04 /11
Scarlet Fever

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Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.’ ~Taylor Swift.

Leave it to Taylor to bring some over-the-top drama to one of my go-to primary colors. Although the truth is ‘red‘ is one of those romantic, enticing colors that can be worn in small doses with any casual outfit – even for women I’ve heard  say ‘I can’t wear red.’ I caught a bit of the scarlet fever a couple weeks ago and here’s a few of my favorite simple ways to add pops of red to any Spring look…


<The Scene ~ A sunny day in Switzerland>


<Daffodils in a shade of blood orange>

Classic Louboutins

<A single pair of classic Louboutin’s>


<A pop of Russian Red lipstick >

Switzerland Savvy Spice

<DETAILS by Dale> Jeans & top ~ Zara (recent), bracelet c/o ~ LILITH & MCRAE, heels ~ Christian Louboutin, highlighted cheekbones with MAC ‘Mineralize Skinfinish,’ lipstick ~ Mac Russian Red (Shop the Post Below)

Is red lipstick a ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’ for you?

Have a great weekend! I’m looking forward to getting back to San Francisco for a visit!  There’s also 2 days left to enter the LVX Nail Lacquer & Savvy Sleepers International Giveaway. Enter Here. ~xo

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04 /07
Style is Timeless

Basel World Savvy Spice White Hermes BeltYou know the sayings: ‘Time is money,‘ ‘time is precious,’ ‘waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.‘ The Swiss seem to value and manage time far more efficiently than Americans. There are clocks everywhere in Switzerland, trains are on time, appointments don’t run late,  ‘free consultations‘ aren’t part of business and when my husband says he’ll be home in three minutes, he literally walks in the door 180 seconds later.

In a land where punctuality is posh and there’s no such thing as fashionably late; it’s no wonder that the world’s finest watch brands come from here. Swatch, IWC, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer, Omega, Rolex and the list could go on, are all Swiss. This brings me to the world’s largest annual jewelry and watch show, Basel World, which was held in Basel, Switzerland last week. I attended a blogger event hosted by Carl F. Bucherer in a light-weight 70′s style shirt dress and tried on wrist candy worth more than my future dream house… Read more ›

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04 /03
Get Atlantic-Pacific’s ‘Party Palm’ Look for Less

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I‘ve mentioned before that Atlantic-Pacific is one of my favorite style bloggers so when she posts a look that I love, I instantly wonder if I can create a similar style with budget-friendly fashion. In 2012, I showed a DIY Creme de la Creme and last year an ‘On the Go‘ look-for-less in Munich.

Her recent look party palm reminded me of a dress I bought last summer and featured in a post called ‘Primal Prints,’ so I can wait to test it again on a summer vacay while sipping a Mai Tai. I loved her take on the simple tropical styling and here’s my top tricks for re-creating your own palm print party dress later this summer… Read more ›

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04 /01
A Pastel Pick-Me-Up

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When is the last time you heard someone say, ‘I wish a Starbucks would come to my city?’ Could you imagine if going to Starbucks felt like a special, rare experience? Last week at a blogger event in Zurich hosted by Starbucks during a fashion night in the city – I learned that feeling is real. After a coffee tasting paired with Swiss chocolate and mingling with new friends, it was time to head home for a bit of hyped up investigative reporting.

I started with a search for Starbucks locations within a 1 mile radius of my old apartment in San Francisco. I found 51! Then I searched how many Starbucks are in the entire country of Switzerland and counted only 31. No wonder it’s more special here, plus the free Wifi which isn’t so easy to come by in the EU. Over the weekend, with my newfound appreciation for a coffee franchise I’ve always taken for granted; I restyled my spring pastels and accessorized with a Skinny Latte… Read more ›

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03 /31
LVX Nail Lacquer + Savvy Sleepers Spring Giveaway!

Group 2You know that moment at the nail salon when it’s time to make a choice between two colors? They’re so similar, almost the same, but as you flip it over to check out the name of the shade; one is just a bit cuter or beyond clever so you go with it!

Last Spring I attended the LuckyFABB blogger conference in LA, (it’s coming up again this Friday). At the end, they give you a gift bag with more beauty products you could imagine, and often won’t use. However, there is one I kept and fell in love with! I used it all last summer in California and took it with me on my honeymoon and all the way back to Switzerland. It’s a lilac shade of nail lacquer by LVX called Legendaire that lasted on my nails well beyond any Essie or OPI I owned. LVX shades are inspired by high fashion and the long-lasting, chip-resistant formula is similar to gel (without the hazards) and it’s even Vegan.  $16 each.

NOW I’m giving away their ENTIRE NEW SPRING COLLECTION plus a Savvy Sleeper Satin Pillowcase. ENTER BELOW – Up to 21 Entries Available!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY: 1 Winner will receive the full LVX Spring 2014 Collection (above) – from left to right: Orchid/Roux/Truffle/Monaco/dOrsay/Cameo PLUS Savvy Sleepers satin pillow case in the color of your choice. ENTER THRU RAFFLECOPTER ABOVE. OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. We cover all shipping and handling. Total Value of Giveaway – $132 Good Luck! 

Update – Congrats to Radmilla U. who won the Fake Bake Giveaway all the way from the Ukraine. 

Hope you had a great weekend! ~xo

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Hi! I'm Dale. A San Francisco fashion columnist, sour candy addict, founder of Savvy Spice and newly married living in Switzerland. I just launched the world's 1st line of unisex satin pillow cases for anti-aging, plus healthier hair & skin called Savvy Sleepers. Stay Savvy Trendsetters! For questions or advertising inquiries, please email me at dale202@gmail.com


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