Tag Archives: trends

Preppy Chic: Pleated Shorts

29 Jun

I’m excited to announce that these shorts were our 100th sale today at Castaway Vintage!  I hope to have our 200th by next month 🙂

Let’s just say giant pleated golf shorts aren’t really the first thing I would pull off the rack for myself, but I’ve been seeing a lot of this pleated shorts/pants trend and decided to try it out.  These were quite a bit longer (not attractive!) so I rolled them up to make them cuter- not your mom’s shorts anymore!  I think paired with a fitted top, I chose this preppy-Parisian vintage Liz Claiborne top it balances out the looseness of the shorts.  Paired with some modern accessories they are definitely no longer “mom-shorts”.

Since these did sell out right away,  I’ll be keeping my eye out for a replacement, meanwhile check out some other new items just posted last night on Castaway Vintage!

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

Loving Stripes

31 Mar

I’ve been a bit preoccupied since my last post of the new clothing, well, going through all of the photos and actually listing them, along with it being an amazing summer weather weekend here in SoCal.  Brunch outdoors, the dog park, seafood and beach times at the ocean….midweek and colder weather and it’s back to work.

Anyhow, I have to share my passion and love for STRIPES- I just feel like it’s the perfect clean pattern along with dots, and I’m hard pressed to resist anything with the prefect stripe width ratio.  Here are some great stripes I saw designers had out for 2010 I wish i could buy…

Alexander Wang

Louis Vuitton

Sonia Rykiel


Stella McCartney

Jenni Kayne

Rag and Bone, via shopbop.com

Alice and Olivia, via shopbop.com


Image credit: style.com, shopbop.com

We have some great vintage one of a kind inexpensive stripes listed now in the shop too, click to shop!! :

Vintage 80's striped top, click to buy

Vintage 60s mod Cos Cob striped mini dress, click to buy

Vintage 80s VLP Petites Nautical Striped Sailor Dress