family affairs fall 2013

and since i teased you all with a little preview of the family affairs fall 2013 collection, it only seems right some of my favorite looks! the latest collection is a print explosion! this is rather timely for me, since i’ve been secretly hoarding tons of prints these days in the hopes of eventually incorporating them into my outfits. the inspiration for this collection is as varied at the prints. nina was inspired by romantic and dreamy vignettes, “imagine late evening swimming when the lights come out and birds fly in slow motion. summer is over, we pack our bags with warmer but endlessly entertaining outfits.”  she also pulled heavily from film and music, citing harold and maude and the graduate, and david bowie’s hunky dory as some of her influences. you can certainly see the eclectic mix, pieces for a world traveller on an endless vacation sitting in hotel rooms between adventures soaking up tunes and watching classic films. a fairy tale i certainly wouldn’t mind living in!

photos by jade sarita arnott for family affairs fall 2013.

22 Responses to family affairs fall 2013

  1. Sarah Kyle (Lady Go Lightly) February 19, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    that cape! swoon. And the pineapple dress. My friend has an unhealthy obsession with pineapples, she would love it.

  2. Fabiola "Fab" February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I was just looking for something leopard! This collection is so awesome!

  3. Annika February 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    i’m not really a fan of leopard-print, but this post made me actually consider it! :) Cute!

    • erin (calivintage) February 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      yeah, it’s funny, i only just barely came around to the idea of wearing leopard in the past year or so. i used to think it was too garish, but now that i found a leopard coat, it’s all gonna be downhill from here, haha!

      • Annika February 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

        well, as long as it isn’t zebra, I guess ;) When it comes to prints with the actual animal on it, that’s a totally different thing, though!

  4. kelsey February 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    this is gorgeous!
    kw ladies in navy

  5. Rebecca February 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    So much goodness! Family Affairs is a perennial favourite of mine.

  6. jen ramos February 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    love all the animal print!


  7. Jennifer February 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    The drop waist polka dot dress is gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

  8. Chelsea February 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    thank you for sharing, i’m loving the prints, too! xoxo chelsea at

  9. Camille February 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Now there’s no way I’m not buying the star print dress, thank you so much for sharing these photos! I’ve been wanting to get a drop-waist dress and a star print item from Family Affairs for a while, but now I’ll be able to check both boxes with one item, can’t wait!

  10. joy February 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    cutest collection i have seen in a while.

  11. Gisela&Zoe February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    the little black 1920s inspired dress with the bow trim is calling my name…

  12. Jess from Lucille's February 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    ahhh these are all so great! I also usually shy away from leopard print, but that looks so beautiful I may have just been convinced…

  13. Lisett February 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    These looks are adorable! The first one’s my favorite! <3
    "Fashion On The Square is not a 'segment' its a LifeStyle!"

  14. DNA (designers-artists) February 20, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Falling in love with this line more and more….

  15. deniz February 20, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    I’ve met this brand thanks to your review; as always:)
    And now it’s one of my to go lists this summer in NYC:)

  16. Marguerite February 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I really appreciate the integration of different patterns and colours. Very cool.

  17. hannah February 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    all those delicious prints!

  18. Manda February 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh that second look with the plaid jacket and red shoes… Swoon.

  19. Keeley March 3, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Any inside info on when pieces from this collection will be available to buy? I love those woven fabrics, and the outfit with the leopard dress and plaid jacket is amazing.

    • erin (calivintage) March 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

      yep, they’ll be available this fall! i will make sure to share when they come out!

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