style of sam in elizabeth & james metallic caftan dress


Top 10 Caftans for Vacation and More + Shopbop Sale



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style of sam in elizabeth & james metallic caftan dress

Ready for vacation mode?! I am for sure! (Ignore the fact that I just came back from one!) Take me away to the beautiful Italian or French Riviera coast. I’d even settle for the West Coast (aka LA where these pictures were taken) to wear this comfy metallic caftan dress.

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I love how a caftan dress can translate to instant glamour (think Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Rachel Zoe) or a casual day at the beach.  That’s the beauty of a caftan dress! You feel like you’re walking around in pajamas while you’re looking fabulous!

Vacation coming up? Spring Wedding around the corner? Baby Shower to attend? Festival that you must hit? The caftan dress will be your new BFF because you can wear it for all of these occasions!

The trick is in how you accessorize it! You can go glam like I did with loads of gold/ metallic accessories and dressy heels. Keep it casual with flat sandals and a straw bag.

THE STYLE Rx: A caftan dress will take you all the places you want to be! You just need the right accessories! ;)

The shopping fairies were with me at Saks in LA when I spotted this magnificent metallic dress on major sale which happened to be in my size! Anyhow, I’ve worn it with gold accessories for a mixed metallic look. This is what I wore to the Rachel Zoe brand meeting and the Ralph Lauren event (where I got my new fave utility jacket) that I highlighted on my Instagram Stories.

I’ve shown some caftans of all price ranges below! If you have a money tree, then check out these two amazing caftans/investment pieces. This Dolce & Gabbana one shoulder caftan is out of this world gorgeous, and this Talitha kimono caftan is so beautiful in color and pattern.

// top 10 caftans //

metallic caftan ELIZABETH & JAMES (short version on sale)
necklaces VINTAGE CHANEL + VINTAGE MIRACULOUS MARY {look for less here & here}
earrings H&M {old, similar}
ring IOSSELIANI {old}
bag GUCCI (without pearls) {my review here, look for less}
heels GUCCI {look for less}
sunglasses SONIX

By the way, SHOPBOP is having one of their major sales which includes full-price and sale items! Buy More and SAVE More (up to 25%) with code SPRING18! This is when I nab my favorite designer pieces and stock up on basics. Here is what I’m currently loving!

  1. I’m not even joking. I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED with everything from the Veronica Beard line including this flounce dress! I purchased this pink blazer and matching pants because who doesn’t need a power pink suit? Plus, I’ve worn the blazer with this dickey (20% off) and graphic tee with jeans and sneakers for a polished travel look!
  2. These cropped white jeans are perfect for Spring/Summer. They are high-rise (making them super slimming) and just the right length so I didn’t have to cut or hem them, and I have the light wash version. (I’m 5’4″) I also have this brand cut-off shorts. (as seen in this Chic at Every Age)
  3. I still LOVE my mom “wedgie” jeans, and now you can get them for 20% off! Can’t go wrong with Levi’s! BTW, these are rigid denim which doesn’t have stretch. I took my usual size 26. (Seen here and here)
  4. As far as jewelry goes, I’m loving all of the 90s trends that are back in style! These hoop earrings are so fun!
  5. Every season, I want to try this scalloped swimwear. Maybe now that it’s on sale, I will!
  6. I’m obsessed with STARS everything, and this dress is a stunner and statement maker for sure!
  7. I was late to the sneakers band-wagon, but now I’m fully on board. These sneakers are super cute and less than $60 after the sale! (Sneaker-wearing girl here!)
  8. These arc bags are just gorgeous, and I’m so in love with the pink!

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Rxoxo, Sam

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  1. Mica says:

    I am loving that maiz dress on you Sam! Resisting buying it, as I’d have nowhere to wear it, but even hanging in my wardrobe it would look so pretty, haha!

    Thanks for sharing your shopbop picks! I just bought stuff from shopbop the other week, so I’m a little annoyed I didn’t wait on a sale, but the pieces I got are sold out so I feel justified at buying them when I did. Now I just have to wait for the right weather to get to wear them, ha!

    Hope you are having a great week so far! I’m feeling a bit under the weather unfortunately, trying to rest up (as much as you can with two kids, you know how it is!)
    Mica recently posted…Maxi Dresses For The Weekend With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MACMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Mica! I couldn’t resist it. On sale, it was still a bit pricey even though it was over 60% off but I think it will be worth it! And you’re right! It does look pretty nice hanging in the wardrobe.

      And darn it when you buy stuff right before a sale! That happened to me too with some beauty stuff! But I agree… it seemed justified if the items are sold out. Hopefully, the weather works out for you soon!

      Hope you get to rest and feel better soon! I completely understand how it is, and they don’t give mums a break! ;)

  2. Wow, that is gorgeousss! I just love the flowy silver, you’re like a goddess! ;)
    I’ll have to try on some caftans in the future, I just feel like I’m too short to pull them off properly
    Closet Fashionista recently posted…{throwback outfit} Revisiting November 27 2012My Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thank you so much Meg!!

      Girl, you can totally pull them off. I’m only 5’4”. I thought you were taller than me! Just thrown them on with some wedges (or flat sandals if it’s short enough) and you’ll be good to go! I think the waist on this one helps too but I also have one without and still love it!

  3. […] saw this look in my post about caftans! I love a good caftan/maxi dress, and it’s all about the accessories to direct the final look […]

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