Monthly Archives: December 2015

White Blazer & Red Lace

Christmas Party Outfit - Red Blouse and White Blazer | Lady in Violet

Lucky Brand Flared Jeans and Gigi New York all in one bag | Lady in Violet

Holiday Party Outfit idea | Lady in Violet

Red Lace Blouse and Topshop Poppy Blazer | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Idea for Weekend Casual look | Lady in Violet

Red Lace Blouse and Gorjana Aldridge earrings | Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit with a blazer | Lady in Violet

Flared Jeans and Nude Pumps | Lady in Violet

Holiday Style - Red and White Look | Lady in Violet
Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet


TOPSHOP Poppy Blazer [SIMILAR & ON SALE] | OASIS Red Shell Blouse [SIMILAR NECKLINE | LACE DETAILS | SIMILAR & ON SALE]  | LUCKY BRAND Flared Jeans [SIMILAR] | STEVE MADDEN Nude Pumps  (50% off!) | GIGI NY All in One Clutch  | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Signature Bracelet  | GORJANA Aldridge Earrings  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | MAC Lipstick in Faux  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Sole Mate

When I head to Christmas parties, I sometimes like to plan an outfit with a holiday color theme.  I love red, white, and gold together in an outfit. Adding a blazer to an outfit can really help set the tone or overall feel for your look.  I have a cute fitted black blazer that I wear sometimes, but on occasion it kind of reminds of work or a suit.  I love the trend of white or colored blazers.  You can toss this white blazer over a fancy dress to help give it a more casual vibe, or pair it with a jeans look to help dress it up a bit.  When I chose this blazer, I liked it for it’s open no button look.  I think it lends a trendy laid back feel to it.   The lace details at the neckline of this red blouse were a big selling point for me. I tend to pair this top with cardigans or blazers because I like how the lace peeks through from under the blazer.  This top is a few years old and I couldn’t find anything identical, but I linked some sort of similar options for you.

My holiday festivities officially kick off tonight! My bestie’s house is part of the Holiday Home Tour in the Heights of Houston.  As part of my best friend duties, I volunteered to help out tonight give tours of her house.  I have seen a couple pics of some of the holiday decor she has up, but I haven’t seen it all yet.  She loves her holiday decor as much as me, so I know the whole house will be fabulous. I will share a few pics over on Snapchat (ladyinviolet) if you want a peek at her decorations!  Thanks for swinging by the blog this week and have a great weekend!



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Holiday Dresses under $100

Holiday Dresses under $100 | Lady in Violet


Buy me:  EXPRESS Sequin Mini Dress  | CHARLES HENRY Front Slit Sheath Dress (3 color options!)  | BB DAKOTA Lace Fit & Flare Dress (10 color options!)  | BOOHOO Lace Skater Dress 

Rent me: ALLISON PARRIS Marilyn Dress  | SLATE & WILLOW Gabi Dress  | BADGELY MISCHKA Fifth Ave Showstopper Dress | ML MONIQUE LHULLIER Crimson Rose Gown

The holiday season is here which means time to start looking for that perfect dress for your holiday party or New Year’s Eve party!  I love getting all dolled up in a fancy dress with lace or sequins.  What I don’t like is spending several hundred dollars for a dress that I can only wear once a year.  I use to be able to wear the same dress to multiple events, so spending $200-300 wasn’t so bad.  But thanks to social media, everyone sees what you wear to everything.  No more wearing one dress to all your holiday parties.  Luckily, I found some really cute dress options for under $100!  Whether you are looking for lace or sequins, or just something simple and sophisticed, I have you covered in the Buy Me section of this post.  Some of these dresses also come in multiple color options too!

The second part of this post is the rent me section.  If you love wearing expensive dresses but hate the price tag, Rent the Runway may just become your new best friend.  I LOVE this site!!!  I have rented several dresses from this site for birthday parties, weddings, and holiday parties.  I love getting to wear designer labels for a fraction of the cost. Plus, I don’t have to worry about the fact that it is all over social media and  I can’t wear it again, ever!  If you have never used this site before, you can score 20% off your first rental.  All 4 of these are in the $35-100 rental price range.  The rental price varies by designer and retail value of the dress.  I start my search for the perfect dress by entering the day I need the rental, desired rental price range, and selecting my size.  I then peruse the available dresses until I find the one.  They not only send you the dress in the size you select, but a second size of the same dress just in case!  I always use this option, and it has come in handy once for a low cut sequin dress I ordered for my birthday a few years ago.  On top of that, you can rent a second dress for a reduced price.  They really want to make sure that if you rent a dress from them that you are satisfied and have a dress you love for your special occasion  I usually select for the dress to arrive the day before I need it and do the 4 day rental.  If you are interested in using this service for New Year’s Eve, I recommend renting a dress soon!  Dresses go fast for that holiday and options and sizes will quickly become unavailable.  Happy Shopping!!



