outfit: jump!

calivintage: jump!

i’m sure by now you’ve noticed: i have a thing for jump shots. i can’t remember when exactly it started. sometime in the past 3 years… (can you believe it’s almost been 3 years since calivintage started?!) i’ve always enjoyed infusing movement into my photos, and jumping just seems like a fun way to show it. it’s gotten to the point where i’m pretty sure almost every outfit post has at least one photo of me hopping about like a frog. and the other day, while out on my usual evening stroll, i got bit by the jumping bug and possibly got a bit carried away with my silly ‘poses.’ normally, these little bouts would be tucked away in the depths of my computer archives, hidden from the public in an attempt to cover-up my strange affliction. but today i thought i might as well have out with it and expose my curious hopping habits for all to see.

dress: vintage
sweater: black cashmere cardigan from tj maxx
tights: tabio 150 denier ribbed tights in khaki
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: rebecca minkoff covet satchel
glasses: bonlook simply fabulous use code “cali10” to get $10 off your order now through october 10!

calivintage: jump!
calivintage: jump!
calivintage: jump!
calivintage: jump!
calivintage: jump!

outfit: good spirits

calivintage: good spirits

on saturday morning, i woke up bright and early with weekend plans to drive up to marin to enjoy the beautiful beginning of fall. i perched on my computer with a cup of coffee, as per usual, when an unexpected package arrived in the mail: this pretty pretty dress from nina of family affairs! i immediately threw it on and did a little dance in my apartment before heading out of town with brendan. we made our way to one of our favorite spots in san rafael, sol food. if you’re ever in the area, you need to stop by for the best puerto rican cuisine ever! this time, i tried ponche, a mix of iced tea and limeade, and i have been dreaming about it since! i need to head to the grocery store so i can make a huge jug of it to keep in my refrigerator, even if the weather is beginning to cool down!

then we meandered around the area, popping into local thrift stores and boutiques before taking a very scenic route partway up mt. tamalpais and through the california coastline. and, whenever we find ourselves up in the area, we always have to stop at another favorite restaurant, avatar’s! which, i know, as with sol food, i’ve mentioned it before, but you really have to try it if you find yourself in northern california. nothing beats their sweet potato punjabi enchiladas! and of course, we had to round out our very decadent day with a big cup of coffee for the drive home.

dress: good spirits dress by family affairs
blouse: thrifted vintage silk blouse
shoes: thrifted vintage heels
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
sunglasses: karen walker number six
watch: michael kors tortoise watch
lipstick: ysl rouge pur couture in le rouge
nails: butter london polish in pillar box red

calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits
calivintage: good spirits

my nyfw: lauren moffatt

calivintage: lauren moffatt

onto my outfit from day two here at new york fashion week. this is what i wore yesterday for another fun day. in the morning, i went to the rachel antonoff show to shoot behind-the-scenes video and interview rachel herself, the hair and makeup artists, and even tennessee thomas, who was the dj for the event (more to come later)! then i headed over to the gretchen jones presentation, and finished off the day at the lauren moffatt fno event.

i was very honored to have been on the roster for the event, and i can’t tell you how wonderful it was to meet all of the lovely ladies (and boys) who came out for the occasion. fashion’s night out can be a little crazy in new york, but this event was just right. it was in a small boutique with a cooler of beers and bbq hot dogs! definitely right down my alley. and of course, for the occasion, i had to wear my absolute favorite lauren moffatt dress. i know i’ve worn this dress on the blog before, but it’s really too good to share only once!

