Saturday, December 17, 2011


 an estate sale last week brought a whole closet full of ferragamos to the shop.
 some are simple while others boast delightful details--but all of them are classic!

 they are all marked 8 narrow or 8.5 narrow, which could translate to anywhere from a 7 to 8.5 narrow depending on the shoe.
come find your italian cinderella slipper!

Monday, December 5, 2011

and the winner is...

and the winner of our first monthly show-us-your-style drawing is...Lance!

Lance and his friends Leslie and Kemba actually came into our shop for the first time this month while they were travelling through town for work. Kerry told them about our contest and they sent us great photos they took during an impromptu photo shoot in their hotel room!
We look forward to their next visit, when Lance can spend his $25 gift certificate.

since we conceived the contest as a way of thanking our local regulars--and because we are still celebrating two years of crimson & clover!--we decided to do another drawing for a runner up who will receive a $15 gift certificate. and that winner is Nicole!  the photo above was her entry, but you have no doubt noticed her rad personal style around town or featured on local blogs like street style sacramento.

thanks to all those who entered! and please do enter again during december to be part of this month's drawing.
xo, c&c

Thursday, November 24, 2011

did you enter our contest yet? (and other notes...)

gabi entered our contest, wearing skirt, belt and purse from c&c 

there are still a few more days to get in on our november drawing for a $25 gift certificate. just post a pic of yourself wearing an outfit featuring something you got at c&c on our facebook page to enter....

this saturday, support local businesses and knock out some of that holiday shopping around town. stick it to the man and shop tax-free all day at c&c (i.e. we'll pay your tax and leave a little extra change in your wallet for more important things...)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Year 2

(anniversary cupcake by kama)

It's our anniversary!
So we have some upcoming events going on...

First we love to see what you wear! We want to see the clothes you buy from the store and we want to see how you style it.
At the end of the month we will choose a winner and give them a $25 gift certificate...
you can post them on our Facebook Page
or if you are not FB just email us

this is Skyler check out her blog

She bought the shirt from the store.

We are going to be selling some of our housewares stuff at the Fringe parking lot.

hello fall weather
we are stocked full of sweaters and warm coats.
I don't think we could put anymore on the rack!

OK good luck cloverheads can't wait to see your outfits

Saturday, October 15, 2011

buster brown

vintage reptile  (all in the size 8 range)

ferragamos past and present, always classic (size 8.5ish)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

yvonne's closet

charming feminine frocks

70s knit shirtdresses from Joseph Magnin and Roos/Atkins

several of the midcentury pieces were handmade by yvonne herself!

glass buttons on the left; Chanel style on the right

this week we had the pleasure of meeting yvonne and her friend, june, who brought to the shop much of yvonne's wardrobe from the 1950s-1970s. she was hoping that we might be able to find good homes for her old clothes....we think we can make that possible ;)
photos above feature just a few pieces. more to come, along with offerings from our other Fall/Winter stash.
happy October.  xo, c&c

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

and kerry makes three

just realized we never properly announced that our c&c family has grown with the addition of our friend kerry

 that's right, we stole her away from her job and made her join our circus :) 

p.s. and lil 'chop makes four!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

autumn arriving daily

iconic 70s styles


fur collared beauties

tops and more tops

jersey dresses

whether the thermometer is cooperating or not, Fall has arrived. the bathing suits have been put in storage for the season in order to make room for other goodies.  as promised, we have begun to unleash the Fall/Winter pieces we have been storing for months. above are photos of just some of the new stock put out in the last week.  and there's so much more to come....

Friday, August 26, 2011

we are everywhere (on saturday...kind of)

c&c will be in the house at the nevada city bizarre all day saturday...AND still open as usual from 11-7 at the shop in sac, too. happy shopping and happy weekend!  xo

Saturday, August 13, 2011

WE dig Cloisonne

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French[1]) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.


Believe it or not.... set your own trends that's what is great about vintage. We still have so much in stock. Everything from a little 40's to some 80's. Mix new with vintage. OH and one more your outfits on our Facebook Fan Page we love to see your style.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

save the date

we'll once again be bringing a little taste of c&c to nevada city at the end of the month. this event is well worth a little drive: chock full of excellent vendors, music, and more. can't wait!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

vintage & vines

wish we had remembered to take more pictures, but here is just a tiny peek at what was the first annual Vintage and Vines event at Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi, Ca
it was a sweet little evening of fashion, local wines, and fresh appetizers.
 Sacramento was well-represented by three local boutiques (ours plus Vintage YSJ and Fringe) and a trio of bloggers (hey girls!). we had the pleasure of seeing a few of our regular shoppers and made many new friends, too.
the event is going annual, so we will keep you posted when another rolls around.
thank you to our lovely customer cheryl and Oak Farm Vineyards for inviting us to be a part of event!