Monthly Archives: August 2018

Work Wear: Navy Lace Blouse

summer work outfit | navy sleeveless top | gray work pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | navy lace blouse | gray ankle pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall work outfit | gray tory burch tote bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall work outfit | navy sleeveless blouse | gray skinny pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!! I am so ready for this long 3 Day Weekend! I have so much to do before I leave for New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.聽 It’s my first year going, and I’m so excited for the shows and parties I am scheduled to attend.聽 Don’t worry I will be sharing pics here when I get back!

For all my southern gals, I have the perfect work wear outfit for our warm fall weather!聽 I picked up this navy lace blouse during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.聽 It’s a super lightweight semi sheer crinkle fabric which gives it some breathability.聽 I wear a black cami with it since it’s semi-sheer, but it doesn’t make it too hot.聽 I am a huge fan of navy and gray together, so I have been pairing this top with all my gray bottoms from jeans to skirts to my favorite ankle work pants.聽 The style of this top makes it easily styled for both work and weekends.

I hope ya’ll have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend! If you are in a shopping mood, don’t forget about all the Labor Day Sales going on the next few days!

Photography By: Banavenue Photography

office outfit | navy lace blouse | gray ankle pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | kendra scott earrings | navy lace blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall work outfit | gray slacks | black patent heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | navy sleeveless top | gray work pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Birthday Celebrations

summer party outfit | rent the runway dress | block heel sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

birthday party dress | slate and willow derek dress | gold bracelets | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

cocktail party outfit | open back dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

cocktail dress | summer party outfit | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

birthday party dress | cocktail attire | summer fashion | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

I have always been a big fan of celebrating birthdays from friends to family members to my own.聽 Over the years, I have celebrated with everything from intimate dinners to nights out dancing.聽 Last year, Hurricane Harvey hit and well honestly I wasn’t really up for even acknowledging that it was my birthday.聽 So many people were watching their lives wash away, so many more important things were happening.聽 聽I enjoyed the sweet texts and calls from friends, popped a bottle of champagne in my pjs, and got one of the sweetest birthday gifts ever.聽 My birthday was the day it finally stopped raining in Houston and the sun came out.聽 After multiple days of rain and flooding, it was the only thing I wanted for my birthday.

This year my friends insisted we celebrate a little extra, so I decided why not.聽 One of my favorite activities is sipping wine on a patio, so I rented out a rooftop patio at a local wine bar and celebrated under the stars and twinkle lights with some of my closest friends.聽 The night was filled with laughter, fun, and lots of wine.聽 The pretty material things I own, the closet full of clothes and shoes are nice, but my past two birthdays have been good reminders that friends, family, and laughter are more important than all the pretty little things.聽 To those who made sure my birthday was still a little special last year, and those who made this year’s birthday amazing, Thank You!

My official birthday is Wednesday.聽 I already have a massage booked and an intimate dinner with a few girlfriends scheduled.聽 I cannot wait to conclude what has been a fabulous week celebrating my birthday with family and friends.

For my party, I rented this cute little white paint stroke dress from Rent the Runway.聽 I have had it in my hearts list for awhile.聽 A summer birthday party was the perfect excuse to finally rent it.聽 It fit like a glove, and the open back and lightweight material was perfect for the warm evening.

It’s the last week to enter the Anthropologie Giveaway!聽 I reposted the rafflecopter for you at the bottom of today’s post.聽 Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!

cocktail party dress | black crossbody bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet party photos | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet party photos | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet Summer party outfit | white paint stroke dress | block heels sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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$350 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you
a chance to win a $350 Anthropologie Gift Card, perfect for some Fall shopping!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete,
the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until Tuesday, September 4th at 12am PST

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Anthropologie.

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Orange Ruffle Top

Summer outfit | orange ruffle top | gray suede mules | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | rust orange top | bow clutch purse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | cuffed skinny jeans | gray suede mules | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual summer outfit | orange ruffle top | bow clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | orange ruffle top | dark skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday Friends!!聽 I’m so excited for this weekend because I am celebrating my birthday all weekend long!聽 I have plans with friends on Saturday and family on Sunday.聽 My birthday is on Wednesday, so I took the day off work and scheduled a relaxing massage.聽 Last year, my birthday was during Hurricane Harvey, so I didn’t really do anything for it.聽 I’m celebrating a little extra this year instead.

As I start transitioning my wardrobe to fall, I have been adding a little more earth tone shades this year. I usually prefer dark jewel tones like burgundy and all the black and gray.聽 Earth tone shades are definitely going to popular this year because I have seen lots of pretty rust oranges, deep reds, and rose pinks.聽 All the colors of the perfect sunset.聽 This orange ruffle top fits that rust orange earth tone perfectly.聽 I love the ruffle details and the higher crop of the top.聽 It’s perfect to wear in summer and on hot fall days.

These gray suede mules were a Nordstrom Sale purchase of mine.聽 I’m obsessed with them.聽 I wear them mainly with cuffed jeans, but they also work with dresses and shorts.聽 The block heel makes them comfy and easy to walk in.聽 I have been loving all the mule style shoes out right now, so I plan to add a few more pairs this year.

I hope you all have a fabulous last weekend of August.聽 Don’t forget to head to my last post to enter the Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!!

Photography By: LA Photography

Casual weekend outfit | orange crop top | open toe mules | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | orange ruffle top | nude clutch purse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer outfit | bow clutch purse | stone bangles | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | orange sleeveless top | neutral clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | orange ruffle top | blue skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Striped Maxi Dress + GIVEAWAY!

summer outfit | striped maxi dress | brown wedges | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | striped maxi dress | yellow statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

causal outfit | canteen crossbody bag | striped maxi dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual summer outfit | striped maxi dress for petite | brown wedge sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies!!聽 Ya’ll I have been on the market for a cute striped maxi dress for quite some time.聽 I have tried on a few but most of them have been too long for my petite 5’3 height.聽 Too say I was excited when I found this striped dress in the petite section of Loft would probably be a slight understatement.聽 I love the overall slightly loose fit, the length is perfect with both flats and wedges on me, and I love the size of the stripes.聽 The narrow navy and white stripes gives this dress a fun nautical feel.聽 The navy stripe is also perfect for styling with my brown wedges and crossbody.聽 I could not resist adding in my yellow statement earrings to this outfit.

A striped maxi dress like this one will also cross well into early fall with the addition of a denim jacket.聽 The material on this one is a little heavy.聽 I probably would not wear it to an outdoor party in our heat, but it would definitely work indoors.

For all my Anthropologie lovers, at the end of today’s post, I am partnering with some other lovely blogger babes to give away an Anthro gift card!聽 Be sure to scroll down and enter!聽 Thanks for stopping by, and I hope ya’ll have a great week!

Photography by: Banavenue

weekend outfit | striped maxi dress | crossbody bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | yellow statement earrings | petite maxi dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | striped maxi dress | brown espadrilles | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | striped maxi dress | yellow earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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$350 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you
a chance to win a $350 Anthropologie Gift Card, perfect for some Fall shopping!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete,
the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until Tuesday, September 4th at 12am PST

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Anthropologie.

a Rafflecopter giveaway