Monthly Archives: November 2018

Black & Brown Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

thanksgiving outfit idea | black off the shoulder sweater | brown peep toe booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall outfit | rose gold necklace | black off the shoulder sweater | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | black skinny jeans | cognac brown peep toe booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual outfit | black off the shoulder sweater | brown booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday friends!!  We are also less than a week away from Thanksgiving! Do you have your Thanksgiving outfit idea yet?  My holiday plans include hanging out with family at my Grandma’s for a yummy and traditional turkey dinner.  My outfit plans are for something comfy but still chic.  Most likely something along the lines of today’s post.

I love the chicness of the all black look and the pop of this gorgeous rose gold necklace against the black.  I wanted to break up the black, so I added my cognac brown peep toe booties.  The design of the shoe also helps dress up the look a bit.  All together, I think it perfectly accomplish my chic and comfy desire.

If you have never purchased a Gibson sweater, you should know they are the comfiest and softest sweaters!  I own a few and LOVE them!  When I saw this cute little off the shoulder one I had to have it.  It has that trendy off the shoulder style, the chic black color, and the comfy I love.  It’s basically all the makings of the perfect sweater for all the fall and winter events.  You could make this work for date night or brunch with different color jeans, heels, and some statement earrings.

If you are looking for something dressier, check back Monday for the perfect dress for Thanksgiving dinner!  In case you missed it, I launched my Christmas Gift Guide Series this week with gift ideas under $50.  You can check it out HERE.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I will see you back here on Monday!

Photography By: Banavenue

casual fall outfit | black ots sweater | black skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | rose gold necklace | black off the shoulder sweater | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

thanksgiving outfit | black skinny jeans | brown peep toe booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | black off the shoudler sweater | henri bendel jetsetter bag | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

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| DETAILS |
FOR THE HOME: Marble Cheese Board Cocktail ShakerWine Chilling Wands  |  Corkcicle Insulated Wine Glass ** |  Holiday Candle **
CLASSIC JEWELRY STYLES:  Initial Pendant Necklace (also in Silver)  |  Gold Stud Earrings ** (also comes in silver)  |  Pave Bar Bracelet
FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER: Silk Sleep Mask (multiple color options)   |  Dr. Jart+ Face Masks  |  Kiehls Skincare Gift Set ** |  Drybar Full Size Favorites **  |  Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette  |  Fresh Sugar Jetsetter Gift Set  **
** Own it and Love it!

 

We are officially at 41 days until Christmas ya’ll!! Have you started your holiday shopping yet??  I have not, but I usually do a bunch online between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  I’m so excited to start up the Holiday Gift Guide series.  These guides are so fun to put together.  I hope you find them helpful while you are shopping or making your own wish lists.  I’m starting off the series with your favorite every year, Christmas Gift Ideas under 50!  This year I narrowed it down to 3 of the most popular categories over the past few years, Home Gift Ideas, Classic Jewelry Styles, and Gifts for the Beauty Lover.

For the home gifts, I found items that would work as a hostess gift or for that person who seems to have everything.  I own the Corkcicle Wine Tumbler and the Holiday candle and love both.  The tumbler is great for bringing wine or really any beverage to the pool with you or to a neighborhood party. My friends and I carry these when walk to do Christmas light tours with a hot beverage.  I picked up this holiday candle from Nordstrom last month. They did not have my Nest Holiday candle in yet, and the salesperson suggested this one.  It was love at first sniff.  Also, I want to mention these cute little wine chilling wands.  I think these little wine chillers are so cute for a white wine lover.  You put them in your glass to help quickly chill your glass of wine.

For my jewelry picks this year, I went with classic and simple.  If you are unsure of what to buy a woman in your life, you can never go wrong with jewelry.  I think going with a simple style will ensure it fits in with her existing style.  I wear these gold stud earrings, all the time, and I have the silver ones on my Christmas list.  They were discontinued for awhile, and the brand just brought them back.  These earrings are the perfect go with everything earring!  When I was in New York, I picked up a simple initial pendant necklace, and I am so obsessed.  It makes the perfect everyday necklace.  You could pick one up in her name or her child’s name.

