Monthly Archives: June 2015
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LOFT Lace Edged Shell | LOFT Linen Utility Skirt | BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON Wedges, Old [MORE WEDGES HERE] | LISI LERCH c/o Tassel Earrings | BURDLIFE c/o Black Sheep Necklace | GORJANA Chevron Pendant Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR], Pave Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Limo-Scene
The heat, the humidity, it is officially summer in Texas! Summers in Houston are HOT like 100 degree hot, so sometimes my summer casual outfits are just about how to not look like a sweaty mess by the end of the day! I wanted to add a couple casual weekend skirts to my closet this year. Something I could throw on with a tank top and flip flops or wedges and head to brunch or the grocery store. I found this skirt kind of by accident, and it was definitely a happy accident! I was looking through some similar colored skirts on a table at Loft, and this one was mixed in. I love the light breathable material and the cargo look of the skirt. I don’t own any bottoms in this army green color. I knew that was going to open up a whole can of outfit possibilities. I originally picked up this top to just try on with the skirt, but I loved how well they paired that I ended up buying both. This top is thin, so I have a white camisole underneath. I like the lace detailing on the sides to kick it up a notch from the average white tank top. I actually wore this outfit to a party where we spent a majority of the time outside. It definitely passed the test of the early 90 degree weather. This is just the type of outfit I need for this weekend. My family and I are heading to the Kolache Festival in East Bernard, TX. Kolaches, BBQ and Polka music! The event is both indoors and outdoors, so I’m defintely going to need a heat approved outfit! Have a great weekend ya’ll!
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TOPSHOP Sleeveless Mixed Stripe Shirt | PAIGE DENIM Skyline Skinny Jeans | ENZO ANGIOLINI Brodee Sandals | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Crystal Dandelion Drops, Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR], Pave Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | HOUSE OF HARLOW Sparkling Periphery Necklace | GORJANA Mika Necklace | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Limo-Scene
Yesterday, I shared a recap of the Green with Envy Blogger Event I attended last week. Today, I wanted to share a little about what I wore to the event. When I head to a networking event, I try to keep in mind that I am representing my blog, so I try to put a little extra thought into my outfit. My blog is all about my personal style, so picking an outfit that represents Lady in Violet is pretty easy.
I recently returned to our new Topshop in the Galleria and immediately grabbed this gorgeous striped top. I like that the stripes are going in different directions. I feel like the vertical stripes on the side with the horizontal in the middle creates a bit of a slimming effect. I also really like how it was longer in the back. You have probably figured out from past posts, I love clothes that move. The longer portion on the back of this top kind of waves in the wind when walking. It reminds me a bit of a cape effect! Since I knew this event would include touring the new space and styling outfits, I decided to wear a pair of cute but comfortable jeans. The dark color of these Paige jeans works perfectly with my striped top. I went to this event straight from work, so I was still carrying my new favorite everyday bag from Henri Bendel. I decided to wear my new Baublebar earrings to play off the teal undertones of my purse. For shoes, I wanted something simple, so I went with what is quickly become my most worn summer shoe, my Enzo Brodee sandals. I love this outfit, because it is polished and put together, but still has a laid back feel to it. A perfect outfit to represent my personal style! Thanks for stopping by! You can read more about my night at the event in my recap post!
Last week, some fellow Houston area bloggers and I were invited to Greenstreet in Downtown Houston to check out the newly renovated space. For my Houston readers, this area was formerly Houston Pavillions. I visited this area a few years back for a Bachelorette Party and remember being a little underwhelmed by the space. I will say I was quite impressed with the renovations that have taken place in this area. The middle area now features a green lawn space and hosts game nights, music nights, Friday Flicks, and hosted watch parties for the Rockets playoff run. The area also had twinkle lights in the palm trees, so I was a pretty happy girl.
Our night started at McCormick & Schmick’s for a little cocktail hour to mix and mingle. This Orange Crush Signature Cocktail was AMAZING! The rim is dipped in sugar, so each sip has a little added sweetness. We also enjoyed a few appetizers including these chicken quesadillas that were also delicious! I saw my friend who always plans happy hours for my girl group this weekend, and told her to add this place to her list! I definitely plan on going back and enjoying another evening on the patio. The patio overlooks the green lawn, so you can also enjoy live music on certain nights.
