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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americana Fall

Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Shorts: Joe's Jeans // Flats: Chloé // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: Golden Thread // Earrings: Saks (similar) // Watch: Michele (with Michele interchangeable band) // Bracelets: David Yurman; Fitbit Flex // Ring: David Yurman

To say we've had fall weather here in Texas would be a not so true statement. The temps have dipped down into the 80s, a welcome change, but still not cool enough to bust out knits, like this pocket cable knit sweater, and my J.Crew Chelsea boots. So I've been opting for long-sleeved tops to keep me warm inside with A/C but then can roll up when I'm outside. 
If you haven't seen her debut on Instagram, meet my new rescue pup Lucy! A little over a month ago, I adopted this terrier mix sweetheart from a local shelter here in Houston, Friends For Life. She couldn't resist being in some of my snapshots, and as you can see she's definitely not camera shy and has some major hops. 
Hope you're having a great week! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Giveaway // Kendra Scott Black Iridescent Collection

Happy Monday friends! I've got an exciting giveaway here for you. Myself and eight other Houston/Dallas bloggers have teamed up for a giveaway featuring the Kendra Scott Black Iridescent collection. Enter below for a chance to win $450 worth of jewels and baubles, including the ever popular Harlow necklace, Cassie bracelet and Allison earrings. The giveaway runs through Sunday, the 26th until 11:59pm. There are quite a few entry options, so be sure to take advantage of all - good luck!


Friday, October 17, 2014


Watch: Daniel Wellington// Bracelets: David Yurman // Flats: Dee Keller // Dress: J.Crew Factory 
Dress: J.Crew Factory // Necklace: Golden Thread // Shoes: Nordstrom (sold out, t-strap version) // Watch: Michele// Bracelets: David Yurman // Accessories: FitBit Flex
Lucy the pup is not available for purchase :) Go SF Giants! 

It's been a crazy past couple of weeks. If you follow along via Instagram, you've seen that I've been in and out of town the last few weeks traveling for both work and pleasure. J.Crew Factory has been a go to for this season's fall clothes. I am loving their fall dresses right now, they fit me perfectly and are true to size. 
I had been in the market for a pair of kicks that were both cool and versatile for everyday wear as well as casual looks for football games and ACL a few weekends ago. I had been eyeing the Chuck Taylors classic low sneakers, but so glad I went for these New Balance 620 sneakers, they're extremely comfortable and a cool nod to decades past. 
In case you didn't know, I adopted a puppy about a month ago and she has been such a joy. Lucy, the terrier mix, and I have been avidly watching the San Francisco Giants wreck havoc in the playoffs and were beyond thrilled when the Giants clinched the 2014 National League pennant last night (she was a little too thrilled, biting a few small holes in my hat...) Needless to say we will be watching the World Series next week and can't wait. Go Giants! 
Hope you have a lovely weekend friends. P.S. Saks friends & family sale is currently online and in-stores until the 19th. Be sure to shop with code: FRNFAM for 25% off and 20% off jewelry. Get that holiday shopping done early! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sale Alert: Shopbop Friends & Family Sale!

It's here! The Shopbop Friends & Family sale! Kids, this doesn't happen too often, and it's time to jump on it. Get 25% off your order with code FAMILY25, but it's only three days so don't blink before it's gone!
And it's a tad crazy to think about it, but Christmas is just a few short months away. Why not take this opportunity to get some gift buying out of the way. Stocking stuffers like these polished agate coasters or the brilliant and adorable Pinch Provisions minimergency kit. For the guys in our lives, how about a new watch by Daniel Wellington or an easy-to-use Jack Spade leather credit card wallet.

And don't forget to stock up on those accessories too!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Let's Shop: Warby Parker // Corner Collection

We live in a world that's completely saturated with brands and products that benefit this or that, here or there. But there are a few brands that stand out from the rest. One of the latter for me is Warby Parker. So when I was asked to spread the word about their newest collection, the Corner Collection, it was a total no-brainer.
The limited edition Corner Collection is introducing five new styles in two different hues, with an emphasis on traditional shapes - think distinctive, with metal accents, straight-edge brow bars or crisp keyhole bridges.
For me, adoring Warby Parker, and especially this new collection is a no-brainer. I mean, Warby Parker's quality for the price point is beyond amazing. As a prescription glasses wearer for over a decade now, I know just how expensive a cool pair of glasses can get - add in the frames plus the lenses... pricey and time consuming. Warby Parker takes the price point down quite a few levels, without reducing the quality all while making it fast and efficient for the end user with their home try-on kit.
So for this gal here, who errs on the side of classic and sometimes traditional style, the new Corner Collection is way cool and way up my alley. I hope you have a chance to checkout more and perhaps even try a pair. I'm sure you won't regret it! 

