Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 3 Comments

Hi everyone,

I know that many of you have already started participating in the giveaways and yet I have not posted this up just yet. Sorry for the delay as I was travelling over the Easter break and for once decided not to take my PC along. Dates were changed on the giveaway hence the slight confusion.

But all's good now and here's wishing you the very best in luck to secure this prize!

Prize: $150 Kohl’s Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 4/11 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!

To add to the excitement of why this giveaway was decided now simply because Kohl's will be launching it's designer collaboration with Reed Krakoff from 21 April 2016! 

Reed Krakoff. known to reinvent the COACH brand and launched a namesake luxury line beloved by many Hollywood stars as well as the First Lady,  is now one of the many designers who have been pulled into affordable fashion collaborations with stores like Kohls and Target. Here are 4 great looks you can expect to find in the latest collaboration.
Fit & Flare Dress ( $68) // Small Boxer Satchel ( $79)// Atlantique medium Satchel ($109)


Shirtdress (U$68)// Small Atlantique bag ( US$89) // Small Atlantique pouch ( $22)
Model carrying boxer satchel ($119) with luggage tag key fob ($15)

Model is wearing Novelty shirtdress ($78) holding Atlantique large bag ($129) with boxer
key fob ($22) and flat tote ($69). She is wearing large Anarchy bag ($69)
Model is wearing soft dress ($68) and carrying from left to right :
Boxer small satchel ($79) // Gallery Wallet ( $49) // Flat Tote ($79)
Which is your favourite look? I particularly love the dresses that look .... oh so comfy... and the small satchels. What about you? Tell me in the comments below.

Simone xoxo

P.S: Watch out for the next few posts as a new " ME" will be coming your way soon!!

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EASTER SPECIAL :: DIY Gift Tags and Bag Topper Printables by KPR Designs

Saturday, March 19, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 11 Comments

Hello everyone,

The weekend before Easter is finally here! Have you got everything ready for your Easter Egg Hunt and of course, your little giveaways for the kids?

If you haven't gotten around to it yet, here are some great... ( and may I add) FREE PRINTABLES which you can download here to help you along.

These beautiful Easter Bag Toppers are a result of a recent collaboration with a great designer - Kristen from KPR Designs. Do check out my earlier post on how to use them here. As they have been so well received therefore I decided to work on a variation of use of these bag toppers for Easter.

So, if bag toppers are not what you need and many of you due to time constraint may prefer to buy ready packed giveaway packs for Easter and your parties, not to fret, you can always convert these bag toppers to gift tags / labels and attach them easily to any of your little gifts.

So instead of folding the bag toppers like a tent card, just snip it in the middle to separate the "greeting" from the " to" / " from" label and just place them one on top of the other to create a gift tag.

To add a more elegant touch, I snipped the ends of the tag into a V shape.

To make it even more interesting, you can even mix and match different front and back of the labels to create a dual colour gift tag.

Happy Easter everyone and do enjoy playing around with various ideas with these free printables.

Simone xoxo

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 4 Comments

Hi everyone,

It's GIVEAWAY time again, and with Easter around the corner, here's a fantastic treat for you shoppers out there!

Personally I have always loved J. Crew for the simplicity of it's designs and the quality of it's outfits. Classic fashion good enough even for the first lady.

Prize: $150 J.Crew Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/31 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

So to help you along with your winning money, here are my favourite picks from J.Crew online. 

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 good luck and have fun shopping!!

Simone xoxo

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Friday, March 11, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 6 Comments

Hi everyone,

It's the weekend again and not too long before Easter hops around the corner ( no pun intended)!

Had a great opportunity to collaborate with a lovely lady -  Kristen of KPR DESIGNS who I connected with after seeing her beautiful handwritten quotes and cards online.

Whilst many of you would probably start looking at store bought gift bags, tags and labels for packing those delightful easter eggs and candies for your home parties or for the big Easter Egg Hunt, why not try out these classy and pretty...( and may I add) free printables for putting these candy bags together!

I am so excited to tell you that Kristen particularly designed these ONLY for Simone - Your Style Architect's readers and supporters! Of course this is my own little way of thanking all of you for your great support and making this little hobby of blogging such an adventure for me.

Download the prints here. You will find 6 beautiful handwritten designs to work with.

Kept the printables to plain black and white for that classy touch to these little bags. You may also wish to print them out on coloured paper or even brown paper - whatever fits your style and fancy!

You would notice besides the little bunny rabbit - " somebody" was slowly creeping up as she smelt the lovely whiff of chocolate easter eggs and literally parked herself on the shawl ready for the " kill"!

Have a lovely Easter everyone and let me know which is your favourite Easter Bag topper of the lot by leaving a comment below.

Happy Easter

Simone xoxo

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Hot Ribs :: Ribbed Knit Midi Dress + Olive Trench Vest

Monday, March 07, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 6 Comments

Happy Monday to all,

How did your week go? Mine was pretty smooth except for the fact that the husband was away but he is back, safe and sound! That's the most important thing isn't it? Was busy over the weekend to celebrate my son's birthday as well hence the slight delay in this post on a Monday, instead of the weekend.

Nice warmer weather too here in Hong Kong ( soon to change again) and so a jersey dress was pretty warm enough and styled it with a long vest for added coverage when it gets a little chilly towards the evening. You can see from the pictures that I was struggling hard with the wind directions - and my hair blowing all over the place but that's the fun part of taking shots with some movement at least. Keeps it real.

Pulled out an old favourite - my Celine inspired mini satchel. Looks cute with the outfit and added that little depth to the whole earthy toned outfit.

For those of you concerned with the body hugging feature of jersey dresses - this tip of styling it with a vest would certainly give you some " security" in terms of hiding those slightly bulging mid-waist sections.

I am not a model - just your regular girl next door, working mom and like many of you, with little time for exercise and gym workouts trying to balance family life, work and a hobby. So as you can see from my pictures, these are styles of dressing I put together to inspire regular ladies in their 30s - 50s where we share those common issues with our body changes after motherhood and with creeping age.

I love my accessories and so this statement necklace which was a Christmas gift ( thanks Lauren!) came in so handy for pairing to this look. Kept my arm candy a little simple this time with my favourite MK watch.

Have a great weekend ahead and do stay tune for my next collaboration where I will have Easter Bag Topper Printables ready for your Easter Candy Giveaways, FREE!

Dress : H&M 
Vest : Bershka 
Boots : Millies 
Bag : Celine inspired 
Jewelry & Watch : Cartier // Emporium ( from Thailand) // Michael Kors
Necklace : Topshop 

Simone xoxo

Women's Olive Vest, Grey Knit Sweater Dress, Tan Leather Knee High Boots, Black Suede Satchel Bag on Lookastic: Olive Vest, Grey Knit Sweater Dress, Tan Leather Knee High Boots, Black Suede Satchel Bag

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