Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cozy and Chic Office Outfit

Houston Fashion Blogger styles a cozy and chic winter outfit idea featuring a cocoon Cardigan in burgundy.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Style Blogger wears a long cardigan for a work outfit idea.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares what to wear with black pants to work in winter months.

Houston Style Blogger wears a chic office outfit featuring black pants and a burgundy long cardigan.

Houston Fashion Blogger styles an office outfit by layering a black blouse with a long cardigan.

Petite Fashion Blogger style black work pants for petites women.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blog styles a work outfit idea for cold days featuring a long cardigan and black flared pants.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Personal Style Blogger wears Kendra Scott drop earrings with Gorjana layered necklaces.

Lady in Violet shares what to wear to work in winter including a long cardigan and black slacks.

Houston Fashion Blogger styles a cozy and chic office outfit to wear in winter months.

So first off, since I didn’t mention it on Monday, how amazing was Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance!!  She put on a show, and at least in my books it is one of the best halftime shows.  If you watched the game portion, I really want Erin Andrew’s blue blazer.  So cute!

This is probably going to be my last week of winter looks because it’s 80 outside.  February is usually our coldest month too.  I’m closing out my last few winter outfits with the perfect cozy and chic office outfit.  A combination like this is one that I wear weekly into the office.  I love the chic all black look, and ya’ll this cardigan is the coziest sweater.  It’s definitely one of my favorite purchases this season.  I have paired it with dresses and pencil skirt outfits too.  You can mix this look up by adding a white or ivory blouse.

One last winter look will be coming up for you on Friday, and this one will be perfect for the weekend.  Be sure to check back and next week get ready for a sprinkling of some Spring outfit inspiration! YAY!!  See you Friday!


Current Cravings: Pretty in Pink

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares her latest current craving and the hot fashion trend of being pretty in pink.

Happy Monday friends!  First off, I have to start by saying I wrote this post before the Super Bowl started, so I can’t give much feedback on my thoughts on who won, the commercials, or Lady Gaga, yet.  I can say I ate some yummy food though. 🙂

Lately, I have had the biggest itch to buy everything spring related.  It probably has a lot to do with our lackluster winter, and the fact that most days are already beautiful spring days.  One thing I keep wish listing is everything pink!  The pink fashion trend really kicked into high gear last year when it was 1 of 2 Pantone colors of the year.   I feel like this year pink is kicking it’s light blue sidekick to the curb and shining even brighter.

The pastel baby pink is really getting all the heart eyes from me, but I am not  forgetting about the darker pink shades.  I tried these heels on in store, and I’m highly considering purchasing them.  My holdout is the material.  I want something leather instead of the suede look.  Honestly, I really want these beauties, but 1) they’re expensive and 2) they only have one size left and it’s not mine.

A few ways to style pink –
1) Mix the pastel pink with gray.  Layer a gray jacket or pair with gray jeans.  Pair a pink dress with gray accessories and heels.
2)  Dust off your white jeans, because this color pops against white.
3)  Combine different shades of pink for a colorblocked look.  Pair a light pink blouse with a dark pink pencil skirt, or a light pink dress or top with dark pink jewelry.
4)  Mix pastel pink with a few deeper colors like burgundy, navy, and green for a winter to spring transition.
5)  Mix the darker pink with teal, yellow, or red for a few fun spring and summer color combos.

Did I make you want all the pink things too? 🙂  This color can be really versatile and has become a color you can wear year round.  Right now with so many different shades of pink available,  it’s a great time to add a little bit to your wardrobe.  Ya’ll have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!


What to Wear to a Super Bowl Party

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares 16 Super Bowl Party Outfit Idea to wear on Sunday.

As many of you know, I live in Houston and the big Super Bowl game this year is in Houston.  It’s been fun watching the city prepare for the big game.  The teams have been here all week, athletes and celebrities are starting to trickle in, and the parties are in full force.  This gal here plans to spend the weekend at home in a t-shirt and jeans (probably leggings). Ha!  Well I do plan to go to a few workout classes and the grocery store, but like that’s it.