dress: lauren moffatt table at taillevent dress from spring 2011
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: rebecca minkoff covet satchel
sunglasses: tom ford nikita
lipstick: ysl fard a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

calivintage: lauren moffatt
calivintage: lauren moffatt

calivintage: lauren moffatt

my nyfw: mod mod mod mod world

calivintage: mod world

well, i successfully survived day one of new york fashion week! and here’s what i wore on day one. the rainy weather was a bit unexpected for me: when i checked the forecast before packing, there didn’t appear to be any threat of rain, but by the time i arrived, it was clear that we were going to be experiencing thunderstorms and several inches of rainfall. fortunately, i did manage to stuff my silly new raincoat (which i discovered reading le blog de sushi) into my luggage! i got a lot of compliments, despite the fact that i am essentially wearing a plastic bag. albeit a very retro fun and slightly chic one, haha! and it really was the perfect compliment to my pretty family affairs dress. and even more fitting were these epic hanging chairs in the main lounge at the lucky fabb conference. obviously a clear choice for an impromptu photo shoot.

and speaking of fashion week, stay tuned for a lot of posts. yesterday i went to the steven alan presentation and the rachel comey show, so more pictures are on the way! and than you to rebecca for taking these photos!

dress: family affairs true blue dress
jacket: storets clear vinyl rain coat
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo
sunglasses: karen walker number six
lipstick: ysl rouge pur in le rouge

calivintage: mod world
calivintage: mod world
calivintage: mod world
calivintage: mod world

monterey

calivintage: monterey

i’m back from a weekend away in monterey, ca! it was brendan’s birthday on sunday, so we decided to head out of town right after work on friday and drove two hours to our room in asilomar all ready waiting for us with fresh wood in the fireplace. the next morning, we woke up bright and early to explore the area before ending the evening with celebratory chocolate mousse cake and champagne. some of our adventures included an epic breakfast of turkey and avocado benedict, a very fruitful trip to a local used bookstore, a beautiful drive along the scenic 17-mile drive, and a pleasant stroll along a trail in asilomar that led us to the beach in these photos! these are the types of weekends that i live for, these wonderful carefree days where i can just get away from it all to enjoy some outside air in the company of my favorite person!

and do you recognize this tunic? it’s the family affairs field of diamonds tunic made exclusively for of a kind that i’m giving away on my blog this week. if you’re interested in the details, you can read all about the tunic and the giveaway in this post, or you can simply enter to win it by signing up for the of a kind weekly mailing list! a winner will be randomly selected tomorrow evening, so get to it!


family affairs field of diamonds tunic made exclusively for of a kind
 bensoni sailor trench coat purchased on gilt groupe
saltwater sandals in navy
j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
straw hat from modcloth
no miss nail polish in gainesville green


calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey
calivintage: monterey

lucky magazine!

calivintage: lucky magazine

today i am so happy to be sharing some exciting news: i’m a member of the new lucky magazine style collective! you may remember a couple of weeks ago, i tweeted about the news and linked to this new york times article, which outlines what we expect to be doing in the coming months. and just this past week, the september issue came out and i was lucky enough to be asked to contribute a little piece for their “from the blogs” section in the print magazine! i styled up this outfit as a preview of how i hope to be dressing this fall: in pale pastels and 1960s-inspired shapes. mostly influenced by the fall 2011 collections from philosophy, prada, and peter jensen.

anyway, i’m as happy as a clam right now and so pleased to be able to share this exciting news with you! so next time you’re waiting in line at the grocery store, pick up the september issue of lucky to catch a glimpse of me!

dress: family affairs
shirt: thrifted vintage silk blouse
shoes: thrifted vintage heels
bag: vintage fur clutch
sunglasses: tom ford nikita
lipstick: ysl fard a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

 

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the big island

calivintage: keokea

today is my last day in hawaii! my week long adventure has finally come to an end and i’m headed to the airport in a few short hours thankful to have had to opportunity to come here, and happy to have a few photos to remember it by. these were taken near keokea beach park on the northernmost tip of the big island of hawaii. the scenery on this part of the island is breathtaking to say the least, and i really wish i had more time to explore the area! but it was fun to hop around the beach in another one of the vintage dresses i picked up at discovery antiques earlier this week! the sixties style and bright colors really popped against the green and blue scenery.

