Boho Chic :: Paisley Printed Dress + Red Pairings

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 13 Comments

Happy weekend everyone.

Wow.. what a week with problems galore to solve with the house help!! I am glad to say that all's sorted out now. Indeed with increasing hours at work, I was seriously sweating it without the much needed help to look after the dogs and the household. Thank god all's well now and I can refocus on my work and on blogging.

This is a dress recycled from many years back and yet this shift style works perfectly for those spring / summer evenings. The boho style print on a lightweight polyester fabric keeps one cool and chic for an evening party or even for a weekend brunch. I like the fact that the long sleeves add that vintage element to an otherwise simple shift dress.

Paired this dress with brown strappy wedges for a weekend brunch, but since I was heading out for dinner with a girlfriend, so suede pumps and a clutch was my choice of accessory pairing this time and with layered necklace.

For those of you who struggle sometimes with pairing of accessories for your outfits, remember to find a colour you love within the outfit and bring that out with your accessory pairing each time and voila.... you got a different look with different colour pairings. Have worn this dress a couple of times and trying to invoke a new feel to the outfit with each pairing. Red pairings was opted this time to give it a chic evening punch.

Dress : Dorothy Perkins ( old ) ( similar here) // Bag : Gucci (old) // 
Heels : ZARA // Necklace : H&M 

Here are some similar style dresses you can find online to trend this look.

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Have a great weekend ahead and don't forget to keep your entries coming for the Ultimate Cash Giveaway contest!!

Good luck!!

Simone xoxo
Get this look for $62+ on Lookastic: Red Suede Pumps, Red Suede Clutch, Gold Pendant

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Ultimate Cash Giveaway!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 7 Comments

Happy Thursday everyone,

Another week that's flown past right under my nose! Been crafting seahorses and making origami butterflies in class this last week, that seriously I am finding making crafts pretty therapeutic!!

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Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for my next fashion post trending Boho Chic!

Simone xoxo

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Slithering Spring :: Snake Prints + Shift Dress

Friday, May 15, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 14 Comments

Hello everyone.

Trust you guys had a good weekend and enjoyed a nice relaxing time, either being pampered ( because of Mother's Day) or pampering your loved ones.

Been working a little more and hence, had less time to be blogging but am trying to pick up speed again soon. Had taken these pics a while ago but figured now that the weather is warming up, it'll be a good inspiration on restyling an old outfit aka my Navy Whistles Crepe Dress ( see original post here) with snake print accessories seeing it's a current trend in most stores for Spring/ Summer.

Funny enough if I may share with you, am also taking extra precaution especially with open doors etc as recently here in Hong Kong, it was reported that snakes are now coming out of hibernation and being soooo hungry, one python recently killed 2 large goats, ate only 1 ( because it's eyes were larger than its stomach) and honestly thought it'll be a good meal even with the goat's horns sticking out through its tummy. Amazing.... oh not to forget it also killed a cat!! My goodness me... so watch out for those slithering creatures especially with your pets.

The last time I posted this outfit, I paired it with a jewelled statement necklace. This time with the snake print accessories, I wanted to give this outfit a totally different appeal and paired it with a collared beaded necklace which gives it a feminine and girly touch to the outfit.

Am always about working with different accessories to create a different mood and look to an existing dress or item in the wardrobe! Love it!!

Here are some inspiration to trend snake print accessories or even outfits for Spring / Summer.

1. Carvela Glisten Assymetric Snake Skin Sandals // 2. ASOS Snake Print Toe Post Sandals // 3. ASOS Dune Abbie Snake Print Embellished Flat Shoes // 4. River Island Snake Print Skirt // 5. Prada Snake Print Tote // 6. H&M Patterned Kimono //
7. Karen Millen Snake Print Clutch // 8. Tokyo Jane Snake Print Bangle

1. Lohvarni Snake Print Romper // 2. Malene Birger Scarf // 3. Michael Kors Snake Print Tote Bag // 4. ASOS Mi-Pac Bagpack in Faux Snake Print // 5. Polyvore Snake Print Maxi Skirt // 6/Topshop Snake Print Blouse // 7. Pepperlime Snake Print Pants //
8.Boohoo Snakeprint Playsuit // 9. Stella McCartney Caramel Python Print Clutch

Dress : Whistles ( sold out - similar style here)
Bag : Jessica Simpson ( similar style here)
Shoes : Nine West ( similar here)
Necklace : old  ( similar here)
Watch : Michael Kors ( get it here

So stay cool, keep out those slithering snakes from your backyard ( just hide them in your closet ha ha ......) and see you again here soon!

Simone xoxo Get this look for $6+ on Lookastic: Brown Snake Leather Wedge Sandals, Gold Watch

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas from

Thursday, May 07, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 11 Comments

Good Thursday everyone.

With Mother's Day around the corner, personally for me, I love to get Mom fashion items as I know she rarely goes out to shop on her own and putting looks together for her is something I love to do.

My current favourite " go to" online store "" where I know the prices are reasonable and quality is pretty good, here are some items I have handpicked for you for potential Mother's Day Gifts you may wish to consider.

Fringe / Tassel Kimono

Orange Paisley Patterned Kimono U$ 29.99
Beige Floral Chiffon Kimono US$ 25.99

Leaf and Floral Print Kimono Coat US$ 29.90
Beige Floral Kimono Coat US$ 27.99
Multi Paisley Batwing Sleeve Kimono US$ 29.99

Vintage Floral Batwing Sleeve Kimono US$ 35.99

Coffee Floral Cut Out Assymnetric Tassled Fringe Kimono US$ 27.89
Cream Floral Cut Out Assymnetric Tassled Fringe Kimono US$ 27.89

Crochet Lace Mesh Long Sleeve Blouse in assorted colours US$ 13.90

Multi Vintage Floral Tie Tunic US$ 23.39
White Flounce Short Sleeve Blouse US$ 18.99
Crochet Lace Panel Top US$ 9.90 / US$ 13.90 


High Waist Plain Wide Leg Pants / Culottes US$ 25.19
Floral Print Pants US$ 27.99
Multi Floral Wide Leg Pants US$ 25.99


Black Rhinestone Pendant Necklace US$ 6.99
Beige Pearly Twisted Necklace US$ 6.99
Blue Rose Long Pendant Necklace US$ 17.99
Golden Vintage Butterfly Floral Necklace US$8.99 
Faux Pearl Gold Pendant Necklace US$ 9.99
Monochrome Faux Pearl Contrast Necklace US$ 9.99
Rose Gold Hollow Out Checker Bracelet US$ 18.99
Silver Hollow Out Checker Bracelet US$ 15.99


Snakeskin Double Strap Sandals US$ 45.99
Gladiator Cutout Block Sandals in Brown or Yellow US$ 39.59

You can easily mix and match any of the above items to create a total look based on your mom's personality and styling interests and of course your given budget. With FREE SHIPPING as well as their current Mother's Day promo of US$ 10 off for every US$ 100 spent storewide, this would be an easy one stop shop for you.

Just click on the pictures above to be easily directed for colour and size options. Some of their items do provide shipping within 24hrs.

So hurry and grab these great bargains for Mother's Day soon. Wishing all Mothers out there a Very Happy Mother's Day in advance!!

Simone xoxo

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