After this past weekend of gorgeous weather and being (somewhat) warm, I am SO tempted to pull all my warm weather clothing out of their bins and switch over my closet.
Done with the sweaters and heavy layers, so looking forward to light and bright. But probably not so fast. We have a ways to go. But as you ponder and start your switch over, take your time and do it right.
With each piece being put away you need to ask yourself:
1) Did I wear it over the winter? Why or why not? If it was lingering just “in case” or “if I can fit into again” and you don’t, let it go.
2) Is is clean? Even teeny, tiny stains attract moths when in storage. If it’s not, wash or dryclean before storage.
3) Is it in need of repair? If so, fix or discard.
4) Store your goods right. Latest and greatest is that plastic bins are not the way to go. Fabric garment bags are good. Get some.
5) Finish with 3 distinct piles:
•Giveaway • Consignment for Fall 2012 (clean and treat like the items are staying but in separate marked container so you’re not tempted to keep come Sept). • Fall Wardrobe.
Easy, peasy right? The hard part is waiting for our PNW warm weather. Hopefully the wait isn’t long….
*Images from Google*
This past week was filled with unexpected “at home” time due to rampant germ fests in the local schools. Not one for doing well with extended a.h. time, a project needed to happen. Over the years I have collected a fair amount of decor pieces from vases to candle holders and little chotchkie’s that I like to use in vignettes around my home. Wanting to switch them out often, easy access was needed but they were everywhere. Bottom drawers, linen closets, laundry room and the list goes on. I don’t have a lot of storage in my home but I found a closet that was basically an oversized junk drawer. Time to resolve that.
Now everything is in one place , separated by material (glass, metal, porcelain) and I look forward to playing more and seeing what little creative numbers, I can come up with.
While on the topic of organization, check these out.
I saw these through Remodelista.com this morning. Currently wading through piles of papers for tax time, who couldn’t use these? And check out KaufmannMercantile.com. Like a small town “has everything store” without the dust.
Finally, a jaunt through Ikea this afternoon had me thinking chairs. For those who don’t want to pay for the official “Ghost Chair” through DWR for $410 or even the $125 version through Amazon, there is the Ikea version for $79.99.
Perfect for a small area that needs a chair but could do without the look of added weight to cramp the space.
Last but not least, a pop of color for your yard or deck. Makes me think of bunny rabbits and chocolate cream eggs.
Happy early weekend, I’m ready for it, aren’t you? Stay dry!
This month’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine cover has yoga body Gwyneth P. looking gorgeous in a jumpsuit. I love a good jumpsuit. I even own a grown up romper or two. Either you love ’em or you don’t. My admiration has been a long time standing.
I begged my mom for this number I found on Robson Street in Vancouver and this was my excitement Christmas morning. Christmas morning was always early morning so do not judge!!! You like the matching ankle boots, belt and handbag?
Today, the jumpsuit I own is an all black, spaghetti strap number that I love to wear. Not only are they comfortable but also so versatile, easily transitioning from day to night.
For those who are in, here is a little Polyvore inspiration for getting lots of use out of your jumpsuit:
$150 – allsaints.com
$110 – topshop.com
$118 – madewell.com
£445 – johnlewis.com
$130 – oasis-stores.com
$1,195 – bergdorfgoodman.com
$103 – zappos.com
$1,425 – openingceremony.us
$215 – stylebop.com
$225 – charmandchain.com
$395 – macys.com
$57 – shopthetrendboutique.com
$975 – mytheresa.com
Hope you all had a great weekend. As Sunday is winding down, I’m getting a chance to catch my breath and reflect on what a fun, Friday I had. Thanks to MM from JNSQ for getting me started, I have had the opportunity to take my styling behind the scenes to the world of fashion photography. This past Friday, I gathered a team of fabulous to do a shoot for an up and coming SMG model, Rachel. One photo from the photographer has been posted, check out my FB page. In the meantime, enjoy the behind the scenes (taken with an iphone, please excuse the fuzzies).
Model (SMG): Rachel Robinson – http://www.smgmodels.com
Photography: Connor Surdi – Photography –http://
Fashion Stylist: Pink Pagoda Style – http://pinkpagodastyle.com
MUA: Justine Martinez – http://www.makeupbyjustine.com
Hair: Leydi Garcia – http://www.bellaoffmain.com
Assistant: Mike Diep – http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsmikeyyd
Today, I popped over to Bellevue Square to not only pull some items for a photo shoot tomorrow but also to see what was new. Well, one thing that isn’t quite new but soon will be is:
Another notable is that one of my go to places for costume jewels (Macy’s) is once again having a big sale with lots of goodness to choose from. There was a fair size area dedicated to 50% off and then the rest all seemed to be 15% off but there is a current 20% off coupon that cardholders should have. **Bring yours, they aren’t just making it happen**.
And for those of you who have followed PPS for quite some time, you know that I am either a J.Crew fan OR a Banana Republic fan, never both at the same time. Well never say never (a little shout out to my daughers secret bf, JB, on his birthday) as today I was feeling it from both stores. Depending on what you were after, both establishments had some goodness.
Banana Republic is still with the MadMen theme and had some fabulous work pieces. As well, some great plaid, button down shirts that you would normally equate with J.Crew. Also some fun accessories:
And moving on down the corridor, to J.Crew. If you are ready to pack up and head somewhere tropical in the next month or so, this is your place to visit. Lots of around the pool worthy dresses, hats, and general warm weather happiness in a casual resort sort of way. Also, I was in search of an “old-school-like” denim jacket for tomorrow and without much luck (even spoke with a Levi’s rep in one store) but J.Crew came through. Finally, fun accessories and some great, thin weight cardi’s in a good assortment of colors.