Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale | Lady in Violet

RYDER Striped Dress | RAILS Button Down Shirt | BB DAKOTA Finnian Cardigan | CLARE V Fold Over Clutch (purchased this one!)| REBECCA MINKOFF Astor Saddle Bag | SCHUTZ Suede Mules | SAM EDELMAN Slingback Pumps | SCHUTZ Black Booties | PAIGE DENIM Skinny Jeans | WAYF Button Front Skirt | BLANK DENIM Skinny Jeans

I kind of feel like from here until Christmas the sales really start popping up starting with the Friends and Family sales!  One of my favorites from last year was the Shopbop Friends and Family sale.  Almost everything on the site is 25% off excluding a few designer brands with code INTHEFAM25.  I like Shopbop because they carry both high end designers like Monique Lhuillier (not included IN the sale) and more affordable brands like my favorite BB Dakota.  I always try to be a responsible sale shopper and go in with a game plan.  For the Shopbop sale, I’m looking for basics and statement pieces.  I love spending a little extra on both of these items, so getting an additional 25% off is a nice bonus.  The hardest decision for me was on the shoes.  I love a good shoe sale!  I have heard good things about the Schutz brand and have been dying to own a cute pair of mule shoes, so my final shoe decision was the cute gray mules.  I live in my Paige Denim and love them.  They have good durability to them and are worth the price tag in my opinion.  I also included a pair of Blank Denim ones that are $66 after the promo code!

Shopping addict problem – I  had way more items I wanted to share with you than would fit on my little style board, so I created two extra widgets below. One with some great basics from the sale, and one with statement pieces.  Don’t forget this sale ends tonight, AND  you have to enter code INTHEFAM25 at checkout for the 25% off!!




Another Friends & Family Sale going on right now is at Baublebar! You can save 25% off with code AMIGOS!  Check out my Instagram post for some of my top picks including a few items you have seen on the blog a time or two!


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Texas County Fair Style

Texas County Fair Outfit idea, great for rodeo outfit too | Lady in Violet

Floral Dress with gold tassel earrings | Lady in Violet

Texas County Fair Style Idea | Lady in Violet

Lush Karly Dress | Lady in Violet

County Fair Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet

Lucky Brand Heloisse Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Boho Chic Outfit Idea for Fall | Lady in Violet

Fall Floral Dress | Lady in Violet

Gold Tassel Earrings and Layering Necklaces | Lady in Violet

What to Wear to the County Fair, State Fair, Rodeo | Lady in Violet


LUSH Karly Dress | LUCKY BRAND Heloisee Boots *ON SALE | TORY BURCH Robinson Cross-Body Bag [ALMOST THE SAME] | LISI LERCH c/o Tassel Earrings | KENDRA SCOTT Grady Bracelet | JORD WATCH c/o Ely Watch | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle | GORJANA Zion Necklace, Pave Taner Bar Necklace | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | FORMULA X Nail Polish in Infinite

When I originally went boot shopping, I was looking for a casual pair I could wear with my skinny jeans.  I wanted a pair that would have a little room between the jean and boot, and I wanted them to hit just below the knee.  With such specific wants, I really wanted to be able to try boots on in the store and not just order online.  On a lunch break one day, I swung by Nordstrom to do a little boot shopping.  I picked out these boots because visually they seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, but the added surprise was how cute they looked with my work dress.  I love the casual aspect they gave to my swing dresses.  I think this floral dress is my favorite to pair with these boots.  It reminiscent of a boho chic vibe, but it also reminds me of a fun look for some Texas County Fair style.  I grew up attending our county fair every year, and the look for me had to me a good mix of stylish and practical.  One of the fair activities included walking through the animal barn to see my friends and family and their farm animals.  You don’t know what you might be stepping through, and you definitely do not wear cute shoes to that.  A great pair of riding boots like these would have been so perfect back in my high school days!!  The county fair was also a popular date night activity with rides, dances, and a good ole BBQ Cookoff.  This dress is perfect for that cute and feminine aspect of a fair outfit.  If you are ever in the Houston area around the end of September, I recommend checking out the Fort Bend County Fair!  If you are in the Dallas area this time of year, definitely check out the Texas State Fair.  I went last year for the first time, and it is a fun experience from seeing Big Tex to all the delicious fried food!  I hear this year there is fried lobster with champagne gravy.  If you have been and tried it, I’d love to know what you thought of it!!



