Monthly Archives: October 2019

Gray & Brown Color Combo

winter outfit | gray knit sweater with gray skinny jeans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | gray oversized sweater | brown and gray color combo | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

winter outfit | gray skinny jeans | brown suede heels | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual winter outfit | gray cozy sweater | brown heels | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Ya’ll, we have had a couple days of sweater weather here in Houston, and I am already ready for warmer weather to come back! ha!  One thing I appreciate about our weather is that cold days are broken up with a few warm days, so we can ease into it.  I was excited to start pulling out a few of my new sweaters.

This gray sweater inspired me to try out a new color combination, and I am obsessed.  This gray and brown color combo is a little different and unexpected which is why I think it works so well!  My brown suede heels almost perfectly match the brown in the sweaters, so they were the perfect compliment to this outfit.

When wearing two gray piecess, I opt for a dark shade and light shade.  The contrast between the sweater and jeans is perfect.  I added in my gray clutch to keep with the color theme and to add another gray shade to the mix.  This sweater has a cozy, oversized fit and will be really cute with skinny jeans and tall boots too.  You can also play with the pink color when you accessorize with some pink earrings or a pink purse.

Photography By: Banavenue

winter outfit | light gray sweater | grey skinny jeans | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

casual winter outfit | gray brown sweater | clutch purse | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | gray skinny jeans | light brown suede heels | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

winter outfit | light gray sweater with gray denim | Popular Fashion Blog lady in Violet

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What I Wore: October 2019

fall outfits | workwear | casual weekend style | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  With October coming to a close this week, I am taking a look back at some of my favorite outfits from the past month.  We started the month hot and than transitioned to cooler weather, and my outfits show it!  I started the month in shorts and ended it in a cozy sweater.  I also went to a few cocktail parties and fancy date nights this month, so I have a few glam looks at the end.

Hope you enjoy this look back at my October outfits of the day, and you can always see more of these on Instagram, on my shop Instagram page on the blog or in the LiketoKnow.it app.  Hope ya’ll have a great week ahead!

fall outfit | olive green tank top | gray jeans booties | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

tank top | similar gray jeans | booties | c/o backpack purse | necklace

summer outfit | dark floral off the shoulder top | brown booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

floral top (old) | similar shorts | booties | c/o backpack purse | earrings | sunglasses

fall work outfit | black long sleeve tee | plaid skirt | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

long sleeve tee | plaid skirt (old) | brown heels | necklace | earrings

fall outfit | long beige cardigan | red plaid dress | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar dress | c/o long cardigan | c/o purse | booties | earrings | necklace

fall outfit | tan brown sweater | suede heels | Southern Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

c/o sweater | skinny jeans | brown heels

fall outfit | black puffer vest layered over thermal henley top | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar vest | thermal henley top | similar jeans | booties | c/o backpack purse | earrings

fall outfit | leopard print top | skinny jeans | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar leopard top | dark wash jeans | suede heels | c/o necklace | c/o earrings

black cocktail party dress | wedding guest outfits | Top Houston Fashion Bloggers Karen Kocich

dress (old by Devlin ) | snakeskin heels | black clutch | pave bracelet
Rebekah’s Outfit HERE

date night outfit | pink floral bodycon dress | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar dress (old) | patent heels | c/o earrings

work cocktail party | bell sleeve top | leather pencil skirt | Love this Fashion Blog - Lady in Violet

bell sleeve top | leather pencil skirt | brown heels

Top 5 Dark Nail Colors to Try This Season

most popular dark nail colors for fall and winter | Beauty Blog Lady in Violet top 5 dark nail colors for fall | Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

top dark nail colors to try this fall | Houston beauty blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  Once fall hits, I love to start pulling out all my dark nail polish colors!  I’m a big fan of dark nails and fall and winter is the perfect time to wear all my favorite shades.  Over the years, I have grown quite the collection too.  Pro Tip: Help your dark nail colors last longer by applying a top coat every 2-3 days.  I love this one.

