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ENDED enter to win a dress from mrs. pomeranz!

after sharing the lookbook yesterday, i am excited to announce my latest giveaway courtesy of mrs. pomeranz! and if you’re a 1950s aficionado, then you’re going to love this collection. each piece is hand-made with incredible attention to detail and construction in ladylike silhouettes and classic designs. i know i’ve been all about 1960s styles these days, but i can never resist a classic 50s shape. the designer was kind enough to send me the summer meadow dress (illustrated by masha karpushina), and the moment i slipped it on, i felt as though i was being transported into one of my favorite vintage films. i know i don’t compare in the least, but i will sheepishly admit that i was trying to conjure up my best audrey hepburn vibes in my heidi braids and ballet flats. i just felt so proper and elegant, yet still youthful and carefree in this ladylike design. and today we’d like to offer you the chance to win your own ready-to-wear dress from the spring collection!

to enter: simply visit mrs. pomeranz and tell us which dress is your absolute favorite.

the fine print: this giveaway is open to international readers, so anyone can enter. only one entry per person. the winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after tuesday, april 23.

mrs. pomeranz would also like to offer you 10% off any ready-to-wear dress in her dawanda shop and 7% off any custom-made design in her etsy shop using code “calivintage” now through april 23!




vintage festival fashion

there’s been plenty of talk about coachella and the season of summer music festivals lately. while i don’t have plans to attend anything besides our local outside lands fest in san francisco this august, i still enjoy searching through photo archives trying to get a glimpse at what those first festivals in the 1960′s must have been like. there were no street style photographers lurking about looking for fashionable ladies in cut off shorts and flower headbands, but there certainly was some pretty impeccable style worn by the popular musicians of the time. this is only a small selection and i know i’m leaving out a ton of people, but i thought i’d share some of the inspiration i collected while pulling together my first regular column for polyvore. each month, i’ll be finding a vintage photograph and recreating the look with modern pieces, so head on over to polyvore and check it out!

above: joan baez with her sisters pauline and mimi photographed by jim marshall.

calivintage Recreates the Classics: Summer Music Festivals

leonard cohen and joni mitchell at newport folk festival, 1965.

marianne faithfull.

bob dylan, donovan, and mary travers at the newport folk festival, july 1965.

grace slick and spencer dryden, 1967.





still slowly easing my way back into the real world post vacation. things are crazy busy with life plans, work, blogging, etc. instead of boring you with the details, i’ll just share this quick snapshot of my loeffler randall starla sandals on the beach, so while i dive in to my mountain of work, i’ll have beachy scenes floating around in the back of my mind…



enter to win a parker barker for lime ricki swimsuit!

today i’m excited to share with you my latest giveaway courtesy of parker barker for lime ricki! if you haven’t already seen the collection, it’s an adorable swimwear collaboration designed by fit graduate hayley parker-barker, inspired by the beverly hills hotel and vintage photos from the 60s and 70s. i wore my seberg suit while on my trip to hawaii, but there is a selection of several more suits to choose from.

to enter, simply visit lime ricki and tell use which parker barker swimsuit is your absolute favorite in the comment section below.

only one entry per person. this giveaway is open to international readers, so anyone can enter. winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after monday, april 8.


and don’t forget our discount code!  limericki is also offering you 15% off any item from the parker barker collection with code “calivintage” now through april 10!




kauai kitsch

traveling to such a tropical vacation locale like hawaii has many perks: the weather is amazing, the landscape is lush and wild, and you get to pull out all of your most garish clothes to wear unashamedly while lounging poolside drinking mai tai’s. just before i left for my trip, i made a bold step and bought my first hawaiian print dress. much the way i once thought leopard print was too overdone, i’ve always avoided cliche hawaiian prints in favor of more subtle fare. but if there is any time to let go of silly rules, it’s when you’re on vacation in hawaii. so this is my tourist outfit, complete with all of the kitschy themes i could think of: straw baseball cap (a visor would have been pretty awesome, too), bold tropical print, clear plastic espadrilles, and a shade of occ lip tar aptly named ‘grandma.’

