Merry Christmas 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 5 Comments

Merry Christmas Everyone!

A short joyful post of my Christmas outfit for Christmas Eve dinner. Recycling old favourites, mix and matching for a whole new outfit!

A warm Christmas this year Hong Kong. Off were the thick coats and jumpers and in with lighter outerwear. Love trending this old favourite lace biker style jacket. Having spent a whole day at Disneyland Hong Kong on 23 December, took this chance to style this lovely jewelry set I got as a Christmas gift from Disney!

Dress : WAREHOUSE ( old, similar here or here)
Outerwear : H&M ( old, similar here)
Clutch : Chanel 
Heels : Charles & Keith ( similar here)
Necklace & Earrings : Disneyland Hong Kong 
Bangle : Cartier

Simone xoxo

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Floral Christmas :: Button Down Floral Dress cum Coat + Red Accents

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 10 Comments

Happy start of the week everyone!

I don't know about you but I had a horrid last week when my laptop crashed and the best part of it all, I did not do a recent backup. URGH.......Was desperately praying that all data would not be lost and had to work on my smartphone and ipad for emails etc... but you guys can imagine how frustrating that it is for me. Especially when all pictures have been uploaded and edited on my laptop!

Thank god for a kind and SMART I.T " angel" who saved my day and "Mr N." as I would like to call him -  managed to retrieve all information on my laptop for me before having to change my whole hard disk.

So here it is, my latest and long overdue post for the kind people at who saw my last post highlighting some of their items. So as I would like to put it - " christmas came early for me" and here is one of the goodies they kindly extended to me for my effort. If you have not read my previous post on them, here it is again ( click here).

The full button down front allows the option of styling this dress as an outerwear for a different look. Although the dress came with a red faux leather belt, however I decided to pair it with my own red and blue elastic belt to cinch in the waist a little better. I do love the cut and the way the dress falls nicely around the waist, though it was a little snug around the upper arms and chest.

I would best advise you to consider 2 sizes up if you are getting this dress simply as it may not totally be true to size. Given I was sent an XL size for this dress when I am usually a regular L size girl and yet finding it a tad snug around the chest.

Was hoping to channel the Duchess of Cambridge " Kate Middleton" with this outfit. I love how she wears those lovely longer coats and matching dresses in many of her engagements. Not forgetting, florals are an IN trend this winter as well so feel free to be as loud as you can with those prints.

Have a great time shopping for the last weeks before Christmas !!

Dress : ( get it here)
Clutch : Zara ( similar here)
Shoes : Zara ( similar here)
Ring : gift ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

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Do it like Victoria :: Grey & White

Sunday, December 06, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 26 Comments

Oooh..... Finally the cooler weather is coming our way here in Hong Kong.

Chanced upon an online store... yes, again.... ( Look! This month there are lots of shopping to be done and sales happening everywhere so don't blame me for looking....) and saw this dress which looked somewhat similar like the one Victoria Beckham had in her collection a couple of years back.

Naturally it isn't an exact replica but the peek-a-boo white pleating layer at the bottom was quite the catcher for me. To be honest, the dress arrived but was certainly disappointed as it did not look like the pictures put up on the online store and also the ends were a little fraying ( nothing a lil snipping won't help anyways).

I have learnt this lesson many a times with online stores, its always a touch-n-go situation seeing they often post pictures which even isn't of the actual product and secondly the material used can sometimes be quite different from what it is described to be. Let alone the cutting of the dress. But of course, when the pictures look that good, and the price is somewhat reasonable, one tends to always forget past lessons learnt and get caught in the same situation over and over again. Nonetheless,since it's in my hands now, I might as well make something good out of it so here's the look for you.

So, just for your info, this was the grey Victoria Beckham Dress which caught my fancy ( as seen on Cameron Diaz) and the picture below was the picture posted of the dress when I bought it online.

And this was the picture of the item I had been drawn to purchase from.

Have a great weekend ahead and hope all is going well for your holiday preparations!

Dress : Aliexpress ( Victoria Beckham inspired dress)
Earrings & Necklace: Foster Bay ( old)
Cuff Bangle : Tiffany 
Bag : Fendi
Heels : Charles David ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

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Date Night :: Glitter Shell Top and Skinny Pants

Friday, November 27, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 16 Comments

Hi everyone,

Hope you guys are continuing to put your entries in for the two ongoing Giveaways currently taking place. Check out these links if you haven't done so yet.

