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Creating a Warm Winter Outfit + New Year’s Sales

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet wears a casual cold weather outfit with layers including a long cardigan paired with skinny jeans and brown riding boots.

Houston Style Blogger Lady in Violet wears a casual weekend outfit including a maroon long cardigan with a white tunic and AG jeans.

Karen Rock of Lady in Violet styles a casual fall outfit featuring a long cardigan, riding boots, and a saddle bag purse.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet carries the Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag as part of a casual winter outfit idea.

Houston Fashion Blogger styles a casual winter outfit for warm weather with riding boots and a long cardigan.

Houston Blogger Lady in Violet shows how to wear riding boots with ag skinny jeans and a maroon cardigan.

Houston Style Blogger wears a cute fall outfit idea with layers including a long cardigan, white blouse and jeans.

Lady in Violet carries a neutral saddle bag similar to the Chloe Marcie Purse.

Houston Fashion blogger styles a casual weekend outfit with statement necklace and burgundy circle cardigan.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet styles a warm winter outfit with a burgundy long cardigan, a white tunic blouse, blue jeans, and brown boots.

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ringing in 2017.  I started the year off on the right foot with a morning trip to the gym and a day filled with healthy meals and a little leftover champagne.  I mean I couldn’t let the bubbles go to waste. 🙂

January and February are typically our coldest months, but I’m starting to wonder if our winter will continue to have these warmer days.   I have been leaning towards lots of layered looks lately.  I wanted to share a few of my personal tips to creating the perfect warm winter outfit.  While it is all about the layering, what makes up those layers is really important.  This weather is not super abnormal for Texas, probably why I love long cardigans so much.   They are great layering piece right now.  You can toss them over a dress or pencil skirt and blouse for work or pair them with jeans for a casual weekend look.  I typically go for neutral colors so they can work with anything, but I couldn’t resist this gorgeous burgundy one!

 The biggest layer to pay attention to is the top you wear under the cardigan.  I go with something lightweight like this tunic that can work as an outfit without the cardigan if the weather warms up too much.This is the same top that I own in olive and wear all the time.  I decided to add the white version mainly for the purpose of layering it with sweaters and cardigans.  You can also pull out some of your lightweight summer tops for this layer too.  The right floral print would look perfect with this look.

 I typically save my riding boots for colder days, but occasionally I just can’t resist them when the calendar says winter.  To make sure I don’t overheat my feet, I stick to a thinner pair of socks.  If you want to dress up this casual look, add some heels or a sparkly statement maker like this necklace.

I’m excited for one more relaxing day off before heading back to work, even if it does rain all day.  I have a few gift cards and some amazing sales to keep me busy.  A new year means new amazing sales and markdowns.  I listed a few of my faves below for you.  Ya’ll have a great first week of 2017, and thanks for stopping by!

NORDSTROM – Half Yearly Sale with savings up to 50% off!
BANANA REPUBLIC – Extra 50% off sale items
BAUBLEBAR – Extra 20% off sale items
EXPRESS – Extra 50% off clearance
DILLARDS – Extra 50% off select items
ANTHROPOLOGIE – Extra 40% off sale items
TORY BURCH – Extra 30% off sale items


Teal Sweater + Brown Riding Boots

Fashion Blogger LadyinViolet wears a fall outfit idea with a teal sweater and brown riding boots.

Texas Fashion Blogger wears an oversized teal fleece sweater from Nordstrom.

Southern Style Blogger shares a Thanksgiving outfit idea with oversized sweater, black skinny jeans, and riding boots.

LadyinViolet wears a fall sweater under 50 dollars.

Texas Style Blogger wears a casual weekend outfit idea for fall.

LadyinViolet on why the gibson fleece sweater is THE perfect fall sweater!

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a casual outfit for Thanksgiving.

Lady in Violet wears the lucky brand heloisse riding boots.

Fashion Blogger carries the Vera Bradley Sagebrush Satchel with a teal sweater under 50.

Houston Fashion blogger wears a fall casual weekend outfit idea for the holidays.

