Scarlett Willow Shop Review!

Full disclosure: I was given these garments as a gift from Scarlett Willow Shop and only paid for shipping. I was not, however, asked or expected to write this review in exchange for these items, I did so because I wanted to and all opinions expressed in this review are my own honest thoughts and impressions.

Full disclosure: I was given these garments as a gift from Scarlett Willow Shop and only paid for shipping. I was not, however, asked or expected to write this review in exchange for these items, I did so because I wanted to and all opinions expressed in this review are my own honest thoughts and impressions.

Awhile ago on my old blog, I wrote a spotlight piece on Scarlett Willow Shop, one of my absolute favourite shops on Etsy. Well, Ashley, the owner of Scarlett Willow, was incredibly sweet and sent me a wonderful thank you package that I wanted to share with all of you!

Ashley sent me two gorgeous vintage tops and I absolutely love them. They were very well packaged and came wrapped individually in tissue paper and it was so exciting to unwrap them.

This first top appears to have been made by a home seamstress (one of my favourite kinds of vintage garments to find!), as there are no tags (or signs of tags being removed), and I really love it. The voluminous, floaty sleeves are amazing and the top fits really well. The top is in amazing condition and I’m really looking forward to sewing skirts (and eventually a pair of bell bottoms!) to pair with it! I think that this top must have been made in the mid to late 1960’s, and I really love the style, it’s so much fun to wear!!

The second top is a lovely 1960’s yellow pussy bow blouse:

This blouse is amazing and I can’t help but smile when I put it on, I love the bright yellow floral print! I’m already mentally planning skirts I can make to go with it and can’t wait to start sourcing the fabric! I love how this blouse feels both classy and fun with the bright colour and print. It has so many wonderful features, such as the button up sleeve cuffs, the pussy bow, the light gathering at the shoulders…this blouse is just gorgeous!

Both tops are in excellent condition and arrived freshly cleaned, which was really nice! Shipping was really fast, even though Scarlett Willow Shop is based in New York, and I’m in Canada, which was fabulous! I can’t wait to start wearing these on a regular basis, I know they’re both definitely going to become major wardrobe staples! They’ll fit perfectly into the 1960’s-1970’s inspired wardrobe I’ve been building and creating for myself.

Thank you so much, Ashley, for these incredible gifts! I feel so honored to have been given them and to have them in my wardrobe!

You can find Scarlett Willow Shop on Etsy and follow them on their fabulous Instagram account!

2 thoughts on “Scarlett Willow Shop Review!

  1. Great post! I spend a lot of time on Etsy browsing all the great vintage clothing. I will have to check out Scarlett Willow… I’m usually looking for labels on garments when I shop vintage, but I’m learning that non-labeled clothing items can be fabulous too.

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    1. Thank you! I really love finding vintage clothes made by regular gals at home, there’s something about them that feels so special to me. I love seeing what techniques they used, which ones they were good at or had trouble with, imagining what they were making the garment for…I found a home made 1970’s floral maxi dress last week in the thrift store that I have to post. The person who made it either really struggled with some techniques or was in a bit of a rush to finish the dress because there are some very wobbly stitches and things like that but that makes the dress so endearing to me. I feel like I can relate to whoever made the dress, my 1970’s kindred spirit. 🙂 I just wish the dress fit me! Unfortunately it’s a few sizes too big, I’ve thought about possibly altering it, but somehow feel like it would be a betrayal to the original maker, though she might love the thought of someone loving the dress she made enough to alter it so it could be worn and given a new life…I’m on the fence! If it were a garment I made and donated, I would personally be thrilled if someone wore it, even if they had to alter it. It’s tricky!

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