Monthly Archives: August 2015

Perfect Pencil Skirt + GIVEAWAY

Fall Work Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Foxcroft Patterned Blouse for Work | Lady in Violet

Halogen Pencil Skirt and Gigi NY Bag | Lady in Violet Office Outfit | Lady in Violet

What I Wore to Work | Lady in Violet

Work Look for Professional Office | Lady in Violet

Perfect Pencil Skirt in Blue | Lady in Violet

Patterned Blouse with blue pencil skirt | Lady in Violet

What to Wear to the Office | Lady in Violet

| DETAILS |

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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GIVEAWAY TIME!!

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A group of fabulous bloggers and yours truly have teamed up to bring you another fabulous giveaway. We’re so grateful for all your support! We’re rewarding one precious follower with a grand package worth $1,500! The package includes a Canon Rebel camera body, 2 lenses, strap, camera bag, tutorial DVD, and other camera accessories. PLUS a Kate Spade handbag and wallet with chain. Open to international contestants but international winner will be responsible for shipping and applicable custom fees to be paid prior to shipping. Contest ends on September 06, 2015.  Good Luck!!

Canon Rebel Package + Kate Spade

Transitional Tee

Weekend Outfit Idea with White Jeans | Lady in Violet

Ruthie Grace Boutique Top | Lady in Violet

Dressed Up Casual Outfit for Spring and Summer | Lady in Violet

Henri Bendel Satchel and Sole Society Shoes | Lady in Violet

Styling a transtional tee for four seasons | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Harlie Necklace | Lady in Violet

Short-sleeve top and white denim for Spring Style | Lady in Violet

Sole Society Wynn Pumps | Lady in Violet

Transitional Tee for all seasons | Lady in Violet

Dressed up casual weekend look | Lady in Violet

| DETAILS |

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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Farmers Market Outfit + GIVEAWAY

What I Wore: Farmer's Market Outfit | Lady in Violet

Lucky Brand Brown Boots and Canvas Tote | Lady in Violet

White Tee with DL1961 Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

White Tee Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Fall Weekend Outfit | Lady in Violet

Casual Weekend Outfit | Lady in Violet

Totes Adorbs Tote Bag | Lady in Violet

Canvas Tote Bag and Brown Tall Boots | Lady in Violet

Fall Casual Outfit - White Tee, Skinny Jeans and Boots | Lady in Violet

| DETAILS |

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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Summer Nights


What I Wore: Girls Night Out | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Ear Cuffs Climbers | Lady in Violet

Summer Nights on the Town Look | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Necklace and Elaine Turner Clutch | Lady in Violet

Weekend Outfit | Lady in Violet

All Black Outfit | Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit for Girls Night | Lady in Violet

Girls Night Out Outfit | Lady in Violet

Dressed Up Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Ear Cuffs | Lady in Violet

Summer Nights Outfit | Lady in Violet

| DETAILS |

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

I am ready for a Ladies’ Night Out for sure! When dressing up for a night on the town, I love to go back to my favorite style with an all black look.  I love pairing short black dress shorts with a more coverage top.  With these nude pumps, it really lets the legs stand out and do all the talking. 🙂  When heading out on the town in an all black look, I want to be sure to have some fun statement accessories in tow!  I normally might pair this look with some fun and colorful pumps, but for this night I let me jewelry be the standout.  I am kind of obsessed with these cuff or climber earrings from Kendra Scott.  If you aren’t familiar with the style, the bottom portion attaches like a normal stud and then a hook attaches higher up on your ear.  I typically wear my hair down, but I really want to try these earrings out one night with a fun updo or ponytail look.  I think it would really allow their beauty to standout!  Plus, when you are dancing the summer nights away in the Texas heat, it is nice to be able to put your hair up sometimes.  My pendant necklace obsession continues with this gorgeous teal agate necklace.  It is the same new shape design as my pink Fran earrings.  The blues of these pieces are so perfect for summer, but I know these pieces are going to work great with some of my fall and winter looks too!

RESTYLED & REMIXED
Glam Top: The Midi Skirt
Peep Toe Pump: All in the Details

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