Aug 9, 2019

Good Grief

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The term “Good Grief “has been ringing in my ears as of late. I must confess that I have been MIA for the past 2 weeks due to my Mother’s sudden passing on August 1, We celebrated her life on August 6, in a beautiful service and buried her next to my father, who died a mere nine months to the day of her funeral.

Sadly, I have taken residence in grief for quite some time now. I don’t say this for sympathy but merely as a way of letting you know where my mind has been planted. In the past few months I have experienced the loss of my marriage, the sale of my marital home, the end of our lengthy 5 year divorce and the passing of both my father and mother. That is allot of loss for one to encounter and at the end of it all I find myself ensconced in grief.

So, I ask: What is”good” about grief?

As I arranged for my Mother’s burial, grief as they say… got the best of me. Somehow I channeled my inner “productivity gene.” I got busy, very busy. It was my way of coping with all that had happened and I guess one would say that is good.

My grief escorted me inside my sister in laws closet for 9 hours straight, where I organized, alphabetized, colorized and arranged her beautiful wardrobe.

Grief also lead me into her kitchen where I baked at all hours of the day and night. I baked flourless chocolate cakes, banana breads and numeorus batches of biscotti for the funeral. Biscotti, was my mother’s favorite cookie-did I mention she was 100% Italian. I would mail her boxes every two weeks via priority mail. It seemed only fitting that it be supplied at her final farewell.

Grief made me into someone I didn’t even recognize. I abandoned my usual work out regime and healthy eating for eating bits of anything laying around on a hospital cart (read into that cookies and coffee-which I usually avoid) and found me drinking wine (Coppola Claret by the glass with my brother),most likely to numb my brain from taking in all that had happened. I’m a light drinker- one glass of vino will suffice, but I had to finally ask myself: “Who is this person??? Drinking wine, eating baked goods made with white flour and not working out for days on end. My grief was draining,exhausting, relentless and yet somehow a real calorie burner. I lost 7 pounds and didn’t sleep for days. Grief made me focus on what I could do at this very moment to cope.

Good grief.

As far as I can tell, the only thing “good” about grief- is channeling it into some sort of positive and productive task that your brain can wrap it’s head around at that very moment. I was grateful to have such a beautiful space as my my sister in laws closet that provided a respite of CALM and allowed me to grieve silently.

At the end of the day. I found what I’ve always believed to still ring true:

“An organized closet brings a sense of calm”.

Here are a few tips to bring some calm into your closet (although I pray that grief isn’t the motivating factor for organizing your closet):

Let’s get started with a few simple,easy and “oh-so- doable rules:

  1. Start by grouping like items together (jeans/coats/handbags etc)
  2. Work in sections: Start where ever you like- but start in a category and fold or hang everything from light to dark within each category until it’s complete.
  3. Move from category to category and keep rearranging until everything fits. You can double hang (meaning putting more than one pair or one piece on a hanger) jeans, pants, skirts, scarves, shawls and camisoles. You can even double hang sweaters but not by their shoulders -fold and lay over hanger.
  4. If you need a break-take it…BUT do come back to finish-because I promise you that once everything has a place it will bring you a great sense of calm… Half the reason we don’t wear what we own is because we can’t see it.
Totes(folded) coats and Winter wear.

P.S. Just to be clear.. my sister in law is a major Wonder Woman and the rest of her home is beautifully appointed but like most women she leaves her personal space as “last on her list” because she’s taking care of everyone else 24/7,running a successful business, being a fabulous wife and mother and helping with every detail for our family and the impending funeral. I adore her! Thank you Anna.

The girl has some major jewelry mojo. Gorgeous Vintage pieces abound.
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May 14, 2019

Closet Bling

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Ahhhhhh-Tuesday. The perfect day to give you a Tuesday Tip.. If you’re looking to but a little pizzazz into your life or your closet for that matter, might I suggest adding a few hangers with some major bling attached. Blush Bridal is the perfect resource when it comes to the required hanger bling and they are affordable and well made. Sparkle is NEVER a bad thing, especially if you want to showcase a certain item in your closet or items but might I suggest not doing your whole closet in sparkle hangers because let’s face it you’ve got to keep the shine quota down so you can actually see what’s hanging. Te he!

Click on any of the images provided below and go directly to the site to peruse and possibly purchase a little bling for your closet things. Happy Tuesday. .

All Images and Sequin hangers Available at Blush Bridal (Click on Images)
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Mar 6, 2019

40 day Closet Challenge

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

40 Days …40 items

Join me in a Spiritual “Closet Cleanse” Challenge

March 6, 2019 marks the first day of Lent. I invite you to join me in a “Spiritual Closet Cleanse Challenge” and remove one item  from your closet for the next 40 days  that you no longer wear/need or lacks bringing you  JOY (thanks Marie Kondo) and put it into a trash bag. At the end of the 40 days, share aka (donate) your bag of 40 items to someone who can use them.

(Suggested organizations: Dress for Success/Discovery Shops)

Even if you don’t observe Lent consider participating and taking those first steps in cleaning out your closet and at the same time help others in need 

Your basic Win-Win!

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Jan 23, 2019

Closet Nirvana

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Closet Nirvana-A term I use to describe a closet that is neatly arranged and organized.  Closet Nirvana allows you to view every item and choose with ease resulting in a pleasurable and enjoyable experience in getting dressed at anytime of the day or night. No more: “ I have a closet full of clothes and NOTHING to wear.”

As a Stylist, I have worked with many a client reorganizing their spaces so they can get dressed without the stress and actually see what they own. I’m a big believer in the mantra: “If you don’t see it…You won’t wear it. How true. I can’t count the number of times I’ve worked with a client and they had no idea they even owned half of what was in their closet. I’m not making a judgment it’s just an observation.

The good news for you is that I’m always here to help. I’ll be posting a new feature on my blog for the next few weeks on tips to organize your closet with questions to ask yourself in aiding you to keep, repair or toss.

In the meantime follow me on Facebook at my Go to Glamour Girl and The Glamorous Closet  home pages. If you live in the LA  or surrounding areas instant message me or email terri@territurco.com to set up a free phone consultation and discuss appointments times.

Wishing you a wonderful day and Closet Nirvana in your future.

Client Closet BEFORE

And….AFTER

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Jul 17, 2018

Tuesdays Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

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Jun 22, 2018

Summer’s Closet Cleanse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The Final Reveal

Summer. The perfect time of year to do a cleanse. I’m not suggesting starving yourself  or going on some sort of hunger strike but instead suggest you go easy on yourself and embrace the thought of a Closet Cleanse. Yep, you heard me-a closet cleanse as in getting rid of all those “things” stored in your closet that you probably haven’t worn for over a year or 2.

Now,if this task seems too overwhelming for you to do alone… never fear-it just so happens that I’m offering a Summer Special on this very service. My Closet Cleanse Special is on until July 30, 2018.

Email me at terri@territurco.com to book your appointment.

Closet before

Closet Before

Closet After-Sooo much better!

Jeans organized by style Bell/Straight Leg/Cropped/3/4 length roll up

Detailing

Be Heeled! Gorgeous Collection of Sky high heels.

Topshop -Blouses Cami’s and more!

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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.

*Original mages source(s) linked -click on picture.  

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.

underwear drawer

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.

closet drawer decor

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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