Military Twist

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I could have a rainbow of these skirts! The waist is up where the waist actually is. The huggy hip, the slight A-line. Perfect femme in a strict military, sexy but not giving too much away, sorta way. I’m done with the hanging over the top drop waist stuff. Too bad this skirt is vintage and I can’t order more!  Maybe I’ll add them to the line and use denim w a little stretch! Who’s in??

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Swedish Lotta From Stockholm  clogs, Vintage military pencil skirt and 70s holly hobby style calico cotton top, 1950s patent red purse, DIY red beaded necklace 

Big Mexican Bohemian Color

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Big mexican bohemian color. Treasure brought back from Oaxaca and my baritone ukie.

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You might recognize these pix from a previous post. I love how that many colors can work together when the fabric is so rich with texture and quality. Couldn’t resist posting them on their own.

Insta Mania

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I’m on insta now! I just started up and I love it over there.  So fun…inspo one cool pic at a time! I’m getting ready to launch a small clothing company that’s a warm up for a bigger venture and instagram seems to be the perfect place to connect with lots of people that haven’t found me on the blog. I throw in some decor but my aim is to find people that share my same love of vintage fashion and dig my mix and match color packed style. Take a look…you might just love it!

You can follow me on instagram at californiapixie.


Things On Walls

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These are some bits of love from my workroom. Cling-ons with hardcore survival skills.  From childhood to my first apartment in Eagle Rock and now this life of family. l’ve dragged that B-52s poster around w me forever!

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Summer’s Little White Dress

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White. Style it bare. Easy.

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photo of Moonpools and Caterpillars taken by Vanessa Mougenot

23 Years

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June marks 23 years of Kimi and Jay! Seems like forever and seems like yesterday. We got lucky!

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Vintage chinese dress, Lux cotton sweater, Sandgren’s red clog sandals. Jay: Glasses ‘Angelo’ by Allyn Scura Eyewear


Mid Century Kitchen is True Love

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Someone left a comment asking to see more of my mid century kitchen.  Here it is…the room where it all happens.  There’s the area of the kitchen with the stove and oven then there’s this part. I’ll have 40 people in this house and find them all squished into this little space. A ton of laughs have been exchanged here. This really is true love!

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One day Jay and I walked into my favorite junk shop and saw this white mid century sofa.  A beauty, straight out of the 50s, this corner sectional was still clean and fresh.  This little lady must have been parked in a formal sitting room where, lucky for me, it didn’t get much action. I have the perfect spot for it…don’t ya think? Funny, in this house the kitchen couch get’s all the love.

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I do all my cooking with the same stove top and oven they had on The Beverly Hillbillies.  I can picture a big fat new 6 burner dual range in it’s place but I can’t give up on my old mid century charmer!


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