Monthly Archives: December 2019

How To Wear a Winter White Outfit

winter outfit | ivory draped cardigan | white skinny jeans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual outfit | beige drapey cardigan | green stone necklace | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

how to wear winter white outfit | tan suede heels | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

casual winter outfit | off white draped cardigan | brown tote bag | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Winter outfits tend to lean more to the darker side of the color spectrum, but occasionally I love to put on a winter white outfit.  If you want to give it a try this season, below are a few of my tips on how to wear winter white.

1) Add in a jewel tone piece of jewelry to add a fall/winter color to the look.

2) Layer with another lighter colored piece.  I like to use colors like beige, blush pink, and light gray.

3) Add shades of brown in your shoes and bag.  I think the brown adds an earth tone appeal to the overall look.  You could also opt to go with light taupe colors too.

You can try just one of these with your winter white or all 3 like I did in this outfit.  If your winter white includes a sweater, you may opt for just colorful jewelry.  You may opt for simple gold jewelry and brown or taupe shoes.  You can play around with these 3 ideas to mix and match with your outfit.

Christmas party season officially kicks off for me this week with my first party of the season.  It’s a fun after work event with my sorority alum group.  My alum group has lots of activities throughout the year, and I have not been able to make it out to as many lately. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!

Photography By: Banavenue

casual outfit idea | long cardigan | white skinny jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

winter outfit | draped long cardigan | layered necklaces | Popular Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

winter outfit | white skinny jeans | brown suede heels | Budget Friendly Fashion Blog

winter outfit | beige long cardigan | white skinny jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Jewel Tones for the Holidays

fall outfit | dark pink blouse | black suede boots | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

jewel tones for the holiday outfit | dark pink silk blouse | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | black slouchy boots | black leather crossbody bag | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

holiday outfit | dark pink blouse | black skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!!  I’ve been enjoying a nice long weekend since yesterday.  I like taking a few days off in early December to knock out some holiday shopping before the crowds start.  It was already starting to get crowded, so I’m happy to have tackled most of my gift list.  With that and my sale shopping, I’m almost done!

When I saw this top, I was immediately drawn to the jewel tone dark pink color.  It’s such a luxe looking color, and I knew it would be perfect for the holiday season.  Sometimes you just want something other than the normal reds, greens, and sequins. The material has this rumpled satiny look that also adds a little fancy to it.  For a dressy casual holiday look, I paired it with my black jeans and suede boots.

You can easily make this top work with a pencil skirt, heels, or leather leggings to change up the look to match your holiday party.  You could also pair with a gold sequin skirt for a super festive look.  I love the way jewel tones look with gold sequins!  This top comes in a few other colors too.

The boyfriend and I have fun little date night planned downtown this weekend.  We figured we would get a fancy night in for just the two of us before the holiday parties start to kick in to full gear.  I’m following that up with a super relaxing Sunday to finish off my long 4day weekend!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend too!

Photography By: Banavenue

fall outfit | jewel tone silk top | black denim | Popular Fashion Blogs Lady in Violet

fall fashion | magenta top | marble statement earrings | Texas Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

winter outfit | black skinny jeans | slouchy suede boots | Stylish Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

fall outfit | dark pink top | black jeans | Favorite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet


Holiday Gift Guide: White Elephant Gift Exchange

un white elephant gift ideas | gift exchange party | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

A few years ago, I created a gift guide filled with fun and quirky white elephant gift ideas. It’s still one of my popular guides, so I figured it was time to create a new updated version.  I love finding the ideas for this one!

Below is a reminder on what I look for when choosing the perfect white elephant gift –
One-  a gift that you know everyone will want to steal
Two –  that gift you open and kinda really don’t know what to think, but then it totally grows on you and then gets stolen in the exchange by everyone
Three – That totally random gift that you know someone at the party will LOVE!!
Four – Anything Booze related, especially wine related!
Five – Something Quirky and cute, but also useful.

I think about the party and who will be in attendance.  A family party verse friends, day event vs. evening.  Hopefully, these ideas will help you find the perfect fun and quirky gift idea for your gift exchange party.


November Reader Favorites + Cyber Monday Sales

november reader favorites | fall outfit | affordable fashion blogger Lady in Violet

Happy December! Anyone else feel like this one snuck up on us?  I think because Thanksgiving was later in November this year, December feels like it is starting early.  Personally, I love December and the Christmas season! The decorations, the gatherings with friends and family, and all the chances to dress up!  I can not wait to get this holiday season started!

But first, a quick look back at your November favorites including holiday looks and cozy favorites. It looks like we are all getting ready for a festive and cozy holiday season!  After your favorites, I am also sharing a few Cyber Monday sales going on today. Be sure to check it out if you still have some gift or personal shopping left.  I also included the items previously seen here on the blog.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fabulous December holiday season. Now, get scrolling to see if your November favorite made the list.


casual fall outfit | dark rose long sleeve top | short gold necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

wrap top | original post

fall outfit | black sheer sleeve top | gold earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

metallic detail top | original post

flared bootcut jeans for short height | black crossbody bag | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

bootcut jeans | original post

thanksgiving outfit | comfy brown sweater | tortoise statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

c/o bow back sweater | original post

fall outfit | gray oversized sweater | brown and gray color combo | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

gray sweater | original post

Cyber Monday Sales

Don’t forget to double check all promo codes when shopping the sales!

Anthropologie – 30% off sitewide & extra 50% off sale
Asos – 30% off everything with code BIG30
Banana Republic – 50% off sitewide
Baublebar – 35% off everything
The Body Shop – 40% off sitewide (I love their Body Butters)
CHICWISH – 25% off with code BLK25

Colleen Rothschild –  30% off your favorite skincare, hair & body products. Use code CM2019
– 30% off everything with code BCCYBER
Express – 50% off everything
Gap – 50% off everything
Gigi New York (Handbags) – 30% off sitewide + extra 10% off $450
Kendra Scott – 25% off site wide
Loft – 50% off your purchase with code CYBER
Special Cyber Monday Markdowns
Macy’s – 
Receive an extra 20% off, plus free shipping at $25. Use code CYBER

– 30% off your purchase. Use code YAYINTERNET
Price Matches sales + special markdowns