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Sunday, September 27, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 4 Comments

Happy weekend everyone and to those in Asia - a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!

I am slowly putting together my Fall Wardrobe and have done a recent Clothes Haul in Zara, MANGO and H&M. Will be putting a video together on my recent clothes haul, so watch this space!

Meanwhile, I came across a new online clothing store which I wish to share with you. Pretty much similar items to most online stores e.g Choies,Chicwish, Lookbook Store, Jollychic etc... ROMWE has a great selection and variety of items to pick out to build your Fall Wardrobe at a reasonable budget. As I love to always provide tips to my readers for "#Getting The Look for Less" I picked out a couple of items from their online store to share with you.

Keeping in line with Fall and upcoming Spring Summer 2016 trends, here are some of my choices - my wishlist.Feel free to click on the pictures on your favourite items to link you to their store for pricing, quick purchases, colour and size options.

1) Military Style

Army Green Sleeveless Hooded Jacket

A popular and classic style to trend for Fall/ Autumn 2015, I was immediately drawn to this army green vest for the style is casual yet funky with a hoodie attached.

2) Ripped Jeans

Ripped Denim Loose Pants
Ooh... am starting to get sucked into this ripped jeans trend. Kinda like this loose fit cut as it's nice and casual to match with a casual sweater or tee. You can also dress it up with a structured jacket or biker jacket and stilettos to channel that inner rock chick in you!!

High Waist Ripped Denim White Pants
High waisted pants, funny enough I have discovered, actually is perfect for those of us who are slightly conscious of our waistlines or tummy area. It actually conceals this slight imperfection rather than accentuate it. So try this style for a change and with the slim cutting it naturally highlights the length of your legs.

3) Knit 

Grey Long Sleeve Casual Dress
I personally love this casual dress style as it's trendy, stylish and again something you can dress up or down by pairing your accessories carefully. A sucker for grey ( the new black) I envision this dress as something you can knock around in - comfy and chic.

Long Sleeve Casual Knit Blue Cardigan
I hardly own long knit dresses or cardigans. However fashion is all about exploring and this Fall I intend to try and style long knit cardigans, vests and dresses. I think this will look really cool with black jeans/ pants and booties.

4) Dresses

V Neck Floral Slim Dress
If I am not mistaken, this beautiful maxi dress was on sale but what a perfect outfit with the V neckline which is so slimming. The wrap style aka DVF dresses which spells elegance, long sleeves and the maxi length for the colder nights is just ideal for Fall. Pair it with a longer cardigan and you have a nice evening outfit to go out to town with.

Army Green Long Sleeve Dress
Again, loving this colour for Fall and breaking away from the standard greys, blacks or navy blues which are usally Winter favourite colours. The long sleeves gives this dress that vintage appeal yet the shorter hemline to trend in cooler weather is a nice change especially in places with milder winter or even milder Fall weather. 

Long Sleeve Peplum Hem Suede Khaki Dress
Available in Khaki or Grey, this suede dress would be so ideal for Fall and heading into Winter. Suede is a much sought after fabric for Fall/Winter 2015 and likewise  the happy peplum hemline. I somehow prefer the Khaki colour to the grey.

Lace Layered Assymetrical Dress in Green
Before you scream "Green!! No way!"", this pastel apple green lace dress was screaming "Givenchy"to me as soon as I saw it online. The subtle apple green is actually very refreshing for Spring Summer and I would think for those of you in tropical climate - this dress would be nice for your year end parties. If you have been following the recent NYFW trends and styles for 2016, Givenchy's take on SS 2016 was all about lingerie style and lace.  This bohemian take on lace dresses would be perfect to trend for SS 2016 - so it's definitely on my wishlist!

Color Block Sleeveless with Mesh Pleat Dress
Christian Dior was such an inspiration for Car Wash Pleats for Fall/Autumn 2015. So when I saw this lovely colour block dress in nude/ black combination - I immediately said "Yes ! This is perfect". The peek a boo pleat of the dress is its unique feature and its colour combination is perfect for those elegant year end parties as well.

5) Shoes

Black Stiletto Ankle Strap Sanda
Believe you me, I have been looking for a nice pair of Black Stiletto Heels with very thin and minimum straps for awhile. I know this is not a new style however finding the right pair with the right fit, and heel height was kinda difficult for me. Battling whether to get an all leather or a suede pair is another factor. But for what it's worth, I think this pair is gorgeous and perfect to match with the ripped jeans or the dresses I have highlighted above. Just Divine!!!

Black Pointy Zipper Side Stiletto Boots
OMG!!! The red lacquered soles and faux leather upper just screams "LOUBOUTIN" to me! I think this pair of boots would be perfect for Fall/Winter with skirts, jeans, pants... you name it - a versatile pair of boots to own!

6) Jackets

Brown Long Sleeve Lapel Jacket
With almost a 50% discount on this item, it's practically a no brainer. Everyone needs a suede jacket in their closet for Fall / Winter. I particularly like this crop jacket style and in brown - it is a piece one can easily mix and match for the season.

