Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Patterned on repeat

Blazer: Zara
Top: Zara
Pants: H&M
Necklace: H&M
Pumps: Fabiani
Bowling Bag: Belmondo
Belt: Mango


I just love the versatility of those diamond patterned pants. Depending on the occasion they can be dressed up and down. Click here to see how I styled them in a more streetstyle way.
This time I styled them office appropriate by adding those leather buckle pumps that I reshoped in my closet (6 years old MIAUH) and that lovely tailored black blazer. I just love how that hunting green ads that splash of colour to my look in an elegant way. The bubble necklace gives that statement and playful touch.
As a business laywer specialised in employee law and Human Resources Management working for a young and dynamic company its inevitable to exude modernity- in my opinion anyways :-)
Whosoever said that office clothes have to be boring will be disabused!

<3 Ani

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

An old Flame never dies Series with blogger friends #1: Krista from Junkindiggingettinglost

Good morning, everyone! 
I'm super excited to introduce my lovely blogger friend Krista from junkindiggingettinlost for this first week's edition of "An old flame never dies". 

Krista ist a college grad with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and current works in retail management who shares with us how she styles her oldies but goodies.

Hi Everyone,
my name is Krista from junkindiggingettinlost. A blog about my style and diggin' finds. 
My blog is my creative outlet and passion. It's where I share my thoughts, ideas, finds and parts of my life to the world.  Lots of thought and work goes into every one of my posts and I hope my viewers enjoy!!   
My love of fashion started with my grandmother.  I used to love going into her closet and seeing all her pretty things.  I used to love looking at her pictures when she was younger and made her own clothing.  She said she couldn't afford all the new trends, so her and her sisters would make them.  Of course, I was one of the little girls that had 100s of Barbies and loved to cut out my own paper dolls using my mom's old catalogs.  So, fashion and clothing has been apart of my entire life. 

** Blazer: JCrew (1.5 years) / Shirt: Brooks Brothers (1 year) / Scarf: Vintage (1 year) / Boots: Vintage Etienne Aigner (3 years) / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (4 years) / Hat: Unknown (3 years) / Clutch: The Limited (4 years) / Belt: TJ Maxx (4 months) / Leg Warmers: Hue (1 month)  **

This is an outfit I wore to a Tennessee Titans football game on Sunday.  It was the perfect day for the game!  I made sure to layer because of the fall breeze.  All the items I have on I have had for over a year, minus the leg warmers.  Blazers are excellent items to invest in and never go out of style.  They allow you to wear them over and over again.  Layering is a way to shine a new life on old items.  Mixing colors, patterns and textures make an outfit stand out.

Thank you for sharing Krista you look absolutely adorable and make sure to check out her great blog everyone. She is truly a vintage queen, always finds the best thrifts :-)!

PS: If you wanna participate in my series make sure to let me know :-)

<3 Ani

Monday, October 29, 2012

Outfit Under 90€

Faux Leather Skirt: H&M
Blouse: Halhuber
Blazer: H&M
Tights: Asos
Leather Heels: Deichmann
Necklace: Seejewelery
Sunnies: Guess
Bag: Channel

I got this pale rose blazer with bow detailing at the pocket for 20 Euro this summer*SCORE* Actually it's a suit short but for some reason uniforms don't look good on me, so I will use both items individually which is totally fine with me  :-) The faux leather pleated skirt is a good substitute to make this look appear edgier -btw got it for 10€ on the summer sale as well, isn't that ridiculous? Nothing better than shopping on low budget. So the whole outfit (the silk blouse was on sale too hahaha) maybe I should title this post "Sale look"?!) was under 90€ minus the bag :-). My man can be so proud however he is always telling me I spend way too much money on clothes and I don't need any more for the rest of my life *cough*. “I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet.” Carrie my friend- I can't agree more with your wise words :-)
Do you like this kind of post? Let me know what you think and I will do more looks for under 100€.
<3 Ani

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Series: "An Old Flame Never Dies"

Background: Castle Heiligenberg
 Blouse: Forever 21 (12 months old)
Leather jacket: Zara (4 months old)
Skirt: Zara (2,5 years old)
Clutch: Asos (9 months old)
Boots: H&M ( 2 years old)
Tights: H&M (3 years old)
Overknee Socks: Boutique in Netherlands (5 years old)
Hat: H&M (1 year old)


The view on the Alps, lake constance and the castle of my older apartment in Heiligenberg :-)

