GIVEAWAY | California Tailor


California Tailor, the London-meets-Los Angeles women's shirting label that we fell in love with last year, has just released their Fall 2014 collection. Following their debut, Gill McLean's second collection maintains the original mission to create button-front shirts from fun-yet-classic fabrics that are super wearable and thoughtfully made.


We are also giving away one of California Tailor's so buttery soft TOMBOY t-shirts (how apropos!); it's 100% cotton and the roll-sleeve cut is inspired by one of Steve McQueen's tees from the 60s. To enter the giveaway leave a comment that answers this question: Are you more London or Los Angeles? 

Winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 10/21 at 5:00pm PST. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner is Dresden who said: "Los Angeles through and through...long sandy beaches and Dodger dogs...hot sun over sweaters any day." Please email me: lizziegarrett(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your tee!

172 comments:

Lauren Lillquist said...

London! Give me peacoats and scarves and cold rainy weather over LA any day. Love your blog, Lizzie! xx

arteriole said...

A Cali tomboy through and through...blue jeans, button-downs and shades anytime!

marla said...

London! I love bundling up! :)

Jessica said...

Definitely London! I love the whole punk look.

Molly said...

Los Angeles. So much to explore, good hiking, and you can't beat the Venice skate park for entertainment.

Meghan said...

London. Absolutely!

Sarah said...

London for sure. Give me the Tate Modern and snogging :)

Amielle said...

London any day of the week. These look wonderful! :)

Anna, Molly, and Tunmike said...

London! (Though really NYC)

Rebecca Moore said...

London! Ale, chips, and fog is me! :)

Cheryl Norwood said...

Even though I have lived overseas for 9 years of my adult life, growing up in California makes me have to say I am a Los Angeles tomboy all the way!

Jana | One Drawing A Day said...

Los Angeles! I must have sun :)

Jasmine Henderson said...

London always!

Anna said...

London! More authentic fashion

Julie said...

London because I love tea.

carolinaj said...

LA! but being from San Diego, I wish I would have chosen my hometown!

P.S. I love your blog!

MeghanSara said...

Definitely more London - give me a London girl every time!

Reba said...

I'm more London for sure-- but hope to be LA in the next life!

Tiffany said...

Being born and bred in Cali, I'm definitely Los Angeles. But I love London and wearing cold weather clothes.

Callie said...

London by a million miles!

Alexa F. said...

I love when it's tea time and love drizzly, dreary weather where you need to get cozy. I'd have to say London.

Gabriela Wyatt said...

Though I still haven't gotten used to California since moving here a year ago, I think it's rubbed off on me. I would describe myself as a Los Angeles (by way of Oakland) tomboy!

Aya said...

London! (Though I'm from Northern California). Tea, bundling and a bit of punk.

florence luong said...

I love London culture but I can't give up LA surfing

Hannah W said...

I love London, but am a California girl at heart. I could spend the whole day at the beach. Cut-offs and the perfect white T is my summer uniform.

Eli said...

L O N D O N

Kirsten said...

While I love misty, rainy days (and TEA!), in the end I'd have to call myself a Los Angeles girl. Can't beat the relaxed style, outdoors enthusiasm, and FISH TACOS.

But everyone knows all the best tomboys are from the wild west (I'm really a rural Colorado girl). And those plaid shirts would look rad on the back of a horse.

Caitlin said...

London girl. Less drama and more seasons!

katelyn gayle o'quinn said...

I've never stepped foot in Los Angeles and only spent a mere 5 days in London, but I have such love-wild!-for the sun. London has it charms-oh the accents!-, but sunnyside of life is for me ;)

Caille said...

London! Love the style of that city.

Christina said...

London! Shakespeare. The Beatles. And rain. ;)

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BooBooNinja said...

I'm a mix of both, but more London.

Bubbly Hills said...

Love both. Lived both places. Love being barefoot in jeans or boots and a coat! Im a LonLA tomboy!

Allison said...

LA TOMBOY! Sunshine, ocean and camping year round!

Annie Pontarelli said...

