Monthly Archives: April 2019

Currently Craving: A Day by the Pool

swimwear finds: swimsuits and swim coverups | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Red Swimsuit | Olive Swimsuit | Black Swimsuit | Heart Sunglasses
Blue Coverup *can be worn multiple ways | Flip Flops | Black Dress Coverup
Pink Swimsuit | White Swimsuit | Blue Swimsuit
*only tops are linked for bikini options*

Happy Wednesday! I’m halfway through my short work week.  I can see my 3 day weekend ahead.  One of my favorite things to do on a weekday off is head to the pool.  It’s less crowded than weekends and a little more peaceful.  Unfortunately, it may still be a little too cool this weekend for a pool day, but I know it will not be long before I’m lounging poolside.

Almost every year, I pick up a new swimsuit and retire an old one.  One trend I plan to head to the stores to try out this year is a high-waisted bikini.  I’ve seen them on a few other women, and they look so cute!  For swimsuits, I prefer to try on in-store or order from someone with a good return policy like Nordstrom.   It’s nice to try on a swimsuit in the comfort of your own home and take a few days to decide.  I’ll even order two sizes to be sure I get the exact fit I need.

A few swimsuit trends that I’m loving this season besides the high-waist are scalloped trim details and front cutouts.  I think both add just a hint of detail to the suit.  A pool day is not complete without the right accessories! How cute are these heart sunglasses!  Pair them with a floppy hat, and you are good to go!  I also included a couple coverups.  I love both dresses and wrap style coverups, so I found an option in both.

I probably read the most on my pool days which means I need some good book recommendations!  Leave me your favorite summer reads in the comments!


Layered Outfit for Spring

spring outfit | short sleeve cardigan | distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

layered spring outfit | short sleeve cardigan | white tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | distressed jeans | brown booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Layered outfit | beige cardigan | cuffed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello! How was your weekend?  I went to a Luau themed party with my sorority Alum group and had so much fun!  Other than that, I spent most of the weekend doing blog work, laundry, and watching Netflix/reading.  I’m big on watching documentaries, so I watched the Amanda Knox one on Netflix.  It was interesting to hear all sides of the story from Amanda to law enforcement to the journalists covering the case.  If you have any Netflix recommendations, drop me a comment below! I’m always looking for something new to watch.

Now let’s talk about this outfit.  It’s probably one of my go to ensembles and one I have featured here on the blog in a variety of different ways.  It’s a reminder of what a good solid base for your closet can help you create.  It includes mainly closet staples like a white tank top, cardigan, distressed jeans, booties, and a long pendant necklace.  All are items that can be mixed with other pieces or combined together to create the perfect layered outfit for Spring.  FYI on this cardigan, size down! I’m wearing an XXS.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Photography By: Banavenue

spring outfit | layering tops | distressed denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | brown canteen bag | western booties | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Layered tops | green stone necklace | spring outfit | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | short sleeve cardigan | white tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Currently Coveting: All Things Stripes

currently coveting all things stripes | spring fashion trends | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Something about Spring makes me crave all the striped things! Even though it’s a print I wear year round, I really crave it during the spring season.  It might have something to do with all the pretty striped print items that come out during the spring.  Plus, it mixes well with all my spring floral prints.  While I do tend to gravitate towards the black and white stripes, I also love a good colorful stripe this time of year and for summer.

I rounded up some of my favorite stripes I have found in both a more neutral black or gray and all the fabulous colors.  I think this blue maxi dress might take the position as my favorite item in the entire round up.  I included a few basic items to like this tank top and slip on sneaker that can be used to mix and match with a wide array of outfits and layers.  I’m kind of thinking it might be fun to mix vertical and horizontal stripes together.  When i placed the pants and jacket next to each other in the graphic, I couldn’t help but think how cute they would look together.

Are you a stripes gal? Do you prefer the neutral colors or a more colorful palette for your stripes?



Easter Dress under $100

spring outfit | easter dress under 100 | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

floral lace dress | easter outfit | nude colored clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfits | block heel sandals | white lace dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

easter dress under 100 | spring fashion | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Did ya’ll catch Monday’s March favorites recap?  Something tells me, I may be seeing this dress top the April list.  If you are in need of an affordable Easter dress or luncheon, shower dress, I have you covered with this one.  This Easter dress option comes in at only $59!  A few of my favorite things about this dress, the open lace design on the chest and arms.  It’s such a pretty, feminine detail.  The floral print stamped into the white lace design gives me all the Spring feels!  These two details make this gorgeous white lace dress be it’s own statement maker.

I opted to keep most of my accessories neutral with a nude colored clutch and taupe block heels sandals.  I did add in a pair of blush pink statement earrings to help pull out the flower details on the dress. I remember as a kid, we would get to pick out an extra special dress for Easter Sunday.  Nowadays, I usually just grab one of my spring work dresses.  I love the idea of going back to that extra special theme, especially when I can find such a beautiful Easter dress under $100!

What is your Easter Sunday style?  Fancy, Casual, or somewhere in the middle?

Photography by: Banavenue

spring outfit | floral white dress | taupe sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Spring luncheon outfit | pink statement earrings | floral lace dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

affordable spring dresses | easter outfit | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfits | floral lace dress | pink earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in violet