Gaga for...Hell Bunny!!!
My 'Brady Bunch' of Hell Bunny items
Hell Bunny is a brand I got introduced to by-where else-Modcloth! They have fun and bright novelty prints and their fashion style ranges from the 1940s-1960s. I believe their prints have something for everyone as they feature a lot of skulls on some of their prints, to which I personally say no thank-you as there's enough death in real life, as well as floral, tropical and bird prints...to which I say yes please! They also have some great circle skirts that come in solid prints-I own two! Let's walk through the pieces I have and I'll explain why Hell Bunny is worth having in your closet.
Glasses- Clothes Mentor, Shirt- Forever 21, Bag- Gifted, Sandals-Forever 21
Left- Aviators- H&M, Tank-Forever 21, Sandals- Forever 21. Top Right- Glasses- Flea market find, Tank- Forever 21, Wedges- Born Concept. Bottom Right- Tube top- JCPenny, Shoes- Nine West
As you can see, this is clearly one of my favorite skirts! What I love most about it is that basically every color seems to go with it! It's always amazing when you love a skirt so much regardless, but it is also super wearable because it can essentially be a different outfit every time you wear it!
Tank- Forever 21, Shoes- Nine West
Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- Jessica Simpson
Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- G by Guess
Earrings- Aldo, Pearls- Gifted, Belt- from a Bernie Dexter dress, Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- Nine West
Necklace- Groupon, Bodycon dress- H&M, Shoes- G by Guess
Left- Glasses- H&M, Necklace- Forever 21, Tank-Forever 21, Bag- Forever 21, Flip Flops- Old Navy. Right- Glasses- Forever 21, Tube Top- Love Culture, Bag- Kate Spade, Wedges- Steve Madden
Part of why I got the red skirt is because I already had it in white (it's called the Paulina skirt) and loved it. White is amazing summer color so I got to wear it a few different times recently, but in totally different styles. I can't wait wait to "rockabilly out" with this skirt, and I say that because despite my love of vintage and rockabilly and this skirt being a circle skirt after all, I have yet to style it in that genre! I'm kind of a big fan of the chic 1980s Ralph Lauren looks (sort of like the one on the left) as well as just being lady like and summer-y in longer skirts (like on the right), which is why I've worn this white skirt a few times in those stylings already. If you're reading this and not super into dressing in vintage attire, these Paulina skirts are a great bet for you as you can style them without being stuck in a certain decade! My only qualm is that it's a little see through, which is fine because I own nude underwear, but for tucking in any darker shirts it's tricky. I think I need to invest in a nude slip...
Belt- from another Hell Bunny dress, Shoes- G by Guess
As any Modcloth enthusiast knows, Modcloth does amazing sales and I recently got this black and white polka dot number during one of their purges. I usually like to wear bright colors, but this is a classic dress that you can't go wrong with and is easy to match with other colors and layer it as the winter begins. Also, no I do not play upright bass. I do play a few instruments, just not the bass. My friend who took this wanted me to pose with his, so I obliged ;)
Shoes- Anne Klein
The good: The prints are amazing. The quality isn't the highest of top notch, as most items are mainly just cotton material, but considering so many other brands sell cotton dresses for so much more I say for what you're paying for it is great. Occasionally Hell Bunny is more pricey, but it's so easy to find sales on Modcloth, Unique Vintage, eBay, and Amazon that it's easy to not pay top dollar.
The bad: Like I said, quality isn't the best fabrics ever...but I'd hardly rank it as bad!
The ugly: No ugly...unless you're like me and on the slender side. But even then this is just information you should know before purchasing and not necessarily "ugly". I'm a 25-26 inch waist, so usually I'm a small in skirts. I'm a XS in Hell Bunny skirts with a little bit of room to grow if need be. That's not a complaint, because those high waisted skirts hit you at weird points sometimes and having a little bit of room throughout the day is often a good thing! The dresses I have more issues with though. I'm an XS in both Hell Bunny and other dresses generally, but in the case of the Flamingo, Souvenir, and B&W polka dot dress I'm borderline swimming in the back. I want to shrink them, but am a little afraid of losing their shape so I'm erring with caution with them for now. Plus cardigan and light jacket season is upon us, so there's no rush (but feel free to leave a comment if you have a tip regarding shrinking your clothes but keeping the shape!) Again, none of this is "ugly" but I'm not convinced their sizing is true to form. And I can imagine if an XS runs large, all other subsequent sizes run large too. FYI.
Bottom line: I love Hell Bunny. Some of the items I have are amongst my favorite pieces of clothing and I have at least a half a dozen other items on wish lists from HB that I am foaming at the mouth for!
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