Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I look like my "Hong Mao"...

I liked this mini StyleHive article: Closet Organizers for the Closet Clueless.
Of course, I don't own much of a closet, but it's always nice to dream =)

Admit it! You were incredibly jealous of Cher’s virtual closet the first time you watched Clueless, and every time after that as well! I mean, what fashion-conscious girl wouldn’t want her entire wardrobe at her fingertips? To actually have to walk into the closet to get a top… as if! But alas, life is not this simple, and hangers do not revolve at the push of a button unless you’re at the dry cleaners. Factor in busy lifestyles and overdue laundry days and your closet can be anything but the happy place it was when you first introduced it to the Marc by Marc spring ‘06 collection.

Sound familiar? Luckily, a new year is coming up, meaning it’s the perfect time to organize your favorite part of your room… your closet! With our fun tips and ideas you’ll waste less time fishing through the tangled mess of sleeves and sweaters, and always look put together no matter how little time you find yourself with in the morning.

First, take inventory. You probably have more than a few things hanging in there that you haven’t worn for years, and never will, yet you keep them anyway. Donate them, sell them on eBay, just please, learn to let go. Especially if shoulder pads are involved.

Next, get out your camera because it’s fashion show time! This is the part where you model all of your favorite outfits to see what looks good and what looks like Halloween came early. Turn up the Spice Girls‘ Greatest Hits CD, have a friend there for a second opinion, and snap away! Then, definitely post your favorites on StyleDiary! This way, you have a log of all of your options, and we get to see them too.

It helps to come up with themes, like casual days, outfits with jeans, work clothes, interview outfits, date outfits.... the list goes on. Don’t forget accessories! A few necklaces, a cool scarf, or different shoes can completely change an outfit and help you make the most of your wardrobe. This part might take awhile, but think of it like playing dress up, and more importantly, think of all of the time it’ll save you in the long run. Then, when you’re in a hurry in the morning, you can just scroll over to the outfit of your choice, and you’re done!

Of course, you’ll have some updating to do every time you add new things to your closet, but it’s definitely the most fun way to explore your style and get organized all at once.

That'd be fun to do! Take inventory of my closet. Maybe I will... if I have time this Sunday.

Some drool-worthy closets:
Mariah Carey's shoe closet (also my cellphone wallpaper.. whatever those are called)
I'm a bit surprised though -- I mean, this closet is nice, but it could be even better. I guess it's hard to find homes for her 1000+ shoes.

How fun! I'd love to have a glammy, (very) spacious white/ivory-coloured closet with plush chairs, a chaise, chandeliers, and staged lighting (daylight too)!!
People these days want closets that look like a mini boutique.

I feel like traveling to France + Italy right now.. I have a craving for leather + boutique shopping...

Etsy Adorations:
Mr Darcy you flatter me [$32USD]
I love my multi-faceted black jewelry! This one is obsidian. Snow Blossom Earrings [$22USD]
Aren't these pretty! So delicate -- they look like real flowers ! I'm very very tired. Even yawning now. Will nap soon. The Hong Mao in my title is my beanie-panda I bought from Ocean Park. He has black eyes... like me.
No Japanese today for me.
Work was good - I wish it wasn't so early though.
I'm 100 pages + behind in my Soompi DBSK thread! No time noooo

I took a very refreshing 45 min nap! It's almost 9 PM. Gotta wake up at 7:30AM tmr!

1 comment:

steven ngo said...

wow, this fashion stuff is INTENSE!!! after reading bern's blog, i discover that... you have a blog too!!!!! nutty!