Happy Friday! Can’t you just taste the weekend a mere few hours away? This weekend seemed long but was actually very productive and busy.
This weekend I am heading to one of my favorite places in the world for the first time this summer. I am so looking forward to a relaxing break, some fresh seafood, and the always calming to me salt water.
Last weekend, in a desperate attempt to find the ocean, the boy and I ventured to Jacob Riis Park. I had never heard of the park, but read about it in Time Out New York as a quick beach “staycation.” I’ll admit, I had never ventured to a “New York” beach. The Hamptons sounded snooty, the rest dirty, and I frankly had no interest. But I was craving the sand and am so glad we ventured out! We took the subway to the bus to find a quiet, diverse beach with clean water, a huge expanse of sand, and a hot dog on the boardwalk. Plus, how often do you see New York City on the horizon of the ocean?
I rarely post and cover an editorial spread. It needs to really strike my fancy- like this one. The combination of rocker meets 60′s mod with plenty of big lashes and big hair (do we realize I LOVE big hair by now?!) is absolutely amazing. P.S if you’re going to work a crop top this summer, image #2 is the perfect tutorial!
Last year I decided to switch up my “big” sunglasses routine, and bought a pair of cat eye sunglasses from Urban Outfitters on a whim. Needless to say from my outfit photos, they have barely left my face since. I love the retro nod and unique twist of this shape. Today, I got a sweet text from my mom saying cat eye sunglasses were featured on the Today Show, and hence I was “such” a trendsetter. She certainly knows how to brighten a sleepy Monday morning, and possibly convinced me to add a tortoise shell variation to my collection.
My sister recently moved into a new apartment and has sent me multiple texts asking how she should organize her closet. Frankly, if you live in New York, you will likely never have sufficient closet space.ever. With that said, I have gotten fairly creative at cramming a decent amount of clothes into a fairly tiny closet with a tidge of organization. Here are my tips:
Color coordinated closets look beautiful, but they have never functioned well for me. Instead I organize by item.
Coats go on the top rack in the far corner (If you have a coat closet, lucky you, and ignore this.)
I also hang skirts and pants on the top rack because they are shorter and won’t hang over the bottom bar. Pleated and easily wrinkled skirts get proper “skirt” hangers, and the others are hung folded, two per hanger (double hanging is crucial for a small closet!)
On the bottom bar I hang dresses followed by shirts. In the corner I hide the two jackets I reach for on chilly spring nights. Finally it’s important to keep the pieces you most often reach for within easy reach. For me this means keeping work appropriate dresses and shirts on the bottom bar.
As far as the always difficult to store shoes- I keep my nicer shoes on a shoe rack in the bottom of my closet, and boots on the shelf in between bars (stuffed full of magazines to keep their shape!) Sandals and flats are kept in a shoe rack on the back of the bedroom door.
I’m always looking to improve this system so do tell, how do your organize clothes in a small space?
On a side note, in the distance of the second photo you may see a group of men hanging out of the window. They were encouraging the boy and I to come upstairs for an impromptu photoshoot in their “light filled studio…” at 10pm on a Friday night (this explains the incredibly awkward photo above.)
How was your weekend?
- I am a recent iPhone convert and have been playing around quite a bit with Instagram, although I absolutely refuse to snap what I’m eating. You can follow my photos here.
- Also, I love following the positive life tidbits from Gala Darling, and her post on Thursday is empowering, and a tidge challenging if you stop to think about it.
- Without doing a full MTV Awards rundown, because frankly I could stand watching the whole thing, Charlize Theron completely rocked out the peplum. Besides that I don’t think I’ve seen many things tackier than Russell Brand repeatedly mocking his marriage.
- Finally, my staple platform sandals from this post literally split in half mid walk! I have my eyes peeled for some new ones, and would love some suggestions. I like them to be fairly high, comfortable, and not the least bit wobbly. P.S aren’t these cute?
I was tempted by the pajama pants trend earlier in the spring, but didn’t want to splurge on an expensive pair that I may only wear a handful of times. At $35, these pants were an easy way to try out some comfortable pants, and after wearing them to a soccer bar, I am impressed by how much I like them. The fabric isn’t sheer, which I was concerned about, and the pattern is far more wearable than I expected. The rest of the shopping trip for “work clothes” I actually like, not so successful.
Also, what’s not so wearable? These platforms which split down the middle half way through my walk to Mr. Dennehy’s.