Monthly Archives: September 2019

Currently Craving: Best Booties for Fall

best booties for fall | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

(Listed top to bottom)
Side Details: ONE  |  TWO  | THREE  | FOUR
Flat & Low Heels: ONE  |  TWO  | THREE  | FOUR
Black vs. Bold Brown: ONE  |  TWO  | THREE  | FOUR

It’s that time of year for a little seasonal shoe round up!  September is here, pumpkin everything is hitting stores and coffee shops, and it’s time to start pulling out those booties again!  If you are in need of a new pair, I have rounded up some of my top picks for the season.  If you don’t need a new pair this year, consider this a little mid-week eye candy.

I divided up my picks into 3 sections this year – cute details, the always popular flats, and a bold but still versatile color.  I think for the side details the top is my favorite, but the others are all close runner ups. I also included a wedge bootie.  A friend of mine has a pair similar to these and raves about how comfy they are compared to her heeled booties.

For our flats section, I found a few different styles from great basics to fun details.  The second pair is also waterproof! I learned about this brand from a friend who used to live in Seattle.  With how rainy it gets in Houston sometimes, I am considering adding a pair from this brand soon.

Animal prints are pretty popular this season, and many of these booties also come in a print.  Personally, I’m not 100% ready to buy a printed bootie. I love my printed heels, but I don’t know how I would like the bootie look on me.  I will say though I’ve seen some really cute outfits with them!  For me, I think a bold neutral color like black or cognac brown is a better option.  It will still give me versatility with my wardrobe and the stronger color will stand out just enough.  While I normally lean towards suede for my booties, I found a few cute leather pairs that I think really work with the strong color choice.

So which bootie style is your favorite?  If you want even more help prepping your fall wardrobe, my free wardrobe checklist dowload is available HERE!


Black & Gray Striped Long Cardigan

fall outfit | striped cardigan | gray jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual fall outfit | gray striped cardigan | silver pendant necklace | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

winter outfit | black striped cardigan | gray skinny jeans | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | striped cardigan | silver coin necklace | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall casual outfit | big stripes cardigan | black leather backpack | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies!  How was your weekend?  Mine was filled with football, workouts, and lots of healthy eating.  A few friends and I are doing a sugar detox this month, so my weekend meals and football snacks received a healthy makeover.  The first week of my sugar detox left me super tired everyday, but Sunday I started noticing a little more energy and less cravings for junk food.  So it seems to be working the way I had hoped.

Now let’s talk fashion! One of my favorite ways to instantly take a look from casual to dressy casual is with a pair of heels.  For fall, a black pair of heels is perfect to dress up your casual looks a little.  With casual outfits in mind, I try to find heels with texture, cutouts, or a cute detail to differentiate them from a normal black work pump.  Although, I wear this pair to both work and on weekends.

I picked up this black and gray striped cardigan during the Nordstrom Sale.  This color keeps going in and out of stock, but I did see it back last night.  I love the thick, bold stripe pattern because it is a little different than my other solid cardigans.  The black and gray color keeps it more neutral and helps it pair well with a few other colors like pink, burgundy, or emerald green.  This cardigan would also be cute paired with a shift dress for the office.

If you are  starting to prep your closet for fall, be sure to check out Friday’s post and download my free fall wardrobe basics checklist!  It will make sure you have the items to create outfits like the one in this post and more during the fall season.

Photography By: LA Photography

winter casual outfit | striped long cardigan | black leather backpack purse | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

layered fall outfit | long black cardigan | black tank top | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

dressy casual outfit | black leather backpack | black dorsay heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

cold weather outfits | gray striped long cardigan | grey skinny jeans | Everyday Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


FREE Fall Wardrobe Basics Checklist Download

Fall Closet Basics Checklist | Capsual Wardrobe | Lady in Violet

Hello Hello and Happy Friday!!

Are you ready to start prepping your closet for fall?  I am trying out something fun, new and exciting this season to help you start building your fall wardrobe.

Over the years, I have loved sharing my fashion and style tips with you in outfit posts.  After helping a few friends spring clean their closets, I thought it would be fun to try something a little different and help more women navigate their closets and build versatile wardrobes.  I love wearing trendy items, but the secret to a great wardrobe starts with having a great base!

I created a checklist of the items I consider must have to building a base for a casual fall wardrobe.  These items can be mixed and matched throughout the season to give you new casual outfits each and every week.  I will be creating some blog outfits this season based on this list to give you outfit ideas too.

Fill out the form below to get yours!
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The download should arrive to your inbox within 5-10 minutes of signing up.  Please email me if you don’t receive it, so I can check on things on my end.  I tested to make sure it’s working correctly, but you  know the first day of new things can have a few hiccups!

Have a great weekend!

Yellow V-Neck Top + Brown Booties

fall outfit | yellow 3:4 sleeve blouse | brown suede booties | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual fall outfit | mustard yellow top | short gold necklace | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall casual outfit | cuffed blue jeans | brown suede booties with heel | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall fashion | yellow long sleeve blouse | gold bracelet | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfits | yellow vneck blouse | dark wash skinny jeans | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello! How is your week going so far?  It has been busy busy over here prepping for the launch of something fashionable and fun later this week.  Fingers crossed, I will have all the final touches done and can share with you on Friday!

While our temps are still screaming summer, I have started adding a few lightweight fall pieces to my wardrobe.  This yellow v-neck top is a perfect summer to fall transitional top.  The mustard yellow color works well with both seasons.  The lightweight material and loose fit of this top really helps in the heat.  For summer, I would pair this with denim shorts and flat sandals or wedges.  As cooler weather approaches, you can trade out your jeans and sandals for cuffed jeans and booties.  When even cooler weather hits, I plan to pair this top with tall brown boots and a leather jacket or long cardigan.

Early fall is one of my favorite times to stock up on transitional and lightweight layering pieces.  Our winters are usually not too bad, so these tops are a great option with a jacket or cardigan during winter months.  Sometimes sweaters can be a little too warm since many places keep the indoors nice and toasty during the winter.  If you are looking to add a few transitional tops that will last a few years, opt for solid colors or prints that aren’t super trendy like stripes and dots.

I hope you guys have a great rest of the week, and thanks for stopping by!

Photography By: LA Photography

fall outfit | dark yellow top | cuffed skinny jeans | Petite fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

womens casual fashion | yellow blouse | rayban aviator sunglasses | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall style idea | blue skinny jeans | brown tote bag | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | yellow long sleeve top | brown tote bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet