Monthly Archives: July 2017

Gray Utility Vest

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Gray Long Vest | Purple Cami | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Casual Outfit | Black Skinny Jeans | Comfy Black Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Gray Utility Vest | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Happy Friday Loves! 聽I am sharing another one of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds, this cozy gray utility vest. 聽For winter and fall, you can pair this vest with a long sleeve tee or dress. 聽For late summer or early fall, I love how it looks paired with another sleeveless top like my favorite strappy cami or even a sleeveless dress would be cute.

This vest is made of the softest sweatshirt fleece material. 聽I love the pocket heavy utility look to this vest. 聽It gives it a more structured look in contrast to the softer material. The dark gray is so gorgeous too. 聽I love pairing dark gray with jewel tones like maroon, purple, and navy.

If you want to see more great finds from the sale, I recently updated Anniversary Sale page with hopefully still in stock items! Alright ya’ll, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Gray Utility Vest聽*NSALE* | Purple Cami | c/o Black Skinny Jeans 聽| 聽Black Heels 聽| 聽Silver Drusy Necklace 聽| 聽Silver Tima Studs 聽| 聽Silver Cuff 聽| 聽Silver Bangle 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators 聽| 聽Nails: Essie Sole Mate

Fall Outfit | Purple Cami | Gray Long Vest | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Purple Camisole | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Outfit | Black Skinny Jeans | Black Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Rayban Aviators | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Blogger

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Floral Cold Shoulder Blouse + Link Up

Fall Outfit | Floral Cold Shoulder Blouse | Blue Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top under $50 | Maroon Cold Shoulder Top | Fall Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outfit | Articles of Society Jeans | Gray peep toe booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Burgundy Cold Shoulder Top | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Find | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | Burgundy Floral Blouse | Skinny Jeans | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Late last week, my first round of purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale arrived and of course I couldn’t wait to start sharing all the cute outfits. 聽So get ready for some fall outfit inspiration over the next couple of weeks! I wanted to share now while they are still on sale, and hopefully still available. 聽Seriously the items in this sale are going so fast! I’m still waiting for these jeans to come back in my size so I can buy them.

I have a few favorite tops from my purchases, but this one may be my favorite and it’s only $32! 聽You know I love pretty much anything that comes in burgundy, and the color is just gorgeous for fall. 聽I really like the cold shoulder, high neck, and baby doll design of this top. 聽Lots of things going on, but they work so well together. 聽The top is comfortable and lightweight which is nice for our warmer fall days. 聽I love the length perfect with skinny jeans.

Speaking of skinny jeans, these are only $39!!! They sold out during early access and made a brief appearance day 1 of public access. 聽The denim is a little thinner than my $100+ pairs, but they fit really well and are comfortable. 聽I did go down one size compared to what I normally buy. 聽I have heard good things about this brand, so I am excited to give these a try.

Last but not least, my gorgeous peep toe booties. 聽My only shoe purchase this year, and I am so happy with it. 聽These come in three colors, but I was really drawn to this grayer shade. 聽I don’t own any other shoe in this color, and I think it’s going to pair great with fall jewel tones and all of my more neutral faves like black and beige.

For the fit on these, I ordered my regular size. I contemplated if I should go up a half size, but I decided to stick with these in hopes they stretch because they are not super tight. 聽The main area of concern for me is the portion that goes over the toes. 聽When I was walking around shooting photos in them, I didn’t really notice any tightness, so I think it was a good decision.

Have you shopped the sale? What has been your favorite item so far?

Also, don’t forget it’s Style File Link Up Day so scroll on down for more outfit inspiration!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Floral Cold Shoulder Blouse *NSALE* 聽| 聽Skinny Jeans *NSALE* | 聽Peep Toe Booties *NSALE* 聽| 聽Similar Saddle Bag聽*NSALE* 聽| 聽c/o Gold Drop Earrings 聽| 聽Pave Links Bracelet 聽| 聽Similar Gold Bangle 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators 聽| 聽Nails: Essie Sole Mate

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fall Outfit | Cold Shoulder Top | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorite Top under $50 | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Articles of Society Jeans | Vince Camuto Peep toe booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Pretty Floral Top for fall under $50 | Baublebar Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Maroon Cold Shoulder Top | Skinny Jeans | Gray Booties | Lady in Violet

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Dressing Room Diaries

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 dressing room diaries

Happy Friday!! Alright ya’ll, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 is officially open to the public! 聽I hit up my local store a couple times this week, and I thought it would be fun to take you guys shopping with me. Even though I purchase most online, I still love to go in store and see things up close and personal. 聽I always find items that I totally skimmed over online and end up loving!

My store was already slim pickings on sizes for some things. 聽My plan for this is to grab the next size to see if I like the overall look and fit and then order online. I’m sharing the sizes I am wearing in the photos, and how I felt about the fit of each for you. For a few pieces, I’m also sharing a few thoughts and opinions.

I hope ya’ll enjoy my dressing room diaries and Happy Nordstrom Sale Shopping!

Fall Outfit | Plaid Off the Shoulder Top | Hudson Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Off the Shoulder Plaid Top (Size M / Fit I’d prefer a Small) | 聽Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

IN LOVE with this top! It’s so soft and very easy to move in for an off the shoulder style. 聽The fit was a little big, but it still held up on my shoulders.

I was considering a black pair聽from this jean brand, so I tried these on just for fit and fell in love! They are comfy but still super skinny.

Winter Outfit | Burgundy Cold Shoulder Sweater | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Burgundy Cold Shoulder Tunic Sweater (Size S / Fit Runs Big) 聽|Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This sweater is so cute and cozy, but definitely runs really big!! 聽It also comes in black.

Winter Outfit | Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater | Nordstrom Anniversay Sale 2017 | Lady in Violet

Black Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater (Size S / Fit TTS)

A lightweight sweater perfect for early winter/late fall. 聽Also comes in a light purple.

Fall Outfit | Maroon Long Cardigan | White Tee | Layered Outfit | Lady in Violet

** Top Seller of the Sale** 聽Long Maroon Cardigan (Size XS / 聽Fit I went down a size to XS)

I had to stop myself from buying all the colors, love this cardigan! 聽It’s been a popular and quick seller.

Casual Outfit | Ruffle Sleeveless Top | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Gray Ruffle Sleeveless Blouse 聽(Size S / Fit TTS)

Fall Outfit | Black Cold Shoulder Blouse | Suede Mini Skirt | Lady in Violet

Black Cold Shoulder Blouse (Size M / Fit A little bulky in the middle might order a S) 聽| 聽Suede Mini Skirt (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This skirt is the most fabulous thing I tried on. 聽It fit like a glove.

Fall Outfit | Red Plaid Top | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Plaid Tunic (Size S / Fit TTS but VERY long) 聽| 聽Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This plaid has a super cute floral print mixed in on the sleeves and back, but it was just WAY too long for me.

Fall Outfit | Striped Off the Shoulder Button down top | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Striped Off the Shoulder Button Down Top (Size M / Fit No give in the off the shoulder portion, and M was a little tight and L too big)

This top will either fit or it won’t. 聽 I found the medium to be a bit too snug, and the L was too big on my arms.

Cocktail Holiday Dress | White Lace Shift Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale White Lace Dress ( Size S / 聽Fit TTS, but not meant for a petite 5’3 gal – too long)

Fall Outfit | Purple Off the Shoulder Top | Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Purple Off the Shoulder Top (Size S / Fit TTS)

Ok, I think this top is so much prettier in person. 聽It’s a gorgeous satin material with a great loose fit.

Winter Outfit | Long Beige Cardigan | Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Long Beige Duster Cardigan (Size XS / Fit I sized down to XS) 聽| 聽Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

Soft, Warm and Cozy, all the things a cardigan should be.

