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nadinoo giveaway


today i am very pleased to share my latest giveaway courtesy of nadinoo. i have been a fan of designer nadia izruna’s work since her very first collection several years ago, and i’ve enjoyed every single piece that i’ve owned over the years. one thing that’s fun about following a designer over the years is to watch the way they evolve over time, and even more fun is when their style evolves right along with your own. for her latest collection, the good life, nadia was inspired by the english countryside, but she was also interested in creating a practical collection that she could wear fir herself since becoming a new mother with a very active toddler to watch after. so of course, every piece in the collection is pretty much perfect. she has loads of pretty illustrated prints with very practical construction in mind. i love the swingy smock dresses and form fitting wraps. and today, i am so excited to offer you the chance to win any one item from the good life collection!

brookes boswell wakefield hat in panama straw
vintage chambray shirt from the wares shop
the good life pinafore courtesy of nadinoo
sven low heel criss cross clogs
vintage coach bucket bag

you can get up to two entries below:
1. visit nadinoo and pick your favorite piece from the good life collection
2. leave a comment below this post sharing your favorite
3. bonus entry: sign up for the nadinoo mailing list directly below:



i’m a pinterest ambassador!


i think i mentioned it in a few places on social media, but it always feels more official when i make an announcement on my blog. so if you hadn’t gathered from the title, i’m a pinterest ambassador! the brand has just started the program, so it’s the first time that they’re delving into local events, and i’m super excited to be involved. basically, i’ll be hosting a series of #pinmeetup gatherings in the los angeles area over the course of the next year. and i’ve pretty much got carte blanche when it comes to what we do! the first event is all planned-out, but the flyer isn’t ready yet, so i’ll just tease you a little bit: we’ll be meeting at a very cool shop in silverlake for sips and snacks, vintage shopping, and two really awesome diy workshops to be announced! the whole setting will be appropriately pinterest-worthy, and i’m so excited to share more in the coming weeks.

i’ve already got a few more events in the works for the near-future, so i promise to keep you up-to-date on all of my pinterest goings-on! in the meantime, i’ll be sharing a few posts about how i use pinterest as a blogger, and will be sure to post lots of pretty pictures and recaps of all our events for those of you who can’t make it out. and don’t forget to check the pinterest events page to see if any events are headed your way, too!

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oh yeah, and be sure to follow me on pinterest if you aren’t already!



summer staples


if i had to pick only one outfit to wear for the rest of the summer, this look would be it. i’ve been kinda playing around with the same silhouette for the past several weeks, but i think i finally nailed it. the top is a vintage find from hawaii made of raw silk that came as part of a three piece set with a skirt and kimono jacekt. it was originally much longer, but i decided that it would be perfect as a little crop top to pair with high rise pants and skirts. and what i love about these pants is that they’re a nice, sturdy denim with a super high rise, but the wide leg and cropped fit keep me cool and comfortable. i seriously don’t know how people wear skinny jeans on super hot days, they drive me insane! finish with a pair of clogs and my trusty summer hat, and i think i’m just about set for the rest of the season.

brookes boswell wakefield hat in panama
vintage raw silk crop top
high waist wide leg jeans in indigo courtesy of asos
vintage coach belt bag
shinola the runwell watch
sven low heel criss cross clogs



the long and short


it’s hot outside, you guys. over the past several weeks, i’d been seriously trying to let my hair grow out again, but when my pal and stylist called me up and asked me where i’d been, you better bet i caved and asked him to hack off a few inches. besides the fact that i always feel most like myself when i have a bob, i could not bear to feel my hair on my neck in this heat for another day. i have really dark, thick, and dense hair that gets so hot, i feel like i’m wearing a helmet! if shannon hadn’t come to the rescue, i may have inadvertently played out this scene from napoleon dynamite when pedro shaves his head. speaking of shannon, he just started working at a new salon in hollywood called pretty pretty collective. if you’re looking for a new stylist, i strongly urge you to try him! he’s been a friend for years and he’s the only person i trust to go near my hair.

one thing that is getting longer is my hemlines. a couple years ago, you would’ve seen me hacking this dress to an obscenely short length. but these days, i barely even wear dresses or skirts, and when i do, the longer the better. and really like the proportions of this one, and now i kinda wish i had it in a million different colors. because, yes, i am one of those crazy people who buys the same thing in multiples if i really like it!

vintage top
denim midi pinafore dress with raw hem courtesy of asos
clare vivier messenger tote
sven criss cross low clogs
classic bristol watch in rose gold courtesy of daniel wellington (get 15% off with code “erinhagstrom” through july 30)





ti amo


one of the things i’ve noticed about my style is that even when i pare things down, i’m always compelled to infuse a sense of humor into what i wear. it’s very hard for me to be completely literal or completely serious about what i wear. no matter what image i’m trying to convey, at the end of the day, they’re just clothes. and i can’t resist sneaking in a little bit of the tongue-in-cheek. this outfit is pretty simple and carefree, the type of thing i wear most days. but of course, my pants are kinda crazy and my top has “ti amo” plastered in bright orange red right across the front. the pants are vintage navy deadstock and they are so insanely stiff and starched that it will probably take several washings to get them softer. but they’re going to be fun to wear-in throughout the summertime, much like a pair of shrink-to-fit levi’s, they’ll end up with their own unique fade lines and marks. i should probably do a before and after photo shoot to show how much they change over the next couple of months! and the top is by one of my longtime favorite designers, family affairs. i really love the swingy, cropped shape. and of course, the lettering is so perfectly retro. can’t you see it going so well with a pair of patchwork pants? speaking of which, i actually have the perfect pair to go with it!

