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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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!)

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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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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.

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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.

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2018 Goals

2018 Goals
At the end of each year, I reflect on the last twelve months in preparation to get ready for the new one. I started thinking of my 2018 goals, as I had a good last year. Some of the goals I had  listed got accomplished, some others morphed and changed. I got to work with some really cool brands like MazdaTory Burch and Cynthia Rowley. And did breakout of my comfort zone working on new mediums. (Check out the painted Adidas I made with Famous Footwear).

Every “X” amount of years, I go thru a growing phase, and 2017 for sure was one of those years. The things I learned personal and in business, has for sure shaped the things to come on 2018. I have worked into some ideas that hopefully these year will all come up to fruition soon.

And thank you for all my followers for being there for me, here is to 2018 starting!

2018 Goals

Live drawing at Nudara’s Art Basel Pop-up

Nudara Art Basel The Architect of StyleIf you are in town for Art Basel. I wanted to invite you to the Nudara by mktub Pop-up, this Saturday December 9th, from 3 to 6pm. Where I will be Live Drawing custom personalized fashion illustrations. This event is open to attend but be sure to RSVP (here).  Be sure to pass by and say hi! And score one of my fashion illustrations while you shop Nudara sandals, have some drinks, chill and also get Henna and evil eye nail art. This will be a really cool event and I would love to see you!

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