LA for sure. That's why I'm moving out there next week!

Princess Tubby said...

London! Chicago's been having that unpredictable-but-usually-gloomy weather lately. =0

coral said...

LA, the canyons!

Sarah T said...

London! How can you not love rain?!

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Eva Garber said...

I moved to Los Angeles from Toronto two years ago. My mother is from Hackney, London, so I grew up with Barbour coats and yorkshire pudding but my heart is here in California. There is nothing more healing than sunshine and there is no major city more natural and wild than Los Angeles. Take away Hollywood, and you have rattlesnakes, mountain lions and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Elsa Balton said...

I am more London, I love my tea and rain!

Marissa said...

Definitely more Los Angeles - jeans, t-shirts and sandals please.

BUREAU said...

Give me London!!

Sarah said...

Definitely more LA

I could wear shorts and sandals year round

Gwyneth said...

More London, for sure. Give me all-black-everything, lots of rain, and a good peacoat and I'm a happy camper.

caitlin burkhart said...

LA!

Sari said...

Im more LA when it comes to the warm sunshine but more London when it comes to culture :)

victoria said...

LA, I miss the sun and the surf!! And love California Tailor so much. Seriously the softest shirts, not sure I can own another button up shirt that isn't from her!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Los Angeles. I'm a California girl thru and thru.
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Sasha said...

Tough choice. As much as I love trench coats and tea, I dream of avocado trees and California farmers' markets.

jeane said...

Tough choice, but I will have to say London.

Mrunmayee said...

London Definitely! And button downs.. drool

Emily said...

London Calling. Wellies and wool, Liberty and Love.

m.j.f. said...

can't i have both! jet set between the two? :))

Second Floor Flat said...

I live in London but would definitely say that I'm more L.A.! Hadn't heard of this brand so thank you for turning me on to it – looks amazing!

Summer said...

Neither. I'm an east coast girl with a touch of southern. But I will vacation in either LA or London any day.

Crissie Clark Woolard said...

I AM MORE Los Angeles. GREAT BLOG!! I LOVE READING IT!! TAHNKS FOR EVERYTHING

Emma said...

London all the way!

Angela said...

London for sure!

TR said...

I would love nothing more than to be back in London.

jsanalak said...

Love London, but Los Angeles ALL the way

ampixley said...

LA for me - sunshine and levis

Stephanie Abdon said...

London sensibility...LA weather

Jennifer Cook said...

London in my brain, LA in my heart.

lizzy said...

i adore the grey skies and ubiquitous tea time of london but the eucalyptus scent, avocados, and coastline of LA entice me more.

Lucie Levavasseur said...

LAndon

Goddess Case said...

London...I love a chill in the air

Rita said...

LA, California won my heart last August!

Maureen Skehan said...

London for sure! I love LA but there is something magical about the history and culture in London.

christiehello said...

100% london--i'll take a peacoat, beanie, boots and jeans ANY day.

maphipps said...

London ( and the South , of course:).

cmf221 said...

London, for sure! Although I do love the beach...

Carla said...

Wow never been in LA or London. Still I guess I'm an LA girl! I'm planning an LA trip soon. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rebecca said...

Los Angeles for sure. I love the beach, the sun, the warmth. I like jeans and tees, sunnies and sandals.

funkyfilo said...

LA as I've never been, so it's a dream state for me

Anna said...

Absolutely London! I love these!

Lyndsey R. said...

London--I'm always dressed for a drizzle and love wearing jackets!

Cait Bladt said...

London!

Miss Tree said...

Of the choices, I'm more LA. Jeans and bare feet.

Karla said...

I am definitely Los Angeles through and through...born & raised!
Thanks!

Rhianna LaRocque said...

I pretty much dress the same as I did when I went to elementary school in Dublin, so definitely London.

Siobhan said...

Los Angeles! Where you can wear flip flops and Sorrels on the same day - in January.

Alice said...

London for sure. History!

Paula said...

Los Angeles! Btw, love your blog!

Phyllis said...

Probably London though I have never been! :)

heather said...

