this is actually one of the outfits that i wore while i was on vacation in hawaii, but i never managed to snap a picture of myself wearing it while i was there! so yesterday, when i saw the sun shining outside, i pulled on this easy linen dress and took it for another spin. it’s one of those dresses that i don’t think i would ordinarily wear– it’s decidedly ladylike and much more mature than my usual girlish garb– but after having seen the sturdy linen fabric and well-constructed lines, i decided that it was just too nice to pass up. and definitely the type of thing to bring on a tropical vacation.
i’ve actually been a bit obsessed with linen this summer. i think i’ve mentioned it before, but it has always been one of those fabrics that i sort of hated because it gets wrinkled so easily. but then i realized that part of it’s charm is that it does get wrinkly. it’s supposed to be that way! i like that i don’t have to iron it and i can sort of just let it do it’s thing. it’s got this perfectly easy quality that’s pretty much the epitome of summer casual.
knitted dove linen dress
kork ease ava in water
thrifted vintage bag
ysl fard a levres rouge pur lipstick in rosy coral
today i was delighted to discover that calivintage was chosen as blog of the week on the bust blog! bust magazine has been one of my favorite magazines for years, so this is quite an honor. just to know that the awesome people behind the publication even know about my blog makes me all giddy inside. thank you so much bust!
it’s the middle of the summer, and i have to admit that when it comes to my clothes, i’ve been feeling a little ho-hum. i’ve been throwing on a lot of easy basics, and calling it a day. but even in the dog days of summer, sometimes it’s nice to change things up and play a little dress up. so when rockabilly clothing store stop staring! recently asked if i’d like to pick out a dress, i knew it would be the perfect opportunity to have some fun and try something new! the look may be retro, but somehow, in all my years of loving vintage, i’ve really never actually owned a proper pin-up dress!
and as you might guess, this darling little sailor-inspired number had my name written all over it. it’s definitely demure with a modest neckline and a longer hem, but the figure hugging silhouette is quite a bit racier than my usual duds. so of course, when i slipped into this bad boy, i had to indulge in some silly pin-up poses and play homage to my favorite racy vintage photographs and illustrations. i seriously think that wearing a dress like this makes you stand up just a little bit taller, and certainly commands a lot of attention. i even got a few compliments from passers-by on the street! so i’ve come to a conclusion: i think that every girl should have a fun pin-up dress in their wardrobe, even if it’s only for dress up! don’t you agree?
stop staring! dress
vintage candies from pretty penny vintage
vintage straw hat
tom ford nikita sunglasses