Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Let it Shine: Boudoir Decor (part 2)

(read part one)

Fashion is my favorite. Whether it's shopping, putting together outfits, helping friends with their personal style, organizing my closet or watching fashion-related TV/YouTube videos, I live for this stuff. I was never intuitively stylish. In fact, I went through much of seventh grade wearing baggy corduroy pants and grey tshirts. But I always appreciated good clothes. As a kid, I distinctly remember shopping trips with my aunt to Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdale's and admiring the quality of silk blouses, cashmere dress socks and tweed blazers. Not that I can afford to shop at high-end stores. I'm happy frequenting places like TJ Maxx, Forever 21 or thrift shops to do a bit of treasure hunting.

It wasn't until college that I really tried to understand the essence of fashion and style vs. trends.  I certainly don't know it all, but boy does it make me happy to try.

I love having a rainbow of clothes to display, especially because they also vary in texture and fabric. The sharp red dress bought for me by my sister is so different from the ruffled blush pink frock just a few hangers away -- yet they are both so lovely. And the sequin-sleeved shirt is world's apart from the floaty tie-neck blouse right next to it -- but I admire them equally. Is every piece my favorite? Yes. Do I completely romanticize my clothes? Shamelessly. ;)

And now for the shoes. Oh, the shoes. I lined up my four best and brightest -- including the sparkling champagne hued flats I wore during my wedding, a pair of black platform stilettos, smart tweed pumps with bows and my beloved DIY glitter flats.

Creating this little space has helped me segment my wardrobe into only the most necessary (obviously a subjective word in this case) items. While my main closet is still occupied with more basic pieces, I have a pile of clothes ready for Goodwill, and a few more waiting for the next garage sale. Onward and upward folks!

Which clothes/shoes in your closet do you consider a favorite? Do you have any closet organizational tips to share?


  1. Hi Vanessa! So glad you liked the gold M. Kors jacket, are you going to get it? I am so bad at organizing...My closets are a mess! I think you have some great ideas here my favorite pieces in my closets are definitely my cocktail dresses! I have a few black dresses but some majorly fab ones too ;)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Bessie! I wish the Michael Kors jacket was in my budget. Maybe someday. =)

  3. i love this! i want to get another rack for clothes! you have inspired me

    love from San Francisco,

  4. i love the idea of displaying clothes like this!

    a peek of chic

  5. Most of my closet favourites are pieces that I bought in NY. I have pretty much stopped shopping in my city, and do all my shopping once a year now.