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Holiday Prep Style at the Dolder Grand

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Fa la la la la, the holidays are here. Decor has decked the department stores since late September; but now ’tis the season’ is officially here. I love the Christmas Markets in Europe and decided every weekend in Zurich is a great chance to explore the city.

Last Sunday decked out in my Little Red Riding Hood peacoat and holiday prep-school  socks, we took a tour of The Dolder Grand before a quick coffee date. The Dolder is one of the most luxurious, historical hotels in Switzerland overlooking the city of Zurich rebuilt by world-renowned architect, Lord Norman Foster. Here’s a few reasons to seek out the ‘hot spots’ in your city this holiday season styled in winter wonderland basics…


1. Every City has a Story to Explore ~ I can’t believe I didn’t go to Alcatraz when I was living in SF. Don’t worry if it’s a tourist destination in your city, or a bar in a fancy hotel full of out-of-towners; get dressed up and go.


2. Modern Day Clueless ~ Over-the-knee boots have been hot for years, but this year I’ve been seeing bloggers baring a bit of leg in knee-high socks. Style Tip ~ Wear knee high socks with heels in the same color to elongate your legs.

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3. Swiss Sidenote ~ The Dolder is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary since being renovated in ’08. During the tour, I saw guest rooms and the spa fit for a queen. Bonus ~ Ice-skating rink, golf course, a snail shape meditation room and a beautiful brunch.


Part II Coming Next Week ~ The Coffee Date 2.0 ‘Cappuccino Flirt Ediquette’


<DETAILS by Dale> jacket (old) ~ GUESS (new version here), dress ~ Zara (last seen here), knee socks (recent) ~ H&M, heels ~ Kelsi Dagger, earrings (old) ~ GStage (LA)

Are you getting into the holiday spirit around your city?


Congratulations to Alice T. in Malaysia for winning the Savvy Sleepers + Tiffany & Co. necklace. Thank you everyone who entered. Coming tomorrow - My interview with a LA celebrity stylist with tips how to break into the fashion industry.

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  • http://www.madforfashionforless.com Berty Morales

    Dale, you look gorgeous and I love that red coat. You look so chic!

  • http://www.fashiongentrix.com Christian

    Such a great location and red jacket! Color pop!

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    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Christian!

  • http://www.daringcoco.com Sonia

    That coat is gorgeous! Oh I wish it were coat season still. Actually I wish I was in Zurich!


    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Sonia! Yes, it must be hot in Australia right now :)

  • http://www.ambifashion.com Ambi

    girl you are so pretty ! love you red coat :) xx

  • http://www.beautetude.com Simera

    Gorgeous outfit! And your boots are amazing!

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Simera – definitely find a pair of over the knee socks. I’ve been seeing them everywhere

  • http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com Emmy

    Love the Modern Day Clueless tip:) And how awesome is that peacoat. That colour is fab on you, Dale.

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thank you Emmy! Yes, Clueless was one of my favorite movies back in the day. :)

  • http://happyprettysweet.com Akaleistar

    Beautiful coat!

  • http://littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com Julie

    Cute look, love the red coat. That hotel looks amazing.


    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Yes, Julie it is really pretty

  • http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com francesca romana capizzi

    You look fabulous!!! I want that red coat!!!
    Don’t Call Me Fashion Blogger

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thank you Francesca!

  • abiti da sera

    Very exciting content, but this red coat is very beautiful, passionate. Love it

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thank you Abiti!

  • http://bonjourchiara.blogspot.com Bonjourchiara

    I want this shoes (and lega as yours!!)

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  • Ivana

    you look so lovely! the combo of that gorgeous red coat and those over the knee socks is so adorable…

  • http://www.sarainlepetitvillage.com Sara Louise

    You had me at the Clueless reference!
    Love this look… love the coat, love the over-the-knees, love it all!

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thank you Sara! Yes, I’m a big fan of Clueless too

  • http://www.purrpleivy.com/ Purple Ivy

    Somebody call the police cos you are killing this look girl. That red coat is beyond gorgeous.


    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      haha, thanks Ivy!

  • http://lilliness.blogspot.it/ Lilli

    Hi Dale! I’m into the holiday spirit so much!:) Getting so excited!:) You look super stylish, love the red coat and how you matched it, very classy and refined!:) Kisses dear! xo

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      I’m sure it’s so pretty in Italy Lilli! Thank you :)

  • http://lettersfromlaunna.blogspot.com Launna

    I love the red pea coat… great statement piece ;-)

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Luanna

  • http://ellesees.blogspot.com elle sees

    how gorgeous is that coat??

  • http://www.thespirald.com Diana

    You look soo nice!!! Amazing red coat!!!
    Have a good day dear!

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    OMG I thought you were wearing boots! Such a great way to give your shoes a new look! And way cheaper than buying a pair of knee boots. I’m totally trying this.

    And I LOVE this coat! I just bought a red one myself when I was in Paris in September and had nothing to save me from a 4 day downpour! It’s adds such an easy, fun pop of color to any winter outfit.

    Btw, you look gorgeous. Wedding bliss compliments you well :)

    xo Whit – To Live & Diet in L.A. http://liveanddiet.com

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Yea, definitely try it Whitney. I think it would be perfect for you too in LA. I feel like every time I’ve been to Paris it’s raining. :(

      Thanks for the wedding compliment too.

  • Irene

    I can’t believe that nobody asked which bag you’re carrying:)

  • http://justaddcakeuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Bella

    I love those over the knee socks! Such a sophisticated look!


  • http://www.DoYouSpeakGossip.com Call me M

    Super cute outfit! The socks and the coat make the outfit stand out!
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! :)

  • http://www.ohtobeamuse.com Oh to Be a Muse

    I love this modern-day Clueless look. The knee socks in the same color as the shoes is a great tip. You look so fab in your coat!

    I have been to Alcatraz and it is actually a nice little day trip. Are you ever coming back to the Bay? :)


  • Helena

    So beautiful look!
    I love this red coat!

  • http://www.lattesandlipstick.com/2013/11/style-muse-friday-tsholo-dikobi-of-khoi.html Tanisha Shulamit

    I’ve been wanting a red coat for like forever. Here’s to finding one and yours looks great on you :)

  • http://www.fashionblingandothergirlythings.blogspot.com Tori

    This whole look is amazing!! I am so jealous you got to go visit that castle!! We don’t have anything like that in America! Your hair in these pics is just too cute! So enjoying following your blog! Have a great weekend!


  • https://zazzish.blogspot.com/ Patrícia Marques

    This outfit is like love at first sight! You really look gorgeous!


  • http://cal-a-mari.blogspot.com Mari

    Awh! Great to see another SFSU alum in the blogging world! Definitely following you back via bloglovin:]
    This is such a cute holiday outfit! I love the over the knee socks look! I would definitely try it out if I weren’t afraid of my thighs getting cold, but it’s such a cute look! I also definitely agree with you there on seeing the sites, I still have quite a few to check off my list in San Francisco.

  • http://www.moicontrelavie.com Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Great look – I love the red statement coat paired w/ the knee socks. Too cute! <3

  • http://love-lindsay-wilcox.blogspot.com Lindsay Wilcox

    I have a similar coat that I love, and your legs seriously look like they’re a million miles long. I love the “Clueless” throwback! :)

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