Last weekend I was up in Dallas to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. She’ll be 30 next week, over the Thanksgiving weekend, so her Husband planned dinner and a night out in Lower Greenville.


I knew the weather would be chilly that night so I wanted to be sure and dress in layers since we would be inside and outside throughout the evening. I also knew I was going to wear the Violet Poppy Mini Skirt. I had ordered the Carrie Cami in Blue Grotto and thought it was perfect to bring out the same color in the skirt. I added the Jenna Cardigan in black (similar) and used my Black Lexington Blazer (Rhodes)as my coat. I debated on wearing heels or not, but in the end the heeled Bronson Booties (JC Adele) won out. I was pretty comfortable in them all night. I kept my jewelry to a minimum and wore my new Kendra Scott Amanda necklace in Pyrite. I am not a fan of the brightly colored necklaces and earrings but the Amanda necklace was unique and a better fit to my style. I’ve actually been wearing it every time I go out.


My friend had mentioned she wanted gold “30” balloons. Her cake was from a bakery very near the restaurant.



The evening was so much fun and I love spending time with my girls!


Here’s the second option I tried on of the Violet Poppy print, the A-Line Mini Skirt. I reviewed the Patio Pant in that print here.

~ Sleeveless Drapey Shirt, Ivory, size 8 ~
~ Gemma Glitter Flat, size 7 ~
I’ve tried this on several times and the size 6 fits much better. I keep thinking I don’t have a need for this shirt but then during casual days I feel like I need another solid top or two.

~ Relaxed Wool Turtleneck Sweater with Ribbed Trim, Small, Bright Orchid ~

I need to adjust this sweater a little better but I like the fit of the Small, even with the drop-shoulder seam. I tried to capture the true color but the online image seems to be pretty accurate. It goes very well with this skirt.
~ A-Line Mini Skirt in Violet Poppy, size 8 ~

I wear an 8 in mini skirts and this fit well. I felt this skirt was a bit high-waisted as the top hit above my natural waistline. The length still hit just above the knee. There are some subtle colors in the poppy to pull and wear on top including yellow ad green.
I’m such a super fan of this print and have plans to wear it with the Gemma Glitter Flats and my Bronson Booties from a few years ago.
All the Violet Poppy options…

I found several colors to wear with the Violet Poppy print. The Wool Blazer in Olive Green is a little questionable but might work.

I bought the skirt over the Patio Pants, since I wear skirts more but now I’m questioning my purchase. It seems ridiculous for someone who’s daily wear is jeans, flats, and a top to buy a skirt and pant in the same print but it’s really in my head.

What do you think of the Violet Poppy print? What colors would you pick to wear on top? Do you think I made the right decision in getting the Skirt over the Pants?