Monthly Archives: May 2017

White Denim Jacket under $75 & Link Up

Spring Outfit | White Denim Jacket | Coral Top | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | White Denim Jacket | Coral Blouse | Black Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

White Denim Jacket under $75 | Sole Society Kianna Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Spring Outfit | White Jacket | Pink Blouse | Black Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Weekend Outfit | Black Skinny Jeans | Steve Madden Stecy Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Kut from the Kloth Denim Jacket | Coral Sleeveless Blouse | Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Spring Outfit | White Denim Jacket | Pink Blouse | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

White Denim Jacket under $100 | Kendra Scott Rae Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

What to Wear with a White Denim Jacket for Summer | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | White Denim Jacket | Coral Sleeveless Blouse | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

| OUTFIT DETAILS | White Denim Jacket 聽| 聽Sleeveless Coral Blouse聽(same blouse, lighter coral color) | 聽c/o Black Skinny Jeans | Nude Sandals 聽| 聽Ivory Saddle Bag 聽| 聽Gold Stud Earrings 聽| 聽c/o Rae Necklace 聽| 聽Pave Links Bracelet 聽| 聽Similar Gold Bangle 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators | Nails: Essie Master Plan

Hello! How was your weekend? Do anything exciting? 聽We kept it pretty chill because we thought it was going to rain all weekend, spoiler alert – it did not, but it was cloudy. 聽I spent a little bit of the weekend perusing the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale and shared a few of my favorites HERE.

One item I wear tons year round is my blue denim jacket. 聽It’s perfect to pair with dresses, tank tops, camisoles, and tshirts, just to name a few. 聽I have had several days where I really wished I had a white jacket, so I went searching for a lightweight affordable one. 聽It needed to be lightweight since it does get warm down here in Houston.

This white denim jacket popped up first in my search and had so many good reviews. 聽I looked over a few more, but I decided to give this one a go. 聽It was one of the more affordable jacket options I found that also had a high reviews.

I’m so happy with my purchase too. 聽It’s the perfect lightweight denim for warmer days, but will still keep my warm when people blast the AC indoors. 聽After reading reviews, I sized up to a Medium, and I think it was a good decision. 聽It can be buttoned if needed and still provides a little shape if left open.

I’m always cold, so I often bring a jacket or cardigan with me. 聽White is such a great neutral that can easily work with so many outfit combos. 聽I plan on bringing聽this jacket along anytime I am wearing my blue jeans, a cute sundress, or just a fun colorful top and black jeans like in today’s outfit post.

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Also, it’s Style File Link Up Day!! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun last week. 聽I can’t wait to see all of your fabulous outfits this week! 聽Thanks for stopping by ya’ll and don’t forget to check out those Nordstrom Sale picks too.


Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale – What to Buy at an End of Season Sale

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks | Nordstrom Sale | What to Buy at End of Season Sale | Nsale | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Hello lovelies! 聽I’m popping in today to share all about the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. 聽I know you may be thinking, wait – Isn’t the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale the best sale of the year, what is this sale? Yes, the Anniversary sale still remains my #1 sale of the year. 聽The Half Yearly sale probably ranks #3 on my list, right after Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.

While the Anniversary sale tends to be all new items for the upcoming season, the Spring half yearly sale is generally markdowns on out of season products and spring styles to make way for summer and the Anniversary sale items in July. 聽It’s a good time for you to stock up on basics like solid tops and jeans, buy those spring trends you may have eyed that will still work for summer, and well it’s always a good time to buy shoes.

聽You should also check out jackets and sweaters, for some discounted items you can wear in the fall. When buying out of season, try not to go too trendy but more classic and timeless. 聽Good things to look for are jackets, solid color sweaters, and boots. 聽I tend to stay away from prints, because they may look outdated if that print style is no longer in style come fall. 聽With that said, if you love the print, ignore me and still buy it because you love it. 聽The same rule applies to those super trendy items too.

This sale is always massive and takes me DAYS to fully go through just the items on sale for women. 聽I hope sharing these picks will help you quickly navigate the sale to find the best of the best items available. 聽My聽picks are divided up into both item specific and category specific lists to help you take full advantage of the deals available.

Normally this sale is not one I rush to shop the day it starts. 聽I take my time and build my shopping cart over a few days and edit it down from my dream shopping cart to my I still have other bills to pay shopping cart. 聽I’ve never had a problem with items selling out, but it is end of season items so size and color options may be low quantity numbers. 聽This sale is also receiving a little extra hype this year, so items may go faster. 聽If you decide to shop this sale, I would buy those can’t live without items immediately and for everything else you have until June 4th to make your final decisions.

Now let’s get to all the fabulous picks, and if you want me to help you navigate a category/item not included shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I will add it to the post. 聽Happy Shopping and thanks for stopping by!

STOCK UP FOR SUMMER

WEAR TO WORK

SPRING TRENDS

JEANS

BUY NOW, WEAR THIS FALL AND WINTER

WORKOUT WEAR

GREAT SOLID BASICS (AND A FEW STRIPES) FOR NOW AND TO LAYER WITH LATER

ALL THE SHOES!

So many good things! 聽Let me know what you buy or if you see something you want, but need help with how to wear it. 聽Thanks for stopping by!

Outfit Above Similar聽White Top *part of the sale in a bunch of colors 聽| 聽Jeans聽聽 | 聽Wedges

4 Skincare Products Worth Trying Out

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Hello Hello! 聽It’s been a hot minute since I did a beauty post, but I have a good reason. Remember that Whole 30 thing I did during March? 聽I wanted to see the true impact it had on my skin, so I tried zero new products during the month of March. 聽While I was half tempted to immediately try all the new skincare products when it was over, I knew I needed to give them each their own try out time so I could see their exact results, not a combo of multiple products.

From what I have tried lately, these are the 4 skincare products worth trying out right now. 聽All 4 will leave your skin glowing, looking smoother, and hydrated. 聽Now, let’s get on to the individual reviews.

c/o DERMALOGICA STRESS POSITIVE EYE LIFT – 聽The purpose of this product is to reduce the signs of stress like puffiness and dark circles and firm the skin around the eye for a lifted effect. 聽I will say this product does what it promises. 聽I love to apply in the morning after my shower. You聽apply it around your eye, let it set for a few minutes (while I make my coffee/breakfast), and then fully massage into the skin.

Even with one use, you can start seeing improvements in dark circles. 聽My favorite thing about this product is聽that it made my eyes look more awake. 聽I love to use this after late nights to look way more awake than I might feel.

KIEHLS MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE – I’ve been dying to try this product for awhile now because of all the amazing hype it receives. 聽This product is a blend of essential oils used to smooth and repair damage leaving you looking younger, smoother, and glowing. 聽I love this product and think it lives up to the hype. 聽My skin looks younger, healthier, and glowing in the morning. 聽Forehead wrinkles seem banished for the day.

Since this is an essential oil blend, it has a strong fragrance smell. 聽I run oil diffusers all day, so the smell doesn’t聽bother me. 聽If you are sensitive to strong smells, I would head to a Kiehls, Sephora, or Nordstrom to smell before purchasing. 聽As much as I love this product, I’m 90% sure it’s been causing a few minor breakouts, so I probably will not buy again. 聽I’m still testing to see if I’m 100% sure before I write it off, and I definitely plan聽on finishing the bottle!

c/o TATCHA THE ESSENCE – This product was extremely intriguing to me. 聽It’s basically like water (but filled with goodness) that you apply to your face. It promises anti-aging benefits, smoothing, and hydrating. 聽I’m used to applying thick moisturizers and oils, so this thin water like products was very different from my normal. 聽I was a little skeptical, but I actually really like it.

I try out most skincare products at night, so they can work their magic while I sleep. 聽Plus, I think how your skin looks in the morning when it’s been free of makeup and environmental factors can really help to evaluate how聽well a product is doing it’s job. 聽I definitely noticed a more hydrated, smooth look after using this product. 聽It mentions it will plump your skin which is basically reducing fine lines. 聽After a few days of use I did notice improvement in this area. 聽It’s quick and easy to apply too. 聽I think it’s great for those nights when you don’t want a long drawn out routine, just a quick few seconds and done.

c/o COSMEDIX RESTORE FACE MASK – I’m closing out with this AMAZING moisture mask. 聽I mean I can’t do a skincare post without a face mask. I’m too obsessed with them. 聽This one is a litle different though. 聽It’s more like super thick moisturizer. 聽You apply like a mask, let set, and then lightly rinse off or blot away excess. 聽I would compare it kind of to a leave in conditioner.