LA. Because surfing.

Stacey said...

LA - all the way

Mamavalveeta03 said...

London! No string bikinis, Botox, or convertibles for me. Give me fog, rain, and Liberty prints!

Jenny Westerhoff said...

Los Angeles for sure! i need the sunshine :)

Sarah Watkins said...

Though LA is nice, I choose London. A tomboy needs a little cold air, rain and gloom every once in a while.

Amy said...

Los Angeles for sure. Need that Vitamin D.

Jennifer said...

London. Mod meets Modern.

PoppyK said...

Way, way more London. LA is too new and shiny - I prefer a little grime and history.

JACLYN said...

Definitely more London.

Julene said...

Far, far more London - or so I've been told. :)

Sadie said...

London! Because I wish I could live in all the beautiful cozy coats currently languishing in my closet. Plus, jumpers are cozier than sweaters, a horrid flat is better than any awful apartment, and I'd rather jump into my lorry than my truck. Oh, and a nice biscuit beats out the best cookie in my (cook) book.

Meredith said...

LOS ANGELES please

ZDL said...

More london -- nothing better than a pair of chelsea boots with some old ripped black jeans and a white buttondown (and some percy pigs from m & s)!!

froode said...

LA all the way. But I do like London. Beautiful shirts!

chris said...

London! Love the grey weather and accents!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

im more LA!

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jamdittily said...

Los Angeles!!

Kate Wilson said...

LA :)

lauraborealis said...

Los Angeles - t-shirts, blue jeans, flip flops and sun!

Christina Dragan said...

I'd say I'm more Los Angeles in style

kayzcrayz said...

Los Angeles
Because I could surf and then throw on some cutoffs with a tee and trainers during the sunny, warm days; then switch to boots, denim, a button down & grandpa cardie for cooler nights. It really doesn't matter where you are if you are true to yourself. Loads of sunshine can't hurt.
Thanks for the opportunity. California Tailor is awesome!

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Dresden said...

Los Angeles through and through...long sandy beaches and Dodger dogs...hot sun over sweaters any day.

Anonymous said...

London!

Katie Burke said...

London!!! Not even close

Saraix91 said...

London!

Ashley said...

LA. Being away from the ocean makes me anxious. I love what salt does to my hair. Jeans over dresses, boots over heals. Tattoos always.

Tamara said...

London!

Katie said...

LA! Style, weather and food. I'll take my palms and veggie hot dog any day.

Keya said...

Navy, gray, black and British accents, please.

Emily White said...

LA for sure!

JustBeaver said...

There are so many check shirts in women’s fashion world. But it's too hard to find out “ the one” for me. Now I found “the one”. I love your style for work and everyday.

Abigail Petrovich said...

LA baby all the way! I need sunshine and the ocean to fuel my life

byron said...

London - since inter-Europe flights are so cheap and the southern Indian food is incredible!

Michaela Caballero said...

Ughhh so hard! But I'm 70s London punk all the way. Like my future children are Brixton and Strummer (both Clash related names). Awesome clothes and all about the docs and safety pin.

Suju said...

Definitely more L.A. It's my home and my way of life.

Kali Becher said...

London for sure. Peacoats, sweaters, scarves, Beatle boots...all so wonderful!

Vanessa Marie said...

I'm a California girl and have never been to London (however would love to go) so I'm gonna say LA!

Llama Lover said...

London, my first love. I need changing seasons and right now I'm in the mood for big sweaters, boots and herringbone tweed blazers with my Foxhound at my side.

Cadence said...

London through and through!

Carrie said...

London! How can anyone refuse Camden Market??

Caitlyn S. said...

I love bundling up and dressing in layers. So I'd say I'm more London. Yet I hate rainy chilly weather. I wish I could get cold weather and sunny skies! That way I could dress how I love yet not hate the weather lol

Caroline said...

I was born in Los Angeles, but never really jibed with the whole yoga-pants-and-Prius-vibe. Savile Row is more my style.

Hannah said...

Los Angeles. LA, you're wild and I love you.

Kasia Ruszkowska said...

London... I mean NYC.

Jennifer Reed said...

I am more London, I believe.

anneb said...

I've been looking for a perfect new button up! I'm probably more London at heart

Clara said...

l dot a dot cal i forn i a hot

iris said...

My style is urban without pretenses and frills, prone to cover for wind, rain and storms, so very London.

Rachel said...

London for sure! Grey and rainy is my favorite type of weather.

Marcela Huerta said...

London, for the cold and grey, museums, and my childhood desire to dress in school boy uniforms every day of my life.

grace renee said...

I think I'm way more Los Angeles - London is too cold and foggy.
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Katie said...

Definitely London! I'm not a fan of hot weather!

Brigid K. said...

Little Foggy London Town.

Katie said...

London for me - layers and tea any day.

Lauren Easler said...

LONDON!

ladyH said...

LA for sure - born and raised California Lady. I love these subtle fabrics.

elissa said...

Los Angeles through and through! Although I'm constantly bemoaning the warm sunny weather and pining for cold overcast days that require scarves and boots and jackets and mittens.

Love that amaranth in the background!

Saragbr said...

London! Tried LA and couldn't take the same season all year...

Project of Sheer Awesomeness said...

It's a tough one! I was born in LA but grew up in the UK. I think London though -- cups of tea, Sunday roasts and Summer festivals!

savroberts said...

I've never been to London! But I'm definitely more LA!

Adriana Vallejo said...

LA always!!!

A Crimson Kiss said...

Trench coats and tea trump beach days for me–but I'll never stop eating avocados!

Marygrace Taylor said...

Los Angeles. Could never deal with all that rain!

Ashley H. said...

Probably more LA than London. I love the sunshine and strive for that effortless "surfer girl" look.

Mmmm...I'm loving the look of those plaids.

Katie said...

London!

Mw Mw said...

London! My first memory as a child is being pushed across the Westminster Bridge, the early morning fog just obscuring Big Ben before the clock came into view again.

Blue said...

What Kirsten said, except I think that I lean towards London. Those shirts would be great with jeans and cowboy boots!

Krista Sirois said...

London! Love the cool crisp falls, market places, and an excuse to eat fish and chips wrapped in newspaper!

Unknown said...

London! I moved to Portland, OR from Manchester, UK. Closest I could get weather wise to the lovely UK.

lee said...

London for sure- I'll take a gloomy climate and cobblestone any day

canyonsandsummits said...

The drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles was our favorite road trip. We would get off a bar shift and drive through the night to watch the sun come up on Hermosa pier. Surf City is still one of the best hostels I've been to. Hollywood is only a tiny piece of this vibrant and amazing city. I may be a Austin tomboy now, but this desert girl still catches herself California dreamin from time to time.

Mia Stizzo said...

"I see your hair is burnin'
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar"

LA woman for sure.

Vicki Wooten said...

London! Hunter boots, Barbour jackets, and scarves!

Rusthawk said...

Definitely more London.

Madeleine Sullivan said...

London: skies as moody as my heart and tea for days.

Sarah said...

London! Tea and rainy days, long walks through Green Park, and shopping at Harrods.

smarshy said...

LA! I could spend every day at the beach...

The Wandering Jay said...

Definitely more of a laid back Cali vibe with me. Dark wash skinny jeans, white button down, aviator shades, and sandals. That's what's up.

Ariel said...

I'm London on a sunny day!

chattykathy said...

Love London!
Tea, rain, knitting...

Katie H said...

LA! Warmth and beaches for sure... (Though the accents in London rock!)

Ashley Marie said...

I would have to say London ;)

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Bridget said...

Never been to either, but by way of stereotyping I'd say LA.
Thanks for the chance to win!

blair williamson said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I'm more LA-- give me some sun, sunscreen, and a surfboard, and I'm good to go. Finger crossed!

Sashiko said...

Lived in LA for 3 years, and it was a tough change from the east coast, but I adored all the art and the fresh food! Omg and i'd never really had a good fish taco until then (or a new love affair with avocado)! <3