Shopping with Ann Taylor

Shopping with Ann Taylor

It is time to continue with the shopping spring kick. This time is shopping with Ann Taylor. I went into the Coral Gables Ann Taylor at the Shops at Merrick Park a few days ago and picked up some really cute outfits with the help of their super nice team. One of my favorites is this floral pleated wrap dress, that is so feminine. I paired it with bright pink accessories. To complete the girly-ness, I wore a custom hand painted bag by me.
I also wanted to share with you. This week the Friends of Ann Event kicks off this Wednesday, March 6th, for Ann Taylor Cardholders and goes through Monday March 10th, where you can enjoy 40% off your purchase!*. For this, I will be having a special shopping event for my readers in store. This Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Ann Taylor at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Where you can get the chance to chat with me and I’ll show you my favorite pieces of the new collection. Also as an added bonus, if you mention this post you will receive an additional 10% off. (at the Coral Gables location only).
See more info on the event below and I hope to see you there!
*Select exclusions apply
Read More

Spring with J.Crew

Spring with Jcrew

Spring is almost here, and with it time to update the closet. This means, it is time to go shopping. For this post, I have partnered with J.Crew to show you a transitional outfit for Spring. I opted for a black pleated skirt (that you can basically wear with everything) and a pullover striped light sweater from J.Crew. The pattern and scallop neckline of this top has me swooning, it is so girly and cute. I accessorized it with oversized pearl barrettes, which have been a perfect accessory for my short blunt bob hair. They basically dress up any outfit I’m wearing, it polishes the outfit and it works to make my hair look like just done. For shoes, I am wearing pink sneakers, to make it a more low key everyday look. Super comfortable to walk around and do errands thru out the day.

Also I would also like to invite you to come and shop with me and the J.Crew team, for a Spring Shopping event his week, at J.Crew at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This Saturday February 28th from 4-6pm. Let’s shop for the new spring collection and see a few of my favorites.  See below for more info on the event.

See you there!

Read More

Drawing Saks Iconic handbags

Saks Iconic handbags

To celebrate the opening of the Saks Iconic handbags, on the new main floor of the New York Flagship store. I will be live drawing fashion illustrations at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland Mall. Where they will be showing an exclusive collection of handbags that have made fashion history. All in a new and transformed way, with over a 100 exclusive handbags made by your favorite design houses just for Saks. Think Prada, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Valentino, to name a few.

I love designer handbags specially when they can be classics in essence. Because this means you can wear them now and in a few years it will still be iconic. So join me while we preview and shop for your new favorite bag, have some cocktails. And let me draw a fashion sketch of you with your new Saks Iconic handbag. This saturday february 9th, from 3 to 5pm, at Saks in Dadeland Mall in Miami.

Hope to see you there! Also I will let you know which are my favorites… (although the fashion illustration I made for this post, can give you a hint of which ones they are, lol!)

Read More

Plaid dress and White Booties

A trend that I have been really liking is Plaid. There is no other pattern that says it’s the holidays. J.Crew has several selections of plaid in dresses, shirts and pants. I opted for this J.Crew Plaid dress, because of its flowyness and flattering shape. Having a cinched waist makes for a good way to accentuate my figure. I am really liking how I styled this dress. I paired it with white booties and a white bag. And accessorized it with big chunky earrings and a red turban headband to go with the holidays theme. When dressing for the holidays, for me more is more! And that was the look I was going for this holiday outfit.

Also I would also like to invite you to my last event of the year with the team from J.Crew, for a Last Minute Gifts Event this week, at J.Crew in Dadeland Mall. This Saturday December 22nd from 6-8pm. Let the J.Crew team help you with any last minute shopping for some awesome gifts and you know also pick out something for you. I sure do shop for me when I go gift shopping.  See below for more info on the event.

Read More

Stay Hydrated with smartwater

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #HydrateYourDay #CollectiveBias
Stay hydrated

I have a super busy lifestyle, I keep running around and everyday is different for me.  But one thing is constant, I always carry a bottle of smartwater® with me. It is very important for me to stay hydrated thru out the day. It helps me to stay focused and sharp and as an added plus my skin looks great.

During this time of the year between all the holiday shopping, decorating and doing errands all over. I follow this basic principle to stay hydrated:

At all times have a water bottle on my purse or bag. Seeing my smartwater lets me remember to drink it regularly and take sips every so often. I make it into a goal to drink at least 2 bottles, one in the morning from waking up to noon, and another one in the afternoon from noon to the early evening. I’ve learned that keeping them handy really does the trick. Also, if I am sitting at my drawing desk or by the computer I take my water out of the bag and located in a place I can see it. This let’s me be on the track to stay hydrated.

Read More

All Red Holiday Outfit With J.Crew

All Red Holiday Outfit with JCrew Holiday Event

For the holidays, I am loving the monochromatic look. I am shying away from black or white and I am opting for a bright, All Red holiday outfit. For today’s post, I am partnering up with J.Crew  to bring you how to put together this trend. And also to invite you to a Holiday Styling and Shopping Event this week, at J.Crew in Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This Saturday December 15th from 4-6pm. Stop by and get styled by me, have some sips and do your holiday shopping, and get something for yourself too. Come by and say hi and let’s shop! See below for more info on the event.

Read More

Fall with J.Crew and a Styling Event

J.Crew Fall outfit
Finally it is time for fall, and although in Miami is not cold yet. I have started dressing with fall colors. For today’s post, I am partnering up with J.Crew to show you a perfect J.Crew fall outfit. And also to invite you to a Styling Event this week, with yours truly, at J.Crew in Lincoln Road. This Saturday October 20th from 4-6pm. Where you can get styled by me, have some sips and shop the new Fall collection. So come by and say hi and let’s shop! See below for more info on the event.

Read More

The Architect of Style turns Six!

This week is The Architect of Style, Sixth year anniversary, I can’t believe so much time has passed by. Although, I am a part-time blogger (that feels more like it is full-time). I have been very fortunate to collaborate and work drawing for many big fashion and lifestyle brands like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Cynthia Rowley, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Mazda… so many that it would be impossible to list them all. 

Read More

All Pink Outfit

All Pink Outfit illustrationI am the girliest of girls when it comes to cutesy and pink things. I just love everything pink, and when I saw that there was a pop-up Museum of Ice Cream in town, I knew I had to go. The Museum  is an instagram (millennial pink) dream. The popularity of this venue made it be sold out every time I would check to buy tickets. But finally a few weeks before it’s final round my sister was able to find tickets to attend. Although it is a little pricey to go, it is all worth it when you dive into the sprinkle pool and start taking pictures of basically everything. Now don’t expect this to be an educational museum, it is more of an interactive venue that you go thru exhibits, more like a gallery I would say. While you eat ice cream as you move thru the exhibits.

Obviously I had to dress up with an outfit that match the museum so I opted to wear all pink! I got these bright pink paper bag pants and wore it with the Pink as my Vibes t-shirt from the line of my friend Annie The Alchemist.

Read More

The Everyday Look

The Everyday Look

I feel that in the past year, I have been dressing more casual. Using as an Everyday Look, basic pieces. It all comes about in my essence of simplifying my day to day. Typically I have really long work days. They start at the gym at 5am and then it goes into a packed day meetings and work. In the middle of all this, I go to fashion events or head on to draw fashion illustrations either for me of for a client.

It sounds like a lot, but this is what bloggers that have very demanding day jobs do. All because we really love sharing stories, and for me sharing my artwork and fashion ideas. So saving a few minutes, everyday. Specially while dressing up, comes as a precious earning. So I can expend less time thinking what to wear, and in that time do things that I love. It is just so much easier when outfits are put together using basic apparel. They look good and kinda pulled together.

Read More