Monthly Archives: February 2019

Early Spring Wardrobe Essentials

spring wardrobe essentials | lavender sweater | gray jeans | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | light purple sweater | marble bracelet | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

casual outfit | lightweight sweater | gray skinny jeans | Popular Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual spring outfit | lavender top | floral heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello!  I know some of you are still toughing it out with snow days and winter weather, but we are starting to get small tastes of Spring over here.  I wanted to share a few of my early spring wardrobe essentials with ya’ll.  I break Spring into two parts. Early Spring for when we still have cool mornings and evenings with warm afternoons, and late spring when we start experiencing more heat in the afternoon with warm mornings and afternoons.

I love lightweight long sleeve tops and thin sweaters for early spring.  You can easily push the sleeves up in the warmer part of the day, and this top will help keep you warm on a cool morning.  I like to pick them up in a few fun colors to start easing pretty pastels and bright shades back into my wardrobe.  This top has a loose slightly oversized fit which is so comfy and perfect to pair with both skinny jeans and shorts.

Skinny jeans are really a year round essential for me.  I wear my darker blue and black jeans the most during winter, and with the onset of spring I like to pull out my white and gray pairs along with my distressed and lighter blues.  I could not resist pairing this pretty lavender color with my gray jeans.

A cute pair of open toed sandals are a must for spring!  It’s nice to start breaking a way from boots and booties with a cute heeled sandal or wedge.  I love this floral mule pair I picked up last year. They add such a fun detail to a casual outfit.

What are some of your early spring wardrobe essentials?

Also, I did want to mention that the company that makes my bag, Henri Bendel, officially went out of business and so this purse is no longer available for purchase.  I love the design and quality of their bags, and I’m so bummed they are no longer around.

Photography By: Banavenue

Spring wardrobe basics | long sleeve top | gray skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

dressy casual outfit | gray jeans | floral mule sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | lightweight long sleeve top | marble bangle | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual spring outfit | light purple sweater | gray skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Lightweight Jackets for Spring

spring outfit | light gray suede long jacket | black jeans | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

lightweight jackets for spring under 100 | Popular Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual spring outfit | gray jacket | henri bendel mini jetsetter bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | lightweight jacket | black skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!  I had such a productive week ya’ll!  Yesterday, I took the day off from work and lived that full time blogger life. 😉  I attended a spring trends fashion brunch over at Neiman Marcus, and ya’ll I wanted all the things.  So many cute new trends coming out for spring, I can’t wait.  I shared a few of the outfits on Instastories, so you may still catch them up there this morning.

Yesterday, I started the day in beautiful sheer spring top and then had to come home and change into a sweater for my afternoon errands.  It was the exact day I needed a cute lightweight jacket.  This early spring time of year is when lightweight jackets become such a necessity.  Something you can toss over your outfit for a cool morning or evening, and then wrap around your waist or throw over your bag for the warmer parts of the day.

During the spring, I wear my denim jacket so much. It really is the perfect lightweight jacket.  I decided I should probably look at getting one or two more especially since I can probably wear them during the winter here too.  My search started with utility jackets, another perfect spring jacket, and led me to this gorgeous light gray suede long jacket.  It’s so the perfect spring color. The suede is pretty light so not going to be too warm.  The open drape front and rolled sleeves lend an effortless Spring vibe to this jacket.  In addition to amping up your casual jeans looks, you can also wear this over a dress for the office.

If you are looking to add a lightweight jacket or two to your closet this season, I shared a few more favorites below in a variety of styles from weekend to office.  I hope ya’ll have a fabulous weekend! I have several plans with friends including a Galentine’s Day celebration and a friends’ birthday brunch.  I see plenty champagne in my future this weekend!

MORE LIGHTWEIGHT JACKETS FOR SPRING

Photography By: Banavenue

fall outfit | gray long jacket | black skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

lightweight jackets for spring | casual outfits | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall outfit | black jeans | black heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring outfit | long gray jacket | black denim | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for her and him | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

We are just over a week away from Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to share a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her.  For her, I always like jewelry like a splurge on David Yurman or a more affordable initial pendant necklace.  You could also get something a little sexy like lingerie or lace panties or go more comfy with a sleep set or a robe.  I think it’s all about knowing your girl and which is more her style.  For me, I love things that are useful.  Many of the gifts I shared today check this mark for me.

For him, I always like things to make him more stylish, ha!  I mean this is your chance to buy your guy those shades or a nice pullover.  You can also play to his manly side with an all black watch or can insulator aka fancy koozie alongside a bottle or case of his favorite beverage.  Just like when he buys for you, it’s all about knowing what he likes.

I think Valentine’s gifts are chance to be romantic and think outside the box.  Flowers and a nice bottle of champagne, a box filled with date night ideas, preparing a delicious dinner for a chill night in can all work as the perfect gift too.  Sometimes the quality time together can be just as fabulous as a fancy gift.  What’s on your Valentine’s Day wish list?

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Also I want to mention, the Gigi New York Winter Sale is happening right now and it’s so good!! I shared some of my picks below including a couple clutches so similar to my magenta clutch you’ve seen on the blog.  If you are in the bag for a good quality purse, you should definitely check out this sale!

GIGI NEW YORK WINTER SALE FAVORITES

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Casual Valentine’s Day Outfit

casual valentines day outfit | blush pink blouse | white jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring outfit | blush pink button up top | gold jewelry | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | white skinny jeans | pink flats | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring outfit | light pink top | white denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Alright ya’ll we are 10 days away from Valentine’s Day!   Whether you are celebrating with friends or your significant other, it’s fun to get together and celebrate the ones you love.  Today is for those of you looking for a more casual Valentine’s Day outfit.  I feel like my plans usually lead to the more casual side with a nice meal at home or happy hour with girlfriends.

While I’m not opposed to an all black look like a shared a couple weeks ago, this casual outfit is all about keeping with holiday spirit.  I love the two shades of pink and the feminine details of this top.  I decided to pair this blush pink top with white jeans to really let the pinks pop.  I also loving mixing different shades of pink.  It’s not something that works with all colors, but it definitely works with different shades of pink.  I usually opt to mix a lighter pink with a darker pink.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?  Do you plan to opt for the chic all black look or a more holiday inspired red and pink look?

casual valentines day outfit | blush pink top | white jeans | Popular Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual spring outfit | blush pink blouse | neutral clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lad in Violet

spring fashion | light pink blouse | white jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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