Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How I track my clothing.

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?

Monday, April 20, 2015

brown jacket/white jeans plus blouse tip

Hello Everyone!
Hope your week is off to a great start.
 Here in Wisconsin, we have just had a few really nice days.  
Makes us hopeful that spring is finally here.
Along with loving the nice weather, I am loving the distressed boyfriend jeans.
I have gained a few pounds over the winter and have done quite a bit of traveling,
so they are very comfortable to wear on flights.
 For me, I can't wear oversized clothing or yoga pants daily, as they do not keep me in check.
If I did, I'm sure I would gain more weight than I have.
 This photo is a good one to teach you a clothing tip.
As you can see, my shirt is pulling in the front.
There are ways to prevent this~1) don't stand like I'm standing :)
2)You can add a snap between the 2 buttons in the area where the shirt is pulling
3) Have the front sewn down, then have a zipper added on the side
(This works the best for ladies who have a large bust in comparison to their waist)


Have a wonderful week!  Debbie

sunglasses-Michael Kors
shirt-Club Monaco
shoes-Cole Haan

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Denim on Denim

Hello Everyone!  Hope your Tuesday has been a great one.

Today was a double denim day.  Do you wear denim on top and the bottom? 
 How do you feel about it?  With these pieces both being dark and separated by the sweater, 
I was OK with it.
The windows in my home are giving me a natural glow.  
It will be nice to be able to photo outside again.
Here in Wisconsin, we are still having cool days.
Sweater-W by Worth
Shoes-Stuart Weitzman
Scarf-The Limited