table at taillevent

calivintage: table at taillevent

today is a particularly special day because i’m wearing my brand new lauren moffatt dress! you may remember a few months back, i was fortunate enough to go on a lauren moffatt studio visit to check out her upcoming fall 2011 collection. while i was there, i snapped a few behind-the-scenes photos and basically attempted to contain myself at the sight of so many beautiful pieces. time and again, her collections come out in my top list of favorites, so when they offered to send me a dress from the spring collection, i was over the moon! and you can bet that the moment it arrived, i threw it on with a pair of vintage flats and wore it 2 days in a row, haha! it’s one of those dresses that just feels so right!

dress: lauren moffatt table at taillevent dress
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: l.l. bean signature suede clutch
sunglasses: tom ford nikita sunglasses
lipstick: ysl rouge pur in #52 rosy coral

calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent
calivintage: table at taillevent

mod world

calivintage: mod world

oh hello! i feel like it’s been a long while since i’ve done an actual outfit post! so this is what i wore to work yesterday! it ended up being a bit too chilly for me to take of my coat, but underneath i am wearing a cute little mod mini dress that my mom gave me when i got to see her over the weekend for my sister’s wedding. she lives in tucson, and apparently they have pretty good vintage and thrift out there, because she’s been picking up all sort of amazing pieces here and there over the past several months that she thought i might like. if you were ever wondering how i became obsessed with vintage, now you know that i have my mother to blame! neither of us can ever keep ourselves from obsessively hunting for vintage finds. we both meet up every few months with our bounties to exchange and the process continues. oh dear. it runs in the family.

dress: vintage 60’s dress from my mom
coat: asos
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo flats
bag: j.w. hulme mini legacy bag
pin: sly fox wooden brooch by lucie ellen

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

it’s raining it’s pouring

calivintage: it's raining it's pouring

as i mentioned in my last post, the weather here in northern california has been so rainy the past few weeks! this weekend, the forecast called for another 3 inches, so i was delighted when the sun came out for a few hours to grace us with its presence. i took the opportunity to throw on my new family affairs mini dress with my little sailor trench for some sunday afternoon shopping with the boy. we splashed in puddles and had a grand time taking silly rainy day photos on the roof top between the random showers.

then we settled back in to watch the season finale of big love, eating cheeseburgers and drinking champagne. the perfect way to finish off a lazy weekend, don’t you think?

dress: true blue dress courtesy of family affairs
coat: bensoni sailor trench
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo
umbrella: walgreens
lipstick: ysl rouge pur couture in le rouge

calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring
calivintage: it's raining it's pouring

mendocino part one

calivintage: mendocino part one

hello! i’m back from my long birthday weekend! but before i go on and on about what i’ve been up to for the past four days, i want to take a moment to thank you all so so so much for your lovely birthday wishes. it made me feel extra special, and i really appreciate it!

anyway, as promised, we took lots of pictures of our weekend adventures. this set is from our first day in mendocino. we drove for about three hours through beautiful country roads on a particularly pleasant and sunny day. when we arrived in mendocino, we checked in to our cabin (complete with our own private hot tub), but since there were still some daylight left, we headed out to some cliffs overlooking the ocean to snap some pictures and catch the sunset.

i opted to wear an easy outfit consisting of this adorable dear creatures shift dress that i had wanted last spring when it came out, but failed to pick up when it was still available.  lucky for me, my pal lindsay just so happened to have said dress, and gladly passed it on to me! it makes me feel a bit like a girl scout, which seemed like the appropriate attire for a day spent outdoors. and for the perfect coincidence of the day, i happened to receive this beautiful tote bag from kate spade in the mail right on my birthday! just the thing for a weekend away.

dress: dear creatures, gift from lindsay
coat: post grad coat from modcloth
tights: tabio 150 denier ribbed tights
shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo bow flats
sunglasses: karen walker
tote: kate spade daycation bon shopper

calivintage: mendocino part one

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calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one
calivintage: mendocino part one