GIBSON Teal Fleece Sweater  |  DL 1961 c/o Black Skinny Jeans  |  LUCKY BRAND Heloisse Riding Boots (also here) |  VERA BRADLEY c/o Sagebrush Satchel  |  JULIE VOS Coin Pendant Necklace  |  KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings  |  STELLA & DOT Renegade Bracelet  |  HENRI BENDEL Deco Cuff Bracelet  | RAYBAN Mirrored Aviators  | Nails: ESSIE c/o Satin Sister  | Lips:  PIXI Sheer Rose

Happy Halloween!! I celebrated on Saturday at my gal pal’s epic Halloween bash.  She transforms her house into a spooky haunted mansion with no corner left un-decorated.   I get so mesmerized walking around checking out all the little details.  She even changes out all the light bulbs to fit the theme.   It’s amazing.  I also love it because an epicly decorated party means you can go all out on your costume too!  I went as a haunting ghost this year.  Tonight, we will be passing out candy/sneaking a few pieces for ourselves.

With October pretty much behind us, it is full steam ahead to Thanksgiving!  We are heading to a few Thanksgiving celebrations this year, and I need my look to be comfy for the long day spent traveling, lounging, and eating all the food.  I love this sweater because it’s super soft and slightly oversized.  Perfect for camouflaging that post-meal food baby.   It comes in a few colors, but I love this dark teal color.  It works perfect with black jeans and my FAVORITE brown riding boots.  Ya’ll I found these babies back in stock this year.  I’m not 100% sure if it’s the exact brown shade, the one linked may be slightly darker.  I wore these boots so much last year, seen HERE and HERE.  They look super cute with jeans, leggings, and dresses.

Hope ya’ll have a great week ahead! Thanks for taking some time to stop by today!


6 Fall Outfit Ideas

LadyinViolet shares six fall outfit ideas.

Happy Friday!!  I thought I would do something a little bit different today and share some of my past fall outfit ideas.  If you are new this year, feel free to check out the original post for more info on the inspiration behind each outfit.  If you are a seasoned reader, hopefully these looks will re-inspire you for this fall and winter season.  Believe it or not a few of the items are still available in stores. If they were not, I found some similar items to help you recreate the looks.  Some of these items I consider wardrobe staples, so you may be able to create many of these from items already in your closet!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by today!!!  NOW – go be fall inspired and pin your faves so you don’t forget about them if you are still living in end of summer weather like me!

Fall Outfit Inspiration - Sweater and Riding Boots | Lady in Violetoriginal post

similar sweater  *I think this is the same sweater, just new color options | white tank top  |  similar jeans  | brown over the knee boots  |  same bag different color options  |  sunnies

Chic Holiday outfit and Black Friday Sales | Lady in Violetoriginal post

sweater  |  faux leather leggings  |  heels  | necklace

Outfit Idea - Create a winter look from a fall dress by adding a button down blouse underneath!original post

similar dress  (similar under $100 option) |  similar white blouse  |  similar boots  | similar clutch

Fall Outfit Idea - Burgundy and Olive | Lady in Violetoriginal post

olive tunic  |  similar skinny jeans  | similar heels  | similar clutch

Fall Outfit Idea & Black Friday Sales | Lady in Violetoriginal post

similar sweater  |  similar plaid  |  similar skirt  |  similar boots  |  same bag different color

Winter Fashion - Long Cardigan and Riding Boots | Lady in Violetoriginal post

similar cardigan  |  sleeveless blouse  | similar jeans  |  slightly darker but the same style boots  |  crossbody bag

Houston Fashion Blogger shares 6 fall outfit ideas.

Shoe Guide: Boots under $200

Boots under 200! - A collection of tall boots, riding boots, and heeled boots for women under $200.

TOP ROW: ONE  |  TWO  | THREE **only pair over $200, but just barely  | FOUR

Our first taste of cool fall weather has officially landed here in Houston! I can’t think of a better time to share some of my favorite boots under 200!  Full Disclaimer – One pair, the gray ones, are $225 but I really wanted to include a gray pair.  These were my favorites. I’m really picky with these shoe guides, and I just couldn’t compromise on that one.

I am still on the fence about buying new boots this year.  You may be seeing a whole lot of similar this winter.   I am currently in the market for a suede black boot with a heel that I can wear to work with skirts or with leather leggings on weekends.  I really like this pair, and they are only $105 which for boots is pretty darn good!  So if I decide to invest in a pair, these will be at the top of my wish list.

I think a good boot collection includes both a black and brown flat riding boot, a black suede heeled boot, and a brown leather heeled boot.  A few extras would be a fun light tan or gray suede pair, and a fun over the knee boot.  Good quality boots are expensive, and I typically buy one pair each fall.  My current black suede heeled boots are starting to look pretty worn out, so they are up for replacement for me this year.

I hope ya’ll have a great weekend!  I have a busy one celebrating my parents’ 40th Wedding Anniversary!  It should be a fun family filled weekend.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I always appreciate it!