Tag Archives: polka dots

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



Polka Dots, Baby

3 Feb

I keep hearing about snow storms hitting all over the country, and having spent 27 years of my life in NY- I’m totally loving this LA winter and our photoshoots outside!!  I know this is probably going to be my last winter in the sun, as my East coast roots having been tugging at me lately, and I’m trying to enjoy as much of it as possible before I have to endure those brutal winters again!

I just posted this vintage 1990’s polka dot babydoll mini dress in the shop this morning- I absolutely adore it and as much as I hate to give it up, I have to make a living and my boyfriend is telling me I have ‘too many polka dots’ (really?  is that possible???).  It’s got great details with the dolman shape cap sleeve, empire waist, and full skirting.  Ready to be loved by a new lucky owner!

  1. Hat- vintage
  2. Dress, Castaway Vintage
  3. Boots, 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!

New Etsy Listing: Vintage Backless Cynthia Rowley Dress

16 Sep

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!  Vintage Cynthia Rowley black long sleeve open back dress, trimmed with sheer black and gold polka dot lace ties that tie into a bow, so gorgeous!!  Such an elegant classic, and just listed for sale today at Castaway Vintage

I paired it with a 40’s style pillbox hat, ladylike structured vintage purse, and modern lace up wedges.

Buy it HERE!

Etsy Update- Betsey Johnson, Polka Dots, Plaid, Heels

24 Aug

I have tons of new listings in the shop now!  Some of my favorite include the 90’s Betsey Johnson Daisy Babydoll Dress, the Polka Dot Bandage Dress, the 50’s Blue Gingham Mad Men style dress…but in truth I really love every item I put up for sale.  We got some really great shoes too!  Here’s a preview, see them all at Castaway Vintage!

90’s Betsey Johnson Luxe Daisy Babydoll Dress- BUY IT!

Vintage Polka Dot Cross Back Bandage Dress-BUY IT!

50’s Blue Gingham Princess Peggy Dress-BUY IT!

Vintage Sudini Lace Up Granny Pixie Ankle Boots- BUY THEM!

Vintage 80’s Mary Popps Heels-BUY THEM!

Vintage Charles Jordan by Nathalie M Spectator Oxfords- BUY THEM!

These and more great items up for grabs now at Castaway Vintage

Polka Dots

31 Jul

I must say- polka dots are one of my favorite prints.  I have thing for symmetry and clean lines, and primary colors- there’s just something so classic about polka dots.  I love stripes, plaid, colors black, white, red, and navy blue.  I have polka dot dishes, along with my huge red and white plaid living room chair, and my black and white striped bedroom curtains.

So when I first saw this jumpsuit it was more like a long mass of droopy fabric and dots with a belt dangling off of it shoved in between some long dresses, and I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, it seemed really odd; like it could be a hit or really, really bad miss.  Even after I first put it on I had to do the whole send a camera phone pic text message to the boyfriend, since I didn’t know if it was “too weird”.  Well, it got his approval and after checking out the photos, and seeing that it sold out as soon as I listed it at Castaway Vintage I guess it turned out to be a hit.  It’s funny how seeing clothes on in a photograph gives you a whole different perspective than a mirror can. I actually really love how it’s got kinda this 50’s meets 80’s vibe with the off shoulders and fitted waist shape.  Too bad I didn’t get to actually wear it anywhere besides this little photoshoot for our new items going up on Etsy.  😦

Polka Dot JumpsuitCastaway Vintage $52 SOLD OUT

Hat- Obey, Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses-Forever 21

Shoes– Polly’s California, Patricia Field

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Had a great night out last night seeing local bands Black Apples, Dante vs. Zombies, and Grand Elegance play.  If you haven’t heard of them, definitely check them out for some good rock-n-roll.  Did some brunch with the other half today before he went to work this afternoon, and hope to now work on getting posted the rest of the items we photographed along with this jumpsuit that have been amassing over the past few weeks.  Then off to Orange County tomorrow to camp overnight, then check out some horse races on Monday.  Gots lots of work to do before I can take off for the fun!


Dots and Leather

30 Jul

Top- Thrifted

Skirt- Going up today at CASTAWAY VINTAGE

Boots- Thrifted