Yearly Archives: 2017

Dressing Up Plaid Shirts & Link Up

Fall Outfit | Black Plaid | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Fall Outfit | Purple and Black Plaid Shirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | Black Plaid Top | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit Idea | Black Hudson Skinny Jeans | d'Orsay Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfits | Dark Plaid Shirt | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

I’m so excited to share this purple and black plaid with ya’ll today!  Awhile back, I posted a similar plaid (that really old post here) that I  just loved and wore all the time.  But it’s a much tighter fit then it used to be ;), and I really wanted to find a similar color scheme with a looser, comfier fit.    This one is probably the most similar I have found with the black background and purple and white plaid design. It also has a hint of red.  It’s a lightweight flannel material, so it’s going to be nice to wear in winter too.   It’s the perfect plaid to replace my old fave.

Since I love finding ways to dress up my casual items. I wanted to share a few ways I dress up plaid shirts.  For starters, the easy option – add a chic heel.  These black heels have been my ride or die for work since I purchased them.  I wear them about 3 times a week, and they are still really comfy.

Another idea for dressing up plaid is all about the accessories.  I picked up these gunmetal statement earrings recently.  I had two style ideas in mind for them – 1) Dressing up a basic tee and 2) Holiday earrings!!  Imagine them with a chic black sweater and black leggings for a Christmas party outfit.  Cute, right?!?!  I loved the way the gunmetal complimented this plaid.  I think it gave the look a little more of an edgy and trendy vibe.

Last, you can never go wrong with a great black pair of skinny jeans.   Such a simple and easy way to instantly dress up and add chicness to any outfit.  You may remember me mentioning these Hudson jeans during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  They were the pair I was waiting to come back in stock in my size.  Well they did, and I’m in love.  Ya’ll AG and Paige have been my go to denim brands, but this pair OMG so comfy for a skinny jean.  I’m going to give them a few months of washing and wearing, but Hudson may be making it’s way on to my list of must own denim brands!

Also, don’t forget it’s Style File Link Up day!! I can’t wait to see all the fabulous outfit inspiration! Scroll on down to check it out and bloggers feel free to share your latest outfit post!  Thanks for reading ya’ll!

Casual Fall Outfit Idea | Dark Purple Plaid Shirt | Black Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Baublebar Gunmetal Earrings | Statement Jewelry | Black Plaid Top | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Hudson Skinny Jeans | D'Orsay Heels | Dressy Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | Black and Purple Plaid Blouse | Gunmetal Statement Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit Idea | Black Plaid Shirt | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Blogger

Fall Outfit Ideas | Black Plaid Shirt | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet Blog
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Currently Coveting: Fall Booties

ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR
FIVE  |  SIX  |  SEVEN | EIGHT
NINE  |  TEN  |  ELEVEN  | TWELVE

Talking my favorite topic today – SHOES! In my last post, I discussed a little about items to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall.  Booties are a great item not only to transition your wardrobe, but to continue wearing all fall and into winter.  I headed to a few of my favorite shoe sites and found the best fall booties this season.

I tend to always gravitate to the same color in my ankle boots.  Obviously by my cute little graphic, you can tell I like a neutral shoe. 😉  If you spy a style you really like, most of these come in multiple color options from black to brown, some even burgundy and other fun colors.  You can click the number below the graphic to see all the color options for each shoe.

Booties this season come in all shapes and sizes and pretty little details. I love all the options this year!  A few stand out trends I found were the color gray (major swoon over here!), slouchy boots (this will be popular in tall boots too!), peep toe booties, and the mule.  The details on a bootie are a fun way to give your shoe a little wow factor, but I also found some simple pairs perfect for when you don’t want your shoes to steal the show.

This year, I also made sure to find some super cute flat or low heel booties for those of you who are not so keen on being in a heel all day.  I love the first one #10.  I think it would be perfect with cuffed jeans or paired with a casual dress.

Good news, most of these shoes come in under $100.  A few pairs came in right under $150 which still is a decent price if you wear them as often as I do.  Plus, I feel like the ones I picked even if trendy will be stylish for a few years, so you will get your money’s worth.

Which bootie or bootie style is your favorite??

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Summer to Fall Transitional Outfit

Fall Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Cuffed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Transitional Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Cuffed Jeans | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Sleeveless Sweater | Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer to Fall Transitional Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Happy Friday!! We had our first official fall cold front come in this week, and I even had to pull out a cardigan for work yesterday.  I can’t believe we are having such cool weather this early in September!

The cooler weather means it’s time to start transitioning my wardrobe to fall.  Sleeveless sweaters and peep toe booties are two items I love to incorporate into my summer wardrobe and fall transitional outfit ideas.  Both provide a little warmth for cooler morning and evenings, but you stay cool during the warmer parts of the day.

I love the marled look of this sweater.  It’s a great silhouette for work too! I paired it with a pair of maroon skinny pants a few weeks ago (SEEN HERE).  The high neck is comfy too, not too tight or restricting at all!

Ya’ll, I am loving these booties!  I added a peep toe pair last fall and soon realized they were a great year round bootie for Texas weather.  I have mentioned before (last seen in this post), these were an immediate add to cart during the Nordstrom Sale.  They will definitely be finding their way into many outfits this season! I love that the peep toe portion helps your feet breath a little bit during the warmer parts of fall.

Ya’ll have a great weekend! If you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, all of us here in Texas are sending all of our prayers your way! Stay safe!

Summer to Fall Transitional Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Cuffed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Gold Hoop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | AG Skinny Jeans | Vince Camuto Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Cuffed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Sleeveless Sweater | Cuffed Jeans | Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger
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Work Wear: Button Pencil Skirt & Link Up

Office Outfit | Black Tee | Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Work Wear | Black Tshirt | Blue Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Work Outfit | Button Pencil Skirt | Black d'Orsay Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Black Pocket Tee | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Office Outfit | Black Tee | Blue Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Good Morning! First off, THANK YOU for all of your sweet comments last week.  With the events unfolding here in Houston, I decided to take the week off from blogging.  Every few days I would check in on the blog and loved reading all of your messages.  The Texas Gulf coast is slowly entering recovery mode.  Some areas are still experiencing flooding as the water flows through rivers and bayous to head off into the Gulf of Mexico.  Texas has a long road of recovery ahead of us. It has been wonderful seeing people drop everything to go help friends and strangers repair homes.

I decided to ease back into sharing outfits on the blog this week.  I love this little space of mine.  The break was necessary, but I’m ready to get back to it.  I’m starting off with this cute little work outfit.  A few weeks ago, I headed into Loft during one of their 40% off sales and found this gorgeous blue button pencil skirt.  I was drawn to the color and loved the button details.  It’s a wrap skirt design, and perfect for the office.   Sizing Note: I’m wearing the petite.

Ya’ll Loft might be my new favorite place for soft and cozy tees that are not super see through.  I purchased this gray tank earlier this summer.  I’ve loved wearing it so much that I decided to buy the tee version in black.  Because a black tee is the perfect year round basic.  It’s the perfect compliment to this skirt for a cute work wear outfit.  I have also paired it with white shorts (as seen here) for a more casual look.

It’s also Style File Link Up day, so scroll on down for more outfit inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!

Office Outfit | Loft Pencil Skirt | Plain Black Tee | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Blue Pencil Skirt | Black d'orsay heels | Work Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Work Outfit | Button Pencil Skirt | Black Tshirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Work Outfit | Tshirt with Pencil skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Work Outfit | Black Tshirt | Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger
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