After a couple cocktails and quesadillas, the Greenstreet team told us a little about the area and the fun things coming. A big new addition will be the 5 Star Hotel Alessandra. The hotel is planning to open in late 2016 which is just in time for a major sporting event to land in Houston, The Super Bowl in February 2017.
Then, we got to my favorite part of the night- SHOPPING & STYLING! We headed up the escalators to check out the BCBGMAXAZRIA store on the second floor of Greenstreet.
I am a huge fan of BCBG, and this is probably one of the prettiest locations I have been in. The store has a boutique feel and lots of natural light.
For this event, we were asked to style a couple outfits for the upcoming festival season. Then my favorite words were shared, “We are also having a SALE!” That’s right BCBG is having a pretty big 40% off sale right now!!
How fabulous is this fringe skirt picked up by blogger Natalie?!?!
I love styling outfits, so this part of the night was really fun!! I quickly gravitated towards this light turquiose pleated dress. I could see it working for a festival outfit, but also as just a fun dress to wear out this summer to lunch or on a date. (More details on my festival inspired looks are at the end of this post.)
After completing a little styling and a little shopping, it was off to Forever 21 to create a budget friendly look. I was excited to check out this store, because I had heard about the downtown store, but I’ve never had the chance to go.
Me being me, I set forth towards the shoe section first. I mean I absolutely have planned outfits around my shoes before! This is a huge store with 2 floors, so it was a lot to take in!
I love layering, and Forever 21 has tons of options when it comes to a layered look. Plus, with their affordable prices you can afford to buy a layered look with 4 or 5 parts.
I had so much fun with my fellow bloggers! If you are in Houston, you need to check out the new Greenstreet Downtown!! They are constantly growing and increasing their restaurant, shopping, and entertaining options. I definitely can see this place quickly becoming one of Houston’s hottest new spots!! Check back tomorrow, when I will be sharing all the details of what I wore to this fabulous event!
For the event, I created two festival inspired looks shown below. When I am going to an outdoor event on uneven ground where I will probably be standing/walking most of the time, I usually leave my wedges behind and opt for a cute pair of sandals. This first look you may have seen me post on Instagram the night of the event. I loved this belt so much, I purchased it! I love silver detailing, and was excited to find a nude belt with a silver buckle! I decide to pair this turquoise dress with a fringe purse in navy. I’m really loving all these fringe clutches out right now!
One of my favorite style ideas for a kimono is to wear it over a camisole type dress like the one below. I would wrap the belt around the kimono to create a waistline. I picked this super colorful kimono because I wanted something bright to go along with the bright coral of the dress.
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LUSH Roll Tab Sleeve Shirt | THE LIMITED Paneled A-Line Skirt | SAM EDELMAN Camdyn Pump | GIGI NY All in One Bag | BAUBLEBAR Crystal Dandelion Drops, Mini Pave Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | GORJANA Taner Pave Bar Necklace | RAYBAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Limo-Scene
Hello Monday, we meet again! I had such a great relaxing weekend! I spent most of Saturday out by the pool, and Sunday afternoon I went to a friend’s baby shower. I have been so busy with work and blogging that it was great to have one day to relax and one day to catch up with friends. It was definitely a pretty great weekend!
If you follow my Instagram, you may have seen me post this outfit last week. I wrote in the picture that the skirt reminded me of beautiful blue water. For starters, I was definitely in need of a pool day! A month of clouds and rain was no fun! But this skirt definitely has some similarities to a bright blue pool. The skirt is an a-line cut with a good swing and bounce to it. The movement and flow of the skirt was definitely reminiscent of the relaxing movement of the water. I love this bright cobalt blue color. It definitely reminds me of the bluest of blue ocean waters in the Caribbean. The skirt comes with a matching top, but I knew I already had a few tops in my closet that would be perfect with this skirt. One top that immediately came to mind was this Lush top. On long workdays, a looser fitting top paired with an a-line skirt is just soooo comfortable! But it also still has a professional office look to it. Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous week!
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LUSH TOP: Teal Jeans