Monthly Archives: July 2015
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ARDEN B Flannel Top, Old [LOVE | ON SALE | ON MY NSALE WISH LIST] | LUCKY BRAND Sienna Cigarette Jeans [ALSO HERE] | SOLE SOCIETY Kimber Wedge Sandal | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff | KENDRA SCOTT Grady Bracelet, Skylar Earrings | GORJANA Taner Pave Bar Necklace, Mika Necklace | RAY-BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji
Plaid, flannel, or buffalo check, I love it all! I love seeing the different colors mixed together in these shirts. I purchased this one years ago at Arden B because I loved this mix of the black, purple, red, and blue together. The material of this shirt is lightweight, so it works perfect in summer when paired with shorts or white denim. In the fall, I pair it with darker skinny jeans and boots. If you find a good material, plaid shirts can be worn year-round. I like to buy ones that are a little thinner because our warm weather last longer than others. I also try and make sure I can roll the sleeves to my elbow or a ¾ length comfortably. When the weather cools down, I love how these pair with leather or other fitted jackets and with long cardigans for a layered look. For summer, I sometimes will toss a plaid over a camisole or tube top and tie around my waist during the hotter parts of the day. This is also nice because while it is hot outside, everywhere is super cold inside. The one I’m wearing only buttons half way, but all the ones linked button all the way. I picked some with some really pretty color options! One is part of the Nordstrom Sale too! If you have been thinking about buying a pair of white denim, it might be just the right time! With the end of summer, I have been seeing them pop up on sale at many stores. These Lucky ones are on sale!!
After four fabulous days relaxing and eating our way through Austin, TX, this Monday is definitely going to be a hard one. But thanks to lots of coffee, I think I’ll make it. 🙂 Happy Monday!!
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HALOGEN Tie Neck Blouse, Old [SIMILAR] | LUCKY BRAND Sienna Cigarette Jeans | SOLE SOCIETY Kimber Wedge Sandal | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Hobo, Old [SIMILAR IN NYLON] | JORD WATCH c/o Ely Series in Cherry | BAUBLEBAR Slim Bangle, Old [SIMILAR], Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Enamel Signature Bracelet | HOUSE OF HARLOW Meteora Stud Set | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji
I talked a bit earlier this week about updating my arm stack, and one big missing piece of the puzzle was a watch. I struggled with picking one out because I wear multiple jewelry metals and could not decide which metal to buy a watch in. I’m not quite to the mixing metals stage yet. I heard about Jord Wood Watches and was definitely intrigued. I mean for starters I had never heard of a wood watch before, and I love finding new things that are not everywhere yet. Also, no which metal to go with decisions!! They have various wood colors from a neutral beige maple to a more natural brown to this gorgeous cherry color. I opted for this color because I wanted a watch that would stand out against my bracelets, but would also compliment all metal colors. When I wear this with gold, the warm cherry tones really shine, but toss on some silver and the cooler side of this color comes out. I just picked up a rose gold bangle and it was like a match made in heaven. This color also mixes well with my wardrobe colors from brown or black shoes to bright or neutral colors. Another little thing about this watch is that it is so light! Some watches feel heavy to me, and when you are adding multiple bracelets as well, weight matters! I chose one of the skinnier band versions, because I tend to stack up my bracelets especially on weekends. I mainly style this watch in the middle of my arm stack. I like the symmetry, and I think it helps the watch steal a little of the spotlight. If you like thicker watches, they have some different styles with thicker bands and faces. You should definitely check out their site and all the cool watch options. Happy Friday!!!!
This post is in partnership with Jord Wood Watches. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Lady in Violet!
