Weekend Wear

J.Crew Weekend Wear Big ideas

When I am not at work or at a fancy event. You can find me any given day wearing weekend wear. Athleisure has become a part of my wardrobe and I have so many pairs of comfy leggings and joggers that fill up my drawers. So when I heard that J.Crew was debuting their newest collection and it was all about athleisure for every day use. My friends at J.Crew Lincoln Road contacted me to host a shopping party event with them, on Friday January 24th to show off the new collection. So I was in.

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Perfect Skin

Perfect Skin

Since I was 15, I have always been in the search of having a perfect skin. My goal has been that on a daily basis I don’t have to wear a heavy layer of makeup. Or better yet, If I could bypass wearing any foundation or BB cream at all. A few weeks ago, I met Dr. Anna Sottile from the Aesthetic  Medicine Institute of Miami. And the first thing that she brought me in for, was a consultation. In my mind, I went in with the idea of getting maybe some injectables (Botox and such). My main idea was to remove some of the lines and plump some areas that turning 39 years old has given me.

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Perfect Silhouette

Miami Fashion illustrator Gissi JimenezI have been thinking on outfits and dresses to wear, during the holidays. With New Years Eve coming up in the next few days. I have been wanting to wear a dress that is more form fitting and body-con like. After working out and eating right for a whole year (11 months to be exact). It is time for me to show-off my skinny mini body. Part of that also included to create the perfect silhouette for a dress and I used shapewear for that. For me using control undergarments is not so much for showing a flat tummy or a tiny waist.  But more of when on, having that dress look just perfect.  This means to show a smooth finish and not have to deal with weird underwear lines.

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A little Rock and a little roll

skirts with animal print

I wanted to put this outfit together for the longest time. I love these pull-on silky skirts with animal print. This one from J.Crew has a cheetah type print that when I saw it I just grabbed it immediately. I love how some other bloggers have been styling this with a rock band shirt. And how I basically collect Rock bands t-shirts of concerts that I go to, it was a no brainer. I debated if to wear this with pumps or sneakers, but I feel it works either way to dress it up or down.

Also, I wanted to invite you to my last event of the year (and decade for that matter, LOL). I will be at J.Crew at the Shops at Merrick Park live painting and customizing mugs. This Saturday December 21st from 2-4pm. Hope to see you there! See more details below.

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Holiday Shopping

Holiday gifting EngravingI can’t believe is already mid December. With the holiday season upon us. I have been going over my list of gifts for my friends and family. And I want to make sure I am not missing anyone. When I am looking for ideas on what to buy for a gift. I think of something I would like to possibly buy for myself. If I love it, they might too. Lately, I have been all into custom personalized things. I am talking about something like engraving a piece of jewelry or an accessory.

I got most of my holiday shopping during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. But I still have a few gifts I still need to get, these are some ideas I have added to my shopping cart.

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Holiday Sparkle

Holiday Sparkle Illustration by Gissi Jimenez

It has been a little festive here at The Architect of Style and I have been all into a Holiday Sparkle mood. I already decorated my home and started putting together holiday outfits to wear to parties. One of them is this metallic gold skirt. When I saw it at the store, I knew I had to get it. This is a very statement piece, so I wore it with a cropped turtleneck top, strappy sandals and accessorize with a belt. I feel I will be wearing it with other tops also but will be wearing it plenty. Let me know what do you  think of this look, would you where a skirt like this one?

Also, I wanted to invite you to come and join me and the lovely staff of J.Crew Lincoln Road for a night styling this Saturday December 14th from 6-8pm. Let me give you tips to get the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list, or getting you that perfect outfit for your next holiday party. See below for more info on the event.

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My first time exhibiting during Art Basel

In Miami, when December comes you know it’s time for Art Basel.For the first time ever I am, exhibiting my artwork as part of a collaboration with my friends from J.Crew at their Lincoln Road store. During that first week of the last month of the year, Miami turns into one of the meccas of art. Myself being an artist. I have attended several art fairs and parties the full on 15 years I have been living here.

You have been seeing all the work I have being doing with them for the past year, so it seem fitting that my art would be displayed at the J.Crew Miami Beach store. From December 1st to the 7th , you can see 30 pieces of my artwork being displayed in-store. Also, we are having an Art party where you can go and meet me. This Friday December 6th from 6-11pm. You can see the latest collection from J.Crew along  with my latest artwork series called “Through the Window: The Paris Collection”, and through out the store a display of my best most liked prints.

Also all of my artwork shown at the store is up for sale, if you are interested  you can contact me via email more info.

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Olay Retinol24 for smoother skin

This post is a sponsored #ad for Olay, all opinions are my own. #Olay #Retinol24

Smoother Skin with Olay Retinol24
A few weeks ago, I introduced to my night skin care routine Olay Retinol 24. If you know me, you know that I take really good care of my skin. I am always in the search for new products to try and add to my daily regimen. Olay sent me their new Olay Regenerist Retinol24 line, this included the night Moisturizer, the night Eye Cream and the night Serum. At first glance, I love that the products are fragrance-free and have a non-greasy feel. Olay Retinol24, delivers 24-hour hydration thru out your day and works with your skin to give you brighter and smoother skin, without the typical irritation that other retinols would.

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Totes #withatwist

#withatwist custom totes by Gissi Jimenez for J.Crew

Along with my friends from J.Crew. I will be in store customizing totes #withatwist illustrated like the ones above. I wanted to invite you to my next live drawing event, this Saturday October 19th at J.Crew at the Shops at Merrick Park from 2-4pm.  Join me and the lovely staff from J.Crew, in-store for an afternoon of cashmere shopping and art. Check out J.Crew cashmere 20 new custom colors and 14 silhouettes. Enjoy 20% off your purchase of $125 by RSVP’ing.

Plus, the custom painted and personalized tote bag with a purchase of 2+ Cashmere pieces!

Hope to see you there! See below for more info on the event.

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