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Blue Off the Shoulder Top + White Denim

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet styles a spring outfit idea including a blue off the shoudler top with white jeans and brown peep toe booties.

Karen Rock, a Houston based Style blogger wears a blue off the shoulder top with the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace in a spring outfit idea.

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger wears brown peep toe booties with white jeans for spring casual outfit inspiration.

Houston fashion blogger wears a casual weekend outfit idea including white jeans, a blue off the shoudler top with brown ankle boots.

Houston fashion blogger wears spring outfit idea with bell sleeve blouse and white skinny jeans.

Lady in Violet of Houston styles a casual outfit for brunch including a blue off the shoulder top and Kendra Scott necklace.

Fashion Blogger Karen Rock wears blue off the shoulder top with white jeans and booties for a weekend outfit idea.

Houston fashion blogger carries the Sole Society kianna crossbody saddle bag in Ivory.

Houston blogger wears a spring outfit idea including a blue bell sleeve top with white skinny jeans and brown peep toe booties.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet styles spring outfit inspiration featuring a blue top with white jeans.

Light blue and white is high up on my favorite spring color combos. I love the way the light blue looks against the crisp white denim.  Add on my brown peep toe booties and you are looking at the perfect casual spring outfit for brunch, lunch, or a family event.

Besides the gorgeous blue color, the design of this off the shoulder top is perfection. The smock detailing helps hold the shoulders in place, but isn’t tight or restricting.  The length hits that sweet spot for me too.  The material is super lightweight, so it’s going to be perfect for warmer weather.  Oh, and let’s not forget the cutest little bell sleeve detail.  You can also pair this top with black or gray jeans and some nude wedges or heels for a different look maybe something a little more evening casual date night.

Ya’ll one of my favorite crossbody bags for summer is BACK!  The cutout design on this bag gives it such a fun and unique look, and the ivory color makes it work with a wide array of outfits.  It’s the perfect addition to any casual look.

I have such spring fever right now! Probably because now that all the cute spring stuff is out, we have this random cold weather.  I had already packed away my sweaters and boots thinking winter was over.  But hey, at least I got to wear my boots one last time!  Hope ya’ll are having a great week, and don’t forget it’s the last few days to enter the Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway! Find the entry form at the bottom of THIS POST.

Photo Credit: This Lavender Life

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Floral Cold Shoulder Top + Spring Must Have Bag

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger styles spring outfit idea featuring floral cold shouder top with distressed jeans.

Houston fashion blogger wears a pink floral cold shoulder top with an Elaine Turner purse.

Houston fashion blogger lady in violet wears distressed jeans with heels for spring outfit inspiration.

Lady in Violet, a houston based fashion blogger styles a spring weekend casual outfit idea including floral blouse and distressed jeans.

Houston fashion blogger wears a neutral crossbody bag and shares spring trends.

Lady in Violet of Houston wears the Baublebar Sugarfix earrings with a spring outfit.

Houston based blogger, Lady in Violet styles a casual weekend outfit including distressed jeans and a floral blouse.

Lady in Violet shares spring outfit inspiration featuring a floral off the shoulder top with distress jeans and a spring must have bag.

Lady in Violet, a houston based fashion blogger wears a cute floral cold shoulder top for spring.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based style blogger wears a spring casual outfit idea including distressed jeans, a pink floral top, and nude sandals.

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Floral Cold Shoulder Top  |  Distressed Jeans  |  Nude Sandals  |  c/o Elaine Turner Sonata Bag  |  c/o Crystal Stud Earrings |  Bangle Set (similar one and similar two)  | Rayban Aviators  |  Nails: Essie Blanc  |  Lips: MAC Faux

We made it to Friday friends!!  I am ready for a super relaxing weekend filled with Whole30 meal prep and reading my latest book, Big Little Lies. I read another book by the author a couple years ago, The Husband’s Secret, and finished in like 2 days it was so good.  I have been waiting for this weekend to start reading, so that I could really get into it without distraction.

I ordered this top not 100% sure how I felt about the print online. I figured in person it was either going to look a little cheap or be gorgeous.  Ya’ll when it came in the mail, I was so happy to see it was the gorgeous option.  It has the prettiest romantic spring feel from the print to the color choices.  I love this halter/cold shoulder design, because I think it can be flattering on an array of body types.  I can picture it paired with white jeans or even a pair of white jeans shorts during the summer.  You can also swap out my sandals for wedges to make the look more casual.

Another item giving me all the spring and summer feels is this beautiful bag.  I really wanted a neutral bag to work with all the fun colors and prints of the season, but something with a little spark for days when I wear neutrals or all black.  You know when you are looking for something, but can’t put a good enough description on it to tell someone.  You’re just going to know it when you see it, that is this bag for me.

The bag is by Elaine Turner who is one of my favorite clutch designers, and she totally upped her clutch game by making the perfect clutch/crossbody hybrid with this bag.  I tuck the strap into the back pocket of the purse when I want the clutch look for a party or happy hour.  When I need my hands to hold champagne, play on my phone, or do a little shopping,  the strap comes quickly back out.  I also have to give props that the strap really fits in with the design of the bag and wasn’t just some quick add on.  It’s like you have two bags and both are equally fabulous.

Alright I will stop gushing over my new bag, I really am quite obsessed with it though.   Don’t forget the times changes this weekend.  I’m never a fan of losing an hour in a day, but I will gladly take it for the longer daylight hours that follow!!!  Ya’ll have a really good weekend, and I will have more spring must haves for your next week.  See you then!

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Black Crochet Top to Wear Year Round

Houston Fashion Blogger styles spring outfit featuring black crochet top with distressed jeans and yellow fringe heels.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based fashion blogger wears a cute black top under $50 with distressed jeans under $100.

Houston style blogger styles a black crochet top to wear year round with a pink clutch.

Houston fashion blogger wears a spring outfit idea featuring distressed jeans, black flowy top and yellow sandals.

Lady in Violet, a Houston blogger shares what to wear with distressed jeans and yellow heels.

Houston fashion blogger wears spring outfit including black crochet top with yellow fringe heels.

Lady in Violet, Houston fashion blogger wears a perfect black top to wear all year with jeans.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based style blogger wears spring outfit including black top and distressed jeans.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears spring outfit idea including black crochet blouse, distressed jeans, and yellow fringe sandals.

And my love affair with black tops continues.  I have a feeling this top will be in constant rotation year round.  The crochet detailing on the sleeves and neckline is gorgeous and good quality.  I have already washed this top, and the detailing still looks good as new.  One thing I was pleasantly surprised and pleased about with this blouse is that the elastic cuffs at the bottom of the sleeves are not too tight.  I hate when they are just a hair too tight and leave light marks on your skin.  These are not tight at all and really don’t even come in contact with my skin the way a normal elastic band would.  Unfortunately, my order for this top was originally delayed and now it’s sold out.  They do have tons more cute black tops though!  I had to stop looking, because I found a few more to buy. 😉

I mentioned on Friday that my gal pals and I were heading up to my college town for our sorority reunion.  We had so much fun on our trip.  It rained most of the time, so we didn’t get to walk around campus to see all the new buildings.  But we did get to head to our sorority house and check out the remodeling they did and meet current collegiate members.   I only wish the weekend would have been longer because I saw a few faces that I didn’t have the chance to catch up with.

Oh and for anyone wondering, the first couple days of Whole30 have gone surprisingly well.  I haven’t had any crazy headaches, so yay to that! But I am having to learn to eat a bigger lunch, so I don’t end up starving before dinner and needing a snack.  Going from all day grazer to 3 meals is currently my main challenge.  Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here Friday!

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Cold Shoulder Bows Tee

Lady in Violet, a Houston based fashion blogger wears a spring outfit including a cold shoulder tee with white jeans.

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger wears a cold shoulder bow tee and white jeans.

Houston fashion blogger wears gray tee with white jeans and gray mules for spring fashion outfit.

Lady in Violet styles a spring casual outfit including a gray cold shoulder tee, white skinny jeans, and gray suede heels.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based fashion blogger, carries a black reversible tote bag under $50.

Karen Rock, a Houston fashion blogger wears a spring weekend outfit idea including gray bow shoulder tee, white jeans, and gray heels.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based fashion blogger, wears a gray cold shoulder tee with bows.

Karen Rock a Houston fashion blogger wears the perfect pair of white skinny jeans with gray suede mules.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet, wears a spring outfit idea including a gray cold shoulder tee, white jeans, and gray heels.

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Cold Shoulder Bows Tee  |  White Skinny Jeans *on sale with code GOBIG17 |  Gray Suede Mules  |  Reversible Tote Bag  |  Kendra Scott Earrings  |  Long Pendant Necklace  |  Cuff Bracelet  |  Silver Bangle  |  Mirrored Aviators *on sale with code GOBIG17  |  Nails: Essie Blanc  |  Lips:  Mac Faux

Happy Friday!! I am so excited for this weekend, because I am heading back to my college town with some of my gal pals.  My college sorority ZTA is celebrating 40 years at Stephen F. Austin with a huge alum gathering.  I am so excited to see old friends,  reminisce about the good old days, and visit the sorority house I called home for half of my college years.  I haven’t been back in forever, so I can’t wait to get there!

But before I start packing 2-3 bags for a weekend stay 😉 just kidding (maybe), let’s talk about the cutest tee ever.  I have been looking to add a few casual tees to my wardrobe.  Something for those days when I just want to be super comfy, still super cute, and not in a dress.  I love pretty much everything with a cold shoulder, but the bows on this one sold it for me. Okay and the $25 price tag.  I love that the bows make it fun and different and amp up this outfit a little bit.  I had to pair this ensemble with some gray heels, but I think this outfit would be cute with black sandals too.

Okay ya’ll have a great weekend. I am going to start packing, and we will meet back here Monday where I am sharing a different kind of post, but one I am really excited to write! Thanks for stopping by today!!

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A FEW BIG SALES!

I had to let ya’ll know about a few big sales going on this week too! These are great sales to score discounts on some high priced designer items!

SHOPBOP Buy More Save More Sale – Save 15-25% off with code GOBIG17 end March 4th!  See my top picks HERE!

DITTO Sunglasses – 50% off EVERYTHING!  Ditto is a sunglass rental company that is closing, and selling all their shades for 50% off!! Brands like Karen Walker, Ray-Ban, Prada, and more!