Having an overfilled closet and some serious high payments that need to be done on my student loans plus my recent broken car for the next half year, I came up with the idea of starting a series "oldies but goodies". Remixing older clothes that has been in my wardrobe for several years and maybe decades that still can be trendy :-)
Sometimes I have the feeling that bloggers are fighting to be the very first one to show off the latest trends or newest articles that were brought out. That might be appealing to those one who have a pretty big budget and no financial duties but for somebody as me who has to pay off stuff it's not possible. I want to encourage my lovely readers to be creative and rethink styling possiblities with some oldies. That is not only a fun challenge but your bank account will highly appreciate it ;-)

What I love about fall is LAYERING and pulling off my looks with opaque tights, overknee socks and boots. Digging out my 3 year old plaid skirt is my loyal signifcant companion during the fall/winter season and that every year. Checked pattern are absolutely timeless and can be combined with a variety of different colours. I picked up the colour palette that is  used  in my skirt and build my look around these colours. The hat and the ruffles on my blouse give it a fun and playful and vintage touch...

How do you like to deal with older items? Do you consider them to rewear them over the years or clear your clothes out every season?

PS: In the next days I will ask some of my blogger friends to participate in that series, I will link them on my blog and that will be so much fun. So stay tune or let me know who wants to participate.  I will contact you then :-)

<3 Ani

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Burgundy unified with Rusty

Babydoll: ZARA
Blazer:  H&M
Pants: H&M
Boots: Görtz
Bag: Vintage

I scored this amazing rusty blazer on sale for 20€. Love that colour for fall and it totally complements with my bordeaux waxed pants and the light rose embellished shirt. Some leopard booties would have been a great match but haven't found the perfect pair yet to purchase so I go with my grey booties that I have been having for a couple of years now.

<3 Ani

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy 3,5 Anniversary to my love

I can't believe that my love and I are together for 3,5 years today. Never did we spend our special day together. As most of you probably already now the Atlantic Ocean aparts us- I living in Germany- my man in the USA.

I have done a video with one of my favourite German songs in the background- of course translated it in English so everybody can understand it. Hope you enjoy.

June 1999 (no wonder he didn't fall in love with me then, I looked totally ridiculous :-D)
We have been knowing each other for over 13 years now. It all started in Corry a lil town in Pennsylvannia where I attended high school as an exchange student. It was the best time of my life and it really widened my horizons plus the most important thing I met the love of my life. Back in 1999 I didn't know that till later in 2008 he added my on facebook and our love story began :-). Chatting via FB and Skype for over a half year EVERY day ( to that time I worked on my diploma thesis) he finally invited me to the Caribean (Saint Maarten) where he studied Medicine.
April 2009 (he looked pretty ridiculous with his goatie and long hair ;-)..)
Since April, 22nd  we haven been inseperable and I am so thankful that our paths got crossed because I couldn't have asked for a better man in my life. Of course it's so heartbreaking not having him with me and I go crazy sometimes when I miss him from the depth of my heart but it's all worth it. I know distance relationsships are not for everybody and you really have to be the type for it. Only one year till he graduates as a Doctor and our common future. I can't tell you how anticipating I am waiting for the day that we can be together every day and doing just normal stuff on a daily basis. Aww how great that will be. The thought of it makes my heart dance :-). Sorry for beeing that sentimental and that lovey dovey type but that's just the way I am :-)
February 2010
July 2010

Nashville Juliy2010
February 2011

März 2011
Switzerland May 2011
August 2012

@Eric: Thank you for beeing my best friend, the love of my life and my soulmate. I couldn't be more blessed in my life. I love you honey..... Happy 3,5 Anniversary and for more wonderful years to come.

Have you ever experienced a distance relationship? How did you deal with the challenge?

 <3 Ani

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Series 3 in 1: Variety of a printed scarf blouse

There is no denying that my printed scarf blouse is one of the most used items in my closet. Past examples are seen (here)  and (here). When I spotted this blouse at the Zara store in the spring time, it was love at first sight and I immediately started planning various outfits in my head. I love that it can take a rather simple outfit and instantaneously jazz it up. Money well spent, since it has been on heavy rotation since joining my way to overfilled closet. Do you like incorporating an item to various looks?
I think I will do a series of how to remix one item into many different looks as we don't have an unlimited budget to get new clothes all the time- well at least not me!!!!!!

Do you like that kind of post? Let me know! I planned on doing this kind of post once a month.

 Blouse: Zara
Leather pants: Zara
Heels: Geox
Clutch: Mango
Necklace: Sheik from HRH Collection

 click (here) if you missed out that post!
and (here) if you missed this one!

PS: I would love if you visit my fb page and click like (here), that would made my day dears :-)