Style means being prepared
Today's post is about decluttering, reusing, recycling, organizing and reorganizing your armoire.
Spring is right around the corner, that means SPRING CLEANING!
My hope is to inspire you to reorder your closet. As the Equinox approaches, this is a time to also get balanced, allow Mother Nature to show you the way! Reordering your armoire is a great way to start your Spring cleaning.
Did you know that you only wear 20 percent of the clothes in your closet?
That means 80 percent of your clothes are just hanging there.
I work as a personal stylist, part of my job is to rearrange your closet to maximize your closet's potential. It's a two step process.
First, we will shop in your own closet to put together new outfits, pictures are taken, accessories are chosen, and your bag/briefcase organized. We will also get rid of outdated clothing, and donate the rest to charity.
The second step is a shopping spree. I am paid for my time to take you to the shops to purchase quality items that accentuate your features and assets.
My clients are serious, professional people, but don't want their look to be stern, but rather classy, and most of all, comfortable. Style and comfort is the goal.
Today, I'm giving you a sneak peak into my little armoire, I'll share some styling tips and tricks, and give you some food for thought.
I use wire hangers. Mommie Dearest would be so upset! But, I couldn't care less.
I love shopping as much as the next girl, I like to be well dressed, stylish, classy, yet comfortable, approachable, and elegant. I don't follow trends, I buy clothing that accentuates my assets, but doesn't distract from my features.
Most of my clothing has come from clothing exchanges, meaning they were given to me, or come from top notch second hand stores. I also love thrift store boutique shopping, I love to find little treasures and one of a kind pieces.
I recently reorganized my closet. It took a few hours, but I managed to sort it out.
My clothes are now organized by outfit, much like prepackage meals!
I choose it, put it on, I know it looks good, then five minutes later, I'm out the door.
I eliminated the "I've got nothing to wear" statement from my life!
Turns out, for a small closet, I have a lot of clothes! I made wise outfit choices, even adopted a 'uniform' outfit, to maximum time efficiency, as I am working hard at being on time.
I am a lazy person, but in order for me to be lazy, I must prepare to be lazy.
I want everything to be in place so my fingers can easily find what I'm looking for.
There is nothing more that I love doing than nothing itself. Sure, I have appointments to get to, but the quicker I'm out the door, the quicker I can get back to doing nothing! Maximum efficiency!
I also attempt to have keep a positive outlook on life, but I'm also smart enough to know that it takes action to remain positive. Being in a positive space, for me, means that I'm dressed well, I've put on my face, that I'm sleeping well, eating well, and taking care of myself. I make an effort to reflect positivity, so that positivity is reflected back at me.
As silly as it sounds, putting on a well fitted ensemble is the one of the first steps to making positive changes in your life. It takes the same amount of time to wear a frumpy outfit or a nice outfit, the difference is how you feel.
I know when I look pretty, professional, and comfortable in my clothing, I am ready to tackle the day. Looking frumpy makes you feel frumpy, period.
My little armoire is now well organized, everything is in its proper place, and easy to find. I decluttered as well, retiring 10 items. I also picked out accessories to enhance my ensembles.
The reason I decided to reorganize my closet was to maximize time.
As I mentioned above, I am attempting to be on time. I usually run 3 - 15 minutes behind schedule. I hate this about myself, but sometimes it can't be helped: weather conditions, public transportation problems, waking up late. It's a work in progress, but working on efficiency is never a waste. Now that my closet is organized, I feel a weight has been lifted from me, now, I'm not wasting time trying to find something to wear. Now, I pick, put on, get out! And that makes me happy!
I hope you take the time to reorganize your closet. Need help? That's my specialty.
Hiring a personal stylist, like me, will educate you, and that knowledge will serve you forever. Believe it!
Be positive. Take care. Dress well.
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Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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