Yearly Archives: 2018

Summer to Fall Work Dress

summer to fall work dress | maroon floral wrap dress | bow clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | workwear | wrap dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

office outfit | bow clutch | workwear | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | workwear | floral wrap dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies!  One of my favorite areas of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year was the dress section.  I loved all the classic silhouettes and great prints available. Plus, many of the dresses were coming in under $100!  This burgundy floral wrap dress was an instant add to cart.  I loved the colors in it and the $52 price tag.  It’s the perfect summer to fall work dress.  You can wear it this way for both seasons, and in fall pair with boots and and long cardigan or leather jacket.

It’s a faux wrap design, so it cinches in at the waist a little to help give you a little shape.  It would also be a great dress to wear to a bridal shower or head to happy our after work.  If you need some new dresses for work, be sure to check out the dress selection of the sale!  Only a few more days until prices go back up!  You can see more or my purchases in my Try-On Session, and all my sale related posts HERE.

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summer to fall work dress | office outfit | nordstrom anniversary sale | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

burgundy floral wrap dress | work wear | elaine turner clutch | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Workwear | fall fashion | floral wrap dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer outfit | workwear | floral wrap dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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NSALE Inspired: Casual Fall Outfit

fall outfit | white blouse | stuart weitzman suede boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | white bib blouse | tory burch tote bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual fall outfit | stuart weitzman slouchy boots | dark skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

weekend outfit | white tunic top | tory burch tote bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual fall outfit | long white blouse | tan slouchy boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday! We our closing out the first full week of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access, and I wanted to share one of my favorite fall looks featuring a few of my sale favorites.  Every year, I buy one splurge/investment piece.  I feel one of the overlooked parts of this sale is that it’s a really great time to buy those expensive designer brands and investment style pieces at a great discount.  It’s usually still a splurge price, but something to think about when you shop the sale.

These Stuart Weitzman boots were my investment purchase this year.  I have been dying for a pair of boots from this brand for a few years.  I fell in love with these when I saw them in the catalog that comes out a few weeks before the sale.  I then spent the next few weeks over-contemplating making these my big purchase.  After I saw them in store, I knew they were it.  Ya’ll I’m so in love!  The heel height is only 3 inches, which if you’ve been following the blog for a while you know is low for me 🙂 , but it’s a good boot height.  I love the slouchy fit, and the color is neutral perfection!  I plan to wear them with jeans and dresses in the fall and winter.

I also added a few more pairs of denim this year.  I dropped a size and needed all new pairs.  I went with these from Joe’s Jeans as my dark denim pair.  The other pair I have from the last sale held up well and haven’t faded.  This pair is so comfy, and doesn’t over stretch out.  I will need to have them hemmed slightly (which Nordstrom does for free for cardholders).  For $99 though, it’s a really good jean.

I like to add a few basic style tops each year.  A flowy white top can be styled and restyled so many different ways, so always a good basic to pick up.  I love the lightweight material of this one, so I can wear it on warmer fall days and during the spring.

All these pieces are such basics, but come together to become such a classic, chic, and casual fall outfit.  If you are still shopping the sale, don’t ignore those closet basics!  Check out my try-on session to see more of what I purchased.  Also, I’m co-hosting a $400 Nordstrom Giveaway here!  Thanks for stopping by ya’ll and have a great weekend!

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
White Bib BlouseDark Skinny Jeans  |  Slouchy Suede Boots  |  Similar Tory Burch Tote Bag  |  c/o Mixed Metal Earrings (similar)Elisa NecklaceDavid Yurman Cuff  |  Pave Links Bracelet  |  Nails: CND Cashmere Wrap

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: LA Photography

Fall outfit | dark denim with tan suede boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual outfit | white bib blouse | kendra scott jewelry | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

winter outfit | tall suede boots | dark skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | white tunic blouse | kendra scott earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Fall outfit | stuart weitzman boots | white tunic top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: Best of Home + Giveaway

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Home Products | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello!!  I’m taking a little fashion break today and sharing a few of my favorite home goods from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Earlier this year, I moved into a new place and decided it was time for some fresh new home decor.  Re-decorating is the slowest process for me.  I create such a vision in my head, and then spend months looking for all the right items to fulfill my vision.

My apartment color scheme is lots of gray and white with pops of teal and violet.  I also love incorporating marble touches here and there.  Ya’ll saw a small glimpse into my space in my try-on sessions over the weekend.  Since I am still in decorating mode, I wish listed a few items that would fit with my current home decor.  I highly recommend checking out this part of the sale.  You can also use this time to start buying those Christmas gifts too!

Also ya’ll – I have a little Nordstrom Giveaway for you!!  Scroll down to learn more and enter!  Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway

In celebration of the Nordstrom #NSALE Lili Alessandra, a maker of fine linens and soft furnishings on Nordstrom.com, and I have partnered with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away a $400 Nordstrom gift card! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and ends on 8/3. Winner will be announced here. Good luck!”
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How to Wear a Cardigan in Summer

fall outfit | long green cardigan | striped tee | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

How to wear a cardigan in summer | striped tank top | long gold necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | cuffed jeans | strappy mules | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | long cardigan | dark skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in VioletHey Ya’ll!!  How was your weekend?  I had a weekend mixed with relaxing, tackling my to do list, and fun times with friends.  It was a good mix that has me recharged and ready for the week ahead!  So first things first, my best friend who regularly shoots my blog photos had a beautiful baby boy last week.  I’m so excited for her and her family!  It also means I will be trying out some local Houston photographers while she is on maternity leave from taking my photos.  I always love my photo sessions with her because they are usually half photo taking and half catching up on all of our life happenings.  I’m going to miss it for the next month or so, but I am also loving the photographers I have worked with so far.

Anyway, let’s talk about this outfit.  First off, this long green cardigan is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and comes in a few other color options.  I have a short green cardigan and always wished I had a long one in the same color.  When I saw this one during Early Access, I grabbed it quick!

As someone who is always cold, I own tons of long cardigan in an array of colors.  I often bring one with me to work or when I’m heading to someone’s house, even in summer, as I’m usually going to be cold.  I wanted to share a few of my tips for how to wear a cardigan in summer months.

First off, I usually make sure my outfit underneath can stand alone without the cardigan.  It’s 100 degrees out right now, so I need to be able to take off my cardigan when I go outside.  I usually pair with fitted tanks or tees for casual weekend outfits.  For work, I will wear usually pair with everything.  I find long cardigan work with all my work clothes.

Second, push the sleeves up slightly to give the cardigan a lighter look.  For jackets and cardigans, I like to push the sleeves up to about 3/4 length.  I think it lightens up the look a little and gives it more of a spring or summer vibe.

Third, pair with summer sandals.  I love adding a fun strappy heel with this look to dress it up a little.  You could also go with a wedge sandals or flat sandal too.

If you are always cold like me, I hope these tips will give you a few ways to wear your long cardigans while still looking a little stylish.  If you want to see more of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases, check out my post from the weekend where I styled all the pieces into some summer and fall outfits.  Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Banavenue Photography

casual outfit | long cocoon cardigan | dark skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Weekend outfit | green cardigan | bow clutch purse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

fall outfit | bow clutch purse | long green cardigan | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual weekend outfit | long green cardigan | cuffed jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

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