Sunday, June 12, 2011
What A Mess! Sort Of....
This is part of what I have been working on organizing in the last couple of days. It's an assortment of items that I usually store in armoire's such as cheapy but cute jewelry from forever 21, random sunglasses (aviators are the only style I wear, I look funny in those big, huge bug-eye styles), pins/brooches, cocktail rings, massive bebe earrings, everyday watches, and all that fun stuff. I LOVE F21 when it comes to jewelry, their assortment is so huge and cheap that even if a piece breaks/comes undone, I don't mind since I am always happy to look for new finds.
Although my accessories organization gets a massive fail, I think I have finally cleaned up my shoes nicely.
Oh, and no, I didn't buy all of these heels overnight, it has been years of collecting and growing my love for shoes, it's my hobby! The setup is not ideal, since there's a huge waste of space between the shelves, but, oh well, it works! Ideally, I would love to have a closet specialist to come in and design my dream closet, but I am very happy and satisfied with this setup. I organized everything by shoe type and then within each category by color.
At first, I tried to set up each pair right next to one another but they were taking up way too much space. So, as you can see in the picture below, and because I have small feet, I was able to fit the right shoe in the front and place the left shoe in the back at a slight angle. I can fit more shoes on a single shelve and it looks really nice when they're all lined up. I got these bookshelves at walmart, they were super cheap, about $25, they are 5 shelves, but I cheat and use the very top so essentially, I get 6 shelves out of it.
I am so glad I threw out my boxes, this is definitely the ideal setup for someone like me who's always running late. I like having all sorts of brands mixed up since I can see the little gems that I've been able to score for 20 bucks that often went forgotten in their boxes. The only thing is that I have to continually dust, but hey, it's worth it!
So what's your current setup? I'm all ears!