Post-Swim Week Event

Jcrew Swimweek

With Swim Week happening in Miami, I have been following along to find out the latest swimsuit trends. I visited my friends from J.Crew at the Lincoln Road in Miami Beach store to checkout their swimwear collection.  There are so many cute bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, along with coverups and summer dresses, that I am really loving. I picked out a few that I can wear at the beach this summer. Like this white scalloped plunging one-piece, that I styled with a classic white button down to use as a coverup.  Also I want to invite you to a Post-Swim Week Shopping Party at J.Crew. On Saturday, July 20th from 5 to 7 pm, at the Miami Beach J.Crew at Lincoln Road.

Come by for an afternoon of styling, shopping and refreshments. Get a first look at the J.Crew swimwear collection and also enjoy an additional 20% off your purchase of $125 or more by RSVP’ing. Let me and the Lincoln Road J.Crew team help you pick out the perfect outfit. I will be showcasing some of my favorites pieces from their swimwear collection, and give you some tips on how to style and wear them.

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

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Pleated minimal lines

Minimal Lines Rings Au-rate

I love the minimal approach to things and that reflects on my outfit choices also. From the accessories I wear, like dainty and minimal rings, to the dresses I get. Dresses like this pleated one from Ann Taylor with a Geometric pattern. I like clean lines, you may say, somewhat architectural. Hence the name of this blog and my main career. It’s all a way of expressing myself from head to toe.

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J.Crew Summer Shopping

J.Crew Summer Shopping

I have been channeling long weekend vibes and getting ready for summer. For this post, I am partnering with J.Crew  to show you this casual summer look. And invite you to a J.Crew Summer Shopping Party with me! On Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 4 pm,  at J.Crew located at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables.

Come by for an afternoon of styling, shopping and refreshments. Get a first look at the new J.Crew arrivals for summer and also enjoy an additional 20% off your purchase of $125 or more by RSVP’ing. Stop by and shop along with me and the J.Crew team.  Let me show you my favorites pieces from their newest collection, and give you some suggestions on what to wear.

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

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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!
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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