Monthly Archives: November 2020

What I Wore in November

fall outfit ideas | casual outfits | petite fashion blogger lady in violet

Only one more month left of 2020!  My November outfits were a mix of sweaters and lightweight fall tops.  We had a few warm days that called for tank tops and shorts.  I continue to add to my comfy loungewear collection too.  We took our Christmas card photo this month, so I’m including the brown midi dress that I wore for the picture.

Since it’s Cyber Monday, many of the items that I wore in November are on sale today!  One sale I must point out is Kendra Scott’s 30% off sale.  My staple earrings and many of my necklaces are from this line.  It’s also a great jewelry line to shop for Christmas gifts.  She has a wide array of jewelry from everyday to statement and a good range of prices.

Also worth noting as you do your sale shopping, Nordstrom does price matching! Sometimes they already mark items down as price-matched on the site.  If you find something that’s not, you can just do a chat session on their website and send them the link and they will match.  I like the perks of shopping with my Nordstrom card, so I like to take advantage of this perk.

If you are doing some gift shopping today, don’t forget to check out my GIFT GUIDES page for lots of ideas including new guides for this year and all of my past gift guides.

Now onto the Outfits!

fall outfit | pink sweater | tan loafers | petite fashion blog lady in violet

pink sweater | skinny jeans | loafers | c/o crossbody bag

warm fall outfit | cow print top | black cutoff jean shorts | houston fashion blogger lady in violet

cow print blouse | jean shorts | brown belt | similar booties | c/o brown purse | c/o necklace | earrings

winter outfit | ivory sweater | distressed jeans | texas fashion blogger lady in violet

c/o ivory sweater | distressed jeans | booties | tote bag  | earrings

work outfit | brown floral midi dress | brown belt | american fashion blog lady in violet

midi dress |tan heels | brown belt | stone bangles | earrings

fall outfit | pink fitted dress with long green cardigan | brown knee high boots | petite fashion blogger lady in violet

tank dress (color sold out) | olive green cardigan | similar boots | similar necklace

casual outfits | black long sleeve blouse | light blue skinny jeans | popular us fashion blog lady in violet

black top | light wash jeans | similar brown mules | silver necklace | cuff bracelet

winter fashion | white fleece pullover | abercrombie women | casual fashion blog lady in violet

fleece pullover | jeans

fall outfit | brown oversized cardigan | spanx faux leather leggings | petite fashion blog lady in violet

c/o cardigan | fitted white tank | faux leather leggings | boots | similar headband | c/o necklace

casual outfit | long sleeve gray tee | ripped blue jeans | houston fashion blogger karen kocich

long sleeve gray tee | distressed jeans | loafers | layered silver necklace

comfy loungewear | gray striped tee | black leggings | Southern style blog lady in violet

c/o striped tee | black leggings
bedroom details: duvet cover | navy sheets | white throw pillows

cozy loungewear | black fitted tank top | purple jogger pants | texas fashion blog lady in violet

black tank top | purple jogger pants | silver necklace
living room details: white/gray rug | white end table | coasters

comfy loungewear clothes | long sleeve black tshirt | black leggings | popular texas fashion blog lady in violet

black long sleeve tee | black leggings | slippers from Fuzzy Baba (old) | coffee mug


Six Ways to Wear a Striped Button Up Top

A striped button up top is a great staple to have in your closet.  You can easily dress it up for work or down for a more casual affair.  Today’s six ways to wear a striped button up top includes three casual outfits and three work outfits. For the three casual, I’m showing a popular fall outfit, super casual look, and a look with OTK boots.  For work, I’m hitting all work dress levels including casual Friday, business casual, and a simple office look.

My striped top is a tunic length which is perfect for pairing with leggings.  To change up the look of my top, I opted to tie it at the waist in a few of the looks.  This option can help add definition to your waist.  The longer length of the top makes it super easy to tie into a cute knot.

Six Ways to Wear a Striped Button Up Top


Cardigan, jeans and booties is a classic fall look.  Since my cardigan is long, I opted to tie the top at my waist to showcase different lengths in my layers.

fall outfits | maroon long cardigan sweater | distressed jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar maroon cardigan | striped top | distressed jeans | booties | c/o gold necklace


Since my boots are over the knee, I went with a tie at the waist.  The shorter look of the top helps make my legs look a little longer with the over the knee boots.  It’s a fun little petite trick of mine.

fall outfit | striped button up top | over the knee boots | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped button up top | dark blue jeans | similar boots | silver bangle | layered necklace


The best thing about tunics is how perfect they mix with black leggings.  The striped button up style gives a bit more of put together look to the leggings.  I added in a denim jacket for a layered fall outfit.

casual outfit | black leggings | striped tunic top | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar jean jacket | striped tunic | black leggings | tan loafers


For a more business casual jeans outfit, I paired this striped tunic with a gray pair of skinny jeans and heels.  The height of my heel works well with the tunic length. The untucked top and gray jeans give a deconstructed casual office vibe.

casual work outfit | striped tunic blouse | gray skinny jeans | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped top | similar gray jeans | similar gray heels | silver necklace | cuff bracelet


With a quick tie at the waist, this top is a perfect pairing with a pencil skirt for the office.  I tucked the ends of the tie up in the shirt to create the look of a tucked in shirt.  This works great with a faux leather skirt when a tucked in shirt may show off a line or bunching in your skirt.

work outfit | striped button up blouse | leather pencil skirt | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

striped blouse | similar leather skirt | tan heels | c/o gold necklace | earrings | bracelet


For casual Friday in the office, a pair of skinny jeans and loafers are perfect.  Since I’m petite and wearing flats, I opted to tie my shirt at the waist to help make the overall outfit look more put together and prevent me from looking shorter.

work at home outfit | striped button down top | light blue jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped top | light blue jeans | tan flats | layered necklace


six ways to wear a striped button up top | casual and work outfit ideas | fall fashion | petite fashion blog lady in violet

Seven Ways to Wear Leopard Print Pants

Happy Thanksgiving Week and Black Friday Sales Week!  I feel like all the sales have already started this year.  It’s time to start crossing off my Christmas list!  Do you have anything in particular you are looking for during the sales?  Other than gifts, I’ll be looking for a new Christmas tree, and a few items for the house.

If you are looking for a comfy and dressy pair of pants to mix into your holiday and office wardrobe, look no farther than these leopard print pants!  They have an elastic smock waist and super flowy material to make them so comfy!  The cut of these pants and material help keep them a bit dressy.  Heads up, these are cropped pants.  On my petite height, these fit perfectly like ankle pants.  If you are taller than me, these may have a more cropped look.

Trying to figure out what to wear with leopard print pants may seem like a pretty big task.  Don’t let the print scare you!  I have a variety of both casual and work outfits put together for you featuring all different kinds of tops.  Check them out and let me know in the comments which is your favorite outfit!

Seven Ways to Wear Leopard Print Pants


A light colored top is a great way to tone down the bold print. This slightly boxy ivory sweater was the perfect shade to pair with this leopard print.  I opted for the shorter sweater since both my top and bottom have a bit of volume.

winter work outfit | ivory cropped sweater | leopard print pants | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar sweater | leopard print pants | similar booties | similar necklace | earrings


If you are worried about boxy making you look to well boxy, a long fitted sweater will help define your shape a little.  I opted for a black sweater to help make the dark color in the print really pop.

winter office outfit | long black fitted sweater | animal print ankle pants | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black sweater | leopard pants | black heels | similar necklace | earrings | bracelet


Stripes are one of my go to patterns for a good print mix!  The long green cardigan helps add a punch of color to the look.

winter outfit | striped tank top under long green cardigan | work pants | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar long cardigan | striped tank top | pants | peep toe booties | necklace


