conquering the weekend

calivintage: spring spots

i know that weekends are meant for enjoying, but they really can be quite stressful. i have two days to accomplish all of the things that i can’t do during the week, and usually have a list of things to do that is nearly impossible to complete in just 48 hours. the weekends come and go, and i always feel like i’m playing catch-up, trying to remind myself of all of the things i have to do next weekend: the car needs an oil change, i still haven’t gone to the bank, for that matter, the car needs new tires, the refrigerator is empty, etc, etc.

but every one once-in-a-while, i have one of those glorious weekends where i somehow manage to conquer a huge to-do list with several hours left to actually relax. perhaps there was some cosmic alignment because i really did have a very fulfilling few days. went out on friday night for a mall date with brendan and saw moonrise kingdom. woke up bright and early on saturday to go to the farmer’s market and buy fresh, local produce. then headed out to get new tires for my little junker of a car. and finally got that oil change! and since we were out in a suburban town that i rarely visit (san leandro), we did some exploring and happened upon a little thrift store filled with vintage gems, everything was $5 or less, score! then we came back home to lounge in the grass at the morcom rose garden until the sun turned to shade and we had to run back home for sweaters. we sat drinking beer and talking about anything and everything, and took a late night stroll around the neighborhood before calling it a night. on sunday, we cleaned the apartment (it was a pig sty), and planned out home-cooked meals for the entire week. picked up more groceries, and packed a picnic for another evening laying in the grass at the rose garden. the late afternoon sun was so dreamy and serene, and i managed to take a deep breath and watch the sun go down and the weekend come to a close.

top: madewell indigo ink pocket tee
sweater: thrifted vintage cable knit cardigan
skirt: madewell silk dotty passenger skirt
bag: vintage jute tote
shoes: bass wayfarer
glasses: bonlook jungle chic
ring: datter golden watchful eye ring
brooch: vintage plastic dachshund pin from the flea market
liptick: make up for ever rouge artist intense in bright orange
nail polish: essie clambake

calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots
calivintage: spring spots


33 Responses to conquering the weekend

  1. Tinacious.Me June 4, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    love your polka dot skirt!
    Tinacious Me

  2. kw June 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    This is just so adorably retro. Ah! I am in love with the soft dots and pretty colors abounding in this post.

  3. Natali June 4, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I am envying the length of your hair. It looks great!
    Was Moonrise Kingdom amazing?

    • erin (calivintage) June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      yeah, it was pretty good! had everything you’d expect from a wes anderson film: crazy amazing sets, awesome costume design, great soundtrack, cute story, the best cast. definitely worth the watch.

  4. Darcy June 4, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    love the outfit and your blog! inspirational!

  5. monkeyshines June 4, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    cute polka dots!


  6. Kristi McMurry June 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! That reminds me I’m due for an oil change too… :-/

  7. Courtney June 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    What a productive weekend! I too try to cram too much in, and I’m always stressed come Sunday night. I need to have a cosmically aligned weekend too! I did get enough time to do a blogpost on my shoe collection, take a look!

  8. Inez June 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    that sweater pulls it all together. Cute brooch. Love your wicker bag.

  9. Sierra June 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Well, I’ve been debating on whether or not I should buy that Madewell t-shirt, and seeing it on you makes me want it all the more :)

  10. Gabriella June 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    This outfit is too adorable on you. This sounds like such a nice weekend! I often feel as though I’m playing catch up as well – but, I’m hoping next weekend I’ll be able to finally relax for a bit!

  11. joy June 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    GORG! i love everything about this outfit.

  12. Bianca June 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    ah love weekends like those! sounds marvelous..i wish i can week like those…just one!

  13. Sweet Harvest Moon June 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Love the polka dots!

  14. Hannah June 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect weekend :) I am desperate for Moonrise Kingdom to be released here in Australia!

  15. Christi @ The Aquarians June 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Ahh I love that bag! Amazing how something so simple with the right accents can perfect a look. Like, say, a matching yellow doggy pin and a perfectly faded tee.

  16. Dom June 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Love. Your polka dot skirt is the absolute cutest. Love how you accessorized it between the sweater, adorable brooch, and straw bag. Too cute.

  17. Miss Tallulah Porkchop June 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Love the cardy, love the skirt and oving your hair like that!

  18. steffy June 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    in love with the skirt! and gahhh i hate weekends where the whole weekend is spend doing mindless boring things like food shopping!

    Steffys Pros and Cons

  19. Jennifer June 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Sounds like a really amazing weekend!

    xo Jennifer

  20. Samira June 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    super cute your skirt!!! love it!!!!

  21. June June 5, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Funny, the polka dot dress is the same Joanna Goddard from A Cup of Jo was wearing last week:
    Great look!

  22. Roma June 5, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    sounds like a lovely weekend indeed erin! :)

  23. Becky Bedbug June 5, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    That skirt is mega cute!


  24. Lady à la Mode June 5, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    LOVE that skirt and that bag!


  25. Alisia June 5, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Such a cute outfit!! and i love the bass penny loafers! Perfection!

    xx, alisia e

  26. Marie June 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I love this!!! I love all pieces, really:)))absolutely fantastic!

  27. Jull Diaz June 6, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I love your tattoos! the skirt is great :)

  28. Catie June 8, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I heart wiener dogs, both in real life and in accessory form.

  29. Sweet Vintage Lady/Gladys June 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Every girl needs a polka dot outfit. Polka dots are so cute and fun! I love the shoes. I wore that style of shoes during my high school years along with my school uniform. They were so cool!

  30. Jamie Rose June 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    I’m loving this so much. Your dotted skirt is awesome and I really like it paired with the simple t-shirt. Such a pretty cardigan too.

  31. Sara June 15, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Get it girl! Love the Madewell digs.. but of course, I’m partial :)

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