Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wedding Guest Attire

wedding guest attire - LBD

loren hope statement necklace and pink clutch

lacel panel dress hem

what to wear to a wedding - little black dress

gigi ny magenta clutch and baublebar cuff bracelet

gold fringe earrings and maroon necklace

steve madden stecy heels and french connection lace panel dress

cocktail party outfit - black dress

gorgeous lace details on a lbd

what to wear on date night

stecy sandals with black midi skirt

wedding guest outfit for women - black dress

FRENCH CONNECTION Fit & Flare Lace Panel Dress *ON SALE |  STEVE MADDEN Stecy Sandal  | GIGNY Magenta Clutch  |  LOREN HOPE Blythe Necklace (similar)  | BAUBLEBAR Pinnacle Cuff,  Aretha Earrings  | Nails: JULEP Shari | Lipstick: BOBBI BROWN Neon Pink

Happy Monday Ya’ll!!  My vacation week is officially here.  I just have to make it through 3 days of work, and then I will be off to Charleston with my girlfriends! It’s going to be the longest 3 days!  Do you ever notice how those few work days before vacation seem to last forever?!?!

I am so in LOVE with this French Connection dress.  I wore this to my cousin’s wedding a couple weekends ago.  I had originally wanted a bright solid color dress, but I was striking out with all the dresses I tried on.  I had pretty much given up and decided to just wear something old when I stumbled upon this dress.  I was actually ordering a couple things for my trip when this dress popped up and was on sale!  As soon as I saw it, I knew 1) it would be perfect for the wedding and 2) it was the perfect LBD.  The lace panel is my favorite part of this dress.  It really takes this dress from just a normal fit and flare to something special. The dress is a super comfy stretch material, so it was easy to dance and move in it.  I added a short statement necklace to add a little detail to the neckline.

My biggest concern when I ordered the dress was the length.  I’m only 5’3, so I knew the midi length could potentially be the deal breaker on this dress.  The lace panel I loved so much, also means it would be hard/expensive to alter.  I decided to go ahead and purchase these nude sandals to pair with the dress.  A nude shoe is a great way to make your legs looks longer, and my little secret to wearing midi length skirts and dresses without looking super short and awkward.  I have been meaning to buy these shoes for awhile because they work with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts.  I used to think the thin straps would make these shoes uncomfortable, but honestly they do give your foot some good support.  I have only walked in them so far, so I’ll keep you updated on my experience with them.

My dress arrived the Thursday before the wedding and fit like a glove!  I was so happy with it.  Unfortunately my shoes hit a delay and didn’t arrive until the Monday after the wedding.  Luckily, I had an old pair of shoes from when I was a bridesmaid to wear with this dress.  I was a little disappointed to not have my shoes in time, but since I know I will being wearing these for years to come I wasn’t super sad.

Hope ya’ll have a great week and thanks for stopping by!



Lady in Violet

Statement White Blouse

happy hour outfit - white blouse and skinny jeans

statement white blouse by Micheal Kors

Steve Madden Fringe heels in yellow

girls night out outfit idea - yellow heels

styling a statement top

baublebar bracelets and magenta clutch

spring outfit inspiration - neutral outfit with pops of color

spring fashion trend 2016 - white top

spring trend - fringe sandals

weekend outfit - black skinny jeans

gold tassel earrings and blue mirrored aviators

MICHAEL KORS White Blouse/Old  | DL1961 c/o Emma Skinny Jeans  | STEVE MADDEN Fringe Sandals  | GIGI NY Magenta Clutch  | LISI LERCH c/o Gold Tassel Earrings  |  BAUBLEBAR Ladder Cuff,  Slim Hinge Bangle, Cuban Links Cuff  | RAYBAN Mirrored Aviators  |  Lipstick: BOBBI BROWN Neon Pink  | Nails: ESSIE Fiji

I have had the busiest few weeks, and there is no sign of slowing down for the rest of the month except for tonight.  I am so excited to get off work, put on my pjs, pour a glass of wine, and do absolutely nothing but catch up on my DVR.  I know I’m going to be busy all weekend getting me and Lady in Violet ready for my vacation next week, so I am going to seriously enjoy relaxing tonight!!

