Show Some Love : Love Bonita Statement Sleeve Top + AL.MA.LU Face Mask

Sunday, May 24, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Top : Love, Bonito ( get it here)
Pants : Urban Revivo ( similar here)
Bag :  A Vintage Tale ( similar here
Shoes : Zara, past season ( similar here
Earrings : Hooks And Hoops ( get it here
Bracelet : Juicy Couture ( get it here) // Necklace : Embrace Jewellery (sold out) (similar here)
Mask : Almalu SG ( get it here
Lip Colour : Amplio Beauty ( get it here)

Happy weekend everyone.

As it's Hari Raya today or Eid Mubarak, here in Singapore we have a long weekend off. So whilst taking things a little more chill this weekend, thought I would bring you this look which you can be inspired to style as soon as the lockdown is lifted, come 2 June 2020. Ok, I know it will be in stages before we are all free to run about town like as if nothing happened.. yet I am sure you can still trend this if you need to head to somewhere a little more classier or just to cheer you up since things are getting better.

More importantly whatever you do, please do keep this habit going for now at least - to ALWAYS WEAR A MASK! And for those of you having to head back to work, this would be a great chance to get dressed up and masked up fashionably to lift your spirits and mood. This gorgeous mask is from Al.Ma.Lu Boutique which is designed by a gorgeous Italian, Martina who is currently based in Singapore. I fell in love with Martina's elegant and classy patterned masks and was so drawn to it ( I think I have maybe 6 of her masks now in my household). This one even has small coloured crystal stones on it, whilst others have small flowers embroidered on one corner of the masks. Just makes my day wearing them!

The fit and that it does not pull on the ears was perfect for me and why not add more colour to this gorgeous outfit by Love,Bonito with the mask. Statement sleeves is one of my weaknesses and this top I love sooo much as I can wear the sleeves off shoulder or further up on the shoulders to create different feel to the outfit. Of course the yellow accessories of this vintage bag and the Zara heels all adds to complete the look.

Let us not forget that even with wearing a mask, one can always still style statement earrings. I am sure many of you do not bother seeing that the masks will take centrestage or the earrings will get caught up with the loops of the mask, but hey, I am not a " style architect" if I can't tell you - YES, YOU CAN!! And these gorgeous faux pearl earrings is the cutest pair which I can easily flex each branch to suit my look. With all that's happening with the mask and the earrings - I figured a dainty multi pearl necklace from Embrace Jewellery would nicely fit into the whole scene since the neckline is quite low and allows for just 1 more girl to join the party.

Again, of course with mask wearing, many would not consider wearing lip colours out and about and for fear of staining their cloth masks - but a little colour on the lips when you can remove your masks does help. Let's say for a zoom call in the privacy of your home or from your personal office space in the office where you can work without your mask on. That little colour on your lips would definitely perk you up when you are on a call for sure. This stunning shade of Dusty Rose from Amplio Beauty is the most versatile of the colours they have cos it's strong enough to have an impact yet subtle enough to be worn daily.

I know for a fact that A Vintage Tale, Al.Ma.Lu Boutique and Amplio Beauty all offer international shipping, and for those based in Singapore -  free local shipping for some of them. So go check them out and get yourselves geared up ready for the lift of the Circuit Breaker!!

Simone xoxo

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Whistle Blower :: Pink Whistle Dress + Statement Cocktail Sirena Ring

Monday, May 18, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Dress : Whistles ( past season) ( similar here)
Clutch : Photophactory ( get it here
( Use code : "20OFF" this May 2020 for an exclusive 20% off)
Sirena Ring : House of Rajput ( available here)
Bee Bracelet  & Pearl Necklace : Embrace Jewellery ( similar here)
Earrings : Lovisa ( similar here)
Shoes : The Tui Collection ( On Sale - get it here)

Hello everyone.

If you have been following me on Instagram, my last couple of posts were mainly focused on statement jewellery and most of them were pretty large pieces of jewellery. I love how accessories can make or break an outfit. However today, I wanted to showcase how one can also mix and match statement jewellery with daintier pieces and yet all are part of the whole " symphony" to create the total look.

Here I am wearing a gorgeous Esme Crystal Sirena Ring from House of Rajput, in multicolour Swarovski crystal that has been identified as a " Jean Paul Gautier"- as they were specifically designed by him in collaboration with Swarovski. The unique cut of the crystal creates textures when one wears the ring as the light does bounce off in various angles with its unique cuts of the stone, hence creating a spectra of colours.

