Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cape of Good Hope

I have a confession.  I wasn't really wearing this outfit in real life, but just stepped outside to snap these while shooting this darling vintage cape for the shop!  Its seriously one of the most beautiful sweaters I've ever laid eyes on with folk/ fair isle motif complete with hearts!  Anyway, now the secrets out- send out the authorities for a fake blogging outfit alert ;)

Outfit Details:
VTG Cape Sweater - for sale in the shop here!
Loafers - thrifted (similar)
Blouse - c/o August Wrinkle (similar)
Maroon Pants - c/o American Apparel

I've been busy with a bunch of different fun collaborations this week and am really excited to have some of my very favorite bloggers wearing The Braided Bandit Vintage in the upcoming weeks!  I'm also super excited about having my vintage in a local salon here starting next Monday, especially since the two salon partners are also small business owners around my age.  I'll have to snap a few photos of the rack I'm bringing over, so many cute dresses!  It will be so nice to have a small in-personal local retail presence, as its something I've never got into before.

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week!
xo Hannah

Monday, September 15, 2014

Checker Out

If I were going back to school, this is what I'd want to be wearing.  Instead I wore it out for a low key date night grabbing Italian food and heading to a local Speakeasy bar for some pumpkin beer and pool!

Outfit Details
Vintage Dress - for sale in the shop here!
Vintage Boots - for sale in the shop here!
Varsity Jacket - Forever 21 (similar)

I love this outfit, its another one where I feel very me.  Mixing a vintage dress (which is now in the shop) with a more edgy/modern jacket like this Varsity one from Forever 21 is what I feel the most comfortable in.  I'm really wanting this maroon version of the jacket too now!  And these boots, ugh.  They are currently listed in the shop for quite the steal of a price ($25!) because they show some serious signs of wear/ peeling on the inside but they are amazing on the outside.  I am once again tempted to go ahead and take down the listing and squirrel them away for myself.  But alas, if I did that with everything I wanted to keep, this dress and these boots included, I wouldn't have much of a business haha!

I hope you are all having a great start to your week!
xo Hannah

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's All Yellow

You guys its COLD. Like it apparently snowed near us this morning. And rainy. And may I point out that it was in the 90s during the day last weekend?  At least its Friday!
Outfit Details:
Mustard Jeans - Rue 21 (on sale!)
Cutout Booties - DSW (similar)
Grey Top - H&M
Sunnies - Zero UV
Necklaces - gift / vintage

I wore this out to grab a few beers at a local brewery (Lefthand) and eat Thai food with R and his sister while she was in town.  The mustard pants (or jeggings as the tag read - what an awful term) are new from an outlet store while we were driving home from the mountains.  And jeggings or not, they're super comfortable (and apparently on sale now)!  I paired it with a cozy sweater I picked up last month that I've been waiting for the cooler weather to wear.

Anyway, more exciting shop things happening, as I was asked to start selling my vintage in a local salon in my new town!  It will be my first in-person vintage location and I'm busy getting a collection together to bring over next week! Hurray!
Have a great weekend!
xo Hannah
p.s. Do any of you guys use rewardstyle with your blogs?  I am just getting started with it and if you have any tips or want to tell me about your experience with it, I'd much appreciate it in the comments! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Raglan Army

Don't you love it when you just feel like YOU in a certain outfit? That is certainly the case with this one for me and this jacket is what my dreams are made of.  I have outfit photos saved on my computer of outfits that I wore and took photos of that just didn't really feel "me".  Those get saved for days I have nothing else to post, while outfits that make me happy I get excited by and post immediately! 



Outfit Details
Army Jacket - c/o Oasap
Hat - Target (similar)
Boots - DSW
Purse - Vintage
Blouse - c/o August Wrinkle

So yeah, back to this jacket.  It arrived in the mail last week and it was still too warm to wear it so I hung it on our bedroom wall so I could stare dreamily at it until a cooler day rolled in.  It is super lightweight, has the perfect slightly oversized fit, and is basically just a really unique take on the classic army jacket.  The cream colored raglan sleeves have beautiful embroidery on them, and I wish I had gotten a better close-up to show you but you can look at it on the Oasap site too.  Anyway, I have sometimes been disappointed with products from this site in the past but this one for me was a gem, so if you're looking for a fun transitional piece I would highly recommend it!

Also, I just wanted to say thank you for the kind words and support in my last most about the opening of my mens vintage shop The Bearded Bandit!  Hope you're all having a great week so far!
xo Hannah

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Bearded Bandit Vintage LAUNCH!

It is with great excitement that I would like to announce the launch of my new men's vintage shop, The Bearded Bandit!  

This is something I have been working on for months, and its so fun to see the shop up and running (it went live last night!)  R helped me re-design both shop's logos and branding materials too (like on our mugs), but I will probably save that for a whole other post.

Anyway, here are a few things that are currently in the shop:


I know most of my readers of gals, but it would be amazing if you shared the shop with any guys in your life who you think may like it!  It will always be stocked with plaid, flannel, and fun novelty prints.  And if you want to order something for your honey, you can use the code LAUNCH20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  So head on over to the shop and let me know what you think! And a huge thanks  to my readers for always being so nice and supportive in whatever I'm doing!
Cheers!
xo Hannah

Friday, September 5, 2014

Alpine Frida

The last of the photos from my mini vacation to the mountains this weekend.  Feeling a bit like Frida Kahlo in my beautiful pink embroidered dress while we explored an Alpine Garden in Vail.  Too bad I didn't have a pile of flowers on my head.
Outfit Details:
Dress - thrifted (similar here!)
Shoes - H&M
Leggings - Marshalls
Hat - Eddia Bauer
Necklace - Charming Charlie

While the leggings and sneaks wouldn't typically be how I would like to style this dress, I knew we would be doing a lot of walking around and sometimes ya just have to balance form and function! When I spotted this dress while thrifting a few weekends ago my heart may or may not have stopped beating for a hot second there I was so excited.  It reminds me SO much of the beautiful embroidered dresses mi amiga Dusana sells in her Mexican Fair Trade shop Mitla Moda. I still hope to one day get my hands on one of her classic cream colored ones as well!

Anyway, lots to get done so I can go have fun at a local brewery tonight while R's sister is in town!  And stay tuned for the exciting announcement I have been alluding to on Monday too!

Have a great weekend!
xo Hannah

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quandary Peak

I'm back! Not having my laptop charger with me turned out to be a blessing in disguise because though I didn't get lots of work done, I was able to enjoy the mini vacation more because of it.  Luckily one thing I did not forget was my camera charger, so as usual I took on the role of paparazzi on our hikes and explorations through the different mountain towns.


Outfit Details
Vtg GAP Overalls - in the shop!
Vtg Tribal Blouse - in the shop!
Hat - Eddie Bauer
Booties - DSW

The fall-like weather up there was actually really nice, and now its in the 90s back at home today so I can still enjoy the last bit of summer weather too.   For my cozy mountain attire, I borrowed a few things from the shop like these vintage GAP overalls and this tribal flannel.  Now I'm wishing I had brought a few more items from the shop to style because the beautiful mountain backdrop would've made such a nice setting for a little fall lookbook for the shop!

Anyway, back to reality now!  Bags to unpack, orders to ship, and vintage to list! But first, coffee.
xo Hannah