! You are always so very stylish!


  13. hannah May 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    that top is gorgeous!! oh my goodness! xx

  14. Rosaspina Vintage May 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    I’m not surprised that the old lady stopped by to compliment on your top, it’s absolutely darling. We’ve been having a slow spring here in Italy with too many miserable-weather days in a row, so your colors really put a huge smile on my face, that skirt is wonderful! Thank you for looking always so bright and positive :)

  15. libby May 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    that skirt is gorgeous! love the straw bag as well, i’ve been on the hunt for one!

  16. Sara May 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    The perfect summer look! Amazing :) and your weekend sounds lovely! What will you do with the squash? I need more squash in my life!

    • erin (calivintage) May 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      i cut them into 1/4″ slices and grilled them on the bbq for sammiches! they are so flavorful that all you really need is salt and pepper to season!

  17. kw May 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh my, what a beautiful photo shoot! I adore the colors and the sun.

  18. ajira May 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Beautiful outfit. And that staircase! LOve it. This makes me wish even more ardently that I lived in Oakland. Love that city!

    • erin (calivintage) May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      yes! i love oakland! it can be a bit rough around the edges, but it really is a wonderful place to live!

  19. Fabiola "Fab" May 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Love it all! :)

  20. Jennifer May 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Love the peak of your tattoos!

    xo Jennifer

  21. mariebayarea May 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    That top and skirt are perfect for spring. Loving it!

  22. monkeyshines May 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    adorable skirt!


  23. Katie May 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I love that skirt! It really is perfect for farmer’s markets! I also love when going to the Greek festival in my town. It gives me an excuse to eat 20 pounds of baklava in a day!

  24. steffy May 22, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    i love your skirt!! and i wish we had hills here in fla, it is one of the best parts of California!


  25. Trou May 22, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    This is such a gorgeous summer outfit!

  26. modadecolores May 22, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Love your skirts, actually all!!


  27. Morgan Brooks May 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Gah your so adorable. I admire your style so much!

  28. Shayna May 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Love this outfit! Where in cali do you live? I know there was a greek fest this past weekend in OC- where 2nd hand challenge is from! Do I sense a vintage buddy close by?!?!

  29. Abby May 23, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Absolutely love your blog and your style! The skirt is so pretty and I love your tattoo :) new follower! xx

  30. Bethany May 24, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    I want your hair! What a cute style!

  31. Cortnie May 25, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    One of my favorite skirts from the collection!


  32. Victoria / Justice Pirate May 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Lightweight linen is the nicest. I’m so glad that you’re starting to warm up to these calf-length skirts! This is really cute. I like the colors!

  33. fashioncircle June 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    I just love your style. This outfit is so cute and those shoes are gorgeous!!


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