i’m also very honored to have picked up this beautiful hand woven clutch from the kimura lauhala shop. i discovered the shop while exploring the artist community in holualoa and was blown away by the beautiful selection of hand woven bags and hats. the woman behind the counter told me that the shop had been built by her grandfather in 1914 after he walked across the island from hilo with her grandmother. they set up shop and her grandmother began designing beautiful hand woven bags and hawaiian fabrics. lining the shelves behind the counter were vintage purses woven by her grandmother that i wish she would have let me buy! but she said she was keeping them in hopes that her daughters would learn to make them! it’s that wonderful, rich history that draws me to vintage, and i was so thankful to have had the opportunity to listen to her story!

dress: vintage hawaiian print dress from discovery antiques in hawaii
shoes: saltwater sandals
bag: kimura hand woven clutch
sunglasses: karen walker number six

calivintage: keokea
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calivintage: keokea
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calivintage: keokea

setting sun

calivintage: setting sun

one thing that i love most about the summer season is that it’s still light out at 8:30pm, as was the case when we snapped these photos before a night out. unfortunately, it was a little dark for photos, but i wanted to capture my silly little outfit, which is clearly somewhere between retro flight attendant and daffy duck! the hat is definitely what does it. i scored this darling little topper for only 5 bucks at the flea market. i’m sure it’s seen better days, but i’m happy to give it new life in the form of another cartoonish outfit. sometimes you’re just in the mood to play!

dress: vintage, gift from my mom
shoes: thrifted vintage
hat: vintage, from the alameda flea market
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
lipstick: ysl fard a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

calivintage: setting sun
calivintage: setting sun
calivintage: setting sun
calivintage: setting sun
calivintage: setting sun

put a bird on it

calivintage: put a bird on it

pretty much any time i see a bird on anything, i now have to reference that sketch. such was the case with my new bird print dress that i wore for a date night with the boy. and you’ll have to excuse the high volume of photos. i guess we got carried away prancing around the neighborhood in the setting sun. we were goofing off taking photos and looked over to notice some dude just watching us from his window. it was a little awkward, but i just laughed it off. i’ve been trying to be more and more brave about going out and taking pictures in public, but you would be amazed at how many people either stop to watch, or shout things from their car windows as they pass by. nothing bad, but it certainly makes me feel a little silly.

anyway, i really liked this look because it’s a little fancier than my usual attire. and it was the perfect opportunity for me to try wearing my new earrings from jene de spain. believe it or not, i have actually never worn dangly earrings before in my life. with short hair, i just never really thought they were a possibility! but these art deco-inspired earrings have proven me wrong! i actually think they are a perfect compliment to a short bob. i have been converted!

dress: vero moda bird print dress
shoes: swedish hasbeens ballerina hepburn flats
earrings: jene de spain empire earrings

calivintage: put a bird on it
calivintage: put a bird on it
calivintage: put a bird on it

calivintage: put a bird on it
calivintage: put a bird on it
calivintage: put a bird on it
calivintage: put a bird on it

i am a pilgrim

calivintage: i am a pilgrim

oh hello! i am dressed like a pilgrim on acid. or at least that’s how i like to describe it. i found this little guy at a vintage shop in the mission last weekend hanging up on a wall and immediately knew that it had to be mine. and wouldn’t you know, when they took it down from the wall and i tried it on, it was the perfect fit! i especially love the exaggerated collar and trippy psychedelic print. and for whatever reason, these little shift dresses, no matter how difficult they may be to wear, always find a way to sneak into my closet and beg me to wear them.

anyway, this is what i wore to a bbq/backyard show yesterday connecting with old friends that i hadn’t seen in a long while. the weather was actually warm here in oakland, and i was able to wear this little dress all day long without a sweater! that’s pretty miraculous considering just the day before it was freezing cold and raining. but that’s the way the weather is these days. now i’m off to partake in holiday weekend festivities!

dress: vintage mini dress from mission thrift
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
sunglasses: karen walker
lipstick: ysl fard a levres rouge pur in rosy coral

calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim
calivintage: i am a pilgrim