Sunday, July 29, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

With summer at it's peak, I am certainly preferring to wear dresses to pants. Somehow everything seems to be able to " breathe" better.

With the luxury of living just a 5min walk to the beach with beachfront restaurants/ cafes and eateries around the corner, a casual weekend drink is a must to destress.

Here this lightweight cotton, batik style print dress was the perfect sunday outfit to cool off in for an evening drink. Casual setting, I paired this dress with a pretty pair of sandals and mesh bag for that beachfront holiday feel.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and wrapping up July with a bang!

Dress : Cotton On ( sold out, similar here & here)
Bag & Shoes : Shein ( get it here & here)
Earrings : Robinsons ( sold out, similar here)

Simone xoxo

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Poppy of Remembrance ( In Memory of my Father)

Friday, July 20, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 3 Comments

A difficult post to write today. I was off social media for over a month now as my dad was taken ill in early June 2018 and from then on it was a difficult time for the family. Up until he left us on 3 July 2018.

The reason why I decided to do this outfit post - because this particular outfit had a special connection to dad's final journey. I wore this outfit for his funeral send off and more so, how I came about to purchase this.

After 2 weeks in hospital, Dad had badly wanted to go home although it was against hospital advise to do so. We knew he was not physically fit and ready but I could sense his strong desire to be back in his own home. So, I did what my heart told me to do and signed off the papers to have him discharged that day. However as he was weak and could not support himself to walk - the quickest preparation I had done was to dash off to the nearest Salvation Army and got him a walker as well as a wheelchair for this trip back home.

Having to wade through the clothing section to reach the back where the medical equipments are - I chanced upon this lovely black dress from Emporio Armani and it called out to me. Fit me to the T. And so with all the stuff I got in Salvation Army for Dad, this dress was a little pick me up for that day.

Little did I realise Dad had it all planned out that I would find this great bargain for $10, as it was this same dress I chose to wear on the day of the funeral. Indeed the Salvation Army had me prepared up to the end.

For those of you familiar with the poppy flowers being used as remembrance for War Veterans, hence this dress was so poignant in its message for me to remember my Dad with it's poppy motif on the sleeves.

I do miss him so much and dearly but glad that I had put my life on hold just to be with him over those last few weeks he was with us.

If you can feel my loss and pain, may I just ask of you to light a candle and offer it up for my Dad Henry. Send him a little prayer along the way and I thank you for being there for me during this extremely difficult time.

Simone xoxo

Dress : Emporio Armani
Bag : Zara ( get it here)
Earrings : Sugarfix by Baublebar
Heels : Saks 5th Ave
Ring: old

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