Monthly Archives: September 2017

Gray Utility Vest + The It Dress of Fall

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Body Con Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Basics | Gray Vest | Black Dress | Stone Pendant Necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Peep Toe Booties | Gray Utility Vest | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit | It Dress of Fall | Gray Vest | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Layered Fall Outfit | Gray Vest over Black Fitted Dress for Weekends | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Happy Friday!! This layered outfit has been planned in my head for quite some time now. 聽I just never could find all the pieces to complete my vision. 聽Utility vests and jackets have been popular for several years. 聽Each year I consider making the purchase, but wait too long and then my size/color combo is gone. 聽I knew I wanted a darker gray shade as opposed to the more popular army or olive green. 聽The darker gray utility vest is more versatile and much more my style. 聽I mean I think gray mixes well with almost all the colors! 聽Imagine it with a pretty burgundy, total swoon!!

Because I love a good layered look, I knew a fitted dress would be perfect to pair with a utility vest. 聽It plays with the proportions a little and keeps the vest from making you look frumpy. 聽Although, I kind of think my burgundy shift dress might look cute too if I tightened the waist of the vest a little to add shape….

Anyways, let’s talk about this black body con dress. 聽If you have Instagram and follow other bloggers, you have probably seen this dress a million times in an array of colors. 聽It is the It dress of Fall for sure! 聽I was already in the market for a casual cotton fitted dress to layer with, so I decided to order and see what all the fuss was about.

I kind of understand the hype on this dress. 聽Body con usually is not my cup of tea unless it’s Girls’ Night Out, but the ruching at the waist and crewneck neckline makes this work for a casual look. 聽It used to come in an olive color, if that comes back in stock I would buy this dress again in that color. 聽It’s easy to move in and comfy, and I have lots of long cardigans to pair it with this winter. 馃槈

Size Note – I sized up to a Medium. 聽I ordered both sizes, and the small fit on the top half, but was a little too tight for daytime on the bottom half. 聽I felt more comfortable in the Medium size. 聽Some of the site reviews mention certain colors being a bit thinner. 聽The black is not, it’s a good thick material.

Stay tuned to Instagram聽and Facebook(I’m trying to get in the habit of sharing on both!)聽because you will see both of these items restyled in some fall daily outfit posts!! 聽I have big plans for both pieces! 聽Ya’ll have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by this week.

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Gray Utility Vest | 聽Black Body Con Dress 聽| 聽Peep Toe Booties 聽| 聽Gray Stone Necklace (old,similar here and 聽similar styles here) 聽| 聽Black Tote Bag 聽| 聽Gold Stud Earrings 聽| Pave Links Bracelet 聽| 聽Similar Gold Bangle 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators 聽| 聽Nails: Julep Shari

Fall Outfit | Leith Tank Dress | Gray Utility Vest | Houston Fashion Blogger

Layered Fall Outfit | Gray Vest | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet Houston Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Black Bodycon Dress | Gray Utility Vest | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Fitted Dress | Houston Fashion Blogger

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How to Style Camo Print & Link Up

Fall Outfit | Camo Cold Shoulder Shirt | Gray Jeans | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Camo Tee | Kendra Scott Rae Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

How to Style Camo Print for Fall | Gray Jeans under $100 | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Camo Top for Women | Houston Fashion Blogger

How to Wear Camo Tee | Fall Outfit Idea | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

A few years ago, I never thought I would be styling camo on the blog! 聽I think it’s a fun print for a v-neck tee for casual errand running or hanging around the house, but I was never big on wearing it much more than that. 聽Lately though, camo is taking over and this print is everywhere. 聽I feel like it’s becoming the next leopard print.

If you are itching to jump on the camo scene, but want something different than basic blue jeans and booties today’s look is for you. 聽Also, nothing wrong with the basic look either. I actually wore this camo cold shoulder top that way for brunch a few weeks ago. 聽Check it out HERE.

A few tips on how to wear camo print while looking chic and stylish – pair with gray or black jeans. 聽I think both of these colors can dress up a tee a little. 聽I chose to pair with gray because I felt the color was a little more unexpected. 聽When trying a new print, why not play a little and go with the color that’s not commonly paired with it.

My basic tip for instant chic – add heels. 聽I know you’ve heard this one before, but it’s the perfect add on. 聽I went with a nude heel because I wanted to keep the eye on the camo and gray combo. 聽If you wear camo with black jeans, try a fun color for your heel like red or pink.

For added style, I chose camo in a super trendy silhouette – the cold shoulder top. 聽It adds a trendier feel to the overall look. 聽This top is so soft ya’ll! 聽I seriously could wear this all day. It’s that soft and comfy.

What are your favorite ways to style camo print? 聽Share them in the comments, so we can all have some new ways to wear this print.

Casual Fall Outfit | Camo Tee for Women | Gray Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Camo Cold Shoulder Top | Houston Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Gray Skinny Jeans under $100 | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit | Camo Cold Shoulder Tee | Gray Jeans | Houston Fashion Blog

How to Wear Camo Print | Cold Shoulder Top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet
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Blush Pink Cardigan + Gray Jeans under $100

Fall Outfit | Pink Cardigan Sweater | Gray Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit Idea | Pink Cardigan with White Tshirt | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Gray Jeans under $100 | Steve Madden Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Winter Outfit | Long Pink Cardigan | Julie Vos Necklace | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Long Pink Cardigan | Gray Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet Fashion Blogger

Happy Friday!! It has been such a busy week at work, so I’m really excited to see Friday finally get here. 聽Tonight’s plans include relaxing on the couch in pjs with a glass of wine, and I can’t wait for it.

I love all the darker and jewel tone colors of fall, but blush pink is one color I’m planning to let invade a bit of my fall wardrobe this season. 聽This lighter pink shade grows on me more and more with each season it’s popular. 聽When it first made it’s appearance a few years ago being the pantone color of the year, I didn’t fully embrace it. 聽I think I have to find that perfect blush pink to really love it, 聽and this cardigan is the perfect shade.

When wearing these pastel colors in fall, I like to pair them with other neutral or light colors. 聽Gray and blush pink are to me the perfect color combo. 聽BTW- I’ve had these under $100 jeans for a few seasons now. 聽They are comfy and good quality, especially for the price tag! This outfit would also work with white jeans, and taupe booties or tall boots. 聽I also wore this cardigan last week over a basic work look to add a little sophisticated color. 聽You can see it over on my Instagram HERE. 聽Black, white, and pink is another favorite color combo with this cardigan.

Side Note: This cardigan is lightweight and semi-sheer. 聽In some of the photos, you can see the sleeve of my tee showing through. 聽It wasn’t a dealbreaker for me because I love the color, but I wanted to be sure and point it out.

So I feel like every time I have posted a cardigan lately, they end up selling out a day or two before. I try and check these things, but these cardigans they go fast! 聽This blush pink cardigan was in stock in all sizes when I checked last night AND comes in a few other colors! 聽I’ll try to check on the burgundy ones I have posted for a restock and let ya’ll know. 聽I’m noticing the colors tend to go before the neutrals like gray and beige. 聽Something to keep in mind while you cardigan shop.

Ya’ll have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by today!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Pink Long Cardigan 聽| 聽White T-Shirt 聽| 聽Gray Jeans 聽| 聽Black Tote Bag 聽| 聽Nude Heels 聽| 聽Coin Pendant Necklace 聽| 聽Cuff Bracelet 聽| 聽Silver Bangle 聽| 聽Tima Stud Earrings 聽| 聽Nails: Essie Sole Mate

Fall Outfit | Blush Pink Cardigan | White Tee | Gray Jeans | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit | Millennial Pink Cardigan | White Tee | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Winter Outfit | Gray Jeans | Black Tote Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Weekend Outfit | Pastel Pink Cardigan | Gray Jeans | Texas Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Blush Pink Cardigan | Gray Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

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How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall & Link Up

how to transition summer dresses into fall | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Casual Summer Dress | Burgundy Circle Cardigan | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

How To wear summer Dress in Fall | Baublebar Earrings | Texas Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Brown Peep Toe Booties | Ruffle Hem Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Burgundy Cardigan over Summer Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Hello Hello! 聽How was your weekend?? I spent some time with family, we seriously laughed so hard we were crying. It was a really fun evening. 聽Thanks to a tiny bit of cool early evening weather, I was also able to lace up my running shoes and go for a short jog/walk. 聽Texas heat makes outdoor workouts impossible in July through early September, so I love when the temps finally let me get out and do a little light jogging.

I have been sharing lots of fall outfit inspiration lately, and I wanted to share how to transition summer dresses into fall. 聽These tips are super easy, and you probably already have everything you need in your closet.

First – It’s all in the shoes. 聽Booties were one of my must haves basics for fall, and they are a great way to create a fall outfit with your summer dresses. 聽I love a good peep toe bootie because I feel like they still have a slightly summer feel and are good if it is warmer out. 聽For a closed toe bootie, I like to pair my dresses with a bootie that dips in the front across the ankle. 聽I think it help create a little bit more of an elongating look versus cutting you off and throwing off your proportions. 聽For some reason, I don’t feel that way with a peep toe on me. (Find more of my favorite booties for fall HERE)

Second – Add on a layering piece. 聽Whether you opt for a denim jacket, leather jacket, or cozy cardigan, adding on a layer over your dress is the easiest way to transition summer dresses to fall. This one piece can change the overall look of the dress. 聽A fitted jacket can help add shape, and a looser fitting cardigan can give you a casual boho vibe.

I told you, two steps and super easy. 聽Thanks so much for checking in today, and don’t forget to keep scrolling to check out the Style File Link Up!

How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit Idea | Brown Tote Bag | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Sundress | circle Cardigan | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

How To wear Summer Dress in Fall | Booties | Circle Cardigan | Houston Fashion Blogger

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