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Etsy Update: Spring Fling

4 Mar

March is here, and Spring is just around the corner- we have been adding tons of new listings perfect for Spring all week at Castaway Vintage!  Finally we’ve acquired a somewhat professional indoor lighting system since our house is so dark surrounded by foliage, and our outdoor photo shoots were becoming less and less frequent with my boyfriend’s busy work schedule and preference for surfing on days off over taking pictures ( I don’t blame him)!  So now we can finally get caught up with the 2 full rolling racks of vintage clothing taking over our spare room, and bring new listings pretty much daily to the site!!

Check out a few of our new Spring listings still available newly listed, though they are selling fast!

Vintage Red Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Mini Dress

 

Vintage 1960s Mod Red and White Checkered Micro Mini Dress

 

Vintage 70’s Bohemian Floral Sundress

 

Vintage 1950’s Pastel Floral Paisley Pleated Shirtwaist Dress

 

Vintage 90s Clio Striped Crinkle Gauze Mini Skirt

 

Vintage Indian Cotton Red and White Striped Tank  Top

 

Vintage 70s High Waist Wide Leg Jeans

 

Vintage 90s Floral Grunge Lace Up Corset Front Mini Dress

 

Vintage White Cotton Loose Tank Top

 

Vintage 60s Mod Madras Plaid Seersucker Shift Mini Dress

 

More at CASTAWAY VINTAGE♥♥♥

Sheer Seventies

1 Feb

It’s not very often that I gravitate towards 70’s style dresses, as most of my taste tends towards more of a 60’s or 90’s edge, though I LOVE 70’s high waisted jeans and wedges!!  I found this dress last week and just really loved the sheer delicate fabric with the pleating on top, loose airy sleeves, burgundy tones and mixed prints.  After I put it on to style for the shop, I’m wondering why I don’t have more 70’s dresses- this is super cute!  I guess I’m just a person of habit and tend to steer away from ‘the unknown’ and re-buy the same sort of thing that I KNOW I like (polka dots, stripes, plaid, 60’s mini dresses, 90’s babydoll and bodycon).  I guess 2011 is about venturing out a bit more, and hope to reflect that in the shop with a bit more variety, while staying true to style integrity.  I hope you like this dress as much as I do, this and more up now at Castaway Vintage!

  1. Vintage 70’s Sheer Calico Dress, Castaway Vintage
  1. Brown Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target

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Etsy Update! Tons of new dresses and boots!

22 Dec

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

BLACK FRIDAY at Castaway Vintage! Free Shipping +10% OFF!!

26 Nov

Officially kicking off the holiday shopping season, it’s BLACK FRIDAY!  Deals are abound, and at Castaway Vintage we are offering FREE SHIPPING worldwide, plus get an additional 10% OFF any order using coupon code CVBLACKFRI at checkout until Monday November 29!  Don’t miss out!

Etsy 1 Year Anniversary Sale! 20% OFF Everything This Weekend!

6 Nov

It’s been ONE YEAR since Castaway Vintage first set up shop on Etsy, and to celebrate we are giving all our customers 20% OFF EVERYTHING in stock!  Tons of new listings, nothing is excluded!  Current ‘Sale’ merchandise will get a further discount!  2 Days Only! This Weekend- Saturday and Sunday Nov 5 & 6!  Take advantage of this once yearly special sale- prices return full price on Monday!

SHOP ♥CASTAWAY VINTAGE

The lucky Dooney & Bourke Bag

15 Jun

How this little number

Got me all this for free! :

So maybe it’s not a lot, and nothing expensive, but dealing vintage clothing I don’t make a ton of money and spend so much time in thrift shops and vintage sales that I rarely buy anything ‘new’ for myself!

Last month when my boyfriend and I were leaving town for vacation, we needed to make a set of spare keys for someone to take care of the pets while we were away.  The spot across the street from his job was closed the day we needed keys, so we stopped by this seedy little shop filled with junky cheap dollar store items for sale, but randomly had some purses in the corner, one of which was that lovely Dooney & Burke bag.  It was only $15, and Ray thought it would be a great item for the Etsy shop- I told him “No Way! I love this bag- I’m keeping it”.  It sat in my closet for a few weeks while were away, and once I started using it I usually just dumped my wallet and keys in the main compartment until one day I wanted to fit in some lipstick and tried to fit my keys into the tiny zippered compartment.  Low and behold, I see and a $10 and $5 crumpled together as I ran to the car to pick up Ray from work.  I was super excited about finding some money and just figured we got the bag for free, until we got to our destination and pulled it out to see a $100 and a $50 bill!!!  I kept the $100, and gave Ray the $50 since he bought the bag for me.  It’s been so long since I’ve had extra ‘play’ money- we had an amazing dinner out at Katsuya, and went for drinks at this really cool bar in Hollywood called Piano Bar, with the rest I went on a mini shopping spree for myself at H&M and Forever 21!

Pics top to bottom:

H&M Floral zip front mini skirt $18,  H&M Black Wedges $20,  H&M Black Criss Cross Sandals $13,  Forever 21 Blue Sunnies $6,  Forever 21 Oversize Brown Sunnies $6, Forever 21 Brown Skinny Braided Belt $6, Dinner at Katsuya, Drinks at Piano Bar

Photoshoot Day!

26 Mar

We got tons and tons of new clothes lately, and the only barrier from getting them listed has been finding a free day for Ray to take some photos!  We have some really great dresses and tops perfect for Spring- here’s a sneak peak of our shoot and a few things coming to Castaway Vintage soon!

Getting my caffeine fix before the shoot

Sheer black tie blouse

Polka dots

Shrunken blazer + Guess shorts

Vintage Guess shorts

Nautical striped dress

Safari dress

Floral dress

Mod striped mini dress

Black and white colorblock dress

Mint 50's day dress