small business saturday deals

thought i’d share this as a resource if you’re looking to score some deals from your favorite independent boutiques and designers! although i suppose i should preface this by saying that my support goes to ethical businesses whether small or large, so you’ll have to forgive me for a a somewhat loose interpretation of “small business.” i guess i’m using it more as an umbrella term to capture not just small, but local, ethical, green, slow. my main goal is to consume less, to consume thoughtfully, reduce my carbon footprint, and support the businesses that do those things. this is by no means a definitive list, but rather, a collection of some of my favorites who are offering great deals that i’ll be shopping today, in addition to the local mom & pop shops where i do a lot of my gift shopping for the holidays.

i’ll also continue to update this list throughout the day. and feel free to include links in the comments if i’m missing anything!

garmentory – this is one of my favorite shopping destinations for independent boutiques and designers. everything you could want all rolled up into one convenient shopping experience. they’ll be having all of the usual sale items at up to 70% off, but if you’ve not yet signed up, then now’s the time to double-up and use my referral link to get $20 off your first purchase. that includes sale items! garmentory carries most of the items you’ll see listed below, so i highly recommend checking it out first!


lykke wullf – get 40% off with code lykkewullfholiday! i just got my first pair of overalls from this made in los angeles brand, and now i’m hooked. they serve up a really fun assortment of clothes that will add life to your wardrobe.

moorea seal – get 20% off everything! and in some cases, up to 70% off. no code needed. in addition to her namesake shop, moorea seal is the author of the best-selling book, the 52 lists project, which was featured on oprah and has become a go-to gifting item for me.


re/done – they’re currently having a huge sale with items discounted as much as 70% off! no code needed. and if you’ve never shopped there before, then now’s the time to double-up because you can use my referral code for 10% off your first order, including sale items! these are hands down my favorite jeans lately, and i love that they are sustainably made out of used levi’s.

lisa says gah – get 25% off with code VIP25! if you’re feeling bored with your wardrobe, then look no further. nothing dull about the selection at this san francisco-based, cult-favorite boutique.

mr. larkin – get 25% off with code TURKEY25! this is another favorite boutique. i literally just scroll through the inventory for styling inspiration because it is just so good. and they carry many of my favorite indie designers in addition to their own in-house line.

clare v. spend $300 and get a $50 gift card. no code necessary. the perfect deal because you can totally justify getting a new made-in-la handbag for yourself so that you can use that gift card on a gift for someone else!


good night, day – get 10% off with code SUSTAINABLEGOALS! if you’re looking for knits, then you’ve found your shop. everything in this canadian shop is handknit by designer tara-lynn morrison. if you’re interested in slow fashion, then this is the best place to start.

samantha pleet – take an extra 30% off sale and fall 2017 collection items with code saleaway! she also just released her resort 2018 collection. it’s not on sale, but it’s so good!

han starnes – get 20% off everything! no code needed. definitely the right time to snag the perfect sweater from this nashville-based brand.

pretty penny vintage – get 30% off in store and online with code loveyou. this is forever my favorite vintage shop based in oakland, ca. thankfully, they have an online shop and you can always call to order things you caught a glimpse of on their instagram feed.

fair season vintage – get 30% off with code THANKS30! this online vintage shop has the best selection of vintage denim, coveralls, and basics. and they just did a really beautiful collar necklace collaboration with lucy michel, so now’s the time to get one!

glossier – get 20% off plus free shipping! if you’ve been curious about this cult-favorite, then now’s the time to try some new products! i’m a huge fan of their boy brow, cloud paint, and generation g. they use really good ingredients and never test on animals.

herbivore botanicals – get 20% off plus a free mini brighten pineapple + gemstone instant glow mask with code GLOW2017! this shop has been a go-to for gift items for years. their bath soaks are the perfect luxurious gift for anyone who could use a little tlc.


storq – get 20% off with code GIVETHANKS! and they’re donating 20% of all proceeds to the homeless prenatal program. i lived in these clothes during and after my pregnancy. they’re thoughtfully designed and ethically produced with really wonderful fabrics.

misha & puff – get 20% off with code THANKS17! definitely my favorite knits for kids. and now that i think of it, they just came out with a women’s collection, so now’s the time to snag something because their prices aren’t cheap!

soor ploom 30% off current collection and 15% off essentials and collaborations. no code necessary! their simple smocks and rompers are the perfect compliment to your misha & puff knits.


bitte shop – get 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2017! they have such an amazing selection of toys, clothes, and books. and if you were ever curious, it’s where a lot of the edie and adam’s toys are from.

maisonette – this online shop is like garmentory for kids clothes and toys. they’re currently offering up to 30% off, and if this is your first time shopping, you can double-up and use my referral link for $25 off your first purchase! simply follow the link to create an account and claim your reward.

noble carriage – 10% off everything with code THANKS10 and 20% off orders over $100 with code THANKS20. another one of my favorite shops for kids. great gift options and organic clothes for babies!

merci milo – get 15% off with code Supportsmallbiz! this is one of my new favorite toy shops. they’re based out of highland park in los angeles and their shop is filled to the brim with adorable toys.

camomile london – get 20%, 30%, and 50% off select items! no code necessary. this is where all of the kids bedding comes from. and they make the cutest little pillows, too!

