Summer is In The Air

 









Dress : Shein (sold out, similar here)
Bag : Katie Judith
Bag Strap : Shein (similar here)
Shoes : ASOS ( past season)

Hi everyone,

For those of you living in Singapore, you would have been following me on Instagram where I have been showcasing many types of hats or head cover recently as it's been sweltering hot these last few weeks. The heat and then the extreme blasting air conditioning in malls or public transportation has me suffering pounding migraines and headaches.

So I decided to keep the temperature more constant by wearing head scarves, hats and some type of cover from the drastic change in temperature on the top of my head. With this, I started to enjoy styling the different types of hats and I start to realise that not many people do wear hats in Singapore - when our weather is so ideal to style hats. I am not just talking about sports caps but stylish and chic hats.

Hence, I started a #hatchallengesg on Instagram to get everyone to share with me pics of them styling hats in Singapore so we can push more people to enjoy this trend. If you could, please do share your pic with me with the following :

1) #hatchallengesg
2) tag @yourstylearchitect

Moving on to today's look, I love this saucer style hat which I had commissioned my favourite millinery in Singapore - Girl With A Hat to design for me after watching the Emily in Paris series on Netflix. Yet wanting something more feminine and cute - Lise who is the owner and found of this millinery added cute little butterflies to my saucer hat to create some 3D effect for me.

So here is the first of many looks styling this cute hat for Summer!

I hope you enjoyed this fun look and don't forget to head on to Instagram to participate in my #hatchallengesg!

Love,
Simone xoxo


Spring Ditsy Floral + Dungaree Pairing

 





Top : Urban Revivo 
Dungaree : past season, Juice Couture
Clutch : Goyard 
Shoes : Vince Camuto 
Earrings : Mahua Ethnico ( similar here & here)

 Hi everyone,

Can't believe we are now already heading into the 3rd month of the year! Indeed how quick time has flown when it was just recently I was just putting up the Christmas tree and ringing in the New Year. Glad to move on from 2020 with all that's happened but also it seems much has also happened in just these 2months of the year.

Well - at least spring is around the corner and for many we are already in Spring! So here's a fun and cute outfit one can style and add some cheer to your lives. For me, I have always loved the ruffles and the florals, so combining the structured and pretty harsh and masculine look of a dungaree with a ditsy floral, ruffle top is the perfect combo. Throwing on some open toe sandals and we got something going on here. Not to forget accessories play a very key role in completing any outfit so here, this stunning pair of handcrafted earrings by Indian artisans is the cherry on the top.

Here's a little reel I have put together whilst styling this outfit for you to see it come alive!



Unable to click on video above, then tap on this link below :

https://youtu.be/IhA8q68z9XQ

Love,

Simone xoxo

Nothing Like A Boyfriend's Blazer


 








Blazer : courtesy of my Husband // T-Shirt : Zerrin // 

Skorts : Stradivarius // Bag : Chloe // Cuff : Hermes

Belt : Alberta Ferretti // Boots : The Tui Collection


Hi Everyone,

My first post of 2021 brings this trend I am loving much for Spring 2021. The Boyfriend's Blazer! A chic look which also means a cost cutting measure for me as I am able to look stylish by styling from my husband's wardrobe to create new and exciting looks without having to spend any money to purchase an outfit to style this trend.

Most of you would know I am based in hot, humid, tropical Singapore. However, the weather has been quite wet at the start of the year and it's been fair and windy the last couple of days. So trending this blazer is perfect at this time of the year. Kept the look simple with a simple white tee and added a feminine touch with a little skort ( skirt cum shorts) with a lace up detail. I enjoyed pairing this look on a more natural colour palette and bling it up with statement cuff and chain link necklace.

Of course, to keep the look more feminine, I could also cinch in the waist with a belt and therefore toning down the masculine jacket.

Will you wear this look? Let me know what you think.


