adam: week 7

from a visit with his great-grandparents. now that we live in los angeles, i’m only an hour away from my family for the first time in thirteen years. we’re pretty tight knit, so it has always been hard for me to be away. and it’s a huge part of why i moved back to southern california when i found out i was expecting. i’m so happy that we can just drive out whenever we feel like it and hang around with family for a day or two. and they’re all so excited about adam, it usually feels like a big party when we go over, and everyone takes turns passing him around. he’s one lucky little dude!



giveaway: win $100 to everything golden!

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today i am pleased to announce my latest giveaway courtesy of everything golden. this lovely montana-based shop offers a beautiful selection of handmade and vintage wares, from hand-crafted jewels and accessories to one-of-a-kind vintage finds, perfect for the outdoor woman. i love that they stock montana-made goods alongside cool independent designers like erin considine, shelter, and farrell & co. and today, we’re offering you the chance to win $100 to the shop!

to enter: visit everything golden and tell us which item in the shop is your favorite!

the fine print: this giveaway is open to readers within the us. only one entry per person. winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after tuesday, april 15.

bonus: everything golden would also like to offer you 15% off your order with code “calivintage” now through april 15!



outfit: it’s been a while

can you believe it? an outfit post! it’s been a long time coming. i don’t really have much of a reason other than to say it’s amazing how having a baby can completely change your priorities. i mean, i think about sharing my outfits sometimes, but i just never seem to get around to actually snapping photos. but the seasons are changing and i’m starting to build out my new spring wardrobe, and when my new jumpsuit arrived from family affairs, i got pretty darn excited. i pulled it on right out of the package and wore it for the rest of the day just hanging out at home with little baby adam. and when brendan got home from work, he complimented my bright blue jumpsuit, and we proceeded to think of silly references for the look. i suggested april o’neil, he said blue luigi. it’s just such a fun piece, but it’s also totally practical. and there’s no way you can wear a bright blue mechanics jumpsuit and not have just a little more fun.

wearing: swanlake overall courtesy of family affairs, white arizona birkenstocks, clare vivier messenger tote


adam: week 6

i snapped these photos on valentine’s day, so i’m kinda fudging the numbers just a tad. this would have been the first day of his sixth week, but i just couldn’t resist showing him in his darling little gold angel wing footie that we received as a gift from marie-chantal. i remember that day, i kept trying so hard to get him to pose for me, but he just wasn’t having it. i had to wait until my little cupid was asleep on the job before i could finally get a photo.



want: mini boheme lion pillow

i know i haven’t shared any photos of the nursery just yet, but i’m still not quite finished with the decor! there’s a very loose color scheme (lots of mustard yellow and pale aqua blue), and while i didn’t necessarily plan it, i found myself attracted to cute little jungle animals when i started collecting pieces. in particular, i find myself really drawn to round elephants and cheerful little lions. who knew?

so of course, this darling handmade lion pillow by mini boheme immediately caught my eye. doesn’t he just look so perfectly vintage? you can even order it with a name hand-embroidered to the back. i think i just might need him as a finishing touch!


orla kiely fall 2014


i know i’m a little late, but better late than never when it comes to the orla kiely fall 2014 collection. seeing photos of the presentation popping up on blogs and social media really made me wish i could have been at london fashion week! i swear one day i’ll make it out there! but while i’m dreaming of making a trip abroad, at least i can satisfy myself just a little bit with this new lookbook. i love the ’90s does ’60s vibe, it makes me think of a very refined version of the way i wished i could have dressed back when i was in high school. the chunky t-straps and little kitties on sweaters and prints are so perfectly ’90s goth, while the big daisy prints and girly elements are a bit more cher horowitz. but the more structured dresses and coats pull it back into the more grown-up and refined femininity that you come to expect from orla kiely with just the right touch of playful nostalgia.

photos courtesy of orla kiely.



want: jesse kamm field dress

i was recently going through some of my old pinterest favorites when i came across this street style snap of jesse kamm wearing one of her own designs and became just a little bit obsessed with this dress. i don’t even know if i’d like how it would look on me, but i just can’t seem to get it out of my mind!

the jesse kamm field dressimage via refinery29.


adam: week 5

watching adam talk to his giraffe melted my heart into a big old sappy puddle. so glad i wasn’t too bleary-eyed to document this moment.

and if you’re curious, the onesie is by j.crew, the socks are mini boden, and the giraffe is by cloud-b and it makes white noise, which is so helpful when you have a newborn!



feltman brothers baby clothes (and a giveaway!)

being a fan of vintage clothing, i’ve spent my fair share of time scouring thrift and vintage shops on the hunt for cool vintage baby clothes. i’ve found some good stuff, but vintage duds for little ones aren’t always super easy to come by. so when i discovered feltman brothers, i almost fell out of my chair in excitement. everything about this nearly 100-year-old brand looks as though it has been untouched by time. every little detail looks like it came right out of a vintage catalog, from the hangers and packaging to the little tags inside the collars! and of course, every delicate little piece has lovely smocking or pleating with lace or embroidered details. i’m sharing only a few favorites, but they have a massive selection including knitwear and all sorts of cute accessories as well.

i’m particularly excited about up their upcoming spring 2014 collection which you can preview on their facebook page. the selection isn’t available yet, but you will die when you see the cute little sailor sets and teeny tanks tops with diaper covers. i can’t even.

feltman brothers has also let me know that they’re currently hosting a giveaway! enter to win a $100 gift card, a feltman brothers plush toy, and one accessory of your choice using the widget below: