Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
My God, moments like these are like morphine. They are just so filled with everything wonderful in life and seldom do I feel so high on 'here and now' as with these two boys, a evening filled with moments like this.
1. coat: Marc Jacobs, cashmere sweater: Soft Goat, cashmere shawl: Hermés & bag: Louis Vuitton.
2. cashmere coat: MaxMara, sweater: Zara, knee bots: Phillip Lim & bag: Hermés.
3. jacket: Prada, jeans: H&M, hat: Masion Michel Paris, bag: Louis Vuitton & boots: Ugg.
Which one is your favourite?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
found here) must be one of my best investments for this season. The fur on the back and at the front (not real fur) makes it so much warmer then just a normal wool coat and I love the uniqueness in design with the interesting back.
I'll do my best to try get a discount code for you readers!?
UPDATE!!! Use the code: Stina25 at this place and you'll have 25% off any item until Sunday, including this coat!
(boots: Christian Louboutin, jeans: H&M and bag: Hermés)
UPDATE!!! Use the code: Stina25 at this place and you'll have 25% off any item until Sunday, including this coat!
(boots: Christian Louboutin, jeans: H&M and bag: Hermés)
This is how I wore the hat two years ago with little baby Alexis!
Now, off to girl lunch! Talk soon!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
You can find it here.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Strive for it.
And always go your own way.
One day your life will flash before your eyes.
Make sure it's worth watching.
(pic: 8 month pregnant in South of France this summer, shades: Prada and earrings: here)
Friday, November 29, 2013
Hermés 30 & Louis Vuitton Alma BB
- Hair brush
- Agenda from Hermés
- Wallet from Chanel
- Little black purse for pills and small things
- Shades from Celiné
- Key ring from Dior
- Pen from Montblanc
- Lipstick Tom Ford and pen: Esteé Lauder
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I can't wait to wear this combo again though, but with nicer shoes and then let my man snap a better picture of it.
I took my youngest to vaccination yesterday and he reacted to it and has been sick and awake pretty much the whole night and since I also feel so so, I might just take a cosy day at home with the children. If my oldest goes totally bazooka at home, we might need to go out and burn that energy of his.
(coat, Rodebjer, here , jeans: H&M, shades: Céline, bag: Hermès & boots: UGG)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I love when clothes are just not clothes but something unique, something creative and original. This warm wool coat has (fake) fur all over the back and on half of the front!
I've of course already used it this morning when taking my youngest for vaccination. All of you who follow me on Instagram (stina_auer) might know how, the rest will have to wait a little to find out!
(coat: Rodebjer, you can find it here)
I also took the opportunity to check out the Sorel (model 1964 seems to be the warmest and the best) which probably is the second pair of warm boots I will end up with since we're celebrating Christmas in the alps with some friends and since we've got a house now. It feels like you need two pairs: the UGGs are the best choice for everyday use like walking the dog in the morning, taking the car to go shopping, picking up Alexis from his future kindergarden - and the Sorel is for when we're hiking (M would love that), skiing, being out for many hours in the snow, rainy/snowy cold days.
I currently wear Bally's curling boots, bought initially 1999, but they're no longer warm enough for me here. Far from it!
I checked out each one of all of the links and advice you dear readers suggested and there was a LOT of very good advice out there and I could have got most of your recommendations, but since I needed them like 'yesterday', I had to go for the KSFW part I that was close to my reality and easy to purchase.
So going from cold feet in the morning to warm feet in the afternoon felt like a blessing. I combined them with my skinny jeans and my lovely green fur shawl in cashmere/wool mix.
If you're also looking for what to buy to keep your feet warm - be sure to read through all of this before!
Monday, November 25, 2013
So ... my wonderful expert readers, once agin I need the advice from you all and hopefully we can all help each other to keep us warm this winter.
What do you have on your feet that is super warm during the winter period?
I went directly and tried out a pair of UGG's. I bought my first and only pair 2002 when they hit the world and became popular and ever since I've sworn to not buy them again since every teenager also wear them all around the globe. But seriously, they are dead comfortable, easy to put on, warm ... I tried the longer version in black suede and they are actually pretty okay if we're talking about the aesthetic point of view. M think I should get Sorel or Moon Boots since he is sick and tired of me always being cold, but I mean you need to be able to wear them to my city life also and Sorel and Moon Boot is too much the Alps and skiing. Or?
What's your thought and advice, I'm eager to find out and I think we all are eager to hear one anothers view in this!
We've hosted two dinners and was invited to one yesterday. M and me has also rinsed even more, clothes (here), furnitures and you name it. Our philosophy is: What we haven't used or though about the last six month, needs to have a objective evaluation if it really should stay, be given away to friends, charity or being sold. We have one moving truck and everything needs to fit in, which in our current situation feels impossible.
But it's very liberating going trough ones belongings like we do. And what will not be kept by us, can be loved by someone else.
In the same time, we're also in the progress of decorating our new ... HOUSE!!! YES, we bought a house! It's totally crazy, but a lot of fun and I love living life as spontaneous and sometimes crazy as we do. We always have ten things going on in our life and though it can be frustrating, believe me, it's never boring.
The house needs some things to do to fit our taste, but as we will move straight into it, with two small children and we can't live in a building chaos - we have to take some steps here and there. But we will have lots of space, a garden and lot of fun things to decorate! I'm thinking eclectic, beautiful, original and dynamic as lead words for what we want it to look inside. But most of all, it needs to feel loving and as a wonderful home where everyone feels welcomed! The best part is: even if a house many times is a final destination, for us and in our heads it's our first house and we're planning to enjoy it for about three years and then move on! My God would I be bored otherwise! Never stop moving and developing, in your mind and in your life - we have one journey during this lifetime to do as humans and we will for sure make most of it!
This is by the way what I wore yesterday to our dinner invitation at some friends place. Love the fur which is ten times more stunning in reality!
(fur: Mink, pants: H&M, wool sweater: Ralph Lauren, bag: Louis Vuitton and heels: Christian Louboutin)
Thursday, November 21, 2013
mine here and combined it with a simple t-shirt and killer heels. I've also been wearing the casual velvet blazer with my skinny blue jeans and a white top. Can't get much more easy, yet sober, well dressed and chic.
Hope you're all feeling fabulous! Tomorrow it's Friday!
Hope you're all feeling fabulous! Tomorrow it's Friday!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Perfect, becasue my man has ordered me to go through all my things. Again. Apparently he does not want to move with 40 boxes containing only my clothes ... I don't understand what he mean ... he he he
But things that I haven't used in 6 month or have forgotten will have a second thought and might end up You Know Where by now, in Stina's Vintage Store. Some of you always say you dream of my closet, et voila! It's served - often for 1/5 of the original price.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
"Humble enough to know I'n not better then anyone else and wise enough to know that I'm different from the rest". - unknown
Always strive to go your own way!
Have a lovely day!
(coat: Salvatore Ferragamo & shades: Karen Walker, here)
Monday, November 18, 2013
I really love him from the bottom of my heart, and every time I see him, my whole body reacts to his look, his smell, his flesh. If we only had more time for each other, i believe the third child would already be on its way. Blink. (But no! - no more children for a long time, if ever (!), but i'm just saying ... passion is dangerous, it comes with consequences!)
here. Love them! Enhances all outfits to perfection!
Like most kids, Alexis is so fascinated by animals. Exotic animals like tigers and giraffes, just as well as the farmers. I got him this adorable, handmade sweater from here, when Leon got his little angel outfit.
In most scenarios Alexis is either 1. eating, 2. not eating at all, 3. want to be a dog and eat at the floor (very common) which he is strongly forbidden, 4.eating but also testing us all the time.
All of this while Leon is either 1. being all bubbly and cute in the seat, 2. screaming and are just plain unhappy in the seat, 3. is feed by me while I'm trying to eat, 4 sleeping.
I mean, it's just so chaotic the only thing you can do is 1. love it, 2. accept it, 3. laugh about it and have a glas of wine or a beer.
I also got these posters for our new home, one in each child room. Simply fun, pedagogical and smart to look at when learning languages.
Posted by Stina Auer at 9:13 AM
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I have so much I want to show you, write about etc, and it feels like the only thing I'm saying now a days is that I don't have enough time, but seriously - I don't. But talk soon! Have a lovely Sunday evening!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I made a choice years back to publish 99 percent of all comments coming in, postitve as negative since I feel it gives the blog a more real feeling of dynamic and I'm most certainly not afraid of a different mind then mine if it is expressed in a sincere and respectful way with a meaning behind. I like that and appreciate to take parts of someone else's opinion or way of look at things. But lately I've had two stalkers poisoning every post I make and many of my followers comments. Yes I call them stalkers, why else would you spend your time doing something frequently, which obviously upset you to the extend that you have to visit it multiple times per day and write nasty things about me or my readers (mostly I delete cruel comments that are not for me). It must be either a stalker or a totally insane person('s) who probably has no social education and was brought up badly, maybe without love and compashion since I can't find any other reasons why you would do something which irritate you to that level that you actually have an physical act so as take your computer and spend time writing something that initially is created to hopefully hurt the receiver. It's crazy! Totally absurd! Luckily that sort of people never gets to me. In that way life has made me tough and you need this sort of filter when you grow older, because some people will always try to bring you and others down. They think their own life, their soul and heart will eventually grow or feel better when doing so. No need to point out that you must be quite fragile to think that life works in that way.
These two readers, (M is not only a skilled bank engineer, he is also a computer and internet hacker and IP addresses, names, cities are so easy to track if you know how) spend so much time hanging in front of my blog, writing just foolish things. If they only knew that their stupidity and sincere hate goes in through my eyes and out through my ears without even spending time in my brain. Because I see through people like that and honestly I could not care a %€&%, but in the other hand I always feel sorry for those who have not come further in their own life. It must be such a hard reality to live in.
Many years i spend through this blog, writing about things like this in particular: negativism in yourself, jealousy and what that ingredient will do to any human. It's a decease, a horrible one who will damage the one carrying it more then the ones affected by it. I've worked hard in my own life to take most of these feelings away and to never let anyone less spiritual educated try to bring me down, or anyone else for that reason. Actually, it's mostly annoying if anything, since I always feel I like to write them a comment back which in the end takes time away from answering the ones that are in reality more interesting. Like this post, I would rather have enjoyed publishing something more inspirational or fun.
But to clear some things up that seems to be a nail in the eye for some. I'll write questions to myself to answer.
- Stina, why do you very often wear sunglasses. It's November! Explain.
- Well, many reasons. I wear them because 1. I have many good looking sunglasses and I love to add them as a fashionable detail. 2. I have migraine mostly every day and sharp light, lamps, daylight etc is often very hurtful and therefor I use them to ease my burden of pain. 3. I don't like to go around and squeeze my face like a lemon since UVA and UVB light exist all year through (!?). The sun doesn't only shine in June and daylight is sometimes more sharp in combination with snow. 4. Sometimes they make me feel more anonymous which I like how double that can sound since I'm the author of this blog. The best way is, I have no obligation to explain why i feel like that, so I'll just tell the fact that they do and leave it at that. So there you go. You will never see me without some colour on my lips and seldom without sunglasses. Just accept it.
- Do you know what Fair Trade chocolate is Stina?
- This question is so ... lame, the way it was put, but I'll answer it. I started eating Fair Trade chocolate many years back since my father is a hobby chocolate expert and always shares everything new that's coming up in the world of chocolate. Often his interest is fallen on more exclusive ones in rarity or taste where the cacao bean has been produced in some new way or with new flavours. I don't know anyone who eats as much chocolate as my father ... Not very seldom in a bio/ecological way or with a focus on the human and nature rights that so often is the case in products which cost a little bit more and are developed from a resource where being aware is more important then ever.
I've tasted some really nice ones and like them very much and If they were more vividly spread in the world and our cities, supermarkets etc I would very gladly go for that option much more then I tend to do. The problem with today is that when I get a chocolate craving, normally in the store, I take the best there is to offer (here often 85% or 90% Lindt). But I am very much for all things we can do in the world to highlight the areas needed. The problem is very often that the propagandist are so into their things that instead of making the rest curious and say "if you like chocolate I would like to take the opportunity to introduce to you another type of very delicious chocolate that also take strong parts in the human and natures right, because the chocolate industry can be just as destructive as .... etc, etc" - that's how you introduce and make people curios and wanting to change. Not to say, "ohh your eating this chocolate, so you don't care about human rights and our nature or how it's produced, how can you not be more aware of ... etc". That's a very un- intellectual way of promoting something and changing the mind and the habits of people since you're making them feel like they've done something wrong intently. You have to study a bit of physiology maybe to get what i mean, but reverse physiology can very often come useful.
No, let everyone stand up for their own choices and care more about how you yourself act, think and behave. I'm sure no one is perfect in all areas, we can all be inspired from one another if we are intelligent in how we're getting our massage out there.
Many times a nasty personality can be as devastating as pillaging a rain forest in the long run just. Think about it.
- This, this and that makes you look older Stina.
- Well that's your personal right to think what you want, but who on earth did say that i strived to look younger? I dress in what feels good and it never occur my mind to dress or look either older or younger? My dressing is an aesthetic way of expressing myself just that day and my style goes from different types depending on mood, what inspired me there and then, practicality and other circumstances. Have I ever written in this blog that I want to look younger? Never, I like my age and I would never like to be younger (only when I drink cocktails the night before).
- You answer comments so late!
- My blog is a passion - not a must. I am a mother of two small children. I have a life beyond this blog but always takes time sooner then later to answer as many as I can as soon as I get a calm moment for myself without ten different must that actually is more important to get my life and my families life going. The blog is a big part of me and I love the interaction we have together, but It can't be something that is stressing me. I'm too old in that sense, I know what to priorate. And I like to feel pleasure when answer my readers which i make sure I do. Many blog owners don't even answer their followers so please give me some credit there!
