Savvy Spice http://www.savvyspice.com International Fashion Blogger, Fashion Columnist, & Candy Connoisseur Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:36:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Gone Glamping http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/gone-glamping.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gone-glamping http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/09/gone-glamping.html#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:36:21 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5878 Gone Glamping



A few months after I was married we were staying back at my old apartment in San Francisco one night when suddenly the power went out. It was an especially cold night so I started lighting candles everywhere, searching for extra blankets

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Gone Glamping

A few months after I was married we were staying back at my old apartment in San Francisco one night when suddenly the power went out. It was an especially cold night so I started lighting candles everywhere, searching for extra blankets stuffed into a closet when my husband said, ‘I feel like I’m camping.’

After that comment, I haven’t officially taken him on a real family camping trip sans hot showers and Nespresso. Maybe next summer. Did you have one of those parents who loved to take you camping as a kid? Don’t get me wrong, I love the great outdoors making smores and hiking until my calves ache, but camping was always a tough week for me. Of course ‘Glamping’ is a different story and this weekend as I traveled to the US, I dressed for a casual Labor Day on the road…

<DETAILS by Dale > Location – Switzerland / MANGO Jeans / GEOX Shoes (Lowtop Version here on Sale) / Beverage Accessory – Info coming soon / Zara Jacket (see more of my faves below) / Top - Forever21 (last year) / Savvy Sleepers satin pillow case / Retro Fiat

Hope you’re having a great Labor Day whether you’re chilling, grilling or ‘glamping’ this weekend.

See you later this week from Denver & California,

~xo

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When life gives you lemons, how do you handle it? Whip up a batch of lemonade or squeeze it into a vodka soda and call it a day? Over the weekend, my husband made a grand announcement that after two months of

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Life, Love & Lemons

When life gives you lemons, how do you handle it? Whip up a batch of lemonade or squeeze it into a vodka soda and call it a day? Over the weekend, my husband made a grand announcement that after two months of nearly non-stop rain in Switzerland, news stations declared ‘summer is officially over‘ here.

But it never even started!?’ I whined. I’ve been waiting since May. If you grew up in California, you will never know how spoiled you are weather-wise unless you move. So while I was savoring a few hours of sunshine yesterday painting my nails on the patio, suddenly my San Francisco friends were awake at 3 am posting – Earthquake!!! While most were only shook up and Savvy Sleepers headquarters is still standing; sadly Napa and Sonoma counties had major damage.

That’s when I saw a look of panic on my husband’s face and learned something new about him – he’s totally scared of earthquakes. So I hate the snow and he’s terrified of tremors as we split our time between Switzerland and San Francisco. Makes sense. But that’s life and with all of terrible tragedies across the world right now – complaining about rain showers seems crazy. Plus, there’s always a few instant pampering pick-me-ups rain or shine. Here’s my favorites this summer…

Vibrant Nails ~ Loving this shade ‘Orchid‘ by LVX on my favorite lime lounge chair from Ikea

Lemonade Shades ~ Summer weather here might be scarce, but I have plenty of hot pink and yellow in my wardrobe

Vintage Finds ~ A sheer vintage top from SF’s Mission District and my favorite Black Hills Gold ring I’ve had since I was a teen, but lost in ’09. My parents luckily found it this summer in their house!

Lighten Up ~ This summer, the darker the skies, the lighter I want my hair. Hence the increase in highlights at the hairdresser requesting, ‘sehr sehr hell’ in German which means ‘very very light’

There’s No Place Like Home ~ I can’t click my feet and be back in Nor-Cal for a day, but it’s hard not to smile when I look down and see these sparklers

< DETAILS by Dale > vintage top – Clothes Contact San Francisco /  Franco Sarto flats (hand-me-down) / HoboTheOriginal bag c/o Use code ‘Makeover15‘ for 15% off entire Hobo collection /  Michael Kors Watch (similar) /  Cruciani Infinity bracelet c/o / Zara shorts / LVX Nail Polish c/o

While any sunshine often fades into stormy evenings, I’ll never forget the first summer of my life in Switzerland cuddling on the couch during cool rainy nights sipping hot Lipton tea – with a lil sugar and of course a slice of lemon. How has your summer weather been and have you ever felt an earthquake before, either in San Francisco yesterday or somewhere else?

~xo,

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And when I say ‘fix,’ I really mean like a 2-hour Band-Aid. Raise your hand, or just nod, if you’ve ever suffered from social anxiety? There’s even a definition for my entire high-school existence, and maybe your’s too, in Wikipedia called a Wallflower. ‘A wallflower

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5 Tips to Fix Social Anxiety at Any Age

And when I say ‘fix,’ I really mean like a 2-hour Band-Aid. Raise your hand, or just nod, if you’ve ever suffered from social anxiety? There’s even a definition for my entire high-school existence, and maybe your’s too, in Wikipedia called a Wallflower. ‘A wallflower is a shy or unpopular individual who doesn’t socialize or participate in activities at social events. He or she may have other talents but usually does not express them in the presence of other individuals.’ Sound familiar? 

This week I attended a launch party for a beautiful new boutique in Zurich called Little Black Dress, wearing a little floral Zara dress. The super-chic shop was packed with fashionistas. If there’s one oh-so-posh and polarizing similarity in fashion events I’ve attended from California to Europe; it’s that the social setting can be quite intimidating! I went to most events with my sister back in Cali, but now that I’m in Zurich I often go alone. Here’s my top 5 Tips for handling social anxiety whether you’re in junior high, college, at a professional work event or about to attend your 30th high-school reunion… 

The SceneLittle Black Dress boutique grand opening just as the event was starting in Zurich. Now, the tips…

#1 – The Pep Talk ~ Maybe it’s in your car, on a walk, or taking a break in the powder room. If you’re in an uncomfortable social setting, give yourself a little ‘I can do this,’ pep talk. My best advice is to pretend you’re an actor whether you’re channeling Leo in Wolf of Wallstreet or Zac Efron in High School Musical is up to you, as long as you have a confidence boost. Wouldn’t it be nice if Jamba Juice could offer that boost along with protein and energy?

#2 Rest Assured You Always Have a Security Blanket ~ AKA Your smartphone. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or sitting alone feeling awkward, you can always check-in to Comfort-Zone-Central for a few moments. Just hop on the social media destination of your choice.

#3 A Smile is Social Anxiety SPF - When in doubt whether you’re walking through a crowd or standing around, just smiling in itself can be an ice-breaker. It shows you’re in a good mood, willing to talk, and not taking life or the event too seriously.

#4 Body Language Speaks Volumes ~ Crossing your arms or uncomfortably holding one like I’m doing here makes you look unapproachable, insecure, or super cold so try not to close yourself off physically. Shake hands, wave across the room if you see someone you recognize and it never hurts to start a convo with a compliment if the crowd is a bit frozen.

#5 Be Yourself, Even if that Means Being a ‘wallflower’ 75% of the Time ~ Toward the end of the event it was packed. Suddenly there was a surprise choreographed performance of ballerina dancers who danced from inside the boutique, then across the street in silk robes performing in front of the crowd, traffic and everyone! It was a beautiful New York style surprise I loved. It’s also something I could never do!

Final Thoughts ~ If you’re a wallflower, stay happy and comfy around your circle of friends, but every now and then it’s SO important to get out of your comfort zone whether it’s an event, public speaking engagement, reunion, or _________(fill in the blank).

Have you ever considered yourself a ‘wallflower’ at some point in life?

Have a great weekend! See you Monday

~xo,

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Are you afraid of the dark? Between watching ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ growing up; by the time I was a teen, I was a total scaredy cat! While Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world, there’s not a

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Nightmare on Whimsical Way

Are you afraid of the dark? Between watching ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ growing up; by the time I was a teen, I was a total scaredy cat! While Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t spot a perfect location for a horror film or an eerie setting for a scary story to tell around the campfire.

In case ‘American Horror Story‘ ever decides to shoot a season in Europe; here’s a perfect Swiss location I spotted over the weekend. A boarded-up abandoned farm house just beyond the murky lake. Check. Cowbells in the distance just a few hundred feet from an active shooting range. Check. A wilted ‘pick-it-yourself’ wildflower patch complete with a rusted barrel, knife hanging from an old rope, and slot to deposit your coins in case you find a tulip worth taking. Check. Swampy shores, rats, train tracks. Yep, yep, perfect setting! Thankfully, I was wearing a pair of neon lime skinnies and a whimsical water-color sheer top to lighten the mood. Welcome to the spooky side of Switzerland…

<DETAILS by Dale> top – MANGO / H&M Jeans / Rebel lipstick by MAC / Mulberry purse (old) / Michael Kors Watch (Similar Here) / Trina Turk bracelets (Banana Republic) / Nine West Heels 

What movies or books scared you most as a kid and gave you nightmares? Reading ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz was bad, but for me, Silence of the Lambs took the cake. 

Hope you had a great weekend! ~xo,

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When it comes to your diet, how do you label yourself? Vegan, vegetarian, Gluten-Free, or a classic ‘picky’ eater like myself. In my mid-twenties living in San Francisco, I tried to hide the fact I was a ‘picky eater‘ every

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Pepsi-Cola Chic

When it comes to your diet, how do you label yourself? Vegan, vegetarian, Gluten-Free, or a classic ‘picky’ eater like myself. In my mid-twenties living in San Francisco, I tried to hide the fact I was a ‘picky eater‘ every time a fancy-schmancy California fusion hotspot opened. But my faux shellfish allergy would only go so far and hiding tuna belly under kale leaves was a daunting task during dinner parties. At least it’s more accepted now to have major dietary restrictions.

Although in Europe, every country has its own specialties that are just too much for my palate. Bratwurst and sauerkrautjust can’t do it…without a liter of beer. Escargot and frog legsAhhh! No way. Veal Wienerschnitzelnope, I don’t eat babies. I know I’m an unadventurous picky eater which is why I was completely surprised when we visited Poland last weekend and I ABSOLUTELY loved all the traditional specialties. Here’s our ‘Weekend in Poland Part II’ styled in stripes and sipping the most popular soda in town, Pepsi-Cola…

<‘Catch that Pepsi Spirit’ - That was the brand’s 1980 slogan btw, but Poland is the first place I’ve seen since the US in the 90′s with Pepsi sold EVERYWHERE. Check out this ‘Beach Club’ we saw on a walk to the lake in South Poland>

<Country Side Casual – Red, white and blue sundress, a denim jacket & classic white Converse>

<Berry Picking following an afternoon downpour>

<Do You Know Your Berries? From raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries, you name it, I thought I knew them. But these are called Johannes Berries (or red currants)- part of the gooseberry family in Europe including Poland. They’re a bit sour like cranberries – have you ever had these?

<Polish Vodka Anyone? – An outdoor bar near a campsite at the lake in S. Poland>

<Do your weekends fly by too fast? Here’s a secret - I had NO internet the entire weekend out in the country and my husband, his family and I sat on patio drinking tea, exploring, and I even learned some Polish. Most importantly, the day seemed twice as long compared to weekends with my iphone>

<My Favorite Restaurant in EuropeKarczma Opolska Strzecha I loved everything here from the Polish Borscht beet soup, Pierogi dumplings, Polish ‘krokiety’ (croquettes). Definitely try traditional Polish food if you ever get the chance, especially if you’re a picky eater>

<DETAILS by Dale> Zara dress (last season) / Cruciani Angel Heart bracelet c/o / Pepsi GMT vintage watch / Converse /  33Knots Light Blue Prayer Bracelet c/o / Baby blue lace hair tie6D Hairties c/o (Made in the USA)

Do you consider yourself a picky eater or do you have a special diet you’re trying?

Speaking of diets, check out some of my friends’ latest blog posts! Nia of Naturally Nia here in Switzerland just wrote about what is was like to go TOTALLY VEGAN for A WEEK and Whitney of To Live and Diet in LA just broke it down in Don’t Be a Dietary Label Whore. Have a great weekend! 

~xo,

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Did you know August is ‘National Hair Loss Awareness Month’? Sure, they have a month for everything but the non-profit hairfoundation.org did a study on women’s degrees of concern about hair loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households) Here were the

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Closed! ~ Savvy Sleepers Pin It to Win It Giveaway

Did you know August is ‘National Hair Loss Awareness Month’? Sure, they have a month for everything but the non-profit hairfoundation.org did a study on women’s degrees of concern about hair loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households) Here were the results: 

Extremely Concerned 19% / Somewhat Concerned 24% / Slightly Concerned 28% / Not at all Concerned 29%. I know I’ve been in the ‘slightly to somewhat concerned’ category in the past and for anyone who’s thought about switching to a satin pillow case, we’re having our first Pinterest Giveaway that ends tomorrow!

PINTEREST GIVEAWAY!
To Enter – Follow us on Pinterest 

Pin One image from our Savvy Sleepers Board by Aug. 15th 2014.

3 Winners will win a standard Savvy Sleepers Luxe Satin Pillow Case which are extra-gentle and ultra-smooth for hair preventing breakage and loss during the night. Ends tomorrow – Aug. 15th at Midnight PST. Thank you for entering!

Winners will be chosen by random.org. We’ll notify the winner through your Pinterest contact info and shipping is on us. US only. To know about future giveaways, discounts, and news first, sign up for our Savvy Sleepers Newsletter.

