Style-Architects x Madewell MOA Collaboration

The Style-Architects team had a blast teaming up with one of our favorite brand crushes, Madewell for the release of the MOA store's new, gush-worthy spring line! We spent the evening mingling with fellow Madewell fans, sipping on Prohibition Kombucha, and trying on stacks of our fav new items. We were also ecstatic to meet Alissa, the winner of our #MadewellinMPLS Instagram contest {check out her Michael Jackson-like moves below}, who stopped by to shop with her winnings. If you weren't able to make the event, check out #MadewellinMPLS on Instagram, peep the new spring line here, and swing by Madewell MOA to snag your favs! 

Featured Work: The Glow Lounge

Maintaining your healthy glow (and sanity) in Minnesota can be difficult during the winter months, which is why we LOVE popping into The Glow Lounge to freshen up our color. When Mollie, owner of The Glow Lounge, came to us with the hopes of a total website makeover, we were on board!

The Glow Lounge's new website now has the style to match their expertise and personality!

To celebrate the launch, enjoy $10 off any tan booked for April 1 - April 8 with code HelloGlow

The Glow Lounge website design by Style-Architects
The Glow Lounge website design by Style-Architects
The Glow Lounge

Join us for a Madewell MOA x Style-Architects Collaboration!


Twin Cities folk, mark your calendars!

We are partnering with Madewell MOA to celebrate the release of their new spring line on Thursday, March 26. Join us from 6 - 9 p.m. at Madewell Mall of America for a fun night of drinks from Minnesota's own Prohibition Kombucha, an insider discount {25% off your purchase of $120 or more} and a chance to win a $100 giftcard!

It's no secret that we Minneapolis dwellers love our city. Prior to the event, Instagram a styled lay-down or a photo sporting your fav Madewell apparel somewhere in Minneapolis. Use the hashtag #MadewellinMPLS to see other local Madewell looks and to enter for a chance to win the $100 giftcard and to be featured on our feed! The contest winner will be announced on the Style-Architects Instagram next Thursday!

This event is open to all and we hope to see you there! Xx

Local Love: Beach Essentials

Style-Architects beach essentials

The temperatures are heating up and it's almost time to ditch the layers in favor of breezy fabrics, sun-kissed skin and weekends at the beach. Whether you're making a destination getaway or opting for a stay-cation, these locally made beach essentials will keep you looking Minnesota cool in the hot sun.

1. First things first. Protect your skin with a trustworthy UV defense. We recommend Skin Ceuticals Sunscreen from our friends at Blue Mercury

2. From stand-up paddleboarding to lounging on the sand, this high-waisted Hackwith Design House suit has you covered.

3. Keep your skin hydrated from the drying salt water with Elizabeth Dehn One Love Organics Vitamin D active moisture time release mist

4. What's a beach without a good read? Swing by Parc Boutique and pick up a copy of Frankie mag for a dose of inspiration and the latest in design, fashion, travel and music.

5. Slip into a new pair of flip-flops from Pumpz & Co.

6. Don't forget your shades! Wilson and Willy's carries everything from these crush-worthy Capital Eyewear sunglasses to home decor, like this fabulous Susan Connor Copper Linen Block Print Throw. 

7. Sport your Minnesota love while carrying all your beach essentials in this tote from Fidelis Co. {it also makes the perfect farmer's market pal}!

Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue

Style-Architects Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue

Look our Marsala...the {SA} votes have been tallied, and with overwhelming agreement, the 2015 craving for cool blues has ensued. Whether you are spicing up your interior space {like the 2015 definitive color of the year} or looking to add this perfect marriage between grecian goddess and sexy peacock to your wardrobe, now is the time to beat your bests to it! Color is how we express ourselves, from our kitchen walls to our favorite handbag, it speaks in ways in which words can't. We've picked some of our favorite representations of this undeniably chill hue. How will you be incorporating it into your life this spring/summer?

Valentine's Ladies Night Out

The day of love is upon us and if you're not wining and dining with your sweetie, why not spend the night in with your best girlfriends! Valentine's Day is about celebrating with those you love, so what better way to celebrate this lovely holiday than throwing a V-Day soiree with your best friends! Switch it up this year and host a picture perfect Valentine's soiree yourself by making tasty sweets, uniquely branded paper materials, and, of course, fun + festive bubbly cocktails!

1. Come up with a fun and festive signature cocktail for your girls to sip on. Looking for a drink recipe perfect for cupid's Holiday? Try champagne, pear juice, and pomegranate juice!

2. Keep the food light with small bites such as berry + goat cheese bruschetta, yogurt-covered pretzels, red velvet cupcakes, and, of course, your favorite assortment of Valentine's candy!

3. Impress your girls by going the extra decor mile with uniquely branded invitations and paper materials, and pink + red florals to spruce up your space.

4. Keep it interactive and ask your ladies to bring a themed gift {like an inexpensive piece of jewelry, or a pair of cute undies} for a fun gift exchange. After all, who doesn't like getting a little something something on valentines day? Also, nobody likes a dead {and quiet} party,  right? We recommend creating a custom party playlist to keep the spirits high {but make sure to send a copy home with everybody as a little "thank you"}!

Special kudos to our wonderful graphic design team {Kayd, Ashley, + Ashley} for the collateral! We would love to see photos from your girls' night out so make sure to Instagram your Valentine’s day soiree and tag us @stylearchitects!