Monthly Archives: October 2015

Riding Boots & Layering Tops

Fall Weekend Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Lucky Brand Heloisse Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Weekend Outfit Fall Fashion | Lady in Violet

JCrew Sleeveless Layering Top | Lady in Violet

How to wear Riding Boots in Fall | Lady in Violet

Druzy Pendant Necklace and Gorjana Jewelry | Lady in Violet

Brown Riding Boots | Lady in Violet

Fall Weekend Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet


J CREW Sleeveless Top  | WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Saint Honore Jeans  | LUCKY BRAND Heloisse Boots [Wide Calf Version] *ON SALE  | TORY BURCH Robinson Crossbody Bag [SIMILAR]  | GORJANA Mika Necklace, Elea Cuff**,  Aldridge Earrings  | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle,  Pave Links Bracelet  | ELISE M Zanzibar Necklace** [SIMILAR]  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nail Color in Plumberry  | MAC Lipstick in Craving

** Items are from my Rocksbox Subscription c/o, try Rocksbox out FREE for one month with code KARENROCKXOXO

Oh Hello Friday! How I have missed you!!  It is almost riding boots season here in Houston, and I cannot wait to finally get to wear these boots!!  One thing about Texas weather is that it can be 50 or 60 in the morning and then in the high 80s in the afternoon.  I like finding light layering tops like this one that I can wear during this fall season transition.  I picked this one up a few weeks ago from J Crew and love all the layering potential it has for fall and winter.  You can wear it under light jackets, cardigans, or cropped sweaters.  It also looks just as great when worn by itself.  This makes it perfect for our weather right now because I will need to wear it both layered and stand alone all in one day for our drastic weather changes.  Ya’ll these riding boots are still on sale, but the size options in this color are going fast!  If you have been considering them, I personally love them and plan on styling them on the blog until spring so you will have plenty of style inspiration coming at you.

Some of my jewelry is from my Rocksbox subscription.  If you have never heard of it, you basically pay a monthly fee of $19 and borrow 3 pieces of jewelry for however long you want.  I have been doing it for like 6 months now and still love it.  I tend to request specific styles or even pieces I want to try out.  For this box, I asked for a long pendant necklace.  I was excited to see this one arrive because I have been considering purchasing one.  There is no obligation to buy any of the jewelry.  You just wear it for a few weeks and then send it back and receive new jewelry.  I like getting to try out the different styles of jewelry that I have considered purchasing from other stores.  This necklace for example retails at about $70, but I can purchase through Rocksbox for $57.  BUT I have been eyeing a super similar style from Baublebar for $38.  So while I love this one, I’ll probably end up going with the cheaper option I found a few weeks back.  I like that I had the trial and run option though!  You can try it for one month free with code KARENROCKXOXO.  Happy Friday Ya’ll!!  Thanks for visiting the blog this week and don’t forget to check back next week as Lady in Violet turns ONE!

LUCKY BRAND BOOTS: Texas County Fair Style


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Boxy Blouse

Office Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

SheIn Boxy Blouse | Lady in Violet

Work Outfit Idea with Pencil Skirt | Lady in Violet

Pink Pencil Skirt and Gigi NY Bag | Lady in Violet What to Wear to Work | Lady in Violet Shein Boxy Blouse and Silver Jewelry | Lady in Violet Nine West Black Booties | Lady in Violet

Fall Fashion Outfit | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit for Work | Lady in Violet

Office Outfit Inspiration | Lady in Violet


SHEIN c/o  Crack Print Top | HALOGEN Seamed Pencil Skirt [SIMILAR]  | NINE WEST Black Booties [SIMILAR]| GIGI NY All in One Bag  | STELLA & DOT Rebel Pendant Necklace,  Renegade Bracelet  | KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings,  Arden Bracelet  | NADRI Crystal Bangle  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | MAC Lipstick in Craving  | ESSIE Nail Polish in Plumberry

One of my favorite “I’m bored” activities is online window shopping.  I love to head to online shopping sites and just peruse what they have available with no real intention to buy but just look.  (Although somehow I usually end up buying something 🙂 )That is how I originally came across this boxy blouse.  I was intrigued by both the shape and the print.  I liked the oversized sleeve with a defined shape and the boxy fit of the body with an almost cropped top feel.  The print is what really drew me in though.  It reminded me a little of lightning strikes or tree roots.  It is one of those prints that can act as both the statement and the under dog of an outfit.   I was really torn on my favorite way to wear this boxy style top because it looks great with a skirt and skinny jeans.  Don’t be surprised if you see this top styled again!  Since the top is black and white, I loved bringing in color with my magenta skirt.  This skirt color is sold out but I linked a super similar and under $20 version for you.  I also have to mention that my top is only $17!!  It is from Shein which is online site known for trendy fashion at a ridiculously affordable price!   Despite the low price tag, I will say the quality on this blouse is top notch.  This is my first piece from them, and I am definitely going back for more!!


