Home for the holidays?

Just thinking about the holidays gives me chills….literally!    Recently one of my clients asked me to do a post of “what to wear” for the holidays………..for someone that has never made a turkey, this would really be the least of my worries.

But I am not a chef…… I am the closet consult…..so let’s get started!

First lets start with a little holiday glamour…and some tips from a fashion icon!

Edith Head with Audrey Hepburn….Roman Holiday

Wasn’t that fun?  I love that movie and it just inspired me to get dressed up this holiday season.  Although I will be in the south, I found a few great looks that I can’t wait to rush out and get!  After all, I wore only black for the past six years!

How cute is this?  A fun way to do the holidays!  Need a little coverage?  Just bring along a cute vintage leather jacket or a short black blazer to warm it up!

 Get in the back of your closets ladies, and drag out the old bridesmaid dress! Add a belt, some gold hoops, a cashmere cardigan and boots or heels and you have a whole new look!  Priceless….. even the bride will be jealous!

Sexy back and oh so chic….coming or going!

Always so easy the LBD (aka litle black dress! )

Love this Orange Crush!!! Easy and warm for the midwest girls and so stylish. Pair it with nudes or rock it out with some brown boots…..Gold accessories warm it up for winter! Gorgeous and fresh this deep lavender looks great and can be worn for any occasion, holiday….wedding…black tie….new years eve…..change it up with a wrap and some booties!

How about skirting the issue with this little metallic number?  So neutral you can wear it with about any solid color sexy top.  But a simple black turtleneck would make it just as fab!  You should have that in your closet!

I love this whole combo from Emily of closetconsulting.com.  Check out her website. Every time I look at it I want to say “I’ll have what she’s having! “

Hostess with the mostess?  Bad week to use that word but this long dress is so perfect for hosting a dinner party with friends or family.  You will be cool and comfortable in the kitchen while looking chic throughout the night!

Or maybe you’d rather show off your efforts from your yoga retreat. Then this little blue number is for you!

I am obsessed with this one!  Boots or platforms it is a great dress.

I like to be warm and cozy over the holidays so a cashmere tunic and some cozy leggings with boots does it for me.  Add leather leggings and you are dressed up!  Here is a great way to wear leather pants without making them look dressy. Pop that color and come alive at the party!

Don’t forget to top off your holiday wish list with this perfect red bag! So perfect and can be thrown on with almost any combination.  It’s all about finishing with the right accessories.  Have a good time!

TV Cabinet No More…..

Did you get one of those big beautiful armoires in the 90’s? I did, I admit it. It was so expensive but I bought it as an investment knowing that I would have it forever. But then along came flat screen TVs. My armoire was a big square box…….my new TV? Long and lean and sleek and gorgeous. What now? Maybe I can just shut the doors and move it over in a corner.

Then I got this idea when I saw a photo of a closet redo in a bedroom turned into a cute little office.
Light bulb goes on and I say to my husband (he’s handy with a  drill and wood)
honey? …. you think you could turn this armoire into a little computer stand?
And so it goes……….
First just build the box that will go inside the cabinet.

Then remove the hardware in the cabinet that used to hold the tv.  It even pulled out and swiveled! Wow!  See how the flat screen just doesn’t quite fit in the old cabinet?

Then add the old hardware and sliding panel to the new spot in the cabinet for the keyboard.

……Voila! You have a very nice and very neat way of using the old cabinet and can feel great when you shut the doors and put the computer away!   Hope you enjoyed the re-use of your old armoire!