This post was sponsored by Warby Parker. I would never partner with a company that I didn't personally like or didn't fit with the interests of my readers. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Elaine Turner Tote

Shirt: Ann Taylor // Jeans: J.Crew Factory // Flats: Dee Keller // Tote: Elaine Turner // Scarf: Hermès // Necklace: Ily Couture // Sunglasses: Prada // Ring: David Yurman // Watch: Michele (similar) // Bracelets: David Yurman, FitBit Flex

There are always a few pieces in my wardrobe that become staples through a season, or two... or more. I have a feeling this Elaine Turner Strand olive leather tote is going to be a true go-to throughout both fall and winter. Not only is it lightweight, but fits both my personal and work laptop easily and doesn't cut into my shoulders if I'm carrying a lot inside. 
Elaine Turner has become one of my new Houston favorites. Earlier this summer I picked up these Cognac Stacked heel sandals, and boy are they comfy! (last seen here and here)
Friends, as many of you may know October is breast cancer awareness month and Elaine Turner is graciously donating 50% of proceeds from her Breast Cancer Awareness Bella clutches and BCA wrap bracelets to Cancer Support Community. Be sure to shop this extremely worthwhile cause! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Currently Adored

For the three plus years I've been writing in this little space of the World Wide Web, it amazes me that I'm just now starting a series about things I adore. Of course I've talked about many things I adore in past posts, but never have I had a series dedicated to my current adorations for the week, month, etc. 
So here it is, the first installment of 'Currently Adored' on Adored by Alex. And what better way to kick it off than with a few of my current go-tos in the beauty department. 
My mom got me hooked on Jo Malone some years ago when she would get extra testers of scents and give me the ones she didn't care for. I've always been a Chance by Chanel and Bobbi Brown Beach gal, but lately I am all about spritzing a few pumps of Jo Malone's Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne on me before walking out the door in the morning. Its nodes are light and fresh and last all day without being overpowering. 
Again thanks to my mom (aren't mom hand-me-downs the best?!), I'm hooked on this La Mer face wash. Definitely not the cheapest, but the quality is above all else. My mom swears by La Mer's skin care products (especially La Mer face creams, as do many other women in the world), and while I don't yet need to be dropping that sort of cash on face cream, I do willingly spend a little more on face cleansers and products so I can combat my dry/oily/blackhead prone attributes of my skin. 
I've always loved MAC blushes, but this shade is simply perfect for that year around naturally rosy cheek look. It's part of my everyday makeup routine and I highly recommend it! 
Finally, a new name to my makeup bag - Kevyn Aucoin roll on powder eyeshadows were introduced to me a couple of months ago at a Houston-area makeup shop called Facade. I was getting my makeup done and these were used on my eyes for some color. So fun and so easy to use; simply roll a swipe of it on your hand and use an eyebrow brush to swipe it across the lid. I use them alone as well as mix the two for a more dramatic look. 
What are your go-to beauty products as of late? Hope you have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cozy Sweater

Sweater: Club Monaco (similar) // Top: Abercrombie & Fitch (on sale!) // Jeans: Joe's // Sandals: Tory Burch // Bracelet: Loren Hope // Watch: Michele (similar) // Ring: David Yurman 

Happy October friends; wow last month flew by! 
Because five out of seven days every week I'm dressed up in work appropriate clothing, sometimes I like to dress down rather than up on the weekends. There's something about the ease of this tank and swing sweater that has me not so ready to completely transition to dressing for much cooler temperatures. In my opinion ivory/white/cream are way okay after Labor Day. Club Monaco has some really great swing sweaters right now, I am loving this ivory shearling wrap with leather accents and this plum cashmere wrap - both perfect for fall and layering during the cooler months ahead.