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garmentory giveaway!

calivintage + garmentory

as i’m sure you’ve noticed with a few of my latest posts, i’ve recently become obsessed with garmentory. if you aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a marketplace for emerging and contemporary independent boutiques and designers. they carry almost all of my favorite brands. case in point: you can shop practically everything i’m wearing in this outfit directly from the site. i like it because it’s basically a one-stop shop for pretty much anything i’m looking for, and i’m able to save things into a favorites list so i can easily find them later. i love shopping independent boutiques, but it’s hard to keep track of them all! garmentory makes it easy for me to shop ethical and to shop small.

enter to win $100 to garmentory here

so of course today i am very pleased to announce that i’ve teamed up with garmentory for a $100 giveaway! and if you’re new to the site, you can use my link to get $20 off your first purchase, too! win-win.

get $20 off your first purchase at garmentory here

wearing:
lauren winter wraparound top
jesse kamm sailor pants in iron oxide
sylvain le hen xs barrette in gold
young frankk orb cuff

calivintage + garmentory
calivintage + garementory
calivintage + garmentory
calivintage + garmentory

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esby apparel spring 2017

calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017

it’s officially spring, and i’m already falling behind on sharing all of my favorite spring collections! as you know, i’ve been a really big fan of esby apparel for several seasons running, and their latest spring 2017 collection is high on my list of favorites. this austin-based brand was founded in 2014 by stephanie beard, and has continued to grow, with a selection of garments made in the usa using quality fabrics and thoughtful design. i’ve picked up two of their best-selling jumpsuits and they are easily some of my favorite pieces. everything is designed with ease and comfort in mind, without ever being boring. they experiment with shapes like cropped tops and wide legs, long dusters and versatile dresses. everything can be washed and worn from season to season, so you never feel like you’ve invested in something that will go out of style. you can shop their online store, or you can use my link below:

use my link to shop esby apparel on garmentory and receive $20 off your first order!

calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017
calivintage - esby apparel spring 2017

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found company giveaway!

calivintage + found company

we’re in the middle of a heat wave in the winter, and while i know i should concerned because global warming is real, it’s hard not to enjoy such pleasant weather after so many cold, rainy days this season! and spring really is right around the corner. when i first picked up this jumpsuit, it was still too cold to wear it. so of course i was so happy when i could finally throw it on with a pair of heels and run outside to soak up some some. it is so perfectly summery, and so easy to wear. definitely part of the “mom uniform” in terms of comfort and functionality. and the washed denim fabric is insanely soft. softer than i ever would have guessed just looking at the product photos.

oh, and for those of you who are afraid to wear white, there is no secret behind keeping it clean. i just think of my white clothes as a painters uniform or a utility coverall– i find a nice sturdy fabric and just wear it and let it get dirty and stained. to me, it adds character. much like a leather bag or a pair of worn-in sneakers– or a marble countertop.

but enough of my rambling and on to the good stuff: i’m hosting a giveaway with my friends at found company! you can enter here for a chance to win a $250 store credit towards anything in the shop! it’s a small, woman-run business stocking some of my favorite women’s wear and kids clothing brands, including vintage and men’s clothes, too!

enter to win $250 here.

 

calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company
calivintage + found company

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lauren winter spring 2017

calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017

spring is in the air and i’m looking at the latest lauren winter collection for inspiration. this season, she’s introduced the most beautiful shades of rose and peach, in addition to her classic japanese indigo double gauze cotton and neutral shades of hemp and linen. i love the philosophy behind the brand– that clothes should be comfortable while still being interesting. and of course, sustainability is a big part of their ethos. in addition to sourcing fair-trade textiles, they also use sustainable fibers like hemp, organic cotton, and linen to offset their carbon footprint. even the packaging is 100% recycled.

but all of that aside, the collection alone is absolutely beautiful. you know how much i love a good jumpsuit, so it’s probably no surprise that i’m dying over the rose-colored cove jumpsuit, inspired by 1930s beach attire complete with a rope tie waist. it is definitely very close to the top of my spring wishlist. or if you want something a bit less flashy, the cove top is just lovely.

you can shop lauren winter at garmentory. if you follow my link, you’ll get $20 off your first order!

calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017
calivintage - lauren winter spring 2017

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the plunge

calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra

if you’ve followed my blog for a long time, then one thing you may have noticed about me is that i hardly ever wear something low cut. it’s funny, because i think a lot of people assume it has something to do with modesty. but if i may be frank, it’s because i have really big boobs. my size fluctuates a bit, but i’m currently fitting into a 32F. and i know this probably sounds like sacrilege, but to be completely honest, i do not love it. and i am forever envious of my smaller busted friends who talk about the liberation of going braless– and wearing all sorts of revealing clothes while doing so. unfortunately for me, that is literally not possible– especially because i’m still breastfeeding, but also because it is not a comfortable (or socially acceptable) option for those of us who are naturally very well-endowed.

