Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend.
My weekend was fabulous, because one of my best friend’s got engaged to a wonderful guy! We ended up having a few friend’s over for some drinks on Saturday night before going out and she and her now fiancee showed up after a “secret date”, and 2 steps in the door she held up her left hand with a STUNNING ring on it!! I may have started jumping up and down and having heart palpitations from the excitement… Congratulations to the happy couple, no one deserves it more.
Of course there was champagne all around – the new bride to be, Kenzie, is in the printed top and I made sure she held that ring up for the picture : ) It was also great to have our friend, Elizabeth, in town to visit.
Other fun things that happened were Michael making me a delicious chorizo & sweet potato scramble on Sunday morning that he insisted I take a picture of for the blog – he was proud of his brunch skills
I also took some pictures of our new closet and my under the bathroom sink organization to share with you all.
In case you are wondering, we took our closet measurements to Storables and had them design a custom closet for us. If you are looking for a good new closet system, we highly recommend. They don’t do installation but my husband and his handy friend Eric installed ours in a day.
Here is my side of the closet. I can see all of my clothes now! I still have a box of summer clothes in storage, but I think even once I pull that out everything will fit. I keep clutches and purses up top, and items not used that often in bins overhead. I organize my shirts by color and sleeve length (although they are a little out of sorts right now), and then blazers and vests live together on the bottom rack. Dresses have a nice long hang space, but are currently disorganized. My underwear, socks, etc. are in the 2 drawers and all of my sweaters folded in the cabinets. Boots are down on the floor below my shelves of jeans.
Here is Michael’s side of the closet in case you are wondering… that is all he gets, I took all the other walls for myself : )
Next we have shoe racks and a shelf for my scarves, along with my belts that are hung on what are actually key/mail holders (thanks to my Mom for that brilliant idea!)
More shoes are kept on an over the door hanger, and all my Spring/Summer shoes are still under the bed. A girl can never have too many shoes! My jewelry hangs on the wall above the laundry basket – I love this jewelry organizer.
I got some fabulous under the sink ideas from Pinterest that I decided to implement. First off was simple folder holders that I hung on each cabinet using those sticky tab things – one for my hair dryer, the other for curling/flat irons. I also got some magnetic tape that I put across the top of the inside of the cabinet to store bobby pins within easy reach – how cool is that?!
And finally for today’s outfit, the gorgeous Marion over at Marionberry Style is having a challenge this week that will be posted on Wednesday, but I am planning on participating in Bloggers do it Better: Red tomorrow so I had to get this done today. What is the challenge? Colorblocking for the office! This was a tough one for me as I tend to stay neutral for pants and skirts. It made me realize that I could perhaps branch out a little big there. Since I work in a very casual office I decided to do colorblocking on the top half and stick with jeans on the bottom. I am sort of wishing I had gone for my leopard print shoes now, looking at the pictures I think a little print would have really pulled this together – oh well! I think the pink and royal purple together are fun and a bright and cheery combo is very needed on this grey Seattle day. Thanks for hosting Marion! Be sure to stop by on Wednesday to see how everyone else wears colorblocking to their office.
Would you wear colorblocking to your office?
Jeans – Citizen’s, Blazer – Zara, Blouse – Halogen, Shoes – Paolo, Necklace – H&M