Trending: Half-Zip Sweater

This knitwear piece should definitely be on your fall shopping list: the half-zip sweater. I promise, it will add instant cozy to your wardrobe.

Half-zip sweaters are simultaneously effortless and polished, and the best part is they come in a range of colors and textures across all budgets. I love eye-catching details like oversized collars or ribbed waists. Ahead, my favorites of half-zip sweaters to shop now. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend sweatericon by Alaïa

Risoul cropped layered ribbed merino wool sweater by Jacquemus (my favorite)


Mouline wool and cashmere-blend sweater by Alexa Chungicon

Hester ribbed cashmere sweater by Nili Lotan

iconBowee ribbed wool-blend sweatericon by Equipment

Giana knitted sweatericon by REMAIN Birger Christensen

Tiphaine ribbed merino wool sweatericon by Officine Générale

Rane cotton-blend sweater by Isabel Marant
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My Look: Pink Is My Color

Truth is, I love everything pink. It is such a powerful color. Pink comprises pop culture and fashion, playfulness and girlhood. It can be innocent and not so innocent, luxurious and tacky. This weekend, I am feeling like floating on a pink cloud because it is my birthday. Therefore I have prepared this post as I will indulge in my special day and take some time off.

My look: La Veste Esterel jacket, matching Valerie cutout woven midi skirticon, Le Haut Pampelonne bralette, and Riviera frayed cotton pumpsicon, all by Jacquemus, small flap bag with top handle by CHANEL, Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, and Pasha C chronograph in steel (2000) by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Thousand in One Ways Sweater

In January I told you about this must-have sweater for fall the first time (click here for the previous post). Rosie Assoulin‘s «Thousand In One Ways» sweater is named for its seemingly endless styling options – the sleeves can be shrugged off your shoulders, knotted neatly around your waist or detached completely, which turns it into a cropped camisole. It’s been cable-knitted in Italy from a luxuriously soft blend of wool and cotton and has a relaxed fit.

To shop click on the highlighted product description.

My look: Thousand in One Ways convertible cropped cable-knit wool and cotton-blend sweatericon by Rosie Assoulin, Albi ribbed-knit stirrup leggings by Jacquemus, Fiona sandals by The Attico, Diana leather-trimmed printed suede tote by Gabriela Hearst,  GG jacquard pastel shawl by Gucci, and cat eye frame glasses a tortoiseshell effect by Tom Ford.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography
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My Look: World Oceans Day

As announced in yesterday’s post, today is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. We can all do something for the environment. Even if you are not close to an ocean, you can make an effort to keep your local shores clean. This also works around Lake Zurich. Don’t forget, small acts can make a huge impact.

Today, in honor of this special day, I am wearing a look from Mary Katrantzou‘s beautiful Mary Mare collection. This shell print couldn’t be a better fit.

As the LA MER Blue Heart mission will donate $25 to the LA MER Blue Heart Oceans fund for each public post that will use #LaMerBlueHeart and #LaMerDonation together, I will surely post a picture to Instagram. The power of the sea lives within us all. Therefore I kindly invite you to also share your connection with the Earth’s ocean…

My look: Mary Mare Firenze shell-print linen midi dress by Mary Katrantzou, matching trainers in orange shells by Superga x Mary Katrantzou, Valensole raffia haticon by Jacquemus, embellished woven straw tote by Rosie Assoulin, silver necklace with shells iconby Prada, and cat-eye marbled-acetate sunglasses by Gucci.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Mid-Season Sale at Matchesfashion

Happy Thursday everyone! Great news MATCHESFASHION launched a mid-season sale
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with up to 30% off select women’s and men’s products. Use the code MID30 at checkout!
This sale will run through 27th of April, 2020.

Below are some of my favorite pieces for women and men that will last for many seasons to come. Don’t miss this opportunity and gentlemen, to see your must-haves, scroll down please to the end of this post.

LoL, Sandra

MY FAVORITE MID-SEASON SALE PIECES FOR WOMEN:

Elsa crystal chain-strap leather sandalsicon by Alexandre Vauthier
Chain embellishments around the ankle are all the rage this summer season.

Soleil nubuck and raffia bag by Jacquemus
A stylish straw bag at the beach will make heads turn.

Stone-embellished heart and arrow brooch by Etro
Brooches are the must-have accessory for the S/S 2020 season!

