Friday, December 19, 2014

How To Build A Wardrobe On A Budget, Part 2

build wardrobe on a budget part two

Cleansing your closet is the best and worst part of the building process. Best part because it is so stress relieving to rid your closet of all the unnecessary clothing and accessories. Worst part because it is so time consuming. It took about four hours to clean my closet out because I did this thorough cleanse. So I definitely suggest dedicating a day or a half day to this.

So how do you do a closet cleanse?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GIVEAWAY // A Gift For You

Y'all, I'm super excited about my very first giveaway. Since I'm turning 24 on Friday (YAY!), I wanted to give you all a little something something to celebrate.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me post about Owen + Ceme. It's an adorable Etsy shop run by my even more adorable parents. They specialize in hand crafted wood decor, hand refinished furniture featuring Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, and vintage finds.

Monday, December 15, 2014

How To Build A Wardrobe On A Budget, Part 1

A/N: This post was originally published in 2013, but it's one of the most popular posts on my blog, so I decided to give it a facelift!

In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, "I confronted that eternal puzzle - a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear."

Boy, that has happened to me more times than I'd like to count. Sometimes I look at my closet, shut the door, then open it again hoping something will pop out at me...hasn't worked yet.

After going through this ritual over and over again, I realized that there are two major mistakes made by many of us when it comes to our closets:

We're all closet hoarders. // (Pun intended.) For some reason, we tell ourselves that we need to keep that top and those pants from our younger days. I mean, they might fit again some day! I know. I use to say the same thing. Trust me, you don't really need that top from high school that you wore to your first Sadie Hawkins. If it's sentimental to you, pull it out of your closet and tuck it in a memory box. It's hard to let go, but it's time if you want to improve your wardrobe.

We're sale impulsive buyers. // You head over to the sale rack, pick something up, and bam! It's only two dollars?! I have to buy it! We've all been sucked into this black hole. If you've ever seen a sales rack at Old Navy or Forever 21, you know what I'm talking about. You buy something that you would never buy at full price 9 times out of 10 and it ends up sitting in your closet forever.

So how do we break these horrible habits?