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FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

aww, I found so many wonderful pieces at C&A and want to share with you some stylish and versatile outfits. As the title mentions, FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION, I want to inspire you to wear some of your pieces that you might have already have in your closet in a different way.
The first look is very basic but a rather chic look. I somehow always feel a bit more chic when wearing a black/white look. But maybe thats just me. 🙂 Anyhow, I put together a white ribbed 3/4 sleeve shirt with an oversized black lace detail tank top and wear it with blue skinny jeans and a black/beige clutch. To make the look more casual one can wear sneakers. The look can be easily changed by wearing heels or like in my case below to wear small black heels, that make it all a bit more elegant.
FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION #1

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

SHIRT C&A
TOP C&A
JEANS C&A
CLUTCH C&A
SNEAKERS NIKE / GRACELAND

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

And now I wanna get to my second look inspiration. A mustard ribbed 3/4 sleeve shirt with high waist jeans and green/brown tweed heels, gold jewelry and an oversized denim jacket and a big green alpaca scarf. The color combo of that look is so totally me. I love the mix of denim, green and yellow. Also in that case you can easily switch the shoes and make the look a bit more everyday.
FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION #2

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

 

top C&A
scarf SECOND HAND
jeans BDG
earrings FOXTOWN SHOP
watch EMPORIO ARMANI
jacket MEN H&M
heels BANANA REPUBLIC

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

Last but not least I am showing you a look that I have already featured on the blog before. The article was called: “How to wear a Summer Dress in Fall” read more here >> I am still so much in love with this kind of layering look. As it is no longer fall and we have moved into winter I am adding some thick tights and would switch the flat shoes with warm boots and finish the look with a warm coat or wear a big scarf.
FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION #3

FALL WINTER LOOK INSPIRATION

top C&A
scarf SECOND HAND
jeans BDG
earrings FOXTOWN SHOP
watch EMPORIO ARMANI
jacket MEN H&M
heels BANANA REPUBLIC

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

I hope you have found my outfit inpirations helpful and that it will inspire you to wear your clothes in a new way. Most of the basic pieces, like the ripped shirts, the tank top and the long sweater, I have found at C&A in Basel. I am always amazed about how many cool and versatile pieces I can find there. The clutch that I am wearing in look #1 is also by C&A and I have used it so much thru out summer and realized that its a great all year around clutch.
Special thanks to Miguel for taking the photos of me. X
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DECORATE YOUR BAG

today I wanna share a nice trend with you called HANG YOUR BAG WITH CUTE STUFF! you can find lots of nice things to hang on your favorite hand bags and make them look even more special. I stumbled upon these buggers by C&A and I absolutely love them.

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LA ROCHE POSAY NEWS

NEW MAKEUP

wow – look at these goodies by LA ROCHE POSAY. I am a huge red lover and was nicely surprised to see their new products. are you familiar with the brand LA ROCHE POSAY? the brand started in the same named french region and is now part of the huge L’Oréal. here you can see another overview picture with all the new things.

NEW MAKEUP

new lipsticks, yay! NOVALIP DUO 
in 185 ORANGE LASER and 191 PUR ROUGE
a moisturizing lipstick with intense pigmentation, it goes on really smoothly and
kept my lips moisturized. I love both of the colors, one red is a bit more orange and the other one is a darker red. great everyday lipsticks!

NEW MAKEUP

more red things, here I wanna show you the two new nail polishes SILICIUM
in 22 ROUGE COQUELICOT and 24 ROUGE PARFAIT. matching the lipsticks there is also a more orange red and a darker red. I have not tried them yet, and I am very much looking forward to doing so. I will keep you up to date via social media. stay tuned.

NEW MAKEUP

RESPECTISSIME INTENSE LINER is the newest eyeliner by LA ROCHE POSAY and it indeed is black that stays black after applying. I love a simple black eyeliner look and it works great with the red lipsticks. let me see whether I can find some time to take some photos of me wearing these gorgeous new pieces.

NEW MAKEUP

RESPECTISSIME OMBRE DOUCE in 01 SMOKY GRIS is a lovely palette with 3 colors. there is a nice nude concealing base color and two different shades of grey. all these eye products are greatfor sensitive skin and eyes and are also recommended while wearing contact lenses.

NEW MAKEUP

that was it, I am thru almost all the new products, I left out the mascara because I have not checked it out yet and I am not wearing mascara on a daily base. lets see I might get back about it on social media. we will see. in case you wanna know more about the new pieces have a look at the LA ROCHE POSAY WEBSITE.

