Yearly Archives: 2022

Farm Rio Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

fall outfit | farm rio long sleeve dress | nude colored heels | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall work wear | farm rio anthropologie v-neck puff sleeve mini dress | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall mini dress | schutz heels | work outfit | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

wedding guess dress | long sleeve mini dress | work wear | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Farm Rio Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

When August hits, I start looking for items that will be a great season transitional piece.  Items that I can start wearing at the end of summer and continue wearing into the early fall months.  Living in a warmer climate, this usually means lighter fabrics for warm days, silhouettes for cooler nights, and a color that fits the bold summer palette and darker fall tones.

This Farm Rio puff sleeve mini dress hits all the marks as a great summer to fall transitional item to have in your closet.  The fabric is lightweight and works well in the heat. I can confirm as I wore this dress twice in August.  It’s a mini dress so a good silhouette for warmer weather, but the long sleeves will also work for cooler days.  The base of the sleeve is elastic which makes it perfect to push up for a warmer day as well.

The floral print is the perfect summer print with a fun bold color palette.  The colors do lean more to a dark bold color than the bright colors of summer which makes it great for fall.  For August, I paired this dress with wedges and block heel sandals.  As we transition into fall, a brown tall boot or pair of heels will be the perfect compliment.

Sizing Note: This dress goes on over your head and is fitted in the bust area, so I would keep that in mind when choosing a size.  I’m wearing a size small.

petite fashion | floral print dress | gold necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | farm rio mini dress | kendra scott alex earrings | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall work outfit | floral print dress | nude colored heels | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

office outfit | fall fashion | long sleeve dress | Everyday Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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White Embroidered Blouse

summer outfit | white embroidered top | straight leg jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

farm rio cross stitch embroidered ruffle top | summer fashion | gold bangles | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | pink bow heels | agolde riley high waist ankle jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer fashion | white short sleeve blouse | agolde straight leg jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

White Embroidered Blouse

How fun is this top?!? This white embroidered blouse is the perfect end of summer item that with a quick jean color switch can transition in to fall.  I paired this top with my high waisted jeans for a summer look perfect for grabbing brunch or dinner with your gal pals.  The flowy style of this top and cross stitch pattern are really fun, and my pink bow heels were the perfect pairing.  Both are fun and colorful and give all the summer style vibes.  If you look closely, you can see little embroidered flowers on the white portion of the top.

To transition this top into fall, trade the medium blue jeans for a dark blue or black pair of jeans.  A brown pair of booties or boots will complete the fall look.  This top is a bit sheer and needs a cami underneath it.

Sizing Notes: This top is oversized, so you may want to consider sizing down. I’m wearing an XS.  These jeans are a TTS fit. I ordered a half size up on the shoes which I noticed were on sale.

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white embroidered blouse | straight leg jeans | pink bow heels *on sale* | gold earrings | c/o stone bangles (15% off code karen15)

spring fashion | white embroidered top | blue ankle jeans | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer outfit | farm rio embroidered top | bourbon and boweties bangles | Everyday Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

gianni bini keily bow block heel sandals | agolde riley jeans | top us fashion blog lady in violet

summer outfit | off white flowy crop top | high waist jeans | top us fashion blogger Lady in Violet

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Off White Jean Shorts + Floral Off the Shoulder Top

summer outfit | off the shoulder blouse | off white shorts | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

free people suki floral off the shoulder top | summer fashion | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | rollas mirage shorts in sand | wedge sandals | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer outfit | pink and blue floral top | ivory jean shorts | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Off White Jean Shorts + Floral Off the Shoulder Top

I’m taking a dress break to give you a different option for these HOT summer days, a shorts outfit.  I wore this outfit for my mom’s birthday lunch. It was the perfect summer outfit with a little celebration aspect with the fun off the shoulder top.  These off white jean shorts are so comfy! The style is a loose fit so no need to size up.  I like the off white color as I’m not as worried about stains and dirt compared to white shorts.  While white is great with bright and bold colors, I think this ivory color works best with earth tones.

My floral off the shoulder top was the perfect compliment to the off white color.  It’s filled with complimentary earth tone colors that still have a bold summer feel.  It’s a banded waist which helps it sit perfectly right at the waist.  No need to tuck in and risk the color coming through.  Although, I do think this denim is a good thickness, so I don’t think that would happen.

A few different style ideas that you may have seen in my Instagram stories, I paired these shorts with a rose pink tank top for a more casual outfit.  For a dinner out, I paired this top with high waisted blue jeans.  A dark blue would be a great way to transition this top to fall.

Sizing Notes: I’m wearing a small in the top.  The shorts and sandals fit TTS.

summer casual outfit | floral off the shoulder shirt | off white denim shorts | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer style | pink floral off the shoulder top | cutoff jean shorts | Everyday Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer fashion | off white jean shorts | steve madden novah sandals | Over age 30 fashion blog lady in violet

summer fashion | free people off the shoulder top | rollas mirage denim shorts | over age 30 fashion blogger Lady in Violet

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Orange Striped Midi Dress

summer outfit | orange striped dress | denim jacket | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer fashion | jean jacket over fitted dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | dolce vita sofi mule | orange striped midi dress | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

sanctuary stripes for days cotton blend rib dress | tan booties | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Orange Striped Midi Dress

Happy last Friday of July!  It’s also the last few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which ends Sunday.  My backless booties are part of the sale and a great shoe find to wear year round.  I styled them today in this perfect spring to fall outfit.

This orange striped midi dress is a great throw on and go dress.  The ribbed fitted design is easy to dress up for brunch or down for a fall football game.  For a hot summer day, dress up this striped dress with wedge sandals or block heel sandals and gold jewelry.  To transition this orange dress into fall, toss on a denim jacket and booties for a casual outfit.   I love that these booties are backless.  I’ve become a big fan of a slip on shoe.  The backless booties also help keep the foot cool and breathable during the warmer months.

Sizing Notes: I’m wearing a medium in this dress for a loose but fitted look.  The booties are a true to size fit.

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orange striped dress | similar jean jacket | booties | c/o gold bangles (15% off with karen15) | earrings

fall outfit | orange striped midi dress | college football outfit | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer outfit | orange fitted dress | gold bangles | Everyday Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | tan backless booties | orange midi dress | Top US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall fashion | denim jacket over a striped midi dress | booties | Top US Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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