Monthly Archives: July 2017

Yellow Ruffle Skirt for the Office

Summer Work Outfit | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Purple Cami | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Office Outfit | Purple Blouse | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Brown Tote Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Work Outfit | White Statement Earrings | Yellow Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Office Outfit | Purple Cami | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Hello Friends and Happy Weekend!

I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this adorable work outfit.  When I originally ordered this yellow ruffle skirt, I pictured it with a striped tee or fitted black top.  It arrived in the same package as the purple cami, and when they landed next to each other, I knew they had to be styled together.

Depending on your office dress code, a strappy top like this may not meet the dress code.  This outfit combo would also be perfect for a bridal or baby shower, or a summer luncheon.  You could also pair a denim jacket, white blazer, or short white cardigan with this outfit to make it more office friendly.

This yellow ruffle skirt is so fun and was a bit of an impulse buy.  I went to order more of these strappy camis during a sale, and I fell instantly in love with this print.  Yellow and ruffles are both turning into trends this summer too.  This skirt is really lightweight and has lots of movement, so it’s going to perfect to wear during the hottest days of summer.

Oh and I double checked and these earrings are officially back in stock in white for those of you who missed out last time I posted them HERE.  They are super lightweight and ya’ll white earrings goes with EVERYTHING!  If you want a statement earring that you can wear a bunch, I would really look into a white pair.

Alright you guys, thanks for taking some time out of your weekend to swing by.  I always appreciate it.  Ya’ll have a fabulous rest of your weekend and I will see you back here on Tuesday for a super casual summer outfit.

Summer Outfit | Purple Sleeveless Blouse | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Office Outfit | Purple Camisole | White Statement Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Yellow Paisley Ruffle Skirt for Work | Steve Madden Stecy Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Work Outfit | Purple Camisole | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Purple Cami | Yellow Ruffle Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger


Surviving the Heat Style + My Favorite Galveston Restaurants

Summer Vacation Outfit | Distressed Shorts | Gray Swing Tank | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer outfit | gray Swing Tank top | distressed jean shorts | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Vacation Outfit | Denim Shorts | Comfortable Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Gray Swing Tank Top | Shell Necklace | Jean Shorts | Houston Blogger

Comfortable Sandals for Walking all day | Lady in Violet | Houston style Blogger

Lightweight gray tank top | Shell Long Necklace | Summer Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Vacation Outfit for hot weather | Tank Top | Denim Shorts | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer outfit | gray tank top | Distressed Denim Shorts | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Hello lovelies! How was your week so far?  The hot Texas summer is officially here you guys.  June was a little cooler than normal, so I was beginning to think maybe it was going to be one of those summers where you don’t immediately start sweating as soon as you walk out the door.  I think July 1 hit and it was like Hello Heat!

While I love to always look cute and stylish, these hot summer days also have me craving lightweight and breathable wardrobe pieces that can help me last hours outdoors.  I love this top for just that kind of all day outside necessity.  It’s a thin material, but not overly sheer.  You don’t need to layer on another top underneath it, so it a great lightweight feel.  The swing tank style also help with air flow to keep you nice and cool with every breeze.

Shorts are always a good idea on a hot summer day.  These denim ones or my favorite cotton shorts are perfect to pair with tees and tanks.  These caged sandals were a highlight purchase last summer.  I walked all around Charleston in them, so they are comfy.  Plus the caged design helps keep your feet cool too.

I wore this outfit out in Galveston on a day we did a little exploring, and it definitely kept me nice and cool and super comfortable too.   A little bonus for today’s post, I wanted to share some of my favorite places to eat in Galveston, TX.  We love to always try and find a new restaurant or two every time we go, and of course stop back in to visit past favorites.

Best Restaurants in Galveston Texas for Brunch | Lady in Violet | Houston Blogger

Pictured Above: Oysters Benedict from Sunflower Bakery, Hot Lava Cake Sundae from Star Drug Store, Coffee and Mimosa from Porch Cafe,  Ceviche and Fried Green Tomatoes from Porch Cafe


Our meals in Galveston usually include a Brunch, late afternoon snack of coffee, and dinner.  We opt for a late breakfast (aka brunch) instead of lunch so we can have a full day to explore or hit the beach.


Mosquito Cafe – One of our favorites for weekend brunch!  They do get busy and usually have a line out the door, so I recommend arriving early.  This place is proof that real food can be delicious without all the bells and whistles.  Classic breakfast dishes, but oh so good.  They also serve my favorite Blue Mountain Coffee.  The dessert section is very tempting, and the Lemon cake is amazing.  They serve lunch and dinner, but we have only had brunch here.

Sunflower Bakery – This cafe came highly recommended, and I can see why!  I had the oysters benedict and practically licked my plate clean.  The oysters had such a fresh taste which moved this spot straight to our We’ll be back list.  We didn’t try the desserts, but they all looked amazing including a chocolate tart that I will probably try next time.  We were seated right away, but a wait was forming by the time we left.

Porch Cafe – This cafe is nestled in the middle of Beachtown.  This little neighborhood is charming and adorable and worth a stop by itself.  Porch cafe offers indoor and outdoor porch seating.   The design of the restaurant has a very southern feel to it.  We tried a few different dishes, and everything was delicious.  We both agreed the Seafood Au Gratin was one of the best dishes we have had in Galveston, like ever.  They also take reservations, WIN!

