Tuesday, May 13, 2014

{What I Wore} Coral Stripes and Turquoise

Happy Tuesday y’all… I’m totally going out of my comfort zone today and doing a fashion post of what I wore for Mother’s Day.  This is not my typical post – usually I’m dressing up something around my house and I’m comfortably behind the camera so throw me a bone, mmmkay?  Here we go.

I bought this dress from Forever 21 last year sometime… and it hung in my closet ever since cause I just couldn’t get over the length (or lack thereof).  I threw proper hemline length out the window on Sunday cause I felt like wearing a fun colorful dress on Mom’s Day and by golly, this was the one.  The wide coral stripes were the perfect pop of color!

I paired the dress with a turquoise and wood necklace set that I bought at a $5 jewelry sale (heck yeah) and then threw on my fave brown Franco Sarto sandals from Ross.  All I’m missing is a little bit of color on my pasty tree trunks.  Lordy, get me some self-tanner, would ya?

I love this pic and how the top of my head is cropped out.  My adorable seven year old was my photographer this Sunday;  I asked her to zoom in on the necklace and stripes and this is the end result.  She was so excited to get to take pictures… even though I ended the photo session early when my neighbor came outside.  Baby steps on the being in front of a camera thing (especially when the neighbors are watching)…

I hope you had a fashionable, fabulous Mother’s Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{Organization} Jewelry Storage

Hey hey friends!  It’s so good to finally be back to share a project with you – this having two kids in two different sports thing is really putting a damper on my to-do list… but it has been fun to watch them each embrace a team sport and make new friends so it’s all worth it, right?  (And season ends soon – woohoo!)

So I have one of those ClosetMaid storage systems in my closet to help corral purses and scarves, and it had turned into a drop zone for all of my accessories (not in a good way).  I finally decided to tackle the tangled mess and organize my jewelry once and for all.

Organized Jewelry Station

After saying I would DIY a frame for my jewelry for about a year and never getting around to it, I finally just gave in and bought this one at Hobby Lobby (for 50% off).  It was a great solution to my mess of accessories.  And for the sake of keeping it real, here ya go:


I’d love to have a “real” piece of furniture here but my closet is just too small so this will have to do for now.  I’ve thought of a few little ways to spiff up this particle board masterpiece, but in all honesty, who really cares?  It’s in my closet.  It serves its purpose.  And Lord knows I have far better projects to work on… okay, well maybe I’ll just switch out the handles.


Anyhoo, here’s a few more pics:

Jewelry Organization

The two Command Hooks on the side keep seasonal scarves at the ready and the vintage glass bowl holds extra long necklaces and additional flower brooches.

ROYGBIV Jewelry Organization

Like any good control freak organizer, my baubles are arranged in a ROYGBIV colourway.  It makes me very happy to look at my spectrum of costume jewelry, and it makes it easy to accessorize when I’m getting dressed.  I find I’m wearing my jewelry more now that it’s organized and accessible.

There are so many other great ideas out there for jewelry organization.  Have you come up with any great ideas?


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