i tend to wear full-coverage bras with lots of support to hold me in place, to push everything upwards and inwards– and out of sight. it’s never particularly bothered me because in many ways, it’s just how i feel more comfortable. but lately, i’ve been itching for a change. maybe it’s because i’ve gotten older. or maybe it’s because i’ve had two kids and i just don’t feel the same way about my body as i used to. maybe it’s the patriarchy getting me down, but what they heck? why not show a little more skin every once in a while?

so this season, i challenged myself to try some new clothes. i picked out a few new things for spring, including this reversible tank top with a deep v that can be worn in front or in back. i thought i would just wear the v in the back, but then i discovered the new thirdlove perfect contour plunge bra.  i often choose clothes with more coverage to avoid showing any lace or straps, but if you’re wearing the right bra, who’s to say it’s such a bad thing to get a little peek of an elegant detail? the perfect contour plunge has an elegant sheer mesh overlay along the front, and most importantly, it is made with super-soft memory foam cups that provides a very natural lift that is universally flattering, even for someone with an F cup like me. it is very soft and comfortable, while still actually providing support. and dare i say, i might be liking it even better than my usual full coverage bras. it’s given me the freedom to change things up with my wardrobe, and it’s made me realize that there are other ways to be comfortable in a bra that don’t involve always being covered up!

shop third love and find the perfect bra for your body. use the fit finder and try before you buy!

calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra
calivintage - third love perfect contour plunge bra

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lacausa jumpsuit

calivintage + lacausa

at this point, i think it’s safe to say that the jumpsuit is probably the most important item in my wardrobe. once upon a time, i only wore vintage dresses. but over time, they’ve become the less practical choice for a host of different reasons. with a jumpsuit, you get the ease of a dress with the practicality of a pair of pants. i’m especially into the lacausa santi jumpsuit because when you’re just casually standing there, it looks like a dress, but as you start to walk, the silky fabric floats around revealing this special little detail. which may sound silly in writing, but it really is delightful.

and once again, i am stunning you all with my color choice haha. no blue in this outfit at all, and i’m feeling pretty good about it. i think this might be a turning point for me. perhaps it’s finally time for me to experiment with more colors this year. i’ve been dreaming about shades of green and apricot and lavender…

wearing:
han starnes short sleeve jersey top
lacausa santi jumpsuit (it comes in several different colorways!)
mari giudicelli leblon mules
clare v. petit kenya bag

calivintage - lacausa jumpsuit

calivintage = lacausa jumpsuit
calivintage - lacausa jumpsuit
calivintage - lacausa jumpsuit

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blluemade

calivintage + blluemade

i’m sure by now you know all about my dedication to linen. over the past several years, it has become a prominent textile in my wardrobe for a number of reasons. for starters, it’s a much more sustainable material than cotton because it requires far less pesticides to be grown. it also gets softer with each wash, and is incredible comfortable and breathable. it’s typically considered a summer material, but it comes in all different weights, making it a practical choice for all seasons, especially if you live in california.

which brings me to blluemade. just launched earlier in 2016, the brand sources high-quality linen from belgium, and designs and manufactures all of their garments here in the united states. the husband and wife team behind the brand both come from backgrounds in art history and philosophy, and they’ve joined forces to create such an elegant and timeless collection. they are both huge fans of indigo, and are inspired by vintage workwear, which are two things i absolutely love. so of course you know i’m a huge fan. i’m wearing their modern smock shirt and wrap skirt, which look great together, but are also really fun to mix and match with your existing wardrobe.

the best part is that everything on the site is currently 30% off with code ‘FEB30’ from now until the end of february! after that, these pieces won’t be back, so hop to it while the deal is still on!

wearing:
blluemade black modern smock shirt
jesse kamm sailor pants in salt white
mari giudicelli leblon mules
guatemalan hat
clare v. petit kenya bag

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

wearing:
han starnes long sleeve jersey top
blluemade black linen wrap skirt
marais usa jardin heels in blue
guatemalan hat
clare v. petit kenya bag

