huipil x monrow

sponsored post by LA Bela Bags and Monrow Attire
huipil bag
HUIPIL (we-pill)- Handwoven embroidered fabric made in Guatemala.
It's actually a pretty special material. Women spend hours weaving and creating beautiful designs, usually making clothing out of them. My husband served his LDS mission in Guatemala for two years and we have talked about how hard the little old ladies would work on their artwork. Having an item from a place that means so much to my husband feels really special. I once asked him if the huipils are traditional wear for the Guatemalans. His reply was that while most wish they could wear such beautifully garnished clothing, sometimes it just isn't practical. 
AND Sometimes they are expensive.  However, out of every single place I have seen selling one of these handwoven bags, LA Bela Bags has the best quality for their prices. (I sound like an infomercial? I am just so happy to finally find these bag for such a great deal). Check out the Etsy shop and see how beautiful the embroidery is on the purses and day bags. My favorite in the shop right now is this beauty. (& be on the look out for a giveaway on my Instagram account @lauryncakes on the 19th)!

As for the grey (the English spelling is so much prettier than gray), or granite, bodycon dress... it's a yes from me. The dress came straight from Monrow Attire, a minimalistic clothing company. As I have been testing out their clothing, there is one thing I have noticed over and over: they are so forgiving! Normally, a bodycon dress would give me some major anxiety over my trouble area (READ: "the pouch"). On the contrary, this dress has a bandage bottom (that clings to your legs nicely) but is loose around the hip area. Because, let's be honest, I'm all about that bass-- no treble. 

winter outfit
wide brim hat
marsala hat
city girl
gutamalan bag
TIGHT DRESS: gift from Monrow Attire | EMBROIDERED BAG: gift from LA Bela | BELT: Forever 21 | CARDIGAN: Target | HAT: Boohoo | SHOES: Carlos Santos (similar)

PS... I must like touching my hair and neck.

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20 comments:

  1. Love the grey!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this, and the bag is so bold and unique I truly love everything about it.

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  3. Very cute outfit - I love the accessories.

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  4. I like the design of the bag and the unique creation of the bag!

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  5. I love the color of the bag. I would be able to match it with anything...

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  6. That bag is fabulous! Great story behind it too.

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  7. I really like that purse. I ordered one at the beginning on Beyond The Rack that looks a lot like it. Can't wait to get my order!

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  8. That is a really pretty purse. I agree that it is more special to know that it is hand crafted by people in good conditions. God bless! :)

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    1. Thank you! I know that it was worked so hard on.

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  9. Cute outfit. I am loving the purse.

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  10. So excited to see a fashion writer featuring globally-made items that help support women worldwide! Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! I think it is important to support others that need it the most.

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