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Spring Trends: Red One Shoulder Top

Houston fashion blogger styles a spring outfit idea including a red one shoulder top with distressed jeans and heels.

Spring fashion trends of 2017 including a one shoulder top with embroidered details.

Karen Rock, a Houston fashion blogger, wears a red one shoulder top for spring outfit inspiration.

Lady in Violet wears a spring casual weekend outfit with heels, jeans, and a one shoulder top.

Lady in Violet, a Houston based fashion blogger, carries a cute spring clutch with white tassels and wears ag distressed jeans and steve madden stecy sandals.

Houston fashion blogger wears the Asos red one shoulder top and the elaine turner sonata bag for spring outfit inspiration.

Houston fashion blogger styles spring outfit ideas with a one shoulder top and distressed jeans.

Houston fashion blogger shares what to wear with distressed jeans for a summer outfit idea.

Houston fashion blogger styles a summer party outfit idea including a red one shoulder top with jeans and a cute clutch.

Fashion blogger shows houston street style in a spring outfit idea featuring a red one shoulder top with distressed jeans.

Red One Shoulder Top  |  Distressed Jeans  |  Nude Sandals  |  c/o Elaine Turner Clutch 25% off with code FAMILY |  Earrings  |  Pave Bracelet  |  Gold Bangle  |  Rayban Aviators  |  Nails: Julep Shari  |  Lips: MAC Craving

One popular spring fashion trend right now is to show a little shoulder.  I have shown you a little off the shoulder and a little cold shoulder, but today is all about my long time favorite the one shoulder look.  I have always had a special place in my fashion loving heart for a one shoulder piece.  So of course since they are popular right now, I’m wanting to buy all of them.

I find these tops to be really comfortable.  With off the shoulders, you often can have limited arm movement or the top keeps popping up and cold shoulder is usually long sleeve so I am not going to want to wear much in a Texas summer.  I mean these aren’t deal breaker reasons for me because I’m totally still buying them, but it’s why I’m happy to see one shoulder tops coming in strong this season too. One shoulders can be sleeveless for hot days, and that one strap means no dealing with keeping your top in place or limited arm movement.

Right now, many of them have these really pretty ruffle details on the shoulder.  I love the scalloped and embroidered details on this red one shoulder top.  A small sizing note on this one, I typically size up with this site because of UK sizing to a US6, but with this one I went with my regular size of US4.  It has a lot of material in the middle, so the smaller size kept it from looking too bulky.

Before you run off to start your day, I have to mention a few really good sales going on right now!

ELAINE TURNER – My Spring Must have clutch that I cannot stop wearing is 25% off this weekend along with the entire site with code FAMILY.  I recommend giving this Friends & Family sale a browse.  Elaine makes some really fun purses and gorgeous shoes!

NORDSTROM – Attention Nordstrom Cardholders, we are in a triple points period!  Now through the 26th you can earn triple points on all your Nordstrom card purchases!! This is my favorite weekend to get my spring shopping on!  Currently eyeing these shoes, what do ya’ll think? yay or no?

HENRI BENDEL – Needing a fun new purse for spring?  Henri Bendel is having a Private Sale with up to 60 % off select items! Sale ends TODAY!

PHOTO CREDIT: This Lavender Life


Comfy Travel Outfit for a Road Trip

Houston fashion blogger styles a comfy travel outfit for a road trip including a pink tee, distressed jeans, and white sperry shoes.

Karen Rock, a Houston based fashion blogger shares how to wear a lace bralette with a tshirt.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion blog shares a casual weekend outfit including a pink tshirt with distressed jeans and a saddle crossbody bag.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet, styles a comfy road trip outfit featuring a pink tee, skinny jeans, and white sneakers.

Lady in Violet of Houston wears AG distressed jeans with Sperry white sneakers for a road trip.

Houston fashion blogger shares what to wear for road trip including a comfy tee and jeans.

Houston fashion blogger styles casual summer outfit inspiration including a pink tshirt, jeans, and a chloe saddle bag dupe.

Lady in Violet, a Houston fashion blogger wears casual weekend outfit ideas with jeans and tshirt.

Pink Tee  |  Lace Bralette  |  Distressed Jeans  |  Similar White Sneakers  |  Crossbody Bag  (Lighter Color but ON SALE)  |  Rose Gold Necklace  |  Skylar Earrings  |  Bourbon and Bowties Set  (similar one  and similar two)  |  Rayban Aviators  |  Nails: Essie Blanc  |  Lips: MAC Faux *On Sale

Living in Texas, I have taken my fair share of road trips over the years.  I feel like I have a comfy travel outfit down pat.   A few weeks ago, you may remember I ventured a little under 3 hours to my college town, Nacogdoches.  I wanted to be all kinds of comfy for the drive, so I immediately grabbed for my new comfy pink tee.  The material is so soft, and I am currently loving all things in this soft pink shade.   I also added in a lace bralette.  A friend turned me on to them last year on another road trip.  These bralettes are really lightweight and comfy, and they allow you to wear slouchy or open back tees without worrying about ugly bra straps showing.  This one is only $20 so I bought a neutral color and decided to try it out.  I have loved wearing it under various tops.  It only provides minimal support, so it may not work if you need a little extra support.  I just saw it comes in a few more color options now too.

For most road trips, I opt to wear a comfy pair of jeans.   You never know where you will be stopping along the way, and I want to look decent.  I find AG jeans to be really comfy and have a good amount of stretch without losing their shape.  They are a pricier brand, but well worth it in my opinion.   Every now and again, I opt to go even comfier than jeans.  For my latest trip, I wore leggings and a long cardigan with this top because it was really cold that weekend.

Road trip shoes need to be two things – comfy and slip ons.  I always take my shoes off in the car, because I much prefer to be barefoot.  These sneakers and my Tory Burch sandals are what you will often find me wearing on road trips.  All you need after that is good music, a few snacks, and maybe a little reading material, and you are all set for a road trip!  Ya’ll have a good rest of your day, and thanks for swinging by!


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.

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!!



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!

Fall Trends: Bell Sleeve Tops

Houston Fashion Blogger shares a fall weekend outfit featuring distressed skinny jeans and an off the shoulder top.