Monday, September 23, 2013

Thoughts on home.....

Moving will surely make you reassess not only your life but your purchases and the importance and necessity of each one.  I've been living with 25% of my belongings for almost a year. When I moved into my new home two weeks ago I had most of the boxes put in the basement. I just couldn't deal with a construction site and a disaster zone of scattered boxes all of the house. I'm slowly moving the clothing a little at a time from my temporary residence. I must be in a purging mode because my give away pile is quickly growing. 

My new home doesn't have a very big closet, it's not tiny but it is hardly the walk in closet I had in my old home. I'm also using my antique armoire for all my folded clothing, so that really helps. I've decided when I look in my closet I want everything to look new, fresh and special. (hence the give away pile)...I've always admired french women for their ability to look stylish while only owning a small number of high quality pieces. That's going to be my fashion philosophy moving forward. Will I still be slightly addicted to jewels and baubles vintage and new? I'm sure but I'm certainly going to think twice before I hastily grab another bargain item at the Neiman Marcus semi annual sale.....Don't we all wear the same 5 pairs of jeans and 5 pairs of black pants anyway!? ;)

Below I've shared some smaller closet organization inspiration with you! I'm absolutely going to install hooks someplace in my bedroom or closet for my necklace collection. I love Kelly Wearstler's storage idea above! 

Cheers to a great Monday and week. The past two weeks have been a little hectic in my world, then my little kitty of fifteen years who was always by my side passed away yesterday. You'll never be forgotten Miss Gabby. I love you!!! I think you would have been happy in our new home....

8 comments:

Alan said...

Love your closet ideas! They're so creative and unique. Good job!

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

SO sorry to hear about your dear kitty. Thinking of you!
xKim

Elaine Cascio said...

I'm one of your faithful but silent followers. Had to comment to say how sorry I am about your kitty. I know you have lots to keep you busy, but I'm sure you'll miss having your furry companion to help you through. Sending healing thoughts your way.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Thanks for your warm thoughts about my kitty. It means so much to me. xx

Calli said...

Julie,
I, like Elaine above am more of a silent, but faithful follower. I am a momma to 3 kitty's and a pup so my heart goes out to you more than you know, especially as you have gone through so much with your family and your move. I ditto everything Elaine has said.
Now, for happier thoughts, I completely agree with you on the organizing and downsizing. I have a huge bedroom but no closet so I use a wardrobe rack and dressers but would love to find an old wardrobe. I would also love to pare down to a parisian style wardrobe of owning only a few select pieces.
I read your posts via email every evening and I wish you and the kiddos all the best in your new home!
Calli

Standard TV said...

My closet could use some of this organization!

Jessups Major Appliance Center said...

Love the organization here. Much needed in my life also!

Tara D. said...

Hi Julie. My condolences on your beloved feline. She is with you in your new abode. Know you have lots of love sent your way. Best Always!

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