White, light blue and a little camo

Wearing Forever 21 White Vest, and Zara Light Blue Shorts
White Vest, light blue shorts and a little camo

It seems to me that since I bought this white vest I keep wearing it with everything, it pulls together an outfit immediately, even if its wearing pajama style shorts. I wore it on a hot Sunday afternoon, that I was live drawing around the pool at the Freehand hotel in Miami Beach. I love the idea of adding a Camo bag to complete this look.

Michael Kors Camo Crossbody, Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Forever 21 Love bracelet
Michael Kors Camo Travel bag in Acid Lime, Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Love bracelet (similar here)
It seems I wear this triangle necklace from local jewelry designer Plum Flower Creations.
It seems I wear all Miami local jewelry designers lately : Triangle Necklace by Plum Flower Creations & Social media name plate necklace c/o Taudrey

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Spring fashion trends: Off-the-shoulder tops

Flirty with off-the-shoulders
Flirty with off-the-shoulders

There’s a sexiness that comes from showing off some skin, and showing a tan. Channeling an 80’s vibe (and not a peasant look), the Off-the-shoulder cut is a spring fashion trend will see around. I like the idea of flowy off-the-shoulder crop tops.Proportion is key when wearing this trend. Think of pairing that flowy top with a skinny distressed jeans or a high-waist pencil skirt, I would also stay away from tops with big prints but that’s my minimalist personal style talking.

I’m having a lot of fun drawing fashion illustrations for these spring trends and selecting my favorite picks. Also check out my post (and illustration) on how to wear head-to-toe White (here), and let me know, how you would wear this trend?

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An all-day LBD

A little black dress goes a long way
A little black dress goes a long way

There is no such thing as having too many LBD’s (little black dresses). When I’m in a pinch they save me from going thru a case of “I don’t know what to wear”. A few weeks back I bought this little number at the GAP. I love the feminine look that it has and the vintage-y vibes of the sleeves and cut, almost like a modern Jackie O.

I wore this dress to go work with pumps and a blazer, when I received an email for a last minute cocktail party at the Biltmore, I thought about going home and change, but I took off the blazer and layered spike/triangular shape necklaces I had in my bag (yes, I carry around accessories in my bag, you never know when you might need them) and voila!, this outfit  transition perfectly to an evening (unplanned) cocktail party. I would have changed to a more cocktail-y smaller purse, but I guess I may need to start carrying one also inside my daily bag, just in case.

Pics by Netty Del from The Fashionable ESQ.

Wearing Gap LBD, Merona Fuscia belt, Prune tote bag
Wearing Gap LBD (similar here), Merona Fuscia belt, Prune satchel bag (similar here), Gorjana leather stud bracelet &  Michael Kors Parker Rosegold watch
MLE Venus pumps c/o Mia Shoes
MLE Venus pumps c/o Mia Shoes
Necklaces
Miami local jewelry maker Plum  Flower Creations triangle Necklace and Aldo Spike necklace
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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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