how to create a simple look for a night out?
if you wanna look classy then I would decide on one color or one pattern and match the shoes handbag, jewelry and makeup. in my case I chose the JACQUARD pattern dress and therefore chose rather simple accessories and a very light and subtle makeup.
in the photo above I paired the dress from heine.ch with my own stuff such as the pumps by LAUTRE CHOSE, the bag by DKNY, the earrings by PIECES and the makeUp by SHISEIDO. but in case you feel like shopping an outfit entirely from heine than you will like my suggestions below:
what is JACQUARD?
…the jacquard process and the necessary loom attachment are named after their inventor, Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752–1834). this mechanism is probably one of the most important weaving inventions as jacquard shedding made possible the automatic production of unlimited varieties of pattern weaving. the term “jacquard” is not specific or limited to any particular loom, but rather refers to the added control mechanism that automates the patterning. the process can also be used for patterned knitwear and machine-knitted textiles, such as jerseys… wikipedia
hahaha as you can see from the phot below. I really dont know and I also dont really care : )
It is a top and a dress, lets agree on that. I have found this piece on SALE at h&m for 20 CHF and I wanna thank Freya very much for the birthday voucher that I used for this purchase – thank you so much for coming to my party!
from the front it looks like a dress and from the side it looks like a top.
today is the first day of our trip to SICILY and of course I have also brought this top/dress to wear during the vacation – I try to take some really nice sicilian photos in castellammare del golfo. until then stay tuned for something nice tomorrow. X
In the DIY post I have talked about the white lace dress and that I was changing the buttons and made the dress look very different. so this very dress was my outfit for the C&A night out at LE PERCHOIR and the dinner at the MAMA SHELTER. first I was wearing the dress with my flat animal print flats and then later on changed to my grey tamaris heels. what an awesome dress, I am looking forward to wearing it in many ways during spring/summer!
lace dress C&A (buttons MANOR)
bag DKNY via zalando.ch
flats ZIGN via zalando.ch
armband LOLA AND GRACE
earrings LARA PATRIZIA VOGT
waiting for the SHUTTLE buses in the rain and being very excited about the drinks at the LE PERCHOIR and the dinner at the HOTEL MAMA SHELTER. I have met so many nice people during the press trip to PARIS and I really hope to stay in touch. yesterday I have uploaded the VIDEO about PARIS – take a look now! >> more photos about the LE PERCHOIR and the C&A showroom HERE <<
a new dress found its way to my wardrobe!
yay – the sun is out we already passed the month of January so what I am trying to say is we are almost done with winter. or at least thats what I extremly wish for. at the H&M Clarashopping I have found this lovely striped dress for 29.90 CHF and as I was returning several bags of old clothes I got a 5 CHF discount voucher that I have used for the dress – so even a bigger bargain!
the color green mixed with blue and white is a cry for summer – not kidding this reminds me so much of the clear water of the ocean. currently I have seen many cool things in the color blue and green. last week at the Estée Lauder press event I was given a fantastic blue eyeliner pencil in the color COBALT BLUE and it is a dream – in fact I am wearing it today on my upper lash line. another color that drew my attention is the KURE BAZAAR nailpolish in KALE – a wonderful dark subtle green! unfortunately the new green is not on the chart yet. more about these nailpolishes soon on the blog.
armbands MANOR / ISAWSOMETHINGNICE.CH
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
is there sunlight at the end of the tunnel? there better be as I am wearing a fancy AU JOUR LE JOUR dress with bare legs! I have already showed you this outfit last month but not this photo 🙂 I hope you can all enjoy your sunday and will have an awesome start into the next week. cheers!
I can not get enough of the AU JOUR LE JOUR dresses – there are sooo many nice ones and I am already thinking about getting another one. I found the matching coat to this dress on POLYVORE but it was already sold out – any idea where I could find it?
dress AU JOUR LE JOUR
bag MIU MIU
shoes DOWN TO EARTH
jewelry THE BEADSHOP Amsterdam
this dress says it all – flowers, summer, silk – it has the perfect cut and it feels like if I wouldnt be wearing anything. I wore it to the Biennale opening of Khaled Malas’ excavating the sky exhibition in Venice, Italy two weeks ago.
dress MATTHEW WILLIAMSON via zalando.ch
pumps KAVIAR GAUCHE for zalando collection
clutch PRESENT FROM ZAIRA
fan PRESENT FROM MY DAD
wow, so I have checked my wardorbe and I found out that the last two months I was shopping a lot at ESPRIT. As I previously mentioned, the store in Basel is one of the most beautiful shops because of its amazing stairs coming down in the center of the store. I will try to take some photos when I m there next so you can see what I mean.
so what I wanna share among you is that ESPRIT has great SALE prizes and that it sometimes is worth to gamble and wait with purchasing and only buy it when its on SALE – of course you risk that your size or color might be gone. I was always very lucky with this system, especially at ESPRIT store Basel. As you can see I found many black and white skirts, black boots and fauxlether shorts a fancy two color dress and a white top. All these things can be combined together – thats key to me!
some of the pieces are not only wearable in summer but also for fall and spring! and I dunno about you but among my friends ESPRIT had some sort of a “Grandma-Shop” touch and by showing you my shopping haul I think its very clear that this aint the case!
http://www.espritshop.ch enjoy shopping! xx
dress OK BABY
parfum ESTEE LAUDER Modern Muse
lipstick M.A.C toying around
I am ready for the ART Basel. Today I will collect my press card and will attend the LISTE show and the after party at Volkshaus. Have a good Artweek and hopefully I can soon show you amazing pieces! xx