Summer Classics: Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a summer classic, a comfortable choice for exploring local markets on vacation or when you’re running errands back in the city. Today’s post is dedicated to the most sophisticated designer versions for the ultimate luxury.

Happy weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Red and black leather espadrilles by Chanel

iconLogo-embossed metallic leather espadrilles by Saint Laurent

iconMetallic intrecciato leather espadrilles by Bottega Veneta


Leather-trimmed floral-print canvas espadrilles by Gucci


Lauren scalloped suede espadrilles by Chloé


Kenda crochet-knit espadrilles by Castañer + Missoni

Tabitha leather-trimmed logo-detailed canvas espadrilles by Burberry


Canaee leather-trimmed denim espadrilles by Isabel Marant

iconGrosgrain-trimmed textured-leather espadrilles by Brunello Cucinelli

The Rockstud Double textured-leather collapsible-heel espadrilles by Valentino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Valentino’s Rockstud Jelly Flip Flops


When the time comes to free our feet and immerse them in some much-needed sun, women’s flip flops and beach shoes become our very best friends. If you are particular like me with your footwear, you will love those jelly ones by Valentino because they are almost undestroyable and great to be worn in the sand. No need to worry about ruining them.


Rockstud jelly flip flops in beige

Rockstud jelly flip flops in black

Rockstud jelly flip flops in pink

Stay tuned to see which color I got for myself…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino

Self-Tanners and the Perfect Beach Sandals


Check out my favorite non-streak self-tanners to keep you glowing all summer long! If you’re still scared of trying those products, it’s time to get over it because let’s be very honest, getting an actual tan is a hell of a lot worse for you! An that said, self-tanners have truly evolved in 2016. Many formulas contain skin care benefits and come with new technologies to help you apply flawlessly. Don’t forget, it is still indispensable that you exfoliate well beforehand.

Have a look at these high-achieving sunless options that will make people think you’ve taken a sunny vacation. It is also a great way to cheat during your holidays as your friends might be impressed how fast and even you tan.


LANCASTER Self Tan Beauty In Shower Tanning Lotion
CHF 55.00 (200ml)

What an amazing technology! Discover a totally new self tan experience. A «1 minute express» application in your daily shower that gives you a beautiful sun-kissed glow from your first application. Day after day, you develop a real-as-natural golden tan. No streaks or orange look!


LA MER The Face and Body Gradual Tan
CHF 110.00 (200ml)

This is my favorite product by far and I use it all year around! This refreshing self-tanning lotion absorbs quickly for an even, perfectly natural-looking glow with no streaks. Infused with the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, it immerses skin in moisture, soothing sensitivities and restoring radiance. With sea-born antioxidant actives, it helps revitalize and recharge for a year-round radiance. What is truly great about it is that you can also use it for the face. It never leaves streaks or any orange color. It is so easy to apply! You will love it!


CLARINS Self Tanning Milky-Lotion Face and Body
CHF 38.50 (125 ml)

No summer can last all year around! This ultra-hydrating self-tanner promotes a beautiful tan, for both face and body, and at the same time a 24-hour hydration with the help of extracts of fig and aloe vera.
It is really the perfect product if you tend to have dry skin.


Metallic Fabric Sandals by GUCCI

These glamorous, retro-inspired beauties from Gucci were at the top of my wish list. Once I spotted them, I knew those are the perfect companions for the beach season. The crossover shape in its lustrous silver-tone sparkly fabric is sure to have heads turning, while the sizeable chunky heel will elevate any bikini look. And in combination with your newly tanned skin, it is perfection!

This post is also available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

Stay tuned! While you are reading this, I am on my way to Rio de Janeiro!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht