Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cute Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Cute Ugly Christmas Sweaters for your next tacky sweater holiday party.

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Now that we are almost to Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking about what you will be wearing to your holiday parties this year!  I do most of my holiday shopping online because I’m just not a big fan of the holiday crowds. 🙂  Even though it may seem a little early, ordering your holiday party gear now allows ample time for shipping and possibly exchanging before the holiday parties kick into high gear after Thanksgiving.  I have a few ideas coming up for you over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for more to come! PLUS – I have entire holiday shopping page dedicated to helping you find the perfect Holiday outfits!

Every year I get invited to at least one tacky or ugly Christmas sweater party.   I love these parties because I like to see what everyone found.  Homemade sweaters always tend to be the best ones! If you are on the un-crafty side like me, many stores sell a wide variety of cute ugly Christmas sweaters for you to chose from.  You can really pair these with anything from leggings or jeans and boots to a cute metallic pleated midi skirt and heels.  You could even add some cute Christmas leggings to your cart to go full blown comfy Christmas outfit.

I feel like the whole tacky sweater parties trend made these sweaters cute again.  I would totally rock many of these sweaters for a fun Christmas morning outfit with those same Christmas or solid color leggings. Coffee, mimosas, and presents with everyone in their best tacky sweater.  Sounds perfect!

Be sure to swing by tomorrow because I have my favorite and most fun gift guide I have ever created for the blog!  I will give you a hint: It will probably come in handy at your next tacky Christmas sweater party! So make sure to come by!! Until then, have a great day!


Oversized Sweater + The BEST Faux Leather Leggings

Houston Fashion Bloggers wears a winter outfit with tunic sweater and leather leggings.

LadyinViolet styles a Burgundy tunic sweater from Nordstrom.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet wears the best faux leather leggings paired with lace up heels.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet shares what to wear with leather leggings.

Houston Fashion Blogger styles an outfit idea with oversized sweater.

Texas Fashion Blogger styled a maroon sweater with black leather leggings.

Houston fashion blogger styles a winter outfit idea featuring leather leggings and a burgundy sweater.

LadyinViolet wears the best faux leather leggings under 50 dollars.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a burgundy sweater with pockets and bell sleeves.

Houston fashion blogger wears a tunic sweater with leather leggings and laceup heels.

SUN & SHADOW Bell Sleeve Sweater Tunic  | EXPRESS Faux Leather Leggings  |  CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Pierogi Lace Up Heels  |  14TH UNION Camisole  |  GIGI NEW YORK Black Clutch  |  KENDRA SCOTT Sophie Drop Earrings  |  GORJANA Taner Bar Necklace  |  BAUBLEBAR Pave Links Bracelet  |  Nails: ESSIE c/o Satin Sister  | Lips: PIXI Sheer Rose

I love mixing together cozy and edgy pieces.  This sweater is slightly oversized and so freaking comfortable!  It also has pockets which for some reason just make me so happy.  This sweater is adorable with jeans and riding boots, but I really wanted to find a way to create something a bit dressier with chic edge to it. Enter my favorite pair of leather leggings.

Ya’ll these are the BEST faux leather leggings.  I bought mine last year, and they are back  again this season.  These leggings are so amazing because underneath that leather like coating is a scuba material legging.  This means they fit and feel just like a regular old pair of black leggings, but the coating give the look of leather.  I have tried on pairs that felt sticky, or too suctioning, or that showed off a leg dimple or two.  I have had no issues with these, and I wore them tons last year.  See how HERE and HERE.  I mentioned washing them last year, but for those of you newbie readers.  I wash these in a regular laundry load and hang dry. So far,  I have had no issues with peeling or anything that sometimes happens to other faux leather items.

Alright you guys, we are almost half way through the week!  I have a BONUS blog post coming for ya’ll tomorrow too.  It’s a little silly, holiday-related, and I’m so excited for it.  SO check back tomorrow and of course, I have another fun holiday gift guide on Friday too.  Thanks for swinging by today ya’ll!


Striped Sweater Dress

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a fall work outfit including a sweater dress with heels.

