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
Winkwood sunglasses, mirrored sunglasses, givaway
Adidas shoes, sneakers, neon sneakers
Adidas skirt, poster print skirt, street style
High Spirit bag, anti theft backpack, blogger style
sporty look, casual outfit, adidas blogger
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

Fashion Fish, shopping, factory outlet Switzerland
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 ;-)
fashion fish, shopping, outlet Switzerland
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.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Lovely Shopping Wish List

wish list, shopping, blogger, max jenny, mister zimi, ziztar, la vidiriola, flamingo, jumpsuit, spring, fashion, style, united nude, Kate Spade, Poppy Lissiman
Cacti Handbag  –  Pool Necklace  –  Silver Shoes  –  Happy Bangle
Pink Sunnies  – Blizzard Sunnies  –  Dress with Printed Faces  –  Red Jumpsuit
Bomber Jacket  –  Fluffy Rainbow Slippers

Nothing makes you realize more how much you changed than rummaging in the deepest depths of your wardrobe. Yesterday I was brave enough to make a journey into my fashion past and decluttered bravely. The result is three big bags for charity and space for new things, which means as well time for a wishlist post!

But first let me tell you about my old sins: I found things that looked like they must belong to an entirely different person, things a Sara ten years ago must have liked and Sara from the present can't see the reason why. I don't hide anything: I found several models of the most boring black dresses, shoes that screamed 80s (and not in a good way) and even a brown leopard pattern skirt (eeeeeeek brown, I hate brown from the bottom of my heart, I really do).

I was always considered as a fashion girl by the people around me, but I think my style evolved a lot. Ten years ago, my wardrobe was more conventional and less colourful than nowadays. I cared much about dressing to please others and what people talked about me. Today I just roll my eyes and think "Let them talk, whatever I don't care, " and I feel very grateful for finding this boldness.

So gone, baby gone, discard the old and bring in more rainbows!, I have space for new things! Ladies and gentlemen, we are building the perfect wardrobe of the future! ;-)

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Life is a Tropical Bar!

tropical look, kenzo skirt, maxi skirt
maxi skirt, leo print look, kenzo
House of Holland glasses, pink hair, snake earrings
CeliaB, crochet bag, rainbow handbag
4&theReckless, black boots, silver heels
Kenzo maxi skirt, leopard print look, blogger style
tropical look, leopard print, palm necklace
Yazbukey, snake earrings, acrylic jewellery
CeliaB, crochet bag, little monster bag
leopard print, iridescent bangle, colourful nails
House of Holland sunnies, tropical jewellery, pink hair
kenzo skirt, blogger look, tropical fashion
Tatty Devine, tropical look, palm leaf necklace
4&theReckless, leopard print, maxi skirt

Dear Life, you are full of surprises. Although there are moments when I don't understand you, and I might be angry with you, I love you from the bottom of my heart.

When I was younger, I tried to imagine how you would be when I was grown up, and I dreamed of fabulous things going to happen. Some of them have already come true, a lot of things I was too modest to wish for and others were just silly dreams, and I am grateful they never happened.

What I didn't imagine was all the work I would have to do to reach all my goals, from tiny to huge. All the hustle and stress I complain about too often, and that causes dark shadows under my eyes.

But you know what? I don't want to have it another way: I want to deserve what I got, and I love what I do, even if it is sometimes exhausting. Dear life, please let me continue and go further together. Let's do more of what I love and wish for a lot of time because I am just getting started. Not least important: Let me be a tropical girl for the rest of my life, thank you.

My Outfit:
Jumper: Asos, Skirt: Kenzo x H&M, Shoes: 4th & Reckless, Bag: CeliaB,
Necklace: Tatty Devine, Earrings: Yazbukey, Sunglasses: House of Holland,
Bangle: AYM from Waldraud

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Pink Hair Guide: How to Make Love Last

pink hair, Colorista, color spray
Overtone, pink hair, hair care

Four years of pink hair, one year since I wrote a pink hair guide and now it's time to make some additions and tell you about my latest hair care tricks. Pink – or colourful hair in general – has reached a wider spreading in the meantime, and a lot of brands answered the call with new products created for the specific needs.

One of the biggest problems of colourful hair is the fading. Resisting the urge to wash your hair every day and using the right shampoos helps a little (and washing your hair with cold water would, but: Eeeeeek, that is no option!), but can't stop the process. Don't despair; there are products making your love story last longer. Here we go with my favourite darlings:

Overtone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner
Use this conditioner every time you wash your hair, and the mild formula adds colour while moisturizing it. I used to dye my hair every week; now I'm down to every two or even three weeks thanks to this deliciously smelling conditioner. My hair feels more healthy than it did for a long time.

Overtone Go Deep Pastel Pink Weekly Treatment 
The second weapon to fight the fading from Overtone. Once a week your hair deserves an extra rich and conditioning treatment! It only takes 10 to 15 minutes and makes your hair less dry than your homemade mix of conditioner and dye.

Colorista Spray
I bet this hair disaster sounds familiar: You just freshly dyed your hair, and it didn't turn out even. You can either curse and wear a cap for the next days or follow my clever solution: This spray. Just add a few dashes to your dry hair, and you are ready in no time. Use it on any colour of hair (besides black and very dark brown) for a touch of pink that washes out the next day. I only wish it came in bigger bottles cause I am addicted...

If you have questions about my hair care, please feel free to ask in the comments below. You can buy Overtone here, Colorista should be available at your local pharmacy.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Jeff Koons Inspired Easter

Easter look, bunny, cute look
bunny look, Easter outfit, fashion blogger
fashion blogger, Tempress of Waikiki, fascinator
fashion blogger, Easter look, CeliaB outfit

Happy Easter everybody! I bet you are all eggcited (sorry for the lame joke ;-) ) about the long weekend, colouring eggs and eating chocolate. I am so glad I can finally share this post with you because I barely couldn't keep it to myself.

As a fan of the art of Jeff Koons, I was intrigued when I discovered shiny metallic chocolate bunnies at the shops that reminded me a lot of the work of the famous artist. Mister Koons had nothing to do with them, but I wouldn't be surprised if the packaging designer of the bunnies was a fellow Koons lover and balloon dog fan.

When a giant version of the bunnies arrived at my local petrol station to make it look cheerful, I just knew I needed to get my fingers on one for a shoot.

I can't say if the lady at the checkout had a clear idea of what we planned to do with her bunny, but I am grateful she lent it to us, and we brought it back safely. It must have been quite a view for the pedestrians when my photographer and I walked through the streets carrying this green long-eared giant. No fancy outfit could have topped the amount of surprised looks we got.

And here we are: Sara in metallic bunny land. I felt a little bit like a model in a Tim Walker shoot (yes I know it's light years away, but still closer than I ever was) in my pastel rainbow dress and with a unicorn on my head. This is how Easter should be, yay!

My Outfit:
Dress: CeliaB, Fascinator: Temptress of Waikiki, Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, 
Sunglasses: Vow London, Bangle & Necklace: Vintage, Eye Ring: Swarovski