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Thrifting Our Way Across the USA: Goodbye California

1 Jun

Apologies for the delays and lack of posts and new listings- we just spent the last month moving from Los Angeles to New York City!

It was a good two years spent in California, and most importantly the time that Castaway Vintage was created- but just can’t compare to the 8 years spent in New York City.  So, with making the decision to move back to NYC, bringing Castaway Vintage along for the ride I promised to share our travels and encounters with thrifting cross country on the blog, in a series “Thrifting Our Way Across the USA”.

I start off our series with a goodbye to California, and a look at my last month there, and the start of trip across this country!

Our last month in LA- within one week, we were able to see a free secret Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at the Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch in Malibu- completely catered with gourmet food, waiters floating around with trays of wine, full open bar, blankets, dessert shots- the works- possibly one of the most amazing live show experiences I’ve been to!

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

That weekend we went to Coachella in the desert and had a great time attending parties at the Vestal ranch, Philip Lim house party, Mulberry party, Flaunt Magazine party, along with others I can’t remember, and found some amazing thrift stores as well!

floating around at Philip Lim party- in horizon

After coming back to LA from Coachella, that Sunday we saw Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at the outdoor venue Hollywood Bowl- a truly memorable experience!

After finally moving everything out of our 2 bedroom house- not an easy feat when moving 3,000 miles- selling all of our furniture on Craigslist, having a yard sale for all the odds and ends, then shipping $800 worth of boxes to NY- we had our last night going away party at 4100 bar in Silverlake.  We  headed to Orange County for a week to spend with Ray’s family and hitting up the beach every day, having our last night out seeing Black Heart Procession play in Long Beach.

Our last night in LA

Hittin up the beach before heading off to NY!

A last impromptu photo shoot before we left….

Finally, our last night in California with friends in Long Beach and seeing Black Heart Procession!

Black Heart

Goodbye California!!  Stay tuned for cross country drive and thrift store adventures!!

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Castaway Vintage is MOVING!! BIG SALE!

27 Apr

Yep- we are MOVING!!  We aren’t ending Castaway Vintage, but we are driving 3,000 miles across the country from Los Angeles to New York City, and we don’t really have room to bring all of the inventory so this week we are offering EVERYTHING in shop at 25% OFF!!  Now til Friday April 29.  Once we start our drive cross country, we will be hitting up all the thrift stores and flea markets we can find- and posting here on the blog as a “Thrifting Our Way Across the USA” series- stay tuned!!

Grab your favorite items at unheard of discounts as we don’t do this very often, and prices return to normal Saturday- items moving fast!!

A few goodies still left:

Vintage Pink Ikat Navajo Cropped Jacket- was $54, now ONLY $40.50

Vintage Universal Studios Wardrobe French Bodycon Dress- was $48 now ONLY $36

Vintage Levi’s Shorts- were $35 now ONLY $26.25

Vintage Leslie Fay 1960s Houndstooth Plaid Dress, was $54 now ONLY $40.50

Vintage 60’s MOD Red Checkered Mini Dress, was $44 now ONLY $33

These and MUCH MORE at CASTAWAY VINTAGE !!

Vintage Leopard Print

28 Mar

I absolutely adore leopard print.  Such a classic print that’s widely versatile- from 1960’s Mod swing coats, to 1980’s trashy Peg Bundy looks it always stands out and gives a sultry edge to any wardrobe.  I wish I could find more vintage leopard print, as of right now we only have 2 leopard pieces in stock at Castaway Vintage, though they are both amazing pieces!   Here are our lovely leopard pieces, and some favorite pop culture leopard inspiration!   The dress is spoken for an Aussie customer, but the amazing rare 1960’s-70’s Robby Len sexy cutout swimsuit is still up for grabs!!

Vintage Leopard Print Babydoll Mini Dress, Castaway Vintage

 

Vintage 1960’s-70’s Robby Len Leopard Print Cutout Swimsuit, Castaway Vintage

 

Alabama in True Romance

 

Brigitte Bardot

 

Peg Bundy

 

Audrey Hepburn

 

Marilyn Monroe

 

Blondie

 

Jayne Mansfield

 

 

Jackie O

 

Hope you enjoy all these classic leopard finds, be sure to shop Castaway Vintage ♥♥

FYF, Labor Day Weekend

10 Sep

In my absence of posting on my blog here and listing all our new items on Etsy, I’ve been pretty busy this past week.  One of my side gigs is writing a vintage style column for Examiner.com, and had the chance to get a press pass for the annual FYF fest held in downtown LA with tons of great indie bands and local fashion- you can see my full article and photos on the event here.
On Sunday I went camping at Point Mugu, north of Malibu with friends, and spent Labor Day soaking up the sun at the beach.  The next day my boyfriend and I took a drive up the coast of California to the bottom of  Big Sur, stopping off at small towns along the way- those pics to come this weekend.  It was great fun, but now it’s back to work!  There are a few new listings up now at Castaway Vintage that have just been added this morning, with tons more coming later today and tomorrow, I promise.

Happy Fashion’s Night Out Everyone- if you’re in LA check out the Vintage pop-up shop A Current Affair opening party tonight downtown!

Check out photos from my week off:

FYF Fest

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Angela

Lorenzo and Jeep

Angela and Lorenzo

Brooks- Growlers singer

Ray & I

Brooks, myself & Ray

Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Camping Labor Day:


Coachella bound

16 Apr

Getting ready to head to Coachella in the morning- we aren’t going to see the bands this year but are still so excited to go to the weekend long desert pool parties and parties all night- open bar, great dj’s, friends, and 90 degree heat sounds like a good weekend to me!  I picked up a few accessories for the weekend- some new sandals to keep my feet cool, hot pink lipstick to keep me pretty when the rest of my makeup melts off and a straw hat to keep the sun out of my face:

Deena & Ozzy Lace Up Espadrilles from Urban Outfitters

Maybelline Cool Watermelon Lipstick

BDG Banded Straw Boater Hat

Pics from the weekend to follow next week! xx

Sugartown

2 Apr

I woke up this morning feeling like listening to some Nancy Sinatra “Sugartown”.  Not only is this such a great song from the daughter of Frank Sinatra that always make me feel happy- but check out her style!  Love.  Enjoy.