Monthly Archives: January 2015
Photo Credit : Brian Rock
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GAP Sweater, Old [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | CHICWISH Faux Suede Cutout A-Line Midi Skirt SOLD OUT, [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | WHITE MOUNTAIN Carmella Boots, Old [SIMILAR] | SPANX Leggings | GIGI NY All In One Bag | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR] | GORJANA Chloe Large Studs, Mika Necklace [ALSO HERE] | ESSIE Bahama Mama | MAC Lipstick in ‘Faux’
I love a good cowl neck sweater. You can mix it up and wear it several ways. On colder days, you can tighten up the cowl neck portion to create a more turtleneck look, or open it up and show off a beautiful necklace. Lately, I have been gravitating toward feminine detailing. The scalloped edges and cutout design on this skirt are so beautiful. These two pieces go together perfectly! Plus, camel and black are one of the hottest color combinations right now! It is gorgeous and fun pieces like these that make me think maybe winter isn’t so bad after all!
Photo Credit: Brian Rock
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TINLEY ROAD Crew Neck A-Line Dress, sold out [SIMILAR | SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | STEVE MADDEN Nala Platform Pumps | DANIELLE NICOLE Adeline Laser Cutout Clutch [LOVE THIS!] | BAUBLEBAR Iced Lariat Pendant, Crystal Mason Ring | KENDRA SCOTT Elisa Pendant Necklace, Arden Bracelet | STELLA & DOT Renegade Cluster Bracelet | ESSIE Bahama Mama | STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
I love shift dresses!! I love the loose fit, the comfort, the ease, and the potential to belt for a whole new look. The right shift dress can be so extremely versatile! The one I am wearing today was a Cyber Monday steal from Piperlime (and unfortunately now sold out), but no worries I linked some similar dresses that I are just as great. The cobalt blue color of the dress only enhances its versatility. It really is the perfect shade of blue. I think this shade of blue is great for so many different events, like weddings, showers, work, happy hour events, theater events, I could go on and on. Not only is this a great shade of blue for an array of events, but the accessory options are just as endless. A shift dress is great for pulling out the super long necklaces, but the crew neck of this dress will also go great with a showstopping statement necklace. You could go with something bright like yellow or coral, or a darker shade like a black or maroon statement necklace, and they would standout perfectly against this color. I have also worn my trio of gold necklaces with this dress for a fashion event. Then there are the shoes, again the color options are endless. I love pairing this shade of blue with a red or dark pink. For all my petite friends out there, a nude shoe is a great way to create an illusion of length for your legs. Nude shoes are my secret weapon when I forget to hem a dress and the length is just a tad longer than it should be for my height. While this shade of blue is bright and bold and can stand alone all by itself, this color also works great as a neutral to allow other pieces to standout as well.
On a different note, I am so excited about my new ABOUT page. When I first started my blog, I wrote one that I liked, but I can’t lie I was not in love with it. BUT over the weekend, I felt super inspired and finally sat down and wrote a new one. I am so in love with it, and feel it truly expresses me, my love for personal style and fashion, and my inspiration behind Lady in Violet. I had to take a moment to give it a mention because I am so proud of it. You will have to check it out if you get a chance. Have a great Monday and a fabulous week!
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PIPERLIME COLLECTION Washed Silk Blouse | CHICWISH Full A-Line Midi Skirt in Violet | ENZO ANGIOLINI Finton Pumps | ELAINE TURNER Bella Black Suede with Gold Quilting | GORJANA Mika Pendant Necklace, Chloe Large Stud Earrings | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR] | MAC Lipstick in ‘Faux’ | ESSIE Sole Mate
Shift dresses are probably my favorite thing to wear to work, but coming in a close second are skirts! With skirts, you can change up your top, jewelry or shoes to create a plethora of outfits. I am so in love with the a-line midi skirt trend. These skirts are fun, flirty, and office friendly. I love the color of this skirt, it reminds me a little of this year’s pantone color of the year, Marsala. The color is perfect to transition across multiple seasons, which means I can get more wears from it! For today, I paired with a cream silk button down to wear to the office. I think this skirt is going to pair perfectly this summer with a black or white v-neck t-shirt, maybe a fun statement necklace. I have also been toying with the idea of trying out the crop top trend, and this skirt would go great with a long sleeve black crop top! So many fun ideas, can you tell I have a few Christmas gift cards burning a hole in my pocket? Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous weekend!
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EVERLY Leather Detail Blouse, old [Dress Version] | LUCKY BRAND Curvy Lolita Skinny | BOUTIQUE 9 Leather Wedge Boots, Old [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | GIGI NY Black All in One Bag | GORJANA Mia Tiered Necklace, Chevron Pendant Necklace | KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings in Slate | RAY-BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in ‘Faux’ | ESSIE Sole Mate
It’s finally Wednesday! After two short work weeks, this week seems to be moving at a snail’s pace. Short work weeks also mean Wednesdays become casual workdays for me. Last Wednesday, I headed to the office in black skinny jeans and this fabulous Everly tunic. For casual work days, I follow a few rules for myself. One – no ripped or faded jeans. Two – No thin straps. Three – Something comfortable! Friday is one of my busiest days of the work week, so number three is important for me. A flowy blouse fits the bill perfectly. I love this one I purchased from Threadsence last year. It has really cool leather detailing, which is perfect for a little office to happy hour casual Friday look. Unfortunately, it is no longer available, but I did find a dress version at a small online boutique that would look awesome with leggings. Of course, I live in these Lucky Brand skinny jeans. I like wearing my black skinny jeans to work because they kind of look like work pants from a distance, a little casual deception. If I am not wearing these on a casual workday, I usually pick another super dark denim pair. I think the darker colors still look professional for the office setting. I topped off my casual workday look with one of my favorite gold jewelry designers, Gorjana. You have probably noticed most of my gold jewelry comes from her, and I added a few new pieces over the holidays! Her jewelry is great quality and so beautiful in person. Her site even gives you tips on the perfect way to layer her necklaces! Today may not be a casual workday, but it is the half way mark! Happy hump day everyone!