My Favorite Outfits of 2020

It is the last day of the year and following my tradition, I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2020. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments, mostly shot at home. I will remember 2020 as the year that sucked, not only because of the pandemic but because of many tragic moments affecting people that have been close to my heart.

2020 has challenged and squeezed our perceptions of what a bad year can be, draining the optimism and throwing us zinger after zinger. So let’s look at some good news to focus on as this year of bad news comes to a close. We will be getting back to «normal» at a certain point, which will be a different «normal», as the world has changed and we have to accept it.

However, I will never loose my love for fashion and dressing up, making every day a little bit more beautiful. In this sense, I am wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come! To a fabulous 2021!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2020: Happy New Year

GstaadCan’t Stop the FeelingThe Kitchen

Call Me!Lunar New Year

FEBRUARY 2020Lion’s Run

Birthday Girl Night FeverV-DayWanted

Let’s GoMilan Fashion Week

MARCH 2020: I’m a Herrera Woman

Coco Neige Leopard Snake – Fashion

OMGYes Girl Yes!Weekend

Let’s Stay Home – Storms Don’t Last Forever

APRIL 2020Flowers and Lace

Reverse PsychologyNot Your Barbie Girl – World Dance Day

Love Being ActiveEaster

We Look Cute TogetherThursday

MAY 2020: Digital Red Carpet

PeoniesPretty PreppyWisteria Lane

Go GirlLove CHANELLV Pont 9

JUNE 2020: Feathers

CountdownTotal FashionOops! … I Did It Again

Escape the NightClass of 2020World Oceans Day

Heels Over PantsDior Love

JULY 2020: Tropical

Bobby Tipsy TuesdayComfy Glam

I Belong to The Hot Pants ClubMary MareGlamour at the Pool

SundayMillennial Cool

Summer BlackLate Afternoon

AUGUST 2020: Now Showing

Lake ComoVilla d’EsteValence

Missing CapriSylt

Bye, Bye Summer!Hello Kitty

SEPTEMBER 2020: Bookworm

TraditionalEmpty NesterThe Bat!

Tropical Meets Apple Tree  Muse  Oversized Cool

Diva!Sport

OCTOBER 2020Prada Love

FallShapeThousand In One Ways Sweater

Me TimeWifey for LifeMy Way

CuteCHANEL ShowBoo!

NOVEMBER 2020: New Modern

WednesdayUnder ConstructionMorocco Style

The First LookThe Art of Fashion

Thank you FallBlack Friday

DECEMBER 2020: Weekend Vibes

TodayDo It With Passion – Grateful

Boss Lady – Season’s Greetings

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Happy 11th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

11 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 132 months, which is around 4015 days, and this is my 4559th post which means I wrote at least one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

To honor the occasion, I thought I would share 10 fashionable fun facts about me that you might not know yet.

1. I went to a Catholic girl’s school and took my teachers shopping on class trips. In Rome for example, they bought the Moschino logo belt that has gone into style a few years ago again. Speaking of great investments.

2. Before my fashion design studies at ESMOD, I studied law. During an internship at court, I worked with the customs agents at Frankfurt airport and was really good in spotting counterfeits.

3. My first foray into working in fashion was an internship at Sonia Rykiel in Paris where I worked alongside the late designer. A very challenging yet unforgettable experience. I designed bags and T-shirts that were actually produced and have a proud spot in my closet.

4. Preferring to write about and style fashion, I started as a booking assistant at German Marie Claire magazine after my studies, and worked myself up pretty fast to fashion editor.

5. Before mytheresa.com was an online shopping platform, I created catalogs for them, the concept, layout and text.

6. Speaking of which, my favorite thing about blogging is the graphic design part, as you can see in my collages. My techniques are primarily self-taught which makes me proud. I also love drawing.

7. I was named among the most influential German fashion people in the coffee table book «Fashion Germany» along Claudia Schiffer, Peter Lindbergh, Jil Sander and many more…

8. I have started my fashion collection at the age of 16 and have kept everything. Every piece has its story and I always remember where I got or wore it.

