Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Closet Organizing Tip: Linen Closet

TACKLING THE LINEN CLOSET 


Hi Dolls!

The linen closet is a space that seems to always attract clutter. Even when you take the time to organize and tidy up, it seems to revert back to it's messy state rather quickly.  Furthermore, it's a space that is accessed by the whole family, and thus is even harder to keep clean without some structure. 

I first organized my linen closet when we moved into the house years ago. I pulled together a hodge-podge of baskets to help sort the many, many products kept inside. Although this did help keeping the categories of items separate, it still didn't look quite right...nor was it as functional as I had hoped. The longer we lived in the house, the more the clutter returned and soon the closet didn't seem organized at all!



Time passed, and it took me awhile to find the right type of baskets to both house all of our inventory, as well as fit the aesthetic look I was going for. Once I found them, however, it was LOVE at first sight! (Silly how organizing items gets me so excited!) 



Aren't they gorge?
These baskets come in two different sizes, have a chalk board plate on the front for labeling, and are extremely inexpensive. ✔✔✔ (Click here to order.)
I needed to maximize the space and assure I'd get the correct amount of baskets from the get-go, so I measured each shelf, and calculated how many of each size would fit before purchasing.

Now to reorganize. I started the process by taking every single item out of the closet (throwing many things away in the process). I then sorted them into different groups on the bathroom floor, which allowed me to see which categories I could separate everything into, and how much of each category there was. Once I was done, I was able to choose the appropriate size basket for each group. 
Finally, using a chalk pen, I labeled each basket accordingly.



Our linen closet has NEVER looked so good! If you have a space that needs organizing, I'm happy to help! Schedule your free consultation today.

Until next time. 😉

XOXO
💋
Kit Kat


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Trending: Velvet


VELVET CRUSH


Hi Dolls, 

I just have to gush about one of Fall's hottest trends: Velvet! I am very excited about the return of this luxe trend. Totally 80s, yet totally gorge! It is super feminine, and adds a touch of glam to any outfit. 


One of my favorite ways to wear velvet is in a skirt. Pair it with a tee or patterned blouse, and switch out your shoes for an easy day-to-night look.




Another great way to incorporate it, is into your footwear.  Loafers and mules are also trending right now, and wearing them in a velvet fabric is just to die for!  Not into the loafer/mule trend? Velvet heels and boots are on everywhere too! 






If you're really ready to dive into velvet for Fall (like me) dresses and pant suits are going to be all the rage for those chic holiday parties.





 I love trends returning from previous times, because you can often find amazing, and unique, pieces at vintage and second hand stores. You can bet you'll find me scouring the racks for velvet gems this Fall. 


Stay tuned to my Instagram for the ways I end up rocking this trend.  I just can't get enough!

Until next time, fashionistas. 

XOXO

Kit Kat

Friday, October 20, 2017

Closet Highlight Of The Month: September

CLOSET MAKEOVER - October


Hi Dolls,

This month's highlighted closet makeover was a fun one! I mean, they're all fun to me, but this one stood out because I'd done it before. I'm talking serious déjà vu! Well...not this exact closet. One that was identical in size and had basically the same layout. The finished look, however, was quite different. (Click for previous post.) 

BEFORE:




After going through each item with the client, and purging many of them, I got to work organizing. 

I started with reorganizing the different sections, so that they made a little more sense. I put all of the winter items together, all of the blouses and lighter shirts together, all of the pants and skirts together, and all of the dresses in one place. I also color coordinated everything. 

Due to the fact that you cannot see the floor, beneath the clothing, I had to come up with a solution for all of the client's boots. I decided to put them up on the top shelf so that they were out of the way, but still visible for easy selection.  The rest of the shoes were able to stay where they were, and just needed a little restructuring.

AFTER:




Again, notice the big difference in just switching out the hangers to matching, space saving ones. Just sayin...






A similar closet to one done before, but a totally different, finished look.

On to the next. :)

XOXO

Kit Kat