Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year New Wardrobe

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Welcome to 2011. I had a wonderful but short break in Melbourne and have been back at work since Monday. Being back at work so soon has been made that much easier thanks to a total wardrobe makeover/organisational revamp that is finally complete. The wardrobe itself, while larger than any I have had in previous homes, didn't have any shelving or drawers. So off to ikea it was to pick up the Antonius wire basket drawers $70 and the circle scarf hanger $8. The two shoe racks (upper and lower) are from The Reject Shop, and hold my 50 + pairs of shoes (most of which are covered in the lower section by clothes) $25 and $20 each. Over the door is a Howards Storage World door hanging rack $25, and on the pole are three hooks I found at a local $2 shop, $3 for the set which are perfect for hanging hats, belts and over sized bags in a space that would have otherwise been unutilised.

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I can't believe I ever shared a space less than this size with Henry for four years!

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My favourite and most worn shoes all go on display on the top shelf. From Left to right, top to bottom: NEW Rubi Shoes buckle wedges $39, Nu + Nan zipper wedge $90, Tsumori Chisato fringed wedges from Opening Ceremony $650, NEW Target Espadrill Wedges $25 on sale, Chloe shoes which were worn to my wedding (price unknown as wish not to think about it), Rubi Shoes clogs $35, Jeffrey Campbell creepers $110 from Nasty Gal, Wittner clogs $139, Urban Outfitters wedges $100, Topshop buckle wedges $100.

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My bags hanging from the Howards Storage World door rack. The fur tail is fake fur and was a gift!

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Awesome find of the year, $2 shop hooks working their organisational magic. Ikea circle scarf holder doing what it does best, holding scarves.

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My new dressing table was found on ebay and I love it. It deceptively manages to hold nearly as much as my large old 1950's dresser did, but is more compact and chic and Henry is actually able to open his wardrobe door. I'm still looking for the perfect dressing table chair, so am covering a $9 ikea bucket chair with a fake fur blanket we had lying around for the moment. Our bedroom is at the back of our apartment, and as such gets virtually no natural light even with the strange half walls we have (so annoying as there is no privacy when guests are here) hence the lamp. The half wall, whilst  ugly, is handy as it doubles as a shelf, we are thinking of putting some indoor plants on it to make it less stark and give us some more privacy.

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My jewellery is normally kept in its dust bags/boxes but I took it all out to show you all. My Estelle Deve necklace, Drown refraction necklace, Marc Jacobs pin from first trip to NYC, Shu Uemera feather eyelashes, Make Believe flower necklace, Does Not Equal arrow necklace, Alpha60 Owl pin, Gala Curios bow necklace, Hand ring holder from Urban Outfitters in NYC with assorted City Chic rings.

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Too many perfume choices. My current fave is Vera Wang Glam Princess, which has a pretty ugly bottle but is my idea of the prefect scent for summer.

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Make-up is kept in a desk tidy from Ikea, with assorted jewellery, sunnies and hand mirrors all stored here.

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The best part of the dressing table is you can flip the mirror down and hide all the make-up mess. The dressing table reminds me a little of Betty Drapers on Mad Men as hers had this function too.

All up this make over cost about $300 including the dressing table. Pretty good don't you think? Its such a pleasure getting dressed in the morning with so much space and everything in its spot.

18 comments:

  1. this is so cool...I've encountered a big storage problem since moving into my new place, its seriously the tiniest closet ever and I dont know what to do! Right now almost everything is on the floor :-/

    I need this inspiration

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  2. WOW. I have some MAJOR organisation envy right now!

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  3. i am so jealous of the dressing table!!!!!
    i love it!
    but id like a bigger mirror.
    =D
    love.x.
    http://stylefashionlifelove.blogspot.com/

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  4. I loooooooooooooove your dressing table, it's perfect!!! Going to stalk Ebay now!!!

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  5. Is your dressing table from ikea as well? How much was it? I'd like to get something similar & I love how it hides the mess!

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  6. okay, i'm jealous. i admit it. i've been really, really slacking off on the whole wardrobe-organization thing ever since i moved into this place. i finally grew the courage to tackle a bit of the mess in my closet, recently, but it still has a long, loooong way to go before it's in any sort of proper shape!!

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  7. That's a really cool dressing table! Love the collection of shoes and jewelry you own, it's really nice!

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  8. So neat!!! Love your dressing table! XxX

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  9. I REALLY need to reorganise my closet like this ; my pile of shoes is getting out of hand.
    I cant believe how cool that dresser is aswell! I want a pop up mirror thing to hide all my crap in haha

    Your chloe shoes are so lovely :) x

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  10. you have a very enviable collection of shoes. tsumori chisato ones are so swoon worthy!

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  11. I love how you have bits and pieces from chain stores like Rubi Shoes and Target. Shows that you can still have a killer closet on a budget. Love your work Hayley.

    Please drop by sometime :)
    www.tobeadvisedaus.blogspot.com

    xx Deb

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  12. That dresser is awessoommee!!
    And I still to this day love the accessories in that Chloe collection your wedges are from.

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  13. Everything is so organised and pleasing to look at! I'd love to be so sorted out. Your collection of pretty stuff is drool-worthy. Thanks for letting us see inside your room, it's so interesting finding out how other people live (especially fashionable ones) and one of my favourite parts of reading blogs.

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  14. I love that feeling when you do a big wardrobe clean up and its all neat and organised! Well done.

    www.pureblissfashion.com

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  15. the dressing table os too cute want one lol

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  16. you have a huge collection of shoes in your home. So beautiful collection new and fashionable cloths shoes and haads superb
    shoes uk

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  17. Just beautiful!!!I love your dressing table!:)

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