Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Lovely Rainbow Wish List

rainbow fashion, wish list, fashion blogger
Sunglasses  –  Loved Earrings  –  Tiger Scarf
Snake Backpack  –  Swimsuit  –  Choker Necklace
Crop Top  –  Beaded Clutch  –  Sandals

My love for rainbows doesn't disappear, the opposite: It grows and we must have a double or even triple rainbow by now. As even (after many other fashion labels) Gucci embraces the rainbow-hype with their platform shoes, it feels entirely justified. Why decide for one favourite colour if you can have the full spectrum combined? 

Rainbow is an attitude, and it's the opposite of restriction, it means getting everything. If you are not convinced yet: Imagine if Skittles would all be in the same colours and admit that would be the end of the world as we know it.

I see the rainbow as a symbol of fun and enthusiasm: It makes me think of all things happy like the innocence of childhood, a box of coloured pencils and beloved comic characters like Rainbow Dash or the Care Bears. You all know that I love flamingos, but I can't deny there is one advantage rainbows have even over my favourite animals: There is a rainbow emoji, yay! So let's send them around the world and spread the colour, start a rainbow movement!

I can already see myself on holidays with a pair of stylish rainbow sunnies and the matching swimsuit, relaxing in a huge floatie, sipping fruity cocktails. 

Rainbow I love you, cause you make me dream and that is a mighty power!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A Major Key to Happiness

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Schmiley Mo, pom pom jacket, Gorman x Liz Payne
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Charlotte Olympia, piñata bag, novelty bag
Schmiley Mo, pom pom hood, denim coat
Schmiley Mo, denim coat, rainbow look
Madame Flamingo, platform heels, rainbow shoes
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komono, green sunglasses, style blogger
pom pom hood, piñata bag, Charlotte Olympia
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You are the maker of your own happiness! For a long time, I thought this is a hollow sentence found on calendar sheets and not much more. But wait for a second!

A while ago I chose to focus more on what's good in my life instead of living for what I might achieve in the future. Surprisingly this new attitude has quite an effect on me.

I made a list of things that I am looking forward – from small events like a dinner with friends or having a day off to bigger steps like the next holidays or an important career step – and I was genuinely surprised by how long the list got. I got aware of all that I have, while very often was craving for what I miss in the past.

Therefore to focus must be a major key to happiness. This is the way I wanna go from now on!

Even if my life is not a fairytale, it is quite good: I can do a lot of what I love while I am surrounded by people I love, and there are constantly exciting things happening. Sure not things that will appear in history books, but very often you find happiness in the details if you just focus.

And by the way: I even found a wall to fit my outfit perfectly. Isn't that cool?

My Outfit:
Dress: Liz Payne x Gorman, Coat: Schmiley Mo, Shoes: Madame Flamingo,
Bag: Charlotte Olympia (get a similar one here), Necklace: Tatty Devine,
Sunglasses: Baloji x Komono

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lovely Smell: Caudalie Eau Fraîche

Caudalie, Eau Fraîche, Review
Caudalie, Eau Fraiche, review
Caudalie, eau fraiche, review
caudalie, eau fraiche, review

Summer is approaching and with it the time where you don't feel like wearing heavy perfumes. Caudalie's Eau Fraîche Series might be the answer: It's fresh like a summer garden and just a subtle hint of scent that lingers on your skin. Store one of the beautiful bottles in your desk drawer and refresh yourself several times a day.

Since all Eau Fraîches are not photosensitive – unlike most perfumes – you can wear them during the whole summer without being afraid of the sun.

There are five Eau Fraîches available, I tested four of them for you, including the newest addition to the line launched this June.

Rose de Vigne
A floral fragrance with roses, berries, rhubarb, magnolia, and musk, launched in 2015.

I believe they are two sorts of people when it comes to rose fragrances: People who love them and people who hate them. If you belong to the first kind (like me), this might be for you, with its fruity and floral charm. The lovely pink bottle gets an extra point from me.

Fleur de Vigne
The Fleur de Vigne is a flower that only blooms a few days in June, heralding the grape harvest 110 days later. This lightweight green water combines white rose, pink pepper, and watermelon with grapefruit, mandarin, and cedar. It was the first Eau Fraîche from Caudalie, released 2002.

