Yearly Archives: 2023

What I Wore: 5 Fall Outfit Ideas

5 fall outfits | what i wore | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Holiday Season!  I wanted to share a quick look back at some of my fall outfits from last month.  My November was all about comfort as I planned many leggings friendly outfits.  I did wear a great pair of flared black jeans that are petite friendly, yay!

I paired my two top pairs of black leggings with lots of tunic length sweaters and a go to black tshirt that I also own in white and purple.  I know we are well past Halloween, but I also included a look at what I wore for Halloween.  The sweatshirt is so soft and comfy that I’m still wearing it!  I need to order another one from this place that’s not seasonal.

My December outfits have been a combo of jeans and leggings, so stay tuned for that one next month.  I hope you have a great last week of 2023.

fall outfit | sweater vest | black flared jeans | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

sleeveless knit top | black flared jeans | similar brown slides | bracelet 1 | bracelet 2 | bracelet 3

 casual winter outfit | oversized green sweater with black leggings | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

green sweater | black leggings | brown boots

fall outfit idea | beige sweater | combat boots | Mom Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

beige sweater | black leggings | similar boots

fall athleisure | black leggings | long sleeve workout top | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black long sleeve tshirt | black leggings | similar sneakers

halloween outfit | spooky season sweatshirt | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

halloween sweatshirt | leggings | boots

Holiday Gift Guides for (almost) Everyone on Your List

holiday gift guides for almost everyone on your list | Lady in Violet Blog

Happy Black Friday! Instead of sharing a list of sales, I decided to mix it up and share lots of gift ideas to help with your holiday shopping.  Many of these items are on sale for
Cyber week, and I didn’t want you to miss out on those deals. It’s perfect tocross some gifts off of the list and save too.

Bookmark this page to come back to as you work through your gift list this holiday season. I tried to reach a variety from him to baby to her.  I have gift ideas in a variety of price ranges and categories including home, fitness, jewelry, and beauty.

I hope this helps you out!  Happy Sale Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides for (almost) Everyone on Your List

Holiday gift guide for him | Gifts for Men | Lady in Violet Blog

yeti coffee mug | apple watch | catch all tray | magnetic tool wristband | skincare gift set | toiletry travel case | backpack | slippers

holiday gift ideas under $25 | white elephant gift exchange ideas | Lady in Violet Blog

packing cubes set | hair clips | silk hair ties | travel jewelry case | cozy socks | pajama set | catch all tray | eye masks | heart trinket box | slippers | picture frame

christmas gift ideas under $50 | White elephant gifts | Lady in Violet Blog

pura fragrance diffuser | black headband | monogrammed board | stanley cup | belt | serving tray | slippers | toiletry travel case

holiday gift guide for the home | gift exchange ideas | Lady in Violet Blog

blanket | marble charcuterie board | kitchen towels | towel warmer | coffee mug | indoor garden

jewelry gift guide for Christmas | holiday gifts for women | Lady in Violet Blog

tennis bracelet | cuff bracelet | stone bangle | link necklace | 3 ring set | single ring | heart necklace | pave hoop earrings | initial necklace | double rhinestone bracelet | jewelry box | hoop earrings | stretch bracelets

christmas gift ideas for the cook | kitchen gifts | Lady in Violet Blog

salt and pepper mill set | salad dressing mixer | marble salt cellar | oven mitt set | mixing bowls |immersion blender | cookbook holder | casserole dish | magic bullet mixer set

wellness gift ideas for fitness | Lady in Violet Blog

wearable weights | yoga mat | white sneakers | airpods | belt bag | gym bag | leggings | water bottle

beauty gift guide for christmas | Lady in Violet Blog

microdermabrasion scrub | face mask | eyeshadow palette | makeup brushes | makeup bag | light therapy mask | nail polish set | facial cleansing tool | blowdryer

christmas gift ideas for baby and kids | Mom Blogger Lady in Violet

stacking toy | O ball | cup stacking toy | elephant teether | activity block | driving toy | kids tablet | magnetic tiles | activity center | baby walker

christmas stocking stuffer ideas | Secret Santa Gifts | Lady in Violet Blog

face mask set | lighter | eye gel mask | bracelet | peppermint bark | hair clips | makeup remover cloths | sunglasses | collagen hydrogel mask | lip balm

5 Work Dresses for Fall and Winter

5 work dresses for fall and winter | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

My fashion item for 2023 was definitely dresses.  They were great during pregnancy to work with a growing bump, and they’ve been perfect post-pregnancy to work on a consistently changing body type as my pregnancy weight slowly falls off.

I wore the spring and summer dresses from my previous post as long as I could before I finally started shopping for some fall dresses.  I specifically wanted some work dresses that I could also were to church, holiday events, etc.  Most of these dresses will feature a elastic waist band of some sort.  I have found this helpful as my body and size is consistently changing.  The elastic helps the dress fit longer as my waist size changes.  Also a helpful feature if you wear to a dinner. 🙂

All but one of these dresses are under $100.  The first is over, but is on sale for Black Friday for 30% off.

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  If you are already Black Friday shopping, I hope you are finding some great deals!


velvet maxi dress | fall work outfits | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

velvet floral maxi dress (I’m wearing a petite)

solid color option

brown long sleeve dress

navy blue maxi dress

dark green dress

black and brown dress

What I Wore: Maternity Dresses for Spring and Summer

maternity dresses for spring and summer

Hello! Well so much has happened since my last post. Baby Stephen was born June 16th, and we spent all summer soaking up all of the newborn cuddles and adjusting to life as a family of 3.

I’ve been working on this post since May and finally gave myself a deadline to get it up and posted especially since it is for a whole different season.  Many of the dresses are on sale right now!  Several also come in multiple color options, so you can pick a fall color.

My maternity style was a mix of cute and dressy or comfy and casual.  I’ve also included a few cocktail dresses that would be so good for holiday parties.  What I loved about most of these dresses is that they work after pregnancy too. Many of them have also made great postpartum outfits.

Stay tuned to the blog because I have some of my current fall favorite dresses coming up on Wednesday.


Maternity Dresses for Spring and Summer

maternity outfits | olive green maxi dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

olive green maxi dress

what to wear while pregnant | blue striped maternity dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

striped blue midi dress


spring pregnancy outfit | navy striped maternity dress | Lady in Violet Style Blog

striped navy dress

spring maternity outfit | teal pregnancy dress | Lady in Violet Personal Style Blog

long sleeve teal dress

purple baby shower dress | summer maternity dresses | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

purple midi dress


casual maternity outfit | pink midi dress from pink blush | Lady in Violet Style Blog

dark pink tshirt dress

maternity work outfit | navy blue maxi dress | Lady in Violet Blog

similar navy blue maxi dress

work friendly maternity dresses | olive green midi dress for pregnancy | Lady in Violet Fashion Blogger

olive green midi dress

what to wear to a wedding when pregnant | blue maternity cocktail dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Over 40 Blogger

blue ruffle cocktail dress


formal maternity dress | silver black maxi dress for wedding guest | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

metallic formal dress

black maternity cocktail dress | pregnant wedding guest dresses | Lady in Violet Blog

off the shoulder black cocktail dress

maternity wedding guest dresses| navy blue cocktail dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blogger

navy blue cocktail dress

… and one for the fall and winter season.

red floral print dress