Lady in Violet wears a fit and flare black sweater dress.

Houston based fashion blogger, LadyinViolet wears a black and white striped sweater dress with blush heels.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a fit and flare dress for a Christmas party.

Texas Fashion Bloggers styles a striped knit dress for work.

Houston fashion blogger wears an office outfit including a striped sweater dress and Henri Bendel bag.

Houston fashion blogger wears a flattering sweater dress for work party.

Texas fashion blogger wears Kendra Scott silver jewelry favorites.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet wears a cold weather work outfit idea featuring a sweater dress.

Houston fashion blogger styles a black sweater dress for the office.

NINE WEST Striped Sweater Dress  |  STEVE MADDEN Blush Heels (similar)  |  HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel (same bag, different color  | similar),  Cuff Braclet  |  KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings,  Elisa Necklace  | NADRI Crystal Bangle  |  Nails:  ESSIE c/o Oh Behave  |  Lips:  MAC Craving

Happy Monday! It’s been a hot minute since I posted a little work outfit inspiration.  I am someone who is always cold, so when the weather starts to cool off I tend to lean towards sweaters and pants.  I do love to try to find a few warm dresses that I can wear with leggings and boots.  Long sleeve jersey knit and sweater dresses are a big cold weather favorite of mine.

Whenever I think of a sweater dress, I picture either a chunky, oversized, shift dress or a straight, hugging all the wrong places dress.  The first is one I love to wear because they are really comfy.  The latter, not so much.   This striped sweater dress caught my eye originally because of the stripe design and placement.  The larger stripes gradually getting smaller is a great eye trick for looking slimmer.  Once I realized it was a comfy knit, I was sold.  The fit and flare design helps to add a little shape to the overall look and prevents the dress from hugging my hips in all the wrong places.

It’s a solid knit, so you don’t have to wear a slip underneath it.  This dress is so perfect for work, and it would also work for an office holiday party.  The quality of the dress is amazing for under $100.  I sometimes get a little nervous ordering sweater dresses online, because you never know what the knit will look like in person.  I can tell you this is a good one!

After a wonderful extra long weekend, it’s back to the office for 5 long days.  Luckily, it’s a busy week, so it should fly by!!  Thanks for stopping by. May your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short! 😉


Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Christmas Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for Men

Winter Wear: Fleece Pullover  |  Suede Slipper  |  Beanie Hat
Boys & their Toys:  Auto Emergency Tool & Flashlight  |  Drone with Camera  | Wireless Smart Speaker
The Tailgater:  Poker Set  |  30 Can Cooler  |  Mini Beer Pong Game  |  BBQ Tool Set
Travel & Grooming:  Jack Black Core Set  |  Canvas Travel Kit  |  Travel Shave Kit

Okay, so I just have to say the Adele concert was AMAZING!!  My friend and I had so much fun singing our little hearts out.  Adele is a talker during her show.  She gives fun details about each song and the story behind it and small peeks into her life.  It was really cool, and I definitely feel like Adele and I are BFFs now. 🙂

Now onto our next Holiday Gift Guide!!  This one is all about him!  I have rounded up some of the best gift ideas for men, well I think they are fabulous at least…   From gadgets and gizmos to tailgating necessities, I found some really fun and a few semi unique items.  When shopping for men, I always look for something basic like the fleece pullover or shaving kit and something fun, hello Beer Pong Game!  If you are completely stumped on what to buy, I find a bbq tool set or cooler is a great generic go to gift.

A few more fun ideas are sports tickets.  Basketball and hockey will still be in season January through April, so you should be able to find tickets.  Football only has one weekend of regular season left after Christmas and it’s on New Year’s Day.  Just something to think about if you want to do football.  I think many men LOVE food and/or booze, think gift cards to a great steak restaurant, a food and drink pairing dinner, or a brewery tour.   Still stumped?  This site is one of my favorite places to look for unique gifts or just for some ideas.   I also have more options in my gifts for him page.  I’m always adding to it as I find new gift ideas.

Happy Shopping and THANKS for stopping by!