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found company + murray & finn giveaway!

it’s been a little while since i’ve had a giveaway, so i thought i’d come back with a double whammy. today i’ve partnered with two favorite shops, found company and murray & finn, to offer one winner the chance to receive $100 to each shop. which was really just another elaborate excuse for me to get dressed up in coordinating outfits with my babe!

i got the lykke wullf overalls from found company, an independent boutique based in connecticut specializing in vintage, slow fashion, and indie goods for mamas, papas, kiddos, and the home. and edie scored her misha & puff popcorn sweater from murray & finn, an online shop based in new jersey with a focus on unique clothing and toys for kids, and chic maternity wear for mamas-to-be.

to enter, simply visit this post on instagram!

we’re wearing:
lykke wulff dusty overalls in camel corduroy courtesy of found company
clare v. henri petit in chestnut with pink tassel hook
mari giudicelli leblon mules

misha & puff popcorn sweater in confetti cake courtesy of murray & finn
elephant and castle corduroy romper
vintage shoes



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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
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bat babies

calivintage - diy kids bat costumes

i think that making diy halloween costumes has become a new tradition around here. last year, i made adam into a pumpkin and edie was a little kitty. a year before that, i made this cute owl costume for adam. this year, neither of the kids really had any opinions about what to wear. the only request from adam was to wear all black, so i ordered these pajamas from primary and just added black linen wings and bat ears. edie’s are actually the same cat ears from last halloween. and adam’s were a diy that i fashioned after her headband with black grosgrain ribbon. add black shoes and you’re good to go. i really like the simplicity of these looks and i appreciate that they weren’t “too much” for my teething 18-month-old and picky 3.5-year-old.

hope you all had a happy halloween!

get 20% off plus free shipping on your first order at Primary.com with code AFF20PCT

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calivintage - diy kids bat costumes
calivintage - diy kids bat costumes
calivintage - diy kids bat costumes

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morning & night

i know most of your feeds are probably overtaken by halloween costumes and party pictures, but i’m just over here enjoying these first few days of real fall weather here in southern california. it was 107 degrees one day last week, so this sudden turn to foggy skies and chilly mornings has got me in the mood for the coming holiday season.

having said that, i’m a realist. i’ve decided to do all of my holiday shopping super early this year in an effort to keep the stress from getting too overwhelming, but first, i had to treat myself to a few new things from my newest partner, moorea seal. they make great gifts for yourself, but are also perfect as small gifts for friends or family. a cup of coffee in the morning is exponentially better in the pour over ii. and you can’t forget to unwind at night with the coconut milk bath soak and a host over other luxurious bath goods by herbivore.

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good night, day fall 2017

i know, i know. i live in southern california where it hardly gets cold. my friends living in colder climes are always quick to point out that i am a total cold weather novice. but two things: 1. contrary to popular belief, it does get pretty cold out here. it doesn’t snow, but we’re out on the very edge of the desert, so we end up with pretty extreme temperature drops in the evenings, often dipping below freezing, and 2. despite that, i admit that it really is warm and sunny most of the year, which is why i am all the more obsessed with those rare occasions when i can wrap myself in a cozy sweater. but the truth is, i’m usually not prepared with nearly enough sweaters. so this year, i decided it was high time i started building a better cold weather wardrobe. and this season, one of the first places i looked was the canadian-based knitwear line good night, day.

i’ve followed designer tara-lynn morrison since i first started blogging, and have enjoyed watching her work evolve over time. in many ways, i feel like my aesthetic has grown and changed right along side hers. and i’ve only grown to appreciate her ethical stance in the business even more and more as the years pass by. all of her yarns are ethically sourced, and every single piece she sells is made by her, by hand. her goal is to create classic pieces that will last a lifetime so that you can reduce the amount you buy and contribute to a more sustainable, consciously political, slow fashion movement.

shop good night, day.

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jesse kamm fall 2017

calivintage - jesse kamm fall 2017

i’m sure by now, you’re familiar with the iconic kamm pants. i will admit, i may own several pairs in different colors. but what you may not know, is that jesse kamm has come out with a really amazing collection for fall 2017 that has lots more than just good trousers. she’s of course, come out with a really lovely new colorway for the pants, but i’m also just generally into the styling and the wrap style seen in an easy top, a kimono jumpsuit, and a chic midi dress.

i love the brand because her pants are made of the sturdiest cotton canvas, constructed right here in california and garment dyed in the most beautiful colors. i’ve really shifted focus onto ethical fashion, with clothes being made with eco-conscious materials and with ethical standards in regards to labor. bonus points for being nearby, so that they don’t have to travel halfway across the planet just to get here.

you can shop jesse kamm here.

her clothes are also available from various retailers on garmentory. if you haven’t already signed up, you can get $20 off your first purchase using my referral code, if you’re interested!

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ilana kohn fall 2017

calivintage - ilana kohn fall 2017

the new ilana kohn fall 2017 collection is out! i’ve long been a fan of her work, but for some reason, didn’t actually own anything by the brand until the past year. i picked up a pair of her now iconic boyd pants and i now have to try to stop myself from wearing them for days in a row. they are so comfy and i get compliments on them all the time, which is of course, an added perk. i just love her aesthetic, everything is simple and wearable, but she isn’t afraid to try new and interesting silhouettes. each piece makes a statement on it’s own, but is versatile enough to wear a million different ways. i love the fall color palette, and i’m really into the marion shirt and the phoebe shirt! i just know they’ll go with everything.

you can shop the ilana kohn fall 2017 collection here.

or if you haven’t yet signed up, her collection is also available at garmentory. and you can get $20 off your first purchase using this link.

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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!

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

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