Jan 18, 2018

Shop…YOUR CLOSET

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

January. THAT time of year when you make resolutions and vow to up the ante on your life.

First on the list is usually your closet because let’s face it nothing can elevate your mood faster  than putting something on that makes you feel beautiful and confident. (At least that’s what your clothing is supposed to do). Yet, we often walk into our jammed packet closets and exclaim “I have nothing to wear! “

Now before you hit the mall looking for the next item to add to your already packed wardrobe or start shopping online at warp speed might I suggest  that you “shop your closet.” Yep, you heard me. Go into your closet and take a few of your absolute favorite pieces and pair them with items that you haven’t before. For example:

You have the perfect blazer that makes you feel fabuuulous. It’s tailored to perfection and you always wear it with the same pair of jeans,so why not try it

  • with another pair of jeans in a different color or shape,
  • or dress it up with a basic pair of black pants and a really dressy blouse.
  • mix it with a sweater instead of a tee or maybe
  • add some amazing statement jewelry

The thought of using what you already have isn’t revolutionary but we all get stuck in this mindset of wearing the same items over and over again and NOW is the perfect time to shake things up a bit and use what you already have …in a new and different way. With all these options you may find yourself walking into your closet and thinking…A closet full of clothes and I have so so much to wear.” Revolutionary.

Here are a few examples that I hope will get you running into your closet and doing a little remix of your own.

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Take your basic black and make it NOT so basic

Add a sparkle top with jeans and your wool jacket. *(usually reserved for evening.. wear for daytime)

 

Add a dressy blouse instead of your everyday tshirt

 

Mix textures in a monochromatic hue

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Aug 21, 2017

Let there be LIGHT

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

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A closet is just a closet said no Glamour Girl EVER! Seriously?! Closets can easily be our favorite room in the home because they house all of our favorite things. If you arrange your closet so it’s easy to navigate (translation-organize by clothing category (blouses, jackets, skirts. etc.) and sub category by color  your closet will provide you with a sense of calm. Reallllly! It’s almost meditative when everything is in it’s proper place and you can find what you need in an instant. Ommmm! Now if you really want to take your Glam Quota up a notch or three why not consider a little bit of overhead lighting to help shine some light  on your items not to mention it’s the perfect finishing touch to any closet space. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.

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Image courtesy of The Ivory Lane.com

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Aug 7, 2017

Dreamy Drawers

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

If you’ re looking for a way to start your day with a little less stress how about…organizing your drawers. You know the drawers filled with your bras, panties, socks, and such. It’s an amazing and easy turn of events to have everything organized and in clear view so you can just pick and choose with the greatest of ease. Not only does this give your mind some much needed morning clarity but it will aid in getting  you ready and out the door in no time flat. Now I know there are some of you that say: ” BUT it’s so much easier just throwing it all in the same drawer and sorting through it everyday to eventually FIND what I’m looking for.” Right. Which bears asking the question: CAN you actually find ANYTHING? This whole organizing of the drawers by category doesn’t take oodles of your time to do in fact it will be time well spent and save you time in the long run. So here’s a few easy suggestions to get you going toward organizing the drawers of your dreams.

1. Organize by category

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2. Within each category organize light to dark. O.K. I know this sounds like I’ve gone all ADD on you but trust me not only is it a time saver BUT it looks pretty.

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Image Source via Pinterest

3.To fold or not to fold THAT is the question: Fold panties. Bras lay flat and fold under straps. Socks-roll up. And…if you have any fold slips. 4. To step up your drawer style why not line them with contact paper,tissue paper., fabric or wallpaper remnants.

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Image Courtesy of Madeby girlblogspot

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Jun 13, 2017

Summer Shoe Shuffle

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Put those pumps away!!!!

It’s time for the Summer Shoe Shuffle.