When purchasing dark nail colors, I always check the consistency too.  I look for thicker polishes that will allow for easier touch ups.  If a polish is too thin, it may take multiple layers to coverup any chips. I try to find one thick enough to get the touch up job done in one swipe.

Keep scrolling to check out my top 5 dark colors to try this season and let me know your favorite in the comments!

 

TOP 5 DARK NAIL POLISH COLORS

dark navy nail polish | popular fall nail colors | essie nail polish | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

1. DARK NAVY

A dark navy polish is one of this season’s hot nail color trends.  It took me a few stores to finally find the perfect dark navy shade.  I wanted something super dark and not too blue.  This color does occasionally look black in certain lighting, but you can definitely see the navy blue in it too.

(color: Essie After School Boy Blazer)

burgundy nail polish | fall nail colors | essie nail polish | Popular Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

2. BURGUNDY

A burgundy nail polish is a fall classic.  I use this one on fingers and toes during the fall and winter season.  Burgundy is a great color for early fall and those not quite ready for the super dark or trendy colors.

(color: Essie Sole Mate)

gray nail polish | top nail colors for fall | essie nail polish | Texas Beauty Blog Lady in Violet

3. GRAY

As a gray obsessed gal, I have gray nail polish shades from light to ultra dark.  This medium gray shade is perfect for fall and winter.  It’s not so dark that it looks black, and this shade goes with all the fall jewel tone colors of your closet.

(color: Essie On Mute)

dark teal nail polish | top nail colors to try this season | essie nail polish | Favorite Beauty Blog Lady in Violet

4. DARK TEAL

If you want to break from the expected dark nail colors, I highly recommend a dark teal nail polish.  It’s fun and a little different.  This shade is also perfect for holiday season.  Side note on teal and green polishes, the blue and yellow colors do seperate over time in the bottle.  Just make sure to check in on them throughout the year and shake a little.  I also rotate the bottle and place them upside down a few times to meld the colors back together.

(color: Essie satin sister)

dark charcoal gray nail polish | most popular dark nail colors | butter london nail polish | Top Beauty Blog Lady in Violet

5. CHARCOAL GRAY

To conclude my top 5, my it color from last year.  If you want something super dark but not quite black, try a dark charcoal gray polish.  I splurged on this one because it was the exact color I had spent weeks searching for.  It’s a great alternative to black and goes with everything!

(color: Butter London Earl Gray)

So which one is your favorite?

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Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

thanksgiving outfit idea | dark green blouse | snakeskin heels | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

holiday outfit | green button sleeve blouse | red statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | dark green long sleeve blouse | dark wash skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | hunter green long sleeve top | snakeskin heels | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

When I started putting this post together, I thought maybe I should hold on this one until it’s closer to Thanksgiving.  Then, I realized that Thanksgiving is just over a month away! I mean where the did year go! I have a few different types of holiday looks for you this year from casual dinner to office holiday party to this dressy casual look perfect for an evening celebration.

This Thanksgiving outfit idea would also work for Christmas or just a nice dinner out.  The satin material, dark jewel tone color, and button sleeve details on this top dress is up perfectly for the holidays.  I paired it with jeans for a semi-casual look, but you can easily dress it up with pencil or pleated midi skirt.

To add a little holiday fun to this look, I added in some red tassel statement earrings and my snakeskin heels.  Tan suede flats and gold stud earrings would be another alternative.  I also added in my greens stone necklace.  I think the two greens together are fun and add to the sophisticated chic look of the top.  This top also comes in a few other colors.  I went with this gorgeous dark green because it’s not a color I have too much of in my closet.

What is your typical Thanksgiving outfit style?  My family is usually a little more casual with sneakers, booties, and more casual tops.

Photography By: Banavenue

holiday outfit idea with heels | dark green button sleeve blouse | stone necklace | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | hunter green top | gold stone necklace | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | forest green long sleeve top | red tassel statement earrings | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

thanksgiving outfit | long sleeve green top | dark blue skinny jeans | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

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