Hello Office Friendly!  A black blazer and white cami is the perfect way to turn a printed pair of pants into a work friendly look.

work outfits | black blazer over white cami | printed pants | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar blazer | white cami | pants | black heels | layered necklace | silver bangle


Looking for a more casual outfit idea?  Reverse the work outfit with a casual denim jacket and fitted tank top to ease these pants into weekend attire.

fall workwear | pajama pants | denim jacket | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar denim jacket | black tank top | pants | similar brown mules | necklace | earrings


If you want to add a little bit of color, navy blue is a great choice.  It provides a little color without taking away from the statement fact of the leopard print in the pants.

workwear outfit | short sleeve navy top | leopard print pants for work | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar navy top | pants | peep toe booties | necklace | gold bracelet | earrings


For a dressy weekend look, a strappy cami works really well with these looser fitting pants.  I wanted to showcase another color option with this muted purple top.  Since the pants are a statement maker, my color choices will lean more towards non-bright, almost like muted colors.  Purple always gives me a luxe feel and is a great choice.

summer outfit | purple cami top | high waisted pants for work | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

similar cami | pants | black heels | necklace | earrings


seven ways to wear leopard print pants for fall | work outfits | petite fashion blogger lady in violet

Six Ways to Wear a Long Black Tunic for Fall

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?  I can’t either!  I already put up my Christmas tree and started my holiday shopping.  By the way, all my gift guides this year will have a dedicated spot HERE.  I figured that would be easier than going through multiple posts.  I also included gift guides of years’ past for even more ideas!

This long black tunic has come in pretty handy this fall.  It’s great over leggings for a day at home, and it also pairs perfectly with skinny jeans and boots. It’s got some pretty good versatility to it being able to dress down or into a super chic night out look.

Six Ways to Wear a Long Black Tunic for Fall


I love the contrast of the dark top with the light wash jeans.  To keep this look leaning towards fall, I added in my dark brown mules.  The black and brown combo is a fave of mine for fall.

fall outfits | short sleeve black tunic top | light blue skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black tunic top | light blue jeans | similar brown mules | earrings | necklace | bracelet


All black tops look great with a pair of black skinny jeans for a monochromatic outfit.  I added in a blue denim jacket and brown booties to add some color to the overall look.

all black outfit | blue jean jacket | booties | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar jean jacket | black tunic | black jeans | similar booties | earrings


Still looking for a Thanksgiving outfit?  Pairing this top with dark wash jeans and tall brown leather boots is the perfect fall combo!  Plus, this top will help hide those extra servings of dressing and pumpkin pie.

fall outfit ideas | short sleeve long black tunic | tall brown boots | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

short sleeve tunic | dark blue jeans | similar boots | earrings | necklace | bracelet


To dress up this top for a night out with the gals, I added in some leather.  These faux leather leggings add a chic factor to any outfit especially when paired with a pair of suede boots.  For a little color, I added my tan leather jacket which also helps add a little edge to the look.

fall outfit | light brown leather jacket | faux leather leggings | popular US fashion Blog Lady in Violet

c/o leather jacket | tunic top | faux leather leggings | suede boots |earrings | layered necklace


Faux leather leggings are not just for a night out! I paired this tunic and leggings combo with a pair of casual white slides for a casual weekend or work from home outfit.

fall outfit | black tunic | faux leather leggings | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black tunic top | faux leather leggings | white slides | necklace


I live in Texas, even in fall it can be a little warm.  I’m including one outfit with shorts for those of us living in a hot fall area.  I also love this outfit for a rodeo our county fair.  I added in cowboy boots to give this look a little bit of the western vibe.  You could also go with a a pair of brown booties.

warm fall outfit | cutoff shorts | cowboy boots | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

short sleeve tunic | cutoff jean shorts | similar cowboy boots | stone bangles | necklace | earrings


six ways to wear a black tunic in the fall | casual fall outfit ideas | popular us fashion blog Lady in Violet