Monthly Archives: November 2015

Windowpane Plaid

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea - Plaid and Jeans | Lady in Violet

Dark Pink Windowpane Plaid Top | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea -Plaid and Skinny Jeans with Heels | Lady in Violet

Clare V Foldover clutch | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Inspiration - Dressed-Up Casual Weekend Look | Lady in Violet

Express Windowpane Plaid Top | Lady in Violet

Weekend Casual Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Schutz Quereda Suede Mules and Clare V Foldover Clutch | Lady in Violet

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea - Plaid and Heels | Lady in Violet


EXPRESS Windowpane Plaid  | PAIGE DENIM Skyline Skinny Jeans  | SCHUTZ Gray Suede Mules  | CLARE V Foldover Clutch  | STELLA & DOT Rebel Pendant Necklace, Renegade Bracelet, Pave Ring  | KENDRA SCOTT Arden Bracelet,  Elisa Necklace,  Elle Earrings  | BAUBEBAR Crystal Mason Ring  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Sole Mate  | MAC Lipstick in Faux

If you missed my Monday post, I’m sharing some Thanksgiving outfit inspiration with you this week!  Monday was all about a relaxed casual look perfect for lounging and helping prepare the big meal.  Today is more of a dressed up casual look.  Holidays always bring friends back in town, and this look would be perfect to grab a glass of wine or dinner with old friends.  I kept the outfit casual with this windowpane plaid from Express.  By the way, Express is having a BOGO sale that ends today!!  I added some of my favorite pieces in a widget below!!   They have some really cute plaids out right now, but I was drawn to the color on this one. I love the dark pink/magenta color with the white lines.  I also like that I can pair it with a pencil skirt for a comfy office look.  These shoes are on constant repeat right now, and the perfect addition to this dressy casual look.  I also layered up my necklaces and bracelets to glam my outfit up a bit.  This top looks great with a big statement necklace (like in this insta pic), but I chose some of my more basic pieces to make sure the beauty of the top shined.  A dressed up casual look is one of my favorite styles!  I like that you could still wear this look and help out on Thanksgiving by kicking off your shoes and setting a couple bracelets to the side if necessary.  Don’t forget to check back Friday for one last Thanksgiving outfit idea!!



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Gift Guide for Him


Christmas Gift Ideas for Him | Lady in Violet


WEST ELM Saddle Leather Flask  | BROOKLYN BREWSHOP Beer Making Kit  | FOSSIL Chronograph Watch  | KINGS & CAMO Hunting Hoodie  | VICTORINOX Swiss Army Pocket Tool  | TERVIS Team Tumbler  | LEGO Yoda Alarm Clock  | DAVID KING & CO Leather Toiletries Bag   | THE NORTH FACE Jester Backpack  | CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS Bluetooth Speaker 

Hands down, the hardest people to shop for on my Christmas list every year is the men!! One method to help me shop is to kind of categorize the different men on my gift list.  This guide has a few different categories that fit with the some of the men in my life.   I think it really helps to look at their interests like favorite sports teams or hobbies. I also look at things to help out in their everyday lives.  If you know someone who travels a lot, gift them some travel accessories.  If they love to kick back after work with a cold beverage consider some fun bar items.  For the impossible to buy for man, I sometimes consider clothes that I think they need 🙂 or winter accessories like scarves and gloves.  If the men in your life are also hard to shop for or you are just looking for more gift ideas for him, I have a dedicated Gift Ideas for Him page this year.  I will be adding to it all season as I find fun gift ideas!  You can also check out my Holiday Gift Page for ideas for everyone on your list!


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Long Cardigan & Booties

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Vince Camuto Black Booties and Henri Bendel Hobo Bag | Lady in Violet

BB Dakota Finnian Cardigan | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea for Weekend Casual Style | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Adair Earrings and Gorjana Necklaces | Lady in Violet

BB Dakota Long Cardigan with Aztec Print | Lady in Violet

What to Wear - Thanksgiving Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Layered Fall Outfit Inspiration - Long Cardigan and V-neck Tee | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea - Long Cardigan, Cuffed Jeans, Black Booties | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit - Vince Camuto Hillsy Booties, WHBM Jeans, Henri Bendel Purse, Long Cardigan | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Idea - Long Cardigan, Jeans, Booties | Lady in Violet


