Spring fashion trends: White on White

Whites for Spring!
Whites for Spring!

With the start of spring I wanted to talk about some of the fashion trends for this season. One that I’m particularly loving is the white on white ensembles, I’m talking about wearing head to toe all-blanc. Besides the fact that wearing all white can be a hassle, trying to avoid getting any unruly spills on you, It’s a minimal look that can look very classy easily.

To wear it, as a simple rule I would keep my whites in the same tones, meaning don’t wear an ivory white with a super bright cool white as one of them is bound to look bleached out or worst… dirty. Also unless it’s a crisp (or not)  matching suit, I would play with textures, matching a lace dress with a leather jacket or a simple white vest.

As for accessories, go with classics all nude or black… and if you are feeling adventurous bring out that red bag.

See below a few of my picks!

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Ready for the 2015 Miami Open Tennis with LACOSTE

Ready for the 2015 Miami Open Tennis with LACOSTE
Ready for the 2015 Miami Open Tennis with LACOSTE

There is nothing more exciting in Miami during March and April, as it is the Miami Open Tennis tournament. I have to say I love my Tennis players and I think this is the only sport I truly follow.

This year LACOSTE is the exclusive apparel brand of the Miami Open, and I have been selected as one of the cool bloggers to be a brand ambassador of the event. To give my readers some ideas on what to wear to a Tennis match, I picked this really cute LACOSTE sleeveless cotton crepe piqué polo dress in navy and styled it with some green/teal accents, to match the cute net like Holiday bag also from LACOSTE. And I know I’m wearing heels to an sporting event but they are comfy wedges in a nude color.

You can follow along my instagram @GissiJ and  the hashtags: #SpottheCrocMIA #BeautifulTennis to see the latest of the LACOSTE croc and some scenes of the event.

The tournament are at Crandon Park Tennis center and its from March 23rd to April 5th.  For more info and to get tickets click here.

This post was done as a collaboration of The Architect of Style with LACOSTE for the Miami Open tennis.

Pictures by photog Cindy Jimenez

Green/Teal Accesories
Green/Teal Accesories
Lacoste Sleeveless Fit & Flare Polo Dress in Navy
c/o LACOSTE Sleeveless Fit & Flare Polo Dress in Navy
The back of the Lacoste Sleeveless Fit & Flare Polo Dress
The back of the LACOSTE c/o Sleeveless Fit & Flare Polo Dress
Lacoste Holiday Bag & Lacoste Tennis Ball
c/o LACOSTE Holiday Bag & Tennis Ball
Lacoste Gator
Spotted the LACOSTE tonal Croc to match the dress
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Beachy Brights

Beachy Brights!
Beachy Brights!

With a St. Tropez feel, I don’t know if it was the beachy colors or my golden tan (from exercising too much outside), this teal top got me many compliments.  I typically don’t wear so bright “bright” colors, but I found this top on a seasonal trunk sale that local Miami boutique Neptunes has on-going at Velour Medspa in Coral Gables and I fell in love with it. I wore it to a brunch at the beach this past weekend and paired it with white skinny jeans and nude peep toe booties.

What do you think should I try more bright colors?

Pictures by Netty Del from The Fashionable ESQ

House of Harlow 1960 Geodesic Cocktail Ring (via RocksBox), Aldo Spiral Ring, Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace (via RocksBox) & Gorjana Honeycomb Necklace.
House of Harlow 1960 Geodesic Cocktail Ring (c/o RocksBox, get your 1st month free with code thearchitectofstylexoxo), Aldo Spiral Ring, Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace (c/o RocksBox) & Gorjana Honeycomb Necklace (available here).
Margaret Elizabeth Amalfi Bangle in Moonstone (via RocksBox), Infiniti beaded bracelet (similar here) & J.Crew Flower Bracelet
Margaret Elizabeth Amalfi Bangle in Moonstone (via RocksBox get your first month free with code thearchitectofstylexoxo), Infinity beaded bracelet (similar here) & J.Crew Flower Bracelet
Love this Teal top I picked up from local Miami boutique Neptunes
Love this Teal top I picked up from local Miami boutique Neptunes
Nude peeptoe booties (available here)
Nude peep toe booties (similar here)
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My white Revolver skinny Jeans are from bebe (available here)

