I hope you are having an incredible weekend. My favourite part about the weekend is that you can wear incredibly cute Summer pieces that you can't wear during the week. I know in 2016 I talked about balloon sleeves and puffy sleeves as a trend. They are back again this year, but like anything else bigger! No really, the sleeves are bigger this year. Whether you are just about to head into Spring or Autumn puffy sleeves are a must have for your transitional season wardrobe. Spring means you finally get to wear floral crops with puffy sleeves while Autumn means big sleeves making an elegant statement whilst layering. I have been waiting for some of the more affordable brands to begin stocking puffy sleeve pieces. Below I have some more affordable options with a few splurge pieces as well. Some are almost sold out, so I highly recommend getting in quickly.
I hope you are having an amazing week. If not remember it's almost the weekend! This week I wanted to put together any easy weekend uniform look featuring linen. I was so happy when this skirt arrived, not only because it fit properly and looked how I expected, but because it was actually lined. I love the colour of the fabric and the raw edge hem. Satin and linen are a match made in heaven due to the rich textures that balance each other out perfectly. I have linked some satin cowl neck tops and linen skirts below. I have been blown away by how pigmented and how smooth the texture is. I am in love! The blush and lipstick I used in this look I have seen @emmachenartistry use many times. They compliment each other beautifully. If you don't follow her on Instagram, I highly recommend checking her out: Ultimate "Summer Hunny" vibes. Shop the look at the bottom of this post.
I hope you're having a wonderful start to the year. If you follow me on Instagram @myvioletdelights you would have already seen me talking about this genius clothing line. To me this dress is the ultimate lazy girl wardrobe piece. Billie Mae's concept: pieces that you can wear from bed to brunch. No, this isn't an ad I actually just love this! Not to mention you guys know how important it is to me to share Australian brands.
It is that wonderful time of the year where everything feels magical (well, except for those of you who work in retail...sorry). New Years Eve is fast approaching and it is super important to have the perfect outfit to make you feel happy and confident to start the new year in. I had a couple of NYE pieces in my Festive Season Lookbook 2018, as well as, Christmas pieces if you also want to check those out. If you haven't sorted your NYE outfit yet I definitely suggest to find something ASAP before everything is sold out. *Edit: Dissh now has 20% off their dresses which may come in handy for you. Code: DRS20. Shop their dresses here.*
I hope you are all having a spectacular start to December. I have been trying to cram in as many Christmas experiences before I go on holidays. It is time for my annual Festive Season Lookbook. *happy dance* Over on Instagram you guys asked for some styling suggestions, so I will be doing a lot more talking this year to give you those suggestions rather than just pretty pictures. I tried to give this year more of an Australian theme for a little bit of Aussie pride to show you what it's like on this side of the world. It also means that there are pieces you can actually wear if Christmas day is going to be boiling hot like it is here.
I hope everyone is having an amazing week. As you may have seen on Instagram already, I am running a giveaway. I am giving away one of the most gorgeous palettes: Huda Beauty - Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. There are 18 different beautiful shades in this palette. If you would prefer to just buy the palette you can purchase it here.
The competition commences today 10/12/18 and will close on 20/12/2018 24:00. Like and tag someone in the comments in the post on either Instagram or Facebook. I cannot wait to see who will win! Full terms & conditions are listed at the bottom of this post.
Good luck everyone!
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I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. Through the spots of wonderful weather it has felt so good to wear Spring and Summer pieces. I've found lots of pieces that will help transition through to Spring and Summer. There's is nothing I am loving more than a midi skirt and dress at the moment. The satin skirts below are so amazing to dress up for Friday night or dress down with a grunge style tee for a Sunday. The black dress below would be incredible to layer with a button down shirt, particularly with a statement sleeve.
I recently took a short trip to one of my favourite holiday places and had far too much fun wearing some seasonal must haves. I can't stop choosing linen blend pieces at the moment. I love the minimal Summer vintage vibe, not to mention the capped sleeves and brown buttons. Styling this dress seems ever so natural with this Lack of Color hat. I've paired this dress with a pop of colour, mustard fabric wrapped earrings. I have never been a massive fan of sandals, the gingham pair below are what I like to call my version of sandals. The gingham fabric and gold hardware makes them a little more glamorous and can be paired with a variety of Summer looks. Shop the look at the bottom of this post.
Happy Spring everyone!
It is finally Spring. There is no denying it that this seasons' dresses are a whole lot of girly. Get ready for frills, florals, layers and capped sleeves. Cue the Devil Wears Prada quote. I know I usually avoid looking super girly by pairing outfits with grungy belts and boots, not to mention leather or denim jackets. Whether your going to create that contrast or just look insanely cute, you need some pieces to begin with. Just a little secret though: I think looking girly might actually be allowed this Spring (I don't know whether I'm ready to take that leap haha).
It's Afterpay sale time. I have a wrap up below of the different sales and their codes.