This hydrating mask is perfect right before bed. 聽It’s super hydrating and moisture rich as described. 聽After the聽10-15 minutes are up, 聽I notice a major improvement in fine lines, my skin was glowing, and was so soft. 聽I will definitely be adding this little gem into my regular rotation, especially on days when my skin feels dry.

THE PRODUCTS

Have you tried any of these yet? 聽Thinking about trying one out? 聽I would love to hear your results. 聽I find products work different for everyone, so I am always curious to hear about others experinces.

You didn’t think I was going to not mention all the AMAZING Memorial Day Sales, did you?!? 聽Ya’ll, you know I love a good sale. 聽I’m working on a round up of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, so I will probably have that one up this weekend. 聽If you want me to share the best of a certain area like jeans, sandals, workwear, let me know in the comments and I can include it.

And here are a few more of my can’t miss fashion sales of the weekend:

BAUBLEBAR – Up to 70% off select styles
ANN TAYLOR – 40% off full priced styles & 50% off sale code SUMMER
LOFT – 40% off everthing code VACAY
MODCLOTH – 15-30% off based on what you spend
NINE WEST – 30% off everything
SWEATY BETTY 聽– 20% off everything code: MDAY20

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend, and don’t forget to take a moment to give thanks to those who lost their lives defending our freedom and country. 聽Thanks for stopping by, make it a GREAT Day!

Chic in Black + My Comfortable Black Heels & Link Up

Date Night Outfit | Statement Necklace | All black outfit | Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Chic Black Outfit | Baublebar Statement Necklace | Silver Bracelet | Black Blouse | lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Comfortable Black Heels | Black Skinny Jeans | Statement Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Spring Outfit | All Black Outfit | Black Skinny jeans | Statement Necklace | Black D'orsay Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Dressed Up Casual Outfit | Chic Black Outfit | Baublebar Statement Necklace | Black Clutch | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Comfortable Black Heels under $100 | Black Skinny Jeans | Date Night Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

All Black Outfit | Silver Statement Necklace | Black Skinny Jeans | Gigi NY clutch | Jessica Simpson Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Chic Outfit Idea | Baublebar Vivienne Pendant Necklace | Silver Bangles | Black Clutch | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

How to Wear All Black | Statement Necklace | D'Orsay Heels | Black Super Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Date Night Outfit | Black Blouse | Black Skinny Jeans | D'Orsay Heels | Silver Chain Statement Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Black Blouse聽 (Color sold out, so here is a super similar one!)| 聽c/o Black Skinny Jeans 聽| 聽Black D'Orsay Heels聽(40% off!)| 聽c/o Vivienne Pendant Necklace | 聽Black Clutch 聽| 聽Silver Tima Studs 聽| 聽Cuff Bracelet 聽| 聽Silver Bangle 聽| Pave Bangle 聽| 聽Silver Mirror Aviators | Nails: Essie Master Plan

Hello Ladies! 聽I’m sharing a look today that you can probably recreate from items already found in your closet. 聽I feel like you can never go wrong with a chic all black outfit. 聽I have mentioned it before, it’s one of my go to ensembles when I’m not sure what to wear.

You can go two ways with this one and either add in small pops of color or add some striking metal statement jewelry. 聽This necklace is the same chain material and color as my statement fave bib (previously seen here), but this one is lighter and a little less intense. 聽The large pendant at the bottom is some fun added sparkle to the necklace. 聽It really gives it that gorgeous chic look. 聽This is a great statement necklace to pair with a plain solid color tee and jeans or a crew neck dress too.

Also, I have to talk about these shoes. 聽They are crazy comfortable!! 聽I bought them because I needed a new black work pump. 聽I love the chic sophistication of a pointy toe d’orsay heel, and this pair was on major sale. 聽You can’t see it in the photos, but they have a really cool laser cut detailing to them. 聽I think this detail is also what makes them so comfy. 聽It allows the material to stretch a bit for comfort without being to loose. If you need a new black pump, I highly recommend these comfortable black heels. The fit for me was true to size, and they also come in pink.

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And now it’s time for the fashion link up!! 聽All my blogging babes聽be sure to scroll down and share your latest outfit post, and thanks to everyone who joined in last week