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Live Drawing at Bloomingdale’s Aventura this Saturday

Live drawing once again at Bloomingdales in Aventura
Live drawing once again at Bloomingdales in Aventura

Once again Bloomingdale’s will be hosting me at the Aventura Mall store, this saturday during the Brazilian Carnival in-store event. I will be live drawing complimentary fashion sketches of the attendees with a carnival theme.

This event is open to the public and no RSVP is needed.

So come by and say hi, and ask me to draw you! See the deets below:

  • When:         Saturday, February 21  
  • Time:           3:00-6:00 PM
  • Where:        Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall
    19555 Biscayne Boulevard
    Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL
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Some valentine’s love illustrations

The MIA Shoes Closet Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
The MIA Shoes Closet Illustration by Gissi Jimenez

Lately I’ve been a little busy working on some custom Valentine’s Illustrations, but I wanted to take a moment and share the ones I did for MIA shoes as they went live on their site this week. I created them as part of the Valentine’s Day campaign, so the MIA followers can go to their site and send one of these illustrations as a V-card for your special shoe lover in your life.

Check out how you can send them, via their website:  www.miashoes.com

The MIA Shoes Besties Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
The MIA Shoes Besties Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
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A different kind of Valentine’s

Valentines Day outfit
Valentines Day outfit (see below on how to shop the look)

As a single girl, when you hear Valentine’s day, you may think of: “Oh! that’s  a day  for couples to celebrate”. I see it a bit different,  being single or dating, I see this “holiday” as a day of love in a greater scale, in the sense that not only a significant other would fill the role of buying flowers or getting chocolates. It’s more like the love that I, as a being, offer into the universe. These means all the love and care that I feel for my family and my friends, and the true value that those relationships are is what true love is.

Whatever way that I end up celebrating this day, I will still go get my hair done and dress-up with dashing red lace dress (a bit cliche but that’s ok), some leatherette leggings  and feel fantastic about myself, because a life with love and a positive attitude is good.

Hair by SoBlo Coral Gables  (Check out my previous post for more info on the salon here)

Pics by Cindy Jimenez

Amazing updo provided by SoBlo Coral Gables
Amazing updo provided by SoBlo Coral Gables
Wearing leopard print belt from Target, INC pearl bracelet, J.Crew bracelet, Forever 21 Love Bracelet and Ann Taylor  Clutch
Wearing leopard print belt (similar here), INC pearl bracelet, J.Crew  Metal Bloom bracelet, Forever 21 Love Bracelet (similar here) and Ann Taylor Jeweled Clutch
Red lace and leatherette leggings
Red lace and leatherette leggings
The Back side
The Back side
My beautiful hair do
My beautiful hair do

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SoBlo opens in Coral Gables!

A SoBlo Blowout!
A SoBlo Blowout!

I’m so happy that SoBlo opened their newest salon in Coral Gables, especially as it is a few blocks away from my home. SoBlo is an only blowout service salon, they wash and blow dry and also do hair styling for only $35.00, no cuts or color just the perfect blowdry. Other services that they offer include up-do’s, deep treatment hair masks and hair glossing.

On my visit I got to experience the courteousness of the staff, they offered me a glass of wine (complimentary with service) and proceeded to wash my hair with their home line of products (which smelled so good), and blow dry it. My hair ended up looking shiny, bouncy and a million bucks. After the blowout we proceeded to do an hair up-do (see pics below).

My stylist was Jarley, whom I  loved and would recommend to everyone, but also for my dominican girls they have on staff three dominican stylists (you know they know how to tame that caribbean hair).