Wanted to bring out the multi coloured stone against my outfit so chose a plain yet gorgeous powder pink Whistles dress for this look. Kept the other accessories small, dainty and simple so that the ring may stand out against the whole look, yet every piece of jewellery has a role to play in the creation of this total look. The bee bracelet ( by the way I am so loving bee motif on accessories) and the simple pearl necklace from Embrace Jewellery is just perfect to play supporting roles to the Sirena ring. This pair of dainty earrings is from Lovisa and it clearly finishes off the total look. But yet besides the ring, another piece de resistance is this absolutely stunning, made in Singapore, shophouse printed clutch bag from Photophactory. Honestly if you are looking at a bag that makes you stand out from the crowd, yet bearing some form of cultural background to it, then you should check out the range of clutch bags by Photophactory where many are showcasing the Peranakan culture of Asia, with the printed tiles in myriad of colours, as well as shophouses and batiks. Many of the clutches come in dual tone which means you can always mix and match them with different outfits creating different looks with one bag as each flip side is a different picture and colour. In this case, the shophouse clutch only has one print to the bag but I love that it carries with it many colours that could allow this bag to be easily paired with any outfit.

Here, I am showcasing the bag for a more formal look, but you can also check out how I styled this clutch bag with a casual outfit in my post here. Now these gorgeous rainbow heel pair of shoes had to surface from my wardrobe to complete this look. Doesn't it add that final glam, a little retro, touch to the whole look? By the way, they are on sale now from The Tui Collection.

I hope you enjoyed the styling of this outfit and do watch this space as I bring you more fun and exciting ways to style your jewellery pieces soon.

Simone xoxo

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Jumping With Delight :: Leopard Print Jumpsuit + Peranakan Print Clutch

Sunday, May 10, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Jumpsuit : Indiibreeze ( get it here)
(Use  code : " Stylish10" for 10% off from 10 May - 10 Jun 2020)
Reversible Ring : Lustre Jewellery ( get it here
Clutch : Photophactory ( get it here)
( Use code : "20Off " for 20% off for month of May'20)
Slides : Bayou ( get it here)
Earrings : Envet ( get it here

It's Mother's Day weekend my gorgeous friends.

For the many of you who are mothers, how are your love ones pampering you with the lockdown situation? Regardless if you are based in Singapore or anywhere in the world, we are all experiencing some form of social distancing and I hope your husbands and love ones have been creative with their celebration plans.

For me, I am just going to chill and watch a movie ( which I have been wanting to do since the start of self isolation back in March and guess what, I have yet to do that!). It's been so crazy everyday juggling with family commitments and chores and yet to do what I love which is bringing to you great steals and buys during this critical time where we need to help support our local businesses and of course contribute to keep the wheel of economy turning ( albeit much slower than before but we try!).

So for today, I am bringing to you comfort and style with this absolutely chill lounge jumpsuit from @Indiibreeze. I do not often style animal prints that much but this one was certainly different cos instead of the standard black and white leopard print, this was in a blue hue and it kinda portrayed a little of my mood at the moment. Rearing to roar but yet feeling a little dampened in mood. The cotton fabric is so comfy in our very humid weather for now and for those of you in climate countries, this would be perfect to style and head into Summer with. 

I can move so easily in this jumpsuit as well as getting in and out of it with ease like a pair of shorts in the loo too! Just pull it up and down and there you go....Whilst we are all still mostly stuck at home, this would be a nice pick me up daily outfit to style at home, comfy to deal with kids and running around the house yet chic enough to throw on a hat or scarf or turban and head out to the supermarket / post/ bank ( the few places we can go!) and look absolutely fabulous!! 

I chose to style this boho style with a hair band and threw on these blue grey hue evil eye tassel earrings from @Envet, and a reversible talisman ring from @shoplustre keeping accessories simple and chic. Now me being me, love to always push some limits to my styling - so this time, I chose to go print on print again with the play of vibrant shophouse printed pattern clutch from @Photophactory to bring this look up a notch. Many would think clutches are only for evening wear but not if you style them right. Wearing it crossbody makes it a casual piece to style and keep the essentials close to your body like Identification cards ( to get into malls and grocery stores quicker) and of course mobile phone and hand sanitisers. Whilst you can always carry a larger shoulder tote for your shopping!! Who would have thought these 2 patterns would go hand in hand.

