Monday, November 19, 2012

An Old Flame Never Dies #3

 Sweater: Mango (5 years old)
Plaid Blouse: Zara (3 years old)
Skirt: Promod (3 years old)
Boots: Vintage (over 30 years)
Bag: Fries & Company (2 years old)
Sunnies: Esprit ( 0,5 year old)

I did it again, I was shopping in my closet and it didn't pay a penny :-D. This time I found this super cute sweater with its fine puffy detailing on the shoulder, two lil pockets and those red buttons that I got in Budapest when I was studying there back in 2008. It was the best time ever and great memories arouse and warmed my heart when I hold it in my hand again :-)
Ok, when I tell you that those brand new vintage patch boots, that were a gift from my ex bf's mom (she got them in the 70's and never wore them), went to seed in my basement for probably 7 years and got super moldy, they were in laundry detergent powder water for a week hahaha. What was I thinking to leave them there? Anyhow, they forgived me and grace my shoe closet since then. They are so unique and I haven't seen anybody with similar boots so far.
Hope you like with what I came up with?

If you wanna see my previous oldies but goodies looks click here and here.
I would love to encourage my blogger friends to reshop their closet, so far Krista, Jenny and Suzanne joined my series and I am super excited what you will come up with. If you wanna participate, let me know!

<3 Ani

Thursday, November 15, 2012

dots and lace

Dress: H&M
Tights: H&M
Bag: Belmondo
Wedgies: Zara
Jacket: Orsay
Necklace: H&M

I knew I got a lot of use of this dress when I spottet it at H&M. I wore it already a la country style see (here ). This time I styled it in a more chicer way with my black suede wedgies and added a playful touch with the dots tights, aren't they cute as hell? The pink necklace gives it a colourful nice finish.

<3 Ani

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An Old Flame Never Dies Series with blogger friends #3

Hey my loves! I'm excited to introduce Suzanne from Suzanne Carillo Style Files, for this installment of the "An old flame never dies" series! 

Hi, I'm Suzanne and I have a blog called Suzanne Carillo Style Files. My blog previously was called Bisous (French for little kisses) as that is the name of my design/scrapbook company. I started my blog initially for marketing my designs which include illustrations for the crafting industry, stamps, stickers and scrapbooking papers. I have been dedicating more of my time towards my newer interests which are jewelry design and fashion. I began focusing more on fashion through my blog about 10 months ago. For years I've styled my friends and family so this was a very natural progression for me.  In the future I'm hoping to offer image consultation helping others discover their own personal style. In the meantime on my blog I'm having fun putting together outfits, creating style boards, designing jewelry, drawing illustrations, making cards, crafting some DIYs and maybe a bit of scrapbooking from time to time and other bits and bobs from my every day life which includes a husband from France and a "baby" ( I call her a baby but really she is now in her 20's in dog years, oh how they grow up so fast!) pug called Zoe. 

I want to thank Ani for letting me participate in this feature. I love Ani's colourful style and fab European backgrounds in her photos. I always feel a bit like I've travelled when I read her posts.  I think her idea to feature older pieces that we have been neglecting in our closets is timely due to the current economic crisis and the fact that not everyone has an endless fashion budget or loads of companies shipping them free products. With the upswing in vintage shopping it's the perfect time to start realizing that there are pieces of clothing that can be considered timeless classics that you can literally keep for a lifetime if you look after them well and stay away from the junk-food aisles.
 Dress - Boutique

Slip - Skirt from H&M
Shoes - Juicy Couture
Bag - Melanie Lynn
Necklace - by me

Okay... here is the oldest item in my closet and a true timeless classic. I bought this dress for my high school graduation. No joke. I don't want to get into exact dates (Lordy NO!), but it suffices to say that both myself and the dress would be considered vintage. I was sweet 16 when I bought and wore this dress to my graduation ( I graduated earlier than most because I skipped a grade. Yes...I used to be smart). I bought it from an exclusive woman's shop in the mall where I worked and told the saleswoman at the time (whom I thought was super old and I'm sure she was much younger than I am now! Sigh...) that I wanted something classic and simple but unique. Yes, it's true that I've always known what I wanted. I'm sure if you've read my blog you're not surprised by that little tid-bit.  You know you've really bought a classic piece when you can wear it so many years later and have it still look good. I know, I's a miracle it still fits! Granted, it was looser when I wore it when I was just 16, but I'm still able to move freely in it without worrying something will pop or explode. Other than my hip (just kidding). I updated the dress a bit by adding a lace slip (it's actually a skirt but I'm using it like a slip) silver belt and one of my wearable art pieces, a fabric necklace that I've pinned to the neckline. I still adore the lovely detailed draping and open back of this otherwise very simple black crepe dress.

Thanks for sharing Suzanne and make sure to check out her blog and her lovely statement necklaces everyone, I'll  guarantee you won't be disappointed!

If you wanna participate in this series, let me know!
<3 Ani

Monday, November 12, 2012

Big and little dots

Coat: Zara (5 years old)
Pants: Asos (new)
Pumps: Boutique in Budapest ( 4 years old)
Sweater: Romwe
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: H&M

I spotted this pants on a blogger and added it in the same breath to my asos bag. Isn't it super cute with the bigger dots in the front and the little dots in the back? It can be styled in so many ways. Paired with the striped sweater and the elegant and classic white coat it definitely appears feminine and chic.

Have a lovely start in the week and thank you so much for your lovely support :-)

<3 Ani

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Diy Project. Painting on canvas with acrylic

 If you want to make somebody's day and looking for a great gift, paintings on canvas is a great idea. I find so much pleasure in painting. I usually don't have the time for it or lack of inner inspiration but sometimes it just overcomes me and I need to grab a brush and give my creativity full scope. It was like that on sunday where I did this painting for one of my besties for her birthday. All you need is some labels from wine bottles, glue, some colours in white, green and oxblood, that's it well maybe some skills too hehe ;-)
 Referring to the costs is pretty inexpensive but the outcome is priceless. I'd always loved to give my loved ones sth special and painting is where I put my love into.

In Vino Veritas- In wine there is truth

Do you enjoy those kind of posts? If yes maybe I will do some more paintings. I will probalby share the paintings I have done so far with you in the near future :-)

<3 Ani

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Black in Black

 Blazer: Orsay
Skirt: H&M
Blouse: Halhuber
Boots: Zara
Necklace: Seejewelry

Usually I don't go for a complete black look as it might appear too harsh and gothic. I associate black with sadness and it just doesn't fit my witty personality. In order to appear more girly and feminine I experimented with different textures and structures. The outfit  looked better in person as it does on the pictures though :-)

PS:L I had such a pretty bussy week at work that I will catch up with looking at your blogs at the weekend :-)
<3 Ani

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An Old Flame Never Dies with Blogger friends #2

Good morning Everyone!

Wednesday can't begin better with starting my "An Old Flame Never Dies" series with this pretty lady and my dearest blogger friend Jenny from crazystylelove.

I am so excited that the wonderful Ani has given me the honour of participating in her clever "An Old Flame Never Dies" series.  My name is Jenny and I'm a girly-girl with a penchant for all things pretty.  Crazy Style Love is my personal style diary of my daily fashion choices.  My style is very feminine and my closet is full of classic silhouettes, bright colours and statement accessories.  

I instantly loved Ani's idea for this series.  I truly love to shop, but I'm also on a budget, so sometimes I need a reminder that I don't always have to buy new things. I can still get my shopping fix by shopping my closet and trying to pair old pieces in new ways.

Thank you again for having me, Ani!  I can't wait to see your next look, and also who you feature next week!

 Jacket: Club Monaco (7 years)
Top: H&M (2 years)
 Skirt: Club Monaco (8 years)
Handbag: Chanel (5 years)
Shoes: Nine West (3 years)

Thank you so much for digging out your beautiful oldies for my series Jenny. Make sure to check out her blog which exudes feminity, elegance and extravagance. She is surely one of my favourite bloggers.

If you want to participate in this series let me know!

<3 Ani

Monday, November 5, 2012

Those boots are made for walking.......

 Dress: H&M
Plaid Blouse: Orsay
Leather Jacket: Boutique in Serbia
Tights: H&M
Belt: Orsay
Boots: Vintage

I am a huge country music fan, a passion that my american boyfriend has roused in me, it is just something that connects us. And serisously what would be country music without cowboy boots? They just belong together like a "butt on a bucket"- German idiom for the pot needs the lid ;-)
Got those vintage cowboy boots with lovely detailing from a vintage store on ebay and I just LOVE them. Paired with my super cute laced dress and that checked blouse I am ready for some good old country music  YEEHAW! :-) I even listen to it in the office and driving my coworkers nuts hahahaha, that's passion, huh? ;-) I just have the feeling when I listen to it, that my boyfriend is with me and not over 6000 miles away from me, ok I better stop with my lovey dovey NOW :-).
What are your favourite country songs if at all hahaha? Let me know so I can check them out.
Thanks and hope you enjoy this look!

<3 Ani

Friday, November 2, 2012

"An Old Flame Never Dies" # 2

Hat: H&M (7 years old)
Fur Cardigan : Zara (8years old) 
Skirt: H&M (11 years old)
Bag: Vintage (30 years old)
Boots: C&A (8 years old)



Yeah as you can see winter hit Germany with some sweet snow :-).......
Anna-Lena- my sweet and talented photographer and sis of choice summoned me after I was shivering from the cold and making really weird grimaces in the cam to stopp being a pussy and making my viewers assume that I am having fun  IOI (yeah right) :-D. How smart she is with her 14. Anyways this shoot was done in less than 2 minutes in our garden:  Grith your teeth and get to it with a SMILE hehehe ;-)

Oh how I loved this paid skirt back in high school. I wore it all the time and then it got lost in my parents wardrobe for probably the last 8 years. It has classic and timeless checked pattern and colours -especially elements of burgundy THE fall colour this seasonn. Combined with different brown hues I am forearmed for the winter. I think faux fur and checked pattern will never go out of fashion, this cardigan with the faux fur collar is on heavy rotation ever since I got it  8 years ago :-)

My outfit doesn't look old at all, huh? If you wanna participate in my series (click #1 to see the 1st look of this series) and wanna show us your oldtimer but goodies, let me know :-)
Krista from junggindiggingettinglost started it last tuesday here

<3 Ani 
PS: linking up to the boot challenge of  marionberrystyle