I'm curious if the last post got you thinking about your closet.
As I mentioned in my prior post, I have represented a few clothing lines.
Today, I am wearing a line called Kokoon, they are based right here in the Minneapolis area.
Laine Sou, the owner/designer is a very creative and super sweet person.
I especially like the way that she used 2 types of fabric on the jacket. Both fabrics are super comfortable and have a nice flow. I paired the jacket with one of their tops that is not an exact color but is in the same tones.
Where did I go with this outfit from there? To my scarf rack.
The scarf I choose has the color of the jacket in it.
For several years now, I have been in the clothing industry.
I've owned a women's boutique and have sold a few women's clothing lines,
and still sell Etcetera for women and JHilburn for men.
(now, along with an amazing anti-aging line called Jeunesse, tab on the right)
Over the years, I have gotten a nice collection of clothing.
So much, that I have 2 separate closets. 1 for summer & 1 for winter.
Who can relate?
Over a year ago, I decided that I was going to track what I wear where.
So, I created these little circles on my Cricut to do just that.
Well....this also showed me what I was wearing and what I was not. Great visual ladies & men.
After last summer (which was very short) here in Wisconsin, I was able to notice that there were
several dresses, skirts & more that I didn't even put on.
That then prompted my New Year's Resolution for not buying summer clothing from January to June. If I can resist, not buying any summer clothing, it would not be a bad idea for me this year.
Thankfully, I have not been excited about all the busy florals in the stores.
You are probably wondering about the circles.
I came up with colors that represent the different things that I do,
such as attend church, Rotary, or just wear on an ordinary day. You could have a different color for each organization, etc that you attend. I then simply just put the circle over the hanger of the item that I wear wherever.
It has been such a good visual for me. After you realize that you are not wearing several items, it is easier to pass them on to someone else.
Do you track what you wear? How do you decide what to get rid of?
It doesn't matter what she puts on, it always looks effortless.
We will go shopping together and she may buy 1 fabulous piece and I will ask her what she is going to wear with it and she will tell me she doesn't know. We will get home and she will have several pieces to go with it. I don't seem to have that luck.
Both of the pieces that she has on were ordered on-line, I believe from ASOS. She didn't buy them to go together. In fact, the skirt was purchased for events at Christmas. The top she loved because it resembled Burberry.
The necklace is a piece of costume jewelry but look how nice it goes together.
Do your outfits come together easily or do you have to try on several things? Then, have a pile to hang back up. Some of you are laughing, I know!
It has been a while since I have posted, so I thought the title fit perfect.
I had a lunch date today with a friend, celebrating turning 50 yesterday!
I tried to zoom in close on this shot. I have joined a new company called Jeunesse. It is an anti-aging company that is not only for the outside but inside. I'm totally excited about the company. After only 3 weeks of using the Y.E.S (Youth Enhancing System), I have more energy (inside) and my skin feels amazing (outside). The company has a product called Instantly Ageless, works like Botox in less than 2 minutes.
Sorry for my absence. I was in a musical called Seussical. It took up 3 months of my life: 2 months of practice and 15 performances in November. Lots of fun, though. Then, there was Christmas preparations, shopping and Christmas parties.
Before I take it all down, I thought I would share my decorating for 2014. I wanted to do this blog earlier but I then had "sign-on" issues.
The front of our home before the snow came with the handmade candy canes.
This vignette was on my front porch.
One of my faves is the lamp shades outside.
Bringing the inside out.
Enameled antique pieces.
Table on our front porch. Another centerpiece I made.
The urns look great at night when they are lite up.
Santa's face will come out and snow flakes will be added.
Dining Room above and below.
I am into birds, right now. This print was a gift from a friend.
I especially like it and the little blue bird that both of my grand babies
love to pick up and carry around. It fits their hands perfect.
I removed green balls with bee's and replaced them with the red ornaments.
One of the centerpieces I did this year.
Harps and drums were from Bradbury's Pool Shop, Columbus, IN
many years ago.
The year my home was on the Hudson Christmas tour,
the roses were real. I replaced them with artificial.
I added the red ornaments into the crystal chandelier. I loved the look.
I liked the white milk glass this year, along with a few other white pieces.
Next year, I will be doing a white tree with red & white ornaments.
New tree, this year. Living Room. Loved it. I wish it would have photoed better.
I have a few vintage/antique ornaments and liked them of this color of tree.
Sounds like a start of a new collection to me, how about you?
I have a thing for old luggage.
The Main Tree in the Family Room!
Last year, I tried to skimp on this tree but my daughter came home from college and let me know that it didn't represent me. So, I took it all off and redecorated to the normal standard.
I had to photo the tree without the lights on, so that you could see it. It has lots of lights!
I love statement tops.
These vases sit out all year long. Added the ornaments for fun.
The reindeer's are new, this year. I thought the whimsy look went well with the whimsical painting.
Switched out the candle on the tall candlestick and added the large ornament
that is normally on my tree.
I have so much fun with the antique scale.
I switch out the treasures on the scale each season.
Antique flower box.
New piece, tree from Claire Marie in Seymour, IN.
My friend Janice has a great eye for finds like this one.
A special gift from a friend, this year.
I believe it came from Claire Marie, as well.
Greens will be added to this centerpiece, next year.
I bought the basket very close to Christmas, so it didn't happen.
Tree on the bar in the kitchen, adorned with antique ornaments.
I actually made this Santa years ago. He is wearing a mink coat.
He welcomes are guest at the door.
Lantern filled with ombre shades of lime green and clear balls.
Brings cheer to our daughter's bathroom.
Gold branches line the upper stair railing.
Hope you enjoyed the tour and it gave you some new decorating ideas.
I like to print out ideas I see and keep them filed for the coming year.