Archive for May, 2011

What are you WEARING to the BBQ?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by amstylearchitect

So BBQ season is GEARING UP fast and furiously…You must be thinking ” Damn what to wear?”

Here are 3  PIECES a to CONSIDER:

#1 A ROMPERadd a belt and presto change-o instant GLAM… Foever21 has some great BUDGET Saving options $19.80 :

Floral romper f21

#2 A FLAIR SKIRT ….this All Saints Alba skirt $109 can be paired with a SIMPLE  tank to give you just the right look

3# A RACER BURN OUT TANK —I ‘m absolutley GooGoo for this FREE PEOPLE ‘Prettiest Tribe” Burn Out Racer Tank   $55 on and it comes in a few colors. PAIR this tank with short’s, tights, or jeans and you’re still WINNING!!!

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by amstylearchitect


Looking to exude a CRISP airy effortless vibe GO  WHITE…You will look COOL and REFRESHED…

Recently Celebs have been rocking these cooling ensembles on red carpets …Pairing your WHITES with a NUDE or SUPER BRIGHT shoe will give your look the extra SEASONING it needs

This Alice & Olivia Tuxedo Jacket (can be found on $365  just may be the Jacket you need to punch your look up a NOTCH!!!

J. Crew has a great SMART LOOK option …The Nouvelle Jacket for $178

BeBE Lilia Linen Blazer$159

A word of CAUTION, PLEASE MAKE SURE that your WHITES have a matching tone…BEWARE of LOOKING DINGY…I BEG of YOU…Add a WHITE BLAZER to your CLOSET This  WEEK…

Put Your FOOT In it Friday’s !!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 20, 2011 by amstylearchitect

THESE Emilio Pucci Leather T-bar sandals ARE SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS BONDAGE ….

Karolina Kurkova Wore them at this years 64th Cannes Festival

These are Sure to make you look and feel like an Urban Xena Princess Warrior…Just DYNAMITE!

Azzedine Alaia: Never Lets Me Down

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by amstylearchitect

Naomi Campbell looks absolutely Stunning in this Azzedine Alaia Fall 2011 gown…attending ‘The Beaver’ premiere during the 64th Cannes Film Festival

Naomi Campbell brilliantly accessorizes this look with her dashing arm CANDY… her Millionaire Beau Vladislav Doronin

Girls get this look and an equally as dashing accessory!!!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by amstylearchitect

Is your future so BRIGHT you need SHADES???  I know that was corny but I couldn’t help myself….
These Roy Orbison Sunglasses by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony, Opaque frames with silver stud detail & brown square lens are great if your face is round, the square, boxy frames will be the most flattering…$216-

Is your face is triangular with a wide forehead and a pointed or narrow chin? Choose thinner rims to help your forehead appear less broad.
I am really loving the shape of Tom Ford’s SUPER SEXY WHITNEY  Style 692 or 199 You can get them at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s for $380

Another great look and HOT trend are these MICHAEL Michael Kors Sicily Aviator Sunglasses. GOOD NEWS —they’re a $98 bargain and are sold at Bloomingdales, Macys, and Lord & Taylor

If your face is an inverted triangle, choose frames that make your forehead seem wider. These Tom Ford Nikita Cat-eye frames may be perfect for you. You can get them at Bergdorf’s or Neiman Marcus $360

As the SUN makes it’s presence known this SUMMER make sure you protect your EYES in STYLE!!!!

Get MAXI-mum Glam…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 4, 2011 by amstylearchitect

Can you get MAXI-mum use out of this dress trend?

Being a naturally vertically challenged woman (I buy my height) I usually stay away from longer hemlines that may be stature cropping.

The Maxi dress trend does have it’s lengthening advantages if worn  correctly! Worn the RIGHT way you will look like an absolute GODDESS…

If you’re short like me you may want to try wedges or a higher heel to elongate your frame when trying this trend.

If you’re a taller women or an average height woman with a long torso maxi dresses are really a great addition to your wardrobe. Taller women can wear this trend with gladiators and flat sandals fearlessly.

Make sure the hemline is NOT in between your calf and ankle, that is not a MAXI dress. Flowing past your ankle is where the maxi hemline should be…You don’t want to look like some cloth was forgotten off your dress.

Here are a few flattering dresses that give MAXI-mum style satisfaction:

This Alice & Olivia $245 Mena Printed Halter Maxi —

MILLY Caroline MAXI dress $495

Leifsdottir Jersey Bustier & Washed Maxi Skirt