Monday, 30 March 2015

All that Glitters

You recall the movie "Legally Blonde" starring Reese Witherspoon? In this comedy she would dress up in glamorous tailored pink outfits against the norms of casual college attire or the somber dress code of the legal profession. Without trying, I might have attempted a similar move at Baselword. There I was, almost all-white in a sea of black-suited business-type men and women – not exactly the best way to blend in! I did try to keep classy with a silk saharan shirt, linen blazer, striped skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim bow bag and Mango studded shoes.

At Baselworld, there are diamond-encrusted and limited edition watches that tempt you to run away with them. There are also other mesmerizing aspects of the fair. Here is a small picture diary of my visits to Swarovski, Fendi and Bucheron. 

Wearing: H&M blazer & shirt / Esprit skirt / Mango shoes / 3.1 Phillip Lim bag


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Something's Off

Murphy’s Law happens when “anything that can go wrong, goes wrong”. Nothing seemed to work that day. I changed outfits three times and yet felt unsatisfied with the result when I was ready to go. I also spent time fighting to get my hair into shape and again it felt just wrong (luckily the length gives me the option of tying it up into a bun, or simply leaving them hang free). On such bad-hair days, I have two trusted lifesavers - my skinny high waist jeans paired with a shirt, over which I wore a denim jacket, and an edgy Zara coat. Another option is to choose the shoes and follow the styling tips of online store Farfetch's 'Card Game' - pick up your card and get inspired on what to wear. Looking back, the pictures actually did not turn out too badly. Who says you can’t hide your feelings…

Wearing: Adidas sneakers / H&M jeans / GANT shirt / Topshop denim jacket / Zara coat / Gucci bag

Friday, 27 March 2015

Grocery Shopping in Style

I occasionally post shopping deals and trends on Facebook. For example, I featured this pink Oasap trench coat back in December. To my great surprise, my friends bought it for me as a birthday present! I also received a matching pink Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop case. I was deeply moved that my friends bought it through my Facebook page, and even browsed my Instagram feeds to figure out my MacBook model. There are indeed a few upsides to opening up your personal life as a blogger.

Let's now talk about style in general. In my earlier blogging days, I would bring along two or three outfits for a photo-shoot. It probably gave the false impression of how I would be dressed to the max every day. I have since changed to showing my real “normal” daily looks. That turned out to be much more challenging! Now I even think about how to dress up to go shopping for groceries. I find myself investing more in tasteful and stylish quality pieces that stand out on their own. This shopping trip saw me in my new trench coat, a gray T-shirt, skinny black jeans, all white Air Max Thea, and Chanel backpack. See the pineapple on the picture? I did go shopping for groceries!

Wearing: Oasap trench coat / Nike sneakers / H&M pants / Zara tee / Chanel backpack / Dior earrings

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Romantic Chic in Lausanne

Milan Fashion Week streetstyle got me inspired with this outfit, or more specifically on how to style a vintage collar-scarf. To be both classy and edgy, you drape it over a shoulder and belt it at the waist. On my first styling attempt, I went for the cannot-go-wrong colors of black and white. I accessorized a Mango sweater and Zara skirt with an Ausoni belt, Mango studded flat, Vintage clutch, Dior earrings and ZeroUV sunglasses. How do you find this romantic-chic look that is wearable for a Saturday afternoon stroll in town!

Wearing: Mango sweater & shoes / Vintage scarf & clutch / ZeroUV sunglasses / Zara skirt