Monthly Archives: October 2020

Six Ways to Wear a Light Blue Top

For the longest time, I would not buy many blue tops.  I wore mostly blue jeans and worried it was to color matching.  Fast forward to me embracing new jean colors and types of bottoms, and now I love a good blue top.  This light blue is a current favorite shade.  I think it has more of an earthtone feel than a royal blue or baby blue, but all of these outfits would work with those colors.

Details on this top – It’s a crop style.  The sides are more where the crop length is, and the front and back are longer which I really like! The arm holes are a little wider, so I wear a white bandeau bra underneath it so my bra will not show.  You could probably also do a low cut cami and tuck it in.




Black jeans and brown tall boots are my go to for fall outfits and blue tops.

fall outfits | blue flowy top | brown boots | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue top | black jeans | similar boots | earrings | c/o necklace


The blue and gray shades work really well together! I always think brown when I think blue, and my brown heels were the perfect pop of color.

fall outfit | gray jeans | brown heels | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue top | gray jeans | brown heels | earrings | necklace


Find a blue shade that provides a slight contrast to your blue top.  For a more royal blue, you may try a dark or light wash jean to provide the right amount of contrast.  I went with the same brown shade in my booties as above, but light tan ones would work too.

casual outfit | blue crop top | brown booties | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue crop top | jeans | similar booties | earrings



White jeans works with any color and really helps make the color pop! To keep my look more casual, I opted for a light tan pair of flats.  Block heel sandals would work well to dress this outfit up a bit.

spring outfits | light blue short sleeve top | white skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

blue top | white jeans | flats | earrings | stone bangles


To play off my favorite way to wear this color for fall, I pulled similar colors to create a spring and summer look.  I went with faded black denim for a lighter summer feel, and my brown mules for my warm weather shoe.

summer outfit | black jean skirt | brown mules | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue short sleeve top | similar jean skirt | brown mules | earrings | stone bangles


For a dressy casual white outfit, pair this blue with white cotton shorts and brown wedges.

summer outfits | white cotton shorts | light blue top | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

light blue top | similar shorts | similar wedges | stone bangles | earrings

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six ways to wear a light blue top | casual outfit ideas | free people prairie top | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Five Ways to Wear Denim Joggers

These denim joggers may be one of my favorite pairs of pants to come out of my current work from home situation.  Honestly, I probably never would have tried them otherwise.  While working from home, I still try to get dressed most days.  I think it helps with my productivity mindset a little.  I absolutely have days where I stay in loungewear all day because I also love being comfy cozy while at home.

The thing that intrigued me about these jean joggers was that they may fit both of my needs of feeling dressed for the day but also still comfy.  After testing them out for a few weeks, I really think these might be the perfect work from home pants.  They have a loose and comfy fit, but they are not super baggy.  I like that I can push them up to create a cropped look or leave them full length if I’m a little cold.  I’ve mostly them cropped because that was my favorite look plus it’s still a bit warm.  These stay up cropped perfectly.  The sides have a zipper that you can unzip slightly to fit around your calf muscle.




When I put this outfit together, it totally gave me Carrie Bradsaw vibes.  I always loved that her outfits featured items that you wouldn’t think to put together but totally worked and looked fabulous.  A sweater was not something I originally thought about when I tried on these denim joggers.  They have a loose and baggier fit which instantly makes me think of all the fitted top pairings. But that is why the shoes of this outfit are oh so important. I tried on a few different pairs, but this peeptoe dress booties completed this look.  It gives it that little bit casual, little bit trendy, and little bit dressy that I love.

fall outfit | denim joggers | brown sweater | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

similar sweater | denim joggers | peep toe heels | similar necklace | earrings


A plaid top is the perfect casual pairing with my jean joggers.  Since the top has a looser fit instead of tucking it in, I opted to tie at the waist.  By doing this it helps bring in the waist line a bit and balance the two looser proportions on top and bottom.

