Posts Tagged: closet

This Week I Love …

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… this over-the-closet-door … gizmo. Or perhaps this is more of a thingamajig?

Regardless, Husband Mike brought mine home from the dollar store several months ago and I thew it over my closet door without really thinking about it. OK, truthfully, I did think about it. I thought, “What on earth am I gonna use THAT for.” And now, I consider it to be the best present HM has ever purchased for me. At the dollar store. (Important qualifier, there.)

Because, as it turns out, this gadget is the perfect partner for my new and improved outfit list. For a person who works from home, I have a ridiculous number of not-at-home meetings and commitments. And I’m a slow starter. Which means that when my colleague texts me at 8:30 a.m. asking if we can meet at 9:30 a.m. over in St. Paul, I must leap into the shower in a panic. I do this often, friends. You’d think I’d learn, but no. No, I guess I must get a charge out of being almost-late to everything, because the slow starting continues apace. And this means that there are many days on which I don’t have a lot of time to monkey around with fine-tuning my outfits. So I’ve taken to consulting my outfit list, trying on the listed outfits, making adjustments, adding jewelry and accessories, and hanging entire completed outfits on my over-the-closet-door wingding. So when I leap OUT of the shower, I can get dressed in a jiff. read more

Creative Wardrobe Organization

creative wardrobe organization tips

I assume you’ve all got closets. With hangers. Maybe a few shelves. There might even be a chest of drawers or an armoire in the mix. I also assume that you’ve got some wardrobe organization challenges and that some of your belongings might be a little worse for wear due to makeshift storage situations. (A few of mine certainly are!)

And suggestions like the one pictured above – painting some crown moulding a gorgeous color and nailing it to the wall so you can display a few pairs of heels in an unusual way – are fantastic if you don’t mind taking up wall space, opting for a semi-permanent and highly visible storage solution, and making your wardrobe into makeshift art. But I prefer wardrobe organization techniques that are temporary, reversible, or even portable. Personally, I’d much rather keep things out of sight, out of sunlight, and out of the dusty, cat-friendly environment that is my home. read more

How to Deal with Shoulder Nipples

So. This falls under the category of “Things You May Have Known Already.” But when I figured it out for myself, I felt like I had solved some sort of long-standing fashion mystery and I did a dance of joy. It was a short dance, but still. And just in case you aren’t in on the secret, here’s a short video on how to eliminate the dreaded … shoulder nipples. (And an explanation of what those are, too.)

P.S. Since I could only find one garment in my closet with this affliction, I had to do this video in a single take. Which explains why I mutter about “sticky-uppy bits” instead of just saying, ya know, “protrusions.” read more