Jan 11, 2021

Monday…is it time for a Change?

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! Today is January 11, 2021.For anyone that’s into numbers or Numerology for that matter-there’s a whole lot of one’s in today’s date(1/01/2021). If you ready to start a New Year and needed a week to warm up to the notion that things have got to change for the BETTER including an end to this Pandemic, a more peaceful political climate and the notion of getting back to some kind of normal.

Bearing in mind that this is just the beginning I ask you (and myself for that matter) what do I need to do to make this a better year ahead. Things like cleaning out clutter from your closet or organizing different areas of your home may seem mundane and trivial but I am a big believer that when you clean out the clutter and organize your space it provides clarity in your life which usually overflows into all areas of your life.

Sooo here’s a little something to start your week (and your year for that matter). I hope we can collectively embrace a change for the better.

 

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Jan 7, 2021

Closet Organization 101…Let’s get started

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

As the New Year begins, many of us will experience a sudden urge to clean out clutter. (Sound familiar?) Many of us adopt a mindset of “out with the old and in with the new” and we’re all ready for a fresh start!  It’s time to dig deep into your closet and starting the process of  (dah dah dah)DECLUTTERING. I know that doesn’t sound like FUN, but it can be if you keep your eye on the prize on how happy you will be with a well organized space.

To help you get started, I am reposting an article I authored a few months ago to help motivate you and guide you along in the process. In addition I’ve posted my THREE  favorite  items to help you get your closet get in tip top shape.

Originally posted on November 17, 2020

A well organized closet not only brings you calm and clarity, but quite frankly  YOUR CLOSET  should be  a respite where you can stand back and delight in all the items that make you feel good about yourself. If your closet doesn’t do all these things then… ..perhaps we need a mini redo to get you to feel better about your closet space.  Here are a few of my top 5 tips to get you started…

First and foremost only keep items in your closet that make you feel FABULOUS. Anything that doesn’t fit, is ripped, torn or stained has got to go in addition to any items that you just don’t wear. You’ll thank me when you discard these items and make room for new items that add a dose of happy to your wardrobe.

Every closet is easier to navigate when items are hung light to dark within each category. Nuff said.

Divide and Conquer Closet drawers become a mecca of calm when your items are folded neatly and have dividers or separate compartments.

Short on space -Roll your items for additional  storage.

Shoe LOVE-Shoes are easy to navigate by style and heel height when positioned front to back next to each other.

Sweater Storage: It’s always better to fold a sweater BUT if you just don’t have the closet space they can be folded OVER a felt covered hanger so they don’t stretch out. (see below)

 

My top three essentials to keep your closet organized:

# 1 

Velvet covered hangers are  the KEY to happiness. I highly recommend using all one type of hanger for closet solidarity. My number one  preference for a neat and tidy closet -would be velvet covered hangers. You can also use wood or plastic but to insure that items don’t stretch velvet covered is best.

#2

Acrylic  Shelf Dividers are a huge help in keeping purses, sweaters and jeans in order.

*I’ve attached a link to the image below -Amazon has a wide selection at various price points to choose from. 

Click on image for a wide selection of Shelf Dividers on Amazon

 

#3

If you’re short on space for shoe storage might I HIGHLY suggest taking a photo of each pair of shoes and posting them on the front of your shoe box or step up your storage game and put your pumps into clear shoe boxes. You’ll thank me in the morning when you’re looking for that perfect pair and don’t have to open numerous boxes to find what you’re looking for….

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Jan 3, 2021

Sunday Refelction

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Glamour Girl and welcome to a brand New Year full of possibilities.

I don’t think I’m talking “out of school” when I say that  we’re more than THRILLED that 2020 is O.V.E.R. . Granted with  the never ending quarantine and downtime inflicted on our lives, we had time to reflect on allot, and I do mean ALLOT  of things and reconsider exactly how we are feeling about life in general.

2020 wasn’t a complete wash, as I’m sure many of us learned a few new things:

 Zoom was HUGE! (I ask… did you ever Zoom before the Pandemic)? WeTransfer, Dropbox and assorted other SEND skills  boomed when it came to communicating for business and personal,, and don’t even get me started on self taping, ring lights and learning how to edit content via iMovie.

Baking took off  to levels almost unimaginable!  Were you able to buy flour or sugar in March or April? Apparently everyone was making bread and starting to cook from home.

I witnessed firsthand people walking  in neighborhoods in LA, which is rare because prior to Covid -Angelenos-are NOT known to walk  ANYWHERE but rather drive EVERYWHERE.I  was delighted to see families taking walks together, neighbors engaging in conversation in their yards while social distancing and people as a whole slowing down and taking in nature. I had to pinch myself and wonder if we had not  embarked on some sort of time travel back to the 1960s.

Nobody was dressing up-hence it was hard to author a post and not feel ridiculous writing about  suits, sequins or stilettos. Loungewear was the norm and  people were realllly in relaxation mode.

Sooo here we are at the start of a New Year, still navigating through this Pandemic ,but perhaps a whole lot more hopeful that someday in the next 3-6 months we will once again find ourselves living life more fully.

As we go forward, I am here to cheer you on and remind you that YOU can do anything. For goodness sake-you’ve made it through a Pandemic and if you’re reading this you’re still standing.  I urge you to make this the year that you are fearless in the pursuit of what brings you joy, makes you feel useful and productive and to do whatever it takes to brings your dreams that much closer to reality.

I send my deepest wishes and prayers that 2021 will be all that you desire and so much more.

xoxo

Terri

 

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Jan 1, 2021

New Years Wishes…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Happy New Year! I hope and pray that this brand New Year will bring you a more  peaceful, productive,  healthy and  and joyous 365 days ahead. We start with a blank page today and I hope the year is filled with a book of memories that are jam packed with all that you desire. xoxoT

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Dec 29, 2020

Tuesday Moment of Holiday GLAM

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

O.K. O.K. I KNOWWWW that we aren’t actually dressing up this year for New Years Eve but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take a collective moment and enjoy some glamorous gowns that might just give us a lift.

Beautiful Bronze by Ralph & Russo

Tanik Ediz Gown on Couture Candy $924.00 ON SALE $239.00

 

Stay tuned for tomorrows post as I will be featuring Glamorous PJ’s that most of us could actually be wearing for New Years and beyond…since we’re still all in that “stay at home order.”

Inside the design studio of Christian Siriano Glam central

So very Velvet by Ralph & Russo

Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2012-2013 * Love this dress so much ..I’ve pinned it 3 separate times on Pinterest.

 

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Dec 21, 2020

Monday…Xmas Week-And so we begin

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Xmas week and the countdown is ON!

As we’re all so keenly aware that this year is not like any other and many of us will be celebrating  the holidays on a much smaller scale than ever before, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still embrace the true Spirit of the Season…

 

 

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Dec 18, 2020

Beauuutiful Bling

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

It’s been a week…that’s all I can say for now. Bearing in mind that the holidays are fast approaching and there is still sooooo much to do ,I leave you with a moment of beautiful bling to view.

Enjoy.

Take Care…Be Well and take a moment to enjoy anything and anything that brings some Sparkle into your life.

Image courtesy of Reem Acra

Image Courtesy of Burberry

Image Courtesy of Chanel

Image Courtesy of Elie Saab

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Dec 14, 2020

Monday Quote & In-Store Shopping Tips

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Today’s quote is one that I hope will make you smile.

We have 10 days… count um..10 days until Xmas Eve and you know what that means…there’s ONLY 10 more days to FINISH all the shopping and prepping and decorating in time for Christmas.

If you’re one of those Super duper organized shoppers that is done with their Xmas shopping in May, well then my hats off to you.

However, if you haven’t started and/or trying to finish (and are dubious of the On line delivery times or just like to support local retailers) here are a  few  of my favorite In Store shopping tips to help you get that list done in nothing flat:

I don’t mean to brag…BUT I’m pretty good at this whole Support your “Local Retailer” Shopping thing…Favorite tips below.

  1. Make a list of EVERYONE you need to shop for. Don’t wing it and go from memory.  Brain fog is often known to happen when you come across a 70% off SALE sign.
  2. Make sure you have something to EAT and drink before you shop.
  3. Keep hydrated (Always carry a small bottle of water in your purse. (More times than not your thirsty and not hungry).
  4. Shop EARLY (right when the stores open) or as late in the day as your schedule and store hours allow.
  5. Stock is substantially diminished in stores this year. If you’re shopping and can’t decide between two items for someone…buy them both and return one after you’ve had time to consider which one is best.
  6. Use only one credit card for purchases during the holidays, and pay it off in full at the end of the month. You will not only have a complete record of what you’re bought during the holidays but it’s  easier and faster  to return an item on a charge card versus a debit card.
  7. ALWAYS get a gift receipt. 
  8.  If you’re mailing items from USPS.. Learn to use the free standing postal machines to weigh and stamp your items. You’ll avoid waiting in long lines and will be in and out of the Post Office Pronto.
  9. Prep your mailing packages:  Each package should be addressed, sealed/taped and ready to go when you get to the Post office. This will save you mountains of aggravation and time if you think ahead and have everything ready -prior to putting your item on the postal scale.
  10. When in doubt use the FLAT RATE boxes provided for FREE from the Post Office. More times than not this will save you money.

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Dec 11, 2020

FBF…DIY Door Decor

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Not so long ago and right about this time of year-I would  entertain the idea to channel my inner Martha (as in Stewart)  and cut greenery from around my yard and wire it all together to make my very own Holiday Door Decor.  In theory, I imagined I’d have this done in the time it took Martha to do it on a previous TV segment- which added up to about 20 minutes. My timing was wayyy off (this project would take anywhere from 2-3 hours)BUT the results were…not so bad -I think Martha might even approve.

I will absolutely cop to the fact that this idea came to me as I scoured the local florists and DIY shops to find -Ready -made  Christmas greenery that often looked like it had been put on a diet (this is LA so THAT is totally possible) -the outdoor greenery  was usually rail thin and willowy and didn’t have allot of body to it.. unless of course you bought gobs of the stuff which would quickly add up to the price of a  pair of Stuart Weitzman  Boots ($595.00) . Soooo not happening on something that lasts only a few weeks. Not wanting to squander my wardrobe money  I then opted for chopping , clipping and cutting greenery that I had in my own backyard and after a little wiring  of each and every branch, stem and berry .. I would end up with something each year that looked like …Well …like  you see in this post. 

Wiring greenery best done on flat surfaces.

 

 

 

Just a little something I thought to share today…if you’re still looking for ways to beat the Pandemic doldrums and decorate your home to the nines all while saving money and getting in some crafty time.  All you need are some branches of greenery, berries, floral wire (you can get at any craft store, and a bit of time.

P.S. I highly suggest wearing garden gloves while putting together your  Holiday Door Decor.  They not only keep your hand warms but prevent you from getting wire cuts and scratches from pine needles.

 

 

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Dec 9, 2020

“Dressed UP” Christmas Decor

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

If you’re in the mood to dress UP your Christmas Tree this year and happen to have a mannequin and some tree branches just lying around… I may just have the perfect craft project for you to partake in. Each of these trees below  are Glamour worthy and at the same time add some much need levity to the season at hand. Go forth and craft away for this years Christmas Holiday.  Enjoy and I hope they inspire you to put a little fun in your Christmas holiday decor prep.

 

 

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