All posts tagged: Baukjen

Crazy For Coats

Autumn is finally here, but sweater weather isn’t the only thing I get excited about this season! Time to get those elegant, gorgeously tailored, stunning coats out of their summer residence, and no, I’m not talking about those pesky, bulky bombers or puffed up snow-proof winter coats *That Michelin Man look does not suit me* But these beauties? Striking colours, sharp cuts and that perfect layer to easy into colder temperatures, maybe I should make room for one or two more….  *Anyone else going shopping this weekend?* 1: Terre Bleue  / 2: Baukjen / 3: Scapa / 4: Baukjen / 5: Terre Bleue        

Jumpsuit Season

While ’tis the season to be joyful, eat way too much, watch The Sound of Music for the millionth time in those cosy Christmas pyjama bottoms, there’s no escaping that Christmas party at the office or that family party everyone dreads. Instead of wondering which dress to wear this time, I plan on foregoing dresses alltogether this Yule time season, and go for gold every time in a jumpsuit. Classic black, with a lace back, striking crimson, budget friendly, structured elegance or a strapping strapless version, the possibilities are endless! Pair them with statement pieces or fine, understated necklaces, you can dress them up or down as you wish. Feeling chilly? Add in a tailored blazer, and once you escape that party to go dancing, guess what? No outfit change needed! What’s your favourite this season?      

Fashion Dreaming – French Riviera Chic

Most of my childhood summer holidays were spent down in the sunny South of France, visiting every inch and corner between Monaco and the Spanish border. Even now, each year when May comes to an end, summer is round the corner and I start longing for the sun on my skin, sand between my feet and salt in the air, I get this longing to drop everything and just disappear to the French Riviera! All I want is to stroll the little cobblestone streets, eat ice cream, drink rosé on a sun-drenched waterside terrace and dress like Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.   Nautical stripes, clean lines, flowy cuts, all in a palette of white and blue with a dash of red. I may not be strutting my stuff in Saint Tropez just yet, but this weekend, I’ll already start dressing as if I were! Sunnies  /  Cross Body Bag  / Breton Stripe Top / Jumpsuit / Shorts / Cami Top / Sandals / White Crochet Shorts / Dress 

Autumn Favourites

These first few weeks of Autumn have passed, and after all those months of t-shirts, skinnies, shorts, tops and silk shirts, we are all desperate to slip into our winter gear, wishing to be wrapped in cashmere, wool or leather whilst sipping Pumpskin Spice Lattes, hot chocolate and mulled wine. We want to rejoice in our structured coats and wave goodbye to bikinis (until the thick of Winter when we can all start complaining about the cold and long for Spring.), enjoy that thought process of layering, fall in love with that perfect soft knit and hunt for that perfect coat (one for each occassion of course!). Rich colours such as oxblood, camel, sage and navy, paired with black and white remain classics that are true troopers when it comes to compatabilty (hello cost per wear!), so they’ll be staples for years to come. A shearling jacket with a peplum twist, a gorgeous leather pencil skirt, a hipster pair of ankle boots or the comfiest over the knee boots out there, a few well selected …

Baukjen

Now that I am nearing the end of my pregnancy, my mind starts wandering off to the promised land, ie. that non-pregnancy wardrobe that I have been missing for the last 6 months and that I hope, though maybe with a few tweaks, I’ll be able to fit into once again. That combined with the dreary weather and the releases of the visuals of the Spring collections makes that I am spending hours lusting over the new collections and dreaming up new outfits. I’ve recently discovered Baukjen, and their SS14 offerings are what dreams are made off! Founded by Baukjen de Swaan Arons, this British brand felt that there was a need for easy-to-wear clothing that could bridge that gap between casually dressing down and stylishly dressing up, for a wardrobe that allowed you to do both with the same pieces, instead of needing two different sets of items. Or, as the brand says: “It was about building the perfect day to night and work to play wardrobe that had real longevity.” “In a nutshell, I …