Yearly Archives: 2021

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Ideas for Men

These holiday gift ideas for men are husband approved! Steve helped me put together this list of items pulling from things he has and loves, things on his wish list, and thing he’s gifted that were a hit.  I added in a few of my own ideas too which I made sure he signed off on.  I had to make sure all the items where man approved after all!  We’ve got you covered with ideas for the griller and cook, the outdoorsy guy, the fashion lover, the traveler, the tool guy, and a few ideas for the hard to shop for.  Hope you find the perfect gift for all the men on your holiday shopping list!


Corduroy Mini Skirt

fall outfit | black long sleeve bodysuit | button front mini skirt | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfits | long sleeve black bodysuit | corduroy mini skirt | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall fashion | button front corduroy mini skirt | black slouchy boots | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall work outfits | black long sleeve spanx bodysuit | floral print mini skirt | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

It’s time to bring out the corduroy mini skirts and boots! One of my top fall and winter pairings for work, date night, or dinner out with your gal pals is a fall mini skirt paired with a tall pair of boots.  Suede and corduroy are two of the popular styles for the fall season. I love the added details of the buttons on the front or a small little slit on the side.

This floral pattern on this skirt has gorgeous jewel tone colors, perfect for fall.  It comes in two other colors, but I really gravitated to the purples and dark pinks in this print.  It really pops against the black, and it will also work well with an ivory cropped sweater.  Other top color options pulling from the colors in the print – mustard yellow, dark pink, or a burnt orange.

To showcase the details on the top of the skirt, a bodysuit was a must have pairing with this skirt.  I love that bodysuits stay in place, doesn’t come untucked, and give a nice smooth look with the skirt.  If you aren’t looking for a fitted top option, a loose cropped sweater that ends 1-2 inches past the top of the skirt is another great option and a perfect way to transition this skirt into the winter season.

winter outfit | vneck black bodysuit | purple corduroy mini skirt | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

winter outfits | spanx black bodysuits | button front mini skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | anthropologie corduroy mini skirt | black suede boots | Over 30 Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall fashion | spanx long sleeve black bodysuit | high waist mini skirt | Southern Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


How To Wear Black Jogger Pants in Fall

fall outfit | black joggers | denim jacket | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfits | black jogger pants | white tank top | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall fashion | black jogger pants | brown peep toe booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | how to wear jogger pants | jean jacket | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

I hope ya’ll are ready for lots of fall outfit inspiration over the next few weeks!  I have some pretty fabulous fall outfits coming to blog this week, and I can’t wait to share them all with  you!

I’m a big skinny jeans fan, and sometimes jogger pants feel a bit odd to wear out.  I do love the looser fit.  It’s a bit more comfy and styled the right way, a black pair of jogger pants can have a pretty chic and stylish look.  The key is to get the right fit.  These fit TTS to your jean size.  I did roll the bottom up one to fit my petite height, and it made the length perfect!  I also think the high waist design adds a bit to the chic factor.

With a looser fitting bottom, I opt for a fitted top to keep a balance in proportions.  With my petite height, outfit proportions can help me not look short and stumpy.  A white tank top and denim jacket was perfect for a casual outfit.  I of course dressed it up a bit with my dressy peep toe bootie heels.  Another super chic outfit option is to pair with a bodysuit.  I styled the jogger pants that way for a happy hour a few weeks ago.  See that look here.

Looking for more ways to wear jogger pants?  See 5 ways to style denim joggers HERE.

black jogger pants | similar jean jacket | white tank top | c/o gold bracelets | earrings | c/o necklace | booties old by Michael Kors

fall outfits | what to wear with jogger pants | jean jacket | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

layered outfits for fall | blue denim jacket | gold bracelet set | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall fashion | black jogger pants | brown peep toe booties with heel | Petite Style Blog Lady in Violet

fall casual outfit | black joggers | blue jean jacket | Over 30 Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Holiday Gift Ideas under $25

holiday gift guide | Christmas gift ideas under $25 | Lady in Violet Blog

One of my most requested gift guides this year was holiday gift ideas under $25.  These gifts are perfect for gift exchanges and secret Santas.  You can bundle a few together or give them individually. These would also make great stocking stuffers!  Stay Tuned,  next week’s gift guide will be ideas for him.  What other gift shopping help do you need this year?