Tag Archives: summer

Stripes

2 Aug

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love stripes, just as much as I do dots, plaid, and all things nautical.  I’ve brought my love of stripes to the Castaway Vintage shop, via 5 new listings ranging from a little hot pink 90’s crop top, a classic red and white striped t, a red, white, and blue 80’s bodysuit with tags still attached, a cool red and white summer beach jacket, and an amazing military/flight uniform style dress!!  Check out the listings here!

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Etsy Update: Summer Shorts and Shoes

11 Jul

It’s mid- July, the mercury is rising… who doesn’t need some new summer shorts or shoes?  I have many new listing that went up in the shop recently, check them out before they’re gone!  Heading out to San Francisco for a few days- hope to scout out some great new stuff, coming this week!

Click any pic to shop!

Vintage Levi’s Button Fly Cut Off Shorts $36

Vintage 80’s Pleated Khaki Shorts $28

Vintage Levi’s 501 Cuffed Cut Off Shorts $36

Vintage Esprit Woven Coral Huaraches sz 8  $20

Vintage Criss Cross Heel Sandals sz 10 $28

Vintage Huarache Wedges sz 6 $27

These and much, much more at Castaway Vintage

Featured on Modcloth

7 Jul

While still in transition of changing the blog theme and fonts, and being out of commission photowise until my laptop computer get a new power cord, sorry for the lack of new content- but check out the ModCloth blog post Castaway Vintage was featured in today!!

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There’s a heat wave sweeping much of the country right now, and if you’re anything like me, you’re seeing mirages at every turn. (Today we were joking about installing a pool in our parking lot—I wish!) These bloggers know how to keep cool while making a splash with their outfits! To get their looks, take a retro-inspired suit and pair it with cut-offs, sandals, and a straw hat. You’ll be beach-ready and chic in no time!

And, get a jump start off the diving board with these adorable aquatic looks from ModCloth!

bloggers know best swimwear

And be rest assured, while no new content has been loaded this week- there has been a TON of shopping and lots of great items which will be going up very soon!!SHOP

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

Nautical Inspiration: Chanel Resort 2010

29 Apr

As if I didn’t already love nautical themes enough already (Hello! “Castaway” Vintage??), Chanel’s 2010 Resort Collection with nautical theme is to die for!  Nautical looks are quintessential for summer, evoking thoughts of the classic French Riviera, sailboats and the beach- and is making huge waves for 2010!

For those of you, like me, who can’t afford Chanel, and are looking for pieces nobody else has, shop Castaway Vintage for our great selection of one of a kind vintage nautical pieces still available!  Click any photo to shop!

Red Nautical Striped Romper $38

Vintage 80’s Blue Striped Nautical Romper $46

VLP Petites Vintage Nautical Striped Dress $34

Vintage Nautical Striped Sailboat T $22

Vintage Nautical Striped V Neck T $26

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!

Survived Coachella + Etsy Sale

21 Apr

We finally got back from Coachella in one piece after a pretty crazy, hectic weekend of pool parties, open bars, long lost friends, new friends, a lost car key, dead cell phone, run ins with the law, and general debauchery!!  The weather was hot and sunny and it was amazing to soak it up before coming home to a cold rainy week in Los Angeles.  Some of my desert pool party looks:

Also- The sun is in Taurus, which is my sign- so until May 20 I have lowered prices on almost every item in the shop !  Receive and additional 10% off only offered to blog readers during this time- simply message me and mention the blog Taurus sale and I will adjust your invoice.  My Birthday savings to you!!