livin (la vie) da loca

There’s a line I’ve been stalking for over a year now, friends. It’s perched right in the middle of one of my favorite shopping centers in Dallas, Highland Park Village, and creates fabulous/funky/glam pieces out of unused designer fabric.

If you’ve heard of La Vie, you know what I’m talking about!

Whenever I’ve popped back into Dallas, I usually make a point to peek into this hot pink store. It’s always a treat to look through the gorgeous fabrics, colors and textures!

These dresses are definitely a splurge, and after saving up I finally pulled the trigger on this gorgeous floral-jacquard organza kaftan. I wore it for our second anniversary dinner, and it was such a treat!


la vie style house kaftan
la vie style house kaftan
la vie style house kaftan
la vie style house kaftan

DRESS la vie style house kaftan // SLIP commando nude slip (go up a at least one size) // EARRINGS white floral hoops (use LONESTAR for 15% off) // SHOES white platform heels (old Shutz style, similar linked)

Needless to say, this dress is quite the statement… especially when you’re only 5’2! I’ve been wanting a La Vie kaftan for a while but had to find a fabric that worked on me. I finally ended up ordering this one, and couldn’t be more in love! It’s not what you want to wear to show off your figure (haha) but it is such a statement. The fabric is really unbelievable!

You’ll notice that many La Vie pieces, including this kaftan, are sheer. I’m wearing this nude slip underneath to not compete with the fabric, but a white slip would also look fresh and bright underneath. (Heads up, definitely go up a size in this slip! I initially ordered my usual size, and XS, and it fit like a tank top. The S/M is perfect on me, but still pretty short and tight… which is preferable for a slip!)

It’s always special to bring a piece into your wardrobe you’ve been waiting and saving up for for a while. This beauty makes me happy every time I see it hanging in my closet, and I’m already looking forward to wearing it again!

Here are a few other La Vie pieces I’m loving:

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  1. Liz P. said:

    Very beautiful. So much nicer than the caftans I have! I am happy to see caftans becoming a thing. They go in and out of style but I will forever claim the right to wear caftans because they are so comfortable. I wear caftans to the market, out and about, all the time.
    This one could be worn to a party or the opera!

    Published 6.10.21 · Reply
  2. This dress is absolutely stunning! I love that pale blue color and the wide sleeves.

    Published 6.20.21 · Reply
  3. caftans are so comfortable and stylish at the same time. Your caftan looks so cool and vibrant I must say!

    Published 8.1.21 · Reply
  4. mainstaylip said:

    When I return to Dallas, I always make a point of visiting this hot pink boutique. It’s always a pleasure to peruse the beautiful fabrics, colors, dordle and textures!

    Published 11.12.22 · Reply