Sweater Weather

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Photos by Aless

This is definitely  sweater weather here in Switzerland! Since these pictures were taken it has snowed quite a bit therefore an over coat would also be in order (refer to my Instagram page here for the snow gear look). I have worn this oversized sweater as a dress with opaque cashmere stockings for some leg warmth and coverage. I love the sweater for its unique fringed sleeves. The over-the knee boots also dress the legs which I highly recommend if you wear a dress or skirt this short. The bucket bag adds a wimsical touch and the fedora hat keeps everything from getting too girly.

Enjoy the holiday season and stay cozy. I thank you for reading.

Get the Look: Stella McCartney Fringed Ribbed SweaterZign Black Suede Boots, Similar to mine try Alexander Wang Bucket Bag, Peyton Wool Fedora, Calzedonia Cashmere Mix Tights

The Cold Shoulder Dress

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Photos by Aless.

ONE DRESS TWO WAYS: The customisation of this dress was done by me.  I shortened the hem and replaced the position of the ribbons. Therefore if you would like to purchase the dress it may differ from the dress I am wearing.

This is an amazing cold shoulder dress that is all the rage this Autumn season. I love it for the color, the vintage feeling and that Olivia Palermo had a hand in designing it for Banana Republic. How to wear a cold shoulder dress without being too cold? Going to holiday event the dress may be worn as is. Complete the look with nude, strappy heels and a vintage inspired bag. I advise a faux fur wrap or stole in case you are not staying warm by dancing the night away.

Adapt the dress for daytime as I demonstrated in the pictures above. I layered it over a black fine cashmere turtleneck, black boots and a bucket bag. Anything is possible with some imagination. Love this look for its’ more urban vibe!

Shop the look: Olivia Palermo Dress For Banana Republic  in peach, Olivia Palermo Dress For Banana Republic  in olive green, Bronx Suede Boots, Alexander Wang Bucket Bag, Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck or Steve Madden Stecy Nude Sandal, the ivory ostrich leather handbag is a find from a vintage shop try Gucci Bamboo Top Handle Bag 

I would like to share with you, my readers, that I will be taking a partial Winter hiatus. This due to the fact that most of my looks are shot outside and I am in Switzerland subjected to very cold unpredictable weather. I say partial because although I may post on the blog from time to time I will still be very active on Instagram. Tune-in to the #ootd’s (in Instagram lingo “outfit of the day”) which you can be sure that it will include a coat.

I thank you for reading and I wish you all a pleasant and warm holiday season.

Fashion Is Art

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My friend @apopstyle and I visited a Chinese artist’s expo in Palais de Rumine in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Ai Weiwei is known for his playful and controversial artworks. He uses different materials like, marble, porcelain, photography, digital printing, wood, aluminum, jade, lego bricks, bronze and mud. Although the mediums vary to create his works there are often references to Chinese culture, politics, icons and values that are unknown at first look of each work. I am impartial to Ai Weiwei’s point of view. I took the exhibition for what it is visually. Beauty, originality and a bit of humour.

Apopstyle and I decided to adapt a trendy Autumn look for our visit.  We were wearing green and black. Each one of us color adapted the color to our personalities. I chose an olive green military inspired coat and she opted for a cozy sweater in emerald green with faux leather leggings, black hats and ankle boots to complete the look.

I thank you for reading.