Lady in Violet

Quilted Vest & Riding Boots

Winter Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Quilted Vest with Ribbed Wool Sweater and Courtney Bib | Lady in Violet

Winter Fashion - Boots, Vest and Sweater

Quilted Vest over J.Crew Black Sweater | Lady in Violet

Baublebar Courtney Bib Necklace Silver | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Idea - Vest, Sweater, and Boots | Lady in Violet

Corso Como Geneva Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Idea - Boots, Vest, Sweater | Lady in Violet

Quilted Vest, Kendra Scott Arden Bracelet, House of Harlow Bangle | Lady in Violet

Winter Fashion - Black Sweater and Quilted Vest | Lady in Violet

Winter Outfit Inspiration - Vest, Sweater, skinny Jeans, Riding Boots | Lady in Violet


JCREW Merino Wool Sweater | OLD NAVY Quilted Vest  | PAIGE DENIM Skyline Skinny Jeans  | CORSO COMO Geneva Riding Boots | BAUBLEBAR Courtney Bib  | HOUSE OF HARLOW Shakti Bangle  | KENDRA SCOTT Arden Bracelet,  Tima Studs  | RAY-BAN Mirrored Aviators  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Sole Mate  | MAC Lipstick in Craving

My closet definitely does not hold all my clothes.  I am currently super jealous of one of my friends who is turning a spare bedroom into a closet!  Until that day comes for me, I will stick with my current system of packing away my seasonal clothes twice a year.  It is kind of fun at the start of fall/winter to open up my totes of sweaters, boots, and jackets.  Texas fall and winter is all of like 4 months, so I haven’t seen most of these clothes since about April.  It is almost as exciting as getting new clothes, almost. 🙂  I also love to start mixing my old and new winter items together.  I love to hit up J.Crew for some basic winter sweaters.  They have a timeless look to them, and they are great quality.  I usually buy 2 or 3 from them every year.  This sweater pairs so perfectly with my new quilted vest from Old Navy.  I always have to have something attention getting in my outfit, and this necklace is just that.  I love how it peeks out from under the vest.  I just updated my Shop Page to change the seasonal must-haves from Fall to Winter.  Check it out if you are looking for some winter fashion inspiration!  Thanks so much for swinging by the blog today!!



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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

Christmas Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Dogs


SHERPA Deluxe Pet Carrier  | CHUCK IT! Indoor Ball  | TARGET Dog Brick Interactive Toy  | FOLD 2 GO Travel Pet Bowls  | DOG FASHION Tuxedo Bandana  | KONG Wubba Toy  | KONG Air Dog Balls  | BAUBLEBAR Jiff Pet Collar  | HENRI BENDEL Bone Dog Bowl  | ZACK & ZOEY Dog Blanket Coat  | TERRABONE Edible Chew Bones  | NORDSTROM Dog Bed  | BED,BATH & BEYOND Love Paw Treat Jar  | HARRY BARKER Dog Biscuits

So I am totally 100% one of those crazy dog owners who completely spoils their dog because after all it is my child.  If I am putting together holiday gift guides, I cannot forget my little pup.  My dog is a toy destroyer! She can easily destroy the toys labeled super durable in like 3o minutes!  Kong and Chuck It are two of my favorite dog toy brands because they last the longest in my house.  That little Kong Wubba is the longest lasting toy we have.  It lasted about 2 years before I had to buy a new one, for my dog that is amazing! Another toy I love is an interactive toy.  These are kind of trial and error depending on your dog.  Sometimes my dog is all about finding the treats and somedays she just wants to chew on the moving pieces.   I have a French Bulldog with tons of little allergies.  The Terrabone is from my favorite local Houston pet store, Natural Pawz.  They have helped me navigate the world of food allergies for dogs with their vast knowledge of the different food options.  If you live in Houston, you should definitely check them out, and if you don’t they do have an online store! 😉  You can’t forget keeping a dog stylish!  Ok my dog refuses to wear clothes, but she will put her winter coat on when the weather dips below freezing.  The one I have is almost exactly like the one above.  It is super easy to put on because it Velcros across the body.   When doing your holiday shopping don’t forget the pets!  My little pup will definitely have the most presents under the tree again this year.  For you cat lovers, I included a few fun gift ideas in the second widget below!  If you scroll to the second page of the widget, there are wine themed cat treats. I mean I know what I’m getting my sister’s cat this year!

I hope you all scored some great Cyber Monday deals yesterday!!  My outfit posts return tomorrow with a fun layered winter look, see you then!




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