Back in June, I stumbled across a blogging contest that was being hosted by Ebay. They gave out a specific topic to write a blog post about and were having some super successful bloggers judge the submissions and choose the winner who would then receive a pretty amazing prize for their efforts. On a whim I threw together a vintage inspired summer style submission and MUCH to my surprise, I won! The submission was judged by the AMAZING Justina Blakeney (seriously, love everything she does. If you've somehow never heard of her, go check her out. You will not be sorry.) who is basically the queen of all things Bohemian Glam. Every house she styles or features is absolutely #goals so it was a major honor to even be momentarily on her radar.
So while it is obviously a bit belated, I actually caught myself thinking this past weekend, "Good lord, it's oppressively hot. I wish I had a big, flowy kaftan in my closet right now. The thought of putting real clothes on makes me want to retreat to a dark cave and not come out until December."...or something along those lines. A pretty common thought for most people, most of the year, here in Florida. That exact thought was what kind of inspired my post to begin with so here ya go!
So, the cat is obviously out of the metaphorical bag now, but I am officially set up in the new, super gorgeous Retromended location! Brandy, the lovely owner, moved from her quaint little Lake Ivanhoe space and now into her airy, clean, spacious new Mills/50 location next to Tako Cheena! I know she's put SO much work into this space and it definitely shows!
So, now that she has all of this space she asked if a couple of other local vintage and handmade vendors would like to join her and when she approached me OF COURSE I said "uhhhh absolutely!". I am so insanely excited to be set up alongside some extremely talented vendors and makers and being exposed to so many vintage fans who love what we do. The shop has only been open two days now and has been so well-recieved and I am beyond excited to see what the future holds for this new location and being able to be apart of it all is such an honor! I have soo many new items that I intend to start rotating into the store, it's insaaaane and I'm so happy to have such a great, supportive space to show all of my pieces. Everyone should definitely run and check out the new shop and all of the amazing, well-curated items that Retromended has to offer!
In the meantime, here is a list of the other vendors you can catch there: