Shopping Paradise: Outletcity Metzingen

In the end of last month, when I attended the opening of the BOSS flagship outlet (for the previous post, please click here), I told you already a little bit about the OUTLETCITY METZINGEN in Germany, located close to the city of Stuttgart. High end brands such as BreitlingBurberry, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Valentino, Missoni and soon also Moschino and Alberta Ferretti can be found here alongside many others for a great price. Personally speaking, some of the stores look better and are bigger than in Zurich…

Just opened on September 26, 2019: Fendi at OULETCITY METZINGEN.

Superlative is the magic word when you want to talk about this shopping village that stands for one thing above all else: the exciting combination of supposed contrasts. If you appreciate unusual and exclusive shopping experiences for a great budget, this will be your new shopping destination. At OUTLETCITY METZINGEN, you can immerse yourself in a world of exclusive brands in an authentic inner-city atmosphere within award-winning architecture and take advantage of discounts of up to 70% all year round. Whether you want high fashion or outdoor clothing, exclusive It-pieces or just the thing for the whole family, the outlet’s wide range of premium and luxury brands makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need.

Award-winning architecture at OULETCITY METZINGEN makes you feel visiting an amazing US mall.

This weekend would be a great opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most popular outlets as OUTLETCITY METZINGEN is celebrating in a big way on October 11 and 12, 2019. The so-called FASHION CITY EVENT offers special highlights, great promotions, shopping on Friday until midnight and the start of the outlet’s own club for customers. The different celebrations seek inspiration from shopping metropoles such New York, Paris, Milan or Shanghai. Sightseeing from a new perspective – all dedicated to fashion – and for a great budget! Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Inside the Gucci outlet store.

Inside the new Valentino outlet store.

Don’t miss the gigantic Prada outlet store on two levels.

Welcome to Jimmy Choo at OULETCITY METZINGEN.

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: La Vie Bohème

Free- spirited, 70’s inspired and romantic are all words to describe the bohemian fashion style that I truly adore. When it comes to conquering this kind of look, it can be quite a daunting task. Think flowing dresses, paisley prints, combined with some fancy accessories so that you don’t look like you just got back from a music festival.

My look: Amari tiered cotton-blend cropped topicon, and matching Amari high-rise tiered cotton-blend maxi skirt, both by Zimmermannwaist bag with chains and pearls by Chaneliconred leather sandalsicon by Bottega Venetagold-tone crystal earrings and gold-tone crystal cufficon, both by Etro.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Sleeping Beauty

It’s not just silhouettes that Demna Gvasalia re-imagines from Balenciaga‘s archives – he unearths some of the house’s signature prints and gives them a fresh spin, too, such as this chain motif from the ’80s. Shooting this post, I truly felt like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her prince behind the thorn hedge. The photos were taken at the Ortsmusem Thalwil (museum of local history), a place worth visiting.

My look: Draped stretch-jersey bustiericon, asymmetric pleated printed crepe midi skirt, and Opera printed silk twill-trimmed suede clutchicon, all by Balenciaga, «Dior Split» sunglasses by Diorcrystal, bead and felt clip earrings by Etro, cocktail ring by Chanel, and feather-winged suede sandals by Edgardo Osorio for Salvatore Ferragamo.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Bohemian

With this outfit post, I would like to invite you to explore the Net-à-Porter x Zimmermann capsule collection of luxe bohemian pieces sure to evoke wanderlust like this paisley print dresses with cut out details. Find everything you need for the perfect transitional wardrobe. I wore recently to a night out with one of my beloved girlfriends.

My look: Fringed wool-jacquard cardigan by Etro, Eyes on Summer cutout printed cotton and silk-blend chiffon maxi dress by Zimmermanniconwaist bag with chains and pearls by ChanelBianca leather sandals by Saint Laurent, gold-tone necklace with shell charmsicon, gold-tone and shell chokericonlong gold-tone and shell necklaceiconand gold-tone and shell earrings, all by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: The Weekend Read

Here is your weekend read straight from the pool where I am enjoying the beautiful weather wearing those new and beautiful pieces.

My look: Paisley-print cotton-terry toweliconprinted canvas turbanicon, gold-tone crystal earrings and gold-tone crystal cufficon, all by Etro, leopard-print wrap bikini top and matching leopard-print bikini briefs, both by Stella McCartneygold-tone body chainicon by ChloéPompom-embellished leather flat sandals by Dolce & Gabbana, sunglasses by Chanel, and woven basket bag «Cannes» edition by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Just Keep Swimming

If I say to you, just keep swimming, I am quoting a fish – a really famous fish and that is Dory from the movie Finding Nemo. If you keep swimming, you will not drown and might reach your next goal. Take action to survive, even if that is all you can do. And needless to say, do it with style!

My look: Floral-printed bikini and matching hibiscus-printed cotton hat, both by Etro, fringed plaid basketweave canvas maxi skirt by Proenza Schoulericonheart-shaped turquoise bagicon by Balenciaga, leather platform sandals, both by Saint LaurentImpatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta and sunglasses «Reflected» by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

10 Pieces on Sale You Shouldn’t Miss

You snooze, you lose… I don’t let my readers miss out on hundreds of items by Tom Ford, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo and more – all now in final sale.

Shop up to 80% off at NET-A-PORTERicon – plus enjoy 20% off all ‘Sale Must-Haves’! Here are the 10 pieces on sale you shouldn’t miss:


Silk-chiffon headscarf by Tom Ford
A piece that will elevate every look to new heights and will be your friend on a bad hair day!
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Asymmetric gathered stretch-crepe gown by Givenchy
A runway piece that moved like a flowing waterfall as it made its way down the S/S 2019 runway. An investment piece for a great piece that works for all seasons.
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Dolce Box crystal-embellished acrylic clutchicon by Dolce & Gabbana
A clutch decorated with glistening crystals in a striking leopard pattern will never come out of fashion.

Maureen 85 leather-trimmed zebra-print satin mules by Malone Souliers
Zebra print is THE trend among animal prints for the F/W 2019 season. This is your chance to get ahead of the fashion tribe!


iconLove 100 glittered checked leather pumps by Jimmy Choo
Another great transition piece. A must for winter!


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Belted marbled intarsia-knit jacketicon by Balmain
A wonderful cardigan for cold summer nights and a daily companion for winter.

Gold-tone clip earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane
Would you have guessed that those earrings are now Marked down to less than €30?

Fringed jacquard-knit wrapicon by Etro
This wool-blend jacquard wrap is exactly what you want to reach for on chilly days.

Loulou medium leather and jute-trimmed quilted printed cotton shoulder bag by Saint Laurent
A seasonal but fun piece you shouldn’t miss! Bohemian luxe at its best.
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Printed silk-twill scarficon by Versace
A classic that makes a great gift as well.

Happy Weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brandsicon

My Look: Beat the Heat

There is a heat wave over Europe and this week has been tropical so far. Needless to say, I am loving it. Spending time at the pool in my garden, working yet chilling, feels like paradise for me.

My look: Printed eyelet lace dress, and matching printed triangle bikini, both by Emilio PucciImpatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, shell, faux pearl and crystal necklace by Etroicon, silver-tone beaded chokericon, gold-tone necklace with shell charmsicon, gold-tone and shell chokericon, and gold-tone anklet, all by Isabel MarantRose des Vents bracelets in turquoise, orange, green and pink by Dior Joaillerieicon, embellished lace-up suede pumps by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage pink leather clutch with studs by Louis Vuitton, and embellished aviator sunglasses by Alexander McQueen.

Beat the heat in style!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Red & Turquoise for Spring

Red and turquoise create one of those unexpected color combinations that will turn heads. The reason? Red looks more brilliant next to turquoise than it does when paired with most other colors. Here you see me wearing this fabulous duo at a beach club in Saint-Tropez on a cloudy day.

My look: Embellished circus patch denim jacketicon and layered silk and multi-stone necklace, both by Etro, crocheted lace-trimmed silk crepe de chine maxi dress by Costarellosicon, Impatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Candy metallic elaphe platform sandalsicon by Saint LaurentCahier raffia crossbody bagicon by Pradagold-tone and shell necklace by Isabel Marant, and cuff by Stella McCartney.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Seashell Jewelry

I love seashell jewelry for the ultimate warm weather vacation style. Since last summer, the iconic puka shell necklace has made its way back into our closets (see previous post here), but in more elaborate and sophisticated versions. Follow the call of the sea with these coastal-inspired gems below. My absolute favorites are by Etro and Isabel Marant. Stay tuned for the whole look coming up soon…

LoL, Sandra


Layered silk and multi-stone necklace by Etro
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Gold-tone and shell necklace by Isabel Marant
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Gold-tone and shell choker by Isabel Marant
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Set of three gold-tone, shell and bead bracelets by Isabel Marant

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Gold-tone necklace by Isabel Marant
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Shell, crystal and faux-pearl choker by Etro


iconGold-tone, shell, faux pearl and crystal clip earrings by Etro

iconGold-plated, shell and multi-stone anklet by Chan Luu

Merco gold-plated shell earrings by Aurélie Bidermann
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Large Puka gold-plated necklace by Tohum

iconPhoto of me: © David Biedert Photography
Stills: Courtesy of the Brands