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The Must Have Items of Spring

Houston fashion blogger shares her must have Spring fashion trends of 2017.

Over the weekend, I purchased my first wedges of the season!  They are on backorder until the end of the month, but I still started planning all the fun spring outfits to wear with them.  Each season, I feel like I only gravitate to a couple trends, but this year I love almost all of them!  The cold shoulder/one shoulder tops and colorful jewelry are probably my top two.  I love adding colorful accessories to neutral outfits or doing a little color mixing.  I think the blue accessories above would look adorable with both of those dresses.

You can definitely plan on seeing many of these trends here on the blog this season, because I want them all!  You have to leave me a comment and let me know which trend is your favorite!!  Maybe it will help me shrink my ever growing wish list.  Also, if you want even more spring inspiration, I updated the Style Shop including what I have been buying so far this season.

Now, grab your coffee and get Spring inspired!

FEMININE DRESSES

RUFFLES & BELL SLEEVES

ONE SHOULDER || COLD SHOULDER  || OFF THE SHOULDER

BLOCK HEEL SANDALS

ALL ABOUT WHITE

COLORFUL ACCESSORIES

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My Top Picks from the Shopbop Sale!

Lady in Violet, a Houston based Fashion Blogger shares her top picks from the Shopbop sale including Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, and Schutz.

Those gray suede mules still remain one of my favorite purchases from a Shopbop sale!  They would have been over $200, and this gal scored them for much less.  Shopbop is currently having their buy more, save more sale, and what started as me wanting to share a small list of favorites turned into 80 +items, oops.  I have such spring fever, and they have so many cute new items and spring musts like my white jeans.

The sale runs through March 4th, and you can save from 15-25% depending on how much you spend with code GOBIG17.  Many already marked down items are included too, so you can score an even bigger discount from their original price tag.  Things go really fast during this sale, so don’t ponder too long if you see something you like!

Now, go grab yourself a big cup of coffee or glass of wine for my evening readers, enjoy my top picks from the Shopbop sale, and have fun shopping!

CLOTHING

SHOES

BAGS

Yep told ya just a short list of 84 items.  I hope you found something fabulous, if not you can shop specific categories here: CLOTHING  |  SHOES  |  BAGS  |  JEWELRY

Check back Friday when I will be sharing all the details of the outfit that lead off this post WAY up their at the top. 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!

Current Cravings: Pretty in Pink

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger shares her latest current craving and the hot fashion trend of being pretty in pink.

Happy Monday friends!  First off, I have to start by saying I wrote this post before the Super Bowl started, so I can’t give much feedback on my thoughts on who won, the commercials, or Lady Gaga, yet.  I can say I ate some yummy food though. 🙂

Lately, I have had the biggest itch to buy everything spring related.  It probably has a lot to do with our lackluster winter, and the fact that most days are already beautiful spring days.  One thing I keep wish listing is everything pink!  The pink fashion trend really kicked into high gear last year when it was 1 of 2 Pantone colors of the year.   I feel like this year pink is kicking it’s light blue sidekick to the curb and shining even brighter.

The pastel baby pink is really getting all the heart eyes from me, but I am not  forgetting about the darker pink shades.  I tried these heels on in store, and I’m highly considering purchasing them.  My holdout is the material.  I want something leather instead of the suede look.  Honestly, I really want these beauties, but 1) they’re expensive and 2) they only have one size left and it’s not mine.

A few ways to style pink –
1) Mix the pastel pink with gray.  Layer a gray jacket or pair with gray jeans.  Pair a pink dress with gray accessories and heels.
2)  Dust off your white jeans, because this color pops against white.
3)  Combine different shades of pink for a colorblocked look.  Pair a light pink blouse with a dark pink pencil skirt, or a light pink dress or top with dark pink jewelry.
4)  Mix pastel pink with a few deeper colors like burgundy, navy, and green for a winter to spring transition.
5)  Mix the darker pink with teal, yellow, or red for a few fun spring and summer color combos.

Did I make you want all the pink things too? 🙂  This color can be really versatile and has become a color you can wear year round.  Right now with so many different shades of pink available,  it’s a great time to add a little bit to your wardrobe.  Ya’ll have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

SHOP THE PINK

Get Fit in 2017: Must Have Fitness Gear

Houston Blogger shares her must have fitness gear for working out and going to they gym.

I always turn into such a gym slacker at the end of the year.  Probably a combination of being busy and a bit lazy.  I work out weekdays at 5am.  Sometimes when the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing, I choose that extra hour of sleep over hitting the gym.  The new year is always my excuse to kick my butt back into gear.  I wanted to share some of my must have fitness gear for working out for anyone making a resolution to get fit in 2017 or just wanting some cute new workout gear to keep you motivated.

My gym wardrobe mainly consists of capri leggings and tanks.  I own this pair in multiple fun colors.  They have fun prints and are a nice thick stretchy material.  I own the long version too in black, but I primarily wear them as loungewear or athleisure.  I have always preferred a cropped legging for working out. Many pairs come with such cute details like mesh panels or cutouts to give your look a little added flair.  For cold morning or days when I chose to walk the neighborhood, I love these long sleeve jackets and tees with the thumb hole.  It helps keep your sleeves in place and adds a little warmth to your hands.

When I shop for sports bras or built in bra tops, I always look for something with medium support.  It provides the perfect security for active cardio like the elliptical or running, but it is still comfy for a yoga class.   Other tops I love are muscle tees and racerback tanks.  You can also take old tshirts and turn them into workout tops by cutting off the sleeves and opening up the neckline.

I’m pretty picky about the shoes I wear to workout.  The wrong fit or type of shoe can lead to injury.  I typically look for a running or training shoe because that fits my needs best.  If you can, go to the store and try them on.  Walk around a bit, make sure nothing rubs, the sole is comfortable, and your foot feels supported.  Luke’s Locker is amazing for helping you find the perfect shoe in Houston!

I hate my hair in my face while working out, so a headband is a must have for me.  This one is my favorite of all time!!  I have owned it for years, and it stays perfectly in place for my entire workout.  If you are at the store, look for a headband with some kind of grip on the inside to help it from slipping.

One gadget helping me stay on track this year is my fitbit.   I received this one for Christmas and have been using it for motivation to get moving through the holidays. I love that you can set challenges for yourself or with a group of friends.  My January goal is to hit 10,000 steps everyday.

Motivating music is big for my workouts.  I stick with the basic headphones that came with my phone, and they work perfect.   Majority of the time, I keep my phone in a waist band. This one also had room for ID and keys.   I’m not a fan of the arm band ones because I find they stretch to quickly, but some people don’t like something around their waist.  It’s a great alternative and still does a good job.  If you head to they gym, don’t forget your towel.  I bought a few hand towels that are solely for me to take to the gym.

For anyone starting a new fitness routine or kick starting the old habit, I wish you much luck!!  My main rule is I have to at least go and do 30 minutes of cardio.  I find the hardest part is just getting up and going.  I never regret it once I’m there, and I usually do way more than just 30 minutes of cardio.  Stick with it, 5am workouts sucked in the beginning, but now I love starting my day that way.

SHOP THE FITNESS GEAR