Monthly Archives: May 2019

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

what to wear to a summer wedding | colorblock maxi dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | pink color block maxi dress | stone bangles | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer wedding outfit | yellow statement earrings | long pink dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

what to wear to a wedding | pink maxi dress | summer outfit | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!!  Can you believe we are already celebrating Memorial weekend in just a few short days?!?!  Even though the official first day of summer is a still a few weeks away, I always consider Memorial weekend the unofficial kick off to summer.  This means it is time to start transitioning your wardrobe into summer.   I have a few outfits coming up over the next few weeks to help you do just that too.   This summer I am embracing a bit more color.  I’ve really been gravitating towards lots of pink.

I have been dying to share this dress with you, so I’m starting off my summer fashion ideas with what to wear to a Summer wedding.   I think this pink color block maxi dress would be so perfect to wear to a wedding this summer.  The details like the high neckline and tiered long skirt give it a dressy elegance.  The bold pink colors and halter cut give it all the summer vibes.  To break up all the pink, I added in my yellow tassel earrings. I think they are the perfect compliment to this dress.

For summer weddings, I love to bring out bold and bright colors.  A lightweight maxi dress like this one can work for most attire styles except maybe black tie.  Although, you may be able to pull this off for black tie due to the length and cut of the neckline. I love the slightly loose fit and lightweight fabric to work with the heat of summer.  My go to shoe for a wedding is my block heel sandals.  These shoes are so comfortable.  I can stand and dance all night long in mine.

This maxi dress would also be great for a date night, to take along on vacation for a dressier evening, or a luncheon type event.  Stay tuned for more summer outfit ideas coming at you over the next few weeks including a fun vacation look on Friday!  Hope ya’ll have a great week!

Photography By: Banavenue

summer outfit | long pink dress | yellow earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

high neck pink dress | yellow statement earrings | summer fashion | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

what to wear to wedding | pink color block maxi dress | nude colored clutch | Petite fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer maxi dress | wedding outfit | petite fashion | Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet


Styled 3 Ways: Black Tank Top

three ways to wear a black tank top to work, casual outfit, and date night look by Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday! Welcome to this month’s Styled 3 Ways.  Since we are heading into summer, I wanted to share one of my summer staples – the black tank top.  I own about 3 different black tank tops.  These tops are great for layering during cooler months, and pairing with skirts, shorts, and jeans for warmer months.

I picked up this black tank top from Amazon.  It comes in a 2 pack, so I order the black/striped combo.  I love the overall fit on these.  The straps are nice and wide to hide bra straps, and the front is not too low cut.  In addition to wearing these out and about, I also love wearing them around the house as cozy loungewear.

For these 3 way posts, I thought it would be fun to be sure and give you not just 3 outfits, but 3 different occasions too.  This month, I went with the 3 most needed – work, casual, and a night out.  I hope you enjoy checking out these three ways to wear a black tank top.

Summer work wear | black tank top | striped long skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Add a Blazer or Short Cardigan if needed for your office
Black Tank Top | Similar Skirt | Floral Heels | Tory Burch Bag (old)  |  Drop Earrings | c/o Short Necklace | c/o Long Necklace (15% off with code KarK15 until 5/31) | Silver Bangle | Silver Cuff

casual summer outfit | black tank top | distressed jeans | booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Black Tank Top  | Distressed Jeans | Brown Booties | Circle Straw Bag | c/o Earrings | c/o Short Necklace | Long Necklace (old) | c/o Stone Bangles

night out outfit | white blazer | cuffed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet
Black Tank Top | White Blazer | Dark Wash Jeans | Block Heel Sandals | Pink Clutch | c/o Yellow Statement Earrings | Gold Necklace | Gold Bangle | Cuff Bracelet

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have an item that you would love to see styled 3 ways, drop it in the comments below.


Striped Midi Dress for All of Your Summer Events

summer outfit | striped midi dress | block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer wedding outfit | multi colored striped dress | neutral clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

button front midi dress | summer date night outfit | taupe block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Graduation dress | pastel striped midi dress | petite fashion blogger Lady in Violet

Do I have a winner of a summer, wear to all the events dress for ya’ll today?!?!?  I’m so obsessed with this multi-colored striped midi dress.  I picked it up to wear to a baby shower in April, and I also made it work for a little date night.  This button front cami dress would also be perfect to wear a graduation, casual wedding, happy hour, luncheon, basically all the things!

In addition to being super chic and adorable, it’s also really comfy.  It’s a fitted dress, but the material has a little breathing room to it so you can move, eat cake.  I also love that the straps are adjustable because I usually have to tighten the straps on these types of dresses.   You could add a denim jacket over this dress and pair it with flat sandals for a more casual look.  I love dressing it up with my block heel sandals and stone bangles.  For size reference, I’m wearing an XS.