Black Stand Collar Oblique Jacket
Without a doubt, a must-have item in any fashionista's wardrobe! A black leather ( or faux leather) crop biker jacket. I like the detailing on the sides, cuffs and shoulder of this jacket. Unique and yet elegant in its own way. Another must buy!!

Of course there are SOOOO many other items I could have picked out from this online store - with sales happening up to 50% and more - it's practically a steal for some of these hot items. Before you go mistaking that I am being sponsored by the company - well I am NOT! It's just a wishlist I have put together seeing its a newly discovered online store for myself and I am looking at purchasing these items very soon. So my opinions and selections here are 100% mine and unbiased.

To tickle your tastebuds a little more before I sign off, do note that ROMWE is offering a STOREWIDE special discount during this promotion period which ends on 28 September 2015.

* Quote promo code "need52" with a spend of US$ 59 or "need54" with a spend of US$ 99 respectively upon checkout.

* Free shipping for orders above US$ 50
* Save 60% on your first order
( Terms & Conditions apply. Do check out details on their website).  

Will leave you with some beautiful lantern festival pictures taken during my school's Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on the beach yesterday evening. All the lanterns were made by teachers and kindergarten students for craft activity during the last couple of weeks. Enjoy !!

Simone xoxo

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Two-in-One :: Shirt Dress cum Jacket + Espadrilles

Thursday, September 24, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 5 Comments

Hi Everyone.

In preparation for the cooler weather settling in, I figured mix and matching old favourites from my current summer wardrobe would help to ease the gradual weather transition.

This outerwear is actually a shirtdress from MANGO that I trended a fair bit over Summer.  With cooler evenings and shopping malls that's blasting their air conditiong, this shirtdress served a much needed purpose as an outerwear this period. This look would also be an ideal travel outfit as it's already encompassing 2 looks in 1 outfit. So less to pack and yet looking chic whilst out and about.

Having styled most of my outfits with heels, I wanted a casual take on this look and therefore paired it with these lovely gold pair of espadrilles from Marks & Spencers. 

Keeping accessories simple, I opted for my Coach Legacy Flight Crossbody bag in Deep Port, for that touch of colour to brighten up the whole outfit. 

Love this new pressie my girlfriend had sent me for my recent birthday. Triangle shaped open cuff bangle and necklace from Hanna Lee. Love, love, love !!

Outerwear / Shirtdress : MANGO ( get it here
Blouse : old ( similar here)
Pants : old - H&M ( similar here)
Bag : Coach 
Necklace & Cuff : Hanna Lee ( similar here)
Ring : gift ( similar here)
Shoes : Marks & Spencer ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

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GIVEAWAY :: Stand a chance to win US$ 200 Kate Spade Gift Card

Saturday, September 12, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments


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A lover of Kate Spade products, here are some of my personal favourites of their new collection for Fall / Winter as well as some steal bargains on sale online at the moment which I would certainly consider purchasing if I were you!

Clockwise from top left :: 2016 - 2017 Medium Agenda Gold Dots // AMBERLY Sunglasses //
Cobble Hill Small Devin // 
Hedgehog iPhone 6 case /

Clockwise from top left :: Blaze A Trail Fox Clutch // Pom Pom Owl Key Chain // Understated Elegance Double Pendant Necklace // Crepe Ruffle Dress // Ericka Flats // Strike Gold Statement Cuff

Clockwise from top left :: On Purpose Friendship Bracelet // Sailors Knot Ring // On Purpose Pastry Pink Wristlet // Highland Place Katie // Classic Nylon Mini Carson Bag //  Park & Lex Cuff // Salena Flats

Love to hear in the comments below what you would spend your winning money on.

Simone xoxo

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Feathers and Checks :: Feathered Hem Top + Checkered Peplum Skirt

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Feeling playful, I wanted you to enjoy the feathered hemline of this top and so worked on a monochrome palette for the whole outfit that it could stand out. Played on mixing texture and print to bring out the effect of the checkered peplum skirt but softening the look with the feathered top. Was extremely surprised to find this Burberry Prorsum inspired styled top in one of our local stores here in Hong Kong.

Burberry Prorsum Feather Hem Top

Have always been an accessories gal, so matched the outfit with a statement necklace ( recent birthday gift) and jewelled bangle and earrings.

Was dining at the Mira Moon hotel in Causeway Bay/ Wan Chai shopping district here in Hong Kong to check out their recent Suf N Turf menu and seeing the beautiful coloured mosaic murals and oriental influenced architectural walls - certainly was an opportunity not to be missed for some photo taking.

This funky hot listed hotel with many awards to its name - including that from Conde Nast traveller , was the perfect venue for a quick lunch before heading off for an afternoon of shopping - or a nice respite mid day to rest your weary "shopping"legs and enjoy a nice cuppa.

As we were leaving the hotel, I spotted these red designer high back chairs with designer side tables with a cane as it's stand. Unique and different - I had to finish off my last shots with a couple of pictures taken against this backdrop.

Top : Maple Fashion ( similar here)
Skirt : ASOS ( similar here)
Bag : Fendi
Necklace : Tilkah (gift - thanks Lauren!) ( similar here)
Earrings : old ( similar here)
Bangle : old ( similar here
Shoes : Vince Camuto ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

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