Monthly Archives: October 2019

Blue Tunic Top + Faux Leather Leggings

fall outfit | blue henley tunic top | black faux leather leggings | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | blue tunic blouse | silver pendant necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

casual fall outfit | long blue blouse | black leather leggings | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

date night outfit | long blue top | black faux leather leggings | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Is it time to pull out the leather leggings yet?  I have had this pair for a few years, and I always love that instant chic factor they give to a look!  You may remember I purchased the Spanx faux leather leggings during the Nordstrom sale.  Sad news though, I accidentally tossed them out when I was cleaning up post sale.  They had fallen into a shoe box with black tissue paper, and I didn’t realize it until a few days later.  Ya’ll I was so bummed!  I’m hoping to find them on sale again and re-purchase.

I like the ones I’m wearing because they have more of a leather look to them where the Spanx ones look like coated leggings up close.  BUT my current ones tend to look loose around the knees and the spanx ones stay fit to the leg.  It kind of depends on the look you are going for and the price.  My current ones are cheaper than the spanx ones. FYI – the ones linked are the same brand and style, just there current version.  Mine are from about 2-3 years ago, and the quality is good for the price.  After a few years of wearing and washing, they still look new too!

An easy pairing with leather leggings is a tunic top and suede boots.  For all my petite gals out there, this blue henley tunic top is the perfect length!! I plan to buy it in more colors because the length is so perfect!  These tops go with everything and come in so many colors!  Pair them over leggings with skinny jeans and booties, tucked into a skirt, or a front tuck with shorts and sneakers.  It’s a great top to have in your closet, and bonus it usually doesn’t need ironing!

This outfit has me ready for girls’ night out or date night!

Photography By: Banavenue

Fall outfit | blue tunic top | suede boots | Causal Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual weekend outfit | black white statement earrings | long silver necklace | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | black leather leggings | slouchy suede boots | Southern Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

semi casual fall outfit | blue tunic top | faux leather leggings | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Tips for Dressing Up a Cardigan

fall outfit | black cardigan | dark wash jeans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

layered fall outfit | black cardigan | satin cross neck blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | dark wash skinny jeans | snakeskin heels | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

tips for dressing up a cardigan for fall | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

A girlfriend of mine and I were chatting a few weeks ago about how cozy and comfy long cardigans are for fall and winter. Her one issue with them is how to create a dressier look with one.  I think many people instantly think casual outfit with booties and tshirts when they think of a cardigan outfit.  She asked for some tips to dress up her jeans and cardigan looks and the idea for this post was born.

One way to easily dress up a long cardigan for fall is to layer it over a material like silk, satin, or lace.  These materials have a dressy factor on their own and will give your cardigan a slightly more luxe look when partnered together.  The deep v and cross neck detail on this satin top also helps amp up the statement factor of this look.

Another way to dress up a cardigan is to add a killer pair of shoes.  I usually lean towards a great pair of heels to dress up an outfit.  Not a heels person, grab an animal print or colorful pair of pointed toe flats.

Last tip, add some great jewelry.  You can stick to your classic solid pieces or add in some colorful statement pieces.  Either way, jewelry is another easy way to dress up any outfit especially a long cardigan.

On the hunt for even more long cardigans this season, don’t forget to check out my post from earlier this week rounding up my top picks of the season!  Want help styling an item from your closet this season?  Leave me a comment and you may see it in a future outfit post!

Photography By: Banavenue

casual fall outfit | black cardigan layered over satin gray top | Southern Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual layered outfit | long black cardigan | dark gray top | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | long black cardigan | dark wash jeans | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

layered fall outfit | long black cardigan over gray satin top | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Currently Craving: Long Cardigans

current craving - fall wardrobe stape - long cardigans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

GRAY OBSESSED one | two | three | four
FUN PRINTS one | two
POP OF COLOR one | two | three

Call all my cardigan lovers! This post is for you!  Ya’ll know I have quite the cardigan collection that I happily add to every year.  I tend to get cold easily, so I usually try and incorporate a cardigan into many of my outfits even if I just keep it tucked away in my purse.  This time of year when it’s cool morning and hot days, a cardigan is such a must!  Over the years, I’ve added an array of colors and a couple prints.  Lately, I’ve been adding in a few neutrals that will work with a variety of prints and bold colors.

I have found so many cute long cardigans this season, so I decided a round up was in order!  Gray is a color I am wanting to add more of, and ya’ll I found some super cute ones!  The star print is probably my favorite just because it’s different and kind of a statement maker.  The drape front one will be perfect to dress up a look and for the office.

If you want to venture out of the land of neutrals, printed cardigans are super popular right now! Leopard print and thick color block stripes are the ones I see the most.  It’s a fun way to add in a pop of print to a solid outfit.  You could also print mix like add a striped tee under the leopard print.  A bold colored cardigan is also a fabulous color pop choice.  Personally, I love the burgundy ones this time of year.  It’s a color that mixes well with others.  I pair mine with navy, gray, pink, and ivory tons all season long.


A Chic Way to Style a Cropped Jacket

fall outfit | navy blue cropped jacket | black suede boots | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

chic fall outfit | navy tweed jacket | white tunic blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

winter outfit | navy tweed jacket | black clutch purse | Chic Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

date night outfit | blue open front jacket | black skinny jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

A few years ago, I saw a look like this one on Pinterest and immediately began a quest to find the perfect cropped tweed style jacket to recreate the look.  Every time I would find the perfect jacket, the price tag was usually not so perfect.  I had such an exact idea in my head, and I started to think I would never find the jacket in my desired price range.  Ever get like that where you have something in your head, and then spend hours, days, in my case years trying to find it.

When I found this one, I could not believe my luck.  It was the exact style and color I wanted and a pretty decent price.  Here’s the downside for ya’ll, I apparently was not the only one searching for this jacket and it sold out before it even made it to my doorstep.  I’m going to keep my eyes out for a restock, and I’ll share over on Instagram when it happens!

This jacket is not a true tweed but a knit with houndstooth print that reminds me of a tweed like look.  It has cute fringe details on the sleeves and faux pocket.  It’s an open jacket with one sparkly button at the top.  This white top and black jeans and boots combo is the outfit I have been trying to recreate for a cute fall or holiday look. It’s such a chic way to style a cropped jacket. I also think this jacket will work to dress up a t-shirt or pair with a fitted dress or pencil skirt for work.  The knit design keep it lightweight and easy to move in which I really like.

Do you have an item you have been searching for?  Drop it in the comments below!

Photography By: Banavenue

fall outfit | dark blue tweed crop jacket | black slouchy boots | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

winter outfit | black skinny jeans | suede slouch boots | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog Lady in Violet fall outfit | blue crop tweed jacket | silver long pendant necklace | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

holiday outfit | navy cropped jacket | black boots | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet