"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Closet makeover

Hello lovers! Happy weekend! I hope you are all making it a great one. I had literally nothing on my agenda for the weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed filling it with purely fun activities. Mornings filled with Sex and the City marathons and evenings spent shopping for ball gowns with the best friend and cooking delicious tomato basil soup. And it was a very successful trip considering we found a hunter green gown that is simply stunning on her! She will be a real life princess dancing the night away with her prince charming hubby. And we might have maybe even tried on some hiiiiideous dresses that should never be worn by anyone. For a whole 5 minutes I got to experience what it feels like to be a cupcake swathed in an overload of tulle, pink (I know, even I didn't think that was possible) and pearl-like baubles. It was a glorious experience :)

So unfortunately Fashion Challenge Friday was not able to happen this week as I am without a photographer until the wonderful mother returns. I admire you ladies who can take your own pictures, but that is not a talent I possess. But don't worry I have some photos that I am fairly certain will make you laugh and feel infinitely better about your life and make you forget all about the fact that I didn't post yesterday. Oh how devious I am :)
I am pretty much mortified to share these pictures with you, but I did promise to show you the before and after closet shots and it would just be rude to break that promise to you. But you have to promise not to think that I am a horrible pig because I swear I am totally not. My closet had gotten so beyond bad, but it is wonderfully clean and organized now and it makes me smile when I stand in front of it, whereas before I made the face shown above. Ok so now I bear my (horribly messy) soul to you and pray you won't judge me and disown me. Here's hoping...


 

Eeek seeing them again makes me shudder. I vow to never return to this state of messiness ever again! There were clothes on the floor, no pattern or organization method whatsoever to how the clothes were arranged within the closet and the shelf space was not being used to its maximum potential. The shoe rack was a disaster with things strewn everywhere. Something had to be done. And since my very first Resolution Sunday set me down the path of closet cleansing, it was time to get my fashion life in order. Now my closet still isn't nearly as cute as the lovely pink design I was drooling over that day, it does feel sooo much better now.       

The finished product. It may not look like there any fewer clothes, but my closet is now three trash bags lighter and the clothes are organized within each section by type: jackets/blazers, skirts, dresses (organized by sleeve length), shirts (same thing), cardigans and pants. Makes getting dressed so much easier. 
Now that you can see the floor again (yay!) the space is being utilized to display purses. I have so many purses I love but I tend to use the same one everyday, because they weren't sitting right in front of me. Now I will have no excuse not to make better use of my purse collection.  
And the shelf space is now serving a much greater purpose, housing my boots/wedges and taller shoes that don't fit comfortably in the shoe rack. I have to do something about the boots flopping over though so that they don't lose their shape. Suggestions? 
A much more organized shoe rack. 
Well there you have it dolls. I realize that it was almost a waste of time to organize everything right before I move, but I just needed to get everything in order. Plus, I think it will make it easier once I go to pack everything. Ok beautifuls, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Bisous!

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22 comments:

  1. You have a lot of clothes! You did a great job in cleaning it all up. I really have to do mine soon... SATC marathons sound like a lot o fun!! :)SarahD

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  2. Doesn't it feel great to do a purge/organizational overhaul every so often? I love it and you did an amazing job!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. To keep your boots from flopping over, stuff an old rolled up magazine in each one.

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  4. Love a good closet cleanout. Try bottles in the boots or newspapers rolled up.

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  5. Nice work! You can put rolled up magazines in the boots or I've seen a closet where they used plastic shelf dividers and magazine files turned sideways to keep purses and shoes standing along the top shelf.

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  6. i LOVE going on closet organizing sprees! i just did one before the new year and got rid of over 7 boxes and bags of clothes!

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  7. Incredible transformation! I bet it feels so nice to have everything in its place!

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  8. Naina did a post recently on how she's done her boots - you'll love it! http://www.style-n-naina.com/2011/01/reboot.html
    Pretty genius, isnt it?

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  9. wow, 3 trash bags lighter!! you did some major pre-spring cleaning! love the finished organized closet. i'm planning on cleaning mine out some more tomorrow too! :)

    cute and little

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  10. I love all your shoes sweetie and you did such a great job organizing your closet! Love those photos
    Happy Sunday, sunshine

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  11. Gah! I love this! I was just organizing my closet yesterday - it looks SO much better now! Organization always makes me feel fabulous! :P

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  12. always good to do a makeover x

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  13. Great idea to organize before moving....you can see what you want to take and what you should leave behind. It will also give you an idea of how you should set up the new place.

    But again I love to organize things. Crazy, i know.

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  14. Great job with the closet - that has to feel great! And congrats on the Dany's. The brown ones are so fantastic!!

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  15. That first photo of you pouting in your closet is priceless! Congrats on cleaning out your closet. :)

    xoxo Hannah

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  16. Way to go, your closet looks great now!! Mine isn't bad, but it could use a bit of TLC (and more space!!) Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  17. You cracked me up! lol. You definitely inspired me to clean and organize my mess of a closet too!

    IvonneStacy.blogspot.com

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  18. The finished product is great! Having an organized closet just makes me happy =). I am constantly thinking of new ways to organize all my goodies.

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  19. Oh my goodness! I know how you feel, my closet/room is horrible!

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  20. You're inspiring me to organize my own closet! At least everything will be nicely organized for the move and it'll be easier to put things in the right place :)

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  21. I need to organize my closet. I liked that you took so many pictures.

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