Yellow Fever :: Lemon Yellow Printed Pants + Woven Rattan Bag

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Top : Topshop( past season) ( similar here)
Ring : Lovisa ( past season) ( similar here)
Earrings : Shein ( get it here)
Pants : Nala Design  ( get it here)
Sneakers : Eco Natural World ( get it here)
Sunglasses : H&M ( get it here)
Bag : Miuccia Studio ( get it here)

Hey everyone,

How are you holding up? I think many of you would be staying at home during this period of time, practising social distancing and just keeping safe and praying this soon will pass. For me, my son's international school was recently identified as a new cluster in this second wave that hit Singapore within the last week or so, and I must say we were kinda worried and scared especially as I also have my 80 yr old mom living with us. However, we just do what we can to protect ourselves for the moment and thank god none of the kids in the school have been confirmed cases so we are keeping cross their resilience will keep them going. School though has been close for my boy since last week and online virtual learning is full on. Somehow I feel more stressed with him being home and ensuring he keeps to his timetable for his studies and not chatting with his mates over Zoom. Ultimately, we pray for everyone's health and safety and for the families who have lost their love ones.

In this post, I wanted to bring to you something bright to cheer you up ( again!). So, this was a look I had taken just before everything started to get more serious - well here in Singapore at least. If you have been following me, you would have noticed that only 2 weeks ago I was still out and about on photo shoots but now, I am totally putting everything on the back bench to do my part and be socially responsible and stay home as much as possible, only venturing out for essentials. Only if everyone started staying in more and paid more attention to be as cautious as possible, can we seriously get over this whole pandemic. Unfortunately here in Singapore, I do see many still out and about at the malls or in the parks, without much regard how serious the issue is. I do understand about not panicking but complacency is also not right! So please if you are reading this, do your part to protect yourselves and your love ones and stay home!

Back to my post, as I needed that big pop of colour to boost my moods - so bring on the lemon yellow fever! Decked out almost head to toe in citrus yellow ( including my sunnies) to brighten up my mood, I realise it may be too strong a colour to inspire some of you, hence I  toned the look down with the mix of a denim jacket. Just to break things up a little.

Keeping the look simple and ready for summer 2020, I paired this casual outfit with a pair of white cotton sneakers and a honeycomb rattan woven bag which added that much needed quirky touch to the whole outfit.

I love how this gorgeous contemporary yellow block ring and yellow sunnies 😎 just topped off and finished  the whole yellow look like fancy toppings on a birthday cake. Well before I sign off, keep safe guys, stay positive and remember that a small inconvenience of staying at home for a period of time is being socially responsible and certainly helps us all to get ahead of this virus so that we can all get back to our lives again. Take care ok?

Simone xoxo

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One Outfit, Two Different Shoe Styles ( The Fashion Pulpit Review)

Monday, March 23, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Dress : The Fashion Pulpit Swap ( learn more here)
Bag : H&M ( get it here)
Slides : Bayou Sole ( get it here & here)
Booties : The Tui Collection ( get it here)
*Use Code "Booties25" to enjoy 25% off now!
Earrings : Rattan Zakka ( get it here)
Sunglasses : old, Kate Spade ( similar here)
Hat : old ( similar here
Dog : Rum ( rescued in Hong Kong)

Hi everyone,

I hope this post finds you well and you are all staying safe, isolating yourselves indoors. I am following the news round the world for the latest updates all weekend and to be honest, have gotten quite depress after seeing the documentary on Italy and the escalating issue with Covid 19 by the team from Sky News. It was a wake up call for most of us who are lucky enough not to be caught in such intense environments, thankful for what our government is doing for us and our health system, yet our heart and prayers go out to all those who have succumbed to this horrible disease and to their grieving families.

At the back of our mind, many of us all over the world ( especially those in our 20s - 30s and may I add even the very old) believe this will not happen to us or our families. After all, we are keeping safe by regularly washing our hands and perhaps for some others, even to the extent of already practising some form of self isolation or social distancing. However, as much as I do not wish to create panic, I want to stress the importance that having such a complacent attitude " that it will not happen to me.. all will go away soon"... is NOT going to happen if we are all not practising what our governments are time and again screaming out for us to do. STAY AT HOME guys and be vigilant. Especially when you have old people and young children in your homes. Do not think this virus will not get you as you have always maintained a healthy lifestyle. Sportsman and athletes are also suffering from this. 