In my opinion, it is the freshest and most uplifting fragrance of all. It feels very energizing and like a little trip to a shady summer garden.

Figue de Vigne
As the name says, the star of this Eau Fraîche is the fig. It mingles with citrus fruit notes and white wood in the 2015 launched fragrance.

My least favourite Eau Fraîche from Caudalie, even if fruity fragrances are booming at the moment. I think it smells slightly like a sweet soap or a nice cleaning liquid. Maybe it's because I am not a big lover of the scent of figs anyway, but this is just not my Eau Fraîche.

Eau des Vignes
The newest addition to the Eau Fraîche Series is a composition of bergamot, iris and white musk. It was launched in June 2017.

It was love at first smell: It's sparkling, sensual and vitalising. I want to smell it again and again and think we will become close friends this summer. If I had to choose one favourite smell in the world, it would be the one of bergamot, just like a fresh cup of Earl Grey tea and this fragrance captures my beloved scent very well. Yes, yes, yes Eau des Vignes, I love you very much!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

L.O.M.: Monsters Garden Party

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L.O.M., leaf kimono, festival wear
L.O.M., Barbie dress, fashion design
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With the new collection "Monsters Garden Party" Louise – designer of British label L.O.M. – takes us on a journey to a dream world of colour and fantasy.

"I imagined I was invited to a garden party hosted by monsters. What would I wear to such an occasion?", says Louise about her latest work. The base of the collection are the well-loved and familiar lycra pieces. They have become a signature style of L.O.M. during the past collections. As an update to her lycra, Louise created a print that makes even monsters jealous: Gloopy leopard spots meet iridescent lizard skin in a digital print that creates a three-dimensional effect in bright pink and electric blue.

Another highlight of the collection are the glamorous dresses made from Barbie pink embellished tulle as well as bold golden quilt robes and cheeky lime green mesh dresses. Many pieces seem innocent at first sight, but beware of the monsters hidden in the details: Dragon eyeballs and delicate pointy teeth are stitched to the designs.

Since everything is so exciting, I came to believe that monsters must know how to party! Let's join and have fun together, you colourful souls out there!

Find out more about L.O.M. and shop the collection: lomfashion.co.uk

Designer: @l.o.m_fashion, Photographer: @sofi_adams_photography, Stylist: @Twinksburnett, Hair: @rupops, MUA: @Wilmamua, 
Models: @olivia_harriet @Eryntett @meryannek, Assistants: @sophiesmithstudios @anita272, Studio: @greyshutterstudios, 
Tights: @welovecolors, Glasses: @vowlondonuk

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Why I Believe in Coincidence & Winkwood Sunnies Giveaway

sporty look, iridescent jacket, pink haired blogger
Adidas look, sporty look, iridescent jacket
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Adidas skirt, poster print skirt, street style
High Spirit bag, anti theft backpack, blogger style
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High Spirit Bags, purple backpack, blogger
Winkwood, handmade sunglasses, wooden sunglasses
High Spirit backpack, iridescent jacket, pink hair
Adidas shoes, neon sneakers, sneakers and cute socks
Winkwood sunglasses, wooden sunglasses, handmade
sporty look, casual blogger, iridescent jacket

Coincidence is my partner in crime: I didn't plan how the wind plays with my hair in these pictures, didn't know about the beautiful marble wall before leaving the house nor of jumping in front of the camera.

Coincidence is what made me start this blog, meet my boyfriend for the very first time and probably it's why I am here. Coincidence is everything, unless you believe in destiny.

Fashion is eventuality as well: There is no such a thing as THE perfect look, but a lot of chance happening why you have several pieces at hand and why certain things attract your eyes. They encounter you on the market in Bangkok, you had to wait for the bus in Zurich, or a friend told you about that particular shop in London. But all could have been very different if you went to Iceland, took the car instead of the bus or had tea with a different friend.

Coincidence might also make you win a pair of handmade Winkwood glasses, like the ones I wear. Do you believe that you might be the lucky one? Then give it a try! Good luck to all fellow friends of coincidence!

