Spring Is In The Air! Time To Go Shopping? I Have A Better (Less-Expensive) Idea!

What is greater than clever ideas, that are simple, add style, and enhance our everyday life?

Try selecting a simple vase to display your forgotten earrings!


A few years back when on holiday visiting a girlfriend of mine, I noticed that she had created a beautiful display of earrings on the edge of a simple vase. Stunning, really! Not only was it decorative, but, it also helped her remember her accessory options.

But, of course...it seems so obvious!

One of the top rules of personal styling is; you can’t wear it, if you don’t see it! How many of us have loads of wonderful jewelry; earrings, necklaces, bangles and the like, but end up wearing the same three pieces over and over?

What about shoes? Handbags? Jeans?

When cleaning out our closet, we’ve all heard the rule if we haven’t worn it for a year, get rid of it! That’s a good premise, but if it’s been outta sight, it may be that it’s actually a super fantastic addition to your wardrobe that you simply don’t remember to wear.

It happens to me all the time! How about you? Does the way you have your wardrobe set up make it easier to slip on the same old belt with your jeans instead of using one of those lovely scarves that’s jammed in the back of a drawer?

Do you have baskets of look good hair clips and sparkly pins collecting dust while you pull your hair up in the same old ponytail?

We don’t need to go shopping ladies…it’s time to make use of what we already have!

If you agree, perhaps it’s time to revamp your wardrobe and refresh your style. A good place to start is by pulling everything out of your closet and sorting into three piles: Keep it, Donate it and Not sure.

Then, take the “not sure” pile, and see what else it works with. Does it really express the image that is your own? Not sure? Ask an honest friend to give you their opinion about what works and what doesn’t. Even better, get a style buddy and be each other’s 2nd opinion!

Whatever system you prefer, I encourage you to come from a place of “plenty.” Even if you are left with half of what you started with, you’ll now get to appreciate and actually wear even more of it than before!

If you need inspiration, I’d like to introduce you to two amazing women…

On the West coast in San Francisco is Kristina Moore who is editor and chief stylist of Corporate Fashionista. You can find her on her extremely resourceful blog, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

On the East coast in New York is Alexandra Greenawalt who is founder and chief stylist of AlexandraStyle.  You can find her on her amazing style website, as well as Twitter and Facebook .

Both are lovely women devoted to helping you claim your style and update your wardrobe. I hope you will check them out!

In the meantime, find your favorite vase, place it on your dresser and let it be the starting point for remembering the earrings you have. I even like adding flowers weekly for a fresh touch.

But, don’t stop there…go through and remember how many great pieces your wardrobe already has!

And, if you have some styling or wardrobe tips or tricks, please share them here with me, and your fellow readers.

I can’t wait to hear what you are up to!

And, as always, I’m in your corner…



Spring Is In The Air! Time To Go Shopping? I Have A Better (Less-Expensive) Idea! — 2 Comments

  1. I love it! When I start getting bored with my clothes, I make a game out of it. I tell myself that for at least a week, I have to change at least one thing about the outfits I normally wear, whether it be trying new earrings with it, changing up the shirt/jeans/skirt combinations that I typically use, or busting out shoes that have found there way to the back of the closet. I have gotten some new favorites out of it and have fun doing it!

    • What a great idea to mix it by making it a game! Your approach is definitely user friendly...if we don’t have the time for an overhaul we can do it bit by bit...great idea! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment...xoxo

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