Jumper: Yes or No (new), Skirt: Esprit, Boots: Andrés Machado (previous seasons)
In winter we have a phenomenon in Switzerland that is called: ”unten grau, oben blau”. It means that the days can be cloudy and grey in the lower areas of the country and that you can have a beautiful blue and sunny sky when you get higher into the mountains. Some days you just have to look actively for some sunshine.
Coat: Yes or No, Dress: Zara, Boots: Dansi (all previous seasons)
I just love this dress. Although I bought it a few years back, it still is one of my favourite winter ones. It is warm, wrinkle-friendly, combines well with knee-high boots and is easy to cycle and move around in. By now you will know how much I value many of these characteristics in my outfits for school.
For a long time my husband has had a completely different view on the same dress. It reminded him of a rug (oh yeah) and therefor he really didn’t like it at all. That, of course, was something I didn’t like at all. One day, after seeing some work of Escher, inspiration hit me…..
The romantic print of my sweater (Tally Weijl) matches well with the romantic vibe of Frederiksborg castle.
Close to Copenhagen there are three castles absolutely worth visiting. We decided to combine all three for a daytrip during our stay in Copenhagen last summer. Kronburg was the one I absolutely wanted to see. It is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe. My main reason for going there was another one though. Kronburg is known as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s legendary play Hamlet and during the summer months a theatre group was performing scenes of the play in the castle itself. I just had to take the opportunity to enjoy some Shakespeare there!
Kronburg Castle. On the day of our visit, the weather was as dark as Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Dress: Only, Boots: Dansi, Top: H&M (all previous seasons)
You will have noticed by now that I love dresses and I often wear them to school as well. Rain, wind and cold may challenge me, but leggings and knee-high boots help me face these challenges when cycling to school. This dress is a perfect example of a dress that is pretty and practical at the same time.
Sweater: Tally Weijl, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
For those of you who would like to add a statement piece to an outfit, but who prefer to refrain from necklaces (which I can imagine if you are a kindergarten teacher for example), a pullover like this one would be a perfect choice. The black lace works like a necklace. It adds that little extra to a comfy and simple sweater and the lace drags the eyes upward, which is a valuable little extra for petites like me.
Dress: H&M, Boots: Dansi (Both from previous seasons)
One of the many things I love as a foreign language teacher is bringing different cultures closer to my pupils. The coming few weeks are great ones for teaching British and American culture. Next week is Halloween and in November I can choose between Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving, or simply do all of them. Since Halloween is not really celebrated in Switzerland I will wear this pretty subtle halloween dress to school on the 31st of October.
Trousers: Tally Weijl, Shirt: Only, Ankle Boots: Hobb’s, Bag: Maddison, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
You might know the saying: “A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor”. Well, you can see that I am standing comfortably on a large boat in a more than calm harbour. Still, surrounded by so many boats and wearing this striped shirt, I felt very much like a sailor.
Skirt: H&M, Shirt: Street One, Shoes: Moda di Fausto, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
A few weeks back I spent a weekend in windy Holland. This midi skirt was a perfect choice for the occasion. It is absolutely wrinkle-free, so great for travelling and I like how playful the skirt looks when it is windy! It is definitely one of my more versatile skirts.
View of Munich from the Maximilianeum.
Today is the start of the ‘München Oktoberfest’, so I am sure that this view will be slightly different the coming few weeks. I took this photo last April, when we visited Munich. Living in Switzerland, Munich is kind of around the corner, so perfect for a short city trip.
For me shorts are something I almost only wear in my spare time. I prefer dresses and skirts for school (see: Vive les volants! ), since they are so much easier to style if you want to wear something comfortable and classy in your classroom. These shorts are definitely the exception to the rule.