family affairs frenchie ti amo top
vintage deadstock seafarer pants
vintage clogs from wear it well vintage
nyx matte lipstick in indie flick (mls05)




mother’s daughter


if i had enough of them, i would spend the rest of the summer wearing jumpsuits and overalls every day of the week. i just cannot deny the comfort and practicality of a one piece. the only catch is that things can get kinda monotonous if you wear the exact same thing every day, so i’ve been playing around with different variations on the theme. a few years ago, if you’d asked me about culottes, i would have politely told you that i wouldn’t be caught dead in them. my mom has always been a huge fan of the silhouette, so i think part of my aversion had to do with some sort of deep seated rebellion against anything my mother would wear. but isn’t it funny how a few years pass by, and suddenly all of those cool ’70s clothes your mom was always trying to convince you to wear actually sound like a good idea?

at this point, i’ve totally accepted that i am my mother’s daughter. heck, we’re practically identical! and i will not deny that she is single handedly responsible for my obsession with vintage. and i still call her up asking for help when i start a sewing project, or want to do anything even remotely crafty. and we’re both the types who seem to have an endless well of energy, much to the dismay of anyone we convince to go along with us. a quick trip to the store turns into a day-long antiquing adventure, or a run to home depot means you’ve just signed up to help finish three new home improvement projects. ah, such is life.

denim overall with wide leg and contrast stitching courtesy of asos
three dots essential short sleeve crew tee in white
swedish hasbeens braided high in natural
j.w. hulme legacy handbag 



enter to win $125 to iadornu jewelry!


today i am excited to announce my latest giveaway courtesy of iadornu. this nevada-based etsy shop is run by mary beth heishman, who makes each piece by hand using recycled, sustainable sterling silver. i’m wearing two of my favorites from the shop, but she seriously has something for everyone. from dainty little jewels inspired by the southwest where she lives to nautical themes to personalized initial sets. so of course, i am quite pleased to give you the opportunity to win $125 to this lovely shop!

enter to win $125 to iadornu jewelry!

bonus: iadornu would also like to offer you 20% off orders with code “calivintage” now through june 24!




the essentials


just getting back to reality after a very busy weekend! brendan’s family came for a visit, so i was running around like a madwoman trying to clean the place up all last week. it was the first time they’d seen our house, so i was a little embarrassed because it’s still very much a work in progress. i still haven’t hung all of the window treatments, and even though i’ve been painting the cabinets on and off for weeks, they’re still not quite finished! needless to say, pulling together some elaborate outfit hasn’t been top-of-mind for a long time. instead, i’ve just been stocking my wardrobe with clothes that require absolutely no fuss. a chambray dress like this one from lucky brand is pretty much the epitome of easy. you can throw it on, add a few practical accessories, and you don’t have to think about it again. even when a toddler covered in hummus decides to rub his little face all over it. which definitely happened right before i snapped these pictures. the nice thing about a sturdy fabric like this is that all you have to do is clean up with a baby wipe and you’re good to go.

henley shirt dress courtesy of lucky brand
vintage coach belt bag
jenni kayne d’orsay flats
brookes boswell wakefield hat in panama straw
shinola runwell watch

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to market


sometimes you wake up bright and early on a sunday morning in the mood to get dressed up for the farmer’s market. i’ve been on one of my health kicks lately, so i’ve been stocking my fridge with lots of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies. a big part of it stems from the fact that i have this growing toddler who really needs to be eating the good stuff. he’s not especially picky, but i do have to get creative to make sure he’s consuming a variety of different foods. i’ve been making lots of pesto as a way to sneak in those dark leafy greens. it was a revelation when i realized that i could swap out the basil for kale, chard, spinach, or any other greens, and the pine nuts for any type of nut!

vintage raw silk blouse
button front skirt courtesy of lucky brand
vintage clogs from wear it well vintage
vintage plastic tote
brookes boswell wakefield hat

shinola runwell watch
gillian steinhardt right hand charm bracelet



tomboy style


when it comes to life lately, it’s beginning to feel like all work and no play over here. so in between drying coats of paint in my house, i went for a quick bike ride around my neighborhood to get some fresh air, and to remember that my muscles can move in a direction other than that of a paint brush! and it was the perfect opportunity to swap out my paint-covered jeans to test out my new levi’s commuter skinny jeans. they’re part of their latest commuter collection, designed for cyclists, by cyclists. they’re basically a regular pair of high rise skinny jeans made with a super stretchy water-resistance performance fabric so that they are comfortable and practical to wear while cycling. they even have a little reflective strip along the inner side seam, which reveals itself when you roll up the cuffs. i really hate wearing “performance” gear unless i absolutely have to, but it’s nice to have the functionality when you’re riding around, so these are the perfect middle ground.

and as much as i love a good pair of dark denim, it was actually fun to play around with this lighter shade of cornflower blue. i’ve been experimenting a lot with mixing different shades of denim, so i tried them out with a cropped denim top and a simple pair of clogs for a tomboy vibe. it’s super casual, but i still feel like i’m retaining my sense of style, even when i’m spending more time focusing on paint colors than clothes!

indigo jane top courtesy of loup
commuter skinny jeans courtesy of levi’s
vintage clogs
vintage linen baseball cap

willow three speed courtesy of brooklyn bicycle co.