Yearly Archives: 2019

Layered Outfit for Spring

spring outfit | short sleeve cardigan | distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

layered spring outfit | short sleeve cardigan | white tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | distressed jeans | brown booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Layered outfit | beige cardigan | cuffed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello! How was your weekend?  I went to a Luau themed party with my sorority Alum group and had so much fun!  Other than that, I spent most of the weekend doing blog work, laundry, and watching Netflix/reading.  I’m big on watching documentaries, so I watched the Amanda Knox one on Netflix.  It was interesting to hear all sides of the story from Amanda to law enforcement to the journalists covering the case.  If you have any Netflix recommendations, drop me a comment below! I’m always looking for something new to watch.

Now let’s talk about this outfit.  It’s probably one of my go to ensembles and one I have featured here on the blog in a variety of different ways.  It’s a reminder of what a good solid base for your closet can help you create.  It includes mainly closet staples like a white tank top, cardigan, distressed jeans, booties, and a long pendant necklace.  All are items that can be mixed with other pieces or combined together to create the perfect layered outfit for Spring.  FYI on this cardigan, size down! I’m wearing an XXS.

Building a strong base to your wardrobe is so key and such a great way to really get tons of great outfit ideas without having to own tons of clothes or spend lots of money each season.  I have mentioned previously that I work with Millie and Main to provide online personal styling to women looking to build a great base wardrobe for the season maybe mix in a few trendy items and learn how to use these pieces to create outfits all season long.  I’m just wrapping up my first session, and it has been so fun giving my clients style ideas for what they already own plus helping them shop for any areas where they need new items.

If this sounds like something that you or someone you know may be interested in, our final Spring session starts April 22nd.  The sign up is going on right now, and you can select me as your stylist and we can work together to help you build fabulous outfits like the one in today’s post using items you might already own.  You can CLICK HERE to learn more or sign up and select Karen K as your stylist during registration.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ladyinvioletblog@gmail.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Photography By: Banavenue

spring outfit | layering tops | distressed denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | brown canteen bag | western booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Layered tops | green stone necklace | spring outfit | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | short sleeve cardigan | white tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Currently Coveting: All Things Stripes

currently coveting all things stripes | spring fashion trends | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Something about Spring makes me crave all the striped things! Even though it’s a print I wear year round, I really crave it during the spring season.  It might have something to do with all the pretty striped print items that come out during the spring.  Plus, it mixes well with all my spring floral prints.  While I do tend to gravitate towards the black and white stripes, I also love a good colorful stripe this time of year and for summer.

I rounded up some of my favorite stripes I have found in both a more neutral black or gray and all the fabulous colors.  I think this blue maxi dress might take the position as my favorite item in the entire round up.  I included a few basic items to like this tank top and slip on sneaker that can be used to mix and match with a wide array of outfits and layers.  I’m kind of thinking it might be fun to mix vertical and horizontal stripes together.  When i placed the pants and jacket next to each other in the graphic, I couldn’t help but think how cute they would look together.

Are you a stripes gal? Do you prefer the neutral colors or a more colorful palette for your stripes?

BLACK & GRAY STRIPES

COLORFUL STRIPES

Easter Dress under $100

spring outfit | easter dress under 100 | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

floral lace dress | easter outfit | nude colored clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfits | block heel sandals | white lace dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

easter dress under 100 | spring fashion | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Did ya’ll catch Monday’s March favorites recap?  Something tells me, I may be seeing this dress top the April list.  If you are in need of an affordable Easter dress or luncheon, shower dress, I have you covered with this one.  This Easter dress option comes in at only $59!  A few of my favorite things about this dress, the open lace design on the chest and arms.  It’s such a pretty, feminine detail.  The floral print stamped into the white lace design gives me all the Spring feels!  These two details make this gorgeous white lace dress be it’s own statement maker.

I opted to keep most of my accessories neutral with a nude colored clutch and taupe block heels sandals.  I did add in a pair of blush pink statement earrings to help pull out the flower details on the dress. I remember as a kid, we would get to pick out an extra special dress for Easter Sunday.  Nowadays, I usually just grab one of my spring work dresses.  I love the idea of going back to that extra special theme, especially when I can find such a beautiful Easter dress under $100!

What is your Easter Sunday style?  Fancy, Casual, or somewhere in the middle?

Photography by: Banavenue

spring outfit | floral white dress | taupe sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring luncheon outfit | pink statement earrings | floral lace dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

affordable spring dresses | easter outfit | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfits | floral lace dress | pink earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in violet

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March Reader Favorites

march reader favorites | affordable spring fashion | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy April!! Ya’ll I had so much fun with my girlfriends’ this weekend! We surprised our friend that we were visiting with a mini birthday party, complete with balloons, cake, and party hats.   We also learned that if you decide to wear your cute party hats to dinner, everyone who works at the restaurant will stop to chat.  It was so fun! We ended the night with an old fashioned slumber party and an 80s movie. Definitely a weekend that I hope we repeat again!

Since ya’ll liked last month’s reader favorites post, I decided to make it a regular thing.  Your March favorites included a repeat from February, and all items to show that we are very ready for Spring!!  Which item was your favorite?

A reminder on how I figure out which items ya’ll loved –

I use an affiliate program called Rewardstyle. If you click on a link from my blog or social media that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site, Rewardstyle is able to track that your visit to that site originated from me. The Rewardstyle affiliate program pays me a commission per purchase made. Basically, if you click on one of my links and end up making a purchase, I earn a small commission.

Because I use this service I also have access to certain data analytics. This means I can see and keep track of which items are clicked on and which lead to a purchase.  I do not see who clicked on the link or what items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my latest pair of heels and then purchase a new red lipstick too, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the heels link is how you arrived to the retailer’s site.  It’s kind of similar to how a salesperson may earn commission in the store.

I’m a numbers gal, so I love diving into all the data every month.  These analytics allow me to keep track of what ya’ll loved and didn’t so much love.  If I see one item is clicked on and/or purchased more, I might consider sharing a restyle over on Instagram.  These commissions are an easy way for you to support my blog without having to do anything extra and a way for me to cover the variety of expenses that come with running a blog.  So if you have ever made a purchase through one of my links know that I am so grateful for you and your support of my blog.

Now on to your March favorites!

Casual outfit floral top | gold earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Floral BlouseOriginal Post Here

spring white dress under 100 | bridal shower outfit | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

c/o White Dress | Original Post Here

Petite workwear | utility shirtdress | brown heels | Popular Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich
2nd Appearance in Reader Favorites: Olive Utility Dress | Original Post Here

Summer workwear | pleated midi skirt | block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Pleated Midi Skirt | Original Post Here

spring outfit idea | dark blue skinny jeans | peep toe booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in VioletTie for Fifth!
Peep Toe Booties | Styled With Jeans Here  &  Styled with a Dress Here
Dark Wash Jeans 40% off  |  Original Post Here

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