What I Wore: Got the Blues

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Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie BeeI first experienced Leota earlier this year thanks to Gwynnie Bee. I've always been a fan of matte jersey wrap dresses and the Leota one I received in my Gwynnie Bee box made me a fan. Leota makes much more than wrap dresses; I saw this caftan and just had to try it!

Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie BeeThis caftan  not matte jersey, but a traditional jersey with a silky finish. It has great drape, is richly printed so it doesn't fade when stretched, and while this is fitted I found the fabric didn't cling. The fitted shape took this from verandah to a dressier affair; I kept the dressiness going with a beaded bag, crystal earrings, and heeled sandals.

Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie Bee Zara beaded bag with banana printI got this bag from Zara this past spring. Zara is a company where I've seen people wear cute clothes but I've never shopped there or even entered a store. When I hired a personal stylist she suggested some items from Zara. I made a purchase of several bags and ended up keeping two. The prices are nice, the style is high, and pieces are unique but on trend. I love that one side of the bag is just silver and the other side is wacky with bananas. This bag is no longer available, but Zara is a good place to look for fun, on trend, and budget friendly handbags.

Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie Bee Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie BeeDress: Leota via Gwynnie Bee (XL) (same dress, different print) | Earrings: ASOS (sold out; similar) | Bag: Zara (sold out; another round beaded bag) | Shoes: ComfortView | Cuff: Had forever (budget-friendly option)

Wardrobe Oxygen in a blue Leota caftan from Gwynnie BeeI love Gwynnie Bee for learning about new brands, and trying before I buy. While I love this dress, it's not the kind I'd wear enough to justify purchasing. But since learning about Leota I do have the brand in my wardrobe. And I love that I can wear this dress, and when I'm over it drop it in one of Gwynnie Bee's pre-addressed purple bags, send it back, and get another great piece of fashion! IF you'd like to try Gwynnie Bee, use my affiliate link and get the first month free.

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  1. Oh my gosh. I rarely comment, but I came over to tell you how gorgeous you look in this dress. The color and the silhouette are both fabulous on you. (I also can’t believe that beautiful backdrop of a fence behind you!) It sounds like the dress is comfortable, so I’m wondering if you feel it might be too memorable to wear often or if it just isn’t a must have in your mind? Anyway, you look awesome and if there was a “Alison Top 5 Looks” category, this one would get my vote!

    1. Thank you for commenting Gayle! And I was thinking it’s too memorable to wear. I loved it, toyed with keeping it, but ended up returning it to Gwynnie Bee. That’s what’s so great about the program though!

  2. Two things! I swear Leota has started targeting me because I’ve started looking at M. M. LaFluer or whatever that is and their relentless re-targeting is about to work because I’ve been on the website and their stuff looks so cute and functional! Second, Zara accessories are 10x better that their clothes!

    The Adored Life

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