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Five Ways to Wear a Graphic Tee

Hello Hello, back with a little fall fashion inspiration for you.  As I add more casual pieces to my closet, I really wanted to give a graphic tee a go.  Of course, I put my spin on it adding leather, heels, and a skirt to create five ways to wear a graphic tee in the fall.  It’s a mix of warm fall days to casual looks to a night out all featuring a band tee.

Also, the holiday gift guides are back!  I’m doing my guides a little different this year and adding them all to one page so you don’t have to scroll through different posts to find the best gift ideas.  You can find it all on my dedicated GIFT GUIDE PAGE.  Bookmark it to check back as I add gift ideas all month long.  You can also find a link on the menu bar of the blog.


with a long cardigan and booties

A classic fall outfit combo.  The olive green of the cardigan works really well with the ivory of the tee.  Since the cardigan is long, I opted to tie the tee at my waist.  This helps the two long tops from overwhelming my petite frame and can add a height illusion.

fall outfit | olive green long cardigan over graphic print tee | booties | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

long cardigan | graphic tee | blue jeans | booties | bracelet | earrings

with a leather jacket

A leather jacket adds an edgy and chic feel to the graphic tee.  The black jeans contrast well with the print on the tee, and my brown heeled boots add to the chic factor of the overall look.

fall outfit | tan leather jacket with graphic tshirt | tall brown boots | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

c/o leather jacket | graphic tee |black jeans | similar boots | earrings

with a denim jacket & leather leggings

For an ulimate comfy and casual look, toss on a pair of faux leather leggings, denim jacket and sneakers.  The jacket and sneakers help create a dressed down casual look, and the leggings add just a hint of edginess and comfort.

casual outfit | denim jacket with band tee | faux leather leggings | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

similar denim jacket | graphic tee | faux leather leggings | sneakers | earrings

with a leather skirt & booties

An easy way to dress up a graphic tee is with a chic leather or suede skirt and pair of heeled booties.  I opted for a warm brown leather to work with the warm colors in the tee, and a black bootie to contrast the skirt and pull out the faded black of the print on the tee.

fall outfit | graphic music tee | brown leather mini skirt | black booties | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

graphic tshirt | similar skirt | similar booties | earrings | bracelet

with cutoff shorts & booties

Living in Texas, I’m always thinking up ways to dress for fall and deal with that early fall heat.  A pair of faded black jeans shorts are the perfect pair for early fall.  I tossed on my brown western style booties to bring this outfit even more into fall.

warm fall outfit | graphic tshirt | black jean shorts | Southern Style Blog Lady in Violet

graphic tee | faded jean shorts | similar booties | similar hat | stone bangles | earrings


different ways to wear a graphic tee in the fall | fall outfit ideas | casual outfits | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial

fall eye makeup tutorial | eyeshadow tutorial video | makeup routine | houston beauty blogger lady in violet

I’m so excited to share that I have ventured into the land of video tutorials over on Instagram! I’ve shared little mini tutorials in Stories, but I had been wanting to branch out to longer IGTV ones for awhile now.  I finally decided to just go for it and get one posted.  The longer format of IGTV over stories lets me go into more detail and not feel so rushed.  I also love that instagram lets me share the video into a blog post, so I can share these tutorials with everyone not just those on IG.

Today’s fall eye makeup tutorial features warm fall inspired colors with a touch of sparkle.  This eye shadow look will be great for holiday parties or a night out.  After I finish my eyes, I’m also sharing a look at how I complete my makeup with my full face routine.  All the products and shades are linked at the bottom of the post for easy reference.  I hope you enjoy and be sure to come follow on Instagram for more tutorials.


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SKINCARE: MoisturizerBronzing Drops

EYES: Matte Eye PaletteShimmer Eye Palette | EyelinerBrow PowderLiquid Eyeliner | MascaraEye Brush 32Eye Brush 39 Eye Brush 55

FACE: Foundation (Tan)Concealer (Light Sand)  | Setting Powder (Light Beige)Finishing Powder (Voile Rose)  | Contour Kit | Blush (Orgasm)

LIPS: Lipstick (Twig)Lipgloss (Turkish Delight)

fall eye makeup tutorial | makeup routine | houston beauty blogger lady in violet


What I Wore in October

fall outfit ideas | casual outfits | loungewear | Popular US fashion blog Lady in Violet