9. I haven’t been without nail polish, both on my fingers or toes, since I am a teenager. Not one single day!

10. I have lived in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago before Zurich and my biggest dream is to open a fashion museum with my collection.

I hope you have enjoyed this little insight about my life before starting the blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

My Favorite Outfits of 2019

It is not only the last day of the year, but also the last day of the decade and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2019. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2020, to a fabulous new decade, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2019To a Sparkling 2019

French Cancan – CrucialWasserngrat Lunch

Winter WonderlandGstaad, Come Up and Slow Down – Women in Power

Happy Birthday – 100 Years of Bauhaus

FEBRUARY 2019: London Fashion Week Look

Times Square  La Pausa  New York City

She’s in Fashion  Hello Sunshine

MARCH 2019Vienna Opera Ball

International Women’s DayNever Rest – Find Me in Milan

Spring  The New StoryIt’s All in the Attitude

APRIL 2019: Swiss Girl

Travelling to São PauloBrazilBelgrave Square

TinaFormula V

Paris Fashion WeekCherry Blossom

 MAY 2019: Cyprus Nights

Summer Kick-OffGirl PowerBest Never Rest

Where the Wild Things AreAwesome Sequins

JUNE 2019: Red & Turquoise for Spring 

Save the OceanAn Evening with BalletJewels

Art BaselBeat the Heat

 JULY 2019: Like Ice in the Sunshine

Dream On VacationLet’s Play Ballet

Rose GardenFrench RivieraJust Keep Swimming

AUGUST 2019: Viva la Svizzera

Greetings from VeronaKiss a Frog – Street Parade 2019

The Weekend Read Comfy Chic

Orchid PrintLavender Extrême

SEPTEMBER 2019Pulp Fiction

Atelier SwarovskiArriving in Munich – Boss Outletcity Metzingen

Life is Better with a DogModern Princess

Sleeping BeautyBohemian

OCTOBER 2019: Borgo Santo Pietro

Chill & RelaxGolden FallVivamayr

La Vie BohèmeCamouflage

NOVEMBER 2019: Halloween

GreeceCHANELLa Mer

HomeMagic WeekendFemme on Trend

DECEMBER 2019: Merry Dolce Christmas

You Can Do ItCelebrateThis is My Love

 Unchained#IMACHRISTMASTREE

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Celebrating 10 Years of My Blog with La Mer

Thursday one week ago, I had the privilege to be celebrating my 10th blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli in Zurich among dear friends and most amazing Sandra’s Closet readers. With all my heart, I would like to thank everyone who came and made this evening so special, also for the many beautiful and thoughtful gifts I got. A big and heartfelt «thank you» goes also to the very professional LA MER team, that surprised me with the best cake ever and to PERRIER-JOUËT for the lovely champagne.

The evening was dedicated to the most luxurious products by LA MER, the Genaissance de La Mer collection. The brand’s best anti-aging skincare products offer accelerated renewal and visibly erase signs of time with the help of potent crystals. Inspired by the latter, guests were invited to enjoy a personalized crystal reading by Alexandra Kruse.

I have been blogging for one decade now and so much happened over these past 10 years. I have always believed in being authentic and that staying true to myself would gain success in the long run. Nobody knows what the future holds. So let’s enjoy life to the fullest, be kind and inspire each other every day. Thank you to everyone for the journey.

Happy 1st Advent!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Sanjeev Velmurugan – © Sandra Bauknecht and via my lovely guests

Happy 10th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

10 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 120 months, which is around 3650 days, and this is my 4193rd post which means I wrote more than one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

On Thursday, I pre-celebrated my blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli, I was so proud to welcome some of my Swiss readers, confident, beautiful and smart women, who came from all over the country. I cannot wait to show you the photos. A huge thank you to everyone for coming and all the surprises, I truly felt loved.