SoBlo Coral Gables is located at 2309 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Tel. 786-536-5672 and its open also on Sundays. You can book an appointment online at www.SoBlo.com and they also accept walk-ins, which is usually the way I have been going lately.

Beauty Tip: Monday and Tuesdays they are running a special for $25.00 dollar blowouts from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Perfect to get your hair done before getting to work.

Pictures by Cindy Jimenez

*Hair services for this visit sponsored by SoBlo Coral Gables but reviews are my own.

SoBlo Coral Gables now open
SoBlo Coral Gables now open
Love their stylist specially Jarley who did my hair this day!
Love their stylist specially Jarley who did my hair this day!
Bouncy sexy hair!
Bouncy sexy hair!
SoBlo product line
SoBlo product line
They also do updo's
They also do updo’s
Updo
Updo
Check out how the Updo ended up looking. Chec out my next post to see what I wore with this hair
Check out how the Updo ended up looking. Look for my next post to see what I wore with this hair.
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Store Opening Chloé at Bal Harbour Shops

My outfit for the night
My outfit for the night (Pic by The Fashionable ESQ)

This week, the “new” (as in revamped with a new layout and design) Chloé store at Bal Harbour shops had its grand opening event for a few local VIP’s. The event planned by The  Patton Group PR, included a fun night that started with signing in and receiving a golden Chloé key to start a treasure hunt to open several trunks filled with goodies and treats, while sipping on some champagne and mingling.

I snapped some pics of a few of my favorites of the spring collection, and I have to say lately I’m all about light pinks and whites (as you can see on the outfit I was wearing) so when I saw the Drew bag in light beige, light pink and light gray, its needless to say that I am in love with them, and I’m adding to my coveted list.  Another favorite was also the crinkled floral fabric jackets (like this one).  Scroll down for some pics of the store.

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The New Chloe Store
The New Chloe Store
Unlocking treasures
Unlocking treasures
Scavenger hunting the goodies
Scavenger hunting the goodies
Chloe Drew Bag
Chloe Drew Bag
Beautiful patterns
Beautiful patterns
Unlocking treasures with Chloe
Unlocking treasures with Chloe
Chloe Striped Wedges
Chloe Striped Wedges

 

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The Architect of Style at west elm Pop-Up Shop

One of my custom illustrations mounted on a West Elm Gold Frame
One of my custom illustrations mounted on a west elm Gallery Gold Frame and west elm Faceted terrarium

Whats better than my fashion illustrations?…. My fashion illustrations all dec’d up in one of the glam west elm Gallery frames (pictured above).

Next Saturday January 10th,  I will be at the west elm store in Dadeland, Miami with a Pop-up shop. Where I will be selling my illustrations and you can also get one of their Gallery frames for 20% off when you buy any of my items. So come by and see me, I’ll give out some tips on how to make the perfect Gallery Wall using west elm Gallery frames and my The Architect of Style Illustrations.

What:               Local Pop-up shop

When:              Saturday, January 10th from 1pm – 4pm

Where:            west elm Miami – 8805 Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156

More info:      On west elm  Miami- Dadeland Facebook page here

The flyer for the event
The flyer for the event

 

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My only New Year resolution

Wearing H&M dress, JS booties and BCBGMAXAZRIA envelope clutch
Wearing H&M dress, DV booties and BCBGMAXAZRIA envelope clutch (see below to shop the look)

The holidays are over and with it the New Year starting. Every year I do a list of resolutions which for the most part only half of them I keep, 2014 had great opportunities and  moments for my blog and my career and I am grateful for that. I also had some not so good times in other aspects of my life, but I tend to not dwell on the past.

For 2015 I have decided to only following one resolution and that is to do things that make me happy, so you’ll see more drawings not only for artwork/decor but for some other things as this blog is one of those things that keeps me smiling.

Pics by Netty from The Fashionable ESQ

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