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Name and Title: Erin Perez Hagstrom, blogger of calivintage in the Charlie skirt
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
Years in LA: Just shy of a year, but I was born and raised in Southern California
How has your style changed since moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
Since moving from San Francisco, I’ve also had a baby, so my style has changed pretty dramatically! I’ve basically be rebuilding my wardrobe from scratch to include lots of separates in durable, washable fabrics. It’s also considerably warmer, so I’ve been learning how to put together a simple outfit without layering.
What are your favorite stores in LA right now?
Not gonna lie, there’s a Goodwill not far from my house, and I’m digging through the racks more than once a week. I can’t believe how many cool vintage pieces I’ve managed to find there. Other than that, I love Steven Alan always and forever, and my new favorite is Myrtle Boutique in Echo Park. The shop owner focuses on carrying cool indie designers, and she always has a really nice selection.
What’s your daily uniform?
A pair of vintage jeans with a button-up shirt and clogs, or a high rise skirt with a crop top and sandals. And I may or may not also be wearing a baby strapped to my chest.
What LA neighborhood most describes your style?
I think I fit in pretty well in this area. It’s definitely rubbed off on me.
What are your favorite LA spots to relax on the weekend?
My bathtub. With a 5-month-old babe, I don’t really get to go out on excursions just yet, so we usually keep it close to home and focus on simple pleasures.
What's the best meal you've had in LA?
I don’t know about meals, but I am obsessed with the Greena Colada at The Punch Bowl and could easily have one every day. It’s made with kale, avocado, pineapple, and coconut.
What's on your playlist right now?
I’ve been listening to Os Mutantes a lot, they’re a ‘60s psychedelic band from Brazil.
What was the last text you sent/got sent?
Oh man, my texts are almost exclusively pictures of my baby...
When was the last time you took public transportation?
When I was living in Oakland, I would sometimes hop on BART to head to work in SF. So it’s been over a year now, yikes!
What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Favorite Farmer's Market?
The Barnsdall Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays from 10 - 6. There’s a vendor there that sells the best mole!
West or East of the 405?
Yoga or Hiking?
Palm Springs or Ojai?
I have to say Palm Springs because I’ve never been to Ojai!
Fresh Flowers or Succulents?
Beach or Pool?
Juice or Coffee?