ollie ella baskets

i often say that around our house, we never seem to have enough baskets. adam goes to a montessori school, so we try to model some of that at home, which usually requires a ridiculous amount of baskets. the nice part is that all of his toys and activities look so cute all lined up on the shelves in little baskets. it’s the perfect storage solution!

this also means that i’m always picking up more and more baskets because you never know when you’ll need more! needless to say, i got pretty excited when i learned about olli ella! in particular, their new kids baskets, which are pretty much the cutest thing ever, regardless of whether or not you do the whole montessori thing. they have a cute wheeled luggy basket that comes in a number of different colors in both kids and adult sizes. then there’s the adorable piki picnic basket, which i think we might need to use as adam’s lunch box! and their latest, the minichari bag, a little handbag that doubles as a bike basket!

not only that, but they have tons of other baskets on the site, for adults and for around the home. so you really should go check it out!



 

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simple summer

there probably aren’t too many people who will agree with me on this one, but i think the summer might be my favorite time of year. i probably complain too much about the heat, but i live for bbqs, chips and salsa, ice cream, and beer haha. i haven’t had a summer vacation in ages, but i still feel like celebrating all of the time. lately, i’m always stopping in for milkshakes at the local burger joint. and i’ve been doing a lot of weekend taco parties with a few too many margaritas. and getting dressed is so easy. you can’t really wear too much because it’s too darn hot, which is kind of liberating. i mentioned lots of white tops and blue jeans in my post yesterday– well here it is! my summer uniform. although i have to say, these intentionally blank crystal heels in blood orange are kinda stealing the show. the perfect pop of color, as they say in the fashion industry.

wearing:
vintage blouse
steven alan bryce sunglasses in peach crystal
rachel comey slim legion jeans <—get $20 off your first order when you sign up with this link!
intentionally blank crystal heels in blood orange
doen market carry all basket


 

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lo & sons

when it comes to clothes, i feel like i pretty much know my taste. i know what i like and what i don’t like, and i tend to have a pretty intentional wardrobe with clothes that are classic, versatile, and a little bit interesting. i have a formula that works for me, and i’m pretty happy with it. but when it comes to handbags, i’ve been having the hardest time figuring out what i really want. i guess that probably seems silly, but i can never seem to commit to any particular style, so i’ve been putting off buying a new handbag for ages, and just stick with the same old, same old. so i was really thankful when lo & sons helped pull me out of my rut with this new handbag. designed with travel in mind, they created a small handbag that can be worn four different ways to suit your many different needs: as a classic crossbody, a shoulder bag, a clutch, or a belt bag.

pretty much perfect for my indecisiveness about handbags, don’t you think? i particularly like wearing is as a crossbody or belt bag, but you can see all of the different iterations in the photos. and it comes in black with gold or silver-toned hardware, grey, and sienna leather as seen in my photos.

shop the waverley now!

wearing:
the waverley convertible leather crossbody & belt bag courtesy of lo & sons
power of my people linen shirt
jesse kamm pants in cunningham blue (this color has sold out, but them come in lots of other shades)
mari giudicelli leblon mules
steven alan bryce sunglasses in peach crystal




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seeing double

calivintage + hackwith design house hdh basics plus

it’s been a little while, but my sister erica is finally making another appearance on the blog! it took a bit of coercing on my part, but i was really excited to do this shoot with her to talk about hackwith design housethey recently updated their hdh basics line to include even more of their classic styles in a larger range of sizes from xs to 4x. a common complaint that my sister has is that plus sized clothing offerings aren’t the same as the cute stuff you find in straight sizes. i know it’s not easy, but if more brands would hire multiple fit models, they could scale their sizing up or down to fit a broader range of people, so that everyone can enjoy the same garments instead of being relegated to only one section of a shop.

case in point: we were both able to get this easy wide leg jumper and be twinsies haha. no, we don’t match like this every day, but it is great that no matter who asks us where we got our jumpsuit, we know that they can go online and find it in their size. and that’s exactly how it should be!

i’m wearing: hackwith design house wide leg jumper, vintage blouse, vintage handbag, maryam nassir zadeh sophie sandals, steven alan bryce sunglasses in peach crystal

erica is wearing: hackwith design house wide leg jumpereasy kimono in white, pons avarcas, clare v. petite kenya bagg-star raw caramel crystalline sunglasses

calivintage + hackwith design house hdh basics plus
calivintage + hackwith design house hdh basics plus
calivintage + hackwith design house hdh basics plus
calivintage + hackwith design house hdh basics plus

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someware goods giveaway!

two exciting things today: 1. i’m sharing another little peek at the progress i’ve made on my patio, and 2. i’m giving away one of these beautiful hammocks from someware! if you’re not familiar, they’re an online shop based in los angeles featuring beautifully curated items for the home, handcrafted by artisans and designers from around the world. in addition to paying fair wages for these expertley crafted handmade goods, they also donate a portion of profits to live simply 4 peru.

i’ve been a fan of the shop for quite a while because they have such a great selection of woven baskets and beautiful textiles. this hammock was the perfect addition to the patio as i continue to spruce things up in our little outdoor living area. the hammocks have since sold out, but someware set one aside specifically for one lucky winner of our giveaway!

to enter, visit this post on instagram!

and get 20% off your purchase at someware with code ‘calivintage’ now through sunday, july 23rd!



