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


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