Grey day, grey day

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.

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Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change

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…..

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Castles close to Copenhagen, a one-day castle tour

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. 

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Burgundy dress

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.

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‘Lacy’ lady meets H.C. Andersen in Copenhagen

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.

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Happy Halloween and why knowing about other cultures is good for you

 

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. 

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Feeling like a sailor in my striped shirt

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.

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A very versatile midi skirt

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.

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