Monthly Archives: September 2018

What I Wore to NYFW Day 2

fall outfit | leather skirt | bow tie blouse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

what to wear to nyfw | henri bendel jetsetter | leather skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | black backpack | purple floral heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

What to wear to nyfw | zara outfit | leather skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

I’m so excited to start sharing all the details on my time at New York Fashion Week!  I wore this outfit for my second full day in New York.  I had an event with RewardStyle, a couple fashion shows, and meetings to attend that day.  When I was planning outfits for my trip, I wanted to be sure they still stayed true to my style.  I know for some NYFW is all about breaking out and putting together a super intense street style look.  As a fashion lover, it’s fun to see all the creative outfits people come up with to wear.  One thing that was important to me was for the people I am meeting and networking with to get a feel for my style and the style I represent on my blog.  I opted to for a mix of classic, trendy, chic and sophisticated.

This outfit hit on a mix of trendy and classic chic.  I love taking trendy pieces and making them work for more everyday style.  This leather and lace skirt is a fun addition to my closet and faux leather skirts are pretty hot this season.  I added in this tie neck blouse to add a professional look to the overall outfit for my meetings that day.  This top would work well with pants or pencil skirt for work.  This skirt is perfect to pair with a black cami for a girls’ night out or date night.  Both pieces are from Zara and I found them online!   I also included a couple similar items from Nordstrom, since I find it easier to online shop from there.

Fun fact, my Tory Burch flats are hiding in my bag in these pics.  I wore my flats when I was walking around, and then changed into heels right before walking into events.  I specifically purchased this bag because I knew it would hold a pair of heels.  I went with black because it worked with all my outfits for the week.  I like that this canvas material gives it a slightly dark charcoal gray look.

Stay tuned for more of  what I wore and a look at some of the shows I attended coming over the next few weeks!  Also, if you want to see video from the shows I attended, I saved them as a NYFW highlight on my Instagram profile!  Just look me up @karenkocich.

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Tie Neck Blouse  (similar)  |  Leather Skirt  (similar)  |  Black Mini Jetsetter Bag Purple Floral Heels  |  White Elle EarringsSilver Bangle  |  White Bangle (old)  |  Cuff Bracelet  |  Nails: Butter London Earl Gray

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Workwear in NYC: White Midi Skirt

work outfit | white midi skirt | navy top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

office outfit | white midi skirt | new york city street style | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

workwear | white midi skirt | henri bendel jetsetter | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

office style | new york city street style | Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!  I’m so excited to start sharing some of my photos from my New York City trip earlier this month.  I have a few posts planned all about Fashion Week, but I also shot a few extra outfits while I was there because I loved having the different and beautiful backdrop of NYC.  These photos were shot in Soho.   It was the windiest morning, but I loved how it made these photos turn out.

Anyway, let’s talk about this outfit.  First off, my top and skirt are both 40% off right now!  I love this white striped midi skirt.  Right now and in Spring, I’m pairing it with fitted tops like this navy one.  When cooler weather comes in, I think it will be perfect with a chunky knit sweater.

For my trip, I picked up another Henri Bendel Mini Jetsetter.  I wanted a black travel bag, and well after looking at several brands and stores decided to buy another Jetsetter in black.  I love that I can carry it as a backpack, satchel, and crossbody.  For NYC, it was perfect to store heels in so I could walk around in flats and then change when I arrived at meetings and events.  Last week, Henri Bendel announced they will be closing all stores and their website in January.  Their bags are so durable and good quality, and I was sad to hear this news.  If you have had your eye on a bag, you may want to try and scoop one up before they close next year.

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Navy Elbow Sleeve TopWhite Striped Midi Skirt  |  Nude Heels  |  Black Backpack  |  K Necklace (Market Find in NYC) |  Sophee Earrings  |  Cuff Bracelet  |  Silver Bangle  |  Nails: Butter London Early Gray

Photography by: Banavenue Photography

work outfit | navy top | black backpack | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

workwear | white striped skirt | henri bendel jetsetter bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

office outfit | white striped skirt | new york city fashion | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | white striped skirt | black satchel bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Fall Workwear: Pinstripe Pencil Skirt

Fall work outfit | striped pencil skirt | black turtleneck | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Workwear | black turtleneck | gray pencil skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | gray striped pencil skirt | black patent heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall work outfit | black turtleneck | gray pinstripe skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies! This week is all about workwear, and I’m starting with one of my favorite skirt purchases from the big Nordstrom sale!  Obviously, I fell in love with this pencil skirt because it was gray.  The details on it though are what really make this skirt special.  The pinstripe gives it a professional office vibe, and the buttons and small slit make this standout from your basic gray pinstripe pencil skirt.  It’s the perfect skirt to go from work to happy hour.

I have paired this skirt with my teal top, but I really love it paired with a fitted black top.  This turtleneck is a fall and winter basics must have!  It’s super stretchy and really comfortable for being so fitted.  I can’t wait to pair it with all the  jeans and boots soon!  You could also pair it with a dark skinny jean and heels for date night.

My weekend wedding was so much fun ya’ll, and my dress was amazing!  You can see it HERE from my IG post.  After a busy busy few weeks, I’m so excited to have a super low key couple of weeks coming up.  It feels good to have a few days and weekends to just chill and relax at home before the holiday season begins.  Hope your week is going well!

Photography By: Banavenue

Fall outfit | long sleeve turtleneck | gray button skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

workwear | rebecca minkoff love bag | pinstripe skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Office outfit | black turtleneck | gray skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall work outfit | black turtleneck | gray pencil skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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Summer to Fall Transitional Outfit

Summer outfit | sleeveless top | cuffed jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual outfit | coral blouse | saddle crossbody bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall outfit | cuffed skinny jeans | taupe mule sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | coral sleeveless top | saddle bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!  I’m sticking with my summer to fall transitional outfit theme of the week with this adorable coral sleeveless top.   Since Texas will still be on the warmer side for another month or more, I like to buy lightweight sleeveless or short sleeve tops in pretty fall colors.  The color makes me feel fall, but the style helps me survive the heat a little. This top also has super cute shoulder detailing too.  I think my hair covers it in all the pictures….

I kept this outfit super casual with my new AG jeans.  I love to cuff my skinny jeans and pair them with heels and mule sandals.  I think the cuff works so well with these taupe mule sandals.  These sandals have been getting a bit of wear over the past month with many of my jean outfits.  I love that they have a casual vibe, but with the right dress can also have a slightly dressier feel to them.

I am heading to a friend’s wedding this weekend.  I cannot wait to dance the night away.  Per my usual, I ordered a dress from Rent the Runway.  Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal. This one is a total stunner! Ya’ll have a great weekend!!

Photography By: Banavenue

summer outfit | casual sleeveless top | cuffed denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | coral blouse | blue jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual outfit | rebecca minkoff vanity bag | ag jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | orange sleeveless top | cuffed jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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