fall outfit | denim jogger pants | plaid top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

similar plaid top | jogger pants | brown mules | c/o necklace | earrings



Now we move into the more fitted top options.  A bodysuit is a perfect pairing with denim joggers.  I went with this pink drapey one and tossed on my floral heels to show that you can totally dress up these comfy jeans for a night out on the town!

date night outfit | pink body suit | jean joggers | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

bodysuit (old)- similar color  | similar style | jean joggers | floral heels | c/o short necklace | similar long necklace | earrings


Another summer or spring option would be a fitted tank top.  I styled two outfit options for this one.  First up with a scoop neck tank top and espadrille wedges for a fun daytime look, perfect for brunch or an afternoon with friends.

summer outfit | denim joggers | black espadrille wedges | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black tank top | denim joggers | espadrille wedges | c/o necklace | stone bangles


Another outfit option is to pair with a higher neck tank top and flats.  I wore this one evening when we had a couple over for dinner.  Of the two tanks, this high neck one is my favorite with this denim joggers.  I think the two styles compliment each other well.  For shoes, I opted for a neutral flat to help with my petite height illusion.

summer outfit | denim joggers | rose pink tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

pink tank top | denim joggers | flats | layered necklace


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five ways to wear denim joggers | casual outfits | personal styling tips | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Six Ways to Wear a Pleated Midi Skirt

When I wore this pleated midi skirt a few weeks ago, someone mentioned having the skirt and not being able to come up with outfit ideas for it.  The only idea they had was to tuck in a fitted top and pair with heels.  I knew I had to turn this skirt into a multi-outfit post then and there.  A pleated midi skirt is way more versatile then I sometimes think it gets credit for.  With a few simple swaps, you can take this skirt from the office to weekends to your next special event.

Sizing note on the skirt featured in this post, I sized up two full sizes.  With a pleated skirt, I will often size up one.  I want the pleats to lay flat over my hips to create a more slimming look.  If they bend as sometimes happens in my regular size, it could create an illusion of a wider hip.  This skirt also runs small, so I went with two sizes up.  I also like the bit of extra room in the waist for tucking in tops.

Six Ways to Wear a Pleated Midi Skirt


For the colder fall and winter months, pair your pleated midi skirt with a cozy oversized knit sweater.  Opt for a shorter sweater that will hit just a few inches below the waist of the skirt to maintain your proportions.  Pleated midi skirts tend to have a straight overall look with a slimmer top and long visible lines from the pleats.  A boxy top can help add balance to the look by adding volume.  For this neutral top, I added in a green stone necklace to help pull some of the color out of the skirt.

winter outfit | oversized cropped sweater | rainbow pleated midi skirt | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar sweater | pleated midi skirt | black heels | necklace | earrings


Another sweater option is a fitted long sweater.  Your top should lay comfortably over the skirt and hit just below the hips.  This styling option will change up the look of your skirt and give it a more straight look and downplay some of the statement flare of the skirt.  I like how it creates the illusion that you may be wearing a dress.  With the longer top, I added in a long necklace just to add a little color and break up the top a little.

fall work outfit | black fitted sweater | colorful pleated long skirt | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black sweater | midi skirt | similar booties | similar necklace


With so many colors in this skirt, the easiest color choice would be a neutral like white, ivory, or black.  Don’t be afraid to play with color on this one.   For a multi-color skirt, wear a top that matches one of the colors in your skirt to bring out that color more.  Notice how the bright blue of my sweater really brings out the blue in the skirt.  If you’re skirt is a solid color, opt for a complimentary color.  I tend to match cool tones together or warm tones together.

winter work outfit | blue cropped sweater | multicolor pleated midi skirt | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue sweater | pleated skirt | black heels | layered necklace | earrings


All three of the previous outfits are office friendly, but I wanted to showcase a jacket outfit as well.  I know some more professional office have requirements related to needing more of a suit look.  For this longer skirt, I would also look to wear a longline blazer and one with a bit more of a fitted look.  As for the top underneath, you could go simple with a white cami or add in color like a dark green or dark violet color.

