jitter bug

calivintage: a bug

strolling through the neighborhood after work, i’ve begun to notice that the days are getting shorter! the evening hours are no longer drenched with sunlight, and pretty soon i’ll be watching the sun set as i drive across the bridge on my way home after work. but it’s still not too late to wear my silly bug print summer dress as we run up the hills behind our house chasing after the last of the light.

dusen dusen bug print silk dress | lace crop top courtesy of tulle | vintage salvatore ferragamo vara | j.crew edie purse 

calivintage: a bug
calivintage: a bug
calivintage: a bug
calivintage: a bug
calivintage: a bug

31 Responses to jitter bug

  1. Vintage Betties August 22, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    I love this outfit.

  2. Fabiola "Fab" August 22, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Love the print and how you style it! Beautiful!

  3. Monique August 22, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Oh gosh this dress is so cute. I love that you paired it with the lace top. It adds nice texture.

  4. Serena August 22, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Lovely skirt!

  5. Becky Bedbug August 22, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    This is so adorable! I love the layering you have going on.


  6. Sophia August 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Absolutely love this outfit! What a cute print.

  7. tiffany. August 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    LOVE those bugs and love the lace top over it too!


  8. Lady à la Mode August 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    That dress could not be ANY cuter!! love that you are wearing a blue lace cropped top over it!


  9. Jamie Rose August 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I just love your bug print dress. It’s such a unique, fun print! That lace crop top looks wonderful layered over it. Everything about this is so cute!

  10. Victoria / Justice Pirate August 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I feel a little itchy just looking at the bugs on this dress (but I don’t mind bugs too much). haha. This is really cute and I like the top for it too. How cute your flats are.

    • erin (calivintage) August 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      oh, i used to be deathly afraid of bugs when i was a little kid! i didn’t even think about the fact that i may have been giving passersby the creepy crawlies, haha!

  11. Naomi August 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I love your idea of pairing a crop top with the dress. I see so many nice tops, but they’re always sheer and in need of a tank top underneath (which I don’t like doing), but this is a great way to wear them. Stealing this styling idea. :)

    Cute outfit!

    • erin (calivintage) August 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      oh thank you! it’s also a nice solution if you don’t feel like wearing something sleeveless. sometimes i find sleeveless dresses can be a little less than flattering on me and adding a thin cardigan sometimes just doesn’t do it for me!

  12. Jennifer August 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    You are too cute!

    xo Jennifer

  13. Kate August 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Love your cute style. I’m selling this gorgeous top check it out

  14. Samira August 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Girl! you wear the cutest outfit!! love your style!

  15. ellen August 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    so awesome to see you in this dress! love your style, this is a fantastic complement :). send me a message if you ever want to get in touch! i’d love to have you over to my studio if you’re ever in nyc.

  16. Little Red Book August 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Love that skirt!

  17. monkeyshines August 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    adorable top!


  18. Sweet Harvest Moon August 23, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Days really are getting shorter!

    Cute skirt!

  19. Kansas Couture August 23, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    I’m such a sucker for bugs! I adore that quirky print, and it looks so sweet with the lace top. :)

  20. Alexa Y. August 23, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I think the print of your dress is awesome, but what I really love is your bag – so pretty!

  21. Story Tellers Vintage August 23, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I’ve noticed the change here in the foothills too! Our nights are now chilly and the days aren’t as hot…love the dress :)

  22. emily August 23, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    oh man i have a dress in the same print!! different style dress, but deff the same print. i cant really read the tag though, weird block lettering and so i wasent really sure of who it was by since i got it at beacons!

  23. Meghan August 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    I adore this dress!! buggin’

    Meghan, The Flight of Fancy

  24. Gazel M. August 25, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    love the pop of red that the bag provides in this outfit. its so simple and i love it like that~

  25. Gracie August 26, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    I love the Edie bag, I really want the yellow one

  26. Some Like it Vintage August 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    That is just adorable!

  27. mariebayarea August 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    I adore the little bugs. Quirky and lovely.


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