Monthly Archives: August 2015
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FOXCROFT Geo Watercolor Shirt | HALOGEN Pencil Skirt in Teal Ocean | CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Fox Nude Pump | GIGI NY All in One Bag | KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings in Slate | STELLA & DOT Pavé Chevron Ring, Rebel Pendant | ESSIE Nail Color in Bahama Mama | IT COSMETICS CC+ Lip Serum in Love | RAYBAN Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
I might have a small obsession with the Halogen Seamed Pencil Skirt. I currently have 3 different colors of this skirt – black, dark pink, and this pretty new teal blue. I love the cut and fit of these skirts. Pencil skirts can be tricky sometimes depending on how they are cut. I have definitely tried on my fair share of bad ones. I personally do not care for skirts that are brought in too tight in the lower thigh/ knee area. I think it can sometimes over accentuate the hip area and make me look odd shaped. I like my skirts to be straight from hip to knee. I think it also looks more professional. Now if this was hot date night maybe then a skirt that has a bit more fit. The material on these is great too, because they don’t really need ironing. I wash and hang dry, and they are ready to go! They really are the perfect pencil skirt!! I’m sure over the next year I will be adding a couple more colors. I really want the camel colored one. I almost always buy my pencil skirts one size up. I tend to tuck blouses into my skirt. I want to have enough space to tuck in a blouse without the line showing through on the skirt. Another sizing note on this particular skirt, I am wearing a petite size and I’m 5’3. It hits just above the knee which is a great length for work.
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RUTHIE GRACE c/o Wilson Top | DSTLD Skinny Jeans | SOLE SOCIETY Wynn Pumps | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel | KENDRA SCOTT Grady Bracelet, Alex Earrings in Cobalt, Harlie Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Bangle [SIMILAR], Pave Links Bracelet [SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | ESSIE Nail Color in Bahama Mama | IT COSMETICS CC+ Lip Serum in Love
Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a great weekend!! I had a fun spa day and received my first ever facial. I’m also now officially addicted to them too! Even though it is only Monday, I am already looking forward to this coming weekend because it’s my birthday weekend!!!! I have been filling my birthday wish list this year with more season transitional pieces.
I’m kind of obsessed with this top from Ruthie Grace Boutique. I love the various shades of dark blue, pink and purple in it. It is definitely a great transitional tee! For an end of summer look, I went with white denim and nude pumps, but this top looks perfect paired with the boots and black skinny jeans from my last post. I love tops with side slits like this one, because on hot summer days I can wear it with shorts and easily tuck the front portion into the shorts. And ya’ll this top with my black leather jacket, amazing!! I love versatile pieces that cannot only be worn in multiple outfits, but in all seasons too! It makes me probably a little too excited when I find a piece like this.
Ruthie Grace Boutique has some amazing transitional pieces available right now and some great end of summer outfit staples too! You can shop their boutique straight from your Instagram account too!! Learn more about shopping their Instagram here, and then head on over to their account to start shopping!! I love this idea because it’s like secret shopping. You can tell the hubs you are just scrolling on Instagram, but really you are buildng your new fall wardrobe! I love it!
This post is sponsored by Ruthie Grace Boutique. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Lady in Violet!
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KIT & ACE c/o Keefer Tee | DL1961 c/o Emma Power Legging Jeans | LUCKY BRAND Heloisse Boot | MY KIND OF LOVELY c/o Totes Adorbs Tote | KENDRA SCOTT Grady Bracelet, c/o Everly Long Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Bangle [SIMILAR] | GORJANA Chloe Large Studs | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | IT COSMETICS CC+ Lip Serum in Love | ESSIE Nail Color in Bahama Mama
Despite the teeny tiny cold front that hit Texas yesterday, it’s still too hot for these gorgeous boots. But after staring at them for the past month, dying to wear them, I decided to style them for a little pre-fall blog post. I usually buy one or two pairs of boots every year, and this year I wanted a cognac brown casual boot that I could wear with jeans and dresses. Because I am short, I almost always head to a store to buy tall boots. I wanted this pair to hit that sweet spot below the knee but above mid-calf. I’m definitely predicting these boots will be on major repeat for fall and winter, so get ready for some fun outfit ideas with these beauties including this perfect Farmers Market outfit! Once the weather cools off, one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is to head to our local farmers market. Our market is held in a large uneven parking lot, so these boots will be perfect to trek through and check out the different farm booths! I’m planning on continuing my love affair with jean leggings this fall! This pair from DL1961 are so comfy, and they fit perfect inside boots. Bonus, use promo code KAREN30 to receive 30% off your entire order thru the end of August!!
Farmer’s Market Tip- bring your own bag! While most of our booths have bags for what you purchase, it is so much easier to carry everything in one bag that you can toss on your shoulder. I love this cute canvas tote from My Kind of Lovely. The handle is soft leather which makes it really comfortable on the shoulder. My Kind of Lovely is more than just cute bags with a fabulous clothes and jewelry collection too. I love their dresses! You can receive 15% off your entire purchase with code LADYINVIOLET through September 30th! They are also going to give one of you a $50 gift card to shop!! Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway will run for one week and the winner will be announced Monday August 31st! Good Luck!
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GLAM Black Top [SIMILAR ON SALE! | SLEEVELESS | SIMILAR] | H&M Black Shorts [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Peep Toe Pump | ELAINE TURNER Chevron Clutch [SIMILAR ON SALE!] | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Caralyn Ear Cuffs, c/o Everly Necklace in Teal Agate | GORJANA Mika Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Slim Bangle [SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | IT COSMETICS CC+ Lip Serum in Love | ESSIE Nail Polish in Fiji