Monthly Archives: February 2016

Somedays are Just Super Casual

casual weekend outfit for spring

gray striped tee

striped tee, jeans, and toms shoes | Lady in Violet

casual outfit henri bendel jetstter bag

striped tee with jeans, casual outfit | Lady in Violet

what to wear on weekends - distressed denim

weekend outfit idea with jeans

kendra scott arden cuff stella dot ring

distressed denim and toms with henri bendel mini jetsetter

casual outfit for spring by Lady in Violet


BP Striped Tee  | BLANKNYC Distressed Denim  | TOMS Black Canvas Slip-On  | HENRI BENDEL c/o Mini Jetsetter  | KENDRA SCOTT Elisa Necklace,  Elle Earrings,  Arden Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | MAC Lipstick in Craving  | ESSIE Nails in Masterplan

If you count the number of flats, sneakers, and slip-ons in my closet, the number is considerably low compared to my heel and wedged shoes.  Although on most weekends when I am out running errands around town, I often toss on a flat pair of shoes.  I love these Toms slip-on shoes!  I wear them on all my dog walks or when we go to the dog park.  They are super comfy especially if you are going to be on your feet all day.   I decided to buy a pair after a trip to Disneyworld.  I saw so many people with them on.  I definitely see why, and they will definitely be in my bag for all future Disney trips.  If you have any vacations coming up with lots of walking, I highly recommend.  I would size down though, I’m wearing a half size down.

I am loving this gray striped tee for spring! It’s ridiculously comfortable and under $30.  I wore it with this look over the weekend, and wore it to work tucked into my flared black work pants.  I may have also slept in it one night too.  Hey, it’s really comfy and I love the gray and white stripe.  This shirt will look really cute with my white denim or distressed jean shorts this spring and summer. Yep, that probably means you will see it again either here or over on Instagram.

I hope ya’ll have a great Friday and a fun weekend! Thanks for swinging by the blog this week!



Lady in Violet

Oh Hello Wedges Season!

Spring Fashion outfit - tunic and wedges | Lady in Violet

seychelles ramble wedges | Lady in Violet

brown tote bag

spring weekend outfit

coral tunic with jeans

lush henley blouse

casual weekend outfit for spring and summer

jord wood watch -red sandalwood

pink spring blouse

what to wear on weekends | Lady in Violet

gold stud earrings and house of harlow necklace

blush wedges - spring sandals 2016

casual top with ag jeans and wedges


LUSH Woven Top  | AG Skinny Jeans  | SEYCHELLES Ramble Wedges  | STREET LEVEL Reversible Tote  | HOUSE OF HARLOW Tesselation Necklace  | GORJANA Chloe Studs  | KENDRA SCOTT Grady Bracelet  | JORD c/o Cherry Watch  | BAUBLEBAR Cuban Links Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nails in Masterplan  | MAC Lipstick in Craving

Ok, I’m pretty sure we skipped winter this year which is fine by me!  We a had a few cold days here and there, but never that several weeks of brutal cold below freezing days.  I mean almost all my winter sweaters are still packed away untouched this season.  With these beautiful spring days we have ahead, I am so excited to start pulling out my spring sandals and shopping for new wedges.  I went to check out some of the new spring shoes last week, just browse not buy.  I fell in love with these at first sight! I was on my lunch break, so I decided to wait and think about the purchase.  I ended up going back after work to buy them.  🙂  I have really been wanting a nude/blush wedge with the two strap detail.  I like how they pair with long jeans, shorts, and dresses.  These also have a zip on the back, so they are easy to slip in and out of.  I have a feeling this is only the beginning of my spring shoe buys, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post it is my favorite shoe season!

Oh and if you love my olive tunic that I wore all fall, meet it’s spring counterpart.  This top is more of a thin linen type material, so perfect for hot days.  It is also a little shorter, so it will pair well with capri pants and shorts this summer.  Happy Wednesday Ya’ll!



Lady in Violet

Shoe Guide: Spring Sandals

Spring Sandals and Heels

DOLCE VITA Wild Orchid Heels  | NINE WEST Orange Fringe Heels  | BCBGENERATION Yellow Patent Sandals  | IVANKA TRUMP Red Fringe & Tassel Heels  | JESSICA SIMPSON Fringe Lace-Up Sandal | SCHUTZ Margo Sandals | KLUB NICO Moxie Sandal  | KYLIE + KENDALL Fringe T-Strap Sandal | SAM EDELMAN Ankle Strap Sandal | GUESS Anny Caged Heels

Spring and summer is hands down my favorite time to shoe shop!  If I could afford it, I would buy all the spring sandals in this post! I have noticed lots of fringe, bold colors and beautiful details on the spring shoes this season. I’m really liking the fringe in a bold color for a fun statement shoe.  You can pair these with a neutral all white or black look or with jeans and a tee to create a fun dressy casual look.  You can also be bold and mix these brightly colored shoes with a solid color dress.  I’m thinking a hot pink dress with the yellow sandals or a bold blue with the wild orchid heels.  Not feeling so brave, you can easily pair with a pattern that includes the bold color too.