professional office outfit | black blazer jacket | long pleated skirt | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar blazer | white cami | midi skirt | nude colored heels | necklace | earrings


This skirt may have an all dressed up vibe, but you can easily make it work in a casual outfit by styling it with more casual pieces.  A denim jacket is one of my easiest tip for dressing down a look.  Booties are another great styling tip for creating a more casual look.  Since the skirt is lighter and long, I opted for a lighter shade bootie.  To add a little print mix fun, I paired this with a horizontal striped tank to contrast the vertical lines of the pleats.

casual fall outfit | denim jacket | pleated midi skirt | booties | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

jean jacket | striped tank top | midi skirt | booties | c/o necklace


What about special events?  Turn this skirt into the perfect holiday or wedding guest outfit by adding a fitted top with a high neckline or bodysuit.  My ruffle neck sleeveless sweater is one of my go to tops to dress up a look.  To make this outfit party friendly and not just another work look, I added in some fun statement earrings and my silver heels.

wedding guest outfit | rainbow pleated midi skirt | silver heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

c/o black turtleneck |colorful skirt | silver heels | similar earrings | c/o beaded bracelets

Want more pleated skirt outfit inspiration? Check out these looks below!
Sweater + Skirt Combo
Denim Jacket + Skirt Combo
Tee + Skirt Combo




six Ways to Wear a Pleated Midi Skirt | work outfits | fall fashion | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


What I Wore in September

early fall outfits | cuffed skinny jeans | casual outfit ideas | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Ya’ll so excited that it is October.  This is one of the best weather months in Houston, in my opinion at least.  It’s bright and sunny with a cool breeze.  You have days where you can start wearing some fall layers, but also days to relish in a few of our summer faves.  I’m already excited for next month’s what I wore post!

But before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about what I wore this month.  I ventured out a bit for a baby shower and dinner with some gal pals.  I, of course,  pulled out some sparkly and colorful pieces for both occasions.  Other than that is was pretty business as usual with lots of casual outfits including a few loungewear looks and a look at a few ways I transitioned my outfits from summer to fall.

Enjoy the outfit inspiration, pin your faves, and Happy October!

date night outfit | bridal shower outfit | white cami | pleated midi skirt | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

white cami | rainbow pleated skirt (sized up 2 sizes) | black block heel sandals

fall outfit | light blue crop top | dark jeans | silver heels | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue crop top | high waisted jeans | silver heels | c/o brown purse | silver earrings

casual outfit | sweaters with shorts | white slides | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar sweater | cutoff jean shorts | white slides | c/o brown crossbody bag | sunglasses

casual outfit | leopard print kimono | black faded jeans shorts | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

leopard print kimono | black tank top | faded black jean shorts | brown mules | c/o tan purse

fall outfits | blue cropped sweater | white shoes | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue sweater | skinny jeans | white slides | layered necklace

summer outfit | denim joggers | rose pink tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

tank top | denim joggers | flats | layered necklace

warm fall outfit | plaid shirt | cutoff jean shorts | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

similar plaid shirt | white tank top |jean shorts | brown mules | c/o tan purse | similar headband | c/o necklace

summer outfit | olive green tank top | denim joggers pants | Top US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

olive green tank top | denim joggers | gray toms

warm fall outfit | dark gray tank top | brown mules | Casual Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

dark gray tank top | dark blue skinny jeans | brown mules

at home loungewear | blue tank top | gray camo leggings | Texas Lifestyle Blog Lady in Violet

blue tank top | gray camo leggings | gray toms

at home loungewear | gray cardigan | camo print leggings | Houston Lifestyle Blog Lady in violet

gray cardigan | camo print leggings

cute pajama set | black pj set with shorts | Popular Lifestyle Blogs Lady in Violet

black pj set