Monthly Archives: November 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

Christmas Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift Guide | Gift Ideas for Beauty Lover | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  Well this post is a little later in the day than my normal posting time, but yesterday we headed out to the Texas Renaissance Festival and I was so tired when we got home.  The festival was so fun!!  We ate yummy food like potato pancakes, watched some comedy shows, and attended a jousting event.  Then there is also the people watching.  Lots of people dress up in Renaissance attire, and I LOVE checking out all the costumes.  Ya’ll people go ALL out for this festival!  It’s so fun to see.  Anyway, it was sunny and hot, and after all day outside, well last night I was too tired to give this post the attention it deserved.

I love playing with different beauty products, so a Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers is always a favorite of mine to put together.  Many of the products featured are brands or exact products I have used and recommend.  A few are brands that I have heard rave reviews over and kind of want to try out myself.

My favorite section of this guide is the Spa Day section.  All 3 of these items paired with a nice bottle of wine is the perfect gift for anyone, beauty lover or not.  I mean you can’t go wrong with the gift of relaxation.  Also, I think this is the most adorable eye mask ever!  It comes in a few different color combos too.

One of my favorite products in the guide is the eyebrow powder.  I received mine in a press kit, and it was life-changing.  I had been wanting a product to help fill in sparse areas of my brows, but I didn’t need anything to dramatic.  The overall shape was fine, so I just needed something simple.  This product takes me less than 30 seconds to apply. I simply use it to slightly darken and fill in my brows.  I feel like it gives a natural look.  I’m wearing it in all my blog photos lately if you want to check it out in action.

Let’s talk about a few brands I love on the guide.   Majority of my makeup brushes are by Sigma Beauty.  I purchased them last year on Black Friday.  They still look and feel new, so I highly recommend if you know someone in need a few new brushes or looking to start a brush set.

The Cosmedix mask is on of my current favorites.  It leaves my skin baby smooth after I use it.  It’s one of my top masks for soft, smooth skin.  Also, I double cleanse my skin and this little balm and mit duo have been a fun addition to my night routine.  Plus, I like that I’m not throwing away all those little wipes every night.

Kiehl’s is one brand that I constantly circle back too.  The kit I found includes my two favorite products from them – the face wash and Midnight Recovery Oil.  Another brand highlight is Aveda.  I’ve been using this lineup for a few months, and my hair is definitely healthier than when I started.

Multiple items in my guide are gift sets.  Gift sets are great if you don’t really know a person’s favorite brand preference or beauty items.  Sephora makes some sets that cross multiple brands.  If you know a brand they love or want to try, buy a sampler set.  I think skincare is always a safe bet, because I think it reaches a broader audience than say a brush set.

Well thanks for taking some time out of your weekend to check out some of my top beauty gifts of the season.  Don’t forget you can find more ideas under my Holiday Shop page.  I’m currently working on more in depth reviews of some of these products too, so check back for those soon.  Ya’ll have a fabulous day!


Work Wear: Olive Suede Skirt

Fall Work Outfit | Navy Sweater | Suede Skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Work Outfit | Navy Sweater | Olive Suede Skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Work Wear | Olive Suede Skirt | Stone Pendant Necklace | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Workwear | Navy Mockneck Sweater | Olive Skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Work Outfit | Olive Suede Skirt | Navy Sweater | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?!? I’m really excited for the short work week next week too, and for some yummy Thanksgiving food.  I’m a sides person more than the turkey.  I can already taste my grandma’s dressing and pecan pie!

I mentioned last week that I have been wanting to find more work appropriate and trendy skirts for the office.  One style I really wanted was a cute suede skirt.  I found tons of cute little mini skirts in gorgeous colors, but a work appropriate length proved a bit harder to find.

I have actually had my eye on this skirt for awhile.  I was worried it might be too long for my petite height, but I think it fits quite nicely.  It’s a great length to pair with boots on colder days.  It’s a faux suede material which means it has a little more stretch and movement than a normal suede skirt.  This olive suede skirt is also super soft.

The blue and green color combo is a favorite of mine, so I could not pass up mixing this olive skirt with a navy sweater.  I went with a short sleeve sweater because well I will get more wears out of it since we don’t have many cold days.  It’s a great length, and perfect to pair with pants too.

I’m hoping to pick up a couple more skirts during the Black Friday Sales or Cyber Monday Sales next week.  I feel like the sales start earlier every year.  I’ll be sure to share some of my favorite sales and sale items here on the blog, so stay tuned.  If you are on the hunt for something specific, let me know and I will keep an eye out while I’m perusing the sales.

I hope ya’ll have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Fall Outfit | Olive Suede Skirt | Stone Pendant Necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Workwear | Navy Turtleneck sweater | Stone necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit | Olive Suede Skirt for Work | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Fall Work Outfit | Navy Sweater | Olive Suede Skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Work Outfit | Olive Suede Skirt | Navy Sweater | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Asymmetrical Sweater & Link Up

Winter Outfit | Asymmetrical Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit | Asymmetrical Sweater | Long Gold Necklace | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Winter Fashion | Black Skinny Jeans | Suede Boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit | Burnt Orange Sweater | Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit | Topshop Ribbed Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello sweet friends!  How was your weekend??  I launched my Holiday Gift Guide Series on Sunday, sharing a few gift ideas under $50.  You can check it out here!  I’m hoping to start posting an extra time each week, time permitting.  So if you are bored on Sunday or want something to peruse, you can pop on over and see if I have anything going on.  I have some fun post ideas in the works.

Okay, how perfect would this rust colored asymmetrical sweater be for Thanksgiving!!  The color just screams fall and Thanksgiving.  The asymmetrical design of the hem really caught my eye, because it was a little different than your average crew neck ribbed sweater.  One feature I really like is the slits on the sleeves.  I love my sleeves to be a bit on the longer side, and the slits help keep the sleeves out of your way when using your hands.  I need to find more sweaters like this ASAP!

Don’t forget it’s Style File Link Up Day! Scroll on down to share your latest outfit post or to find more holiday outfit ideas!  Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!

Fall Outfit | Asymmetrical Sweater | Black Boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Thanksgiving Outfit | Topshop Sweater | Gold Pendant Necklace | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit | Steve Madden Black Boots | Hudson Jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea | Dark Orange Sweater | Black Jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas Under $50

Christmas Gift Ideas under 50 | Christmas Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift Guide | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

Warm & Cozy: Pajamas  |  Fleece Lined Socks  |  Slipper Bootie
A Little Sparkle:  Bracelet  |  Gold Necklace (More stone colors)|  Monogram Necklace | Blue Earrings (More Stone Colors)
For the Beauty Lover: Makeup Brush Set  |  Nails Polish Set  |  Body Butter Sampler Set
For the Home:  Electric Tea Kettle  |  Marble Monogram Board  |  Holiday Diffuser Electric Wine Opener Set

Well I officially kicked off my Christmas gift shopping this week at the Nutcracker Market and purchased my first of many gifts.  I figured that probably meant it was time to kick off the Holiday Gift Guide Series here on the blog.  I have a few guide ideas for this season, but feel free to drop a comment of any gift ideas you are needing help with.

I love kicking off my gift guides with Christmas Gift Ideas under $50.  I feel like it’s the price range that hits that sweet spot for most of your gifting needs.  The gifts featured range from $25-50, and cover an array of ideas from favorite beauty sets to winter must haves and a few ideas for the home.

A few items featured are things I own, love, and highly recommend.   We converted to this electric wine opener this year after our manual rabbit broke.  Ya’ll I’m obsessed with this opener.  It’s so easy to use, and this one comes with a few extra wine tools.

Body Shop Body Butter is one of my favorite body lotions.  I received a large one last Christmas, and I love how soft and hydrated it leaves my skin.  I will probably be adding this little sampler set to my wish list, so I can try ALL the scents out.  Also, I have to talk about this nail polish.  It’s pricey, but it still looks good a week later.  I’m planning to put a holiday set or two of this brand on my list.  You can also buy the set and give each bottle out as stocking stuffers.

If you are looking for a classic jewelry piece, I wear this necklace weekly.  I always recommend it as a gift idea for women of all ages.  It’s a classic style and good price.  It comes in a few color options too, so you can pick out their favorite color or go with a neutral white stone.  I own this necklace in rose gold and silver drusy, that’s how much I love it.

Also, ya’ll how adorable is this electric tea kettle!  It’s perfect for someone who loves herbal tea, and I think it would look so cute on a kitchen counter.  It comes in a few other colors too.

The blog received its official holiday update this weekend.  The Holiday Shop is officially open and added to the menu bar.  The shop is filled with gift ideas for him and her in an array of price ranges.  I’ll be updating these all shopping season as I find some of the best holiday gifts on the web, so be sure to bookmark for when you need some gift ideas.

Thanks for stopping by ya’ll and Happy Holiday Shopping!