I must admit, we’ve gotten behind (again!) on listings for the shop. With holidays, birthday vacation to Barbados for the other half’s 30th, and foul weather, the clothing racks in the spare room have been getting filled up with great goodies while we were too busy with life to get them photographed and onto the Etsy shop. We have been experimenting with taking photos indoors now that it hasn’t stopped raining for a week in LA- there’s room for improvement, but it’s a start and I’m happy to at least get started making a portion of our goods available again. Just listed this week we have a ton of dresses- 60’s mod shift, 50’s shirtwaist, and 90’s grunge. Also some great ankle booties and riding boots, which have been selling out quickly. Check them out at Castaway Vintage! Hope everyone enjoys the holidays!
Here are a few of my faves:
More items still coming this week, at Castaway Vintage
Back from vacation, which I’ll post more about next week, we’re having 20%OFF all of outerwear this weekend! Vintage, capes, coats, jackets, your choice- Friday December 10-Sunday December 12! Warm up this winter in great cozy vintage finds! SHOP Castaway Vintage! Here a just a few, see more in the shop!
Starting Castaway Vintage– almost a year ago now in concept, trial and error with ebay, until it’s full inception on Etsy about six months ago, has really broken me out of my usual personal style. Not that I have ‘lost’ my identity, but more I’m a Taurus, and a creature of habit and have just always loved the boldness and contrast and blue with red, black with white- stripes, polka dots, plaid, and nautical themes. These items definitely are still my favorite, but I have found myself branching out more and more as I find these great items for the shop that wouldn’t necessarily be my personal style, knowing that someone would love and enjoy them. I try not to photograph on dress forms or hangers as much as possible and to style the outfits to show people how they can be worn and how it looks and fits and a real person.
In the process of styling my items for sale that don’t happen to be 1950’s/60’s mod, red, blue, black, white, plaid, polka dots or stripes I have opened up a whole new world of possibilities for my own personal wardrobe. A year ago the color brown just did not exist in my wardrobe, but once I started finding amazing pieces that I simply could not pass up, and styling and photographing them- I actually really began to LIKE seeing myself in browns, or new styles that just didn’t occur to me for myself before. I now have several pairs of brown boots and shoes, floral prints (I would NEVER….), bright colors…it’s good to get out of your element now and then and try new stuff out!
I really enjoy the outfit I have on here, which was built around the animal print sweater that I thrifted to sell- a vintage 1980’s Adrienne Vittadini. I don’t think I would normally wear something like this but in looking for ways to style it to show my customers, it’s a piece I have fallen in love with, and a new look for myself! It will probably be up for sale in the shop later today, if I can part with it! Be sure to check out all the other great items up for sale now, as I put up a ton of new listings over the weekend that I can’t even do an “Etsy update” as most of them have already sold!!
Hat- Deena and Ozzy from Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses- Forever 21
Vintage Adrienne Vittadini animal print cardigan-Castaway Vintage
Black Dress- Slip from another dress
Belt- Vintage Dockers
Shoes- Cynthia Vincent for Target