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Pretty Burgundy Shoes

Fall Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet

Black Skinny Jeans and Burgundy Shoes | Lady in Violet

How to Wear Colored Pumps | Lady in Violet

Foxcroft Patterned Blouse | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit- Skinny Jeans, Blouse, Burgundy Shoes

Sole Society Lux Pumps | Lady in Violet

Casual Friday Work Outfit | Lady in Violet

Gorjana Jewelry and Patterned Blouse | Lady in Violet

Gigi NY All in One Bag and DL1961 Denim with Sole Society Heels | Lady in Violet

Fall Fashion Outfit | Lady in Violet


FOXCROFT Geo Watercolor Tencel Shirt | DL1961 c/o Emma Jeans in Riker | SOLE SOCIETY Lux Ankle Strap Pump | GIGI NY All in One Bag | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Enamel Signature Bracelet | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle | GORJANA Aldridge Earrings, Mika Necklace, Taner Pave Bar Necklace | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | FORMULA X BY SEPHORA Nail Color in Infinite

As promised last week, another look at these beautiful burgundy shoes with jeans.  These are definitely a statement pair of shoes, so I kept the rest of my look black and white to let the shoes shine!  So a little tip on skinny jeans, I cuff mine on the inside to create the always perfect length hem.  I do have them altered so they are a good length with most heels, but since the strap on these is higher on the ankle I wanted them a little bit shorter.  When I wear these shoes with a more casual look, I might roll the cuff to the outside.  My favorite kind of look is dressed up casual.  These shoes help me hit that style so easily.  They are the perfect dressy heel that works perfect with skirts and dresses, but the color and suede material as well as the strap lines are perfect for fancying up a jeans and tee look.  I went with my Foxcroft top because I love how it also has a dressy casual feel to it.  I love using my jewelry to play off the geometric shapes on the shirt.  I paired my Aldridge earrings and Mika necklace with this look because they had the same triangle shapes as my shirt design.

If you have a shopping itch to scratch, there are some great Columbus Day sales going on today!!  Below are a few of my favorites!

DVF – Extra 25% off Sale with code ENJOY25
GIGI NY 25% off with Code WEAREFAMILY
J CREW 30% off with code WEEKEND
HENRI BENDEL $50-$150 off
MADEWELL 30% off Season Essentials with code HIGHFALL

FOXCROFT SHIRT: Perfect Pencil Skirt


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Flannel Shirts & Patent Flats

Fall Outfit Idea - flannel shirt and skinny jeans | Lady in Violet

BP Flannel Shirts from Nordstrom | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Inspiration - plaid shirt

Lucky Brand Skinny Jeans and Yosi Samra Flats | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit - Flannel Shirt and Black Jeans | Lady in Violet

Navy and Green Plaid Shirt with Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings | Lady in Violet

Fall Style - Flannel Shirts | Lady in Violet

Plaid Flannel Shirt for Fall | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

BP Plaid Shirt with Baublebar gold bracelets | Lady in Violet #baublebar

How to Wear Plaid in the Fall | Lady in Violet


BP Plaid Flannel Shirt | LUCKY BRAND Lolita Skinny Jeans | YOSI SAMRA Patent Flats | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Hobo [SIMILAR | SIMILAR MARC JACOBS BAG | SAME BAG IN BLACK NYLON] | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Pavé Links Bracelet | GORJANA Mika Necklace | KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings | RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses | IT COSMETICS Lip Creme Gloss in Love | FORMULA X BY SEPHORA Infinite Nail Color

I completely found this flannel shirt on accident!  I went to Nordstrom to return a top that didn’t fit and decided to peruse the Juniors section first. By the way, don’t let the word Juniors scare you.  BP and Lush make fabulous tops that work for all ages, and they have great prices, AND you have to go to the Juniors section of Nordstrom to find them!  They had a pretty big selection of flannel shirts on the day I went and the color combo of this one stood out like a gem among the others.  I love this navy blue/green color combo.  I love pairing this combo with another jewel tone like my dark purple bag or possibly some burgundy or mustard yellow shoes.  This shirt is really soft too.  I love all plaids, but flannel versions just have a soft coziness to them.  I decided to keep this look casual with my favorite black skinny jeans from last fall and my nude flats.  By the way, these Yosi Samra flats are really comfortable.  Like most leather or patent flats, they take a few wears to break them in, but once you do they are pretty comfy.  They fold and fit in a little pouch they come with so you can toss them in a bag on days when you are breaking in other shoes and might need some foot relief.  I tend to carry them around after a really hard leg day at the gym.  I always think “I can totally wear heels today,” and then about two hours later I realize I was wrong and toss on these flats.  We finally made it to the end of the week!!  Happy Friday Ya’ll and thanks for stopping by the blog this week!!


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