Saturday, April 30, 2011

Organization for Even the Smallest of Closets #3

7. Something that is often neglected is properly hanging ones skirts. Or at least saving as much space while doing so. I found a fabulous skirt hanger that truly is an ocd princesses dream. Storing four skirts while only taking up the space of one hanger is my dream at least. You can find such hangers at

8. Last but not least is the treasured garment bag. The bag that holds your best and most expensive dress, or the blazers your recently got pressed. Garment bags can be found just about anywhere but in order to match the canvas boxes for storage and shoes (call me crazy) I opted for Crate and Barrels which was decently priced at $12.00


Organization for Even the Smallest of Closets #2

4. Hangers. Hangers. Hangers. Now some of you may have heard of Joy Mangano the housewive legend, but she is an "inventer" who has created many household items that Susan, Lynette, and Bree Van de Kamp only saw in their dreams. Joy's "Huggable Hangers" come in several different colors, I personally opted for black. Each hanger is velvet with either chrome or brass hardware. Somehow, these hangers create three times the space in your closet then you thought you ever had. I honestly can not explain to you how, but they do. Trust me on this

5. I love belts, but sometimes they can be tricky to store. This problem can be easily solved with a curved hanger that is sleek as the Huggable Hangers beside it. There are many different styles of belt hangers but the one I found the most space sufficient was one that I found on for $3.99 (P.S. this hanger can also be used for your mans ties)

6. Probably the biggest issue I always have is where to store my bags. I usually have about three that I keep out and keep the rest in hiding until I'm ready to switch things up. A great way to organize your "it" bags of the week is by installing a hook railing to the inside of your closet door (this way they don't add a cluttered feeling to your room and are securely stored) I found a great one that was very sleek and chic on Walmart's site for a fabulous price of only $9.97


Organization for Even the Smallest of Closets

Even though most consider me a neat freak and slightly obsessive compulsive, organization and neatness is something I find very important in ones home and life in general. After moving in late August I faced a rather large complication. And that was my closet. It was small, dark, and overall awful for any woman. However I took the obstacle as an opportunity to furthermore organize my belongings and utilize as much space as possible in my new home. The next few posts will be focusing on products you can purchase to achieve this

1. One of the few things that were good about my new closet was the shelve it had. This provided a space to store out of season accessories such as mittens, hats, and gloves. Canvas boxes are the perfect way to pile up winter gear in the summer and vice versa. Finding such boxes is fabulous especially when you can snag a set with labeling sleeves. The canvas storage solutions below can be found on the Crate and Barrel. Larger boxes can be purchased for $16.95 and smaller boxes for $13.95

2. One thing I despise is a closet floor cluttered with shoes that are in no apparent order. What a better way to organize them then with matching canvas boxes listed in step number one? These boxes are built in with a window for easy access and even easier visibility. Boxes can be bought from for $44.99 for a set of four

3. Another great way to create space in ones closet through removing out of season clothing is by storing them in a large under bed storage bag. Removing your big bulky parka and that fabulous velvet skirt frees up your closet a lot more then you would think. Such storage bags can be purchased from stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohls, Target, and other such stores, however I did spot one from Crate and Barrel that had a removable divider that could be useful to some depending on what was going to be stored.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watch Wednesday
This weeks Watch Wednesday is a gorgeous Chanel timepiece that is almost as timeless as Chanel itself. To be completely honest my mouth waters just picturing this 38 mm ceramic watch with 18k pink gold adornments elegantly encompassing my wrist. However this beautiful accessory has a price tag not meant for the faint of heart. A four digit number is attached to this watch totaling $8,280. Did I mention the face is diamond encrusted? Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?