Me in the senior yearbook in 1994.

After a crazy week, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and London, I am at the airport again, ready to leave for Frankfurt in Germany as I have my 25-year class reunion today. I am so happy to be reunited with all my girls.

Thank you all for the journey! More to come…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy Birthday

I am thinking of all of you on my birthday today and I am hoping that all the happiness you have given to me during all these years of writing my blog will return to you. Wishing you a happy day!

May today be filled with friendship, laughter, and lots of amazing surprises.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favorite Outfits of 2018

It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2018. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world. I am proud of myself as I wrote each day of 2018 at least one post.

To a fabulous 2019, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2018: Ready, Set, Snow!

Life in Black & WhiteTulumMira Mikati

Rooftop BarBeach Culture

AntwerpI Love Denim

FEBRUARY 2018Birthday Fun

Greetings from Vienna Obsessed with Style – Dogs & Watches

Heathrow  Happy Valentine’s Day  Love Always London

MARCH 2018: Bohemian Dream

Upgrade Your Chic – Going Public Glow Up

Sheats-Goldstein House Los AngelesBurgundy & Blue

APRIL 2018: Happy Prada Easter

Paris Culture Seasonless is the New TimelessMini Dress

Greetings from the ChampagneDollars

MAY 2018: Chloé Nomade

Back to the ’80sGreen JumpsuitPrada Comic

The High and LowCropped Top & High-Waist Jeans

St. Tropez Vintage Viktor & Rolf

JUNE 2018: Bagatelle Beach

Dîner en Blanc in ParisArt in the Park XVIMy Prada Summer Inspiration

Cannes Film Festival 2018Hello Summer

La BombaNever Look Back, Baby!

JULY 2018Desperate Housewife

Happy Fourth of JulyRacer GirlInto the Blue

SummerPool Float

AUGUST 2018Zoofäscht 2018

Lunch in RamatuelleGinghamZurich Street Parade

Let’s Play in Paris The Great Gatsby Party

FloralIt’s Getting Hot in Here

SEPTEMBER 2018Pineapple

My Summer of LoveFashion at Globus in ZurichContemporary Fashion

Do What You Love and Do It OftenI Love the Stripe HypeSay It With Flowers

ArachnophobiaTriple S

OCTOBER 2018: The Lace Jumpsuit

ZFF 2018Women of Impact

Falling For YouHello from Seoul

NOVEMBER 2018: Kispi 2018

Hybrid Fashion – Let’s Cook Up Something Great

Fishtank Dress – Hola Madrid!

DECEMBER 2018: Do You Speak Prada?

Santa MonicaRed LeopardFendimania

Christmas Tuesday Balmain 44 François Premier

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

La Mer Event with Sandra’s Closet at Jelmoli


Celebrating my 9th blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli in Zurich last week was absolutely amazing and I truly would like to thank everyone who came and made it so special, also for the many amazing gifts I got. A big and heartfelt «thank you» goes also to the very professional LA MER team, that is so much fun to work with and to PERRIER-JOUËT for the lovely champagne.

I have been blogging for a long time now, and that evening made me acknowledge just how much happened all these years, and the fact that it all happened because I created a space online to share my love for fashion and beauty, my ideas, inspiration and advice with others. I always believed in being authentic and that staying true to myself would gain success in the long run.

Some of you have been reading Sandra’s Closet since I pressed publish on my very first blog post. I hate the word following. Why? If you see my readers you know they are not followers, they are leading ladies! This was such a rewarding feeling. Seeing all these beautiful, smart women who came from all over Switzerland, from Geneva, Chur, or Basel to Zurich to join me on this occasion. Together we indulged into the luxury world of LA MER and each guest could take home her personally engraved lip gloss.

