Monthly Archives: December 2015

How I Lounge + GIVEAWAY

Winter Loungewear and My favorite spot at home | Lady in Violet

CaseApp iPhone case and Christmas cookies | Lady in Violet

What I wear to lounge around the house | Lady in Violet

Long Cardigan for Lounging | Lady in Violet

Custom Iphone Case and Entertaining Book | Lady in Violet

Winter Loungewear - Tee, Cardigan, Leggings | Lady in Violet

Custom designed iPhone case, perfect for a Christmas gift | Lady in Violet

How I Lounge with my French bulldog | Lady in Violet

Christmas Home and Custom Phone Case | Lady in Violet

Winter Loungewear and Custom phone case | Lady in Violet


BP Cardigan in Oatmeal  | STEM Long Sleeve Tee  | ZELLA Live In Leggings  | CHRISSY’S c/o Knee High Socks  | GORJANA  Chloe Studs  | BAUBLEBAR Horseshoe Necklace  | CASEAPP c/o iPhone Case (Save 20% with code VIOLET20) | CAMILLE STYLES Entertaining  | ONE KINGS LANE Noel Dessert Plates  | Antique Tea Cup [SIMILAR | LOVE THIS ONE] | ROYAL STANDARD Merry Christmas Pillow

I’m sharing two firsts on the blog today, first a teeny tiny peek inside my home and my adorable little pup’s first blog appearance.  She insisted on walking through all the photos, so I finally gave in to her sweet little face and let her sit with me.  No I didn’t let her eat the cookies, but they did help her sit still!  She received her normal dog treats for behaving so well!  This little cozy nook area in our living room is one of my favorite spots!  I love the chaise lounge to relax in, and Harlow loves to cuddle up next to me.  My winter loungewear often looks a lot like this outfit.  I live in leggings or these sweatpants all the time around the house.  They are both super comfy!  I also wear lots of soft long-sleeve tees like this one. (yes, it’s the same from my last post.)  I love a bit of a looser fit and length to wear over leggings.  I also tend to wear long cardigans or a North Face fleece that I can easily take on and off as my temperature changes.  This cardigan is really warm and thick, so perfect to wear around the house.  It also looks super cute paired with jeans and boots to wear out too!

I recently upgraded my phone case to this cute CaseApp case that I designed!  I love the color purple, but I am extremely particular about the shade.  It has to be just the right dark color.  I really liked being able to design everything from that perfect dark shade to  picking a pre-designed quote (you can write your own too!) and the hearts.  I love the contrast of the bright white on the dark purple.   You can even add your own personal photos to the case.  The best part is the case I received was exactly the same as the online version.  I was worried the dark shade of purple would look different in person.  I was so excited to see that it was the same color I had chosen and not lighter as tends to happen.  If you are still looking for a personalized Christmas gift for someone, a new phone case might be just the thing!  You can design something with their name or in their favorite colors.  You can add a kid’s photo for a parent or grandparent, or a wedding photo for your spouse.  I would totally put my dog on mine, but she doesn’t normally sit this well for photos!  If you order the case by Monday (the 14th), you will get the case just in time for Christmas!! Bonus – Save 20% with code VIOLET20 through Monday!  CaseApp is also giving away one free case of $40 value to one of my readers!!  The giveaway ends Sunday!  I will notify the winner Monday morning, so you can order your case in time for Christmas.  Enter on the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Hope ya’ll have a great weekend!!  I have two holiday parties and lots of present wrapping to do!



Lady in Violet

Blanket Scarf & a Plain White Tee

Winter Outfit Idea - Blanket Scarf and Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Blanket Scarf, Stem Long Sleeve White Tee | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit - Boots, Scarf, and Jeans | Lady in Violet

Fall Casual Weekend Outfit - Scarf, White Tee, Jeans, Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Aerie Bonfire Blanket Scarf | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit - Scarf, Long Sleeve Tee, Denim and Brown Boots | Lady in Violet

Red Blanket Scarf | Lady in Violet
Lucky Brand Heloisse Boots | Lady in Violet

Weekend Outfit - Scarf, Tee, and Boots | Lady in Violet

Elaine Turner Kassidy Crossbody Bag | Lady in Violet

What to Wear on Weekends - Scarf and Boots | Lady in Violet


AERIE c/o Bonfire Blanket Scarf  | STEM Long Sleeve Tee (On Sale 33% off!) | WHBM Saint Honore Jeans  | LUCKY BRAND Heloisse Boots [Wide-Calf Version] (On Sale 33% off) | ELAINE TURNER Kassidy Crossbody Bag  | GORJANA  Chloe Studs  | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle  | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Enamel Signature Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Plumberry  | MAC Lipstick in Craving

I think in Houston we have finally entered fall for good.  I can officially bring out my boots and scarves!  This blanket scarf is so incredibly soft! If it came as an actual blanket, I would probably buy it!  I love how a colorful scarf can take an outfit as simple as a plain white tee and boots and make it feel special.  My long sleeve tee is also super soft! This tee was one of my Black Friday purchases.  I really wanted a soft long-sleeve white tee.  Something I could layer, wear alone, and lounge around the house in.  I have heard this Stem tee was soft and comfy.  I can confirm this is one of my softest tees!!  I am definitely consider buying another white one and one in black while they are still on sale!  I’m wearing a cami under mine because they are slightly sheer and I hate if there is even the slightest chance my bra will show through, but around the house I don’t wear the cami underneath because it isn’t that sheer.  I’m also excited to welcome my new crossbody bag to my purse family!  I have had my eye on this bag since it was released in early fall.  I love the saddlebag look to a bag, plus it holds more than some of my thinner crossbody bags.  I love the taupe shade because it works with a wide range of colors.  This is one of those bags that I can carry year round and for years to come, so definitely worth the investment!



Lady in Violet

Gift Guide for the Home

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home | Lady in Violet


MARTHA STEWART Cast Iron Casserole Dish ***  | FURBISH Cocktails Sign  | OXO Mandoline *** | CATHY’S CONCEPTS Personalized Beer Holder  | FURBISH Mr. & Mrs. Glasses  | ACACIAWARE Cheese Board  | KENNEBUNK HOME Plush Throw  | 10 STRAWBERRY STREET Beaded Square Mugs (set of 4)  | CRATE & BARREL Reclaimed Wood Sculpture  | NEST Holiday Candle  | MARQUIS BY WATERFORD Crystal Bowl ***  | NINJA Coffee Bar Coffee Maker (10% off with code FRIEND)

*** Items are 25% off with code FRIEND

Christmas is only about two and half weeks away which means you only have just over a week left to order gifts online before you start having to pay for speedy shipping! I’m planning to knock out my last bit of shopping by the end of this week!  My personal Christmas list always include a few items for the home.  This coffee maker is currently one of the items on that list!  I have a Keurig and love it, but sometimes I wish I could make a full pot of coffee.  This coffee maker lets you make both full pots and single cups.  It also makes specialty drinks like lattes and iced coffees.  You also don’t have to use K-Cups for this one.  The K-Cups are great and all, but not every coffee comes in one and those little cups that let you use your own are not always so fun to clean.  I also really like this wood sculpture! I wish I had somewhere in my house to put it because I think it is really cool and unique looking.  It’s also only $100! I thought it was going to be way more when I first saw it.  One other thing I included is this Nest Candle.  For the Holiday Home Tour this past weekend, I was giving a tour of one of the bedrooms. This Holiday candle was burning in the room, and so many people asked me what the scent was because they really liked the smell.  During a break, I took a peek at the bottom of the candle, so I could start letting people know! The holiday shopping season is winding down. If you are still looking for some gift ideas, let me know and I will incorporate them into an upcoming gift guide!  Don’t forget I have a few pages dedicated to Christmas Gift Ideas too!




Lady in Violet

Teal Striped Sweater

Fall Outfit Idea - Sweater and Boots | Lady in Violet

Teal Striped Sweater and Kendra Scott Rae Necklace | Lady in Violet

Corso Como Black Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Idea - Striped Sweater and Skinny jeans | Lady in Violet

Teal Striped Sweater and Gold Jewelry | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Rae Necklace and Grady Bracelet, Baublebar Pave Bracelet | Lady in Violet

Casual Weekend Outfit | Lady in Violet

Striped Sweater with Kendra Scott necklace and skylar earrings | Lady in Violet

Nordstrom striped sweater and paige dark denim | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Inspirations - sweaters and jeans | Lady in Violet


BP Striped Sweater (40% off) | PAIGE DENIM Skyline Skinny Jeans   | CORSO COMO Geneva Riding Boots (25% off & under $150)  [ALSO ON SALE HEREWIDE-CALF (25% off with code FRIEND)]  | TORY BURCH Robinson Pebbled Crossbody Bag [SIMILAR]  | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Rae Necklace,  Skylar Earrings,  Grady Bracelet  | BAUBLEBAR  Pave Links Bracelet  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | MAC Lipstick in Craving  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Plumberry

My Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases officially started rolling in last week!  One of my favorite things about online shopping, other than I can do it in my pajamas, is when the packages start to arrive! Even though I know what is in them, it is still exciting to rip open the box and check out the goods!  I actually first saw this sweater while shopping at Nordstrom a few weeks prior to Black Friday.  I really liked it, but it came in 3 colors and I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to buy.  I decided to hold off until I could decide on a color.  Fast forward a few weeks later, and I found this sweater included in their Black Friday markdowns!!  Bonus, this sweater is STILL marked down to $20!!  This sweater is on the thinner side which is often what I look for in sweaters.  I mean it’s December and we are finally in the fall season down here in Texas, so I buy the majority of my sweaters on the thinner side.  I decided on the teal shade because it’s a color I don’t own too much of yet, but I love this color!  The other two colors are burgundy which I’m obsessed with and black also one of my color crushes.  Also, just a sizing note.  I typically wear a medium in this brand, but ordered in a small after reading reviews.  The small fits perfect so I’m happy I chose to go down a size! Also, my boots are on sale again!  The second link and wide-calf version needs promo code FRIEND which is good for almost everything on the site not just the boots, but the first link is a price match so no code required. I put both in case you are interested and your size is out at one store.   Thanks for starting out your week by stopping by the blog!  I hope the rest of year week is AMAZING!



Lady in Violet