Cut Me Out!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Happy Tuesday. Can't believe it's already the end of May and we are midway through the year. How quickly time does fly!

My love for off shoulder tops has taken a twist this week, with peep hole shoulder tops instead. This style of top is easier to trend and perhaps more conservative for those afraid to bare it all ( so to speak!).

This top is actually a skater dress from Zara however I thought it fun to play around with mix and matching and paired it with this lovely full volume skirt for a lovely summer outfit.

Add colour to this whole outfit with your accessories. In this case, I wanted to play with patterns given that the top was striped, so I worked with snakeskin patterns in my bag and sandals.

Hope you enjoyed this look! Working on editing another video coming your way soon.

Top / Dress : Zara ( get it here)
Skirt : Zara ( similar here)
Bag : ( get it here
Shoes : Nine West ( similar here)
Belt : ASOS ( old, similar here)
Bangle : Hermes inspired ( old, similar here)
Ring : MANGO ( old, similar here
Earrings : old ( similar here

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Stripes & Bow

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Good Tuesday to all of you,

Put up your hands those of you who love the Nautical theme? I, for one, do love this theme so much especially over Summer. The thought of imagining oneself on a junk boat trip or just travelling for the summer holidays to a nice resort or quiet getaway calls for that perfect " nautical" uniform to complete the holiday.

As you would have noticed, am lots into off shoulder tops this season, so here's a take on stripes for this summer. To add a little cuteness to the top, the big bow detail is pretty fun to have - and yes I do know it may work for only some of you but hey, what's fashion without some fun right?

Keeping accessories simple. Check out my lovely new Max Mara leather wedges I got recently at the Max Mara Preview Collection! The knot at the front just screams out "nautica" as well.

Simone xoxo

Top : ( get it here) 
Bottom & Hat : Uniqlo
Bag : Chloe 
Shoes : Max Mara
Ring : MANGO // Watch : Michael Kors

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Happy Sunday Everyone,

And here it is!! The final instalment to our 4 part COACH item giveaways.

Log in your entries now below and wishing you the best of luck!!

Prize: Coach Sophia Tote ($295 value)
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/27 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!
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Simone xoxo

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Summer's Hottest Trend :: Off Shoulder Top with Flare Sleeves

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Hello, hello, hello!

What a week! Been so busy at work and working on collaborations for my blog that I hardly had the chance to put together an outfit post for a while. Before I begin, let me remind you that the last two series of COACH giveaways is still ongoing so log in your entries now. Just head over to my link on the navigation bar on " Current Giveaways" or click here to view.

Loving the off shoulder look which is Summer's hottest trend! Ideally so, when the weather is so HOT that bare shoulders does help to keep us slightly cool. Plus given now that I have cut my hair short for summer, it is such a nice feeling to go out in the heat feeling the breeze on my shoulders and neck. This beautiful Rosie Assoulin inspired top thrilled me when I received it in the mail.

Wanted to style this as a casual top, hence paired it with a nice comfy Calvin Klein shorts and my fedora hat from good old Uniqlo.

This style of off shoulder top is slightly different than the conventional gartered tube top style, which often rides up to your shoulders when you lift up your arms. The sleeves being non gartered and seperately stitched on to the main body of the outfit allows that flexibility of movement of the arms. And somehow its a sexier feel to your standard off shoulder top.

The flared sleeves is another hot summer trend to play with. The theatrical and dramatic effect of these sleeves is certainly one reason why I love this top so much.

Kept accessories to the same colour tone and paired it with my favourite sneakers for running around. Perfect outfit for summer holidays too !

Top : ( sold out, similar here)
Bottom : Calvin Klein
Bag : Fendi
Hat : Uniqlo
Necklace : Mikimoto 
Bangles : Michael Kors// H&M // Emporium ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Hi everyone,

Happy midweek! I do see your entries coming in strongly for the last 2 Coach Giveaways and as promised, here is the 3rd instalment out of the series of 4 giveaways with all COACH items for grabs!

Prize: Coach Edie Shoulder Bag ($295 value)
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/23 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!
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Good luck !
Simone xoxo

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Friday, May 06, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I know many of you have been waiting for this second instalment of the series of Coach Giveaways and I do apologise for the delay. Just had to coordinate with my fellow bloggers to ensure all is in place before we publish it.

Prize: Coach North/South Swingpack ($135 value)
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. 
Giveaway ends 18 May 2016 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

Good luck!!

Simone xoxo

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Celeb Looks and Designer Trends To Follow This Summer from

Monday, May 02, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Hi everyone,

If you haven't noticed already, I had just put together a brand new Look & Feel for my blog. After 4 years, I figured it needed a little sprucing up for Summer 2016!

So to kick off and in celebration of a brand new " Simone - Your Style Architect", let me share with you a new multi label designer online store I discovered this week. Although they are canadian based but they DO offer shipping to the USA where many of you guys are from, so it is a perfect site to check out. to me, is pretty much similar to where they offer a range of high end designer wear but also current season trending items on a lower budget for those who love to get the look for less. Besides their Women's collections, they also cover Men's and Home / Lifestyle items which was such a treat knowing you can get beautiful bedding sets, cushions and even decorative items like candle holders and items to dress up your kids' rooms.

Photo courtesy of

Of course, my main focus was checking out the Women's collection more than anything else. Besides top designer labels such as Diane Von Fursternberg, Chloe, Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors etc just to name a few, they also carry mid range brands from all over the world. So you are bound to find something to fit your budget. And like all amazing and successful online stores, they now carry a range of products and items under their own private label " Simons".

Clockwise from left to right : Boho Chic Jumpsuit //Penny Lane Quay Sunglasses//
Pure Feather Hoop Earrings // Emma Go - Sophie Sandals

So, what  better way then to put together looks for you - mix and matching some of their items that caught my eye whilst surfing through their site. I am indeed getting excited about these looks, just unfortunate that being based in Hong Kong, they do not ship internationally as far as I know, but it won't hurt to drop them an email to find out more.

I was inspired by this classic black and white jumpsuit with a sexy halter top to put together this first Look. The comfort of those loose flowing palazzo pants makes this an outfit you can dress up or down. For me, I always believe that when you buy an item it needs to take you places. Not just working on a single look. So I styled this jumpsuit smart casual with beautiful large round rim sunglasses, and continued the bohemian theme with drop real feather earrings and accentuating the 2 tone outfit with these gorgeous metallic sandals!

If jumpsuits is your thing, here is another popular favourite style for this season. Blending culottes and jumpsuits into one.

Fluid Culotte Jumper


Clockwise from top left to right : Redesigned Chic Linen Shirtdress // Golden Hammered Cuff // Shiny Italian Clutch // Steve Madden Belinda Sandals

I love shirtdresses especially for Summer as it's so quick to get up and go and yet with different accessories, it again allows you room to play with your looks. A great travel item as well. This linen shirtdress in a pastel pink hue just called out to me. The sleeveless style was pretty with a twist of the higher neckline. No Summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of leather sandals and these Steve Madden ones are puuuurrrfect!

Kept accessories to the brown / gold tone hue and a simple clutch would finish off this look. All nice and simple yet understated elegance. A great weekend outfit or one for dress down Fridays in the office.


Clockwise from top left to right : Soft Straw Hat // O'Neill Bare Shoulder Beach Dress //
Vanessa Wu Metallic Sandals // Anne Cole Monochrome High Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Well, I don't know about you but I obviously prefer one piece swimsuits as opposed to bikini wear simply because I am so self conscious of my bulging waistline. Hey look - we are all not perfect so we need to choose the right items to suit our figures and that will accentuate our best assets and hide our flaws! ha ha ha....

Loving this beautiful floral swimsuit and figured a nice beach dress, metallic espadrilles and a beautiful sunhat would make it the perfect look to take you out on those fab summer beach holidays!

Here are also some other styles I was drawn to in their store :

Michael Kors Jewel Logo Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit

Simons Scalloped Pique Balconette One Piece Swimsuit

La Blanca Sahara Drape Halther One Piece Swimsuit

There are just so many items that fit my budget on, and here are some of Summer's hot trending items you may wish to consider when you head over to to put together your Summer Wardrobe.

Tassel Belt Tunic Dress

Wavy Lace Dress

Of course no outfit is complete without that perfect handbag to throw your stuff in. Loving these styles.

Nioulargo Hobo Bag

Italian Leather Sleek Saddles Bag

Which of the above would you consider getting? Love to hear from you in the comments below!

Simone xoxo

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