There were friends who became blog readers and blog readers that became friends. Everyone had a big smile on their face and I was the happiest girl that night! Thank you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography and © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 9th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

9 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 108 months, which is around 3285 days, and this is my 3829th post which means I wrote more than one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

Yesterday at the LA MER counter event at Jelmoli, I was so proud to welcome some of my Swiss readers, confident, beautiful and smart women, who came from all over the country. I cannot wait to show you the photos. A huge thank you to everyone for coming and the little surprises, I truly felt loved.

Sharing an insider tip: best place in Zurich for beauty treatments and massages:
Beauty Care Zurich.

Today, I am celebrating my blog anniversary by treating myself to an Ayurvedic massage by Ramji Lal at Beauty Care Zurich (Strehlgasse 29, 8000 Zürich, Phone: +41 44 212 12 77).

Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed. Anyone who has ever experienced an Ayurvedic treatment, knows its rejuvenating effect. It treats not only the body, but also the nervous system, bringing deep nourishment to all the cells and tissues as well as the mind. As I am pretty exhausted at the moment due to all my travels and projects, it helps me to recharge  my energy levels.

Starting the massage with a foot bath…

Ramji Lal has magic hands and he learnt the 5000-year-old techniques from his mother when he was a little boy. His family produces Ayurvedic oils from home-grown herbs and plants in India’s holy city. Later, he trained at the prestigious Dr. med. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute in Kerala.

Feels like heaven: an Ayurvedic massage by Ramji Lal.

An Ayurvedic massage is MOST beneficial when combined with an Ayurvedic lifestyle, which means making conscious choices about your nutrition, sleep and more. Ramji for example suggested that I drink a glass of warm water in the morning with one teaspoon of turmeric and one of cumin which has a detoxifying, energy-boosting and fat burning effect.

Have a lovely weekend! And stay tuned… today I am treating myself, during the coming days you will be treated to celebrate the 9 years of Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favorite Outfits of 2017

It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2017. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world. I am proud of myself as I wrote each day of 2017 a post.

To a fabulous 2018, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

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JANUARY 2017: Gstaading

January_2017

St. Barts –  Formal JumpsuitLetsGoBananas_Sandra_Bauknecht_DolceGabbana

FEBRUARY 2017: Let’s Go Bananas!

February_2017_111BoomSmileI Feel It All

February_2017_2aLe ToinySpring Faves

Sandra_Baukncht_Rock_it_chloe_Dolce_Gabbana_Prada

MARCH 2017: Rock It!

Lace, Bows and Pearls One-Shoulder Dress  Theatre

Seeing Things ClearlyHello from Lugano

APRIL 2017: Easter Sunday

Wonder Woman Meets Superwoman  Greenery Tennis for a Good Cause

Swan LadyBlind for Love

Business MeetingChanel Airlines

MAY 2017: Power Pairings

Chanel Coco CubaOn the Way to St. Tropez – Open

Running in HeelsRuffles

High StrungSpring Into Summer

JUNE 2017Art in the Park

Block HeelsHello New YorkStrolling Through Venice

Masquerade Ball in Venice –  Stars, Stripes and Polka Dots Now

FlorenceParis I Love You

JULY 2017: Sun Memories

IbizaBoho Garden

Rainbow StripesGrecian Goddess in Provence

AUGUST 2017: Show Some Shoulder

We Should All Be Feminists –  Always a BridesmaidSee U Later

Flashback Street Parade – Take a HikeCasual Friday

Pucci at the Pool – Hydrangea – Cherish

SEPTEMBER 2017: Cruise

Not-So-Basic-BlackSneakers & Dresses

OCTOBER 2017Rock the Rainbow

Movie NightHublot WiesnPremiere

Must-HavesBallet

Fall Beauty An Ice Bear in Milan

NOVEMBER 2017: Vintage Florals

Teatro alla ScalaMilan Style

Girl on Fire in Erdem x H&MMy Happy Place

DECEMBER 2017: Prada Cloudbust

Fondue TimeThe Sequined JumpsuitMerry Christmas 2017

MarrakeshLet’s Get That Party GstaadedLive for the Moments

Be BoldUnion Jack Style

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht