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Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale | Nordstrom Sale Picks | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Friday!!  I’m keeping with the sale theme from Monday and sharing some of my top Nordstrom Sale picks.  While the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale gets most of the big hype, I think the Half Yearly Sales are just as good a Nordstrom Sale.  The main difference between the two sales – The Anniversary Sale features some new items for fall and winter marked down and the Half Yearly Sales are all items that have already been on the site.  Both sales have great deals and cover all seasons.

The sale is pretty big, so I checked it out for you and found some of my top picks from the sale in a few categories.  I’m also including a few items previously featured on the blog too.  This sale is a great time to go back and look at items you were considering throughout the past year and see if they are now marked down.  The sale does end officially Sunday June 2nd, but some items will stay on markdown after that date.

A few noteworthy items –  The Patagonia fleece that everyone raves about, my favorite I own 2 pairs leggings, my favorite pair of jeans coming in under $100, and one of the comfiest dresses I own (seen styled here 3 ways).  Enjoy the post, enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!







Coral Top + White Denim

summer outfit | coral puff sleeve top | white skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | pink puff sleeve top | stone pendant necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

dressy casual outfit | white skinny jeans | floral heeled sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | coral short sleeve top | white denim | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  Well it has been a pretty busy week over here.  Mostly playing catch up from being out of town all weekend.  You know the fun things like laundry and grocery shopping.  I’m also trying to get back on the healthy eating track after doing a little indulging in all the delicious holiday food over the weekend.

With summer weekends officially in full swing, I wanted to share this cute dressy casual summer outfit idea featuring a coral puff sleeve top and white jeans.  I talk often about how much I love mixing all the bright colors with my white jeans.  It’s such a good combo for summer.  I decided my floral sandals were the perfect compliment to add in a print to this look.  With solid color crew neck tops, I usually like to go with a long pendant or statement necklace .

This coral top also get double duty at the office. It pairs perfectly with my floral striped midi skirt and works with pencil skirts too.  You could try a fun color mix and do a green or bright blue skirt with a nude colored heel.

Also, I wanted to mention it’s the last few days to sign up for my summer online personal styling session.  A little background on the styling session, in case you missed me mentioning it in a past post.  Each session is a 3 step process designed to help you clear out the closet clutter and create a wardrobe you can feel confident in all season long. 

We start by sending you a closet checklist that includes wardrobe basics and some seasonal and trendy items.  You go through your closet and let me know what you have, want, or don’t care for.  I take that list and do a little shopping for you to help fill in any areas you may need or want.  Then, we send you around 30 outfits you can create based on the closet checklist.  I also help you create outfits with items you already own and love that are not included in our checklist.

My past clients have mentioned feeling less anxiety about getting dressed in the morning and more confident putting outfits together, loving their newly organized closet free from items they were no longer wearing, and feeling more mindful while shopping.  You will not be asked to buy a whole new wardrobe or anything like that, there is no obligation to buy any of the items I recommend to you.  One of our main goals is to help you work with what you already have to create a versatile summer wardrobe, the shopping help is just a little bonus!  AND, it’s all online so you can live anywhere to join a session with me.  These summer sessions are only 3 weeks, and you can sign up or find more information at

Hope ya’ll have a great rest of the week, thanks for stopping by!

Photography By: Banavenue

dressy day outfit | pink short sleeve top | white jeans | Houston based Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | puff sleeve blouse | bourbon and boweties earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | white jeans | schutz floral sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfits | coral short sleeve blouse | white jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Best Fashion Memorial Day Sales

best fashion memorial day sales

Happy Memorial Day!  I have spent the long weekend hanging by the pool and enjoying good company.  The weekend went by pretty fast, and I can’t believe it’s already time to head back home today.  For my post today, I am keeping it pretty easy and simple with a list of the the best fashion Memorial Day Sales.  So far, I have shopped the Express one and picked up a tank top and cute black denim skirt.  If you are in need of new workwear, Loft and Banana Republic are 2 of my favorite places for work clothes.  Also, Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale right now and it runs until June 2nd.

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Memorial Day and score some great fashion deals today!


NORDSTROM Half Yearly Sale – Huge selection of items marked down up to 50% off!
SHOPBOP – Up to 40% off Sale Items including the Designer Boutique!
MACY’S – 20% off with code MEMDAY and free shipping when you spend $75
NEIMAN MARCUS – Save up to 50% off new markdowns
JCPENNEY – extra 25% off $100+ with code 26GOSAVE
SAKS OFF FIFTH – extra 25% off with code SUMMER

LOFT – 40% off sitewide with code FINALLY

EXPRESS – 40% off sitewide

CHICWISH – Extra 10% off orders over $50 with code MEM10

BANANA REPUBLIC – 40% off everything
STEVE MADDEN – 25% off select styles with code MD2019
GAP – 40% off everything with code READY
HUNTER BOOTS – Up to 30% off Sale
COLE HAAN – 40% off sale with code EXTRA40
ACCESSORY CONCIERGE – 30% off site wide with code MEMORIALDAY
SAM EDELMAN – 30% off almost everything with code HISUMMER30
KENNETH COLE – 40% off your purchase, plus an additional 30% off sale items

Summer Vacation Outfit with White Jeans

summer vacation outfit | pink stripe top | white jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | neon pink striped top | circle straw crossbody bag | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer vacation outfit with white jeans | tory burch miller sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | bright pink striped top | white skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Well this post is well timed, since I am about to head out of town and enjoy the nice, long Memorial Weekend in Dallas.  It’s my first time heading out of town this year, so I’m calling it a little mini vacation.  With school wrapping up and summer quickly approaching, I wanted to share a cute summer vacation outfit idea with white jeans.

I love white jeans during the summer!  They can so easily dress your look up or down, and I love how bright colors pop against them.  If you need something for some hotter weather, you could also pair this outfit with white shorts.  Lately, I have been craving all the bright colors.  I’m usually such a neutrals person, but the colors, prints, and patterns are reeling me in this season.  This pink striped top would be the perfect beach vacation companion.  The bright pink makes me think of Florida or Palm Beach.  It would be perfect to pack along for a cruise too.

I think this top and jeans combo could be dressed up with a pair of block heel sandals or dressed down with sandals for a day of touristing.  I love packing outfits that can easily transition from day to evening with a few simple swaps for vacations.  It’s a great way to save on suitcase space.  My sandals are an investment piece, but ya’ll they are so comfy!! I wear them so much during the warmer months.  If you are thinking about a pair, I went up a half size on them.

Anyone have any fun trips coming up this summer??  I hope you all have a fun Memorial Weekend, and be sure to stop by on Monday for a list of the most fashionable sales!

Photography By: Banavenue

casual summer outfit | short sleeved pink blouse | white denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual vacation outfit | tropical pink striped top | white jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | short sleeved pink top | straw purse | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer vacation outfit with white jeans | bright pink striped blouse | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet