Life Lately

New Ikea duvet cover // Vintage grey dress in the woods
Newly hemmed vintage // Wandering the gardens at a festival
Red plaid adventuring gear // Fun shoot with a vintage mustang
Fave new American Apparel shoes // "I'm outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios."   
 Sorbet colored flowers // Mint + orange for date night
New pretty packaging stickers // Frolicking in lavender 
Beautiful antique chair // An old white barn
 Just stopping in quickly to say hi! I cannot believe it is the end of July already, this summer is flying by and there is still so much I want to do! We leave for Cozumel in less than two weeks and I am SO excited, even if its only for a few days! Trying to eat healthy and ride my bike a lot until I leave, I feel like I can keep it up until then, seeing as its only two weeks away. The fact is though, our hotel is all inclusive, meaning all you can eat and drink, so I am not going to stress about "bikini shape" too much! I want to be able to just enjoy myself while I am there!  If anyone has ever been to Cozumel and has any recommendations on what to do, I would love to hear them!  I am looking forward to: Mexican food, fresh fish, refreshing my Spanish, swimming in the ocean, having free drinks delivered to my pool chair, and exploring on the free bicycles the hotel provides! I lived my whole life on the ocean until I moved to Colorado two years ago, and have been really missing the water this summer. There is nothing better than falling asleep exhausted on clean white sheets after a full day of swimming, sun, and sand!
xo Hannah
p.s. You can find me on instagram @braidedbandit, come say hello!


  1. that duvet cover is amazing! love all of your photos.

  2. gah i cant believe it's the end of july EITHER. i hate thinking about it. and you seriously have the prettiest photos- i love the one where you're wandering around gardens in the festival :)

  3. i swoon for the top two! love the duvet & your pretty, pretty dress. & the antique chair? to die.

  4. I love all the vintage and the flowers, such pretty pictures.

  5. so many beautiful photos!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

  6. What lovely instas. I am such a fan of your style! Hope Mexico is fab, I'm sure it will be.

    xoxo, hm

  7. this post is lovely! You're looking wonderful!

  8. All your photos are so summery and dreamy, you've really captured the mood of the season (if that makes any sense)! Sounds like such an amazing holiday too, how exciting :)
    Faye x

  9. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for taking to the time to look at my posts,it means alot.

    Im really loving these photo diaries bloggers are doing lately,its a fab and cute way to see what youve been up to,and the photos are all so cute and wonderful.

    I love Vintage and that Mustang is amzing,if my boyfriend saw that,he would want it!

    Love the vintage style to your photos too,makes them look aged and reall special.
    Hope your well and have a wonderful week x

  10. Looks like some lovely times you're having! It all looks very sunny - England is so very grey at the moment. That CHAIR is beautiful!

    Thanks ever so for the kind comments you left over on my blog, I love having new visitors. Please do stop by again soon if you get the chance.

    Have a great day!

    Jennie x

  11. That duvet cover is so lovely!

    I can't quite believe July is over either. Pretty crazy.

  12. Seriously, where did this month go?? These photos are all so pretty, I agree with the above comments that is one gorgeous duvet. And I just followed you on instragram! :)

  13. Oh. my. goodness. I have two antique chairs that look just like that. What are the chances?!! Crazy world.

    Love the ikea duvet, especially with the yellow touches provided by the pillows. :)

  14. Haha, I want that beer glass! So true. The chair is amazing too.

  15. That is such a good idea. I know that when I went on my cruise, I worried probably a little bit too much about keeping in shape, since they had so much delicious food. But once I let go a little, I was able to enjoy myself so much more. :)
    Lovely instagram pictures!
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  16. Amazing photos, all of them!
    Following you! Stop by sometimes :)


  17. Great photos, seems like you're having a lovely summer to far - cheers to a wonderful rest of summer as well!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  18. Love that gray dress! Such pretty photos - and I can't believe how quickly July flew by...

  19. love the pops of red, reminds me of anne carson!


  20. You are a very funny writer! I really like that beer glass, it is so funny!

    I also really like your blog - new follower :)

    Treasure State

  21. love all these photos! ;)


  22. free bicycles, can't wait to hear about that! & you def look like you'd be in great bikini shape to me! how long are your bike commutes to work? The photoshoot in the woods look dreamy & the mustang shoot so cool... I'll have to keep looking back to see. Hope you enjoy your weekend and get some rest after the trip!