Monthly Archives: June 2019

Yellow Floral Dress

summer outfit | yellow floral dress | nude colored sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | yellow maxi dress | statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

summer outfit | long yellow dress | nude colored heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer dress | yellow floral maxi | petite fashion blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday friends! We have made it to the weekend!  I am headed to my first Astros game of the season this weekend, and then plan to just kind of relax and chill the rest of the time. I have a trip coming up, so I’m planning to start packing and prepping for that too.

I wore this dress to the grand re-opening of a restaurant a week or two ago.  This yellow floral dress is so perfect for a summer outing or party.  If you need a dress for a summer wedding, this would be perfect! Yellow is one of my color obsessions this summer, so this dress was a must have for me.  I love the flowy chiffon fabric and style.  It has great movement when you walk and move.  I received quite a few compliments when I wore it out.

It comes with fabric to tie around your waist, and you can also go without for a more flowy look.  I think the without option would be great for a beach or tropical vacation. I like to tie it to create a more polished look.  Since I am 5’3, this dress fits me more like a maxi dress.  If you are taller, it would probably be more of a midi length.

I hope ya’ll have a fabulous Friday and an amazing weekend! Thanks for stopping by this week! I always appreciate the love and support!

Photography By: Banavenue

Summer outfit | yellow floral dress for wedding guest | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | yellow maxi dress for bridal shower | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | long yellow dress | circle straw bag | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | yellow floral long dress | nude colored sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Current Beauty Favorites: Face Oils & Serums

best anti-aging face oils and serums | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

Face oils and serums are a staple in my skincare routine.  These skincare products are perfect for adding and locking in moisture while delivering anti-oxidants to gives skin a healthy glow and smooth look.  Face oils are the best for adding and locking in moisture.  I try to use one twice a week.  Oils are especially soothing after an exfoliating mask.  Serums add moisture and a good number of anti-aging ingredients to soak in to your skin while you sleep each night, so you wake up with glowing and more youthful looking skin.

I apply my face oils and serums in the evening, so they have all night to soak in and work there magic while I sleep.  While the word oil, probably makes you think greasy.  Most face oils are light in texture and quickly absorb.  I usually just look a little shiny before bed, and have a nice radiant glow in the morning.  These four are some of my current top favorites.  All of these oils and serums leave my skin looking refreshed, hydrated, and more youthful in the morning.  Most of them with just one use.

To Use: I wash off my makeup and then apply my oil or serum of choice. I use about 2-3 drops depending on the product.  For some serums, I do follow up with a moisturizer.

c/o DERMA RADIANT GLOW FACE OIL – This oil includes the essential oils Jojoba, Argan and Seabuckthorn.  These oils really help nourish your skin and add in moisture.  My skin soaks this stuff up!  It’s very lightweight and absorbent.  This one takes a few uses to see the benefits, but over time I noticed a smoother and hydrated skin with a nice healthy glow.

c/o DRUNK ELEPHANT VIRGIN MARULA FACIAL OIL – This oil features a cold pressed process to extract the oil preserving the anti-oxidants to deliver your skin the best this oil has to offer.  After just a couple uses, my skin looked more plump and moisturized. This plump and moisturized effect really helps with fine lines and gave me a nice healthy glow.

KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE – This oil features a blend of the distilled oils Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane.  After just one use, I noticed results with this one.  It added instant hydration and an amazing morning glow.  This oil improved fine lines and leaves my skin feeling soft in the morning.  The essential oils do give this one a very distinct smell that’s going to be a love it or hate it thing.  It doesn’t bother me at all.  Also, I had a friend use this and have a bad reaction to her skin with breakouts.  She ended up giving me her bottle just so it wouldn’t go to waste.

ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCE NIGHT REPAIR – This serum is one of my favorites!  I received a sample as a bonus after purchasing some beauty products.  The sample was good for about two uses, but after one I went and purchased a bottle.  Even before I went to bed, I started seeing this serum do its work.  My skin started looking almost instantly hydrated and glowing.  By morning, my skin looked refreshed, plumped, and smooth.  All adding to the reduction of fine lines.

top face oils and serums for anti-aging skincare | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

Face oils and serums do tend to be on the pricey side of skincare products.  I find them worth the price because they deliver the best results for hydration and anti-aging.   Since you only use a few drops at a time, all 4 of these will last you for awhile especially if you only use them a couple times a week.  My routine is to use an oil only 2-3 times a week and a serum and moisturizer combo the other days.

Do you include face oils and serums in your skincare routine?  What are some of your favorites?

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20 Outfits with White Jeans for Summer

20 outfits with white jeans for summer and spring | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  I had so much fun this weekend sharing some summer styling tips.  One of my staples for summer is a good pair of white jeans.  It’s an easy way to dress up a causal look and really helps add a little vibrancy to those bright summer colors and prints.  Today, I’m taking a look back at spring and summer outfits I’ve styled featuring white jeans.

I’m pretty sure every single one of these outfits features my Paige Skyline White Jeans.  I love them so much that I own two pairs.  The denim is thick which means not at all see through.  I have had my first pair for about 4 years now, and they still look crisp white.  I have tried other pairs, but the fit just doesn’t compare with these.  I think the cut of them is flattering to my body type.  White jeans will accentuate all areas whether you like that area or not, so finding the right cut for you is super important.  Nordstrom has a pretty good return policy, so you can order different styles and try them on in the comfort of your home.

I hope you enjoy this look back at 20 outfits with white jeans from the past couple of years, ok and a few older than that, but I loved them too.  Hopefully this will give you some different ways to wear your white jeans for summer and plan a few weekend or vacation outfits.

20 outfits with white jeans for spring and summer | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

The Basics vs The Trends

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black and gray outfits with white jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Black & Gray

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floral tops with white jeans | Casual Outfits | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Floral Print Tops

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pink tops with white skinny jeans | casual outfits | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

All the Shades of Pink

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summer outfits | blue striped tops with white jeans | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Blue Striped Tops

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Want more outfit ideas? Check out a white jeans roundup I shared a few years ago HERE!

4th of July Outfit Idea

summer fashion | 4th of july outfit idea | blue striped top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | blue striped ruffle top | white jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello and welcome to Friday! It’s has been a crazy, busy, and fun week.  Work has been really busy which I never really mind because it makes the work day go by faster.  Wednesday night, my boyfriend and I went to a tasting event at McCormick and Schmick’s to sample their new menu.  We ate so much good food that night. I’m now craving their chocolate silk pie!

This weekend is going to be pretty busy too.  I’m heading to the lake on Saturday, and then Sunday I’m hosting a shopping party at Loft.  If you are in the Houston area, I would love for you to stop by on Sunday, so we can meet and talk fashion.  I’m giving away a free Millie and Main session and a Loft gift card.  It’s going to be really fun!  You can find all the info on the Facebook Event Page Here!

Can you believe July is just around the corner? Do you have any 4th of July plans yet?  I’m heading to Colorado with friends.  I’ve never been, so I’m excited to travel somewhere new.  I’m not quite sure what I will be wearing for the 4th, probably going to lean towards pretty casual.  If you are heading somewhere a little dressier, I have the cutest 4th of July outfit idea for you.

This blue and white striped top is a subtle way to dress up for the 4th.  It has the stripes and blue and white, but isn’t too over the top festive.  I love the lace and ruffle details to add a little feminine flair to the look.  I paired it with my white skinny jeans and my taupe block heels sandals for a dressier outfit.  You could pair this top with white shorts and flat sandals or wedges for a dressed down look. If you want to make this look even more festive, you could change out my pink earrings for red ones.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I hope to see a few of you this Sunday at Loft!

spring outfit | white jeans | nude colored suede sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer outfit | blue white striped top | thick white skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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