A Fabulous Find and a Fabulous Vacation

I recently returned from a long overdue holiday in Southern Florida on the island of Key West. I spent a majority of my time at my resort, the Waldorf Astoria, by their pools and private beach. The area was beautiful and was secluded from the Orlando commotion. Unfortunately, good shopping was scarce however I did find two boutiques that sold gorgeous silk maxi dresses, cotton tunics, and jewelery. While I was there I noticed a large selection of turquoise pieces and just had to check them out. I found a ring that I immediately fell in love with due to my infatuation with cocktail rings and statement jewelry. I was slightly disappointed that the ring was not authentic silver however the turquoise was real so I caved in and purchased it. Large rings are a fabulous edition to a relatively simple outfit, giving it an edge and a pop. If you are looking for a cheap alternative, check out your Forever 21 and their large costume jewelry selection. If you're opting for a piece of value visit local boutiques and vintage shops to find one of a kind finger candy. Photos of the ring are pictured below.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course" - Marilyn Monroe

In a recent stop at Marshalls with no specific purchases in mind, I ended up discovering a great print that I just could not pass up. The print was an Andy Warhol style image of Marilyn Monroe which can often can appear tacky however somehow this specific print managed to remain classic and edgy. In early September I moved, giving me the opportunity to rethink how I wanted to set up my bedroom and the feel I wanted it to have. Even after seven months I am still working on it and have steadily become more and more happy with it. I intend on continuing to document items or furniture I add to my room and my organization methods for those living in apartments. Below are two snapshots of my fabulous find


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In & Out of the Week

(Sorry this is a little late, girls! Better late then never)

vacation in 3 days!! Hello key west (the above picture is from the resort I'm staying at)
my military jacket from jcrew..I love it
bright nail polish, I really want to scoop up Essie's Splash of Grenadine
I have currently switched my bag to my black leather Betsey Johnson and it is fabulous
dewy makeup and shimmery eyes
MAC's Quite Cute collection...their lipgloss's are to die for

overcast..totally not loving this drab weather on the East Coast
unruly hair, mine has not been cooperating lately
bad service at restaurants (drives me absolutely crazy)


Skincare Regime

I've always been interested in what people use on their skin daily.  Some women swear by department store products, others have been using the same Cetaphil moisturizing lotion since high school. I however, have yet to find the perfect skin regime for my skin. Because of my age I occasionally deal with hormonal acne that is common during teens and early twenties. My skin is extremely temperamental, depending on the day my skin can be clear and a perfect canvas, and other days it can be congested and dry. Although irritating, I continue to search for products that suit my face. I have been using a combination of two products recently that I have yet to make a final decision on however I have been able to create a pro and con list for each

Biore: Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser


 - has a cooling affect
 - depending on the severity of a breakout, this cleanser can slightly diminish the appearance
 - the bottle has quite a bit of product, I have had this cleanser for about four months now
 - hygienic and easy to use container


 - sometimes shows results, and sometimes doesn't
 - could irritate sensitive skin because of cooling sensation

Cetaphil: Moisturizing Cream


 - this tub will last me until my final year of college...but actually
 - noncomedogen, meaning Cetaphil's cream will not break you out
 - can be used on face as well as body for intense hydration
 - sinks into skin effectively

So far I have not found any cons!

So wrapping up my post about my two latest skincare finds, I intend on continually updating all of you as I continue to test out new products and if you have any questions feel free to comment below!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

In & Out of the Week
April is officially here! Meaning Spring Vacation is 12 days away now
Key West, I will be taking a much needed break there very soon
Oversized cat eye
Revlon nail polish in Lilac Pastel, gorgeous creamy color
Shoulder length hair, I just got my hair cut slightly below my shoulders and I am adoring it
Urban Decay Sidecar (absolutely beautiful color that has been a staple in my makeup lately)
Grapefruit and blood oranges, I prefer an amazing piece of fruit over a sweet dessert
A pair of BCBG flats I snagged at DSW that are basically to die for
Blazers! I have been constantly wearing mine lately, it is such an effortlessly chic piece

The amount of make up work I have to do for is ridiculous
Windy spring! It can ruin a beautiful day
Cheap red lipstick, I hate drugstore reds that look prostitute worthy
Pretty Little Liars does not return to ABC until June!
Dry feet, my toes are in serious need of a pedicure
My mailman..he is so cranky