~xo

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What is your number on the ‘high-maintenance’ scale? I consider myself relatively easy going, but let’s just say the term ‘not a happy camper‘ and my name were used synonymously growing up during summer vacations in National Parks across California, Utah and Nevada. So

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Walk on the Wild Side

What is your number on the ‘high-maintenance’ scale? I consider myself relatively easy going, but let’s just say the term ‘not a happy camper‘ and my name were used synonymously growing up during summer vacations in National Parks across California, Utah and Nevada. So when my husband and I planned a weekend in Poland to visit his grandpa in the country side, he told me it would be ‘super hot’ with lots of mosquitoes, huge bugs, and the ultimate ‘roughing it‘ buzzword – no internet.

So I saddled up and packed my carry-on for the summer cottage in Southern Poland. Thankfully, my skin’s level of fake tanner and shimmer lotions have made it a natural repellant to skeeters for years and ‘super hot‘ in Europe is the equivalent to a typical summer day in California. Without going into detail about which one of us had a ‘major afternoon allergy attack,’ mosquito bites head-to-toe and a swollen ankle thanks to a nasty spider; here’s a quick tour through our weekend in the beautiful country side, my first time in Poland, which I loved…

<Morning Walk to the lake right after my husband told me theres ‘a lot of tics in the area‘>

<A Wild Koi Fish Pond>

<Country Girl Accesories -  Rusted wooden chair, cognac leather bag and classic denim jacket>

<The Color Family Rule – Mixing leopard print sandals with a mini floral print dress>

<Lakeside Latergram Pics + a Messy Fishtail Braid>

<DETAILS by Dale> Banana Republic Bucket Bag c/o / H&M dress (recent) / Zara sandals & belt (old) / AG Jeans denim jacket c/o / LVX Nails c/o / Prada Sunglasses

Did you go camping growing up or have a special place in the country you visited each summer?

Hope you had a great weekend! See you Wednesday.

~xo,

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Savvy Sleepers Now Sold in the World’s Largest Blow Dry Chain http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/savvy-sleepers-partners-worlds-largest-blow-dry-chain.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=savvy-sleepers-partners-worlds-largest-blow-dry-chain http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/savvy-sleepers-partners-worlds-largest-blow-dry-chain.html#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:28:14 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5732 Savvy Sleepers Now Sold in the World’s Largest Blow Dry Chain



After long hours, plenty of phone calls with their headquarters in Canada, a new retail package designed by my father-in-law, and regular Haribo gummy bear breaks; I’m excited to share a new Savvy Sleepers partnership! Our luxe satin pillow cases are

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Savvy Sleepers Now Sold in the World’s Largest Blow Dry Chain

After long hours, plenty of phone calls with their headquarters in Canada, a new retail package designed by my father-in-law, and regular Haribo gummy bear breaks; I’m excited to share a new Savvy Sleepers partnership! Our luxe satin pillow cases are now sold in the world’s largest blow dry chain - Blo Blow Dry Bar! 

Savvy Sleepers were first inspired after the dramatic difference I noticed in my hair and skin after sleeping on a hand-sewn satin pillow case recommended by my Aunt Jean – a hair stylist who had been sharing her hair care secrets with me since my first highlights at 16. Now that Savvy Sleepers are specifically sold as a beauty investment to help protect blow outs in the world’s largest blow dry bar chain, it seems like one of those perfect ‘circle of life‘ Lion King moments.

Savvy Sleepers are already available in these Blo Blow Dry Bar Locations: W Hollywood, California / Austin, Texas Fifth St. / Woodlands, Texas / Tampa & Miami (Brickell) Florida / Charlotte, North Carolina / Shreveport, Lousiana / Gaithersburg, Maryland / Chelsea, New York NY. pic via

Big thanks to Blo Blow Dry Bar for giving our growing beauty startup from San Francisco a chance and my family for helping with the nitty gritty logistics in Nor-Cal. Follow us on Instagram for the latest news, beauty & bedding by our Marketing and Social Media Director, Brittany! For yesterday’s official press release by our Chico State PR intern, John Riggin, click here.

Thanks for all the support since our launch! It is REALLY REALLY appreciated. See you Monday…

~xo,

 

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Casual Basics in Berlin http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/shredded-denim-summer-2014-casual-style.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shredded-denim-summer-2014-casual-style http://www.savvyspice.com/2014/08/shredded-denim-summer-2014-casual-style.html#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:28:36 +0000 http://www.savvyspice.com/?p=5704 Casual Basics in Berlin



‘It was labor day weekend I was seventeen – I bought a coke and some gasoline - And I drove out to the county fair.’ In a Tim McGraw nutshell, those were my ‘Something Like That‘ summer years as a teen. There’s something about a

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Casual Basics in Berlin

‘It was labor day weekend I was seventeen – I bought a coke and some gasoline - And I drove out to the county fair.’ In a Tim McGraw nutshell, those were my ‘Something Like That summer years as a teen. There’s something about a white tee-shirt and ripped-up jeans that takes me back to my Nor-Cal country roots. While I’ll miss California’s hot August nights this year, exploring new European cities on weekends has been a welcome treat from the non-stop rain here in Switzerland and crazy weather everywhere.

California is on fire, Switzerland is flooding, but last week Berlin was hot and a bit balmy when we visited. Here’s a quick city tour, plus distressed denim on-the-go before we hopped in a cab to the airport. PS – If you’re ever traveling to Berlin, Tegel Airport is the fastest most efficient airport I’ve ever seen…

<The Scene – Berlin, Germany>

<Super Casual - A white tank and distressed denim is one of those outfits I throw on when I’m in the mood for pure comfort. The look can always be styled-up with a pair of heels>

<Sightseeing in Berlin where the taxis all seem to be Mercedes painted the same shade as a Manila folder>

<One of the most well-known landmarks in Germany, the Brandenburg Gate>

<DIY Shredded Denim? I’ve had enough near disasters with old Levis and a cheese grater trying to create my own ‘distressed denim.‘ There are so many ‘ready made shredded jeans,’ I prefer to buy like these by Mango>

<Auf Wiedersehen for now Berlin, I’ll definitely be back>

<DETAILS by Dale> jeans (recent) MANGO (exact pair on sale below) / Nine West heels (black here)/ H&M tank / metal screw cuff bracelet (Zara) / vintage watch / yellow Cartier trinity bracelet / MANGO clutch / Prada Sunglasses

Is distressed denim a summer ‘do’ or ‘don’t’ for you?

~xoDale

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There were many moments in my early 20’s (aka the pre-filter years) where I avoided photos with direct sunlight on my face at all costs. I finally got the blemish situation under control (I’ll get to that later), but my

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How to Avoid Travel Acne

There were many moments in my early 20’s (aka the pre-filter years) where I avoided photos with direct sunlight on my face at all costs. I finally got the blemish situation under control (I’ll get to that later), but my skin still tends to revert back to teenager mode when I travel.

I’ve always been jealous of those friends who say, ‘Oh, I can just wash my face with any bar of soap and my skin is fine.’ But for those of us (guys and gals) that have temperamental travel skin, here’s how to keep it looking clear on any summer getaway. After testing multiple products this year – I’ve found Murad is a big winner especially for travel:

  • Hotel Water – I’m convinced my skin is truly sensitive to water in different cities. Either it’s too drying or will barely wash off my makeup. After testing Murad’s Clarifying Cleanser for the past 2 months I love it! The face wash is strong and ‘fights blemishes,‘ but I recommend using eye-makeup remover first. It gives skin that tingly feeling and the Murad Mattifying lotion is an absolute MUST during the day. It truly hydrates while keeping skin matte for men & women. I’ve been using it all summer, plus it’s oil free.
  • Skin Savers in the Sky – On our last transatlantic flight from the US back to Switzerland, I woke up as we were about to land feeling gross. I looked over and my husband’s skin looked perfect, clean, refreshed and not greasy at all. ‘Wow, your skin looks so good!’ I said. ‘I know, it’s my beauty secret for flying,’ he replied coyly before spilling his tricks. Here’s what he used: Murad Cleansing Wipes 1 in the beginning of the flight / 1 at the end. I highly recommend these cleansing wipes because I’ve used other brands and never saw results like his.
  • Skin Confessions – Traveling or not, I believe in getting a handle on constant breakouts through a great dermatologist. It can make all the difference and save you years of trying over-the-counter/infomercial products that don’t work. In Nor-Cal – I highly recommend Dr. Dans who I saw in San Francisco and in Chico, CA – Brent Hopson is amazing. While everyone has varying opinions on the medication Accutane, it is has helped so many friends, family, and myself in the past that I highly recommend it. It’s a commitment and can have side effects, but it’s the only medicine that ever worked (long term) for me. If you use it and have excess dry skin, I recommend La Prairie Cellular Time-Release Moisturizer (1 container can last up to 6 months and it’s the most hydrating moisturizer I’ve ever used).

Hope this helps. Please share your own skin saving products if you’ve ever been prone to breakouts?

~xoDale

 

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