Wednesday, December 26, 2012

An Old Flame Never Dies with blogger friend SAM

Hola fahionistas. Are you ready for this Hollywood VIP laywer from tomorrow? Not only is she beautiful like hell but smart as a fox so of course I am beyond amazed that my fellow lawyer blogger friend Sam from Sam ipsa Loquitur  is aboard when its time to digg for your oldies but goddies in my edition of "An old flame never dies". 
Ok, so what makes a blog interesting? 
A captivating style of writing with engaging and original stories which reflect life and experience with a huge dish of HUMOR Sam: CHECK
Creative fasciniting and inspiring fashion style that are eye candy. Sam: CHECK
So you say beauty and intelligence paired in one is not possible? Hell yeah Sam makes it possible! CHECK CHECK CHECK :-)
Oh and she sews the most adorable bed quilts BUT her domestic skills have capable of improvement till she stops sewing herself hehe ;-) I know that I will wrap my future babies in her lovely handmade blankets *happy*
It is indeed a declaration of love for my sassy nuggets blog :-) But check it out yourself and you know what I 'm talkin' about :-) 

 Jacket: HauteLook (2 years old) | Turtleneck: Target (a million years old) | Skirt: Forever21 (3+ years old) | Boots: Charlotte Russe (3+ years old) | Tights: Target (1 month old)

Hello fleurani-ans, I'm Sam! I'm a third-year law student, a crazy dog lady, a huuuuuuge college basketball fan, and a brand new baby blogger at Sam ipsa Loquitur. By "baby blogger" I mean I just started a few months ago, I don't actually blog about babies. I'm terrified of babies. Aaaaand I'm already off topic. I about peed my pants when Ani asked me to be a part of this series, because I've been following it from the start and I think the concept is so much fun. You guys already know this girl is a pro at putting together gorgeous, sophisticated outfits, so after I remembered that I'm fully potty trained I went into straight-up panic mode wondering what the heck I was going to wear.
This was especially hard for me since I've been systematically eliminating (okay, donating to Goodwill, but "systematically eliminating" sounds so much Jason Bourne-ier) my clothes from undergrad. My college experience was a parade of frat parties and disposable F21 dresses, and that does not translate well for business casual environments. It also doesn't really translate well for a big-kid budget - even $15 dresses need to last more than one wear. I don't really know how I pulled it off in college, except that I lived almost entirely off Cheerios, popcorn, and Velveeta shells & cheese cups since I didn't know how to cook yet, so my grocery bill was basically nonexistent.
Even though I've gotten rid of quite a bit, there are some things in my closet that I just can't bring myself to get rid of, so they have to adapt to this brave new world of semi-professionalism or perish. And by semi-professional, I don't mean that I'd ever wear a sequin mini and thigh-high boots to the office --- okay, I see what you're thinking! "Suuuure, Sam... law school... right... is that what the cool kids are calling strip clubs these days..." Trust me, unless they're in the market for girls whose go-to moves include the shopping cart and the sprinkler, it's a no go. What I meant is that I wouldn't be totally humiliated if I ran into someone I work with while wearing this outfit. After all, I'm 24, I'm not dead.
Some things are just beyond saving, but if you find yourself trying to transition your old clothes into a new lifestyle, here are my top tips for making those semi-slutty clothes from yesteryear appropriate for your grown-up (okay, semi-grown-up) self:

If It's Short
Add opaque tights or jeans if it's tunic-length. 
Add shorts or a skirt and wear it as a top if it's really questionable.

If It's Tight
Try to wear dresses as a top, and tuck it into a skirt.
Wear longer, blouse-y layers over a tight skirt. Cover your bum! Add tights if it's also a #1.

If It's Sleeveless/Strapless/Crazy Low Cut
Layer it with a printed collared blouse, a turtleneck, or a cami and top it off with a blazer. Blazers are your friend!

Thanks, Ani, for letting me hang out on your blog today!

And for teaching me fun German words. Miauh!

And for being your beautiful, sassy, blonde/brunette bombshell self :)

Thank you for this wunderbar  contribution to my blog today Sam, YOU are just so glamourisish :-D

PS: If you wanna be a part of this series, let me know!

<3 Ani


  1. Congrats on being in your last year of law school! Great tips for the professional environment. Have a fabulous day, Sam and Ani!

  2. Fab styling, Sam! Swinging by in a bit!

    Kisses and hugs from :

  3. That sequin skirt is adorable!

  4. GIIIIRRRRLLLL I love ya so much :) You're too sweet to me. And my mom got me a little plastic finger guard so I won't sew through my fingers anymore ;) Hope you're having a wonderful time with BF and your weather isn't as awful as ours! xoxo

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

  5. What a lovely feature on your dear friend. The mini skirt is very cute!

  6. Whip smart & spankingly chic as you Ani....I love her style!!!!


  7. Such a fun outfit! Thanks for introducing me to Sam!! She had great style!

    xo Jenny

  8. I've just installed iStripper, so I can have the best virtual strippers on my desktop.