while uploading these outfit photos and writing this post, i realized that the past week and a half have been the longest time i’ve ever taken a break from blogging in the nearly 5 years since i started writing calivintage. it was wholly unintentional, but in hindsight it was definitely necessary. it can be pretty nice to step away from routines to gain a little perspective. and, of course, i was up to all sorts of stuff while i was away. it feels like an eternity ago, but i spent last weekend on a mini vacation in napa, wandering around and enjoying the views and not taking a single solitary photo while doing it. then i boarded a plane for los angeles to spend the week working on a project for modcloth where i wore something like this pretty much every day of the week. it was hot and humid and kind of glorious to get dressed everyday looking like i was about to go to the beach. and i spent most of my days running around taking photos for work and visiting with family and friends and exploring la in all of my spare moments.
because after living in the bay area for the past 12 years (drum-roll, please…) i have made the decision to pack my bags and make the move to southern california! yep, in the beginning of august i will officially become a resident of los angeles. i’ll still be working at modcloth (only now i’ll be working from their beautiful office in downtown la), and i’ll still be blogging as much as i can while making the transition, and i’ll probably be spending a lot of weekends on the hunt for a house because me and my partner have been doing our best to save up enough money for a down payment on our very first home! so yeah, just a few little changes happening over here. and i’m only barely skimming the surface! i’m excited and anxious and everything in between, and i’m going to do my best to get back online and share it all with you.
oh yeah, and this is my outfit. just a simple something to wear to brunch at boot and shoe service in my soon-to-be-former neighborhood in oakland. and it’s also what i wore for a little stroll through the morcom rose garden while i start to view my own fair city through the eyes of a tourist.
wearing: vintage dress from my mom, vintage jute tote, swedish hasbeens peep toe super high, rayban clubmasters courtesy of sunglasses shop, v steps brass necklace courtesy of young frankk, datter industries watchful eye ring, handmade bracelet courtesy of giantlion