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

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St. Barts –  Formal JumpsuitLetsGoBananas_Sandra_Bauknecht_DolceGabbana

FEBRUARY 2017: Let’s Go Bananas!

February_2017_111BoomSmileI Feel It All

February_2017_2aLe ToinySpring Faves

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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

Happy 8th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

8 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 96 months, which is around 2920 days, and this is my 3464th 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.

I was one of the first ones when I started in 2009 with this post about the Birking bag by Hermès. Many friends were laughing at me and I had to convince so many press offices about what I was doing. In the end I was right.

Today, bloggers and so-called influencers have taken over the media world and many of those brands that were completely against it are trying to get on the train they have been missing before. Print is struggling and media budgets focus on digital. What I am missing sometimes is the reason why blogging originally started, it was about passion, being able to write about young designers or products that didn’t have a big advertising budget yet and to show what you truly love. Of course, you have to earn money but the fine line between monetization and truly felt passion seems to often fade away. Today, I feel it is more about getting free products and becoming famous on Instagram.

«LET ME INSPIRE YOU»

Personally speaking, I don’t want to say I am a blogger or influencer anymore, those titles come with a negative connotation and honestly I don’t want to influence other people, I would like to inspire them and hope that you still feel my passion in every day ‘s post.

To the next 8 years of blogging, or let me say inspiring you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via SI Style, Getty, Hermès, © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favorite Outfits of 2016

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It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2016. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2017, 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 2016: Good Vibes Only

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FEBRUARY 2016: Arosa Snow Bunny

February 2016

Couture WeekYear of the Monkey

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MARCH 2016: Los Angeles Is for Lovers

March 2016-1Ponte Vecchio – Swiss Red Cross Gala in St. Moritz – Believe You Can

 March 2016-1The New Cool Shine

March 2016-2Bunny LoveSpring Picnic

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APRIL 2016: Favorite Jeans

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Business Attire –  Emerald QueenX-Men

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New York Central ParkGeneration White

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MAY 2016: Cuban Colours

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Today Is a Good DayLipstick and KissesHemingway in Cuba

May_2016_1Happy Mother’s DayLace Dress

May_2016_5Cuban RufflesWild Party

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JUNE 2016: Potent Blooms

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Dinner Party New YorkLeave a Little Sparkle

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Happy Art – The Roaring Twenties When Fashion Meets Art

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JULY 2016: Bikini Summer Days

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Jurassic WorldCrochet Top

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AUGUST 2016: Oversized Florals

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Summer Essentials  Shades of YouBeautiful Summertime

August_2016_4Girl from Ipanema – Boum-Boum au Lac

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 SEPTEMBER 2016: Dinner with Hermès

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Rive Gauche Summer Party 2016Zoofäscht 2016White Dinner

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Let’s Play!Oktoberfest Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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Not for Fashion Victims OnlyDinner with Harvey

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OCTOBER 2016: Cat Me If You Can

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Upper East SideIn NYC for Kenzo x H&MWhat If

october_2016_2Relax Road Trip

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NOVEMBER 2016: On the Run

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Always a Lady  I Have This Desire to ExploreTender Moments

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Off-Duty StyleWatch the Dress

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DECEMBER 2016: Russian Night

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Munich BoundXOX – The Butterfly Effect

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Blue VelvetThe Head Turners

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Happy HolidaysSuperwoman

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 7th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

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7 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 84 months, which is around 2555 days, and this is my 3098th posts 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.

Blogging is what I love to do most. I am independent, I can write whatever or wherever I am. It gives me so much freedom and joy. I love to do my collages and it has never ever been something I had to force myself to do.

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To honour the occasion, I gifted myself with this new Chanel 2.55 bag from the «Front Row Only» collection. I think the attached hanger and the built-in hidden mirror on the back is too cute and it couldn’t be a better match to celebrate my closet.