I am not a fan of crowds, traffic, or not being able to find parking, so I decided long ago that I would be sitting this one out.  I do wish I would have gone downtown last weekend for the NFL Experience event before the crowds came in.  I’ve heard it was really cool and fun.  Despite my desire to stay home, I am a big football fan and LOVE that this big game is in my hometown.  Houston is an amazing city, and it’s great to see that showcased to the whole world!!  Who knows maybe some big celeb will be on the bike next to me at spin class. 😉

Normally we either attend or host a big Super Bowl Party, so in case you are heading to one scroll down for a few outfit ideas.  I divided them up by team.  My Atlanta Falcons fans pull out the bright red, and my New England Patriots fans look for dark blue and navy.  For those of you heading to a party because there is queso and Lady Gaga at halftime, I put together a few neutral outfits for you too.

A few tips for putting your Super Bowl Party Outfit together –
1) Pick something you can stand and sit in for long hours, you may even end up sitting on the floor.  Keep that in mind.
2)  Some of the outfits below have heels, but I would opt for flats, boots, or booties for the same reason listed above.
3)  You can still wear your hometown team’s jersey!  It’s the last NFL game until August, pull out that jersey and wear it!!
4) If you don’t care which team wins, stay away from the team colors.  You will be deemed a fan of that time by color association.
5)  Prepare to eat!  Half the fun of the party is all the food, so make sure your outfit can accommodate a little over indulgence!

Now enjoy the outfit inspiration below, and ya’ll have a fun and safe Super Bowl Weekend!!


Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares what to wear to a super bowl party featuring red outfit ideas.

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Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares what to wear to a super bowl party featuring blue outfit ideas.Outfit 1  |  Outfit 2  |  Outfit 3  |  Outfit 4



Lady in Violet, a Houston Style Blogger styles 16 Super Bowl Party outfit ideas.

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PS.  I’ll be cheering for the Atlanta Falcons!  Leave me a comment and let me know who you are rooting for or if you are just there for queso. 😉

Valentine’s Outfit for Work and Date Night

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet styles a Valentine's day outfit for work and date night.

Lady in Violet a Houston Style Blogger shows how to wear a statement necklace to work with a baublebar bib necklace.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger wears a winter office outfit including a pink midi skirt and black crewneck sweater.

Houston Fashion Blogger styles a Valentine's Date night outfit idea featuring a sweater and pink skirt.

Karen Rock, a Houston Fashion Blogger styles a date night outfit for Valentine's Day featuring a midi skirt and black sweater.

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger wears a Chicwish midi skirt with a J Crew sweater and Gigi New York clutch.

Lady in Violet, a Houston style blogger wears a winter date night outfit idea featuring a pink midi skirt and sweater. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger styles a Valentine's Date night outfit idea including a black sweater and statement necklace with a pink skirt.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Style blogger shares what shoes to wear with midi skirts if petite.

Houston fashion blogger wears a valentine's day date night outfit including a midi skirt paired with a sweater.

Hello February!  How about we kick off this month with this gorgeous Valentine’s Day outfit for work and date night.  Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, pretty much right smack in the middle of the work week.  For us office-goers, the easiest date night solution is to plan an outfit that works for both day and night.

I purchased this skirt over a year ago, and it’s still available.  It’s a classic silhouette, and the thick material means lots of winter rotation!  I love the full shape and midi length, perfect length for the office.  The color though that is what makes me feel all the Valentine’s day vibes.  It’s just the most gorgeous shade of dark pink.  I paired this skirt with my classic black crewneck sweater to keep this look office friendly, but I added a glam statement necklace to make this look work for date night too.

I also added a great pair of nude heels that are both office and date friendly.  For all my short girls, nude heels are the perfect pairing for midi skirts because they give an optical illusion of long legs!  Trade out your office tote for this classic black clutch, and you will be on your way to that romantic date night.

Now just don’t forget to make those dinner reservations!  If you are looking for a few gift ideas, check my last post for idea for her and him.  Ya’ll have a great rest of the week, and thanks for swinging by today!