BB DAKOTA Finnian Cardigan [BLACK &WHITE VERSION] | BANANA REPUBLIC Essential Tee | WHBM Saint Honore Skinny Jeans  | VINCE CAMUTO Hillsy Black Booties  | HENRI BENDEL c/o No 7 Hobo  | GORJANA Mika Necklace, Pave Bar Necklace  | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Adair Earrings | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Signature Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | MAC Lipstick in Craving  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Sole Mate

I looked at my calender this weekend and realized Thanksgiving is only two and half weeks away!!  I felt like my blogiversary snuck up on me, and now the holidays are doing the same thing!!  I decided to kind of theme this week with cute Thanksgiving outfit ideas to get you all set for the holiday.  For Thanksgiving, I tend to lean more towards some form of a casual look. All three looks this week are casual, but different kinds of casual.  If I had to name today’s, it would be relaxed casual.   Whenever I head to my Grandma’s house, I tend to lean towards a more relaxed casual look like this one.  Two reasons, one Grandma puts us grandkids to work! We help her prepare the food, set the table, clean dishes, and other odds and ends.  Second, we tend to be a kick off our shoes and lounge around type family, so I like my outfit to be super comfy.  The base of this look is simple a comfy tee and jeans. I’m obsessed with these essential tees from Banana Republic.  I also don’t think I’m the only one because my size is always sold out in store.  They are thick, soft, and I think the v-neckline is the perfect v.   The long cardigan and booties in this look are my add-ons to layer on after all the work is done.  This cardigan is so warm and cozy!  It’s really thick and soft, so perfect for lounging around in on Thanksgiving while watching football or playing games.  For my relaxed casual look, I also keep my jewelry simple.  I went with some of my more everyday jewelry and only one bracelet because you can’t wash dishes with long necklaces and an arm stack. 🙂  Check back Wednesday for a more dressy-casual look, and I have my Christmas gift guide for him hitting the blog tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


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The Prettiest Fall Floral Print

Office Style - Floral Print Blouse, Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet

Fall Floral Print Tie-Neck Blouse | Lady in Violet
What I Wore to Work - Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet

Chelsea28 Floral Print Blouse #nordstrom | Lady in Violet

Schutz Suede Mules and Henri Bendel Hobo | Lady in Violet

Work Outfit - Pencil Skirt and Floral Print Blouse | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace and Baublebar Ring | Lady in Violet

Office Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet

Maroon Floral Print Tie Neck Blouse | Lady in Violet

Work Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Wear to Work | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Tima Studs and Arden Bracelet | Lady in Violet

Office Style - Pencil Skirt, TieNeck Blouse, Mules | Lady in Violet


CHELSEA28 Tie Neck Blouse [DRESS VERSION] | LOFT Pencil Skirt  | SCHUTZ Quereda Gray Mules  | HENRI BENDEL c/o No 7 Hobo (*ON SALE -$100 OFF)  | KENDRA SCOTT Tima Studs,  Elisa Necklace,  Arden Cuff Bracelet  | NADRI Crystal Bangle  | BAUBLEBAR Crystal Mason Ring  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Sole Mate  | MAC Lipstick in Blankety

I’m so in love with this print for fall!  I’m a fan of the Chelsea28 line at Nordstrom.  They always have great basics and trendy items at decent prices.  I always make a point to walk through their section when I am at the store.  This floral print and I were love at first sight, but I didn’t buy it initially.  I actually went back a couple weeks later because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  I always feel like if you are still thinking about something 2-3 weeks later, it might be worth buying.  I love the dark maroon background with the white flowers.  It is exactly what a fall floral should be and is a great professional for the office print.  This tie neck blouse is also a decent length, so you can wear it with pants too.  My other obsession in this outfit is the shoes!  I picked these up in the Shopbop Friends & Family Sale last month.  Schutz makes some of the prettiest shoes, and these are actually pretty comfortable.  I’ve worn them to work a couple times and never had that end of the day pain from new pointy-toe shoes.  I’m currently crushing on the color gray, and it’s versatility.  Almost every morning, I realize these shoes would be cute with what I’m wearing.  They also look cute with jeans!  I wore them out with some flared jeans and a plaid top last weekend.

We are gearing up for another rainy weekend, so I’m planning on doing a little blog work and a little shopping!  I recieved a few fall sale emails in my inbox this week like Henri Bendel and my all-time favorite Nordstrom.  I already started perusing their sale last night. I put together a little widget of some of my favorite items, and some things that are just a great deal!  Happy Friday Ya’ll and thanks for stopping by the blog this week!

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