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As everything wouldn’t be possible without you, my dear readers, who have supported me over the last years, I have a gift for you, too. Please enjoy this special early access code BFLSU30 with 30% off on full priced orders over £300/€300 at LUISAVIAROMA.

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Thank you from all my heart for your comments, your mails. With some of you I have even developed a relationship over the past years. I will continue to entertain you with your daily dose of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Recently, I have been thinking about doing a relaunch of my blog, a new layout for example but on the other side, I am loving my design, it looks different from others and I find it easy to navigate. Please shoot me an e-mail what you would change or if you prefer it the way it is to .

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favourite Outfits of 2015

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It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2015. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2016, 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 2015: New Year, New You

January 15-1

Is It Friday Yet?Dots in Pink

January15-2

5 Minute StyleGstaad Fairytale

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FEBRUARY 2015: Empowered By

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A Simple Truth – California CoolViva California

Feb 15-5

Sunset Boulevard at NightShoot for the Moon

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MARCH 2015: Pattern Play

March 2015-2

Kolor Is the New BlackAbu DhabiA Sunny Day in Paris

March 2015-3

Timeless Portofino Whatever – A Weekend in Moscow

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APRIL 2015: Oh La La

April 2015-1

LeoWould Chanel Do It?Enchanted Forest

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MAY 2015: Caribbean

May15-1

Louis Vuitton’s Sticker-PrintsNormcore the Chanel WaySpring Brunch

May15-2

At the Hotel du Cap-Eden-RocWork It!

May 3

Everyone Is Fighting a Battle – Love & Loyality

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JUNE 2015: Beach Bum

June 15-1

Day to Night SequinsVilla del ParcoVotez Coco

June15-2

Girl Gang in AsconaWelcome to Saint Tropez

June-15-4

Not for Sale  Stella’s Superhero Worship

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JULY 2015: St. Barths

July2015

Hiking in GstaadA Form of PolitenessAt the Bowery

July 15-2

White Night in Capri Capri Wedding My Piano Dream Life

July15-3

Garden of Wonders Transparent

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AUGUST 2015: Rive Gauche Summer Party 2015

August 2015-1

Green Thumb – Perfect Dinner  Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

Aug 15-4

Just LookOn My Way to the Office – Zuoz

Aug 15-3

At The Alpina Gstaad – Amsterdam

Aug 15-5

The Other Side of AmsterdamExploring AmsterdamAmsterdam Nights

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SEPTEMBER 2015: Fringe

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Street Parade Eclectic

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Amazing LaceKipsi 2015

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OCTOBER 2015: Meet Me in Paris

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The Sequined Cardigan – New York Nights007 Premiere in Zurich

October 2015 -3

One Day in SienaAre You RED-y or Not?The IWC Party

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NOVEMBER 2015: With Love From Karl

November 1

Acid LeopardHato Opening#HMBalmaination

Nov 2015-2

The Most Beautiful Fall EverIndian Summer in MunichOversized Sweater

Nov 15-3

New York DollCasual Glamour

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 DECEMBER 2015: Winter Season

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When In Doubt Wear RedMerry Christmas Tickled Pink

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Colmar Christmas MarketIt’s Dior, Darling

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 6th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

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Can you imagine that Sandra’s Closet is turning 6 today?! This is my 2766th posts – I still cannot believe the amazing journey I went on for the last six years as a blogger.

The-Birkin-Bag-1My first post on November 23, 2009: The Birkin Bag

Fashionable encounters, exciting moments, traveling the world, I met so many interesting people, celebrities and fashion designers and I truly enjoyed every single bit of it! Therefore I would like to thank all of you who follow my adventures –  without you, my dear subscribers and avid readers, this wouldn’t have been possible.

Parallel to the launch of my blog in 2009, SI Style Magazine featured me on six pages which was the perfect kick off for Sandra’s Closet!

To many more years and posts to come!

LoL, Sandra

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To many more years and posts to come!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and via SI STYLE