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lacausa

calivintage + lacausa clothing

can you believe it? i’m not wearing blue! i always always always fall back on my trusty blues, so i’m feeling rather proud of myself for wearing a different color haha. in the past, i’ve shied away from greens out of fear that they weren’t “flattering” against my pale olive skin, but that’s just silliness. i hate the idea of avoiding things because of silly “rules.” if you like something, you should wear it. and i’ve been drawn to all sorts of different shades of green lately. perhaps this is the color of the year somehow sneaking an influence on me? or perhaps it’s because i just desperately need to break free from my endless stream of blues?

anyway, if you’re really worried that a color won’t work for you, just keep it away from your face and/or try some lipstick or blush to balance it out. i did both of those things with this outfit. you can barely tell, but i’m wearing a peachy shade of lipstick from my new make beauty celeste e verde palette. that and the peachy sunglasses seems to do the trick!

the t-shirt and the pants are from lacausa clothing. in spanish, lacausa means “the cause” and this la-based brand has made sustainability and ethical conditions their cause. they carefully select fabrics for both ease and comfort, without losing sight of their ethical stance within the industry. and they’re totally affordable! sometimes it seems that these things don’t go hand in hand, but they do at lacausa! you can select from more timeless basics like what i’m wearing today, or you can pick something a bit more bold, all without having to save up a months worth of wages just to buy it.

wearing:
lacausa vintage frank top and isabelle trousers
steven alan bryce suglasses in peach crystal
make beauty celeste e verde palette
mari giudicelli leblon mules
vintage sweater

calivintage + lacausa clothing
calivintage + lacausa clothing
calivintage + lacausa clothing

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winter water factory spring 2017

calivintage + winter water factory

whoa how did that happen? it’s suddenly spring around these parts! since moving back to southern california, i’m still surprised by how quickly the cool weather fades away and we get right back into warmer days. and of course it was the perfect opportunity for us to slip into our new winter water factory spring 2017 clothes. it’s funny, i used to make a lot of jokes about my matching “motherboy” outfits with adam, but i think this is the first time i’ve worn a matching outfit with ed! of course, she steals the show in her tiny summer romper. but if you’re a fan of their iconic kid’s prints, then you will be happy to know that they recently started making women’s sizes, too. i’m wearing one of their newest t-shirt dress prints that just came out today, but they also have several other dress styles and prints to choose from as well. what’s more, all of their clothes are certified organic cotton and made in the usa.

shop winterwater factory here. or get edie’s adorable petite soul ladybug bonnet here.

calivintage + winter water factory
calivintage + winter water factory
calivintage + winter water factory
calivintage + winter water factory
calivintage + winter water factory

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baby backpack

calivintage + leader bag co.

remember in the ’90s when baby backpacks were all the rage? well, today i’m talking about a different kind of baby backpack. because i’ve got two babies now, and a teensy tiny backpack will no longer cut it. now i carry a backpack full of diapers, and it’s huge and fully loaded (the backpack, not the diapers– hopefully). since becoming a mother and accepting that i will indeed need to carry a diaper bag, it’s been really hard for me to find something that is both fashionable and functional. thankfully, there are a lot more brands understanding that not all parents want to carry around a puffy bag covered in cartoon characters. i mean, it’s cool if you want to, but i prefer something a bit less conspicuous.

so when i came across leader bag co., it was love at first sight. it’s my holy grail of diaper bags. and not just because it’s good looking, although that certainly helps. it was also designed by two mothers who are well aware of the organizational needs that one might have when lugging around a bag filled with baby stuff. before i got this handsome backpack, i carried around a fjallraven, which was awesome, but sorely lacking in all of the little compartments i needed to contain various diapers, wipes, toys, pacifiers, coloring books, snacks, bottles, etc. this one has tons of useful compartments, plus it’s handmade in new york city with soft leather accents and a durable cotton canvas body with a wipeable nylon interior and brass hardware. swoon. it also has padded shoulder straps and comes with two leather stroller straps. inside, there is a separate pouch that doubles as a cross-body handbag, and contains a nylon changing mat.

it’s so good looking, in fact, that even brendan is willing to carry it around. and i know some people may balk at the price tag, and i totally get that not everyone is willing or able to spend that much on a diaper bag. luckily, i also wrote this quick guide to finding a cute diaper bag, which has several more options that might suit your needs! and a little birdy told me that they will also be coming out with an all canvas style in tons of fun colors (think mustard, blues, purple) in mid to late february! so keep an eye out for those, too!

wearing:
colorant cashmere sweater
rachel comey slim legion pants
maryam nassir zadeh roberta heels
steven alan bryce sunglasses (in peach crystal, coming soon!)
young frankk orb cuff
leader bag julian julien set in natural

calivintage + leader bag co.
calivintage + leader bag co.
calivintage + leader bag co.
calivintage + leader bag co.
calivintage + leader bag co.

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