All black outfit & a Glam Suite

Love this all Faux leather all black look
Love this all Faux leather all black look from Bisou Bisou c/o JCPenney
Over the weekend, it was the iHeart radio Fiesta Latina concert, JCPenney invited me to an exclusive Glam Suite at the penthouse of the Delano, to get ready before the concert. I got to pick an outfit from Bisou Bisou and get all glammed up. My hair was done by a stylist from InStyle salon (I learned that there’s a location at Dadeland Mall inside the JCP store) and makeup by Sephora, all this courtesy of JCPenney.

At the suite, I got to meet Bisou Bisou’s designer Michele Bohbot, while browsing pieces of her collection. She is the sweetest. Had a few bites and refreshments while spending a very nice afternoon among blogger and media friends.

For my outfit, I picked faux leather panel leggings, with a black fringe cami and an oversized faux leather jacket cuffed up, I went up a few sizes to give it the borrow from a boyfriend look. See below to shop the look!

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Sweater, Shorts & Boots

Still wearing shorts for fall
Still wearing shorts for fall

An in the essence of longing for Fall weather in Miami as soon as possible (it is still 85 degrees in November), I wore this sweater and boots with shorts. I usually don’t like brown boots but I scored this pair of riding boots from Cole Haan during a mega sale at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago. They are so comfy and look so good. The chunky sweater I could only wear for a few minutes while I was doing this shoot, because the heat got the best of me, so now I am saving it until cooler temperatures get here.

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The Architect of Style X Casetify Artist Collection

The Architect of Style x Casetify Collection

Finally! My fashion illustrations as smartphone cases. I had been looking for a while for a company to partner up with to add my artwork to smartphone cases. I know many of my readers had been asking for this for a while, but I’m very picky and wanted them to be just perfect. So go ahead and check out my Artist Collection with Casetify X The Architect of Style for some really neat designs, you can pick your phone model (iPhone, Galaxy and a bunch of others), and order.

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My first Manolo’s

My First Manolo's (available here)
My First Manolo’s (available here)

“Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” – Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.

There is a certain kind of magic that comes from buying new shoes. Specially when they are ones (or a brand) you have coveted for a while. I think every fashion girl dreams of owning a pair of Manolo Blahnik‘s I know I did, from the first time I saw them on Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, I wanted a pair so badly.

Manolo Blahnik shoes are classic, beautiful and nothing short of perfect. For my first pair, I got the chance to snag these metallic copper ones on a sale at Neiman’s, where I got them at a really good price. Finally, I can say I understand the enchantment that owning such a piece of “art” (shoes) gives to its owner.

And at the end of the day my excuse to buy them is that I work too much, so why not spoil myself a little, and look good in the process.

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White, Gray & Pink

White, Gray and Pink!
White, Gray and Pink!

So balancing between my day job, the illustrations and the blog has been a little bit of a challenge this past month, I have been basically drawing every night and weekend for custom commissioned work, so I got a little behind on editing and posting outfits, but here it goes.

Today’s OOTD, I wore to a brunch that my friend Netty from The Fashionable ESQ hosted for Earl Jeans a few weeks back. The jeweled t-shirt is from Earl Jeans, that they sent as a gift prior to the event. I paired this light gray t-shirt with white skinny jeans and some pink accents. Also how fantastic does my hair looks all curled?

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Live drawing at the AUrate New York x ViBE Consignment Trunk Show

AuRate New York Trunk Show at ViBE Consignment
AuRate New York Trunk Show at ViBE Consignment

This Saturday September 26th from 10am – 3pm, I will be live drawing at the ViBe Designer Consignment​ store in the Iron district, for the AUrate New York​  jewelry trunk show.

Come by and say hi,  check out this cool consignment store, meet the designers, shop this pretty dainty jewelry that gives (for every piece sold, a book is donated by the brand to an economically underprivileged child to promote the gift of learning and reading), and get drawn by me with your favorite piece from the line.

When:  Saturday September 26 10am-3pm

Where:  Vibe Consignment  - 7520 NE 4th Court Studio 101, Miami, FL 33138

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More info on their fb event page (here)


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BOXYCHARM X The Architect of Style

Runway Girl No.1
Runway Girl No.1 and BOXYCHARM September box

I have been working on a few commissioned fashion brands, which I can’t talk about until published, like this collaboration during Fashion month (week) with BOXYCHARM. I created three illustrations that debuted on their instagram account (@Boxycharm) one every friday of the month of September.

The theme was Runway Ready, showing my girls in the front row and living the lifestyle of the most coveted it girls in NYC.

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The denim blazer for Fall

Transitioning to fall
A denim blazer and all white…

On several street style blogs, I have seen the denim blazer (or coat) as an upgraded and more formal looking version of the ever living distressed denim jacket. I love that this blazer version, can be worn to transition from summer to fall, specially in Miami  (where we don’t really have seasons) it can be worn without layering.  I wore it with an all white basics like I did with with skinnies and a silky tank, but it could also go well with a short dress under it.

I also accessorized it with a super cute Agate long necklace that local web shop Amoura Designs sent me this handcrafted necklaced made in Egypt.

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Blues & pearls

Acacia Swimwear St.Tropez dress in Peahi (via iShine365), French Connection Elmyra Pumps, DIY Pearl and Tassel necklace
Acacia Swimwear St.Tropez dress in Peahi (via iShine365), French Connection Elmyra Pumps (On Sale here), DIY Pearl and Tassel necklace (similar here)

I have a few pics I haven’t posted so I decided to clean the roll and start posting. I wore this outfit for a cocktail party at Soho Beach House in Miami Beach.  This blue slip dress from Acacia Swimwear has been a life saver, as it can be worn pretty much for any occasion. I have dressed it up with pearls and pumps (like on this post), dressed down with flats or sandals or simply worn as a beach coverup.

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Prints and a little DIY necklace

City Park
At Prospect Park, NY with a patterned dress from H&M CONSCIOUS (on sale here) & self made tassel necklace

This is another of the outfits that I wore around New York City. Once again I was meeting friends for a picnic at the park, but this time at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

I had bought this printed dress from H&M CONSCIOUS line, thinking that I truly don’t own dresses with so busy prints, but it was on sale so why not. I paired it with comfortable black slip-ons for walking and I did a little DIY conversion to my Gorjana lariat necklace, that I have been wearing so much lately (see here), by tying to the end a purple tassel.

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