I’m really enjoying being a part of the Etsy community and exploring this enormous site and all it has to offer. There is so much inspiration available from fashion tips to newbie shop info, I find myself spending hours there. It seems as though whatever question I come up with, someone has already asked and the answers are there for the taking. I love looking at other vintage shops too and seeing whats on offer around the globe.

I’m also having loads of fun wearing vintage myself, figuring out what suits me and how I like to wear it. At the moment I like a look that is not head to toe so if I’m wearing something vintage I will go with a modern bare faced take on the make up end of things. I have a few treasures that I inherited and really enjoy wearing from brooches that I was given by my grandmother to ’80′s dresses from my Mum.

This is an amazing dress, vintage 1980′s bestowing on the wearer the illusion of a tiny waist adorned with black embroidery. The skirt has peplum detailing just below the waist. The way the dress folds around the bust gives a lovely shape to the whole piece. The bust ripples out into classic 80′s batwing sleeves. The back of the waistline is elasticated. The colour is a fabulous shade of jade green. The condition is perfect with absolutely no damage what so over. A really unique one of a kind dress.

This dress is currently for sale on Etsy…

I’m excited to be getting ready to launch the shop end of A Retro life. I have quite a small amount of stock to start off with and each and every piece will be difficult to part with but I am still excited to get started. In a couple of days I have a mannequin arriving so that I can start photographing the stock. As soon as I have some images they will be going up here on the blog, stay tuned!