As for the blush toned shoes, I think they will go with about everything from dresses to jeans.  All of these would pair perfectly with a colorful romper too.  The fringe t-strap sandal and Schutz white and nude heel are my tie for ultimate favorite for this post.  I also included the classic ankle strap sandal.  This is one of those simple goes with anything shoes.  A few brands make this style, so you should be able to find it in the color and price range you desire.

I took some time on my day off yesterday to update my shop page for Spring!  If you have never visited this page, it has a few different sections on it.  The In My Closet section shares some of my most recent buys, Current Cravings for all my wants and desires from fashion, beauty, and home.  I also have a seasonal style section with some of my top picks for the current season from classic pieces to the latest trends.  I just changed it over to Spring, since we seem to be starting that season down here in Texas already.  I also just added a Shoes section, because I am a shoe addict and need somewhere to share all the gorgeous shoes I find online. 🙂  I also periodically add fun sections like the holiday dress section for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  I try to create this page more for you, so you can see what I’m buying before it hits the blog, what I’m lusting after, and to create a little help navigating the never-ending online shopping world.  If you would like to see a section added, feel free to shoot me a note on the contact page.  You can always find direct access to this page in the menu bar at the top of every post.

Thanks for swinging by the blog and hope you have a great week ahead!



Lady in Violet

What I Wore: Valentine’s Day + Presidents’ Day Sales!

What to wear on date night | Lady in Violet

Baublebar Cuff Bracelets and pink tassel earrings

Gigi NY Magenta Clutch and Baublebar pinnacle cuff | Lady in Violet

How to wear all black by Lady in Violet

Black Henley Blouse with pink clutch | Lady in Violet

Leather Leggings with blush heels

Date Night outfit - leather leggings and black blouse

Magenta Clutch and baublebar bracelets | Lady in Violet

Pink Tassel Earrings and Gorjana Pendant Necklace

What to wear on a date | Lady in Violet


NYDJ Black Henley Top  | EXPRESS Scuba Leggings  | STEVE MADDEN Proto Heels  | GIGI NY All in One Bag | Boutique Tassel Earrings (Teal Version)  | GORJANA Alejo Pendant Necklace  | BAUBLEBAR Pinnacle Cuff, Cuban Links Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nails in Master Plan  | MAC Lipstick in Craving

Happy Presidents’ Day!  I am enjoying a relaxing day off today.  I just have plans to cross items off my to-do list like laundry, grocery shopping, weekly meal prep, and SALE SHOPPING!  Ya’ll I have seen some great sales come across my email!  The sales seem to be a mix of discounts on winter and spring, so you are bound to find whatever you are looking for!!  I’m planning to look at some of the new spring clothes and shoes for sure, and probably the coat sales for the winter side.  I listed a few of my favorite sales, and some of my favorite sale finds so far at the end of this post.

Last night, we had a fabulous time at Uchi! We dined on some delicious food and wine.  I decided to share what I wore on my Valentine’s Day date for today’s outfit.  Our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs when we go to Uchi, so I wanted something comfy but still cute with a date night vibe.  Hello my leather leggings!  Ya’ll these things are so darn comfy!!  They feel like my regular lounge around the house leggings, but the leather coating gives a chic and sexy look to everyone else.   I also added this flowy henley blouse.  The black keeps this look chic, but the flowy part keeps it comfy.  I wanted to add a little color, so I paired with my new pink tassel earrings and my pink clutch.  I love how these leggings look with my Steve Madden heels.  I wear these shoes on a weekly basis now to work. They are fully broken in and quite comfy.  They are on sale right now, so I am considering buying a black pair.  You can never have too many comfy black pumps!

I hope ya’ll had a great Valentine’s Day too!  Now let’s get sale shopping!!  I’m hoping to find this pair of shoes on sale today, but no luck so far!  Plus, there is a multi-season staple trench coat on sale too.  Scroll through my favorite picks at the bottom of this post, I think it’s on the second page. Happy Sale Shopping!



NORDSTROM – Up to 40% off Clearance
POTTERY BARN – 20% off with code FRIENDS
LOFT – 40% off Select Styles
MACY’S – Extra 20% off with code PRES
MADEWELL – Extra 30% off Sale with code XOXOMW
TARGET – 25% off clothes & shoes with code PRES
KATE SPADE – 25% off sale with code SPOTON
LORD & TAYLOR – 20% off almost everything with code PRESIDENT
BANANA REPUBLIC – 40% off with code BRFIT

A Few of My Favorite Sale Picks
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Lady in Violet