Yearly Archives: 2018

Spring “It” Dress for All the Events

Spring It Dress | Floral Embroidery | Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit | Green Floral Dress | Dark Pink Clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Fashion | Floral Embroidered Dress | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Date Night Outfit | Teal Dress | Cutout Back Dress | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Bridal Shower Outfit | Teal Floral Dress | Magenta Clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share this teal floral dress with you guys.  I am OBSESSED with this dress.  It was love at first sight for sure.  I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous deep teal color and fun floral embroidered design on the dress.  But it was the sexy little cutout and slight showing of skin that really made me like this dress.  I feel like it’s a fun little surprise addition to the dress. Gorgeous and sophisticated in the front with a little fun and flirty in the back.

I officially declare this dress my Spring It Dress for all the events of the season. I can see wearing this to a Spring or Summer wedding, a bridal shower, or date night.  It’s one of those dresses that instantly puts you in a fabulous, happy, and fun mood.  Even better the price tag, it’s only $60!  I’m wearing the petite size, but I linked both the regular and petite for you.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead, and thank you so much for taking some time out of your week to stop by!  I appreciate it so much that you come hang out with me on this little space of mine!

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Floral Cutout Dress  (petite version – this is what I’m wearing) |  Taupe Block Heel SandalsMagenta Clutch  |  Kendra Scott Earrings (old) |  Similar Gold Bangle |  Nails: Essie Blanc

Spring It Dress | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Pink Clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer Outfit | Floral Embroidered Dress | Dark Pink Clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Wedding Outfit | Teal Dress | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit | Green Floral Dress | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer Wedding Outfit | Teal Floral Dress | Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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My New Black Work Pants

Work Outfit | Black Work Pants | Sleeveless Wrap Blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Office Outfit | Black Wrap Top | Red Statement Earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Work Outfit | Banana Republic Sloan Pants | Black D'orsay Heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit | Black Wrap Blouse | Gray Tote Bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Work Outfit | Black Slacks | Sleeveless Wrap Top | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Hello ladies!!  I’m sharing a simple and chic work outfit idea for you today, and it features my new black work pants!  I have always been a huge fan of Loft for all my work pant needs, but the last pair I purchased was a little lacking in the quality department.  The back seam split down the length of my leg on both sides.  It’s the first time this has happened and everything else I buy is great quality, so I feel like I just got a bad pair.  It did however make me a little nervous to buy another pair from them with a back of the leg seam.

I decided to venture out and look for a new brand of work pants.  Since I’m petite (5’3), I really wanted to find a place that sold petite pants, so I wouldn’t need alterations.  My sister did a little leg work for me trying out J.Crew and Banana Republic.  Her winner was the Banana Republic Sloan pants.  Since I knew Banana had a great petite section, I checked them out first and fell in love too.  These pants have minimal stretching throughout the day, and so far the quality has been top notch.  I love that the length hits perfectly at the ankle.

I only bought one pair to give them a little test run, and I am ready to declare these my favorite new work pants.  Next time I see one of the 40 or 50% off sales at Banana Republic, I plan to buy a couple more pairs in black and another fun color or two.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don’t forget to join in on the Style File Link Up fun, and have a wonderful week!

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Black Wrap Top  |  Black Work Pants  |  Black HeelsParker Tote  |  c/o Red Earrings  |  Similar Gold Bangle  |  Gorjana Necklace  |  Nails: Essie Blanc

Work Outfit | Black Sleeveless Blouse | Skinny Work Pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Office Outfit | Black Tie Waist Top | Red Statement Earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Black Work Pants | Office Outfit | Gray Tote Bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Work Outfit | Black Ankle Pants | Black Blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Current Beauty Favorites

Spring Beauty Product Review | Makeup Products | Skincare Favorites | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!!  I wanted to share a few of my current beauty favorites with you guys today.  All products are new to me over the past few months, and all have become regulars in my daily beauty routines.  It’s a mix of makeup and skincare, so grab your coffee or wine if you are a nighttime reader and enjoy a look at some of my latest beauty faves.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – I have heard rave reviews about this product, and I have been dying to try it.  I order most of my beauty products from Nordstrom and with those orders I always get a few beauty samples to try out.  I was pumped to try a sample of this product out and was amazed by the results.  I noticed a difference in my skin with like 15-20 minutes after I applied.  My skin looked more hydrated and awake.  The next morning, my skin looked hydrated and glowing. I immediately ordered a bottle.  This product will definitely be a keeper in my nighttime skincare routine.  After over a month of use, I definitely can see this improving the tone and texture of my skin.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I picked up this mascara because so many people rave about how fabulous it is.  I definitely went into this a little skeptical, but I really do love this mascara.  I use Rodan & Fields Lash Boost which help my lashes grow, but this product really enhances my lashes.  They look longer and bit fuller after I apply this mascara. My favorite thing about this mascara, after 3 months of use, I still have no clumping.  I have found some fabulous mascaras that add dramatic length and volume, but clump so easily after just a few months.  I want my mascara to enhance my lashes and make them look like they are naturally this fabulous, and clumps not so cute.  I definitely plan to keep this product in stock and a regular in my makeup routine.