Farley Girls Cafe –  This restaurant has classic brunch dishes and a few fun flavor mixups.  My husband orders the OMG and loves it each time.  I love the Texas Eggs Benedict, but I also love just about any food smothered in queso.  This restaurant does get busy, but I have never had a long wait at all.  They also have a parking lot next door, but you have to get your parking validated by the restaurant.


Mod Coffee – If you need a morning or afternoon cup of coffee, Mod Coffeehouse is a cute little spot to stop in on.  If you enjoy your coffee there, you also get some pretty latte art.  My favorites are the Honey Bee and the Grasshopper.  On cooler days, they also have a small outdoor seating area on the sidewalk surrounded by vines.

Star Drug Store  – This cute little soda shop has a full menu, but it’s a perfect spot for an afternoon ice cream snack.  The decor is so cute, and the Lava Sundae is amazing!

La King’s Confectionery  – A must stop shop on the strand to get your sugar fix!  I always stop by to pick up a bag of salt water taffy and occasionally a little fudge.  They have hundreds of different kinds of candies.!  It’s fun to just walk around and check them all out. On certain days, you can also watch them make the taffy which is quite a sight to see!  The other side of the store is a soda fountain serving drinks and ice cream.


Rudy and Paco  – A nice romantic spot for an evening dinner.  The food is delicious too.  I can’t remember the exact dish I had, but I know it was one of the Red Snapper dishes and really good.  They do have a dress code during dinner.

Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant – I consider this one of those you have to eat their at least once places.  It’s one of those Galveston institutions.  I highly recommend reservations for dinner. This restaurant is a great place to come to for your seafood fix.

Fisherman’s Wharf  – A good handful of the restaurants on the island are part of the Landry’s group.  Of all of them, this one is my favorite. They have good classic seafood dishes.  They do tend to have a wait, so I recommend arriving early or making a reservation. The Shrimp Kisses are always a favorite of mine.

Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria  – A great place to come for a good classic Italian dinner.  I always get something different when we stop here, but the Viva Italy is a great mix of 3 Italian dinner classics.

If you have visited the island, I would love to hear about your favorite restaurants.  We are always on the hunt for more of the best places to eat in Galveston, TX.  Leave your recommendations in the comments, so we can add them to our list!

Best Places to Eat in Galveston, TX | Lady in Violet | Houston Blogger

Pink Cotton Pants under $50 + Link Up

Summer Outfit | Denim Jacket | Pink Cotton Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Spring Outfit | White Tshirt | Denim jacket | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Light Pink Cotton Pants under $50 | casual outfit | nude wedge sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Affordable thick white tee | Rose Gold Necklace | Pink Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger Casual Weekend Outfit | White Tee | Pink Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Happy 4th of July!!  Have any big plans for today?  We celebrated Saturday night with friends and fireworks.  It was fun and the guys got all the firework popping out of their system for another year.

I have been searching for a comfy pair of pink cotton pants for a few months now.  My sister raved about these cotton twill ones to me last month.  She owns them in multiple colors and loves the fit and that they don’t get baggy.  She mentioned she preferred them over jeans when it’s hot because they breath a little better.  I feel like when someone buys something in multiple colors, it has to be good.  A week later, I ordered these pink ones and an olive pair, because they were under $50 and I had been looking for olive pants too.  I wore the olive ones a couple weekends ago to a party, and ya’ll so comfy!!  I would agree with everything my sister said about them.

For a size reference, I am wearing a 6 Short.  I usually wear a 4/27 in jeans.  I’m 5’3 and the short is a little long for what I want.  I have them rolled in about an inch in the photos and could probably use a little more with these wedges.  I’m planning to have them altered soon, but I always like to wear pants a couple times first to be 100% sure how long I want them.  I’ll probably end up doing these just above ankle.  Oh and bonus for you guys, all colors of these pants are 40% off today as part of a holiday sale, so they are only $27! Total Score!

This plain white tee is the same one I wore in this post a few weeks back.  I love a white and pink combo for summer, and of course I’m always cold inside so a denim jacket was an instant add on.  I made sure to snap a pic without the jacket so you can see why I love this top.  Not sheer or see through, no need to wear anything underneath but a bra.  I love this for hot summer days when you just want to wear a plain white tee.

So I’m going to be playing around with the layouts of my posts for the next few ones. I just want to try something new, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.  Love or Hate where I have moved info too?? Shoot me an email at and let me know.  I want to be sure you can still easily and quickly find everything you need in each post.  Thanks for spending a bit of your holiday with me and be sure to scroll on down because it is also Style File Link up day!!!  Can’t wait to see what you share!

White Jersey Tee  |  Pink Cotton Pants **On SALE Today for $27** | Denim Jacket  |  Rayos Wedge Sandals  |  Brown Tote Bag  |  Gold Stud Earrings  |  Rose Gold Drusy Necklace  |  Bourbon and Bowties Bracelets (similar and similar)  |  Blue Gradient Aviators  |  Nails: Essie Minimalistic

Casual Outfit | White Tee | Pink Cotton Pants | Wedge Sandals | Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit | Brown Tote Bag | Denim Jacket | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Outfit | Denim Jacket | PInk Cotton Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Outfit | White Tee | Denim Jacket | Light Pink Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger