Monthly Archives: July 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Repeat Favorites

nordstrom anniversary sale repeat favorite items | Affordable Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello and Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Day!! For some of you, Early Access may have started yesterday depending on your card status.  I’m taking a different approach to how I share my Nordstrom Sale Favorites with you this year. I hope you find it useful and more helpful when shopping the sale.

For my first official sale post, I wanted to spotlight some of my favorite purchases from last year that are included in the sale again this year.  You will notice it’s lots of those basic items that you can wear over and over again.  One of my sale shopping goals this year is to stock up on basics that can restyled throughout the season vs the trendier items.  Through my years of shopping the sale, I have found that these are really the best items to go for in the sale.

Basics for me include boots and booties, cardigans, layering tops, and jeans.  I also like to pick up cozy loungewear, leggings, workout clothes, and underwear during the sale.  These are all items I prefer to buy while they are on sale because this is usually the only time they go on sale in basic color options.

Keep checking the blog for more Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts over the next few weeks, and I will also still be sharing outfits for summer to give us all a little sale break each week.  Hope your shopping and your Friday goes well!

fall outfit | black crew neck tee | brown suede booties | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

BASIC CREWNECK TEE – The best for layering or wearing around the house.

DARK WASH JEANS – Love this brand and style!

fall outfit | black turtleneck | suede slouchy boots | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

BLACK TURTLENECK – Great for layering or stand alone with jeans or a skirt.

(Also seen here on the blog)

LONG CARDIGAN – We all know I’m obsessed with long cardigans!

workout outfit | zella tank top | crop leggings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

CROPPED LEGGINGS  – picked up 2 pairs last year!

winter loungewear | barefoot dreams cardigan | black leggings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


I also own the throw blanket by the same brand and LOVE IT!

Travel Outfit | Zella Live in Leggings | Black Nike Sneakers | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

LONG LEGGINGS – I love them so much that I own two!

fall outfit | rose gold kendra scott necklace | mini jetsetter bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

SUEDE MINI SKIRT – same brand, different style.  Love this for fall and winter, always sells fast! I ended up buying the one pictured full price, because the NSale one sold so quickly. Size up on these!

Winter outfit | long gray sweater | faux leather leggings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

LEATHER LEGGINGS – I passed on these last year and regretted it! On my wishlist for this year.  Super comfy and stretchy!

Button Front Cami Top

summer outfit | button front cami top | distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | button front cami top | gold nashelle necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual summer outfit | distressed jeans | brown wedge sandals | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | button front top | distressed jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!!  Are you ready for the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this week?  Early Access starts on Friday, and I’m hoping to have a post up for ya’ll at the start of the sale at 1130am CT.  I’m planning to shop the shoes, jeans, and basics for myself.  Let me know in the comments what you are planning to buy this year!

My trip to Breckenridge, Colorado last week was a big success!  It was nice to get out of the humidity for a bit.   We hiked up a mountain to check out a waterfall, did some horseback riding in Vail, and enjoyed a glass of wine or two outdoors while admiring the mountain views.  All the view were so gorgeous, and the weather was sunny and perfect!  One day, I will have to brave the cold and venture out during the ski season.

Now let’s talk about this outfit, I have been wanting a button front cami all summer.  I picked this one up during the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale earlier this season.  It’s currently still on sale too!  It’s a great piece to wear stand alone with jeans or shorts and to layer underneath a light jacket or cardigan.  I also linked a similar style from Amazon with a bunch of color options.  I originally planned on getting a white one because I think it would be great for layering in the fall.  When I saw the pink stripe though, I could not resist!

Alright ya’ll, hope the rest of your week goes well, and  I will see you guys back here on Friday for the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Nordstrom cardholders!

Photography By: Ban Avenue

summer casual outfit idea | striped tank top | brown wedges | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | striped button front cami | stone bangles | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual spring outfit | circle straw bag | cuffed distressed denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual summer outfit | button front camisole top | distressed denim | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Blue Floral Maxi Skirt

summer outfit | white tank top | blue floral maxi skirt | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

boho chic outfit | layered silver necklaces | white tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | blue floral maxi skirt | black heeled sandals | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer fashion | blue chiffon maxi skirt | tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends and Happy Monday!!  Ok, so I totally wrote this post last week before heading out on my trip.  Check back later this week for an update on how my first trip to Colorado went!  First fun thing of July is crossed off the list! Now it’s time to start getting ready for the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  It starts in the middle of the day this year on Friday which well I’m not sure how I feel about that.  I like being able to wake up early and prep a post for you guys that first day of early access.  With it now being in the middle of my work day, I unfortunately will not be able to get that to you until the weekend.  But don’t worry, I still have a super fun fashion post planned for Friday!  Stay Tuned friends!

Now, let us talk about this gorgeous blue floral maxi skirt! It’s so fun to dress up for date night or dress more boho chic for daytime. I paired this with a black halter bodysuit for a dinner date a few weeks ago.  It was the perfect summer Friday night outfit.  This skirt moves so beautifully when you walk!  For a more daytime brunch look, I pair it with a basic white tank top and layered silver necklaces.  I think it will be cute to toss a black sweater over it in the fall and winter too.

For sizing, I ordered an XS mainly for the shorter length. In the waist, I probably would be more comfortable in a small, but the XS still fits just snuggly.  The website has exact measurements, so I knew it would be snug when I ordered it, but I really wanted the short length for my height.

Alright ya’ll, I hope you have a great week ahead!

Photography By: Ban Avenue

boho chic outfit | blue maxi skirt | white tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | white tank top | silver layered necklaces | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Brunch outfit | blue maxi skirt | circle straw bag | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | blue maxi skirt | white tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


June Reader Favorites

Happy July! We are officially in the heart of summer!  July is a fun month for me. It starts with a vacation, a fun family day for my Mom’s birthday in the middle, and ends with my favorite sale of the year – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Have ya’ll checked out the catalog preview yet?!!? Mine came in the mail this week, and I’m so excited!

I’m kicking off the month with a look back at your June favorites.  It looks like ya’ll are loving all the things for summer from floral dresses to versatile tops to the it bag of summer.  Lady in Violet and I will be taking a little mini vacation for the remainder of the week. I’m sharing more about it and a little heart talk at the end of today’s post.  I will be enjoying my first trip to Colorado this week with a group of friends.  I’m really excited to explore somewhere new!

Keep scrolling to see if your favorite made the list this month!

A reminder on how I figure out which items ya’ll loved –

I use an affiliate program called Rewardstyle. If you click on a link from my blog or social media that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site, Rewardstyle is able to track that your visit to that site originated from me. The Rewardstyle affiliate program pays me a commission per purchase made. Basically, if you click on one of my links and end up making a purchase, I earn a small commission.

Because I use this service I also have access to certain data analytics. This means I can see and keep track of which items are clicked on and which lead to a purchase.  I do not see who clicked on the link or what items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my latest pair of heels and then purchase a new red lipstick too, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the heels link is how you arrived to the retailer’s site.  It’s kind of similar to how a salesperson may earn commission in the store.

I’m a numbers gal, so I love diving into all the data every month.  These analytics allow me to keep track of what ya’ll loved and didn’t so much love.  If I see one item is clicked on and/or purchased more, I might consider sharing a restyle over on Instagram.  These commissions are an easy way for you to support my blog without having to do anything extra and a way for me to cover the variety of expenses that come with running a blog.  So if you have ever made a purchase through one of my links know that I am so grateful for you and your support of my blog.

Now on to your June favorites!

Casual weekend style | white skinny jeans | straw purse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


layered summer outfit | white jean jacket | striped tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet



spring outfit | light pink chiffon dress | statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich


summer outfit | pink puff sleeve top | stone pendant necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich


-A Little Heart Talk-

As I sat down this weekend to prepare all of my content for the week, I started feeling stuck.  Unable to focus on the work at hand, and I honestly could not figure out what was blocking me.  With my upcoming trip, I had planned out what my content would be and had everything ready, I just needed to put it together.  This feeling of being stuck and off of my normal game isn’t new, I have felt it before.  It’s that feeling you get when you are on the brink of something wonderful and fabulous.  That moment when you almost subconsciously start self-sabotaging your future growth and success.  That inner fear of leaving your comfort zone, and stepping out into something new.  I think it happens to many of us, we just don’t quite realize what it is.  Whenever I start feeling like I’m blocking my growth and trying to hold myself back, I think of one of my favorite quotes.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

So as I sat staring at my computer this weekend, I realized I needed a vacation from more than just my full time job, but this fun little part time one too.  The blog has been doing so well lately.  The new lifestyle direction has left me filled with excitement and an overflowing list of post ideas to share with you, but my focus to put it all together was missing.  So I decided to have a real vacation, enjoy the moment, stay present with my friends, and not worry about posting to the blog or Instagram.  I love that this blog allows me to share my light.  But every now and again, you need to take a break and recharge your light a little.  So for the rest of the week, that is what I’m planning to do.  Recharge and restore.  I will be back with blog posts on Monday, and I plan to post to Instagram if it feels right in the moment and to let go of the pressure to need to post everyday.

And if you ever feel a sense of overwhelm or fear by the great things that are building in and around you, know that it is okay to take a day off to recharge your light too.  I hope ya’ll have a fabulous 4th of July, and I look forward to seeing you guys back here next Monday!