Monthly Archives: June 2015

THE Summer Dress

Summer Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Summer Embroidered Details | Lady in Violet

BB Dakota High/Low Dress perfect for summer | Lady in Violet

Sole Society Kianna Saddle Bag | Lady in Violet

Casual Weekend Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Denim Vest over summer dress | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings and Gorjana Mika Necklace | Lady in Violet

The perfect summer dress | Lady in Violet

Sole Society Kianna Cross-body Bag | Lady in Violet

Summer Casual Oufit - Summer Dress with Denim vest and sandals | Lady in Violet


BB DAKOTA Kase Embroidered High/Low Dress | BP Denim Vest | TORY BURCH T Logo Thong Sandal [ALSO HERE]  | SOLE SOCIETY Kianna Saddle Bag | KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings in White | GORJANA Mika Necklace | MARGARET ELIZABETH Amalfi Bracelet in Moonstone ** | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji

** c/o Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription (First Month Free with Code LADYINVIOLETXOXO)

I have to start by telling you a bit about my fabulous weekend in Charleston for the Southern Blog Society Conference.  The city itself was gorgeous with our hotel, Belmond Charleston Place, in the heart of it all!  The sessions and networking opportunities were amazing!!  I can’t wait to start applying some of the what I learned to the blog.  I’m going to do a big recap post, so stay tuned to learn more about my weekend and charming Charleston!

This week, I will be sharing different outfits I wore throughout the conference weekend.  I shot a few of my planned outfits the weekend before I left because I was worried about not having enough time for all the things I wanted to do and the predicted rain (which thankfully was only a couple short showers).    First share this week, my airport and arrival look.  I wanted an outfit that would be comfortable for both the plane ride and for exploring Charleston.  This summer dress is going to be on repeat all season!  It can also easily double as a swim cover-up too.  The sides are low, so I wore a white bandeau underneath, but I think a bright yellow or lime green would also be a fun and unexpected pop of color.  I just purchased my first denim vest and love it!  I love having a casual option to toss on over a sundress and change up an outfit.  I don’t often wear flats, but I like having an easy slip on shoe to travel in.  It makes it easier to go through security, and to slip off on the plane or in a car on a road trip.  These Tory Burch ones are on sale right now, so I linked both sale spots in case your size is gone at one.  I carried this bag for a walk around Charleston.  I wanted a crossbody that could hold a little bit more than my others.  I needed to be able to fit a small point and shoot camera, my sunglasses, phone, and wallet.  This one was perfect to hold all those things!  I could have also fit a set of keys inside if I needed too.

My three-day weekend definitely seemed to fly by!  I’m happy this is another short week for me, since we have Friday off for the  4th of July!!  Thanks for stopping by and get ready to see my favorite look of the weekend on Wednesday!


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Navy and White

Fourth of July Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Embroidered Blouse | Lady in Violet

4th of July Outfit | Lady in Violet

4th of July Outfit - Navy and White | Lady in Violet

Cognac Brown Wedges | Lady in Violet

What to Wear for the 4th of July | Lady in Violet

Summer Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Summer Outfit perfect for 4th of July Party | Lady in Violet


LUCKY BRAND Sleeveless Embroidered Top [ALSO HERE] | DSTLD Skinny Ankle Jeans in Creme Tencel | FRANCO SARTO Sharp Wedge Sandal [SIMILAR] | Woven Clutch. Old  | CHAN LUU White Crystal Cuff Bracelet | STELLA & DOT Pavé Chevron Ring, Renegade Bracelet | KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings in Slate, Arden Bracelet | NADRI Crystal Bangle | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | GLOMINERALS Lip Crayon in Empress Rose | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji

I can’t believe it is almost July!!  Today, I am heading to Charleston, SC for the Southern Blog Society Conference. I am so excited to meet bloggers who I have only known through Instagram or by reading their blog.  I am also really excited to learn more about this fun and crazy world of blogging.   The blogging community is so amazing with everyone willing to share their stories and knowledge!  I am also hoping to get out and a explore the historical parts of Charleston.  If you have any recommendations from eating to shopping to must see tourist stops, please leave them in the comments or email me!

With great American history on my mind and the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would share a little patriotic holiday look with you today.  Navy and white is one of my favorite color combos to wear for the 4th!  I like that it is subtle nod to the patriotic colors, but not too over the top.   I have always been a fan of embroidered tops, and love the details on this one! I especially like that the embroidery goes all the way to the bottom of the top.  The outline helps create a bit of a slimming effect. If you want to add a subtle hint of red you can always add some red sandals or fun red jewelry like earrings or bracelets.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  I am off to catch my flight!!  I’ll be sharing photos of my conference adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (ladyinviolet).  You can also search for #SBScon to see what everyone is sharing!  I will also be putting together a fun post-conference post to share about my SBScon experience.  Ok, I think it is beyond obvious how excited I am for this trip!  See you soon Charleston!

