RockAroundTheShop

Hey there, cats and kittens! You’ve found your way to the tumblr branch of my Etsy shop Rock Around the Shop. It’s my own slice of paradise where the records keep on turning to the beat of times a little bit cooler than now and I get to show off what I love: a mad miscellaneous mashup of my own work, carefully selected vintage items, and unique one-of-a-kind hand crafted projects that are often a blend of re-purposed, re-worked, and re-vamped.

I try to fill my shop with enthusiasm, attention to detail, and just plain ol’ cool stuff. My hope is that you find something you love here as much as I do!

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A fabulous 80s party dress! The bottom half is a total rockabilly special: full taffeta skirt with it’s own built-in lace trimmed crinoline, ruched waist, and plenty of poofy goodness! Would also be a great 80s trad goth prom option. Great for a party, prom, a costume piece… this dress is fabulous in general, no matter what you plan to wear it for. The entire thing is so well constructed with a ton of great little details (the flower has a rhinestone button in the center that glitters in the light, the back buttons up with sparkle buttons, the burnout velvet has shimmer-y dots…)

Go take a look at it in the shop!

Yay! Cute Easter / Spring retro die-cut decorations are up in the shop! Perfect for crafting or decorating your space with some retro kitsch goodness. xxx

(Don’t forget to use SPRING14 for 10% off your order of $10 or more!)

Sale is going great, guys! Scoop up a great deal, especially on some end-of-season pieces that will be expiring soon! So if you’ve had your eye on a sweater and need an excuse… grab it now using SPRING14 for 10% off!

And although the shop will be on vacation soon… I absolutely can’t wait for you guys to see some of the stuff I’ll be posting in the beginning of May! TONS of 50s pieces that are just too beautiful. I’m giddy just thinking about it. (I just had to make a post about it to share how excited I am!)

VACATION ANNOUNCEMENT & SPRING SALE!

I was going to give you the news separate, but after consideration I figure it goes hand in hand…

RockAroundTheShop will be on vacation from April 14th to May 7th. You’ll still be able to browse and shop to your heart’s content, but there won’t be any new listings and orders placed during this time WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL MAY 7TH.

That means if you’ll need something for a certain event (mainly I’m thinking of prom or easter here) then I recommend you order anything you’ve had your eye on NOW.

And to make your choice even easier… Use coupon code “SPRING14” for 10% your order of $10 or more! This coupon is good through April 13th.

Happy shopping, darlings!

Just listed these great clear plastic shoes with silver kitten heels! Perfectly funky, and a totally unique statement to pair with just about every outfit. xxx

Just listed these great clear plastic shoes with silver kitten heels! Perfectly funky, and a totally unique statement to pair with just about every outfit. xxx

Sister sunflower sundresses! These two vintage 90s sunflower dresses are fabulous, I own other vintage dresses exactly like these by this brand and they are by far my favorite summer dresses. They’re one of those dresses you have in your closet that you pretty much live in. They’re easy to dress up or down, hella comfy, and really cute.

80s PROM DRESS: GOTHY EDITION. A big poofy dress to match your big poofy hair! This designer Victor Costa dress is the kind of stuff spooky 80s dreams are made of. Sighhhh I wish I had a reason to keep this for myself. But alas! I must find it new home!

80s PROM DRESS: GOTHY EDITION. A big poofy dress to match your big poofy hair! This designer Victor Costa dress is the kind of stuff spooky 80s dreams are made of. Sighhhh I wish I had a reason to keep this for myself. But alas! I must find it new home!

So as I’m sitting home on a Friday night listening to WTNV and sprucing up my Etsy shop (gettin’ wild on a Friday!) for some reason this windbreaker suit I’ve had in my shop for a bit suddenly hit me in a new way… Old Woman Josie. This is Old Woman Josie’s tracksuit and no one can convince me otherwise now. I love love love sweet n’ sassy old ladies in crazy windbreaker tracksuits. It’s adorable (like Grandma Yetta from the Nanny). I want this to get snatched up by some fabulous cosplayer and turned into a seriously awesome Old Woman Josie cosplay (and I want pictures of it).

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