Juxtaposed

All Black Ensemble Biscuit Home Paint Wall Black on Color Armani Jacket Armani Jacket Loren Hope earrings Details - Adored by Alex Reed Krakoff micro boxer tote Biscuit Home Paint Wall Loren Hope earrings + Prada sunglasses Armani Heels Armani bow heels Juxtaposed - Adored by Alex Biscuit Home Houston Details - Adored by Alex Biscuit Home Paint Wall Reed Krakoff + Armani Heels Black + Color

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Jacket: Armani (super similar silhouette here & here) // Pants: Theory // Purse: Reed Krakoff (similarcross body version on sale here; budget-friendly version & under $200 here )// Shoes: Armani (similar) // Sunglasses: Prada // Earrings: Loren Hope (old, still available here) // Bracelet: Alexis Bittar (similar) // Ring: Kendra Scott

Apologies y’all, this could quite possibly be my favorite photo shoot yet, and I just had the most difficult time narrowing down which snapshots to share on here!! Let’s be real here, I am in my mid-20s, there is no way I could afford Armani at full price – enter the Armani outlet store in Arizona. I discovered it over Christmas break and was in h-e-a-v-e-n. First off this jacket, I just can’t. It’s insane. I knew the minute I saw it, it had to be mine. It’s so soft and just perfect.

My obsession with Reed Krakoff continues; enter the Micro Boxer tote – I had my eyes on it for quite sometime and finally nabbed it with some gift cards from the holidays (it was also on sale at Saks; mini double zip cross body version available on the Reed Krakoff site for $256!) – in case you haven’t already figured it out I love a great bargain and I love the finer things in life, so it’s been fun curating a collection of pieces as I’ve gotten older that are quite special for both their namesake and the price I picked them up at!

Finally, if you are a Houstonian and haven’t been to the Biscuit Home paint wall, you are missing out! Definitely one of my top suggestions for a Houston city guide. The colors are beyond and just so fun for a backdrop. Plus the area of town is teaming with great restaurants and unique shops. Biscuit Home itself, is just so adorable and a great place to pick up linens, gifts and trinkets; giftables for those in your life or maybe just yourself (I recently got this border boudoir sham to add to my bed). Happy mid-week friends, we’re almost there, we can do it!

The Ferry Building

Oversized Scarf - Adored by Alex

oversized colorblock scarf Floppy colorblock hat - Adored by Alex Barbour Beadnell Jacket Ferry Building SF San Francisco city guide

photos by Jake Carreno

Hat: Urban Outfitters (sold out online, similar here & here) // Jacket: Barbour via Tuckernuck // Scarf: Sheinside (less than $20!) // Sweater: Kerisma // Jeans: Joe’s Jeans // Booties: Rag & Bone // Necklaces: Ily Couture // Bracelets: Fitbit Flex; Hermes; David Yurman // Watch: Michele // Ring: David Yurman // Purse: Reed Krakoff (2015 version)

There’s no question one of my favorite cities in this country is San Francisco. I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore the City by the Bay a number of times – my dad lives in Palo Alto – and whenever I visit we always take a trip to the City. It was a particularly chilly, but gorgeous and sunny day in SF, so I bundled up in layers for a day of walking. We made our way to the infamous Ferry Building and wandered through the stalls before making our way to one of my top three favorite SF restaurants The Slanted Door. If you ever go, I highly recommend the bbq pork spare ribs, the gingered beef sirloin noodles and the crispy vegetarian imperial rolls (yum, my mouth is watering just typing this!!) Need I say more? Read this San Francisco Eater article.

Street Style

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Jacket: Massimo Dutti (similar here & hereless than $70!) // Shirt: Joie (old, similar) // Jeans: Madewell // Shoes: Via Spiga // Earrings: Asha by ADM // Ring: Bauble Bar // Sunglasses: Prada // Purse: GiGi New York

There was something so enthralling about this street art, that when my photographer, Lauren, suggested we snap some shots in front of it, I was all for it. I’m normally not one for skulls and crossbones, but coupled with this look there’s a definite edgy, cool vibe that you don’t see too often here on Adored by Alex. And quite frankly, I’m okay with stepping outside the lines here and there. I mean, life would be way boring otherwise, right? Houstonians, have you heard of the restaurant Ox Heart? This is on the side of their building, for point of reference. I still haven’t been but have heard raves about it – see this review from the NY Times and this Chron article back from 2012. I definitely need to try it, but have heard it’s pretty much impossible to get a table, but I digress. For now, I’ll just continue to dream of the days where opened toed shoes, sunny days and lightweight jackets were possible!

Watercolors

Manoosh Scarf - Adored by Alex Manoosh Scarf - Adored by Alex Watercolor scarf & David Yurman ring Watercolor Scarf - Adored by Alex Jimmy Choo black pumps Work Wear or Casual Wear - Adored by Alex Manoosh Scarf - Adored by Alex Manoosh Scarf - Adored by Alex Manoosh Scarf - Adored by Alex

Lauren Anderson Photography

Scarf: Manoosh c/o // Sweater: Kerisma (buy online here) via French Cuff Boutique // Shirt: Ann Taylor // Pants: Theory // Shoes: Jimmy Choo (budget-fiendly version here & here) // Ring: David Yurman // Watch: Michele // Earrings: Saks (similar)

I was given this gorgeous Manoosh scarf before the holidays and fell in love. Manoosh is a gorgeous bran of accessories and gifts looking to support small and local Houston-area artists by bringing their art to your wardrobe and into your hands.

I mean how stunning and original is this piece of art for my neck?! Printed with the original artwork by Marilyn Biles titled “Anticipation” not only is is big enough to wrap around on my neck on chilly days but I’ve also used it as an accessory to a tote or a shawl. It’s quickly become a go-to in my winter wardrobe, especially on grey days when a pop of color is highly necessary.

Special thanks to Manoosh & PR Boutique for sponsoring this post.