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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries Pt. 2

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale work dresses | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello! How is your Nordstrom Sale shopping going?  All of my packages are set to arrive this week, so expect a little try on post on Friday featuring what I purchased.  I always think the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has an amazing dress selection!  You can purchase these dresses for some pretty good prices during the sale.  I hit up my local store to try some on, and while I loved the selection, I was disappointed in the lack of petite sizes available.  Only the leopard print dress had my size in petite.

So ignore the fact that many of these are too long for me.  After I get my order and decide on my keep/return picks, I’m planning to go back in and order a few dresses online in petite since in store was kind of a bust. Midi dresses continue to be a hot item going into fall.  You can pair these with black or taupe boots. I try to make sure the bottom of the dress covers the top of the boot.  A pointy to leather bootie or classic heel will also work.  To add a little bit of edge to your look, add a fitted leather jacket.

fall work outfit | leopard print midi dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

leopard print dress

I didn’t think I would like a full leopard print dress, but this one is cut so well.  I love the shoulder and sleeve details and belting at the waist.

fall work wear | long sleeve black floral print midi dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

dark floral dress

Pair this dress with black heels or light brown suede tall boots for a work or church outfit.

fall workwear outfit | sleeveless colorblock sweater dress | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

colorblock sweater dress

Love this dress!! It would be perfect with heels or boots.  You can add a brown leather jacket for colder days.

fall work outfit | long sleeve floral midi dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

smock waist dress

The smocking at the waist was a fun detail and made this dress like 10x more comfortable!

professional office outfit | plaid blazer black midi pencil skirt | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

blazer | midi pencil skirt

This brand always runs big for me in jackets. I’m wearing an XS and it’s still so big!  The skirt was a pull on midi skirt.  It was really comfy, just wish they had a petite available.

workwear outfit | gal meets glam pink midi dress | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

pink dress

This is my first time trying on a Gal Meets Glam dress.  I love the print on this one. It will work for fall with brown suede boots or a brown leather jacket, and also work in spring with nude colored heels or sandals.

Thanks for stopping by for part 2 of my dressing room diaries,  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Work Dresses.  We are heading back to summer on Wednesday with a cute summer look, and then on Friday my Nsale Buys including a couple items you can start wearing now!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries pt. 1

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Casual Favorites | Nsale Jeans | Best Tops for Fall | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Day!!  The sale is officially open for everyone to shop, shop, shop!  I was originally hoping to share with you all what I purchased.  Since my package isn’t arriving until next week, I’m postponing that until next Friday.  I did head into my local Nordstrom to check out some of the goodies in person though, so today I’m going to share a little dressing room diaries of what I found.  A little side note, some items I did have to try on in not my normal size so they make look a little big.

I found quite a few good options for fall in both work and casual, so I’m breaking up my dressing room diaries post this year into 2 parts.  On Monday, I will be sharing some workwear looks which includes some really cute dresses! Today, it’s all about those casual pieces from layers to tops to jeans.  Enjoy and Happy Shopping!

fall outfit | rails plaid blouse | dark wash jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

plaid shirt | dark wash jeans

Ok these are my favorite style of jeans from Paige.  I own a few in different shades.  They are worth every penny as all of mine still look new.  The fit is TTS.  These plaid shirts are pricey, but ya’ll so soft and comfy!!!  I also really like this reddish/pink color.

casual outfit | dark gray thermal henley | distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

thermal henley  |  similar jeans

Thermal henleys are so great for casual fall outfits and lounging around the house.  This one comes in a few color options.  It is thin and a little sheer, so you may need a cami underneath it.  The jeans I linked are same brand, but with only one knee distressed.  The ones I tried on weren’t online.  I love this brand because they are super comfy and good quality.  Fit is TTS.

fall outfit | purple button up blouse | black skinny jeans | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

purple blouse | black skinny jeans

The color of this top immediately grabbed my attention.  It’s such a fun and bright color for fall. It is a boxy, oversized fit, so I would consider sizing down.  These black jeans are super comfy, but do run small. I sized up in them.

