3.31.2010

ETSY OPENING! Week1: Nautical

Pheeew! As I wipe beads of sweat off my forehead and pat myself on the back for finally pulling this Etsy opening together I'm also discovering a new found respect for all you girls who sell vintage on the regular. I've done large updates before, but I had completely forgotten how much work it is getting everything in it's right place.

I'm gonna go ahead and apologize for the extremely orange photos because that was definitely not they way I intended them to be. We tried to go to a sandy beach to really grasp the nautical theme, but the wind was ferocious and the girls were freezing their little tooshes off. I couldn't bare to keep them out in the cold like that so we came back to my house and rearranged my entire living room to get a clear brick wall. It was the first time using my studio lights, and it's obvious I had no idea what I'm doing with them. We'll just consider this round practice!

My new shop name is called Action Is The Fruit which is actually a continuation of my blog name that I took from an Emerson quote. It goes like this:
“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it”

I liked this name because a blog is kind of where your thoughts originate (the blossom) which eventually leads to the connection with you guys (the language) and then to the selling of clothes (the action and the fruit). I know that's really silly and sort of confusing, but I thought long and hard to make sure I got the right name from the beginning!



















Unfortunately a lot of the skirts and accessories are not for sale (some are though), I just had to use them for the styling. Hopefully I'll be able to round up a lot more skirts next time, but for the most part I've got blazers, blouses, shoes, overalls and swimwear this time. I won't be able to go full force with the shop until school is over next month, but after that I'll be a selling machine.

For vintage I'm selling here.
For modern I'm selling here.

ENJOY!

37 comments:

Juliette said...

Beautiful outfits! My favorite is the black body suit with buttons.
Also, I think your blog name and etsy shop name is really creative :] it's not silly or confusing at all.

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Gracie said...

Beautiful outfits! I just impulse bought that navy romper!

I regret nothing!

Wish I could get more but it's not my size!

LyddieGal said...

Congratulations on opening shop!!
I love your pieces, they are so cute!
Best of luck!

Chic on the Cheap

Mel said...

Yay I shall go check out your shop right now!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the store. That sailor dress is stunning!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

These photos are crazy adorable! Your inventory is lovely. I aspire to have a shop like yours!!

Vickie said...

Great pieces! Love the shoes and the bag... Good luck with the Etsy shop, I'm sure you'll do amazing :)

I did a blogger spotlight on you btw- I think you're fabulous! Check it out if you're interested xx

http://adventures-in-fashion.blogspot.com

Pure Harte said...

Congratulations on the opening. All the hard work paid off because it looks great. I can't wait to have a proper look through the store later on.

Carys said...

Congratulations on opening Etsy!! I love the little black and white hat, and the nautical theme! If I won the lottery the first thing I would probably do (after celebrating for a long time and stuff) would be to buy all of those lovely things! Hope the shop goes well!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

BaronessVonVintage said...

congrats!!! The shop looks AMAZING!!! So exciting!

Q's Daydream said...

Adorable!!

electricsbubbles said...

Beautiful outfits and photos
I love all looks!
^^

Kisses

Rosie said...

This is EPIC! Love it all! That swimsuit with the buttons is SO amazing!

Brittany said...

I'm gonna go with the crowd on the bathing suit..! So adorable. I love how you used your friends as models too!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

This is all really amazing! I can tell how much hard work went into getting this together. Congrats!

Gigi said...

Congrats on the shop opening! Loving your photos, especially the shoe one!

DearBeatrice said...

Ohmygosh! I'm so excited!! gonna go check them out now ^.^

Trishna said...

I love the last swimsuit featured here and the anchor pendant and so many other things. Congratulations on this endeavour. I shall go check out your store today.

Trishna

http://tashrin.blogspot.com

DIANA DYE said...

AMAZING !!!♥ I love them so much it’s so fantastic I could die!

Mousevox Vintage said...

So exciting and so happy for you! xo

Breathless Ms. Seberg said...

The photos are lovely, and I will definitely be visiting your shop! Congrats!

xoxo,

Ms. Seberg

Justice Pirate said...

Loveeee the clothes. you've already sold things that quickly it seems!! Great job! I love the shop name and how there is a great connection in the name of your blog!! I will be keeping track of your shop and hopefully I can find something that I will be able to purchase one day!!!

{Tara} said...

I pretty much need every one of these hats!

Robyn said...

Congrats! It's a ton of work, but so worth it. Good luck, and really amazing photos.

meghan said...

your photos are so fun! i love the tied-together theme. heart!

Lindsay Jean said...

i think ill be obsessively checking your store from now on. that striped tank top bathing suit is incredible! if only i was a twig!

Silvia Couture said...

found your blog today! Great pics and your refreshing from most bloggers!

-Silvia

Hannah Keen said...

oh Starr I am thrilled!! we should go out and celebrate tonight!
p.s i love the etsy shop and the name! you did a swell job advertising them!

Annabelle said...

Welcome to ETSY. The more the merrier!

Your pictures ROCK! Having the brick background makes your items that much more interesting.

Good luck,

Annabelle

Little Garcon said...

Congrats on the store! I can't wait to make my first purchase!

-Christine

My New Favourite Thing said...

Ahoy there! Cute post. Love a Breton stripe. x

Justice Pirate said...

I agree that Gingham is great for the spring especially during Easter season!! I love the 40s bobby soxer look so the saddle shoes really help with that. If I ever get a chance to I will scan inspirational photos my parents have of bobby soxers in the 40s. hehe.

amanda said...

amazing! you've done such a great job finding stuff and styling the shoots. you are super talented!

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations Starr! Your shop looks so amazing!

Lulu Letty

Delightfully Tacky said...

This shoot is adorable! I love nautical things, I need more stripes in my life, I think.

Diane said...

This all looks so wonderful. I'm off to check out both of your shops now!

girlnextdoorfashion said...

soooo cute!!
looks like a magazine shoot!! I love it!!

charlotte
xxx