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Vintage Pinup Chevron Black & White Striped Nautical Swimsuit

22 Sep

Simply only THE.BEST.SWIMSUIT.EVER!!  Not only does this suit have the best classic pin up girl style with black and white stripes, chevron stripes at bust, and nautical black trim and ties detailing, an open back with criss-cross straps, but is also vintage circa mid-1990’s by MIRACLESUIT which means this fabric sucks you in and smooths you out in all the right places to flatter the figure flawlessly!!  Buy it HERE

This and more at Castaway Vintage

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Etsy Update-10 NEW Listings, FNO LA A Current Affair Vintage Pop-Up

13 Sep

It’s been a busy weekend with Fashion’s Night Out, having friends over for a BBQ, heading to the Rose Bowl flea market, and trying to get all our NEW LISTINGS up!  So far I’m about halfway there with 10 new listings currently up, with more coming throughout the week!  Be sure to check out Castaway Vintage often, and add us on Twitter for latest updates as new merchandise is arriving and posting daily.

For Fashion’s Night Out on Friday in LA, I visited the Vintage Pop-up shop ‘A Current Affair’ opening party at the Cooper Design Space with over 20 high-end vintage vendors- it was great to meet local shop owners, ogle designer vintage pieces, and kick back with some free drinks.

Vintage Pop-Up:


Check out  a sample of the new pieces, shop all of Castaway Vintage here!

Some of the new listings:

Vintage Harley Davidson Tank Top


Vintage 80’s Sasson Gray Wool Black Velvet Cropped Blazer


Vintage Black and White Striped Evan Picone Blouse


Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Blue Blazer Striped lining, Gold buttons


Vintage Black and White Nautical Sailor Girl Romper

These, and many more at Castaway Vintage

LA Vintage Style Examiner-Pinup Girl Clothing

29 Jul

PS- I almost forgot to mention that I am Examiner.com’s new LA Vintage Style Examiner!  I will be writing and reporting on all things vintage in the Los Angeles area!

Check out my review below of  Pinup Girl Clothing’s website, and see the live article here!

Pinup Girl Clothing
Pinup Girl Clothing

Pinup Girl Clothing is an LA based company that is a modern day pinup girl’s dream when it comes to clothing and accessories.  Ranging from retro style swimwear, hip hugging pencil skirts, wiggle dresses, tops, shoes, housewares, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories, any item a retro style girl would want can be found here in a range of sizes to fit everyone. Though items are not truly vintage, the vintage recreations have every detail for rockabilly retro style designed flawlessly at affordable prices.

The swimwear line will have you heating up the poolside in sexy classic numbers like the one-piece ‘Marilyn’ inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe, a gathered, skirted, fitted suit that looks straight out of the 1950’s.  Marilyn Swimsuit Laura Byrnes PhotographyAvailable in the classic colors black, red, or leopard, an extremely limited edition in either gold, green, or white is currently available until sold out.  There is also the halter neck ‘Bombshell’ style one-piece, a striped nautical style ‘Sailor Playsuit’, and the classic sheath suit.  Amazing two-piece suits include the ‘Sailor Girl’; high waisted navy blue shorts with white anchor button detailing and a matching red and white striped halter neck top with blue trim and blue sailor tie in the center.   Other two piece suits can be found in gingham plaid, leopard print, and polka dots in both retro high waisted bottoms, and skimpy modern cuts.

Their dress selection is to die for.  Inspired from 1940-1950’s styles, there are dresses ranging from casual sundresses to evening formal dresses.  The cuts are amazing with fitted waists and classic shapes that enhance the body and are drop dead gorgeous.  Selections include the ‘Military Secretary’ dress, inspired by the classic pinup girls painted on the sides of WWII planes; a stretchy high waisted pencil skirt style with gold buttons and a sexy V cut blouse top meant to look like separates.

The ‘Natalie’ dress is a classic leopard print body hugging wiggle dress in stretchy material, cleavage enhancing bustline, cap sleeves and center ties.  The more casual ‘Retro Sun Dress’ features cherry print on either black or white fabric, deep V neckline, fitted waist and full skirt.  In addition to their own designs, Pinup Girl Clothing also carries a wide variety of dresses from other retro designers as well.

No modern day pinup girl is complete without shoes, and styles offered include classic pumps, platform leopard prints, polka dot mary janes, and cherry print wedges, just to name a few.  A full range of retro style accessories include purses, hair flowers, jewelry, cosmetics, sunglasses, fragrance, belts, lingerie, in addition to Halloween costumes, menswear, outerwear, and housewares.

Pinup Girl Clothing is the one stop shop for all things retro, rockabilly, and pinup girl style with a great eye for design, style, and affordability.  Most styles are around or under $100, and are available in sizes XS-XL.  Visit the website at www.pinupgirlclothing.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Etsy Sale!!!

26 Jul

I’ve just posted some great new items in the SALE section of Castaway Vintage !  Making room for some amazing amounts of inventory we have accumulated over the past few weeks, which I have just started posting- grab up these great items on sale before they are gone !!

Red Nautical Sailor Girl Dress, Was $56 now only $40

Vintage Joan Leslie Crossback Dress, Was $56 Now only $42

Vintage Safari Ethnic Print Dress, Was $38, Now only $30

Vintage Joni Blair Floral Lace up Back Dress, Was $32, Now only $20

Vintage Sheer Black Chevron Pattern Secretary Blouse, Was $28, Now only $18

Vintage 60s Mod Floral Plaid Mini Dress, Was $36 Now Only $20

Check out these items here along with a sneak peek at some new items in stock now!!

Featured!

5 Jul

Castaway Vintage was featured today on Wattlebird‘s adorable blog!

Vintage Finds: Red, White and Blue

>> Monday, July 5, 2010

I hope all of you had a great 4th of July! And if you’re not from the U.S., I hope you had a great weekend anyway. Now it’s time for the obligatory patriotic blog post. But I do really, really like these vintage finds from Etsy. Enjoy!

Patriotic Looks for July 4th

3 Jul

One of my favorite holidays has always been the Fourth of July- it’s always hot out, marking that time of year saying “summer is officially here”!  Barbecues, beach time, friends, parties and fireworks has always been fun times ever since my childhood, and continues to be great fun as an adult.  Since red, white, and blue happen to be one of my favorite color schemes as well, there are plenty of patriotic options available at Castaway Vintage.

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Vintage Nautical Sailor Girl Top,  $34

Vintage 60’s Sears Honeylane Plaid Dress, $68

Vintage Red Sailor Girl Nautical Dress, $56

Vintage Pierre Cardin Red Striped Anchor Buttons Top, $26

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Nautical

26 Jun

I came across this little vintage top/mini-dress, and immediately knew I had to have it for the shop!  It just really embodies everything that Castaway Vintage was based upon.  Vintage clothing but with a nautical feel, mini dresses, shades of red and blue, an anchor!!

I just absolutely love vintage clothing from the 60’s with a mod feel, and nautical themes!!  I couldn’t wait to list it in the shop, and then as I was going through all the photos to pick out my “top 5” as Etsy only allows five photos per listing, I just loved it even more!  I sell pretty much everything I find, and I get really excited about listing items I love in the shop to really have great items and so my shop reflects my taste and style.  However, I’m really starting to miss and regret letting some pieces go when I go into my closet and have nothing, so for now I think I have to keep this one!

Check out Castaway Vintage for my other great finds!  xx