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


  1. I love your tights/bootie combo and seriously you look so darn cute in that hat!

    Pearls & Paws

  2. I still wear clothes from high school (and I'm in my 20's now!) If it still fits and is of good quality, I don't see why not. I love that you reuse old pieces- this outfit is so cute!

    Life Unsweetened

  3. Thanks you dear! Following you back on GFC!!
    BTW nice look!

  4. this is so cute! don't worry I still wear clothes from high school too..everything comes back around!!! love the background..beautiful!


  5. Oh, I feel you on student loans! I feel exactly the same way - blogging can't be about buying something new every day, it's not sustainable. I love finding new ways to wear what I already have. If I didn't, getting dressed would be such a bummer.

    AND ANOTHER THING... you look good in HATS?! Seriously, life is NOT fair ;) Great outfit, lady!

    Sam ipsa loquitur

  6. I love that colour of yellow on you. It's so flattering.

    I agree that within the blogosphere it's very difficult *not* to want to buy something new every week to show off. Nevermind that you can't afford it.

    There are lots of key pieces in my wardrobe that I've had for years that I won't get rid of unless I seriously gain or by some miracle (please please please) lose weight. I find that if I buy a very high quality dress I can keep it for literally 20 years (yes I'm *that* old) and it'll still look great. The trick is making sure you can still fit in it : )

    I'd love to participate in your series. : ) Let me know more.


  7. Awwwwwww what a refreshing post....definitely an eye opener for all of us Ani!!! Who would think that any of these pieces you put together are old....they look so cool, chic & new to me! As you have noticed I have never been in that "always new" bandwagon, cuz I have college kids to raise hahah!


  8. Well aren't you just adorable?!?!?! :) LOVE your blouse and skirt and these photos are beautiful! Gorgeous girl :)

  9. Personally, my best days are often when I have "rediscovered" a long forgotten "treasure" at the back of my closet!

    BTW... this is a truly wonderful ensemble. So feminine. How does your husband stay away?

  10. This outfit is adorable and I LOVE the hat!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  11. Love the colors in this outfit & I am obsessed with that jacket!! You look gorg! Have a fantastic weekend! I think we all could be better about styling our older pieces & saving ourselves some money:)
    xx, amy

  12. You just get cuter and cuter every day! I love the colors you chose here but my absolutely favorite is the hat!! You look gorgeous!!

  13. Such an adorable look, love these warm colors. I wish I could take my big closet from Russia with me, so I could try my old stuff on:)

  14. I LOVE that you are pulling out older clothes that you have and making them stylish.... I was beginning to think I was the only fashion blogger out there that didn't have enough money to buy every new thing that came out! So I always pull out my older stuff and see what I can do with them!! You look so darling I am completely in love with that hat!! So your husband is in medical school!? Mine hasn't started yet he applies this fall! Where does your husband go to school?

  15. I really need to do what you are starting! A new trend by pulling out older items from your wardrobe that really are not old, but just probably are missing to be worn! I LOVE your skirt and how you paired it with tights and socks. The quilted jacket is also one of my favorites, great Zara find! The warm yellow blouse looks amazing on your skin tone, and with the red lips - Beautiful! Have a lovely Friday and weekend!


  16. Hey Girl!! Love this new series idea!! To me it is easier for people just to showcase new stuff all the time. A true stylemaker gets invented! This is want you are doing. Love it! I would love to be apart of it in anyway I can. Hope you are feeling better.


  17. Love this idea! I've been trying to rework summer items in my closet so that I can wear them during the fall and winter. It's gotten me layering pieces together and creating new silhouettes that are very different from what I would normally think of. A good exercise for the brain and bank account :)

    xo Alex

  18. Your outfit is gorgeous! :)

    Laura xo

  19. love the entire outfit! i'm your newest follower on GFC and bloglovin! hope you visit and follow me too? i think you'll like my outfits :)

  20. Gorgeous, absolutely stunning and utterly feminine!
    A big hug!


  21. You are timeless! I love this classic feel :-)

  22. so cuuuteee :)

  23. This is a super great outfit! Love it!

  24. Ani, I applaud you!! I love that you take your older pieces and show people they can still be trendy and look great. I completely agree with you as much as I want to show off the new trends I cant on my budget. You look amazing and thank again for sharing this.

  25. Lovely outfit, Ani! That ruffled blouse is such a pretty color, and the hat looks fabulous on you! What a gorgeous castle in the background. I enjoy seeing how others remix older pieces in their closets and how they wear a favorite item multiple ways. Thanks for following me on Bloglovin'... I'm following you back! :)

  26. I think you've done a fantastic job, and that looks like a brand new outfit =) And you look amazing!
    I especially love that shade of yellow - It's gorgeous!
    Following you now, do visit me and follow back if you like what you see :)

  27. The idea of this series is very fresh !! Love it !

    The items are still fantastic after all this time !

    Much Love
    The Heiress Blog

  28. Beautiful, soft and very ladylike colour combination, love it


  29. I would not have guessed that these items were not new! Great idea to pull out those timeless pieces and rework them. I think the color of that yellow is perfect for you, and you look so amazing in a hat!

  30. Ani, this is such a fabulous idea! I can definitely get caught up in buying new items, but that's because I'm a shopaholic! :) I was like that long before blogging. It's so good to be reminded that we don't always need to be wearing new items. I LOVE your outfit here. I love all of the beautiful colours you have put together!

    xo Jenny

  31. LOVE that skirt! And your hat is just precious! :)

    Ani, thankyou for visiting my blog! I would appreciate if all you lovely ladies would come check out "Sable's Trousseau" I am just starting out and would appreciate some positive input! :)


  32. Great look, fabulous background!

    Kisses and hugs from :