A Little Bit of Edge with a Softer Side

It is no secret that Hell Bunny Clothing is known for their use of unique prints paired with fun and flirty swing dresses. How often do you find a lovely floral accented with skulls while maintaining a feminine touch? When I first saw the Hell Bunny Jenna Dress at JBR Clothing, the dainty red roses instantly caught my eye. It wasn’t until I looked at the print up close that I discovered the hidden sugar skulls scattered throughout. The little bit of edge mixed in with the soft floral was a perfect combination.

Available in sizes XS to XL ~ MSRP $73USD

IMG_2172From all my experiences with Hell Bunny Clothing, I find their sizing to be very generous throughout. Sizing down is often the way to go depending how your measurements fall within the charts. I ordered the Jenna Dress in a size Small since the sides have elastic panels and often find halter styles to be generous in the bust. The fit was spot on and the wide matching belt is perfect to cinch the waist. The Jenna features a soft sweetheart neckline with halter straps and full swing skirt. The stretchy side panels are wonderful for those who may be in-between sizes or to simply give you ample breathing room for ease of movement during all day wear. The fabric is a printed cotton which washes quite nicely. At 5′-4″, the swing skirt falls a few inches below the knees.

IMG_2158If you’re looking for cost effective dresses perfect for everyday, Hell Bunny is definitely the way to go. Since their dresses are often made from cotton, they are fabulous to go from day to evening. As I mentioned earlier, the elastic side panels work wonderfully to give you a good fit and flexibility all in one. Often times I hear women withย bigger busts tend to shy away from halter style dresses because the straps tend to place too much strain on their neck. Although I do find that as well in certain styles, the Hell Bunny halter dresses aren’t heavy due to the lightweight cottons used. They also have a large variety of swing dresses available in regular straps if the halter just does not work for you.

IMG_2167The full swing skirt on the Jenna Dress pairs wonderfully with the Hell Bunny petticoats. Accessorizing varies greatly on the setting. To take your look from day to evening, just add a cropped cardigan and bold jewelry with your favorite red pumps. The subtleness of the print will intrigue those around you when they spot the hidden sugar skulls amongst the dainty red roses.

IMG_2166Many of us are on a budget and are looking for affordable options while not sacrificing quality and style. Hell Bunny is a great option for those who love fun bold prints and lots of selection at a fair price. JBR Clothing stocks tons of styles every season and always offers incredible customer service every time.

Add a Little Punch To Your Accessories!

One of the greatest pleasures of blogging is discovering new independent retailers and sharing them with all of you. This time around, they found me! A few months back I received a very sweet email from the creator of Ceci Punch Designs. Of course I did my homework to see what her company was all about and most importantly, was this something my readers would enjoy. I was immediately smitten with the various styles of Ceci’s designs and the affordability of her creations. Being an admirer of beautiful costume jewelry all these years, I was ecstatic when Ceci sent a few pieces to review.

logoCeci Punch Designs has five distinct styles; Fancy Fangirl, Vintage Vixen, Cholita Bonita, Cabana Babe and Bridal Punch. My personal favorite is the Cholita Bonita as it features bold colors, sugar skulls, roses…all perfect for rockabilly girl in me. Of all the beautiful pieces I received, the Skull and Rose necklace is the one I covet the most. Each design is handmade by Ceci and the quality is incredible. I dabbled in jewelry making a few years back and I could not even compare them with hers. They are not only durable but look and feel top quality like high end boutiques sell.

IMG_1375For those true Vintage lovers, the classic timeless designs will be right up your alley. The Tear Drops Noir earrings will pair well with your retro wardrobe going from day to evening. I must admit, I usually shy away from any kind of earrings and stick with necklaces simply because I dislike how they look on me personally. For the first time in ages, I am excited to wear them! You can’t go wrong with silver and black. The copper with pearl and black is another fabulous versatile accessory.

IMG_1390If you prefer to make a statement with your accessories, the Cholita Bonita is the way to go. Ceci sent me a variety of pieces which featured traditional sugar skulls, a personal favorite. Your basic jewelry just doesn’t cut it when you’re wearing the original Deadly Dames designs as they are meant to stand out in a crowd. Often times, I’ll add a skull necklace to liven up (the irony) an outfit needing some extra pizazz. These are the pieces that get the most wear out of all my costume jewelry.

IMG_1384And for the brides to be…Ceci Punch offers custom bridal accessories for you and your bridesmaids. If you are looking for something unique and compliment your dresses, I would definitely recommend getting a custom creation made. Take it from someone who knows, you can spend tireless hours on Etsy searching and come up empty handed.

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IMG_1387Where can you buy beautifully handcrafted jewelry for $15-$50 these days? If you walk into a store at the mall, be ready to pay $30+ for something that will most likely fall apart after a few wears or simply looks like it cost $5. I’ve been there one too many times and now only buy from independent artists like Ceci as I know the quality is MUCH better at a fraction of the cost. It’s wonderful to see something new and refreshing out there as the market is so over saturated with cheap, mass produced junk from overseas. Plus I love knowing we’re supporting a fellow vintage lover like Ceci, who has a passion for pinup and rockabilly just like you and I.