Peak-lapel grain-de-poudre jacket by Peter Pilotto
Nothing beats a classy summer blazer during a cool summer breeze.
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Off-the-shoulder ruffled silk-chiffon dress by Dundas
Browse the clothing section to find your ultimate airy summer dream dress.


iconXike belted leather shorts by Isabel Marant
A pair of colorful leather shorts is a great addition to your wardrobe as you can wear it all year long.
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MY FAVORITE MID-SEASON SALE PIECES FOR MEN:

Technical-mesh bomber jacket by Giorgio Armani
You cannot go wrong with this timeless piece.

Artist stripe-cuff striped cotton shirt by Paul Smith
A classy striped designer shirt on sale. You can thank me later!
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Santos de Cartier aviator metal sunglasses by Cartier
This is what I would call a pair of statement sunglasses.

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht – Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Unchained

In order to prepare for the future, you need to unchain yourself from the strictures of the past. Let the past help and inform you; just don’t let it hold you back. Take control of your world to get your smile back. In terms of fashion, opt for different looks, mix and be creative until you find your match. As Sir Richard Branson once said: «You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.» For this outfit, I unchained myself from the rules and mixed and matched in all ways possible and I love the unexpected outcome.

My look: Eiderdown coat, and Viola floral-printed silk dressicon, both by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Le Chiquito mini leather tote by JacquemusiconStudwrap leather pumpsicon by Valentino, leather bandana, leather belt, and hoop earrings, all by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Pouch Necklace

The micro bag-as-necklace concept is such a great and practical trend for F/W 2019. Being hands-free and carrying all your valuables around your neck is the perfect option when hitting the dance floor. Furthermore, it makes you look like a young girl… remember when you left to your school trip with that pouch dangling from your neck and you hated it?!

Now, it is time to make peace with these stylish options below:


Studded pouch necklace by Saint Laurent

Le Pitchou mini textured-leather pouch by Jacquemus


Tri-pouch necklace by Loeweicon

Maria small leather pouch by Gabriela Hearsticon


Purse pouch necklace by Y’s
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Which one is your favorite? I went for Gabriela Hearst… so sophisticated and stylish.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: La Bomba

Jacquemus named his S/S 2018 collection La Bomba that was inspired by French island girls from Corsica, Martinique or from the Caribbean. My favorites on the runway were his oversized straw hats (for a previous post about this trend, click here please) that epitomize summer perfectly. Nothing adds more glamour to your beach look than a gigantic straw hat.

My look: Oversized straw hat «La Bomba» by Jacquemus, Nescea feather bikini top and matching Brasiliana feather slip, both by L’Edonéleather platform sandals by Saint Laurenticon, Ruota Carretto gold-plated tasseled clip earrings and printed basket bag, both by Dolce & Gabbana, gunmetal lurex Caro bracelet and personalized iconblack lurex Caro bracelet, both by Carolina Bucci, and sunglasses by Fendi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Dollars

Balenciaga’s green dollarprint shirt offers a sublime example of Demna Gvasalia‘s reinvention of timeless house codes. Convertible and layered, it can be worn in different ways –  one of my favorite pieces of the season. In Switzerland you can find a great selection at Trois Pommes.

My look: Newspaper dollar bill print convertible layered poplin shirt, and Fuseau stirrup trousers, both by Balenciaga, black calf leather lace up Janis pumps by Saint Laurent, shopping tote (S/S 2009) and handbag raincoat, both by Chanel, and Le Chapeau Vallauris felt hat by Jacquemus, heart diamond necklace by Cartier, daisy necklace and Rose des Vents bracelet, 18k yellow gold, diamond and turquoise, both by Dior Fine JewelleryT Wire Narrow 18-karat rose gold cuff by Tiffany & Co. and Tonda 1950 Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier.

LoL, Sandra


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Trending S/S 2018: Statement Straw Hats

I have always been obsessed with straw hats, but this season’s large statement versions are truly to die for. Oversized and twisted into a wave at Jacquemus, the beachy style is so much more than your basic Panama hat.

Oversized straw hat «La Bomba» by Jacquemus

Missoni’s S/S 2018 floppy hats fit right along this description – very visible, supersized straw hats that are protecting not only your head but also your back from the sun.

Oversized striped straw hat by Missoni

Woven oversized straw hat by Missoni

Delpozo, fashion’s reigning prince of prêt-à-couture, showed large bow straw hats. Those headpieces on the S/S 2018 runway were huge and stiff, holding their shape perfectly.

Delpozo S/S 2108

This summer, there are many options to find the perfect floppy Sunday straw hat.

Large paper-braid glamour hat by Sensi Studioicon

Gucci really made an impression with interestingly shaped straw hats tied with a ribbon in different shades.

Straw hat with ribbon by Gucci

LoL, Sandra

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