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A Classic Black Outfit

Classic Black Outfit for Fall | Lady in Violet

All black outfit with green satchel | Lady in Violet

Date Night Outfit Idea - Black Skinny Jeans and Tunic | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Jewelry and Baublebar Bracelets | Lady in Violet

Henri Bendel West 57th Satchel | Lady in Violet

What to Wear on A First Date | Lady in Violet

Classic Black Look for All Seasons | Lady in Violet

How to Style an all Black Outfit | Lady in Violet

Kendra Scott Harlie Necklace and Caralyn Ear Climbers | Lady in Violet

Fall Fashion - Classic Black Look | Lady in Violet


GLAM Black Top [SIMILAR] | DL1961 c/o Emma Jeans in Riker | CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Peep Toe Pump | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel *ON SALE! | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Caralyn Ear Climbers, Harlie Necklace | GORJANA Mika Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Ladder Cuff | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | FORMULA X Nail Polish in Infinite

When ever I put skinny black jeans on with peep toe pumps, I always have that moment wear I kind of feel like Sandra D from Grease. 🙂  I’m pretty sure my love for an all black outfit stems from watching that movie like a millions times.  Whenever I don’t know what to wear, I almost always fall back on a classic black look.  I think it is perfect for just about any occasion.  I would wear this to happy hour, date night, girls night out, family dinner, a networking event, casual Friday at work.  I actually could name some more, but you catch my drift.  When doing an all black look, I like to find ways to bring in a little color with my accessories.  Sometimes I might go with a neutral purse and opt for some fun colorful shoes like these!  For this look, I loved the way my nude pump paired with it (remember that Sandra D moment), so I decided to go with a pop of color in my bag.  By the way, my purse is currently on clearance for $90 off!!!  Since my purse is such a showstopper, I kept my jewelry neutral but still a little bit statement in itself.  I really like how the blue stones in my earrings partner with both the green of the purse and the white of my necklace to really connect all the different colors.  Am I the only one who now has the “You’re the One That I Want” song stuck in their head?  Happy Monday Ya’ll and thanks for visiting the blog today!


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Striped Tee Love

Fall Casual Weekend Outfit | Lady in Violet

Red Striped Tee and Kendra Scott Necklace | Lady in Violet

Casual Weekend Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Distressed Jeans and Taupe Booties | Lady in Violet

Banana Republic Red Striped Tee | Lady in Violet

Fall Outfit Inspiration Tee | Lady in Violet

Striped Tee and Kendra Scott Jewelry | Lady in Violet

Fall Weekend Outfit Idea | Lady in Violet

Sole Society Satchel and Fall Booties | Lady in Violet

How to style a striped tee | Lady in Violet

Fall Weekend Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet


BANANA REPUBLIC Striped Tee [SIMILAR] | TREASURE & BOND Distressed Jeggings [SIMILAR & ON SALE] | SOLE SOCIETY Kianna Satchel | DV BY DOLCE VITA Conary Booties  [SIMILAR] | KENDRA SCOTT  c/o Rae Necklace,  Skylar Earrings | SWELL CAROLINE c/o Enamel Signature Bracelet | MAC Lipstick in Faux | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | FORMULA X Nail Color in Infinite

My go-to weekend look for running errands in the fall is pretty much different variations of this outfit.  You can never go wrong with a striped tee for pretty much any outfit.  I pair them with pencil skirts for work, and on weekends I love pairing them with jeans.  They are also a great layering piece for fall.  Stripes are an easy print to mix with.  I love mixing mine with plaids and floral prints.  This red version is sold out, but I created a fun little striped tee widget for you at the end of this post with some great options in an array of colors.  I like to buy mine a little long, so they can peek out at the bottom of another top.

I bought these jeggings at last year’s Nordstrom Sale.  I wanted to try my hand at a slightly distressed skinny jean.  I really like this pair, and I’m currently looking to get another pair in blue denim to wear this fall (kinda like these).  My dad totally makes fun of me for paying someone to put holes in my jeans:), but I tried once and they just didn’t look as cute.   I’m kind of picky with my distressing as far as wear the holes are and how big they are.  I like them to be subtle and just in a couple of spots.  Of course, who knows in a year I may decide I’m ready to try some big rips. ha!  Happy Friday Ya’ll!


TREASURE & BOND JEANS: Traveling Texas
DOLCE VITA BOOTIES: Fall Wardrobe Staples


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