My Look: Happy Holidays


It is Christmas Eve, and no matter what you celebrate, I’d like to wish everyone around the world a safe and happy holiday season, may it be all you dream them to be. Thank you for visiting Sandra’s Closet and your support throughout this year!


For the festive night, I like to wear something comfortable but still stylish to fit the occasion and of course to leave space for the yummy food.

My look: Rys multi-texture jacket by Hervé Légericon, jacquard-knit mini dress by Alexander McQueen (on sale), flower pin in silk and cotton by Gucci, suede over-the-knee boots by Saint Laurent, Falabella embroidered faux brushed-leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartneyHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery and «Tribale» earrings by Dior.

LoL, Sandra









Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Sandra Claus

Sandra Bauknecht - Sandra Claus

Merry X-mas to all of you. Christmas Eve was absolutely fantastic being surrounded by my loved ones in the comfort of my own home. In the morning after my last minute shopping tour, my daughter and I decorated our Christmas tree that turned out to be very girly in pink, white and silver with a touch of black. A few years ago, I decided to get an artificial tree. I always felt bad to cut one for only those few days and hated the cleaning up after the season was over. With the fake snow, I really love its look and to achieve this iconic pine smell, I use a little trick (Please click here for last year’s post). Each season, I also opt for another color scheme.

Christmas tree 2013 -1

In the evening, we ate great food and dressed up just enough to feel special, but still be comfy. We always end up playing fun games and talk until late. After dinner, we exchanged gifts – the little extra magic and sparkle of a Christmas Eve. Being a mum, I felt like Sandra Claus seeing my daughter’s eyes filled with joy and happiness. It is one of those magical moments you treasure forever. My hubby really surprised me in a fun way. He had “bribed” my personal shopper at net-à-porter iconand got me some of my favorite items from my wish list. My personal shopper told me she had to take them out of my basket as they were defect and I had been so disappointed… great idea, I have to say! I cannot wait to show you my new pieces.

Saint Laurent Dress Pink Open Back Cruise 2014

My look for Christmas Eve matching my tree: Pink cowl-back silk-sateen dress (from the new Resort 2014 collection, also available in black) and pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps, both by Saint Laurent, art deco earrings by Prada, cuff by Chanel, Limelight Gala watch and rose diamond ring, both by Piaget, Twenties stay-up by Wolford.

LoL, Sandra

Prada Earrings Jewels Resort 2014

Saint Laurent Mary Janes

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Day 24: Oh, Christmas Tree(s)…


Finally, Christmas Eve is here and the tree has been revealed. Each season, I love to surprise my family with another colour scheme. This year, I went for white, black, silver and gold with a hint of glittering brown.

I had the idea of a “Christmas tree forest” and pulled up two, one for my daughter with lots of teddybears in gold and silver and a matching taller one for the adults, which obviously is a very girly one, with shoes and bags. (I couldn’t resist the French Christmas at Globus.)
Christmas ornaments are such a sweet surprise for a beloved friend, a lovely gift to be remembered once a year.


As you see, the trees are fake but with the white snow, I think they look pretty. Somehow, I have always felt sad for all those trees being cut down for just a few days… and such a fake one is actually pretty practical as no fir needles are coming down and it looks the same from beginning to end.


A personal tip to take your fake tree to the next level: Spritz it with Jo Malone‘s Pine & Eucalyptus Scent Surround™ Room Spray that instantly fills your home with a breath of fresh air from the woods and feel the tree come alive.

I am wishing you all a Merry X-Mas with lots of laughter, love and of course awesome presents!

LoL, Sandra







Christmas_Tree_2012-1Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht