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Floral Bomber Jacket

Houston Fashion Blogger styles a winter outfit idea featuring a floral bomber jacket, gray skinny jeans and heels.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet wears a burgundy floral bomber jacket with rayban aviators in silver mirror.

Houston Style Blogger Karen Rock of Lady in Violet wears gray skinny jeans under 50 with a burgundy bomber jacket for fall outfit idea.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet styles a casual weekend outfit featuring a floral bomber jacket and gray jeans with nude heels.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet shares what to wear with gray skinny jeans for a weekend outfit.

Houston Style Blogger Lady in Violet shares how to wear a bomber jacket for weekend outfit inspiration.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet shares a casual weekend outfit idea featuring gray jeans and a maroon bomber jacket.

Houston Style Blogger Karen Rock of Lady in Violet wears an embroidered floral bomber jacket from nordstrom with gray skinny jeans and kendra scott elle earrings.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet wears gray skinny jeans under 100 dollars with nude heels.

Houston Style Blogger Lady in Violet wears a weekend outfit including a floral bomber jacket with gray jeans and heels.

FIRE Bomber Jacket |  LUSH Ivory Tunic  |  CASLON Skinny Jeans  |  STEVE MADDEN Nude Heels  |  KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings, Elisa Necklace  |  NADRI Crystal Bangle  | Nails: ESSIE c/o  Go with the Flowy |  Lips: MAC Craving

I can’t believe Christmas is this weekend, and soon we will be celebrating a brand new year!  December always seems to go by the fastest.  Probably because it’s filled with so many things to do and places to go.  I spent the weekend at holiday parties with friends and family.  It was so much fun.  I can’t wait for even more fun this coming weekend.

I have been eyeing bomber jackets for a few months.  Since our warm weather seemed to be sticking around forever, I decided to buy so I would have a pretty lightweight jacket to wear to holiday parties.  Of course then a cold front came, and we have freezing temps this week.  I noticed this floral bomber jacket is currently sold out, but I linked some more gorgeous ones at the bottom of this post.  When looking for a bomber jacket, I kept ending up on the floral ones.  I love the gorgeous embroidered detailing.  I mean is anyone shocked that I picked a burgundy one. Ha!  It’s my color of the year for sure.  This jacket is super lightweight, so it can be fully integrated into your outfit and left on while indoors where it may not be as chilly.

I finally bought a pair of gray skinny jeans and love them!  Several pairs have been on my current cravings list for awhile now.  I went with this pair because I really loved the shade of gray, and they were only $41.  I didn’t know how often I would wear them, so I wasn’t ready to splurge yet.  Well I can now say that gray jeans can work in so many outfits!  It’s a nice change from black and dark blue, and the neutrality of the gray makes it work with a good variety of colors.  Stay tuned because I have more outfit coming with these jeans!  I would definitely snatch them up while they are on sale.

Thanks for taking some time to stop by today!  Check back Wednesday because I have a fun winter office outfit featuring bell sleeves and boots!  Also, don’t forget today is the last day to enter the $500 Nordstrom Giveaway from last week’s post.



Teal Fit and Flare Dress

Houston fashion blogger wears a teal fit and flare dress with tall brown boots for the office.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a Loft teal fit and flare dress for work with boots and pink earrings.

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet shares how to wear tall brown boots to work with the Vera Bradley Satchel.

Lady in Violet, Houston fashion Blogger styles a fall work outfit idea featuring a teal dress from loft, brown riding boots and pink earrings.

Houston style blogger, Lady in Violet carries the Vera Bradley Sagebrush satchel and wears the baublebar pave links bracelet for an office look.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears the teal loft dress with brown tall boots for a work outfit idea.

Houston Style blogger Lady in Violet wears the Baublebar Venette drops in berry with the teal ottoman flare dress from Loft.

Karen Rock, a Houston Fashion Blogger styles the loft ottoman flare dress with brown boots and dark pink baublebar earrings.

Houston Fashion Blogger wears Joan and David brown heeled boots with a teal dress.

Houston Texas Style Blogger styles a work outfit idea including a teal flare dress with brown riding boots.

LOFT 3/4 Sleeve Flare Dress  |  JOAN & DAVID Heeled Brown Boots (similar |  similar  | similar) |  VERA BRADLEY c/o Sagebrush Satchel  |  GORJANA Taner Pave Bar Necklace  |  BAUBLEBAR c/o Venette Drops,  Pave Links Bracelet  |  RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | Nails: c/o ESSIE Go with the Flowy |  Lips: MAC Craving

This time of year I am often looking for dresses that can easily go from office to after work holiday party.  I found this teal fit and flare dress about a month ago, but snatched it up on Cyber Monday during a 50% off sale.  I’m so happy I did too.  Not only is this dress super adorable, but it’s really comfy too.

I wore pretty much this exact outfit yesterday.  I had my ZTA Alum Christmas party after work, and I knew this dress would be perfect for the event.  It’s warm again here, but cold at work so boots didn’t make me overly hot.  My backup would have been my go to nude pumps if it was warmer.  Dark teal and berry pink are such a fun and pretty color combo.  I received so many compliments on these earrings last night from some of my ZTA sisters.  They are the perfect statement piece to any outfit, casual or dressy. These earrings aren’t heavy either, so I can wear them all day.

I decided to play with two different shades of brown with my boots and bag. I love the contrast in color, but that they still compliment each other too.  These boots are several years old, one of my favorite RueLaLa finds.  I love the dark brown color and semi-chunky heel.  My favorite thing about these is the unique design at the top.  I have a hard time finding anything that is truly similar, but I still tried.  The boots I found all have one of the traits of these from the gorgeous color to a unique design.

Alright ya’ll, I am bumping up my regular Friday post to tomorrow and I have an AMAZING reason, so be sure to check back then to find out what it is.  I promise it’s going to be fabulous!!  Until then, ya’ll have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.


Instagram Roundup: Winter Outfit Ideas

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet shares winter outfit ideas with sweaters, boots, and jeans.

Well after a wonderful week off, it is back to the office today.  Give me ALL the coffee!!  The weekend was filled with parties, family, and friends, so not too shabby of a vacation conclusion.  I can’t believe it’s been close to 2 months since I shared a little Instagram roundup with ya’ll.   I tried to pick looks that might inspire some winter outfit ideas.  Bonus, a few of the items are currently on sale!  I also snuck in a couple office looks.  You can easily add a blazer or cardigan to make these work in cooler temps.

For those of you who follow along on Instagram, you can always shop these looks via email with  I wrote a full post about how it works HERE.  Not intersted in  All the information is available on my Shop Instagram page under the Shop Tab of my menu bar.  Just click on the photo to see all the items in the outfit, no sign up needed.

 Just a reminder that this is the last week to order you Christmas presents for guaranteed deliver by Dec. 25th without paying high expedited shipping fees. Ya’ll have a great week and enjoy the outfit inspiration.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet styles a casual winter outfit for weekends.fleece sweater  |  black skinny jeans  |  similar booties  |  necklace  |  earrings  |  cuff bracelet  | bangle

Houston fashion blogger Karen Rock wears a casual winter outfit with a long maroon sweater with brown boots.sweater (33% off) |  camisole  |  jeans  |  brown riding boots  |  necklace  |  earrings (on sale) |  nail polish

Houston Style blogger wears a winter outfit idea with a black cashmere sweater and gray skinny jeans.

black sweater (30% off) |  gray jeans (only $41)  |  lace up heels  |  earrings (on sale) |  necklace  | cuff bracelet  |  bangle

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet styles a winter casual outfit with a gray long cardigan and distressed jeans under 100.

gray long cardigan  |  similar blush top  |  similar distressed jeans  |  nude heels  |  necklace  |  earrings  |  similar bracelet

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a winter outfit with rain boots and a warm gray sweater.

gray sweater (40% off) |  jeans  |  rain boots  |  earrings  | similar purse

houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears an office outfit with buffalo plaid and a black pencil skirt.

plaid blouse (only $13!) |  similar pencil skirt  |  lace up heels  |  necklace  |  earrings  | similar bracelet

Karen Rock Houston Fashion blogger wears winter loungewear in a burgundy cardigan, white long sleeve tee and black leggings.

burgundy circle cardigan  |  similar white tee  |  black leggings *my favorite!  |  black riding boots  |  black tote bag  |  necklace

Houston Fashion Blogger styles an olive and pink office outfit with a pencil skirt.

olive tunic (33% off) |  similar pencil skirt  |  nude heels  |  necklace  |  earrings  |  bracelet

Houston Fashion Blogger wears a winter outfit with white jeans and teal sweater.

teal sweater  |  white skinny jeans (33% off) More Sizes HERE, but not on sale |  lace up heels  |  necklace  |  earrings  |  bracelet  | sunglasses

Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet wears a fall brunch outfit idea with an olive tunic, jeans, and peep toe booties.

What I Wore on Thanksgiving!
olive tunic (33% off) |  distressed jeans  | peep toe booties  |  long necklace  |  short necklace  |  earrings  | bracelet  |  bracelet

Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!!  A new outfit coming at you on Wednesday, see you then.

Houston blogger shares winter outfit ideas featuring sweaters, boots, and jeans.

The Wrap Coat

Houston fashion blogger wears a holiday party outfit including a wrap coat, leather leggings, and laceup heels.

Houston Fashion blogger, lady in violet shows how to wear a wrap coat to a Christmas party.

Karen Rock of Lady in Violet styles the Dao Chloe Dao wrap coat with the gigi new york magenta all in one bag.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet wears a winter outfit featuring a wrap coat and leather leggings.

Houston style blogger styles a holiday party outfit featuring a long wrap cot and faux leather leggings.

Houston fashion blogger styles leather leggings and black lace up heels for a party outfit idea.

Houston fashion blogger, lady in violet wears a chic holiday outfit with leather leggings and a wrap coat.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a dao chloe dao wrap coat and gigi ny clutch with the henri bendel bracelet.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a holiday outfit with a coat, leggings and lace up heels.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a winter outfit with leather leggings, long gray coat, and lace up heels.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet styles a holiday party outfit idea with coat, faux leather leggings and lace up heels.

DAO CHLOE DAO Long Wrap Coat (similar | similar | similar) |  DANIEL RAINN Black V-Neck Blouse (similar)  |  EXPRESS Faux Leather Leggings  |  CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Lace-Up Heels  |  GIGI NEW YORK Magenta Clutch  |  KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings,  Elisa Necklace  |  HENRI BENDEL Deco Cuff Bracelet  | NADRI Crystal Bangle | BAUBLEBAR Crystal Mason Ring |  Lips: NYX Staycation  |  Nails: ESSIE c/o Ready to Boa

I picked this fabulous wrap coat up at the Nutcracker Market last month. I typically don’t buy clothes for myself from the market, but I do always stop by Chloe Dao’s booth.  She is a local Houston designer who happened to win Season 2 of Project Runway.  Chloe was my favorite designer that season and not just because she was from Houston.   I love the fit and structure of her designs.

Since it’s only super cold for about a month in Houston, I love the idea of a short-sleeve wrap coat for winter.  What I loved about this one is that I immediately pictured about 3 different ways to style it.  I love styling it as more of a statement top with leather leggings for a chic holiday party look.  At the market, Chloe tied it for me a little higher above my waist in a bow.  It was really cute, but I haven’t quite been able to replicate it yet.  I’m practicing though.

A couple other ways I would wear this style coat is over a simple solid color sheath dress.  You could tie it or leave it open to create different looks.  I wore a plain tee, distressed jeans, and flats to the market, and it looked really cute with this coat worn more like an open long cardigan.  One important thing to keep in mind if you plan on wearing your coat as part of your outfit, make sure what is underneath is still cute if you need to take it off.  In this post, my leather leggings and black blouse can still stand on their own as a chic holiday party look.

Since I picked this up at the Nutcracker market, it is not available online.  I did find a few similar styles for you though.  If you are in Houston, Chloe has a boutique in Rice Village that you can check to see if still available. Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!