Trendy fall outfit | graphic tee | leather moto jacket | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

leather jacket | similar distressed jeans

I decided to try the trendy leather jacket and graphic tee combo out, and I kind of like it.  The cropped tee wasn’t available online, but here are some similar ones.  The jacket was a comfy TTS fit. I like the edgy look of it, but I wasn’t a fan of the belt along the bottom when it’s open.

fall outfit | cocoon cardigan | dark wash skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet cocoon cardigan | dark wash jeans

Give me all the cocoon cardigans please!!  This one size fits all piece is perfect for layering with jeans or over a dress.

casual outfit | red striped top | boyfriend jeans | Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

striped top | boyfriend jeans

Ok, I tried this top on in a Small and I def needed my normal XS size.  Other than that, I loved the thick, comfy material, and I always love a stripe.  It comes in a few other colors too.  I usually don’t like boyfriend jeans, but I thought these had a flattering fit and weren’t too baggy.  The fit was TTS.

Fall outfit | black vertical striped cardigan | raw hem skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

striped cardigan | black raw hem jeans

This striped cardigan is the perfect piece to layer over tanks or dresses for the office.  You can button it up or leave it unbuttoned for a different look.

work outfit | pink blouse | black pants | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

pink blouse | black jeans

The lighting does not do this top it’s fair justice.  It’s super cute and a really pretty shade of pink.  I like it paired with black for fall and all the jewel tones like burgundy, navy, and emerald green.

fall outfit | yellow blazer | high waist jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

yellow blazer | high waist jeans

I’m carrying my yellow obsession right on in to fall!  I’m wearing a 4 in this blazer, and I could probably use a size smaller.  This blazer is perfect for office looks and casual weekend looks paired with jeans and a tee.  Ok I really wanted to try this jeans brand because I’ve heard good things about them and they are a great price.  They had none in my size, so I tried on a size up just to see quality.  Overall, I thought they were comfy and seemed to be good quality. I ordered a different pair from this brand in my size, so I’ll let you know how it goes.

Thanks for checking out a few of my dressing room favorites with me!  Check back Monday for a look at some of my top dress and workwear picks!


Black Halter Top

summer date night outfit | black halter top | black skinny jeans | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Summer outfit | black halter top | pink tassel earrings | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

going out outfit | black skinny jeans | block heel sandals | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

chic all black outfit | halter top | skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello!  Well most of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items have shipped, so hopefully next week I will be able to share a little try on session with ya’ll to showcase what I bought.  So far, I only had one item canceled, a pair of flared leg jeans from Frame Denim.  I’m hoping I can find them back in stock by the end of sale.  I picked up my first pair from this brand last year and love them!!

So let’s take a little sale break, and talk about this super chic date night or girls’ night out outfit idea.  I love an all black look for a chic and sophisticated vibe.  Halter tops are one of my favorite top styles for summer. I love how they show off your shoulders.  This one has a nice loose and comfy fit. One other thing I like about this top is that it zips up the back.  Many halters are tie tops, and I really prefer the zipper option.

It’s also a good length to pair with skinny jeans or to tuck into a pair of cotton shorts.  Depending on your work dress code, you could also tuck it into a pencil skirt for the office.  It comes in a few colors, but I couldn’t resist the black.  The chic look of the top made me want to create a full chic outfit.  I went with a head to toe all black theme, but added in one pop of color with my earrings to break it up a little and a little bit of eye catching color to the look.

Hope you all are having a fabulous week so far! Check back Friday for a little Dressing Room Diaries for the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access!! See you then!

Photography By: Ban Avenue

all black summer outfit | halter top | block heel sandals | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

date night outfit | black halter top | pink tassel earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

night out look | black skinny jeans | block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

girls night out outfit | black halter top | hot pink earrings | Affordable Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best of Boots & Booties

nordstrom anniversary sale | best boots and booties of the nsale | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Hello Hello! So has anyone shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  I made a few orders, but nothing has shipped yet…  I have heard from others about orders being cancelled, so fingers crossed that doesn’t happen to any of us!  Overall, I have been pretty happy with my purchase picks so far.  I added some new shoes, jeans, cardigans, and a few beauty products.  I’ll share more details in a future post once everything arrives!

One section I haven’t purchased from yet is the boots and booties.  I do want to get a pair of each, but I decided to try these on in store.  My top picks are 5 and 12, and I want to see the color of them in person to be sure it’s what I want.  I think the selection of boots and booties in the sale is pretty decent. It includes many basic staple shoes in those staple colors while also mixing in a few trendy prints like python and leopard.  For my best boots and booties of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, I opted to showcase the pairs that have a more timeless look that you can wear for a few years to come.  Many of them also have a trendy print or color option too.

I hope you all have a great week! Check back Wednesday for a super chic summer outfit idea.  On Friday, I will be back with more Nordstrom Sale picks for the Public Access launch!  See you then!