wearing: whit silk canopy dress (available here or here), straw baseball cap, orla kiely bagrachel antonoff for bass espadrilles



super casual

our second day in kauai was spent driving around the island and getting the lay of the land. we meandered along highway 56 from poipu all the way up to hanalei with a stop at mermaids cafe for ahi wraps along the way. unfortunately, we didn’t get to do much outside of the car because most of the day it was pouring rain. but we did get a taste of what the island has to offer peering out our car windos. i kept it super casual in this lauren moffatt jumpsuit. it’s actually the first time i have ever worn a jumpsuit in my adult life, and even though it’s not what you might typically expect to see me wearing, it just felt so perfect in the warm hawaii weather.

wearing: lauren moffatt alley overalls, lauren moffatt billie jean asymmetrical crochet sweater, swedish hasbeens peep toe super high clogsfieldguided endless bummer tote bag




if you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed a slight change of scenery in my last few photos. that’s because this week i’m spending spring break on the island of kauai with brendan and his family. it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for us to board a plane and spend a week exploring another island in hawaii.  knowing that there’s a trip around the corner gives me something to look forward to when life is getting crazy, and thinking about this vacation has certainly helped me to get through some of the harder months this year! i also had a lot of fun preoccupying myself with picking out clothes to wear for the warm weather. you can somehow get away with wearing so many silly clothes in bright garish colors when you’re staying in a place like hawaii, so i decided to keep things super casual and slightly kitchshy. my first look is the simplest and most casual, i wore this for an easy 4-mile “hike” along maha’ulepu trail near keoneloa beach. it’s the first place we’ve explored near our hotel, and if this is any indication of what the week is going to be like, then we’re in for quite a treat!

wearing: american apparel oxford shirtcurrent/elliott boyfriend jeans, saltwater sandals, orla kiely bag, flora bella straw baseball cap (sorry, i can’t find a link to where you can buy it online. i got mine at bloomingdale’s.)



working girl

not that kind of working girl. but doesn’t this outfit look so very office appropriate? maybe a bit like a college professor, or someone getting ready to research an archeological dig… it’s always fun when i pull together an outfit without really drawing from any sort of reference, yet in the end, the clothes sort of dictate what character you’ll be playing for the day. what i like about all of the pieces i’m wearing today is that they’re all versatile enough to go in just about any direction. but for now, i’m headed out to the office!

wearing: equipment signature silk blousesamantha pleet dress, family affairs runaway jacketdvf leopard pumps, rebecca minkoff bag, michael kors tortoise watch


broken english


my look today is ever-so-slightly inspired by marianne faithfull. scrolling through the photos on pinterest, those vintage images of her in the sixties always catch my eye and capture my imagination. it’s an easy look, something i wore working as a stylist for a photo shoot a few weeks back, but the subtle details still make me feel quite glamorous. there’s just something about the luxury of a (faux) fur coat and a totally superflous pair of square-shaped shades. all the while balanced by the ease of a shift dress and opaque tights that lends an almost carefree ease to the way i walk and move.

wearing: steven alan silk dress, target tights, vintage mary janes from pretty penny, vintage coat from custard heart vintage, karen walker betsy sunglasses, orla kiely bag


the uniform

perhaps it was all of those years i was forced into wearing a uniform in school that has led me to this place. whatever the reason, i can’t seem to resist wearing this outfit (in its many different iterations) lately. i’ve been collecting all sorts of pretty blouses, some in solid colors, some prints, some fancy textured metallics even. i button them up and pull on a pinafore and i’m ready to go for the day. if i had to wear a uniform in 2013, this would be it.

if only i could go back in time to tell that to my junior high self, hiding behind the bleachers at school with my skirt hiked up to here, dreaming of the day that i could wear whatever i wanted.

wearing: family affairs farrah shirtwayward daughter elizabeth tunic, vintage leopard coat from secret shop, vintage shoes from pretty pennyorla kiely gold leather bag