- I am so disturbed by your being Stina!
- Well get the hack out of here then! Really, you will not be missed and I actually think it would benefit your own being since you would have one ingredient less of negativism in your life (and so would we). Go and punch a boxing ball or something to get out all of that frustration. And welcome back if you've learned that being irritated on other people will only bring negative aspects to yourself and since bad attracts bad you will have even more of that in your life. Try to change and you will find out how amazing life can be when your trying to develop and strive to become a more balanced, happy, calm person who tries to see the best in people and trying to neglect the rest. OR: use me to train on, from now on you are only allowed to find something nice to write every time you want to punch my face and write how stupid I am!
Have a wonderful day.
stina (in sunglasses of course!)
(coat: my own design, knitted top: Phillip Lim, shades: Celiné & bag: Hermés)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I got too eager and did not here, but took the first around the corner. Because when I get an idea I need it pronto and it ended up with not only did I need to get back 30 min after I was done since it was 3cm longer in the back, but I also realise she cut the right side of my fringe so bad I hardly don't know what to do with it. Gooohhhh ... Not fun. Especially not when you are like me and need things to look good easily and fast. I hate uneducated people when you're buying a service (because even if it was not he best, it was not some horrible place either.). Feel like black talking their name here, but since I believe in doing the opposite to situations like this/negative people/stupid people etc, I will not but suck it up and be grateful that I am creative and that my hair grows fast, it can't be fun selling a service when you feel like you can't deliver expectations of result!
To change subject: this is what I wore the other day by the way, a lovely, aubergine coloured silk dress with a perfect autumn-ish neck.
(dress: Greta here, boots: Rodebjer & bag: Louis Vuitton)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
(Thank you Dear Lousie for the enormous bag of Swedish "saltlakrits" and Schweizernöt that was found in my post box yesterday. 100gr of the best Swedish chocolate is already gone. Before yesterday's dinner! Naughty Stina ...)
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I have in all foggy brain activity hardly taken any pictures these days, when I'm this tired, my inspiration is zero. So the only two I can offer you is parts of my outfit on Friday night when I wore this silky leopard dress with my lipstick heels.
Friday, November 8, 2013
"People only rain on your parade because
they're jealous of your sun and tired of their own shade ..."
Have a wonderful Friday evening readers. I will, with the worst night since Leon arrived (slept two hours this night, some crazy 9weeks phase or?), try to have the time of my life tonight!!!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Two mega fun things are happening; I'm getting a hair cut (striving for a shorter page then last time) and in the evening we have a babysitter for both kids and meeting up some crazy friends for a lovely dinner at one of my favourite places in Zürich and some longed for partying! Last time was in November a year ago so my God do I think this will be fun??!!! Yeeaaaahhhh!
(vest: Zara, sweater: Davida.se ,scarf: Mum's old, bag: Gucci & boots: Acne)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
But it's been amazing, this journey that i've done, being a full time mother for quite some time now and also going from one child to two in a short amount of time.
Suddenly Alexis is not a little baby, but a young little boy with feelings, a stubborn will and his own fascinating personality. It's so remarkable to follow his development, even though the reality not always is filled with roses and we have, like with all children, to guide and correct him all the time which is harder then anyone can ever believe that has not gone through the same experience. He is a remarkable little person, mostly so kind, smart and helpful, but can also drive me insane. The typical "terrible two"tantrums comes every day and we're both trying to find way to handle them and now, finally, I see that we understand them better, both of us.
But this is my life. Pure, honest and simple. Ten percent at most to myself and all the rest to the children and to the family. It's the toughest job I've ever laid my hands on, yet the one that I love beyond words and that comes with so many roller coster moments where happiness can switch to all weird tough feelings in a moment.
I can't wait for Alexis to start kindergarden (dagis) in Feb-Mars, both him and I needs it. Then next autumn, i will come back to work a bit and hopefully take on some interesting project I've been longing to do but have had nor energy nor time to do.
Picture cavalcade: 1. Today I deserved this cake from the best place - Sprüngli, 2. a sick little Alexis snuggling up in my bed, 3. a sick little chubby Leon in close up, 4. "a table"- lunch for Alexis, 5. we spend a lot of time there, 6. Alexis looks at Finding Nemo, his focus can reach to approximately 20min, 7. Kaninen (the rabbit) is always with Alexis and therefor he needs regular disinfection bath (scchhhhh), 8. Leon again, 9. a little part of me, 10. my beautiful, from inside out - boys. The meaning of life.