Ultra Violet

October 8, 2019

Violet, you're turning violet, Violet! Truthfully, violet is a color that I've never really had in my closet. Not for any particular reason, I guess I've just never pushed myself out of my color comfort zone until recently when I decided I wanted more colors in my dress collection.
One of my style icons, Jackie O. really inspired me to add more color into my dress collection. From red to purple, Jackie knew how to rock color. She looked so lovely in violet. Color has such an impact on my mood. Its so uplifting to wear vibrant colors. Don't get me wrong my wardrobe is still pretty much black or  neutrals but a few fun cocktail dresses never hurt anybody!

I found this dress on Poshmark for $29. It was a steal considering that its 100% silk and just super pretty. At first I was a little hesitant about this style since I've added so many off the shoulder pieces lately. Overall its just such a pretty cocktail dress. I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and on my cruise.
Its funny how color shows up on camera. This is very much a violet dress!What color does it look like to you?

This dress is long, long gone. I think it was originally from J. Crew's bridal collection (RIP). You can still find loads of their pieces on Poshmark and eBay, but I have linked some similar pieces below. I am wearing a size 2 for reference but it was slightly big so I would suggest sizing down.

Besides enjoying this fall weather which descended upon us within a mere day I have been snacking on these cookies from Junita's Jar. My co-worker gave me some of these during a meeting (where I always need more sugar it seems) and I am obsessed with them. These cookies are delicious and created by an incredible woman named Junita. A portion of the profits is also donated to support ending relationship violence. They come in three flavors triple chocolate chip, oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin. What I really like about these cookies is that there are three servings in a bag, and only 9 grams of sugars per serving. I go through snacks really fast in the office but these I can get a few days worth out of one bag.
So here I am in violet living my best life! Busy as ever with only 6 more credit hours to go before I finish my Master's Degree?! I'm so excited and so nervous at the same time. I love learning and I'm not emotionally ready to be done as a student, but the school of hard knocks is always open I suppose. Nevertheless, I am having lunch with some friends at an Indian restaurant this weekend and chilling with my best friend. I'm also shooting some new stuff so stay tuned, friends. As my fave John Mayer would say good love is on the way.

Photos by Brooke Billings

Wearing: Dress - J.Crew (old, but similar), shoes - Harajuku Lovers (old, but similar), clutch - Tory Burch (similar)



  1. It's such a pretty purple dress on you! I like the ruffle and it was such a bargain price! I don't have much purple in my wardrobe but I do love the purple pieces I have!

    so exciting you're so close to finishing your masters too, well done!

    Hope you're having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

  2. Stunning color for sure. I love violet!
    You look beautiful!


  3. That color suits you so well! I also never thought of adding violet to my closet but love how great it looks now that I see it on you ♥
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  4. This color is stunning on you! I adore the asymmetrical neckline.


  5. That is so amazing your so close to finishing! Also, violet is totally your colour. <3

    Stephanie Vainer | a learning story blog

  6. Such a gorgeous jewel tone on you! I don't have much violet in my wardrobe, either- but this dress has me thinking I should change that! Too pretty for the upcoming holidays!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. What a truly gorgeous dress! Both the style and hue suit you! xx

    Much Love
    Elegant Duchess xx

  8. I love how the purple pops with the green of the shrubbery & flowers behind you. Great Poshmark find. :] //

    Carmen // travel influencer

  9. What a gorgeous dress! Purple is such a lovely colour on you!

    Gemma x

  10. This dress is gorgeous! Such a pretty color!

    xo Logan

  11. As color has a tremendous emotional impact and effect on moods and appearance its importance in dress designing is without question.

  12. of course I love this colour, not biased at all! Such a gorgeous dress xx


  13. That's such a pretty dress on you dear! Loving the chic and sassy one-shoulder style too.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com


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