22.12.08

Ice & Snow & Bows & Bandits

Today was cold, guys. So cold that, after returning home at about 11:00am after triumphantly laying my last final to rest, instead of doing the many important errands I had planned, my body went into some sort of shock-induced hibernation and I emerged from sleep six hours later, my pillow soaked in drool. High-fives all around.

Anyways, what better time to receive a beautiful, heavy, full-skirted blue dress in the mail than in such deep-winter conditions? Let me explain...


A few weeks ago, Eva and Sophie of Bows & Bandits Vintage sent me an email asking if I would give them some feedback on their new site. Naturally, I quite promptly...forgot all about it. Because I'm a jerk. But after some gentle reminding, I finally snapped out of it and gave their shop a look.


I was quite honestly impressed. These ladies have really got their act together. Not only is their site refreshingly clean, stylish, and easy to navigate, but the clothes that they are selling are all truly gems. I'm no stranger (no indeed...) to the world of online vintage shopping, both from the stance of a buyer and a seller. It's not every day that you come across people who are willing to take the time and make the effort to ensure that their store looks not only so polished, but also like so much fun.


So, of course, I wanted everything they were selling (I mean, come on!) and of course, I have no money! Apparently however, ridiculously generous is another phrase you can add to the list of compliments I have for these two ladies, because they happily suggested that they send me something from their stock as an example of what they have in store.


So, here I am, pulling my "happy-happy-joy-joy" face, and wearing my lovely new (old) traditional Austrian dress. The beauty is really in the details, for which I hope you will excuse my sad attempt at justice-giving:



Now, schlepping for some stranger's businesses is not something that interests me, and for every one thing I accept, there is usually some creepy site trying to get me to review pearl necklaces or super discounted engagement rings (I mean, for reals guys? At least pretend that you read the blog. Humor me?) But I can easily say that, hands down, this dress is one of the very best things I have been gifted so far, and at the hands of some fine folks for whom I would happily schlepp till the cows come home!


So thank you, Eva and Sophie! You obviously put a lot of hard work into your store, and it shows! I hope I can play a small part in making sure that it pays off.

11 comments:

jayne said...

oo love the traditional dress, so festive. somehow the supposedly festive cold is irking me haha

and i will humor you, i do read your blog hehe ;) its so awesome you don't get conned out, but get to review true beauty and style

melly said...

You look so delighted with the packages it's hilarious!

I read about this store on another blog and i fell in love with so many things. Their lookbook is precious too. Just eeky that the currency isn't in my favour! That blue dress is magic on you.

Parapluie said...

Such an amazing store! I love your dress, that blue is wonderful

Lauren said...

How lovely are they!? Definately have to check their store out. It looks so cute.

x x x

elaina said...

I wish they gave measurements on their dresses, because sizes arent really reliable anymore (different brands define them differently, and vintage sizes rarely match up to modern ones), im really fond of their dresses so its too bad that they dont give waist measurements for example.

Dot said...

Oh my, I wore a dress like this for my very first day of school! Only mine was red...it's funny to see you wearing a traditional Dirndl, being Austrian myself I usually see them on old ladies in mountain villages. Lovely!!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Such a lovely cardigan, Merry Christmas!

not keren said...

hey! i wanna thank you for linking my blog. i totally was looking at yours right before you commented. twilight zoneeeee. also, i'm starting a new section this week where i draw my favorite outfits and ladies from the blogs i read. keep an eye out for, well, yourself :)

Sunset said...

Haha, schlep. I do like that word. And sweet photos, I should definitely check out this store...

Cute dress! :)

Q's Daydream said...

WOW!!!!! Fabulous! I wish I had money.... haha

The dress looks great on you!!!!!! :o)

Kristina Marie said...

yeah, the site is so lovely!
It's clean looking and easy to get around.
haha i know what you mean about blog messages. I dont even have ads, but I get random messages about linking sites and ads. I just got an email yesterday saying how funny and smart my blog is..haha there are no words in my blog.

p.s. you and your blog are too cute. i wish i couldve stayed in nyc after summer and been blog buddies.