Hello, my name is Hannah and I am so happy you are here!  I am a vintage shop curator and style blogger located in Colorado and I welcome you to my little corner of the internet.

A little about me. I was born and raised in a small coastal town in New Jersey, but now call Colorado home.  I fell in love with Colorado after visiting Boulder during a trip in high school, and drove out here on a whim after I graduated from college in 2010.  I absolutely love it here but do miss the beach often!

I'm a vegetarian and try to live an overall healthy lifestyle, but I sure do love pizza, burritos, and trying new beers!  I also adore kitties (and animals in general), thrifting adventures, and traveling.  I love exploring and mountain road trips around my home here in Colorado, but the biggest place in my heart is reserved for Hawaii, where I have relatives and am lucky enough to get to visit often!

My degree is in environmental policy, and I worked in that field for a few years until I found my true passion in vintage and recycled fashion.  I started my shop, The Braided Bandit Vintage on Etsy as a creative outlet and place to showcase my thrift finds a few years ago, and am thrilled that I can now call it my full time career!

I live in a cute little yellow house with my boyfriend, who you will see referred to as "R" around these parts.  He is not a huge fan of being in front of the camera, but is a huge help to me and this blog,  helping with both photography and design.

This blog has become an outlet for me to help showcase that all fashion doesn't have to be "fast" or expensive.   And while I enjoy buying the occasional new thing just as much as the next gal, I've enjoyed defining my own personal style by mixing both old a new in my every day outfits!

If you would like to work together, have a question, or just want to say hello, you can email me at: thebraidedbandit@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!