Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cozy Thanksgiving Outfit + Early Black Friday Sales

Houston Style Blogger wears a casual cozy Thanksgiving outfit idea featuring a long gray cardigan and distressed jeans.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet wears a long gray cardigan with bell sleeves and a gold bangle bracelet.

Texas Fashion Blogger, Karen Rock wears a fall outfit idea with a long cardigan, distressed jeans and blush heels for Thanksgiving.

Houston based blogger, Lady in Violet wears a fall casual outfit idea with a long gray cardigan and distressed skinny jeans.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Karen Rock wears a layered casual outfit with a long cardigan and ivory swing tank.

Houston Fashion Blogger shares fall outfit inspiration in a long cardigan and skinny jeans.

Houston Fashion blogger wears a layered casual outfit idea for winter with a long cardigan and white tank.

Lady in Violet, Houston Style Blogger styles a fall outfit idea with a long cardigan, distressed jeans, and nude heels.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet shares a thanksgiving outfit idea with a long cardigan, skinny jeans, and heels.

HINGE Long Gray Cardigan  |  LUSH Ivory Swing Tank (similar) |  AG JEANS Distressed Skinny Jeans  |  STEVE MADDEN Proto Heels (similar)  |  GORJANA Pave Taner Necklace  |  KEDNRA SCOTT Addie Earrings  |  BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle  | Nails: ESSIE c/o Satin Sister  | Lips: PIXI Shear Rose

I love being comfy for the holidays.  I spend most of the actual holidays with family.  We eat great food, enjoy champagne cocktails, play games, and watch football.  I always go for a cozy Thanksgiving outfit.  I still want to look cute and stylish, but I want something that will work for lounging, helping out in the kitchen, and can withstand a little over-indulging.

This outfit is my perfect Thanksgiving look because it fits all my needs.  I love to wear layers for family holidays. If you are helping out in the kitchen you may get warm, but football lounging may have you wanting something comfy cozy and warm.  I’m always cold, so a cozy cardigan is a must have for me.  I love the bell sleeve detail on this long gray one.  It adds a cute feminine touch to the cardigan and makes it feel a little more special and holiday like.  This swing tank will be perfect for camouflaging my great love of pumpkin and pecan pie, but it also is lightweight and moves really easy.  It will be perfect for helping out in the kitchen.

Yes I do occasionally wear heels to casual family gatherings, and my dad always gives me a strange look. 🙂  But hey they work for me.  This look would also work with flats, ankle boots, or riding boots.


Alright you guys, the Black Friday Sales have already started!!  Get your Christmas lists, personal wish lists, and credit cards ready!  I’m sharing a few of my favorite early Black Friday sales, and I will be sharing more amazing deals on Friday too along with another casual holiday outfit.  Be sure to check back then, and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


40% off everything with code THANKS

Extra 20% off Select Sale Items + FREE SHIPPING

20-30% off full-priced items + FREE SHIPPING

20% off sitewide with code FEAST

30% off $250 with code THANKS + FREE SHIPPING

Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with code GOBIG16 + FREE SHIPPING

30% off Holiday with code HOLIDAY30 + FREE SHIPPING (just purchased this neckalce!)

AG JEANS:  30% off sitewide with code BF16 + FREE SHIPPING
ANN TAYLOR: 50% off sitewide with code CELEBRATE
EXPRESS:  50% off sitewide + FREE SHIPPING
GORJANA: 30% off select styles with code STUFFED
KATE SPADE: 30 % off purchase with code THANKFUL + FREE SHIPPING
MODCLOTH: 20-40% off with code FRIDAY20, FRIDAY30, OR FRIDAY40
TRINA TURK: 30% off sitewide + FREE SHIPPING

Shop Guide: Holiday Party Dresses

Christmas and Holiday Party dresses featuring dresses in red, blue, gold, and black. Dresses with lace, bell slees,and sparkle.

The Little Black Dress:  one  |  two *comes in red too! |  three
Blue and Gold:  one  | two  | three
Lady in Red:  one  | two  |  three  | four

Anyone else wishing they had 10 holiday parties this year, so they can wear all these dresses?!?!?  Holiday party dresses are one of my favorite things.  It probably has to do with my extreme love of dressing up.

A little black dress is the perfect classic dress for any occasion.  It’s a go to when you don’t know what to wear.  For a simple sophisticated look, you can pair it with black and gold shoes and accessories.  For a little bit more of a statement, you can add pops of color with your shoes, purse, and jewelry.  Think green purse, dark pink earrings, red heels, but not all together.  I would go with 1-2 colorful pieces.

I think gold and blue will help you stand out in a crowd a bit more.   You don’t see many people wearing blue to holiday parties, so it’s a great color for standing out a little.  I would pair it with either silver or gold shoes and jewelry.  You can also add in dark pink statement earrings too.  While I don’t think gold is necessarily an uncommon color, I do think it’s a bold standout color.  I think some might shy away from something so sparkly, so you may not see too many gold dresses.  If you want to try it, go for neutral accessories like black heels and jewelry.

I feel like red can be kind of basic for a holiday party, but I don’t care I still love it.  It’s a classic holiday look.  If you want to do red and stand out, look for unique features like cutouts or scalloped edges.  I love red paired with gold jewelry and black heels.  You can add a sparkly gold clutch too for a fun standout piece.

If you have a holiday party or two coming up, I would buy now. With all the Cyber Week sales coming up, shipping may take a tad bit longer than normal.  Plus ordering early allows time for returns and exchanges or to have alterations done.

You guys check back tomorrow, because I will have a list of some early access Black Friday deals and the perfect Thanksgiving outfit! So I will see you then, thanks for stopping by today.



Star Holiday Dress

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet wears a star print holiday dress with lace up heels and a pink clutch.

Karen of Lady in Violet wears the Denim Supply star print dress with the Gigi New York clutch in Magenta.

Houston Fashion Blogger carries the Gigi NY all in one bag and wears Baublebar gold bracelets for a holiday party outfit idea.

Houston Fashion Blogger, LadyinViolet wears a long sleeve star print dress perfect for a holiday party or wedding guest.

Houston Fashion Blogger, LadyinViolet wears black lace up heels under 100 dollars.

Lady in Violet, a Houston Fashion Blogger wears a holiday party dress that is a long sleeve star print dress under 100 dollars.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Lady in Violet styles a holiday party outfit idea with a star print dress and black lace up heels.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Karen Rock wears a cute long sleeve star print dress for a holiday party.

Houston Fashion Blogger, Karen Rock wears black lace up heels, a star print dress and carries a magenta clutch for a holiday party outfit.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a holiday dress perfect for happy hour or family dinner.

DENIM SUPPLY Star Dress  |  CHARLES DAVID Lace Up Heels  |  GIGI NEW YORK All in One Bag  |  KENDRA SCOTT Sophie Earrings  |  BAUBLEBAR Slim Bangle (similar),  Pave Links Bracelet  |  Nails: ESSIE c/o Oh Behave  |  Lips:  MAC Craving

Happy Monday Friends!  Thanksgiving week is officially here!  For those of you who have the whole week off, I’m a little jealous.  I only have to work three days this week, and it ends with lots of homemade goodness and Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.  So I can’t complain too much.  I used to have a job where I worked all holidays, so I definitely learned to appreciate having the time off to spend with family or to just relax with a giant bowl of dressing.

I have lots of fun blog posts planned this week including THREE outfit posts!!  Plus, I will start including Black Friday deals in my posts on Wednesday as they start to hit my inbox. All my Black Friday shopping happens from the comfort of my couch in my pjs, so it’s more like 4 days of Cyber Monday shopping for me.

I have been in love with this star print for months now.  I first spotted it last holiday season and saw it find it’s way to dresses, tops, and skirts throughout the year.  The original dress I found was close to $200, so I passed on it.  A small part of me always wished I would have splurged on it though.  When I saw this dress for under $100, I jumped on it!!  It’s still on sale for about $60 too.  The sleeves are sheer, but the dress is fully lined.  The neck can be tied or worn open.  I really liked it tied to create a dressy look perfect for a holiday party.

This holiday dress can work for a nice family dinner, an office holiday party, or a happy hour holiday event.  I added some color with my bag, but you could also add some colorful shoes or earrings too.  After the holidays, this dress would be perfect for a wedding or even to wear to work.

Looking for more Holiday outfit inspiration??  You can always find more inspiration on my Holiday Style Page.  BUT stay tuned because tomorrow I’m sharing some of my favorite party dresses!  Have a great Monday, and I will see you tomorrow.


Holiday Gift Guide: Quirky and Funny White Elephant Gifts

The best quirky and funny white elephant gifts for your Christmas party!

I promised you guys that I had the funnest gift guide for today, and I hope you guys love this one as much as I do.  I had so much fun searching the internet for some quirky and funny white elephant gift ideas.  Really almost any gift will work for a white elephant party, so super low stress and fun!

When I’m looking for the perfect white elephant gift, I look for one of a few different things.
One-  a gift that you know everyone will want to steal  (the mat).
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 (The Feet Slippers)
Three – That totally random gift that you know someone at the party will LOVE!! (The Cat Tee)
Four – Anything Booze related, especially wine related!
Five – Something Quirky and cute, but also useful.  (pencil holder and desktop bowling)

If you have a white elephant gift exchange party, hopefully these tips or gift ideas will help you out!  AND if this party happens to also include Tacky Christmas Sweater attire, then check out yesterday’s post for some major outfit inspiration!

I also have tons of more normal gift ideas in my Holiday Shop!