Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Easy Tricks to Use Coconut Oil

I am always looking for ways to make my hair shiny, healthy and long....this is the first article I have read that gives me a variety of ideas as to how to use Coconut Oil and the benefits that I would be able to see right away.

Some of the highlights from the article:

1. Prevents Hair Loss
2. Repairs Damage
3. Makes your hair smooth
4. Fights dandruff
5. Kills lice
6. Gray Hair

I especially like the idea of putting coconut oil on my hair a few minutes before I shower.  That is one I can definitely do!!!

Read the article in its entirety here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Easy Shoe Organization

Shoes are something that you spend a lot of money on and it is often hard to find just the right way to organize them.  There are many different theories and approaches to shoe organization to maximize the cost per wear.

One simple tip has to do with the shelving unit that you organize your shoes on.  I am not a fan of keeping the shoe boxes as they take up so much unnecessary room and you also cannot see your shoes.  Now everyone is different and depending on the type of shoes you have and the space you have to work in this can vary for each person.

For the average person you could easily eliminate a lot of mess in your closet by recycling your shoe boxes.  There are many different shelves that can be used to organize the shoes in your closet and again each space is different so the choice may vary.  One that is pretty common is a really simple shelving system that can hold flats, heels, sandals and tennis shoes.

Below is an sample of one that I recently used and the end results.  We were able to clear a lot of space from the floor and all the shoes now have a happy little home.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Maximize Your Closet for Zero Dollars

I read a great article yesterday about low cost ideas that can make your closet work even harder for you year round.  I have always been a big believer in this idea and naturally thought I was the only one who ever did this.  I do not like to switch out my closet when the season's change.  My belief has always been to just layer.

So how do you get started?  If you have a great tank that you love to wear in the summer....there is no reason you can't wear it in the winter.  You just have to change the way that you style it.  Instead of wearing that tank by itself with shorts you simply just layer it up.  I actually did this today.

I have a green lace tank that I love to wear in the summer....so I threw it on, but rather than leaving it at that, I went ahead and added a drapey cardigan, then a leather jacket and a leopard scarf.  I am very layered but I am also very warm and leveraging items from my closet that I wear in the spring and summer rather than buying new items.

This is a really simple trick to get you through the winter with the clothes you already own.

Read the article here.

Here are some other versions and combinations that would work great all Winter and into Spring.

For other inspiration ideas it always helps to check out Pinterest and see what other combinations people have put together.






Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Oh how I love stars.....but do I love them this much?

I have been seeing some buzz about these new Stella McCartney jeans.  I am on the fence about them but the more I see them the more I want them!!  I think they would be a great addition to my spring wardrobe.  What do you think?


Monday, January 18, 2016

Drawer Organizing - Part 2

So this weekend I took my own advice in drawer organization.  Pictures always speak so much louder than words and as you can see...... this picture pretty much sums it up.

Simple project that only took a few minutes but what a different it makes.



Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Thong Song

How do  you organize all those little delicates?  It is so hard to find the right organization solution for those lacy thong and bras.

Here is a simple way to get those chonies straightened out in no time;

1. Empty out your entire drawer......




2. Go through all your bra and underwear -- throw out any that look too old or worn out.  You don't need those anymore....say bye.



3.  Purchase drawer organizers.  Here are some from Amazon that work great.




Once you have done this you can start to put things back together.  I always suggest putting your bras in the organizer starting from light to dark with light being in the front.

This is a simple organizing job that only needs to be done one time and you should be good......

Don't get caught with your pants down!!!!!  Get that drawer straightened out.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Want to make your morning a little easier?


Hangers can make all the difference

The right hanger is one of the most important parts of closet organization.  You want to make sure that when you spend money on your clothes that you are hanging and caring for them.  Traditional plastic hangers take up extra space and they also can damage your clothing over time.

About 7 years ago I discovered the no slip velvet hangers and it changed my life.  Not only could I fit more in my closet...(hello jackpot) but they also didn't damage my sweaters and and shirts the same way as plastic hangers did.

Trust me when I tell you.....get rid of all those plastic hangers and start fresh.  Get boxes of the black velvet hangers and get to work on your closet.  It will make all the difference.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Must Have Items 2016

Must have items…….


There are a few very important items to always have in your closet.  These items you will wear year round and will never go out of style.

“Every day is a fashion show and the world is the runway” – Coco Chanel

Chambray Shirt

Not to heavy but not too light – great for spring and fall

Skinny boyfriend jeans

You want a little stretch and make sure they are fitted – Paige Jeans

Lightweight Army Jacket

Longer length and boyfriend style

Perfect White t-shirt

Scoop neck with an interesting fabric

Leopard Ballet Flats

Spring for a good pair.  You will wear them out
Favorite Looks for the Cold Season


New Year New Closet