Review of LuLaRoe’s Julia Dress (unsponsored)

Note: I don’t sell LuLaRoe, and I paid for the dresses that I show in this post. This post does contain an affiliate link to Amazon.

I love, love, love the Julia dress from LuLaRoe. Now I typically like to spend no more than $30 on a dress, so I’ll wait for the department store sales before I go dress shopping. But the Julia –priced at $45– is worth the money, in my opinion.

Since it’s a form fitting dress, I was originally skeptical that I would like it. But the fit is so, so flattering! I did size up larger than the recommended size. In the Loft or Ann Taylor, I wear an 8 or a 10 in dresses (usually an 8). The Julia size chart recommends that I order a medium, but I already have an Ana dress in medium, and I don’t like how tight it is in the rib cage and the arms, so I ordered the Julia in a large, which is supposed to fit sizes 12-14.

What is also great about the Julia dress is that my friend who is built completely opposite than I am also loves it. Nicole is much shorter than I am, and has a very curvy but athletic figure (think hourglass), where my figure is more straight up and down (rectangle). The fact that two very differently built people both love this dress really shows how great this dress is.

The Julia is a midi-length dress, but I have two of them, and the geometric print dress is shorter than the other as you can see in the photos. At 5’10”, I prefer the longer length. My knees are not exactly my favorite part of my legs.
Julia collage

This dress is so comfortable! I’ve been wearing it to work, and I basically feel like I’m wearing a pajama t-shirt all day. Throw a complimentary blazer on, and Julia looks completely professional. I’ve been unexpectedly called into a meeting with high-profile “customers” while wearing a Julia (I work for a DOD school that’s for service members, so basically our “customers” are the career field managers from all military service branches). I felt completely confident that I was dressed appropriately, and I believe I presented myself professionally. And I was so comfy doing it!

Julia
Wearing Julia at work with a teal cardigan, brown tights and brown chukka boots.

By the way, if you like my cardigan sweater in the photo above, it’s the BIADANI Women’s Crewneck Button Down Sweater on Amazon. The teal cost me $14.99, and I’m very impressed with the quality. The fabric is thick, and it’s difficult for me to find tops with long enough sleeves for me.

I love how many colors and patterns are constantly available. I’m planning on buying a couple more Julias in more casual prints or fabrics as go-t0 dresses for this summer. I think this dress will be perfect for the playground or walking around outdoor shops, etc.

Do you own a Julia? What do you think about it?

 

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Giveaway: Ubbi Diaper Pail, 8/12-26 (US only)

Are you expecting in 2014? Did you just have your little bundle of joy? Know someone who’s pregnant or trying to conceive? Then this event is for you! Alex of Mommy’s Obsessions is expecting her second son this October and has created an event that is perfect for expectant mothers. Mommy’s Little Miracle is a Pregnancy, Newborn/Early Infancy, and Postpartum event that will be featuring everything from maternity clothing to newborn essentials, to postpartum products you must have. We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar. Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!
 
Today Mommy’s Little Miracle is featuring a diaper pail that is revolutionizing the way we store our dirty diapers – the Ubbi World Diaper Pail!

About Ubbi World

(As from their website)


Enter the world of Ubbi… where innovative products are created with parents and children in mind. Under the Ubbi name, you will find unique, quality products that are designed to be easy to use, helping to simplify parents’ lives while keeping babies as happy and safe as can be.

From concept to final creation, the Ubbi team works together every step of the way to bring you the best in design and value. The first of our products to launch, the Ubbi diaper pail symbolizes our customer focused philosophy and embodies our innovative capabilities. The Ubbi diaper pail is simple and easy to operate but utilizes innovative materials and an intricate design to achieve maximum odor control. The Ubbi diaper pail was machine-cycle tested and put under strict quality control requirements to prove its superior functionality and ultimate value.”

Photo Credits: Ubbi World
 
From Alex at Mommy’s Obsessions:

Diapers are an essential when it comes to raising a baby, because lets face it, your baby can’t be diaperless! One of my biggest pet peeves when it came to diapering Little Mister is that the dirty diaper – whether it be cloth or disposable, ALWAYS stunk up the diaper pail, which in turn stunk up the room! It was frustrating to always walk into Little Mister’s room and have it have a lingering smell, so when it came time to start thinking about a diaper pail for Little Boy’s room, I was determined to find something that didn’t smell!

Ubbi World Diaper Pails are not only sleek with a modern design, but they’re made from steel and don’t stink! Best of all, the Ubbi World Diaper pail is convenient because it doesn’t require a special bag for storing your dirty diapers!

To Purchase: Visit Ubbi World to browse the various colors of diaper pails and to grab some accessories! 

To Win: Mommy’s Obsessions and Ubbi World want to give one lucky reader a Diaper Pail of their own! Winner gets their choice of color!


 

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of August 26th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommy’s Obsessions Facebook. Winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving their winner’s email otherwise they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Ubbi World. Mommy’s Obsessions and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. For any questions contact Mommy’s Obsessions. Mommys Obsessions did receive compensation or product in exchange for the promotion of this event. This blog did not receive compensation for the promotion of this event. 
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Giveaway: $25 GC to Petite Trinklets, 7/29-8/12

Welcome to the Petite Trinklets $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!
Sponsored by Petite Trinklets

I’ve always been a little envious of the talented folks who make jewelry! Not only do they have to be artistic to design their jewelry, but it seems like it must take such skill and attention to detail in order to put intricate pieces together!

Mommy’s Obsessions has teamed up with Petite Trinklets to bring you a fantastic giveaway for the chance to spoil yourself with some new gorgeous, handmade jewelry!
Photo Credits: Petite Trinklets
Petite Trinklets is owned and operated by jewelry maker Anita, who originally started her business journey with the shop Anci Decor. As Anci Decor flourished, she decided to take her business to the next level by creating her newest line, Petite Trinklets. Petite Trinklets features gorgeous, handmade jewelry that is simple, yet classy and timeless.

Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and we deserve to spoil ourselves sometimes too! Petite Trinklets makes gorgeous handmade jewelry that can be worn for every occasion, whether you’re just running out to the grocery store, or if you’re headed for a night on the town with your spouse. If you’re not a jewelry person, that’s okay too! Petite Trinklets jewelry makes for a wonderful gift for a loved one! They even make wedding party jewelry too!

To Purchase: Visit Petite Trinklets on Etsy and chose the piece of jewelry that fits your personality the best!

To Win: Mommy’s Obsessions & Petite Trinklets want to give one lucky reader a $25 Gift Certificate!

 

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of August 12th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommy’s Obsessions Facebook. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize otherwise they will forfeit said prize and a new winner will be chosen. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Petite Trinklets, Mommy’s Obsessions and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. Please direct questions, comments, and concerns to Mommy’s Obsessions. Mommy’s Obsessions has been provided with product to review by Petite Trinklets but has not been monetarily compensated for this giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

Note- My Life: A Work in Progress was not compensated for this giveaway.
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