NEW MAKEUP

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FALL IS HERE

ASOS cropped pants

these are the new ASOS cropped pants and I love how one can wear them more casual or more elegant, depending on the shoes and shirt or sweater. I already blogged about them in a previous post – read more here >> I checked SALEDUCK.CH for discount and indeed found a voucher there. so I can highly recommend to check their site before ordering something online as they have lots of different companies they work with.

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outfit

pants ASOS
shirt BENETTON
sweater COS
sneakers NIKE FREE
scarfs MADE BY ME

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I AM PROFESSIONAL

last week I was in Zuerich for the MIGROS I am PROFESSIONAL blogger event and I had a great time. Now I can show you some *photos of the event and wanna share some thoughts about the I am PROFESSIONAL blogger event and my favorite product with you.

I am professional

BLOGGER EVENTS – some tips from my side!

In general I wanna say something, thank you very much for inviting me to all these awesome events BUT not all swiss bloggers are living in ZUERICH, where almost all of the events are taking place. so in case you invite a blogger to your event, make sure that you cover their train tickets. why should a blogger attend your event paying for it by himself and then in the end write about the event and product for a goodie bag or for the products itself? for a person without 1/2 tax a train ride from BS to ZH including the local tram tickets is around 80 CHF.

A HUGE NOOOOOOOO !!

these expenses should be calculated in the budget and it should be normal for the PR companies to inform the bloggers about that. since one year I am only attending events in ZH when the organizer covers my travel expenses. If not I am not coming to ZH as simple as that.

again I am very grateful and happy to be invited so don’t get me wrong. its just after a year of attending events in ZH for my blog I ended up spending 1500 CHF only on tickets and that was a year when I was not attending so many events, I think there were about 18 events or so. but still I ended up paying for my blogposts – do you know what I mean?

another thing that I have noticed at the last couple of events. bloggers dont want the food that you would serve at a farmers union, so please check if there are enough vegetarian or even vegan alternatives. the biggest NOOOOOOO of the I am PROFESSIONAL event was the food. IT WAS REALLY REALLY BAD, as the first 4 rounds of food where chicken, ham, cheese, and meatballs. SERIOUSLY ??? ever heard of vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? I could go bananas on this topic as I feel like a lot of people that organize those events have no idea for whom they are preparing the event. so PLEASE make sure to have meals without cheese and without meat. the sad thing about the I am PROFESSIONAL event was that there was sooo much meat left that nobody wanted, a real pitty if you think that animals had to die for that.. so in that case less is really more : )

I will start to write a blogger manual as I have so many things to complain about. something very uncommon here on isawsomethingnice where I try to only focus on positive things. but I am sure there are many bloggers out there that share the same thoughts.

STYLING

alright, enough said about the food and ticket situation. now lets move on the the styling part that was really cool. I happened to have a very nice stylist and she created some natural looking curls and braided the front to the back. thank you very much, it was really nice to be pampered.

I am professional

and here finally some vegetarian food arrived, delicious falafel balls but unfortunately they only made like a handful of them and sadly they were gone within seconds. the other alternative they pulled out was a vegetarian quiche, mmhhmm it was delightful but again same issue here, the amount of vegetarian food was just not enough!!

I am professional

and here you can see the final result of my hair styling by I am PROFESSIONAL. my favorite product is the SMOOTH AND GLOSSY hairspray that really helped to hold my curls. unfortunately there was a massive pour down on the way to the train station and I lost half of the volume of my curls but still it looked nice. check the photos on twitter to see more >>

I am professional

*photos © by Andrea Monica Hug

here you can see my little movie about the event and the invitation.

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ADVOLAT CITY BAUHAUS

BAUHAUS CITY

Cristian has a new watch – YAY! it is the ADVOLAT CITY BAUHAUS in white with chronograph. I have already shown you his other CITY BAUHAUS watch and the only difference is that this one is white and has a chronograph. read the previous blogpost here >>

ADVOLAT

this photo was taken at the VITRA SUMMER PARTY during ART Basel 2015 and I absolutely love his outfit.

outfit

shirt CARHARTT
pants L.O.G.G.
sneakers NIKE FREE
watch ADVOLAT

the cool things about the ADVOLAT watches, besides being swiss design, are that they are A very comfy and B can be worn for day and night. In Cristians case we just change the watchband and the watch looks absolutely different. he has a more chunky genuine leather band with stiching for everyday and a sleek brown leather watchband for the more elegant days or nights like during ART Basel. with every watch you can buy an additional watchband to make your watch more versatile and in the end I think it is absolutely worth it.