US$ 200 ZARA Gift Card Giveaway


I had recently released a Clothes Haul video on MANGO and H&M. You can find the video here. Decided to style this outfit from some of the items highlighted in the video for a recent casual evening dinner out with friends.

Was in Bangkok Thailand recently to visit an old friend and for a quick weekend getaway. I always love to observe the way different cultures dress e.g what is the latest style they are trending, how they pair their accessories or wear their hair.

Whilst at the hotel, there was a wedding party and guests were arriving. How elaborately they were all dressed in their thai silk outfits in modern dress styles. However, I noticed many of the ladies were wearing their hair tied back, flat with a centre part. It was almost like the IN hairdo to copy. So for the first time I decided that very night to wear my hair the "Thai "way and  took this look out about town.

You would notice many of my accessories are items have I have showcased before.

Top : MANGO // Bottom : H&M
Bag : Rubi // Watch : Michael Kors
Necklace : Diva // Ring : MANGO // Bangle : Tiffany
Shoes : Charles David

Simone xoxo
Get this look for $67+ on Lookastic: Gold Sleeveless Top, Navy Skinny Pants, Tan Leather Heeled Sandals, Gold Chevron Clutch

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GIVEAWAY :: US$ 200 ZARA Gift Card

Friday, November 20, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 8 Comments

Hi everyone. My word... isn't it fantastic to have giveaways coming your way non-stop?
Well, what better time than Christmas to keep giving... and  giving... and giving..!

With the weather changing, new items are always nice to have in one's wardrobe and this little prize gift would certainly come in handy.

This time, my fellow blogger friends and I have put together a US$ 200 ZARA Gift Card Giveaway for you to add those nice new items to your Fall/ Winter wardrobes!


Prize: $200 Zara Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. 
Giveaway ends 8th December 2015 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

Well, here are some items I personally like from their latest Fall/ Winter 2015 collection and perhaps it may tinkle your fancy too.

Blouse with Contrasting Bow


Dress with Full Skirt

Faux Leather Skirt
Round Neck Waistcoat

Two Tone Dress
Sweater with side slits
Marl Skirt & High Neck Top
Wool Coat
Geometric Print Scarf
Mini Messenger Bag
Which is your favourite?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Simone xoxo

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 3 Comments

With Christmas round the corner, am not sure about you, but I definitely am hoping for some extra little cash to either get myself that long awaited pressie I had promised myself - or to stock up on those favourite gifts for your love ones.

What better way to do this then to grab the chance to win US$ 500 cash NOW!!

Therefore my fellow blogger friends and I have decided this time to make our giveaways a little more exciting and offer the option of winning the prize money of US$ 500 either in the form of an Amazon Gift Card ( if you are a crazy online shopper) or simply CASH to your Paypal account !

Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card or Cash (via Paypal)
 - winner’s choice

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 14th December 2015  and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So what are you waiting for ? Hurry and submit your entries now using the form above. Multiple entries permitted to increase your chances of winning!!


Simone xoxo

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Bohemian Rhapsody :: Denim Overalls and Skinny Scarf

Monday, November 09, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 16 Comments

Happy Monday to you!!

Was recently back in Singapore and chanced upon this comfy overalls which I thought was sooo cute! Perfect for knocking around in.

You may have never seen me styled my hair this way but happened to be a bad hair day for me and seeing that skinny scarfs is a popular accessory for Fall/Winter 2015, I decided to use it as a hair accessory.

To add that little touch of glamour and colour to my outfit, paired this casual look with a powder pink peek a boo Katie Judith bag and a purple pom pom accessory.

The trick to pulling a look together is to work with matching colour palettes which will complete the outfit as a whole. In this case my skinny scarf had a purple pink tone and I simply love the Missoni style pattern on it.

These comfy espadrilles from Marks and Spencer has been my daily casual slipons over most days in Fall. The gold tones simply matches with every outfit.

Enjoying the nice cooler weather and mountain views of the new territories of Hong Kong.

You can easily take this look out on holiday trips especially to the tropics or resorts. Perfect comfy style.

With the holiday season round the corner, look out for my giveaway contest coming up soon!

Overall : Street Stall  ( similar here)
Shoes : Marks & Spencer ( similar here)
Bag : Katie Judith from ete ( similar here)
Scarf : gift ( similar here)
Bangles : Hanna Lee 
Ring & Necklace : Tiffany 

Simone xoxo

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