Love,

Simone xoxo




Festive Outfits Inspired By Jewellery Pieces

 






Dress : Acquabonita ( get it here)
Necklace : Maarz Pearls ( similar here)
Hairband : The Girl With A Hat for Evelyn & Rose ( get it here)
Cuff : Sea Trendy ( get it here)
Clutch : swapped from The Fashion Pulpit
Shoes : The Tui Collection ( past season)

Hi everyone,

Feeling kinda nervous today. Being the last day of 2020 and as much as I wish to say good riddance to a year riddled with sadness and so much uncertainty however, I am also a little apprehensive of what to expect for 2021. Well, we can only try to stay positive and keep safe.

So as all of us start to get busy and ready to move on with our lives, here's a last goodbye to 2020. Festive looks I had put together being inspired with jewellery pieces I have in my closet - and styling them with clothing items I have in my closet.

Enjoy the video below for some fashion inspiration. Meanwhile, do also enjoy taking in these pictures of how I styled a casual summer dress and added some oomph to the outfit to turn it into a festive party dress. Have fun getting your festive looks together with simple jewellery pieces to inspire you to mix and match.

See you in the new year !!

( Please click here if you are not able to view the video above)

Love,
Simone xoxo


Green With Envy :: Mint Green Maxi Summer Dress For Christmas

 









Dress & S Pendant Necklace: What Women Want 

Clutch : Mah Collection ( shop here)

Choker Necklace : Boheme Sg ( get it here)

Shoes : The Tui Collection ( shop here)


Hi everyone,

It's been a busy few weeks for me prepping and trying to get as much of my Christmas preparation done so I can take a little time off from work for the family. This year has indeed been such a crazy year with all that's happened and is still happening. Many of us have missed seeing our love ones around the globe whilst some of us have even lost our love ones without even saying goodbye or seeing for one last time. 

As a Catholic, to me Christmas is extra meaningful besides all the commercial aspects of it - but that it is to bring Faith, Hope and Joy as well as Love and Peace to all that we know that on this day, we have hope for what is to come. The giving of gifts is all about love and happiness and spreading joy - and that as Christians is what we need to do but on a less secular form but more of our spirit that we share with those around us. So this Christmas, many will be alone without love ones around them. Go and spread the love and joy with them even to knock on your neighbours door to wish them a Merry Christmas.

On that note, let me share with you this stunning outfit I have styled for Christmas from this fabulous store here in Singapore called What Women Want. True to its name, this store has almost everything a woman desires. From fashion to jewellery to shoes and accessories. So if you are residing in Singapore, do pop over to their boutique at the Mandarin Gallery to check them out. Of course they have just finished their Holiday Soiree pop up but you can most definitely find great buys in time for your festive shopping. 

In tropical Singapore, and bearing in mind the restrictions at play for big group festive gatherings, so many will be entertaining in smaller groups or even in their own backyard instead of the traditional hotel get togethers. Styling this summer maxi dress with silver threads running through the outfit, it gives it a little sheen and shine which is perfect for Christmas in the Tropics. Let me tell you the drama I had to go through to get this shoot in place. Was at the airport thinking it will be all setup with beautiful decorations for my backdrop but sadly enough with travel minimised to almost a standstill, therefore it was a sad situation at what would have been a gorgeous backdrop at Singapore's Changi Airport that usually spares no expense to deck out the terminals in splendid Christmas cheer. 

So I decided with my assistant of the day, to head to another popular spot in Singapore where the recent Crazy Rich Asian movie was set for the gorgeous wedding at Chijmes Singapore. And lo and behold, we were able to secure a dining dome that was sprawled all over the lawn where reservations are free though we need to order some food and drinks from any of the outlets within Chijmes. We were sooo lucky that there was a last minute cancellation as all online bookings were full for these domes and my good friend and assistant of the day, Lauren and I had a whale of a 2 hr time slot to do my photoshoot whilst sipping a whole bottle of Chardonnay and stuffing ourselves with tacos on the side.

Anyway more of this gorgeous scene in the next posts but meanwhile, here's a nice kickstart to Christmas looks and celebrations from the dome at Chijmes.

Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for more Christmas looks.

Love,

Simone xoxo