I’m so excited today, because today I have launched the Facebook page of my personal style consulting services called Dressed by Lu!
If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out and make sure to follow! You’ll find daily posts and inspirations about how to live a more beautiful, stylish and empowered life! (And who doesn’t want that, I mean c’mon?)
So, it seems my last blog entry was a little too dark for you guys. Nevermind, I can totally understand. I’m also more a lover of summer & sun than winter & snow (even though I do look forward to fondue season…yuumm!).
Taking your feedback on board, I thought I’d pick something more cheerful today and what can be more cheerful than a bright yellow bag?
(The answer is supposed to be “Nothing”. In case you have something different on your mind, please leave a comment and let me know!)
Oh my, I can’t believe it’s mid September already! And looking outside, I think I have to wave goodbye to summer with a weepy heart.
Maybe you know this dull feeling. You realize that you can no longer enjoy being outside whenever you want, and as a consequence, you feel that subliminal anger that you won’t be able to wear your summer clothes until… well, next summer (and next summer seems ages away from now!).
Luckily, there are some things in fashion that seem to be lasting all year long. This year it is the floral print trend.
Hope you are all having a good week. I am personally super busy right now to develop the website for my personal style consulting services. So busy that I have to remind myself to be disciplined and write something new for my dear readers.
So here you go! Today, I picked a garment that has had a bit of a resurgence recently: the chambray shirt.
You might have seen it in your favourite magazine and thought: “Oh! Denim shirts are back!” (see an example from GLAMOUR here). But, in fact, denim and chambray are not the same thing. Okay, both are made by weaving white cotton yarn through indigo dyed cotton yarn, so they are fairly similar. However, they differ fundamentally in their weaving techniques.
Denim is diagonally woven (check out the inside of your denim jeans and you’ll see!), while chambray is plainly woven. The diagonal weave of denim produces an overall denser and more rigid material, while chambray is much lighter and softer on the skin.
I hope that you are all enjoying this sunny August. Well, if you ask me, there is no way to let a summer season pass by without swimming in the ocean or a lake. Lucky enough, I have a big beautiful lake in front my door in Zurich (ok, not literally in front of my door). I love to lie there and watch the people go by. You have to know that if there is one thing you can do extremely well by the Zurich lake, then it is to WATCH PEOPLE (I’m such a stalker, haha)!
Last time, I noticed that a lot of ladies actually wear pretty beach cover-ups when they go to get something from the kiosk. These beach cover ups are all about looking chic by the water, and they come in all varieties (dresses, tunics, rompers etc), colors and fabrics.
If you happen to live in a city by a lake or in a seaside town you’ll know that it can be really crucial sometimes to switch from a beach to a presentable look quickly. And even if you live more inlands, I’m sure you own some sort of beach cover up that lies in your closet waiting to be re-used and you’ll keep saying to yourself “I’ll wear this on my next vacation” (and then decide to pack something else instead).