The Ferry Building

Oversized Scarf - Adored by Alex

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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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Lauren Anderson photography

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

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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. 

Let’s Shop: Girl on a Budget Vol. 2

GOAB Vol 2 - handbags clutches wallets

1. Longchamp small Le Pilage tote $125 // 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs bag (on sale!) $75.20// 3. Mark and Graham suede soho bag $129 // 4. Henri Bendel card case $38 // 5. Dagne Dover The Tiny Tote $175 // 6. GiGi New York mini foldover wallet $72 // 7. Tory Burch wristlet $155 //8.Kate Spade Ryan tote $198 // 9. Clare V. Supreme fold over clutch (on sale!) $184.50 // 10. Rebecca Minkoff crossbody $195 // 11. Madewell Lafayette bucket bag $198

Well for those of you who’ve read ABA for awhile, you may remember the supposed launch of a new Girl on A Budget Series; and basically that launch was a one-time ordeal which you can see here. So I’m back with new intentions on this new year to give y’all some options when it comes to shopping! I hope to provide some budget friendly pieces throughout the next weeks to you, my readers, because honestly, who doesn’t love a good deal?!

I figured I’d resurrect the series with one of the best things we all want to/like to (guilty) splurge on… handbags. I mean of course this Stella McCartney crossbody has been on my lust list – but justifying the hefty price tag at full-price is kinda crazy. Quite frankly, I think this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody is pretty similar and the price tag is much less of a break the bank type; clocking in at under $250! PS: Here’s a nice little $200 or less handbag round-up via Nordstrom!