The first couple months of every New Year is my favorite time to
clean and organize my closets.
Is is yours too?
No room is off limits.
Kitchens, bathrooms and pantry's are usually full of weird odds and ends
that end up in the garbage pail.
Why do I always have an extra can of pumpkin?
and what's up with all the red pepper flakes?
Clothes closets are always challenging because it's sometimes hard to giveaway a beloved skirt or handbag that might be the item you wish you had saved down the road.
Remember that denim skirt you made from a pair of jeans Sophomore year?
Yea that one....don't ya wish you still had it?
BTW....just for laughs google: home made jeans skirt...no words can describe these skirts
how about the tooled leather thingy from Cabo circa 1993
(clearly a case of too much Cerveza)
I actually have seen furniture that I have sold/consigned or donated show up in antique malls.
Always a weird feeling....especially when I see the prices!!
I recently consigned two side tables....which I received $250 dollars for....not too shabby
about a week later I ran into them (hello tables) in a rather upscale antique mall
priced at $1250
weirder yet, I looked inside to see if I had left anything!
even weirder, the shop owner said
"can I help you with anything?"
to which I answered:
"yes, I would like to buy these amazing tables for
one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars"
just kidding about the last part
but I did peek to see if my book was still in the drawer
Last year I did a major purge and it felt really great.
So this year is more about organizing the things I wear over and over again
and updating accessories and basics
I tossed a few pairs of old boots, which was actually kinda hard ; )
truth: I rescued a pair of Frye riding boots at the very last minute....I felt like I was saving a dear friend from certain disaster.
They will eventually find their way back into the donation box.
That's what boots do....they go walking
I did purchase these
this is a beautiful basic black boot that hits just below the knee,
they look great with everything and were soft and comfortable right out of the box...always a plus because I'm just not into blisters any more, I don't care how awesome the shoe is!
not sure if you can still find this boot
it's the Suzie boot from Sigerson Morrison
always a staple for me are light weight running/walking shoes
which look great with jeans and khaki's
These are New Balance 711's
love these in black and the other fun colors
hoarder alert...I own 3 pair!
I wear my fave vintage Donna Karen Collection (circa 2004) cashmere coat with everything...
it even looks good with pajamas ; ))
love this coat from Theory
It has a wonderful menswear appeal
Invested (luggage is an investment) in some new duffels
and totes from Filson
In addition to being beautifully made these should last forever...
probably much longer than I will want to keep using them, cause forever is a really long time
I love/need a big cross body that I can open up and see everything I've thrown in there
and this one can double as a weekender in a pinch
Will someone please write a post about purses and analyze why we put so much stuff in them...
it's truly amazing.
It's as if we women were taught at an early age that the ability to cram your entire life
into a smallish bag
(which you will then carry around you neck until you need surgery)
is part of growing up...but I digress
I love white and cream in the winter too and found some great Levi 501's in white
these are a boyfriend fit and a bit distressed
super cute and comfy
found these at Macys.com ...I think they were around $50 dollars
add a few more lovelies like a great big chunky black sweater
and a floral scarf and your sure to feel cheerful
even in the rain
Blue boyfriend shirt: Polo
I didn't use links but you know how to get there ; ))