giveaway dress via The Braided Bandit

As I mentioned last week, I am thrilled to have finally won my first every blogging giveaway, via Elana  of Room 334!

Not only is Elana one of my best blogging friends (but what does that even mean, anyway?), she also packed full a pretty awesome giveaway, leaving me with a bunch of goodies to pick out!

Now presenting my first pick: a beautiful dress from The Braided Bandit!
hair clip- F21, vest- 7 For All Mankind c/o Carina, dress- The Braided Bandit, wedges- Bakers, ring- Ireland

I am absolutely floored by both the dress and service I recieved from Hannah of The Braided Bandit! 

Seriously, I don't know how she finds such amazing, still cute and not weird, vintage pieces to fill her shop! I've heard from several people about how overwhelming it is to look for nice vintage stuff, and Hannah literally takes out that tiresome step by curating only fabulous items. I've been smitten by several of the gorgeous dresses she features on her blog, but when I finally got to pick one out, I saw this one and knew this was it!
The multi-colored floral print is totally on trend today, but also offers something so whimsically 60's. It feels exactly like something I could have worn as a costume in The Pajama Game!
I was drawn to pair this sweet shift with pink lipstick (Maybelline Color Sensational in Fuchsia Fever, if interested), a sparkly ring, and a bow barrette, but also toughen it up with a denim vest I recently inherited from my sister. [Originally purchased off eBay in high school. Lesson here: stuff comes back in style so save it!]
Once I contacted Hannah about my dress, she was on top of it and a complete joy to work with. She even offered to hem the dress, after I mentioned I was a bit concerned about the length being right for me. I so appreciated her going the extra mile, especially since the dress was a giveaway win and I wasn't even a "paying customer"!
The dress arrived so promptly in this ah-dorable packaging. Haven't fully decided where to put my flag garland yet, but it's going up somewhere because it's too cute!
In conclusion: thank you Elana, thank you Hannah!

I cannot wait to wear this dress again and can definitely see it sticking around in my wardrobe for a while! As for the rest of you- hurry over to The Braided Bandit (blog & Etsy) to snag yourself one of Hannah's gorgeous picks!

Oh one last thing- thanks to Kate The Great for taking these pictures- a firstie date in downtown Campbell, just perfection.



Elana said...

Priya! You picked the CUTEST dress and I'm in love with how you styled it! I was so excited for Hannah to participate since I always love what she stocks in her store, and I'm even more excited to see you put one of her gorgeous dresses to good use! This just looks incredible on you. And isn't Hannah the sweetest?

Can't wait to see what else you get/got!

Alexa said...

such a pretty outfit Priya <3 I really love the denim vest. I want to find one because they are so perfect for spring and summer especially over a gorgeous dress like this one! and congrats on the giveaway. Hope you're having an awesome summer!!

Alexa <3

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Aaaawww!!! How cute!! Congratulations on winning such a cute dress, and I absolutely love the pretty packaging they did. You wore this dress so beautifully with the denim vest and neutral shoes. Love love love Priya!


The Braided Bandit said...

Priya! I can't believe I am just seeing this now, thank you so much for this post! I have been a bit absent on the blogosphere because I have been moving into a new apartment for the past week, needless to say it has been a tiring process! This post just made my whole day! I am going to share one of these on my blog too for my Friday favorites post, and if you don't mind I would love to put a picture on facebook as well! It looks so good worn casually with the vest and sandals and I wish you could model all of my vintage for me! :)
Happiest of fridays to you!
xo Hannah

JennaStevie said...

I loooove this dress, it looks amazing on you, the perfect colours. And that denim vest is so perfect.
Hannah has some pretty fantastic stuff in her shop!

Kristian said...

Ah! How fun. I love both Hannah and Elana, and it is cute packaging on top of everything else. Sweet.

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