 

ADVOLAT

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Mircea Cantor

Mircea Cantor

about MIRCEA CANTOR

born 1977, romania
lives and works on earth
www.mirceacantor.ro

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PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT – OUTFIT

ME

awww.. ART BASEL 2015 is already in the past but still I have so many nice photos to show you. my old iMac is working hard in the heat and it just takes for ever to go through all the pictures.

TODAY I decided to finally select ll the photos and start putting them in nice blogposts. Indeed I did so BUT my iMac just can not take anymore heat. WE NEED A BREAK : )

until then you need to enjoy this lovely ART BASEL 2015 outfit of me wearing the  protect me from what I want JENNY HOLZER shirt that I have made for tarzan – ONE OF MY FAVORITE T-SHIRTS EVER.

outfit

t-shirt JENNY HOLZER / tarzan.ch
skirt VINTAGE (fleamarket)
coat H&M (recycled materials)
shoes DIVIDED
bag ART BASEL 2015
sunglasses C&A

enjoy the heat – soon more on the blog – promised! X

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PLUGS and FUSES

LIZ JAFF
ROBERT HENRY CONTEMPORARY
BROOKLYN at VOLTA11 liz jaff liz jaff

about LIZ JAFF
Liz Jaff is a native of New York City and received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Art Complex Center of Tokyo, Japan and Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. She maintains her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

about her WORK
“Paper’s versatility is what attracted me to it as my primary medium. Its structural and aesthetic possibilities reveal themselves through my continuous experimentation. I am in love with paper.
I have been folding paper for 15 years. I like repetition and rhythm. My first paper piece was conceived during a stay in Las Vegas and made with hotel stationary: The project folded up and stowed away in the bottom of my suitcase. At that time I began working more abstractly as a way of representing my impressions of places and recollections.  Paper became the perfect material to convey ephemeral experience and the ultimate intangibility of memory.

Transforming a two-dimensional surface into a three dimensional shape offers a variety of arrangements for the play of light and shadow on different flat planes.

I use folding to investigate these opportunities, and the circle acts as a character to reveal and conceal form. When repeated, these forms are my substitute for the geometric grid, my response to the squares of Sol Lewitt and Carl Andre and homage to Agnes Martin’s rectangles.”

 

 

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MASCARA TIME

I DID IT – I tested some MASCARAS and had a bit of help with testing them. I am not a daily mascara user and I had my issues with several other mascaras before so therefore I am the best judge 🙂 I found all of them for very very decent prices at the parfumcity online shop and I couldnt believe what awesome products they sell there, absolutely worth to visit. ok, lets have a look at different mascaras for different purposes.

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photo credit: pinmakeuptips.com

whats on the menu today?

ASTOR big + beautiful boom killer volume 
BOURJOIS PARIS volume glamour 
BOURJOIS PARIS volume 1 second
LANCOME hypnose drama 

 

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ASTOR big and beautiful boom killer volume mascara
oh wow – yes this mascara makes BIG and BEAUTIFUL lashes. I love the wand and the product stays put the whole day without irritating my eyes.. I hate it when mascaras flake and often the tiny parts end up in my eyes – so thats a BIG plus for that one and actually all the other ones I have tested. not one flaked! another nice thing is that you can either wear one coat for a rather casual look and then later on apply more coats for a more dramatic eyemakeup. 11.75 CHF (mascara 12ml, makeupremover)

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BOURJOIS PARIS volume glamour mascara
this mascara promises VOLUME and GLAMOUR and I felt both, the wand separates the lashes and therefore applies more volume the glamour factor comes with the rest of the makeup and the compliments that one gets for her mascara! compared to the ASTOR mascara this one is a bit more decent and less dramatic. perfect for everyday business look. 10.75 CHF (mascara 12ml + kajal)

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BOURJOIS PARIS volume 1 second mascara
volume in one second, well that was not true for me as it takes me a bit longer to apply mascara 🙂 but once I was done there was the volume. so far all of the mascaras have held their promises and thats a big PLUS. the 1 SECOND volume mascara has a medium sized wand and separates the lashes like the volume glamour mascara. I felt like this one is a bit more dramatic than the one mentioned before. but still after layering a couple of coats I had a very stunning eye look.
13.00 CHF (mascara 12ml)

