the joy is in the details

calivintage + cath kidston

The holidays are upon us, and while I’ve resolved to hit the ground running in preparation for the season, I know it won’t do me any good if I can’t also remember to slow down and take the time to enjoy the little things. One such detail that has really been helping me to be more mindful and to stay in the present are my morning walks with Adam. Our tradition began when he was just a baby. I would wake up the in the morning, get us both dressed up for the day, and head out on a stroll to the neighborhood coffee shop. Even if there was nothing else to do for the day, it was this little routine that really helped me to feel alive and ready to tackle my day.

Fast forward a few years and my little guy is nearly 4-years-old! What was just a simple morning routine has now grown and blossomed into something even more special than I could have imagined. Adam is no longer nestled in his baby carrier, but walking right beside me. When we get to the coffee shop, he holds the door open for me, and picks out a carton of milk from the refrigerator all by himself. We walk at his pace, stopping to pick dandelions or splash in puddles. And in those moments, he teaches me so much about slowing down and looking at the world through those wide eyes of a child. All with just a simple morning walk through the neighborhood.

And this season, we’ve partnered with the iconic brand, Cath Kidston, to share all of the joy in those precious details. I was so excited when they first contacted me because I still remember the brand from when I was a kid in the ’90s! They first launched in 1993 with a small shop in West London, selling car boot finds and vintage fabrics before Cath began designing and producing her own prints and products. They have since grown into a renowned brand available across the globe. I can still remember going with my mom to the local fabric shop and falling in love with those playful, vintage-inspired prints on oil cloth and cotton. So of course, I’ve been hit with a wave of nostalgia picking out matching outfits for me and Adam, with their cheerful details and modern vintage design. And I’m so excited to continue to share even more of our favorite details from The Home of Modern Vintage throughout the holiday season!

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Adam is wearing: Marching Band Breton Stripe Boy Long Sleeve T-shirt, Mono Guards Boys Jeans, Guards Kids Watch

I’m wearing: Oil Painted Posy Dress, Tweed Coat, Medium Leather Duo Cross Body Bag (with a vintage beret and vintage boots)

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calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston
calivintage + cath kidston

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blluemade giveaway!

calivintage + blluemade

as i’m sure you’ve noticed by now, i’m a big fan of linen. over the years this sturdy, breathable, and sustainable textile has taken over my closet. and one brand who knows how to do linen right is blluemade. this brooklyn-based brand has quickly become a favorite thanks to their dedication to quality and craftsmanship. they don’t have a huge selection, but what they do, they do right. this dress was one of their first designs and it has become a classic for good reason. the weight of the linen means it can be worn for all seasons, and the simple shape is versatile enough to be worn alone or as a tunic with jeans, or layered over a cozy sweater. you can really achieve just about any look you’re going for with this! and today, we’re offering you a chance to win any one item from the shop!

visit this post on instagram to enter for a chance to win any one item from blluemade!

and get 20% off with code CALIVINTAGE20 now through friday, september 29!

calivintage + blluemade
calivintage + blluemade
calivintage + blluemade
calivintage + blluemade
calivintage + blluemade

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enter to win a jumpsuit from lindsay robinson!

calivintage x robinson jumpsuit

a couple of years ago, i found this really incredible pair of vintage coveralls. i loved them. i wore them a ton. and then, in some sort of kondo-induced blackout, i sold them. mistakes were made. i always regretted it.

fast forward a couple of years and i have finally found the perfect replacement: the beryl jumpsuit by san francisco-based designer lindsay robinson. she is a textile designer with a background in traditional dyeing and weaving, so you already know that i’m going to tell you that’s it’s made of an amazing 100% cotton washed japanese twill that you will love. these days, textiles are one of the first things i look at when picking out my clothes. i need something that is sturdy and washable, but still comfortable and easy to wear. this jumpsuit ticks all those boxes, in addition to being a great option for new moms because it’s a one piece that you can just literally throw on without another thought, and it’s got a button front so you can breastfeed on the sly. i went for the natural fabric, but it also comes in a blush pink and a stunning indigo blue. oh, and did i mention they’re made in california? interested?

we’re giving away a beryl jumpsuit to one lucky winner! simple head on over to this instagram post to enter!

wearing:
linsday robinson beryl jumpsuit
clyde wide brim pinch hat in angora
maryam nassir zadeh roberta heels in navy suede
vintage handbag


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esby pre-fall

calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall

despite the incredibly hot and humid weather we’ve been having lately, i’m still kind of grasping-on to these last few days of summer. luckily for me, the esby apparel pre-fall collection is helping me ease into the new season with these beautiful new clothes. the rose top and lucia seamed ankle pant was the uniform of choice for a bit of adventuring in a nearby park with my two very talented neighbors, melissa and yvette. the top is made of a beautifully textured cotton with a deep v that can be worn front or back, and the pants are a classic cotton canvas with the perfect high rise and relaxed, wide leg. they’re such classic wardrobe staples that compliment just about any wardrobe and they come in a variety of different colors to suit any taste.

in fact, we aren’t the only ones sporting this exact combination! we teamed-up with an entire crew of talented women to share a few more variations on the theme! you can hop on over to see geneva wearing the tomato top with the deep v in front. or paige, who’s styled an all camel look for her outfit.

i certainly have plans to style these in many more ways as the weather cools off, but for now, i’m just going to stare wistfully at these dreamy photos and soak up this quickly fading summer sun.

photography by yvette.

calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall

calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall
calivintage - esby apparel pre-fall

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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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