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mom and me

calivintage - mom and me

ok so i know this is a polarizing topic. love it or hate it, but cue your best zoolander impression because according to pinterest, the “mom and me” trend is so hot right now. and while it may sometimes be cringe-inducing, i challenge you to resist the urge! back when adam was a teeny tiny thing, we often ended up in matching outfits by accident, but even i couldn’t help but get dressed up in our very best motherboy ensemble. he’s grown quite a bit since then, so while you may not find us matching quite so literally any more, we still occasionally step out in tastefully coordinated outfits like these.

i’ve also included some of the very top “mom and me” pins trending on pinterest right now, along with plenty more of my favorite mom style pins in the board below!

calivintage - mom and me

calivintage - mom and me
calivintage - mom and me style
calivintage - mom and me

i’m wearing:
curator theo dress
steven alan bryce sunglasses in peach crystal
saltwater classic slides
lo & sons bag

adam is wearing:
misha & puff boardwalk t-shirt
soor ploom scout shorts
saltwater sun-san sailor sandals
fairends waxed canvas camp cap

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summer whites

calivintage + margu

we’re stepping into a heat wave over here. a 107 degree high in the middle of june. it’s kind of a bummer, but it’s the perfect time for me to throw on my new matching set by margu! it’s made of a breezy cotton silk blend with a subtle woven stripe, and i can’t think of anything better to wear in such hot weather. and you know how much i love a good matching set. wear together, mix and match. i have a feeling that i’ll be getting a lot of use out of both of these pieces for the rest of the season.

if you aren’t familiar with margu, she makes the best selection of feminine, vintage-inspired womenswear! based in fayetteville, arkansas, designer emily delong designs, cuts, and sews each garment by hand using sustainably-sourced natural textiles. she makes  an especially perfect fit and flare dress in a bunch of different fabrics and colors in addition to easy separates and a wrap dress that i can’t get out of my mind!

shop margu

wearing:
margu regatta top and sawyer pants
maryam nassir zadeh palma low
steven alan bryce sunglasses in peach crystal
natalie joy arc + line earrings
only child cardiff work coat
vintage woven handbag

calivintage + margu

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enter to win $250 to curator sf!

calivintage + curator sf

since becoming a mother, i get a lot of questions from people about how to dress post-baby. having a kid can really affect your wardrobe, particularly if you’re breastfeeding. the solution is usually to wear jeans and a t-shirt or some other simple combination, so you can pull up your shirt to feed the baby. but sometimes, i really miss wearing a dress! the new uma dress by curator is the perfect solution. what i love is that it isn’t exclusively a “maternity” or “nursing” garment– anyone can wear it. it’s just a really comfy caftan style dress with a hidden zipper up the front. perfect for before, during, and after pregnancy. a versatile dress that meets a lot of needs for a lot of different people. and it comes with a self belt, which i wore a few different ways in the photos, making it even more fun to play around with.

and so, for all you mamas and mamas-to-be, we’ve decided to give away $250 to curator! so you can pick this or anything else from the shop! everything is designed, cut, and sewn in the bay area. and they have a ton of comfortable, wearable clothes to choose from!

to enter, visit this instagram post! and get 20% off your order with code “calivintage” now through june 14!

wearing:
uma dress courtesy of curator
metronome earrings courtesy of curator
maryam nassir zadeh palma low sandals (<– get $20 off your first order at garmentory with my link)
vintage woven handbag
garrett leight wilson sunglasses

calivintage + curator sf
calivintage + curator sf
calivintage + curator sf
calivintage + curator sf
calivintage + curator sf

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talking montessori with noble carriage

noble carriage interview with calivintage

wanted to stop in today to share that i was interviewed for the noble carriage blog and talked about how we do montessori at home. it’s a bit of a departure from my usual outfit posts and home decor posts, which was a little scary for me at first, but i’m really glad with how the photos came out and i hope you enjoy getting a little glimpse into our daily lives. of course toddler tantrums have been edited out, but other than that, it’s a pretty accurate picture of how we live.

my very talented neighbor yvette came over to shoot the photos, so i decided to share some of my favorite images (including a few that didn’t make the cut), but you should definitely head on over to the blog to read the interview and see the full feature!

noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage
noble carriage interview with calivintage

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summer nostalgia with wrangler

calivintage x wrangler

it’s been a few years now since i’ve been back in southern california where i grew up as a kid. and for the first time since i’ve gotten back, i’m finally starting to head out to explore and rediscover some of the beauty out here. it’s easy to get distracted by day-to-day life and forget that i live pretty close to all sorts of fun adventures: i’m a quick drive from the historic route 66, the iconic dinosaurs at cabazon (and hadley’s date shakes!), and a massive expanse of desert including palm springs, joshua tree, the salton sea… so when i feel the urge to get away, it’s just a quick drive down the highway for a major dose of nostalgia and summer fun.

so i headed out this weekend for a little bit of exploration in my new wrangler denim. i’ve partnered with them on the launch of their limited release collection to celebrate their 70th anniversary with styles inspired by designs from the archives. i picked up this classic pair of women’s 70th anniversary flare jeans with a retro screen print tee and cropped denim jacket and felt like i was in a vintage picture postcard stomping through the desert in my 1970s getup. but this is not a drill: these pieces are only available in very limited quantities, and they will sell out fast!

if you’re someone who loves vintage as much as i do, then you know how hard it can be to find the perfect pair of vintage jeans. i feel like i’m always searching, so i get super excited when an iconic brand like wrangler decides to give us a little peek into their archives. i often fantasize about being able to just walk through the vintage vaults of a brand like wrangler just to pick and choose all of my favorite styles from decades past. so of course, i’m pretty excited about this huge 70th anniversary celebration with more limited releases expected throughout the year.

so don’t miss out. shop the wrangler 70th anniversary release and sign-up for email alerts when more of their upcoming limited releases roll out!

calivintage x wrangler
calivintage x wrangler
calivintage x wrangler
calivintage x wrangler

this post is sponsored by wrangler. all opinions expressed are my own.

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