Enough said, I have decided since last Friday to keep myself as " locked down" as possible. To have as little social interactions except for a quick store run for the essentials as possible. Even walking the dog, I often meet my fellow dog walking friends in the neighbourhood and now it's a quick " hi / bye" as opposed to chit chats for 5 mins on what's happening. Hence, I had to do this shoot with my tripod and remote ( sorry for those obvious point and shoot captures), with my trusted and hopefully virus free pet - Rum. She just looked like a perfect accessory to the shoot and given my inspirations from Gucci and their latest campaigns posing with animals - why not use Rum who sits around all day waiting for her moment of fame!!

For this photoshoot, I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight that we can still remain fashionably conscious and sustainable during such tough economic times. One should look at swapping our clothes, support vintage and thrift shops to recycle outfits rather than buy new so here, I have explored a new clothes swap concept store in Singapore recently and the treasures I had found there by exchanging my old gently used and pre-loved outfits is so rewarding. Enough said, you can check out the videos attached below on my review of The Fashion Pulpit which I had done recently and the second fashion inspo video on how I styled these exact same outfits I had swapped from my first video.

This dress styled above in this post was another one of my swaps from The Fashion Pulpit and I decided to showcase, that with a slight change of shoes one can create very different feels to an outfit. The first look was with tasseled slides which exudes a very summer, holiday mood. Whereas the second pairing of a leather pair of booties, is a trans-seasonal look one can style from winter to Spring and yet with this gorgeous " breathable" leather boots from The Tui Collection, its handwoven rattan design allows me to trend this even in the dead of summer and chic up a plain outfit. Try pairing this pair with denim shorts.

For this limited period, The Tui Collection is now offering all my followers a 25% off this gorgeous pair of booties by using my special code of " Booties25"!! So hurry and grab yourself a great deal now!!

So in the comments below, do let me know which is your favourite pairing of shoes from this post and in the meantime, do enjoy watching these videos below and let me know which is your favourite swap outfit too.

Simone xoxo

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Escape Into A Vintage Tale

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Hi everyone,

Today, I am bringing you a very different style of a blog post. This was a recent shoot done for A Vintage Tale based here in Singapore who recently launched their new collection of over 250pcs. Now with what is happening with Covid 19 and the global pandemic, everyone is obviously concern with spending money. However my bottom line is - work with keeping fashion sustainable and recycle outfits rather than fast fashion.

We had much fun putting this photoshoot together with different concepts and themes, however the point we want to make is - dare to be different, create your own style. Restyle and recycle your current wardrobe and in this case, shop smart and by supporting vintage, one is also helping to keep fashion sustainable rather than chucking out old style clothing. Upcycle your outfits if they seem too dated and create new pieces from old pieces.

Let me know which is your favourite outfit from the photoshoot.

* All Outfits by A Vintage Tale

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How To Wear A Pin Stripe Jumpsuit

Sunday, March 08, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 5 Comments

Jumpsuit : J.O.A  ( get it heresimilar here & here)
Cotton Tee : Cotton On ( get it here)
Straw Bag : H&M ( get it here)
Cap : old ( similar here)
Ring : Next ( similar here & here)
Shoes : Pull N Bear ( similar here & here)
Rosette : old ( similar here & here)

Hi everyone. This week, I am bringing you a casual look that you can style for Spring. Made of a slightly heavier material, which is perfect for those still slightly cooler days, and with a slight stretch to it, this double breasted pin stripe jumpsuit from J.O.A can be worn on it's own or as I did, pair it with a t-shirt underneath for more comfort.

Keeping this look casual, I paired it with a comfy pair of espadrille wedges and top it off with a baker's boy cap. However I needed to add my own little feminine twist to what would have seemed like a more tom-boy style of dressing. Hence the cute little flower pin which I had for more than 10 years hidden somewhere in my closet and now it was the perfect piece of accessory to finish this look with.

You could add a pair of booties to this look for a more funky vibe. And the straw bag in circular shape just helps to add a little texture to the final clean line look. The same goes for the contemporary wave ring.

Here are some other pin-stripe jumpsuit inspirations I found on Instagram and hope these pictures could help you style your jumpsuit in various ways.

Instagram Photo Credit : @cityluxvancouver
Instagram Photo Credit : @themerrymoore 
Instagram Photo Credit : @iamcbelle
I hope you enjoyed this casual weekend look and do check out my Instagram for my latest IGTV featuring a series on " How To Style....."

Simone xoxo

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