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LANCOME hypnose drama mascara
the queen among the mascaras and not only due to its prize. I can really see a difference between this high end product and the rather cheaper ones. so in the end you get what you pay. I know, it is not always the case, some cheaper products can do more than other more expensive ones but with the mascaras I gotta stick to what I said. you feel the difference in the consistency and how easy it can be removed. thats a huge bonus because our eyes area are very sensitive and rubbing the eyes with a cotton pad full of eye makeup remover irritates the skin. I got the DRAMA mascara in a set with eyemakeUp remover and I found that a great deal!
40.75 CHF (mascara + eyemakeup remover + eye cream)

 

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today’s outfit

yay the sun is out! it is almost a shame that I am showing you a black and white look instead of something colorful 🙂

this is a way to wear leggings without showing your butt. I am not a big fan of leggings and short top outfits and therefore I always make sure to wear something long with leggings. so an easy tip would be to grab your friends, boyfriends or brothers shirt and wear it under your shirt or sweater – I looooove this look. ready in 5 minutes 🙂

outfit

men shirt COS

sweater H&M

leggings C&A

socks H&M

necklace CLAIRES

coat H&M

sunglasses VINTAGE

shoes H&M

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todays outfit

big chunky boots – I love it and I am totally aware that this is not everyones cup of tea. I found these on SALE last year and I can not remember where I have found them and there is no label in or outside the shoes. a combination that always works for me is black and red – they go very nicely together and complement eachother.

another thing is wearing too many accessories and this is actually hardly ever gonna happen to me as I barely wear too much jewelry or any jewelry at all. so in fact this is something to work on – wearing a bit more accessories 🙂 but when I am wearing such chunky red boots I feel that it would be too much for an every day outfit.

outfit

skirt H&M
turtle neck PKZ
tights FALKE
bag VINTAGE
boots SALE from dunno where 🙂
coat C&A
earrings Claires

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HAPPY MONDAY

I hope you had an amazing weekend and were able to start a fresh week 🙂 as I have already announced I found some cool things at the #hm SALE and that I will be showing you variations of outfits with those new pieces. I am so happy with all the pieces especially the black coat and the oversized white blouse.

today I wanna focus on white blouses or shirts however you wanna call them. in my point of view it is one of the key pieces of one’s wardrobe as it can be worn in so many different ways and styles. as I am quite new to wearing black and white looks I wanted to create another one! black and white outfits are very easy assembled and make a big impression. white blouses can be worn with jeans for a rather casual look or with a pattern skirt for a bit more sophisticated fashion look or with black pants for a nice and elegant touch.

outfit

blouse and coat H&M (SALE)
pants AMERICAN APPAREL
pumps NAVYBOOT
hat H&M
clutch MIUMIU

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SALE HAUL

this is what I have found at #hm – and I already had my eyes on all those things BUT I was sure they all end up in SALE and they did!

sequin skirt 25 instead of 49.90 CHF
gem skirt 25 instead of 49.90 CHF
blouse 25 instead of 49.90 CHF
rose cardigan 30 instead of 79.90 CHF
black coat 30 instead of 79.90 CHF

I took pictures of all the items and created some very nice outfits! soon on the blog! have a great morning and a happy day!

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getting ready for the weekend baby! yes, in fact I am but I also wanna share with you something new. one thing that has completely changed is my opinion about ironing. wow – ever since I had my hands on this new TEFAL steam ironing station I knew that ironing was not what I thought it was. I was using a very old JURA iron and it took forever to iron a shirt – therefore I hardly ever ironed – only when I really really had to.  BUT now I got this TEFAL steam iron that heats up in 2 minutes and I am super happy – thank you TEFAL for changing my life!! the station is super easy to use as it has 3 different options: jeans – normal – delicate. it has an auto clean iron and the anticalk function but the coolest thing is that it is an ECO model meaning that I use 25% less energy than before. more info about the station here.

can you guess what I will be wearing tonight? I found this lovely sexy black negligee by maddison at MANOR and it is the perfect thing to wear under a dress that has no space for a padded bra and it is amazingly comfortable to wear and everything stays put. actually it is a nightgown but I am known to use things a bit differently 🙂 I am going to wear it under the beautiful ACNE dress that I ironed in 3 minutes this morning. happy weekend! xx

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