It's Been Awhile...
Can you believe it has been almost 7 years to the day that I last updated my Oh So Retro blog? Those 7 years feel like 7 lifetimes. And in some ways they were. I am no longer the same girl I was in those photos, making gluten free bread and cutting my own hair. I have seen hardship, and heart ache, suffered the loss of my mother and dealt with serious mental health issues.
Somehow through it all I was able to keep Oh So Retro afloat. It took a lot of work but with the support of my dear boyfriend Kevin, and a successful Go Fund Me campaign in 2016 I am still here today. Thank you again to all of my friends, family, customers and even strangers - your continued support is always appreciated. (And just so you know, I no longer have to eat a gluten free diet, so the past 7 years wasn't all bad. Just a challenge!)
This isn't a traditional re-launch, as I am not really offering anything new so much as I am offering some things that are old, things that had made Oh So Retro what it was in the beginning, what defined my "brand" and made me happy. My authentic self, so to speak, that has been lost under those 7 difficult years.
Returning to the shop will be the vintage fabric in bold prints, the tote bags and wristlets, little zipper bags and yes, wallets. There will always be wallets. But I want to make pretty little things to put out into the world, and I am excited to be feeling more myself, and more creative these days. It's a bit empty right now, but I hope to fill the shop up over the summer.
If there is something you would like to see return, or something you have been looking for, drop a line and let me know! I'm looking forward to seeing where 2018 brings Oh So Retro, and celebrating my 15 year anniversary next spring! As always, thank you for your continued support over the years.
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