on solid ground

well, it’s a new year and i’m back at home after the holidays slowly transitioning back to my usual routine. whenever i visit my hometown of redlands, i always imagine that i’ll have all this time to snap outfit photos in from of all my favorite spots, but relaxing in the warmth of my grandmother’s home with my brother and sister, aunts and uncles, and cousins, usually lures me away from my usual antics. but i did snap these photos on the last day of the year in front of the historic a.k. smiley public library. i have many memories in this place, hudled on the marble floors flipping through books.

i’m also wearing what i can easily say is my current favorite outfit. if i could get away with it, i’d wear this every day. the little tunic is handmade out of a velvety soft fine wale corduroy, and it matches so perfectly with the embroidered details of this vintage blouse. and the pièce de résistance is my new carven coat which i scored on super sale as a little christmas gift to myself. it has quickly put all of my other coats to shame.

wearing: elizabeth tunic courtesy of wayward daughter, vintage blouse, carven double-breasted tweed coat, tabio 110 denier tights in navy, vintage salvatore ferragamo vara pumps in navy, orla kiely gold sparkle leather holly bag,  ysl rouge pur couture glossy stain in rouge laque

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26 Responses to on solid ground

  1. marie January 2, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Comfy and sweet, I would want to wear it everyday too.

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  2. Orchid Grey January 2, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Erin, these photos are absolutely beautiful! Your location contrasts perfectly with your outfit, which is lovely as always. And that dress looks like the comfiest thing ever!

  3. Dani January 2, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Love that outfit so much! I would wear it everyday too.


  4. Crystal January 2, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    super cute outfit. I’m in love with your Carven coat! What a treasure!

  5. Jennifer January 2, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Happy 2013!

    xo Jennifer


  6. Claudia January 2, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Very nice pics.
    Kisses from Italy.


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  7. kennedy January 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    that little red bow is the perfect touch to this outfit!

  8. avalonne hall January 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Happy New Year, Erin! I love this outfit! It’s simple and chic, it’s just perfection! :)

    • erin (calivintage) January 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      thank you, lady! it’s good to hear from you. hope you’re doing well!

  9. Naomi A January 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Smiley Library? The name makes me happy! Happy New Year dear~

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  10. Judy January 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    This is such a perfect little dress, and the coat is beautiful. I think the library background is perfect for the outfit, plus the library is very, very nice. I guess that makes the bad smell easier to bear.

  11. Krista January 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Love the coat – so cute yet refined!


  12. Rona January 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Love it! :)

  13. Anna January 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    That little red bow just adds that special little touch to this ensemble. Once again, such impeccable taste, Erin. You look lovely! Happy New Year!

  14. Jo - Lost in the Haze January 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    I love seeing a peek into where you’re from Erin! <3 and the architecture on the library is beautiful – as is the Wayward Daughter dress. Cait is a genius!

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  15. joy January 3, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    this is awesome. you look fantastic.

  16. Bianca January 3, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    I would wear that outfit everyday if I could too. Ive recently starting shopping at discount uniform stores. I’ve literally been the same height and around the same size since 5th grade …sooo…..:/

  17. Sweet Harvest Moon January 4, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Happy new year!

    Beautiful coat!

  18. Chandra January 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I love that library! I believe it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places…

  19. anastasia January 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    hi erin,
    i’m from florence and i really love vintage style, that’s why i woud like you visiting the blog i have just opened, so if you want and if you can find the time, i could ask you some suggetion about it. i hope to meet you in florence for pitti event in the next days.
    thank you very much,



  20. Rachel // Mousevox January 8, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    You, of course, look darling as can be, but I can’t get over how lush and green the landscape is. Beautiful!

  21. mariebayarea January 17, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    what an awesome outfit. you’re my favorite mod gal.

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