Staying at Home

Staying at Home

I am on day 14th of staying at home, following the emergency orders from the city and county. I basically moved my entire day job office into my condo. In order to work remotely seamlessly. One of the things of being home for so long is learn how to separate the 9-5 job and my off-time, and be on the same space. I love my apartment, and as you can see it is a true reflection of the person that I am, it is modern and streamlined, with girly touches. Which makes it a place where I like to spend time, although in a regular time I am usually not in here that much.

I have been adapting to a new routine, and finding things to do. To make the time go a little bit faster. Here is what I have been up to while staying-in at home.

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Just a Midi skirt

Sometimes, I get inspiration for my outfits from the fashionable ladies, I am sketching up at my live drawing events. Lately, I have seen a lot of these women wearing midi skirts and I love how they look polished and fancy. They can be pencil style or more flowy, styled in different ways, and they always just look perfect. In my closet, I have my share of midi skirts (see how I styled this silky leopard print one. Recently, I had been looking for a denim one. And I got this casual white denim midi skirt at J.crew and loved it. For this outfit, I styled it with a classic button down gingham shirt that I styled to be off-the shoulder. And accessorized with a pearl headband and mule pumps. Alas, nailing that polished and fancy look I was going for.

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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 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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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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With A Twist

Are you ready for Fall? I started shopping for trends, like leopard print. And have been mixing it with classics like soft cashmere sweaters to create looks #withatwist for this transitional season. With my friends from J.Crew, I wanted to bring you three ways on how to wear this bright pink Everyday cashmere sweater and a A-line leopard dress. This is as easy as just either wearing as top belted, draping it over your shoulders or tying around your waist. Also if  you want to have a chance to let me style you and show you a few styling tips, like this one. Meet me at J.Crew Lincoln Road store in Miami Beach to checkout their  latest fall collection.  On Friday, September 20th from 6 to 8pm.

Come by for an early evening of styling, shopping and refreshments. Get a first look at the J.Crew Fall 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 your Fall wardrobe. I will be showcasing some of my favorites pieces from their fall collection, and give you some tips on how to style and wear them.

Hope to see you there!

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