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ASTR Floral V-Neck Tank | BANANA REPUBLIC Textured Pencil Skirt, Old [SIMILAR] | G BY GUESS Ninza Pump, Old [SIMILAR] | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel **COLOR BACK IN STOCK** | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Rae Pendant Necklace | GORJANA Taner Pave Bar Necklace | ROCKSBOX Earrings and Bracelet c/o Subscription (First Month Free with code LADYINVIOLETXOXO) | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Pave Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji | MAC Lipstick in Faux
So it’s happening, we are officially forecasted to break the 100 degree mark this weekend!! The fabulous thing about it is that I have some awesome pool time on the books for this weekend. This time of year is my least favorite time to get ready for work!! I mean can I just show up in a tank top and shorts please!! The more professional alternative – a sort of crop top and pencil skirt. This top hits just below mid-waist, so paired with a pencil skirt no skin shows. I do also toss on a camisole underneath just in case. I am always a fan of pairing a pencil skirt with flowier tops, and I love how the bounce on this one floats over the edge of the skirt!! If I am going to wear a tank type top to work, I do make sure the straps are 1-2 inches thick. The material of this one is thin, so it is perfect for hot summer work days!! I also love that I can add a coloful cardigan on top if the office is too cold.
I also have to mention that my Henri Bendel bag in Green is back in stock!! I receive so many compliments on this bag from coworkers, friends, even strangers. I think the color is way prettier in person too. If you prefer a more neutral purse, they also released this bag in a really pretty taupe color. Thanks for stopping by!!
As a member of the Southwest Blog Society, I was invited to Southern Blog Society Conference this past June in Charleston, SC. I was over the moon excited to join in on the fun of SBSCon and to visit the charming city of Charleston. I am really excited today to peel back the curtain, and give you a sneak peek into my conference experience. This post is super photo heavy, but I mean the pictures say it so much better than I ever could describe.
The conference was primarily held a the Belmont Charleston Place off of King Street. This hotel is gorgeous and full of charm and character. The beds were amazingly comfortable which was nice after long conference days. The hotel was also in the heart of King Street with great shops and restaurants all within walking distance.
The event kicked off with a Welcome Party hosted by Swoozies. Thanks to a few flight delay issues, I missed all but the last 10 minutes of this party. Although, this was also one of the hotter and humid nights, so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
Swoozies gifted everyone with a fun little gift pack including a cool notepad, a pen, and some cookies. All necessities for the weekend!!
Cocktails and light bites were served while everyone had a chance to mix and mingle. It was cool to see and meet bloggers you only know through social media or by reading there blog.
Saturday morning kicked off with breakfast and lots of coffee at the Charleston Grill. The restaurant is inside the hotel. They do not normally serve breakfast, but made a special exception for us.
I had a great time chatting with a few bloggers including my roommates for the weekend Dana of Something Good Blog and Taylor of Lights, Camera, Catwalk.
After breakfast, we all headed across the street to the Riviera Theater. We received a few more gifts from Heart and Arrow Design before heading into the auditorium where all the sessions were held.
This part kind of gave me college flashbacks. 🙂 I loved listening to all of the speakers and took lots of notes!!
One of my favorite speakers was Blair from Blog Better by Leap. She spoke on blog design. I am currently in the works of revamping my current design, so I loved some insight into improving your design and making it more user-friendly. If you want help with your blog, check out her sight. She post tons of valuable info all about blogging!
We also had a brand panel with Kendra Scott, TheRealReal, and Lily Pulitzer brand reps. We were allowed to submit questions leading up to the event, and they answered some of the top questions. It was interesting to hear the brands perspective on different things.
After the sessions had finished, the curtain at the front of theater opened to the grand brand networking suite. It was probably the coolest moment of the confernce. I had no idea there was an entire room back there, let alone that all these brands had set up tables and where just waiting for us to head down to meet and greet. I wanted to share a few of the tables, but this is only a small sampling of the brands that were present. Each brand had a little something for each blogger, and it was nice to get some face time with brands and hear about some of the projects they have coming up.
Yep, there was also mimosas and light bites during our networking time!
The founders of the societies and chairs of the conference were Jessica of My Style Vita and Cathy of Poor Little It Girl. The biggest news of the conference was that our little societies are going national!! If you are interested in joining, head HERE to find your region and apply!!
After the conference, I headed out onto King Street to explore a little more of Charleston, but I will save my tourist photos for another post!!
PHOTO CREDIT: Kim Graham Photography