Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

Good Morning from Houston.Well, you have probably heard we have had MAJOR flooding in our city from Hurricane Harvey.Once I arrived home Friday, I chose to stay put and catch up on blog work, house cleaning, and book reading until everything was clear.聽 While I was prepared for a flooding event and being cooped up all weekend, I don’t think I was really prepared for what would happen over the next few days. 聽I am extremely blessed to be sitting in a dry home with a street that so far has only filled with water twice overnight before receding during the day.Most of the city is or was under water at some point.Businesses were shut down on Monday and many still today, and school districts have canceled school for the week. Both of our major airports have shut down completely.Some Houstonians had to be rescued from their homes by boat or a Coast Guard helicopter, the national guard is here helping with rescues.It鈥檚 heartbreaking to watch the news right now, and it’s still raining!

I will say it has been heartwarming to see our city and state come together to help each other out.People pulling out their boats to help with rescues, opening up homes to friends and even strangers needing to evacuate, and checking in on neighbors.聽聽They are calling it one of the worst floods in Houston history, but I know my city.We will come back, we will clean up, rebuild, and support each other all along the way.We have survived hurricanes before and we will do it again.If you would like to donate to Hurricane Harvey recovery for Houston and all cities affected especially those near Corpus Christi where the hurricane made landfall, please donate to the Red Cross. 聽The Houston Mayor also set up a donation site to help support Houston after the storm, you can donate here. 聽To find more ways to help out, I found a list with a variety of options聽here too.

Thank you for your thoughts and your prayers for all of us on the Gulf Coast!

End of Summer Sales!

End of Summer Sales | Fashion Discounts | Bargain Shopper | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Yesterday, I decided to peruse a few online sales, and I wanted to share a few with you. 聽Right now, many stores are having end of summer sales by marking down items already on clearance to make way for the new fall and winter items.

It’s a great time to stock up on summer items like swimsuits, sandals, and tank tops. 聽I like to look for work out clothes and good basics like tees, shorts, and solid dresses. 聽Items that I can wear next spring and summer, not too trendy in case that trend fades away. 聽Being in Texas it will still be hot in September and part of October, so some of these items I can still wear for a bit.

I listed a few of my faves from some of the sales too. Ya’ll have a good rest of your weekend, and I will see you back here on Tuesday for the Style File Link Up!

LOFT – 50% off select with code SUMMER50

EXPRESS – 40% off clearance

TORY BURCH – up to 60% off clearance

ANTHROPOLOGIE – up to 25% off clearance

NORDSTROM – Lots of markdowns on summer items, and a few on items you’ll need for fall!

A few home goods stores, just because. 馃檪

WAYFAIR – up to 70% off select

POTTERY BARN – up to 40% off select

WILLIAMS-SONOMA – up to 20% off select with code EXTRA

Accessory Love: Turquoise Y Choker Necklace

Summer Outfit | Purple Cami Top | Distressed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Boho Chic | Turquoise Y Choker Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Blank NYC Distressed Jeans | Jeffrey Campbell Rayos Wedges | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Casual Outfit | Baublebar Mitra Y Choker | Loft Strappy Cami | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Casual Outfit | Purple Tank Top | Distressed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Hello friends! 聽It has been a busy few days here in Houston. 聽Everyone is preparing for Hurricane Harvey to drench pretty much the entire Texas coast starting today and going through mid next week. 聽We’ve been prepping for a long weekend indoors. 聽Fingers crossed, we don’t lose power because that always makes the situation more difficult.

Anyway enough weather talk, let’s talk about this outfit – mainly this super adorable necklace. 聽I have been seeking out a few more turquoise jewelry pieces lately. 聽This ring is high on my wish list! 聽For me, turquoise jewelry adds that casual boho vibe to any outfit. 聽This one is a pre-layered y choker necklace, so you just clasp at the back and have gorgeous necklace layers. 聽The y dips low, so you add this to a deeper vneck to add a little sexiness to any outfit. 聽You can also pair it with a crew neck tee and let all the layers fall on top the tee.

I loved the turquoise mixed with the purple of this tank. 聽I think the colors compliment each other well. 聽I saw this tank is currently sold out in this color. 聽A few more color options were available, but going fast. 聽I’m really hoping they bring it back in a few fall colors like olive, because it’s perfect for layering.

Alright you guys, thanks for stopping by the blog today. 聽If you are in Houston or Texas, please stay safe and dry. 聽Pending I don’t lose power, I will see you guys back here next week!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Purple Strappy Cami 聽| 聽Similar Distressed Jeans聽(same brand as mine) 聽| 聽Rayos Wedge Sandals 聽| 聽Vanity Saddle Bag 聽| 聽c/o Turquoise Y Choker Necklace 聽| 聽Gorjana Stud Earrings 聽| 聽Pave Links Bracelet 聽| 聽Rayban Aviators 聽| 聽Nails: Essie Blanc

Summer Outfit | Purple Tank Top | Distressed Jeans | Wedge Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Loft Strappy Cami | Baublebar Y Choker Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

BlankNYC Distressed Jeans | Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag | Summer Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blog

Summer Casual Outfit | Turquoise Necklace | Rayban Blue Gradient Aviators | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Casual Outfit | Houston Fashion Blogger | Lady in Violet

Casual Summer Outfit | Distressed Jeans | Wedge Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger
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Burgundy Floral Blouse for Work & Play + Link Up

Fall Outfit | Burgundy Floral Blouse | Black Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Work Outfit | Short Sleeve Floral Top | Black Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Outfit | Black Skinny Jeans | Floral Blouse | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Dressy Jeans Outfit | DL1961 Black Skinny Jeans | d'Orsay Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Fall Work Outfit | Maroon Floral Blouse | Black Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Hi! I hope you all had a good weekend! 聽I purchased this burgundy floral blouse during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because I felt it had some good versatility to it. 聽It’s lightweight so seasonally it can work in hot summer weather, but the the colors are perfect for fall. 聽Also Texas fall is still warm, so the lightweight aspect helps there too.

I also love the kind of boxier design of the top to perfectly pair with my black skinny jeans and heels for a dressier weekend outfit. 聽For a super similar work version of this outfit, you can pair this top with black skinny slacks like my go to pair. 聽I actually wore that look to work recently. 聽You can also tuck this top into a pencil skirt for an additional work look. 聽I also really want to pair this top with gray jeans for another casual look.

The back of this top has a cute little v cutout detail, and you can still wear a regular bra with it. 聽I think it’s a cute detail if you want to wear your hair up. 聽Also, this top also comes in black if you need a really good basic black top for work.

Alright ya’ll it’s Style File Link Up Day so keep scrolling for more outfit inspiration, and thanks for swinging by today!

| OUTFIT DETAILS | Maroon Floral Blouse 聽| 聽c/o Black Skinny Jeans 聽| 聽Black d'Orsay Heels 聽| 聽Black Tote Bag 聽| 聽c/o Baublebar Earrings 聽| 聽Mika Necklace 聽| 聽Ladder Cuff | 聽Similar Slim Bangle | 聽Rayban Aviators 聽| 聽Nails: Essie Sole Mate

Work Outfit | Floral Blouse | Black Pants | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Nordstrom Floral Blouse | Short Gold Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Black Skinny Jeans | Tote Bag | d'Orsay Heels for Work | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Cute Work Top | Fall Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Work Wear | Black Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Black Skinny Jeans | Burgundy Blouse for Work | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger
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