Closet Tour

I've been working for a long time on getting my closet organized just the way I want it. I thought I'd share it here. You'll also notice that I don't have room to expand -- I function on the one in, one out mode these days!

To begin with, this is where I keep my jackets. I've got them organized by color, and they are hanging two deep.

Right above my jackets, I've stolen a bit more of the BHW's side of the closet to hang my dress pants. I don't have so many of those anymore, and I don't wear these as often. (Maybe because they are so hidden? Hmmmm....)

In the rear of the closet I have most of my shoes and all of my denim. The top shelf holds assorted purses. I try to organize my shoes by both color and size. I keep my bigger belts hanging on hooks attached to the sides of this tower -- you can see them hanging there.

Moving on around the closet, you'll see where I keep my skirts, matching suits, and dresses. This is the most crowded area of the closet as I have a pretty bad skirt obsession. Everything is organized by color, and the skirts hang four deep.

This rather dark area is the space under the skirts; I keep some shoes -- mostly summer casual and not so favored other pairs -- here.

Hanging right before the skirts is one of the reasons that section is so crowded. This is a very useful scarf hanger I picked up from Ikea. All those scarves make for a bit more bulk in that section. This is WAY too heavy to hang on the back of the door like I planned.

Also in this section (but it pulls out, which is such a good idea) is my little belt hanger.

The middle section here is open cubbies and drawers. The drawers are full of my workout clothes, and the cubbies hold all of my sweaters and some of my tees, neatly folded and organized by color. Those bins up top hold maxi skirts, with pictures of what skirt is in which bin, and you can see more purse storage above the skirts on the left.

Under the first column of cubbies I have a bit more shoe storage.

The second column of cubbies. These bins up top hold sweatshirts and seasonal things. The top section here has all of my summer capris.

Under the second column, I have two tubs that have tanks in them. These are the tanks that don't get wrinkled. They are organized color vs black, gray, and white (although it looks like a white tank snuck in the wrong side).

Coming around to the front of the closet, I have two hanging racks. The top rack is where I hang my short sleeve shirts and tees that tend to wrinkle, organized by color, of course. The last few hangers on the right are my silk tanks, organized by color. The shelf underneath, which I didn't get a good shot of, has just enough space for me to stack my shorts by color.

And finally my long sleeve tops and button-ups. These are also organized by color. There is a bin under these where I keep my handwashing between washing days.
I hang everything on those special felted thin hangers, which lets me hang tee-shirts without stretching them out. As you can see, there is NO room for expansion.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Today seemed like a good Sunday to wear this star eyelet pencil skirt I picked up on the cheap from Talbots recently. It looked very cute with the J.Crew sailboat tee. I added the eyelet jacket due to the excess air conditioning. The eyelet skirt is soo cute on, and it's on sale right now at Talbots. I took a petite size in this. The bracelets to the right I picked up recently from Banana Republic for $13 each -- quite a good deal, really.
Eyelet Jacket in White, Chicos; Sailboat Tee, J.Crew; Star Eyelet Pencil Skirt in Cucumber, Talbots; Jewlery, Banana Republic and eBay.

Friday, July 12, 2013

This is what I'm wearing for a Friday night date with the BHW. Although this shirt looks a little orange here, it isn't. It's red, red, red.
Raj Paisley Skirt, J.Crew; Ikat Tee in Navy, J.Crew; Jewelry, J.Crew Factory and Banana Republic.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Today was a big day - sacrament meeting and Mark's birthday. I got a lot of compliments on this outfit -- and it was fun to wear, to boot! Mike and Alison came over to celebrate with us, but we missed Ben, who was working.
Floral Pencil Skirt, Talbots; Polka Dot Popover in Naples Blue, J.Crew Factory; Patent Stretch Belt in Navy, Talbots; Jewelry, Ily Couture and Macy's.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tomorrow is the BHW's birthday, so I spent a little time today running about getting things ready to go. A comfy tee and super easy pull on pants seemed the way to go for the day. This worked well for our evening out with Mark's parents, dining at the Texas Roadhouse.
Navy Crop Cargo Pants; Chicos; St. James Three-Quarter Sleeve Tee in Navy/Persimmon, J.Crew; Jewelry, J.Crew.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Today was the 4th of July, so of course we began our celebration with our traditional breakfast--yummy healthy pancakes with real whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries for topping, savory gourmet scrambled eggs with onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, orange juice, and, the pièce de résistance, bacon. We only have bacon twice a year: 4th of July and Christmas. This tradition started back in the days when we would get up very early and go over and watch the hot air balloons lift off, or sometimes we would participate in the 5k and the fun run, too, all of which are a part of Provo's big Freedom Festival. After running or watching the balloons, it would be midmorning, and we'd all be starving. We'd rush home and make a big, yummy breakfast. Over the years we've dropped the balloons and the run, but we've kept the breakfast. ;^)
That evening we went to see Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, and Cirque du Soleil perform as part of the Stadium of Fire. The acts were all very good, and the fireworks were amazing. Patty Davis was the MC, and she performed a very moving rendition of "Lean on Me." After the fireworks, we went over and joined the street dance for a while as we waited for traffic to die down.
I wore a very simple but festive outfit using a patriotic sweater I've had for probably about 15-20 years. Since I really only wear it on the 4th, it still looks brand new.
Star Sweater, Christopher & Banks; Navy Shorts; Talbots.

June Purchases

As you can see, I've been dipping into the fantastic sales at J.Crew. My only splurge was the liberty print popover in floral eve, which sold out before it went on sale (a rare occurrence).