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Summer is just days away so NOW is the perfect time to shuffle your shoe closet bringing sandals front and center

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Jan 30, 2017

Clothes Pin-Update!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

What ever  happened to the good old clothes pin? I remember as a young girl the smell of clothes hanging outdoors in the Summer air being held onto the clothes line by clothes pins. I KNOW this makes me sound like I’m a 100- but stay with me for a moment to think about air drying your garments  outdoors (which P.S. in the day was not only environmentally savvy but when you brought your clothes indoors they had the most lovely scent of summer-a wisp of floral and fresh air-it was heavenly). When I came across this perfect way to display your scarves I went nostalgic for a simpler time when clothes pins were a laundry room staple and life was a tad simpler.  Maybe it’s time to bring back the clothes pin and hanging our garments out to dry when the weather gets warm.  Just a thought-but a nice one at that.

For an Instant Update-here are a few ways to insert the clothes pins of yesterday for multiple uses TODAY!

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Hanging Hats Image Courtesy of a Pair and a Spare Blog spot

 DIY

1 yard stick +1 bag of clothes pins+1 can spray paint= Instant hanging fixture.

Time allotment less than 1 hour. Cost Under $10.00

Clothes pin + a yard stick Paint and way lah instant hanging fixture

Image courtesy of MyDomesticDaybookBlogspot

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Oct 7, 2016

Inside the closet Of Nina Garcia…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization
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All Images courtesy of Architectural Digest

Nina Garcia (Editor of Marie Claire and Project Runway judge) is always perfectly put together and her comments on Project Runway are direct and to the point so it’s really no surprise that her closet should follow the same discipline. Nina’s  Manhatten  apartment was featured in Architectural Digest and of course we had to take a peak inside of her fabulous closet. It’s a designers dream and organized within every inch.

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Dec 3, 2015

Tis the Season of Bling

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

jewelry 3jewelry storage 2jewlery-storageIt’s the season of bling. If there’s any time of the year to bring out all the glitter and glam… this is it.  Now the only problem with said situation of wearing all your beautiful bling is FINDING all your beautiful bling. Because let’s be honest what Glamour Girl doesn’t have more than a bevy of beautiful sparkly pieces to wear at any given moment.  To that end I thought what better way to share ideas of how to store your most treasured  items then to share some sensational jewelry storage ideas

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Mar 24, 2014

Spring Cleaning…..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

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Jan 8, 2014

Closet Cleanse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

It’s THAT time of year again. The last box of Christmas wrap  is finally in storage and that beautiful Christmas tree that you were so excited about a month ago is  now sitting on the curb waiting to be picked up by the recycler.

Since we are on the topic of recycle why not peak into the hallowed halls of our closet and see what needs to go and what needs to stay. It is a New Year and as fashion changes by the seasons so does our closet.  Really take a look and as Tim Gunn would say EDIT! Let’s get rid of anything that you haven’t worn for at least a year and  make some room for new items.  I know this is a little tough  love BUT you will be so much happier after the closet cleanse  when you venture back into your wardrobe and find items that you can wear NOW! For a complete step by step closet clean up click onto: 

 http://www.gotoglamourgirl.com/2010/01/08/closet-caper/

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Jan 7, 2014

Closet Envy…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The start of every New Year brings about the need to cleanse. Not only do we want to clean up our diet from all the oodles of sweets and treats we devoured during the holidays but our closets could do well by a bit of cleansing as well. I mean do we really NEED that skirt we bought on sale from 5 years ago that still has the tags on it? Maybe you will wear it SOMEDAY.  I want you to just give some thought to all the pieces hanging around  your closet that you haven’t worn in eons. It’s just a thought. We won’t do anything right now. Promise. Just give yourself sometime (say a day or two ) and see if you could “embrace” the idea of donating some items to a worthy cause or even selling it on eBay or Thread flip. In the meantime… here are some closets to inspire you and get you in the mood to upgrade. It’s a New Year ..How does the saying go: “Out with the old in with the new!”

 

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