The Shopbop sale officially wrapped up last night, and I hope you all scored some amazing deals!  If you want a sneak peek of what I bought, check out the In My Closet section of my shop page.  One of my favorite items to splurge on is a neutral statement top.  I bought this one years ago from RueLaLa (which if you like designer deals you should check out!).   The gorgeous applique details make this top a standout, but I think the neutral white color keeps it from being too statement memorable.  It makes it easy to wear this top every couple months.  A white blouse is also great for building an outfit around.  I love adding fun colorful jewelry, shoes, and purses to the look.  I rounded up a bunch of gorgeous white tops below in all different price ranges.

Thank ya’ll so much for taking some time out of your week to visit Lady in Violet!!  Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend!




Lady in Violet

Shoe Guide: Neutral Wedges

Spring Shoes: Neutral Wedges Sandals

UNDER $100 – one **  | two  | three | four | five
UNDER $150 – one  | two  | three | four ** | five **
THE SPLURGES – one  | two ** | three | four | five

** 25% with code INTHEFAM

Last night, I met up with the girlfriends’ that I am heading to Charleston with in 8 days!! We had fun talking about our trip and making last minute plans.  Of course, we talked about what we were all packing.  Shoes quickly came up because the streets of Charleston are not made for heels.  I personally plan on bringing all flats and my trusty wedges.

This is probably my favorite shoe post every year, because I LOVE wedges!! This year I decided to stick to neutral wedges because I am totally on a nude shoe kick right now.  I also broke them down into price range for you.  If I could afford it, I would own all the splurge options!! I can’t even pick a favorite, because they are all super cute.  For now, I will just wait for them to go on sale.  You can find some really great options for under $100 too.  I own pair two and wear them all the time! I was really happy when I saw they were brought back this season, because they really are a great wedge sandal that works with everything.  Fun fact about the under $150 section, one of them is made by Ugg! I had no idea they even made wedges let alone amazingly cute ones!!

A few of these are included in the Shopbop Sale happening right now.  Head to yesterday’s post for my full sale roundup.  Now I am off to attempt putting the finishing touches on my Shopbop order, because I am having the hardest time narrowing my wish list down!  Although the fact that a few items are already sold out in my size helps. Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!



Lady in Violet

SHOPBOP Friends & Family Sale

Hey Ya’ll!! The Shopbop Friends and Family Sale starts today!!  I originally was going to include a few of my favorites in tomorrow’s post, but my love list kept growing so I decided to turn it into a full post.  I blame it on being in vacation outfit planning mode.  I also love just browsing through sales and adding all my favorites to my wish list. In my dream world, I then add all to cart and checkout.  AHHH Dream World!!

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale (code included)

I tried to pick items in a decent price range, because while I may want those $800 shoes, I also have bills. 🙂  I also tried to not to include any of the excluded items, but sometimes the shopaholic in me takes over and forgets to double check.  So sorry in advance if I accidentally included any of those items.  I had so many items favorited that I broke them down into categories for you below.  So scroll around and click any item to shop.  The sale is 25% off your entire order which means you can buy one $50 top and still get 25% off!  Be sure to enter code [INTHEFAM] at checkout to score the 25% off!  The sale runs through Thursday, but items and sizes go fast in this sale.  Last time, I missed out on the cutest wedges just two hours after I wish listed them! This sale is serious. 🙂

I’m starting with shoes, because Hi, Shoe Addict here!  I had so many I broke them into categories too.




Vacation mode definitely kicked in for the clothing portion of my wish list with lots of casual dresses and off the shoulder tops.  I also found some really cute skirts and of course all my favorite denim brands!




A sale round up would not be complete without handbags!!  This is one item I love to splurge on, so there are a few pricier items here.

Friends and Family sales are such a great time to stock up on basics or splurge on that designer item you have been craving.  I hope you all have fun shopping, and don’t forget to enter the code INTHEFAM at checkout!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lady in Violet