Festive Blues

Monday, December 31, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 5 Comments

Dress : Elliat ( get it here) // Bag : Dresslily // Earrings : Lovisa // 
Ring : Chanel // Shoes : Saks 5th Avenue 

The last day of 2018 yet just 6 days into the 12 days of Christmas, we prepare to welcome 2019 with a big bang!

Have you made your new year resolutions yet? If you have been following me closely in my blog, you will have realised 2018 has been such a difficult year for me, and so I truly can't wait for the turn of the clock and turn of the luck for me in 2019.

This beautiful dress by Australian Designer -  Elliat was a perfect choice to ring in the festive season. Theatrical, dramatic , whimsical even but with a ladylike touch. I love how this dress flows on me, and the high collar is such a throwback to Elizabethan times where it resonates the feeling of pomp and glamour.

I love the lace bodice of this dress and the slim cut that fans out to a mermaid tale. Wore it without the off shoulder lace sleeves, letting it hang under the arm instead of on the arm. Felt it flattered me more worn this way.

Hoping 2019 will bring me this whimsical and fantasy world with only happy dreams and tales, I wish all of you a great countdown to the festivities for the New Year and wishing you all a healthy and successful 2019!!

Simone xoxo

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It's A Wonderful Christmas Time!

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Jumpsuit : sold out, Zalora ( similar here) // Jacket : Rosegal ( similar here) Bag : Chloe ( get it here) // Earrings : Mom's ( similar here)// Bangle : Shein ( get it here) // Heels : sold out, H&M ( similar here & here)

One more day to go before Christmas Day! Are you all set and ready to roll?

Trending several different looks for the countdown to Christmas 2018 ( please check out my other posts here & here) I must admit jumpsuits were certainly not a first choice I would go for, especially for a glammed up evening. However this green jumpsuit I got online definitely had the hint of Christmas if I paired it right. So I threw on an old pair of gold glitter heels, gold accessories and immediately those nostalgic feelings of Christmas started to flow making it quite the right choice as soon as I stood by the beautiful and tall Christmas tree at the lobby of the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre Singapore.

Sad to say, many businesses here in Singapore, including our main stropping strip of Orchard Road, have gone so commercial during this period and losing the true essence of Christmas in their commercialised, horrendous festive decorations. All screaming sponsorhip  but NOTHING about the true meaning of Christmas.

So boy am I certainly glad to see a large traditional Christmas tree and decorations at this hotel, with presents and snowman at its foot. Things I remember Christmas being about as a kid in terms of decorations and NOT Disney characters! (Yikes!!) The hotel certainly kept it simple with traditional decorations like reindeer, santa claus, bells, baubles and pine cones making it a perfect setup to wow and woo in their guests both locals and international ones alike. For me,  I certainly could not resist taking a few shots for my Christmas memories.

Back to my outfit, this look is perfect with a thicker overcoat for those of you in wintry climates ( how I wish I could have trend it with a nice thick and lush faux fur coat), thinner outerwear for slightly warmer but yet still cool and nippy climates like Hong Kong, Florida and other parts of Asia, and of course going just with the jumpsuit in it's own glamour -  for us here in the tropics.

Enjoy this look and stay tuned for more on my Christmas outfit coming up soon!

Wishing one and all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas 2018!!

Simone xoxo

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Party On

Sunday, December 16, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 3 Comments

Dress : Style Theory ( similar here)// Shoes : ASOS ( similar here)// 
Cuff : old ( similar here) // Earrings : H&M ( similar here) // 
Clutch : Kate Spade ( similar here)

Tis the weekend before Christmas, and here's bringing you another inspiration for your party looks that you can ring in the festivities with... Check out this beautiful bandeau midi dress by Lavish Alice available on Style Theory. A beautiful purple blue hue, the silhouette of this dress hugs at the right places and the detail ruffle at the front helps to give the outfit some form and texture, not forgetting helping to mask my tummy area!

I paired this party dress with a beautiful V front suede pink heels from ASOS and my lovely Kate Spade clutch ( a lovely birthday gift from bestie Carla Matthews - thanks doll!). The ease and comfort of this dress makes it the perfect choice for a sit down dinner or cocktail event during this festive period. Dress it more flamboyantly with loud accessories or in my case, I decided to keep the look simple with a few statement pieces.

I hope you love this outfit and do stay tune to this spot whilst I bring you more Christmas / Year end festive looks this Christmas weekend!


Simone xoxo

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Tis The Season

Sunday, December 09, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

The first of the festive looks for the season. Trolling through Instagram, many influencers are posting Christmas looks all bundled up in their winter wear and nice overcoats. However some of us are spending Christmas either in the tropics or in the south where we are hit with hottest of summers or the rainy monsoon season.

So here's a take on Christmas in the tropics with an outfit inspiration to draw on that festive Christmas mood, yet cool enough for the warmer, humid weather.

I love this beautiful tiered layered skirt from Haute Rogue, available on Style Theory, SG. The tiered layers certainly reminds me much of a Christmas tree and it definitely brings on that element of festivity to the outfit. Pairing it with a red top seals the deal on a Christmas inspired outfit. Simply love this combination of red and grey.

The neoprene material of the skirt helps keep the shape and to be honest it is not an easy skirt to pull off if you are not one to be daring in your style as it certainly makes one stand out in the crowd.

For those out in colder climates, this skirt rock this look with a twist on pairings e.g pair it with a red turtle neck, beautiful grey overcoat, knee high  grey boots and a stylish beret! Oh how I wish I could deck myself out for the cold climate to showcase 2 styles you can trend with this inspiration.

Meanwhile, enjoy!!

Top & Slides : Shein ( get it here & here)
Skirt : Haute Rogue, Style Theory 
Earrings : H&M ( get it here)
Bag : Gamiss, sold out ( similar here & here)

Simone xoxo

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Arabian Nights

Saturday, December 01, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

A happy weekend to all of you!

I trust many of you had been busy with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals recently and hope you got yourselves some great buys. I am eyeing on a couple of things still... just not too sure yet if I truly need it but since when do we buy cos we need something? Often for me it's simply because want it!

Anyway, this was a very pretty dress which was sent to me by the kind people at Rosegal and I wanted to create a different look with this outfit. So wore my hair up with a knotted hairband and don on those gorgeous leaf motif gold earrings to pair off with this lovely cold shoulder, tassel neckline dress.

Whilst many of you are working with winter wear, somewhere in the world, some of you are definitely heading into your Summer months ( like in Australia and New Zealand), so here's a fashion inspiration for those of you down south to trend for your summer.

Not forgetting those of us based in Asia where the sun shines all year round!

Happy weekend !

Dress : Rosegal ( get it here)
Earrings : Rosegal ( get it here)
Bag : old ( similar here)
Hairband : H&M ( get it here)

Simone xoxo

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