Weekend shopping with Scoop NYC

WEEKEND SHOPPING WITH SCOOP NYC – ILLUSTRATION BY GISSI JIMENEZ
My Weekend Shopping illustration with Scoop NYC

Because weekends in spring are meant to be spent brunching or just strolling around, taking advantage of the pretty days outside. I am collaborating with Scoop NYC, to bring you my favorite pieces from their expertly curated styles, on what to wear on these weekend days.

Scoop NYC is a highly edited selections fashion boutique store of luxury, designer and contemporary ready to wear pieces for women and men. Scoop first opened in SoHo, New York City, in 1996, and has since grown to 17 boutiques nationwide, including here in Miami at Bal Harbour Shops.

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High Seas

Boatin'
Boatin’

I have a thing for boats and wearing cute outfits. A few weekends ago, I went to a brunch for an event with a few of my blogger friends, so I wanted to dress up nicely. I tend to not wear floral prints but this tulip skirt dress caught my eye, while browsing at Saks so I decided to get it, and it was perfect for this occasion. It’s almost like having the perfect “LFD” (little floral dress) added to my closet.

I paired this silky dress with a bralette that has straps in the middle, to make it a little more edgy and with a DIY necklace just made out of a round leather cord I had laying around the house, I tied it around my neck and finished it with a bow. Also I have been in love with these hair ties stacks, that also double as bracelets that By Lilla sent me, I have been wearing them non stop, and it is so cute that they personalized it with my name.
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Coffee with friends & a NESCAFÉ Clásico Sobremesa

NESCAFÉ Clásico
NESCAFÉ Clásico

I have to say that the best moments of my life, have been the times I get to spend with my family and friends. Being latina (and a dominican), any sort of gathering will always include food, and lot’s of it! After our meal is done, we spend sometime chatting around the table, having a café and some dessert, while sharing our latest tales and stories.

For this post, I invited some of my closets friends over, so we could share a Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico.  Continue reading

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Pinks & Blues

Blues and pink
Pastel hues

Sometimes in life, little changes can provide a new outcome on how we look at it. Lately I’ve been trying to eat more healthy, exercising more than couple of days a week, started meditating, these things are making me feel more at peace and happy. I also recently picked up the idea of  shooting my own pics using a tripod. Although I am typically comfortable in front of a camera, this has been such a new thing for me, to basically take self-portraits, but hey learning a new skill is good, and because I am the one looking thru the lens at myself, it goes a little beyond of just taking a pic, I can truly see the real beauty inside of me. Continue reading

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Ready for Spring with GilmarLab & Iceberg

Iceberg by Gilmar Lab
Iceberg by GilmarLab

Here in Miami we are pretty much always ready for spring time, wearing dresses, sporty outfits and colorful prints. But is always cool when I learn about “new” brands to expand my closet.  With that in mind, I got to learn about this cool online store called GilmarLab.

GilmarLab is an italian online boutique that offers luxury fashion and high-end sportswear they carry brands like N°21, Fausto Puglisi, Siviglia and Paolo Pecora, along with it’s own in-house brand Iceberg. You can shop it at Iceberg shop online.

The Iceberg brand has big bold prints and Pop Art influences reflected in their pieces, making it fun to wear. See below to shop the brand and my favorite picks. Continue reading

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Stripes & Camo

Off the Shoulder stripe dress from Who what wear x Target (available here) with Camo Accessories
Bardot dress from Who what wear x Target (available here) with Camo Accessories

I am still rocking that off-the-shoulders look. It has a sweet side to it and when it’s on a classic stripe pattern (and so well priced $29.99 at Target),  it’s just perfect. I was trying to shy away from a Parisian look and wear it with a red scarf, red pumps, at that point it would only be missing a beret. I did ponder the idea, but I wanted something unexpected and accessorized it with a camo print bandana tied as a choker and camo print pumps. I still kept it sweet with a pale pink bow clutch.

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DIY: Aquazzura inspired Colorful Pom-Poms Sandals

A Colorful PomPoms Shoes DIY
A Colorful Pom-Poms Shoes DIY

One day online shopping, I ran into these colorful shoes and of course fell in love with them! You know me and pretty shoes!, so I decided to do a DIY inspired on the Aquazzura Raffia Pom Pom Sandal.

When I posted on snapchat, that I wanted to do this DIY, I got a lot of feedback of people wanting to see the end result. And along with fellow blogger and friend Ana from Chic, Street & Eats we decided to collaborate and both do our own version of the Aquazzura sandal. You can check out her full DIY post here.

This was a really fun project to do and I hope you guys enjoy it. If you try it out, please tag #TheArchitectofStyleDIY , so I can see what you did.

Now to it!

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A busy week and a long cardi

Working it!
Wearing a moss color cardi from Anthropologie (on sale here) and doo.ri LBD (similar here)

I have been extremely busy at work and also drawing a bunch of custom fashion illustrations, that I have barely been able to post or go to any local fashion events. But meanwhile here is an outfit that I wore to an event at Dadeland Mall.

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Miami Winter with a Blanket Cape

Working that winter wrap
Working that winter cape wrap from H&M (similar here)

I have been taking out of my closet all the winter things that I buy and take months to wear! This year has been weird talking about the Miami weather. We really don’t get too cold here but when the temperatures hit anything below 70, all the cold clothes come out. I had been wanting to wear this blanket wrap since I got it back in November. I love the colors that it has so fall! I matched it with a burgundy turtleneck from Uniqlo (love it for basics), a DKNY A-line skirt, a bow belt and Sam Edelman booties.

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Five minutes with Badgley Mischka

5 minutes with Badgley Mischka
5 minutes with Badgley Mischka

I got to meet designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, in store at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland a few weeks, I had a chance to get a five minute one on one with the designers and talk about their Spring 2016 collection, and about “bar” shoes.

GJ: Looking at your beautiful Spring 2016 collection, and I’ve noticed that it is more tone down and with classic shapes, where are you heading with that? Continue reading

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