Ya’ll, I have such a fun weekend coming up.  Well mostly Friday night. We have a rooftop cinema that opened last year, and I’m finally headed to check out.  Fingers crossed the forecast stays as is, and we don’t get rained out!  My friends went last month and said it’s a really fun experience.  The rest of my weekend will probably be spent relaxing because it’s only Wednesday,and my week has already been busy, busy, busy!  Check back Friday for this month’s styled 3 ways post!  Thanks for stopping by friends!


Striped Midi Dress  | Block Heel Sandals | Clare V Clutch (similar) | Sophee Earrings | c/o Nashelle Necklace | c/o Bourbon &Boweties Bracelets (one two  | three)  |  Nails: OPI Let Me Bayou a Drink

Summer outfit | striped cami dress | nude colored block heel sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

summer fashion | bourbon and boweties bangles | clare v foldover clutch | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer style | nashelle gold necklace | pastel striped cami dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | button front cami dress | beige block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Best Hair Products for Frizz & Humidity

best hair products for frizz and humidity | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  Between my naturally curly hair that I spend way to much time trying to keep straight and living in a humid coastal city, I have tried many many many products to fight frizz, tackle humidity, and keep my hair as smooth and sleek as when I walk out the door in the morning.  Since we are approaching the hot humid days of summer, I wanted to share a few of the current products I have found to be the best hair products for frizz and humidity.  While I have yet to find a product to stand up to the 110% Houston humidity days, I will say with these products in my arsenal instead of a giant scary frizz ball, I have more of a beach wave look when humidity blasts through my haircare lineup.

Aveda Control Force Hairspray

This hairspray works so well that I am more than happy to shell out the $$$ for it.  That’s how good it is.  I actually didn’t realize just how fabulous it was until I ran out.  I used another hairspray from my drawer, headed to work and by the time I arrived to work – frizzy mess!  It’s now the only hairspray I use, especially for humid days.  In addition, it holds my curls the best and my hair still feels soft.  My con on this hairspray is that the nozzle clogs, so you have to clean it off periodically.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

A few years ago, I was a bridesmaid in an outdoor Spring wedding.  I told the hairstylist that I was concerned about my hair going frizzy during the outdoor ceremony and pictures of the wedding.  She told me she had a new product that would help by absorbing the moisture and keeping my updo sleek and smooth.  She even gave me a free sample of it.  Fast forward a few years post the Dry Shampoo take off, I found the free sample in the back of a drawer.  It was a bottle of dry shampoo.  While a great product to use between shampoos, it’s also great to add into your hair on days when you may need a little help from the outdoor humidity because it absorbs moisture and excess oil.

Suave Firm Control Mousse

I have been using Suave mousse since college.  Back in college, I wore my hair in it’s naturally curly state because hair straighteners were not that popular and expensive at the time.  I always struggled with my curls going from cute bouncy curls to hot mess on humid days.  A girl in my dorm had the same hair as me minus the frizz issues.  Her secret – Suave Mousse.  In addition to helping fight my frizz, it also doesn’t flake when I wear my hair curly.  When fixing my hair straight, I apply this to my roots to fight frizz and give a little volume boost.  On the occasions I let my curls loose, I apply this throughout the full length of my hair.

Living Proof Humidity Shield

I have tried a few products from the Living Proof Frizz line.  One that I continue to keep in my hair care rotation is their humidity spray.  After I am done styling my hair, I spray this product all over really focusing on areas that get hit the hardest by humidity.   It helps acts as a barrier to keep out the added moisture.  It works pretty well, it’s not perfect on 100% humidity days.  It doesn’t hold it sleek and smooth, but it does help my hair turn more beachy waves instead of hot crazy mess.

Living Proof Instant De-Frizzer

When I traveled to New York last year for fashion week, I was really caught off guard by how humid it was when I first arrived.  I ran out of my humidity spray on day one.  When I stopped by a Sephora to pick up more, I found this little product sitting on the shelf and decided why not.  I added it to my hair when I started to see signs of frizzing and it helped smooth it out a bit.  One day I used it like a finishing spray to add a little shine while also helping prevent frizz throughout the day.

IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm
(formerly Anti Frizz Leave in Conditioner)

I received this product in a goody bag at an event.  I tossed in my beauty drawer to try out when I ran out of my other Leave-In Conditioner that I had just purchased.  Fast forward many months later when I found this hiding in the back of my drawer and decided to try it out and see how it worked.  The next day I noticed my hair looked more sleek, and I noticed less frizz over the next few days.  It was while switching between the two leave in conditioners, I realized how much this one was helping give me a smooth look with less frizz.  It’s now a product I plan to keep in permanent rotation.  The product name slightly changed since I received this one, but I dug around and it seems like these are the same thing.  I apply it to the pony tail length of my hair right now.  I’m considering using it a little higher to see how it works in the roots area.

If you struggle with frizz and humidity wreaking havoc on your hair, I hope one or more of these products will help you out! Have a product you love for frizz??  Leave it in the comments below for us try out too!