Work Outfit | Gingham Fit and Flare Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Plaid Fit and Flare Dress (Size 4 / Fit TTS)

I liked the overall fit and look of this dress, but it had some odd darting on the drop waist portion that just was off on me.

Winter Outfit | Black Cold Shoulder Blouse Maroon Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet

Black Cold Shoulder Blouse (Size M / Fit a little bulky in the middle might order a S) 聽| 聽Maroon Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This jean brand can do no wrong, and these jeans are a testament to that. 聽Perfect fit and gorgeous color.

Fall Layered Outfit | Cardigan | White Tee | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Cardigan (Size S / Fit TTS) 聽| 聽Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

I grabbed this cardigan without looking at the price tag…. 聽It’s really cute, high quality, and comfy, but not worth the $100 tag in my opinion.

Work Outfit | Floral Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Floral Work Dress (Size XS / Fit I sized down to XS)

Fall Casual Outfit | Yellow Striped Tee | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Yellow Striped Tee (Size S / Fit TTS) 聽|聽Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

I want all the colors of this tee!! Love the fit of it. 聽I was worried it would be see through, but I didn’t notice my bra in this lighter shade. You can see the darker jean color peeking through though. 聽I might also buy the scoopneck version.

Fall Outfit | Black Sleeveless Turtleneck | Suede Skirt | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Black Turtleneck Blouse (Size M / Fit Runs Big – I think I need an XS) 聽| 聽Suede Skirt (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

Oh did I mention the skirt has pockets!!!!

There you go, a tiny peek into my shopping trip at Nordstrom. 聽I had a few misses including this jacket which was WAY too big. 聽I tried on the XS and it swallowed me. 聽Also, these jeans were cute but the fit was just a tad unflattering on me and too long maybe if I went down one size. 聽This sweater was a huge NO! 聽The extra long sleeves were just too much for me.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed this post. 聽As I mentioned yesterday, it’s way different than my normal posts, but I thought it would be really fun to share the shopping side and not just the end result of pretty outfit idea pictures. 聽You can see more of my favorite pics over on my Nordstrom Sale page.

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress

Summer Work Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Straw Clutch with Tassel | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress | Summer Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Nude Summer Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Work Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Hello Lovelies! I’m sharing this gorgeous striped midi dress a day earlier than my normal posting schedule because I have something super fun planned for tomorrow’s post. 聽Let’s just say it’s something I have never done here on the blog before and it’s all about the first day of public access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. 聽So check back tomorrow for all the excitement.

But today, let’s talk about this green and blue striped stunner. 聽This striped midi dress caught my eye, and I could not stop thinking about it. 聽I love the blue and green color combo and the different shades of green. 聽The way the stripes and colors work together is just so effortless and gorgeous. 聽I felt like this is one of those dresses that is so simple yet still an eye catcher.

It’s the perfect summer work dress and would also be perfect to wear to a bridal or baby shower. 聽I have worn this to work already, and it is also really comfy. 聽I liked that the band across the stomach wasn’t overly tight. 聽 I did however realize that this dress works best with a strapless bra. 聽Multiple times throughout the day I had to re-hide my bra straps from peeking out the sides.

For a few different styling ideas, you can add a denim jacket to make this dress more casual or a white blazer for a more professional look.

Alright ya’ll, I will see you back here tomorrow for some Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fun. 聽Thanks for swinging by today!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Striped Midi Dress | 聽Stecy Sandals 聽| 聽c/o Sonata Bag聽**On Sale for $99**聽 | 聽Gold Drop Earrings 聽| 聽Pave Links Bracelet | Similar Gold Bangle 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators | 聽Nails: Essie Minimalistic

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Work Wear | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress | Summer Outfit for Bridal Shower | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Straw Clutch | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Stecy Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit for Shower | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Work Wear for Women
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