Let’s talk about all the fun beauty buys!  Kiehl’s, Drybar, and Fresh are all brands I use and love!  I cannot recommend these gift sets enough to really experience the best of these brands.  I broke this year’s gifts between spa and skincare and hair and makeup.  For the skincare lover, face masks are an easy go to!  I mean who doesn’t love a face mask to recharge and rehydrate. I also included a cute silk mask.  I always travel with a sleep mask, so this would be perfect for a traveler.  For the makeup side, I included the Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette.  I’m planning to add a palette from this brand to my wish list.  I have heard so many great reviews on all of them.  Now just to pick which one!

I hope these gift ideas under $50 help give you some ideas to start tackling your shopping list.  If you want to see a specific holiday gift guide, leave it for me in the comments and I will work on creating one!  Thanks and Happy Holiday Shopping!

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Casual Holiday Party Outfit

fall outfit | off the shoulder top | red metallic heels | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual holiday party outfit | striped off the shoulder top | black clutch | Top Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual fall outfit | red metallic heels | black skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

holiday party outfit | off the shoulder | top red heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Ready to start planning those holiday outfits?  I have lots of outfit inspiration coming to you for Thanksgiving and Christmas over the next few weeks. For the holidays, I try to put outfits together that can also be worn or restyled for everyday wear.  Originally, I picked out this top as a cute date night top. I love it paired with jeans for a dressy casual outfit, perfect for a casual Friday night out with that special someone or a group of your favorite ladies.  You can pair it with a skirt to dress it up and wear to a nicer event. I think it would look like perfection with a black leather pencil skirt.   You can easily pair this top with any color, but I couldn’t resist pairing it with my new metallic red heels and red statement earrings.  It’s an easy way to transform a date night look into a casual holiday party outfit.

Well friends, freezing temps are finally hitting Houston.  Well almost freezing at least.  I am so not the biggest cold weather fan, and I’ve already given in and turned on my heater.  I am excited to pull out a few sweaters and my boots again though.  I enjoy the cold weather for a few fashion filled days, and then I’m over it.  Luckily in Houston, the weather this time of year is all over the place.  It’ll probably shorts and sandals weather here soon.  😉  I hope ya’ll have a great week, and be sure to check back later this week for the start of my Holiday Gift Guides!

Photography by: Banavenue

date night outfit | off the shoulder top | black skinny jeans | Popular Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual christmas party outfit | red earrings | striped off the shoulder top | Top Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

holiday party outfit | red statement earrings | striped bow shoulder top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | off the shoulder top | black skinny jeans | red metallic heels | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Navy Tweed Dress

fall outfit | tweed dress | workwear | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | gossip girl inspired look | tweed dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | taupe slouchy boots | tory burch tote bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Gossip girl inspired outfit | workwear | navy tweed dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday friends!!  When I was in New York with my gal pal, she mentioned that I should watch the show Gossip Girl.  I’d started watching it years ago, but only made it through a few episodes.  I decided to give it another try after she mentioned all the amazing fashion in the show.  Now a couple months later, I am officially addicted.  I’m currently in season 3 and  loving every episode.

When I put this outfit together, I immediately felt the impact the show was having on me.  This navy tweed dress and striped blouse combo reminds of a Blair Waldorf look.  I’m just missing my headband. I have such a love for a variety of styles flipping from classic preppy to boho chic to all black edge all in one week.  It makes the show even more interesting for me because I can see myself in the outfits of every character.

Ok enough about my new addiction, let’s talk more about this outfit.  This navy tweed dress is so gorgeous and comfy!  It work perfectly with a blouse underneath for cold days or standalone for warm days. The ribbon detail at the neckline is such a pretty and feminine touch.   I love this dress paired with my taupe slouchy boots, although a pair of nude heels would work perfectly too.

I’m so excited to be bringing a little extra holiday content to the blog this year, stay tuned.  In preparation, I am decorating for Christmas a little early this year, like this weekend.  I want to be sure I have time to shoot everything and share it with ya’ll here before the holidays arrive.  First on my to do list today, find a tree.  Wish me luck.  I hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend!

Photography by: Banavenue

fall outfit | workwear | navy tweed dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | navy tweed dress | striped blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Winter outfit | stuart weitzman boots | workwear | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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