Monthly Archives: December 2019

Holiday Gift Guide: White Elephant Gift Exchange

un white elephant gift ideas | gift exchange party | Houston Blogger Lady in Violet

A few years ago, I created a gift guide filled with fun and quirky white elephant gift ideas. It’s still one of my popular guides, so I figured it was time to create a new updated version.  I love finding the ideas for this one!

Below is a reminder on what I look for when choosing the perfect white elephant gift –
One-  a gift that you know everyone will want to steal
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
Three – That totally random gift that you know someone at the party will LOVE!!
Four – Anything Booze related, especially wine related!
Five – Something Quirky and cute, but also useful.

I think about the party and who will be in attendance.  A family party verse friends, day event vs. evening.  Hopefully, these ideas will help you find the perfect fun and quirky gift idea for your gift exchange party.


November Reader Favorites + Cyber Monday Sales

november reader favorites | fall outfit | affordable fashion blogger Lady in Violet

Happy December! Anyone else feel like this one snuck up on us?  I think because Thanksgiving was later in November this year, December feels like it is starting early.  Personally, I love December and the Christmas season! The decorations, the gatherings with friends and family, and all the chances to dress up!  I can not wait to get this holiday season started!

But first, a quick look back at your November favorites including holiday looks and cozy favorites. It looks like we are all getting ready for a festive and cozy holiday season!  After your favorites, I am also sharing a few Cyber Monday sales going on today. Be sure to check it out if you still have some gift or personal shopping left.  I also included the items previously seen here on the blog.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fabulous December holiday season. Now, get scrolling to see if your November favorite made the list.

casual fall outfit | dark rose long sleeve top | short gold necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

wrap top | original post

fall outfit | black sheer sleeve top | gold earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

metallic detail top | original post

flared bootcut jeans for short height | black crossbody bag | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

bootcut jeans | original post

thanksgiving outfit | comfy brown sweater | tortoise statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

c/o bow back sweater | original post

fall outfit | gray oversized sweater | brown and gray color combo | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

gray sweater | original post

Cyber Monday Sales

Don’t forget to double check all promo codes when shopping the sales!

Anthropologie – 30% off sitewide & extra 50% off sale
Asos – 30% off everything with code BIG30
Banana Republic – 50% off sitewide
Baublebar – 35% off everything
The Body Shop – 40% off sitewide (I love their Body Butters)
CHICWISH – 25% off with code BLK25

Colleen Rothschild –  30% off your favorite skincare, hair & body products. Use code CM2019
– 30% off everything with code BCCYBER
Express – 50% off everything
Gap – 50% off everything
Gigi New York (Handbags) – 30% off sitewide + extra 10% off $450
Kendra Scott – 25% off site wide
Loft – 50% off your purchase with code CYBER
Special Cyber Monday Markdowns
Macy’s – 
Receive an extra 20% off, plus free shipping at $25. Use code CYBER

– 30% off your purchase. Use code YAYINTERNET
Price Matches sales + special markdowns