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Bold Blue Coat

Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

I’ve probably worn a winter coat two times, maybe three, so far this year. Houston, you sure are confusing. Can’t even believe the high today is in the 80s! The outfit I’m sharing in this post was one of my favorite pregnancy looks. I loved that this big roomy coat fit over my baby bump. Paired with skinny jeans & ankle boots I felt oh-so-chic!

I’m sharing details on this wintery look today & why sometimes renting winter pieces make the most sense when you live in a warmer climate. Plus, I’m giving a little update on life with Annie below!

Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.
Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

 

Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

Houston fashion blogger styles a black Zac Posen handbag with Sole Society ankle booties.

Houston fashion blogger styles a blue JOA coat with an UNO Magnetic choker.
Houston fashion blogger styles a look from Rent the Runway.
Houston fashion blogger shares winter style outfit inspiration in a JOA blue coat with a black zac posen handbag.

This beautiful blue coat is actually a Rent the Runway find. We had a much chillier than usual week in Houston about a month ago and I had a few events to attend, so I figured why not rent something that was cute & sure to fit. I think most of my big coats are still packed away in the attic from last winter. Like I said, we really don’t get much of an opportunity to pull out our winter favorites down here.

To make the coat stand out, I paired it with all black accessories, dark jeans and a simple white blouse. I pretty much LIVED in these black ankle booties before I decided to give heels a bit of a break towards the end of my pregnancy. Flash forward to now, I’m so so excited to start wearing some of my favorite heels again! My shoe collection might as well consist of all brand new pretties, because it’s been so long since I’ve worn most of them that my shoes feel just as new to me as they did the day I bought them! Crossing my fingers they all still fit! Apparently, your feet grow a half size or two during pregnancy. (My worst fear!!!)

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Outside the blog, we’ve been laying pretty low for the past two weeks. I’m still recovering from my c-section & the infection, but I’m finally starting to feel like my old self and it’s amazing!! (I can now carry Annie around the house & get up and grab things from the fridge! Woo! It’s the little things yall.) My mom also just got back in town and we have one more week of family helping us out before Patrick and I are officially on our own.

My book club also started a meal train for us and friends have been dropping by every other day bringing the most delicious of casseroles and tasty treats. I’ve never been on the receiving end of something like this before and I can’t tell you how grateful we have been for these extra meals! Newborns are just as exhausting as everyone says they are, which is something I did not want to believe while I was pregnant. So having one less thing to do during the day and a delicious dinner prepped & ready for us has made such a big difference! I now can’t wait to return the favor and make dinners for all of my expecting friends soon!

I seriously have so so much to share about life with Annie and what these past two weeks have been like. Be on the lookout this week for a few posts giving you a glimpse into just that! And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog!

xo, alice

photos by Lauren Rathbun Photography

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  • Sarah Lindner

    That jacket is too cute! Im obsessed with this whole look
    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

  • Oh the color of this coat is GORGEOUS! I love the pop against the black

  • Nicole Kestenbaum

    Beautiful coat! I’m so scared of not having time for anything when I have our baby! xoxo

  • Dawn Princess Darnell

    Such a pretty blue coat! Congratulations on your sweet Annie. So glad you have been surrounded by family support during this precious new time.

  • Liv

    Love the shade of blue!

    Liv

    livforstyle.net

  • Aww congrats on the baby!!! I had 2 c sections, and they are ROUGH. Glad you have help and are doing good! Love this fab outfit! The coat is gorgeous and I love those booties!!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

  • Omg, I’m in love with that coat. That blue color is stunning on you. This is definitely the time of year to get a deal. So gorg!!

  • This coat is absolute amazing. I am in love with the bright bold color!!! It looks amazing on you!

  • Natasha Massey Stoneking

    that cobalt color = L O V E

  • Nicole Leffew

    That blue is gorgeous on you! And your boots are so killer!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Gah this color on you is EVERYTHING!! Love the coat!! XO

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay

    I love this blue coat on you…such a gorgeous color!! So GLAD you’re able to carry your beautiful daughter around…such an amazing milestone!! and aren’t meal trains the BEST?!?!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  • Girl that coat is gorgeous! I’m also obsessed with that bag!
    xx,
    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

  • I love that color on you!!