GIVEAWAY ENDED: win $100 to milk teeths vintage

today i’m excited to share my latest giveaway courtesy of milk teeths vintage. i’ve long been a fan of ashley’s blog and etsy shop (and have bought a few of her beautiful vintage pieces), so i’m especially pleased to be teaming up with her for this giveaway. her shop is filled with amazing vintage finds spanning across the decades, all at very reasonable prices. and today she is offering you the chance to win $100 to her shop!

to enter: simply visit milk teeths and tell us which item in the shop is your absolute favorite!

bonus: follow milk teeths on facebook and you may leave an additional comment to receive one extra entry!

the fine print: this giveaway is open to international readers, so anyone can enter. only one entry per person. winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after tuesday, april 1.

see something you like? milk teeths would also like to offer you 15% off your orders with code “calivintage” now through april 1st!


rachel antonoff fall 2014

rachel antonoff has just released her fall 2014 looks along with another charming short film, and as always, i’m quite smitten with her collection. this season, she drew inspiration from shockproof sydney skate, a 1970s a coming-of-age  novel written by marijane meaker, often credited as the creator of  the genre “lesbian pulp fiction.” antonoff’s no smoking motifs and are a reference to one of the main characters who was often found with matchbooks filling her pockets and purses. i particularly love the embroidered collars and a white silk novelty print on a cute cocktail dress and a fun pair of palazzo pants.

images courtesy of rachel antonoff.



adam: week 4

my sleeping babe. for several weeks, i kinda forgot to photograph him while he was awake! it just seemed like when he was sleeping was the only time i wasn’t fretting over him and could take a moment to just admire his squishy little face.



mona spring 2014

if you’re craving something sweet and whimsical, then you’ll be happy to know that tel aviv-based designer mona has just released her spring 2014 collection, aptly titled tutti frutti. designer moriah hemed described:

this collection was inspired by summer desserts, especially fruit salad and ice cream. summer to me is about going to the beach with a box full of fruit pieces that are still chilly from the fridge. buying an ice cream from the “ice cream man” and racing to eat it all before the sun makes it drip down my arm like a little girl.

this season she also collaborated with illustrator, yifat petraro who helped to create the fruit fabric that you see incorporated into some of the details in the collection. the result is a bright and crisp collection so perfect for wearing on those hot summer days.

photos by yifat vercik, styling by anna karpunov, hair and make up by hen zarum, modeled by chen sherer at mc2.



want: selima edouard frames

i can’t tell you how long it’ s been since i’ve wanted a proper pair of round glasses. not a tiny john lennon/harry potter pair, but a slightly oversized pair to fit my slightly oversized face. i think it started at least a few years back when i got my first pair of round sunglasses by karen walker. but unfortunately, the optical style is not as easy to come by as your would think. and even though it’s now been long enough that i’ve almost lost interest, i still find myself coming back to this pair of selima edouard frames. they seem to be the perfect simple style in just the right size. and they just so happen to have a selima optique nearby in santa monica. i should really go try them on!


gravel & gold spring 2014

today i thought i’d continue the trend and share another cool bay area-based brand, gravel & gold. they’re set to release their spring 2014 collection in their san francisco shop this friday and have shared some images from the new lookbook. this season, they’re featuring new prints by los angeles-based artist sara bright and their own lisa foti-straus, which will be found on their selection of clothing, accessories, and furnishings.

photograped by katie davis + luiza sá for gravel & gold.



juniper ridge

back when i was still living in oakland, i started noticing these pretty bottles of beautifully-branded, scented soaps popping up in a few local boutiques. i had always been curious about the brand, so i was delighted when juniper ridge recently contacted me and asked if i’d like to test out their newest wilderness perfume. this oakland-based company is in the business of bottling-up the fragrances of the wilderness. they go out on backcountry hiking adventures to collect plants, bark, moss, and mushrooms which they use to distill beautifully-scented colognes and perfumes. their new winter redwood fragrance was inspired by the redwood canyons of mt. tamalpais. this dreamy fragrance has notes of “redwood needles, douglas fir pitch, sea grass, chanterelles cooking on the campfire, wood smoke in the cool evening air, jeans soaked through at the knees.”  it’s not the least bit over-powering, but instead, it lingers gently for only a few hours before i find myself opening the bottle to take a little sniff, and finding myself thoroughly homesick for those beautiful stretches of land just north of san francisco.

photos by me.



GIVEAWAY ENDED: win $100 to rebecca mir grady

today i’m excited to announce my latest giveaway from designer rebecca mir grady. this chicago-based designer has just released her spring 2014 collection featuring beautifully hand-made pieces from recycled sterling silver and 14k gold. and this week, she’d like to offer you the opportunity to win $100 to use in her shop!

to enter: simply visit rebecca mir grady and tell us which piece is your absolute favorite.

the fine print: this giveaway is open to international readers so anyone can enter. only one entry per person. winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after tuesdaty, march 25.

bonus: rebecca mir grady would also like to offer you 15% off with code “CALISPRING15″ now through march 31st!


lauren moffatt fall 2014

today i’m excited to share a preview of the upcoming lauren moffatt fall 2014 collection. her designs have long been favorites of mine, and once again, she doesn’t fail to disappoint with a huge collection filled with amazing prints and patterns, plenty of separates to mix and match, and some really awesome knitwear and outerwear. there really is something for everyone in this cool collection, and the styling is spot-on as usual.

photos courtesy of lauren moffatt.



adam: week 3

a couple of photos from adam’s third week of life, wearing silly little pajamas. looking at him now, it’s hard to believe he was ever this small and curled up. he looks like a little glow worm in that hat!