The Best Pieces On Sale Under €150


Here’s a happy little post to round out your Wednesday: NET-A-PORTERicon, purveyor of some of the most impressive big-ticket designer offers during sale some must-haves that won’t empty your wallet. I perused the best pieces and found ten under €150 that I am absolutely sure you will love for many seasons to come!
Ruffle-trimmed embellished cotton-jersey top by Markus Lupfer (50% off)
A great tank top with a ruffle-trimmed  embellishment in the back.

Sequined leather point-toe flats by J.Crew (40% off)
A playful spin to your everyday summer looks.

Arianna patent-leather point-toe flats by MICHAEL Michael Kors (50% off)
Black ballerinas are a must for every closet.

Margot embellished cotton-canvas clutch by Antik Batik (50% off)
The perfect arm candy to elevate every look to a whole new level of style.

Shearling keychainicon by Sophie Hulme (30% off)
A great way to make your favorite bag look completely new.


Parcel cotton-blend gabardine trench coaticon by Madewell (40% off)
The perfect piece for layering in between seasons.


Etrusca gold-tone quartz earringsicon by Rosantica (50% off)
The rose quartz is faceted to catch the light beautifully to give your face a lovely glow.


Carretto printed silk-twill scarf by Dolce & Gabbana (40% off)
A true classic that makes a great gift for a loved one.


Camp denim shirt by MICHAEL Michael Kors (40% off)
The all time favorite, the denim shirt, has a trend revival.


Leather-trimmed wool-felt fedoraicon by Rag & Bone (30% off)
Now autumn can come…

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Novelty Sweatshirts

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Here is your guide to master the huge sweatshirt trend for F/W 2013 with no sweat. The style set can’t get enough of this season’s cool comfy tops. Tap fashion’s slogan sweatshirt craze or go for a floral or embellished version. Highlight a print by wearing skinny pants and sneakers. The great thing about those novelty sweatshirts is that you can also upgrade them with a sexy skirt and a pair of heels. And don’t forget, grey is the colour to think about first!

Novelty Sweatshirts FW2013

Personally speaking, I am crazy for this amazing cloud-print cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Kenzo and the black cotton sweatshirt with colourful ‘brain’ print iconby Christopher Kane.

1 Beta oversized cotton-blend fleece sweatshirt by ACNE
Silk sateen-paneled jersey sweatshirt iconby Markus Lupfer
3 Embroidered cotton sweatshirt iconby Matthew Williamson

Bird-flocked cotton sweatshirt iconby McQ Alexander McQueen
Quilted jersey sweatshirt with eagle motif by Stella McCartneyicon
Horsing Around cotton sweatshirt iconby J.Crew

Riot cotton-blend terry sweatshirt by Zoe Karssenicon
Jonker cotton-jersey sweatshirticon by Karl Lagerfeld
Féline cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt by Brian Lichtenberg

10 Embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Markus Lupfer
11 Embellished olive green cotton-jersey sweatshirt by Lanvin icon
12 Sopo crystal-embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby TNTees

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands, Style, © Splash, © Sandra Bauknecht

Show Your Olympic Spirit


Today is the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad. So time to show your Olympic spirit.

Bally’s men’s West H. sneaker collection makes it easy to show your national pride. Fly the flag for your own nation.


Twelve casual leather sneakers pay homage to twelve different countries. Each West H. sneaker features a national flag screen printed with a cool vintage effect that includes Great Britain, Switzerland, the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and more.


And Bally’s charming Bally-rina is back, this time to captivate us with her sporty London 2012 Olympic spirit in a specially designed women’s sneaker and tote.

The red stitched Athena high-top sneaker features a back zip which cutely reveals the very sweet Bally-rina whimsically waving a gymnastics ribbon in blue, red, green and yellow colours. The same motif can be found on the Hanoe fabric tote.

Both, Bally’s West H. sneaker collection and the Bally-rina collection are available in store and online. Bally offers free shipping at the moment for the sportive collection. Just enter promo code SPORTBALLY at checkout.


For collectors and most loyal fans of the Olympic Games, the Coca-Cola collector’s box Special Olympics five glasses grouping is available exclusively at Colette now. The 5 glasses come with a collector bottle and a tote bag.

Butter Olympics

Celebrate the 2012 London Olympics with the commemorative Butter London‘s Olympic Heavy Medal Collection. The set includes three beautiful, metallic nail lacquers worthy of standing upon the winners’ podium, all limited editions. 
Colours: The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer and The Old Bill.

Britannia HotLipsSolange Azagury-Partridge has designed the Britannia Hotlips ring to celebrate the games. The renowned iconic Hotlips design featuring the British flag is a fun and original lucky charm- one last good luck kiss for the athletes!


For all winners among you, take sartorial gold in Markus Lupfer‘s playful sequin medal-embellished merino wool sweater. Decorated with signature charm and wit, this piece is sure to turn heads.

Stella's Knickers OlymoicsTake a playful approach to the sporting season with these ‘2012 Olympics’-inspired briefs by Team Great Britain’s Creative Director Stella McCartney. Cut from a blend of white cotton and silk, this colorfully embroidered pair will make a whimsical addition to your lingerie drawer.

Just click on the highlighted text to shop those must-have pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bally, Colette, Net-à-porter, Solange Azagury-Partridge and via Telegraph

Queen of Chic

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All eyes are on Britain right now as the nation prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. To celebrate, I would like to spotlight more of the signature style of the (grand)mother of all fashion icons and the cool Britannia must-have sweaters you need to pledge allegiance and join the party.

Tuck Union Jack-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Long Ball Union Jack-print silk-georgette gown iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Aireshire printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Aubin & Wills
Union Jack Bag sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer
Crown sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer

For the previous post on the most stylish Union Jack accessories, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Looking outside, it is truly sweater weather! And this season, it is official, the cheesy holiday jumper got a style upgrade. Suddenly, all that we want are reindeers, snowflakes and jacquards. My favourite are Moschino’s penguins.

1 Penguin intarsia wool sweater iconby Moschino
2 Cropped wool-blend jacquard sweater iconby Alexander Wang
Fair Isle neon wool-blend sweater iconby Juicy Couture
Fair Isle knitted cotton sweater iconby Jonathan Saunders
Snowman intarsia wool sweater by Moschino
Snowflake sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer
Firgrove intarsia wool and alpaca-blend sweater iconby Aubin & Wills
Chunky-knit Fair Isle sweater iconby J.Crew
Polar bear intarsia wool and alpaca-blend sweater iconby Stella McCartney



Stylist Carolin Sieber rocks this trend by combining her Topshop sweater with a leather mini and Chanel booties. Get cozy for Christmas!

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Mr Newton for Harper’s Bazaar

Oh You Pretty Thing

Oh You Pretty Thing

Oh you pretty thing! Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo stars in the new advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani underwear and Giorgio Armani jeans. I thought that this is a lovely eye candy for you on a cozy Sunday afternoon along with the great outfit that would make a perfect weekend look. Love the embellished sweater by Markus Lupfer, the wool and jersey-insert leggings by Julien Macdonald combined with the stunning grey flats by Chloé and the clutch by Jimmy Choo. Skull print scarf by Alexander McQueen and lace lingerie by Elle Macpherson Intimates. Something that the guys would love…and who would mind waking up next to those abs?!

By the way, Happy Father`s Day!

LoL, Sandra