Finally, whilst we are going for tassels with the accessories, these fringe tassel slides from Bayou completes the look, also with a shade of blue to bind the look together.

So here's the good news!! Many of these retailers are offering special deals for the month of May particularly for my followers, and many are also offering free shipping or a reduced minimum spend for free overseas shipping. So please go check them out and take advantage of these great deals online now. 

Here are the special DISCOUNT codes for your shopping pleasure :

1) Indiibreeze : Use code " Stylish10" to enjoy10% off regular price items from 10 May - 10 Jun 2020 exclusively for Your Style Architect followers. ** Free local shipping

2) Lustre Jewellery : Use code " Mother20" to enjoy 20% off regular price items only for Mother's Day Weekend till midnight 11 May 2020,  or enjoy tiered discounts up to 50% off SALE items now!

3) Photophactory : Use code " 20OFF" to enjoy 20% off online ( except masks) for the month of May'20. ** Free local shipping

I hope you enjoyed this post and have yourselves a great Mother's Day weekend.. and do not forget to pamper your own mom ( if she is living with you) or give her that much anticipated call and send her a little gift bought online to cheer her up this Mother's Day... Check out my Instagram story and feed for more Mother's Day goodies.

Simone xoxo

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Pearly Whites :: Freshwater Pearl Tassel Necklace + Stripe Skirt Pairing

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Top : Shein ( sold out, similar here)
Skirt : Stradivarius ( similar here)
Necklace : Maarz Pearls ( ON SALE - get it here
Ring: old ( similar here)
Shoes : The Tui Collection ( ON SALE - get it here

Hi everyone,

The weekend has come and gone quickly and I was indeed kept extremely busy working on my content for next week's schedule! Excited... you should be cos I have so many amazing items to showcase to you and I just want to do them all at once!!

This outfit was a challenge by a girlfriend on Instagram who had asked me to style a black and white stripe skirt as the challenge in 3 different ways. Do check out my post here for the 3 styles I had put together. The first way I have styled this skirt was to start with the comfort zone colour combination, and in this case - a "no brainer" of a black coloured top.

Trying to keep the look classic - I styled it with this gorgeous single tassel freshwater baroque pearl and crystal necklace from Maarz Pearls. Most people often associate pearl necklaces and jewellery with the older generation but let me tell you this - designed in contemporary style and paired with the right outfit, these pieces can be equally as stylish for a 20 yr old as it would for an 80 yr old. After all, even vintage is IN now, so what more pearls?

What I love about this particular tassel necklace is that each pearl is so uniquely shaped and the contemporary design of the necklace mixed with the the black and green crystals as well as the gold chain certainly adds some pop of colour to a monochrome outfit. And whilst we are at it with pops of colour, I just had to finish the look with this gorgeous pair of heels from The Tui Collection which is so aptly called " Simone Heels". The black and gold combination of this leather pair of sexy heels perfectly carries the look through. How can I not style it then?

Back to this stunning necklace - this Baroque tassel necklace from Maarz Pearls is from their Ottoman collection. A local label based in Singapore, all of their jewellery are handmade using silver and 18K gold plating. Each of these unique pieces is put together using freshwater pearls and multi gem stones and crystals. Therefore, no 2 pieces of jewellery are the same and Maryam the designer and owner of Maarz Pearls very rarely repeats a collection. I always believe one should have a variety of jewellery types in one's jewellery box that you can play with in different ways with your outfit and if there is one pearl necklace you should own - this would definitely be a classic to own! The versatility of this necklace where you can play with the necklace length by double twisting it to be worn as a choker or half length necklace to mix and match with different neckline outfits - makes it an investment piece for sure.

Do watch this space as I will bring you other variations on how you can style this lovely necklace from Maarz Pearls. With Mother's Day around the corner and since we are all in lockdown - why not consider a lovely pieces of freshwater pearl necklace or bracelet for Mom to cheer her up during this slightly sadder times. Now, at the time this post is published, Maarz Pearl is offering a storewide 15% discount on their items - no code required upon checkout. Perfect for you to grab yourself a great deal for a gorgeous piece of arm or neck candy for Mom! Or perhaps a dainty little pair of earrings!!

Maarz Pearls also offers free domestic and international shipping with a minimum spend - so for those of you based overseas, you can still very easily get your hands on these stunning pieces to add to your jewellery box!

I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to bringing you more stunning jewellery pieces for you to consider in the next few posts!

Simone xoxo

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