DSTLD WHITE DENIM: Splash of Color


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Hot and Cold

Casual Weekend Outfit - Chambray and Linen Skirt | Lady in Violet

Loft Linen Skirt | Lady in Violet

Casual Office Outfit - Chambray and Linen Skirt | Lady in Violet

Chambray and Linen Skirt | Lady in Violet

Chambray with Gold Jewelry | Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Casual Work Look | Lady in Violet

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag | Lady in Violet

Casual Friday at the Office | Lady in Violet


HALOGEN Long Sleeve Chambray Shirt | LOFT Linen Utility Skirt | FRANCO SARTO Sharp Wedge Sandal [SIMILAR] | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Hobo, old [SAME IN NYLON]  | HOUSE OF HARLOW Sparkling Periphery Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Crystal Pixie Studs  | GORJANA Zion Necklace | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | ESSIE Nail Polish in Limo-Scene | MAC Lipstick in Faux

You ever notice the hotter it gets outside, the colder inside feels.  This time of year sometimes you have to dress for 90+ outside temperatures plus the inside temps that feel like 50 or 60.  I like to mix some hot weather items like this linen skirt with something to keep my warm like a long sleeve shirt.  This linen fabric of this skirt is super lightweight and perfect for hot temperatures!!  As for the shirt, I like that I have the option to roll up my sleeves while outside, and roll them down inside to keep me warm.  I am definitely someone who gets cold easily, so I am always looking for ways to make sure my outfit can work in cooler temps no matter what the outside temp is, especially in an office environment.  I’m really liking the way the dark color of the chambray and olive green mix together, plus the addition of the dark purple bag just adds another dimension! I am definitely going to have to keep this color combo in mind for future use!

Side Note: Did ya’ll know I’m on Snapchat?  Check me out under username LADYINVIOLET.  If you are reading my post on Wednesday, you may still find a few snaps from the blogger dinner I attended last night at B&B Butchers & Restaurant.  PLUS, I am heading to the Southern Blog Society Conference this weekend and will definitely be sharing in on the fun via Snapchat!

LOFT LINEN SKIRT: Summer Casual Style


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How to Style a Colored Satchel

Summer Weekend Outfit -All White with pops of color | Lady in Violet

Pink Floral Top | Lady in Violet

Henri Bendel West 57th Satchel | Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit Idea - White denim with pops of color | Lady in Violet

Summer Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

How to Style a Colored Purse | Lady in Violet

Teal Green Satchel | Lady in Violet

Loft Floral Blouse with White Jeans | Lady in Violet

Summer Weekend Look | Lady in Violet


LOFT Dahlia Relaxed Blouse | DSTLD Skinny Ankle Jeans in Creme Tencel | SOLE SOCIETY Jenny Wedge Sandal  | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel [GREEN TOTE| GREEN CROSSBODY| GREEN CROSSBODY] | GORJANA Aldridge Earrings, Mika Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Pave Links Bracelet, Old[SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Limo-Scene

I haven’t decided what my favorite color to wear with this teal bag is yet, but it is definitely between blue and dark pink.  A few weeks ago, I shared a few tips on purchasing a colored purse, so I figured I would share a tip on how to style a colored satchel.  The shocking truth though ya’ll is this tip is super similar to one of the purchasing tips.  When you carry a colored satchel on a daily basis, you quickly have to love color mixing.  It is a huge part of styling this purse.  I am not going to wear this with a teal or green dress.  I am going to style with either other cool colors like blue to slightly blend in, or with fun shades of pink or purple to allow it to pop.  If you aren’t quite ready for a full on two-tone look, you can start small like in today’s outfit.  Overall my look is mainly white with the jeans and the background of the top which really allows the green of the purse to pop and take the spotlight.  I also love how the green color pops against a dark pink.  The print covers about half the shirt which can ease you into color mixing.

If you have found a colored satchel you love and need help with what colors to wear it with, please feel free to email me ( and I would be happy to give you some style advice!  I also listed some of the summer purse colors I have seen in stores below along with a few colors I would wear them with.  Although, I would advise to just use as a guide because sometimes the funnest part of color mixing is putting the unexpected colors together!  If you want to see more ways I have styled this bag, head to my Instagram where this bag is popping up on a weekly basis in my #ootd posts.  Last, I know some of you loved this color, so I linked a few additional Henri Bendel bags that are still available in it.

ORANGE mix with Cobalt Blue, Brown, Yellow
YELLOW mix with Blue, Green, Pink
PASTEL PINK mix  with Dark Pink, Green, Yellow, Brown
BABY BLUE mix with Green, Purple, Brown

DSTLD JEANS: The Lighter Side of Chambray
HENRI BENDEL SATCHEL: How to Choose a Colored Satchel


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