Tag Archives: High waisted

50’s Shorts

18 Jun

Happy Friday! I almost died when I found these vintage 1950’s blue and white gingham plaid high waisted shorts from Sears Junior Bazaar- from what I gather, the ‘teen’ diffusion line of the retro Sears fashion label. Perfect for a picnic! Plaid is one of my favorite prints along with stripes and polka dots, and blue is one of my favorite colors along with red!  They are cut so well and shaped just oh so perfectly, from an era where cut and fit truly mattered, and clothing was crafted with care and quality.

A classic era where shorts were rarely worn anywhere besides the beach, yet were embodied by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable.

I paired them with a classic white button down and my favorite red wedges.  I really wish they were my size, but since they aren’t, they can be found now in the Etsy shop!

More looks and listings next week!

Have a great weekend!!  xx

Thrifty Chic

17 Jun

Finally had a chance to photograph a few of the items that have been filling up our spare bedroom over the last month!  It’s a terrible feeling to run a business and have so much inventory- just sitting around!  Being out of town the whole month of May, then my boyfriend needing a new car left us car shopping all of his recent days off.  Yesterday we were finally able to get in a photo shoot, and with our new camera I got for my birthday!  I still have to edit through all of the photos before they can be listed- but here is one of the outfits that will be going up later today or tomorrow, and how you can still be chic without spending tons of $$.  This whole outfit was under $100!

Just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style, and vintage doesn’t always have to mean transporting your look into another era (though I love my 60’s Twiggy dresses and 50’s plaid!!)

This look is  definitely a tad bit 80’s, but the shoes bring into the modern world.  Sometimes too much vintage can be a bit costume-y, and just mixing in some modern pieces bring into a look that translates into fresh, not dated.

The hat I borrowed from my boyfriend, who bought it for $5 on sale at Urban Outfitters, and I bought the sunglasses there for $12.

The black lace bodysuit is very American Apparel- but I bought it for $7 at Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn- huge resale/thrift/vintage shop when I was visiting last month.

The belt I thrifted for $1- a little boy’s ‘Dockers’ belt.

The pants I thrifted, vintage Liz Claiborne, and these will be up for sale today or tomorrow are available now at

Castaway Vintage

The shoes are from the Cynthia Vincent for Target collection- $30!!

Same look- with black vintage high waisted pleated pants- also for sale now at   Castaway Vintage

More looks coming here and to Etsy soon!

xx

New Etsy Sneak Peek

27 Apr

Happy Tuesday!  Did another photoshoot this weekend of some more great summer items coming to the shop this week, as soon as I can sort through all the photos and get them listed!  I’m a day behind now as I drank a little bit too much at a friend’s toga birthday party Sunday night and left the camera- with all the Etsy photos behind and didn’t get it back until last night!  I’m working all day today to try to get them up.  I’m obsessed with shorts right now and have some great fitting vintage denim basics from Guess and Levi’s.  We have an amazing vintage Christian Dior blazer, an awesome striped nautical romper, sheer cut out American Apparel style swimsuit- just better since it’s the vintage original and one of a kind!  Along with great shoes and boots, original vintage riding pants, and lots more great items!  Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come this week:

Vintage black Guess shorts

Vintage Nautical Striped Romper

Vintage Christian Dior blazer

Vintage Levi's cutoff shorts

Vintage Guess shorts

Vintage 70's High waisted jeans

Plus more coming this week!