Yearly Archives: 2020

What I Wore in July

summer outfits | casual fashion | shorts outfit | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Pretty fitting for my shorts themed week, my what I wore last week post features many shorts outfits!  I added the paperbag shorts featured earlier this week, and these denim shorts will be reviewed later this week.  Many of these outfits were from days spent at home or running a couple errands with a few days getting dressed up for a family visit or virtual baby shower.  Keep scrolling to check out my July outfits.

Also, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off for top tier cardholders yesterday!  I’ll be sharing my top picks in the LiketoKnow.it App (search for karenkocich) and you can also find them on my SHOP INSTAGRAM page.  Next week, I will start my official blog coverage although it will look a little different this year.  Most of my shares will be roundups of items vs the try ons and full outfit blog posts.  I decided not to shop in store this year, and I have a feeling my order will not arrive in time for my normal big try on blog post as in past years.  I checked out the preview over the weekend, and I found some really great pieces, and I can’t wait to start shopping the sale with ya’ll soon!

spring outfit | floral off the shoulder top | distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

off the shoulder top | similar jeans | block heel sandals

SEE THIS TOP STYLED WITH SHORTS HERE

summer outfit | embroidered top | black shorts | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

sleeveless embroidered top | similar shorts | sunglasses

summer fashion | striped tank top | white cotton shorts | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped top | belt | white shorts | sandals | purse | sunglasses

casual outfit | gray tshirt | cutoff jean shorts | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

gray tee | similar shorts | sandals | aviators

summer outfit | ivory cami top | paperbag shorts | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

similar cami | shorts | sandals | links bracelet | cuff bracelet | earrings | sunglasses

casual outfit | zebra print top | light wash jeans | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

zebra print top | light wash jeans | flowers

summer outfit | striped maxi dress | blue coffee mug | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

dress | coffee mug

loungewear | black cropped leggings | gray tank top | Lifestyle Blog Lady in Violet

tank top | lace bralette | leggings | blender

summer outfit | black tank top | distressed denim shorts | Everyday Outfit Blog Lady in Violet

tank top | jean shorts | sandals | phone case

peloton spin bike | workout clothes | spin shoes | Top Lifestyle Blog Lady in Violet

crop top | sports bra | leggings | spin shoes

summer outfit | striped tank top | denim shorts | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped tank top  | similar shorts

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Yellow Floral Paperbag Shorts

summer outfit | yellow paper bag shorts | black tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer fashion | yellow floral print shorts | black tank top | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer style | yellow floral paperbag shorts | tory burch sandals | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer outfits | mustard yellow tie waist shorts | black fitted tank top | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Well I finally added some new shorts to my closet for summer and just in time for the hottest month of the year.  These yellow floral shorts are so comfy and feel like I’m living in loungewear with a much more polished look.  Paperbag shorts come in a variety of styles, material and fit.  The waist sort of resembles a paper bag which is where the name comes from.

The slip on style and elastic waist band is what contributes to the comfiness of these shorts.  They are a lightweight and breathable material designed to fit slightly loose.  The tie waist bow helps give a dressed up look to these shorts.  With the flowy style, these shorts pair really well with fitted tanks and tees.  I’ve also paired this top with my ivory cami HERE.  While I know many of us are not traveling right now, I think this look would make a great vacation outfit!  It also works for a daytime party or just a casual day at home.  These shorts do fit a little big.  I’m wearing an XS in them.

summer outfit | yellow cotton shorts | black leather backpack purse | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | yellow elastic waist shorts | solid color tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | kennedy shorts | miller sandals | Popular Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer fashion | black fitted tank top | yellow floral shorts | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

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Zebra Print Summer Sweater

summer outfit | tan zebra sweater | white denim | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | light brown zebra print sweater | small crossbody bag | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

spring outfit | white skinny jeans | light brown espadrille wedges | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer fashion | animal print short sleeve sweater | white skinny jeans | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Yep you read that right, a summer sweater in the Texas heat!  This zebra print summer sweater is lightweight and breathable, so it does work with warmer weather.  As someone who is always cold, I love summer sweaters for indoor events.  They will keep me a little warmer indoors where the a/c is blasting, but I can easily go sit outside and be comfortable.

The tan color of this print gives it such a chic and dressed up feel.  It pairs perfectly with white shorts or jeans for a sophisticated and polished look.  You can change out your shoes to work with different occasions like flat sandals for more casual or nude colored block heel sandals for a dressier look.  This top will also transition well into fall by changing out the white jeans for dark wash flared jeans and heels or skinny jeans with booties.

Stay tuned next week, I have one more week of summer outfits for you before we start transitioning into fall.  We will be talking all about shorts next week to get you through this final month of summer which is always the hottest here in Houston.  After that, I will be sharing how I’m transitioning some of my summer pieces to fall and of course all things Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which starts next week for the top 2 Nordy Club tiers.

spring fashion | light brown short sleeve sweater | white jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual style | zebra print short sleeve top | tan crossbody bag | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer style | white skinny jeans | brown espadrilee wedge sandals | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

spring style | tan zebra print knit top | white denim pants | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Boho Chic Outfit | Blue Floral Tank Top

summer fashion | blue floral print tank top | flared jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | floral tank top | circle straw purse | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | dark wash flared jeans | brown espadrille wedges | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer style | blue floral tank top | dark wash bootcut jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies! So did ya’ll preview the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the weekend?  I took a little peek and decided flared jeans are on my priority list this year! I picked up this affordable option last year and wear them so much!  I decided to splurge on a pair this year.  Dark wash flared jeans are great for a casual office environment, creating a dressed up casual look, and transforming flowy tops into a boho chic outfit.

The semi-cropped length, flowy style, and floral print of this top transform into boho chic when paired with flared jeans.  I added in my espadrille wedges to complete the look.  Want to make this top have more of a dressed up feel?  A few weeks ago, I paired it with white shorts and flat sandals for a different look.  You have to love that versatility.

I like that the dark blue of these jeans pulls out the darker shades of blue in the floral top as well as helps the white and orange really pop!  This blue floral tank top is super flowy and lightweight which makes it perfect for the summer heat.

casual fashion | blue and white tank top | dark blue flared jeans | Everyday fashion Blog Lady in Violet

summer boho chic outfit | cropped floral tank top | circle crossbody bag | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | flared jeans for petites | espadrille wedge sandals | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | blue orange floral tank top | dark blue jeans | Southern Style Blogger Lady in Violet

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