You get as well 30% when shopping at Winkwood with the code SARAISINLOVEWITH.

How to win a pair of Winkwood Sunglasses

Just click here to enter and win. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on the 19th of June 2017. The winner will receive a code to get a pair of Winkwood sunglasses valued at $149 of their choice.

My Outfit:
Top: Tally Weijl, Skirt & Shoes: Adidas, Jacket: The Ragged Priest (similar here),
Sunnies: Winkwood, Backpack: High Spirit, Socks: Topshop

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Zara Larsson for H&M

Zara Larsson, H&M, capsule collection
Zara Larsson, H&M, capsule collection
Zara Larsson, H&M, capsule collection

Zara Larsson, Capsule collection, H&M

Mark the 18th May in your agenda: H&M is launching a capsule collection with Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson, and it's a dream in pink and velour screaming girl power. If the Spice Girls would hit the stage for the first time tomorrow, I can imagine this is what they would wear!

Zara Larsson's pieces reflect her personal style and are emblazoned with hot print graphics as well as feminist messages. The mix of edgy streetwear with strong graphics and glamorous stagewear makes every girl's heart beat faster.

The 19-year-old platinum-selling singer Zara Larsson is known for her playful and empowering songs. After winning the Swedish version of Got Talent in 2008, she gained fame, first national and then international. Her new album "So good" will be released on the 17th May. Zara Larsson calls herself a feminist and her favourite colour is (naturally) pink. She is looking forward to girls all over the world adding her clothes to their personal style.

The collection will be available worldwide on the 18th May in selected stores and online.
If you are in Switzerland: Head to Geneva or shop online.

Credits: Courtesy of all pictures by H&M.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Happy Mother's Day at Fashion Fish

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Our lovely group, all wearing what we bought.
Hallhuber, Fashion Fish, White Dress
This Hallhuber dress was obviously the most popular one.
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No, I didn't match my outfit to the Guess sign on purpose.
Fashion Fish, Mister Zimi, blogger
Look at the glow shopping brings into my face ;-)
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Getting our makeup and hair done.
Tropical Prints, Hallhuber, Fashion Fish
The tropical gang: Cassia and me posing as style sisters.
Fashion Fish, Fluffy slippers, Bally
Sara in fluffy slippers heaven with the new shoes from Bally.
Fashion Fish, Clifford Lilly, Stylist
Stylist Clifford Lilly: Always a great source of advice and fun.
Fashion Fish, Moschino Pink Fresh Couture, blogger
Yes, finally I have the Moschino Pink Fresh Couture. It smells yummy and looks even better!
Clifford Lilly, Fashion Fish, blogger
Clifford Lilly and I: Aren't we a cute couple?
Fashion Fish, Mother's Day, Shopping
Fashion Fish knows very well that cocktails are the icing on the cake to every shopping experience.
Fashion Fish, shopping, Mother's Day
Pink flowers ready to make the eyes of the mothers shine.

Happy Mother's Day to all lovely mothers and daughters out there, but as well to all women who inspire, influence and sometimes act as surrogate mothers, drying tears and being part of lifetime events! 

My Mother's Day started last week already, with an exciting mother-daughter shopping event at the factory outlet Fashion Fish in Schoenenwerd (SO/Switzerland). Bloggers and winners from a contest met each other for shopping, getting styled and having drinks and chats together. Stylist Clifford Lilly was at our side to help with styling advice and charm.

I've been at Fashion Fish for the second time (read my first post here) and had so much fun there both times. I bought the poshest fluffy sandals ever from Bally, the new Moschino Pink Fresh Couture (OMG that bottle looks even better in pink) and a vintage style dress with tropical print. 

Sadly I couldn't take my mother with me, cause she was in Egypt enjoying the sun. I would have loved to shop with her and have some beautiful pictures of he two of us taken, but being alone had the advantage of having the whole generous budget for myself. I loved to watch the other mother-daughter couples shopping because they were all very cute. We chatted a lot about colours, the best bargains and beauty secrets, while updating our wardrobe.

Thank you very much for having us Fashion Fish, I'll be back for sure!

Credits: All pictures by Amanda Nicolic.Styling Monica Styles.