Clinique Repairwear Night Sculpting Routine – This product was another beauty sample I received when I purchased a few other Clinique products.  I have really great results with Clinique’s skincare products, so I was excited to try this one out.  I read about how many people use this on their neck and chest area with great results, so I gave it a try.  My chest area was starting to show signs of aging from way too much time in the sun.  After using this product for several months, I don’t see any of that aging in the skin on my chest anymore.   It has really toned and firmed up the skin on both my chest and neck.  I loved the results so much, I ordered a full size of it.  I haven’t used it on my face yet, but I’m planning on giving it a go in a few weeks when I run out of my current moisturizer.  It will definitely be a staple for my neck and chest area, regardless of how it works on my face.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment – I have heard so many good things about the Fresh brand of lip products, and I picked this one up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year.  I wear chapstick to work everyday over lipstick because I don’t want to get lipstick all over my coffee mug and water cup that I use everyday.  I have so many tubes of chapstick lying around that it took me a few months to getting around to consistently using this one.  This product is definitely a keeper over my others.  It is pricey, but I only apply it once a day and it keep my lips feeling hydrated and soft all day.  My other chapstick products have to be reapplied multiple times throughout the day for those same results.

NYX Epic Ink Liner – I always say in my family my sister is more of the beauty guru and I’m the fashion girl.  She is always trying out new makeup products and sends me pics of her faves, and I pretty much always buy what she recommends.  She sent me this eyeliner one day because she was excited to find a dupe for her favorite Anastasia eye liner.  This NYX one comes in at about $8 at Ulta.  I was living in my gel pot world and so over liquid liner, but for $8 I decided to give it a try.  I’m currently on my second tube.  This liner goes on so easily and dries pretty quickly for a liquid liner.  It lasts all day and has even survived a few semi-sweaty workout sessions. Plus, I have had no issues with it rubbing off on my eyelid crease throughout the day.

I hope if you are in the market for any of these beauty products, you find the reviews helpful.  All of these products are amazing and have made their way into my regular beauty buys.   I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Makeup Product Review | Top Skincare Products | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

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Simple White & Blush Pink Basics

Spring Outfit | Pink Cardigan | White Skinny Jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit | Long Pink Cardigan | White Camisole | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Weekend Outfit | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Tory Burch Parker Tote | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit | Pink Cardigan | White Jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual Weekend Outfit | All White Outfit | Pink Cardigan | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello!  I’m so excited for this look today.  It’s all about taking your Spring wardrobe basics and making them oh so chic.  The base of this look is a simple white top and white skinny jeans.  These two items are spring staples for me.  I actually just added these tank tops to my closet in white, olive, and black.  I like that they are a little thicker than my white camisole, and they don’t show my bra straps.

With a great all white base, I layered on my blush pink cardigan.  This cardigan is the same brand as my long maroon circle cardigan.  It’s really comfy and great quality.  I adore this gorgeous pink, especially layered over the white.  Short sleeve cardigans are perfect for Spring when one day can be a mix of hot and cold.

I completed my look with a neutral heel to dress up the overall look.  A ballet flat or cute wedge sandal could work with this look too.  I kept my jewelry super minimal with just a long necklace and white earrings.  I love the simplicity of the pieces with this outfit.

This look would be perfect for a casual Easter Sunday, brunch with your gal pals, or running errands if you opt for flat shoes.  It’s an easy throw on and go look, but still very put together.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out today’s Style File link up!

How to Wear All White in Spring | Pink Cardigan | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Fashion | Short Sleeve Pink Cardigan | White Camisole | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit | White Skinny Jeans | Taupe Block Heel Sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Layered Spring Outfit | Short Sleeve Pink Cardigan | White Skinny Jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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