I’m really sad to be saying goodbye to my perfect weather month.  It was such a good one, and we had so many evenings spent relaxing outside on our patio.  My fall outfits this month were a direct reflection of the mix of cool and warm weather including some sweaters and some tank tops.  Now that we are heading into a cooler month, I’m predicting you will see more layered fall outfits in the next roundup.

fall workwear | pajama pants | denim jacket | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

denim jacket | black tank top | leopard print pants | brown mules | c/o necklace | earrings

work at home outfit | striped button down top | light blue jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped blouse | light wash jeans | loafers | layered necklace | bracelet

fall outfit | black tunic | faux leather leggings | Popular US Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black tunic | faux leather leggings | white slides | silver necklace

casual outfit | graphic tee | distressed jeans | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

graphic tee | distressed jeans | brown mules | tan purse | earrings

fall outfit | long sleeve eyelet blouse | brown mules | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

ivory eyelet blouse | blue jeans | brown mules | c/o necklace

casual outfit | blue short sleeve top | gray jeans | Popular US Lifestyle Blog Lady in Violet

blue short sleeve top | similar gray jeans | white slides | necklace

cold weather outfit | white fleece pullover | dark blue jeans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fleece pullover | dark blue jeans | flats

cold weather loungewear | black thermal henley top | gray leggings | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black thermal henley top | gray leggings

winter pajamas | gray long sleeve tee | black leggings | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

long sleeve gray tee | black lace bralette | black leggings | coffee mug

athleisure clothes | blue tank top | black leggings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

blue tank top | black leggings | necklace | phone case

winter loungewear | gray star print sweater | black leggings | Popular US FAshion Blog Lady in Violet

gray star print sweater | ivory lace bralette | black leggings | necklace

comfy lounge clothes | dark gray tank top | gray camo leggings | Lifestyle Blogger Lady in Violet

dark gray tank top | c/o gray camo leggings

Looking for more fall outfit ideas? Check out what I wore last month here!


How To Wear Bright Colors in the Fall

Today is a big day for the blog.  Six years ago, I hit publish on my first blog post and started on the most amazing adventure. Y’all it does not feel like it has been 6 years at all.   I’ve enjoyed putting together all the fabulous fashion and beauty posts over the years.  I can’t wait to continue to grow and evolve Lady in Violet, and I thank you for stopping by every week to see what’s going on over here.  I’ve been brainstorming and working on some exciting new posts, goals, and ideas for the future of the blog.  I can’t wait to see what adventures the next six years hold!

Now let’s get to the topic we all love to discuss – fashion! When fall hits, I know I start grabbing for my darker and jewel toned colors.  Just because we are in the heart of fall does not mean you can’t still style those bright summer colors.  I’m sharing five different ways to style a bright color in the fall season.  I styled all of these with my bright blue sweater, but these would work for all of your summer brights.



Dark blue jeans are my go to must have jean for fall.  It works well with all the colors.  It provides the dark contrast needed for bright colors to ease them into fall.

fall outfit | bright blue cropped sweater | light tan booties | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue sweater | jeans | booties | layered necklace


Another staple providing great contrast to bright colors is a pair of black jeans.  Brown leather boots are another great pairing to help compliment the bright color.

fall outfits | blue sweater | black jeans | brown boots | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

blue sweater | black jeans | similar boots | layered necklace


Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t pull out those white jeans.  White pants are the perfect way to make those bright colors really pop.  For shoes, look for a light colored boot or bootie to simulate a winter white type look.

winter outfits | neon blue sweater | white jeans | suede boots | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

sweater | white jeans | similar boots | layered necklace


Plaid skirts are perfect for pairing with bright colors.  You can find a dark or neutral plaid like this black and white skirt to add contrast or opt for a plaid skirt that also has your bright color in the plaid.  When doing a color match, I prefer the matching color to be a minor color in the plaid print.

work outfit | blue chunky knit sweater | plaid skirt | black booties | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

sweater | similar skirt |similar booties | necklace


Gray jeans are a fun neutral color jean to have in your denim arsenal.  The cool color of this sweater and cool tone of the gray work to compliment each other perfectly.

winter outfits | gray jeans | black suede boots | Popular US Fashion Blogs Lady in Violet

sweater | similar gray jeans | suede boots | necklace



how to wear bright color in fall season | fall outfit ideas | Popular US fashion blog Lady in Violet