Monthly Archives: January 2011

Look of the week ~ Jennifer Aniston

jen a. look of the week

Love ya all!!!


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Office Inspiration…

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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in My Thoughts


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This girl has style…

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This girl has style…

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Getting back to the basics…Closet Cleanout~Step 5

For step 5 I’m reposting something I wrote about a year ago…it’s still applicable today. For this step it’s all about restocking the wardrobe.

You’ve already written out a list of what you have that fits and you love…so now it’s time to fill in the blanks. This post includes all that will build a BASIC wardrobe. Once you have this, you can mix and match easily and adding the frills is the fun part after!!

It’s a brand new year…so what better time to take stock of your wardrobe and then shop till you drop! This is a post that I wrote before for CopperWest and thought it was time to put it out on my blog! 

Taking a good look at your wardrobe every season is a great way to keep on top of what is and isn’t working for you. Everyone has those items in their closet that take up space and never seems to be appropriate or look “right”. And who hasn’t had a day of “I have NOTHING to wear!?!” while standing knee-deep in clothes! 

Well ladies, here is a list of the basics that EVERY closet needs to be usable and incredibly fantastic. Just take the basics, add YOUR flare to them and poof….you have a closet to envy! 

  • – Fitted White Shirt (buy 2 if you find one that looks fab!)
  • – Trench Coat (in neutral or leopard…whatever floats your boat!)
  • – Turtleneck, Fitted Tees & Tanks (each in a couple neutral colors)
  • – Jeans (straight leg, trouser, dark & a fun “weekend” pair)
  • – Sweaters (v-neck, cardigan and a fun chunky knit)
  • – Pencil Skirt
  • – A pair of neutral colored fitted Trousers
  • – Little Black Dress (of course!!)
  • – A GORGEOUS wool knee-length coat (I have one in turquoise…doesn’t have to be the basic black!)
  • – Knee high boots
  • – Pumps (black)
  • – A pair of cute flats/those GREAT cowboy boots you can’t live without!

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Now these are just the basics…mix and match to your taste and only buy what works for you!! And then to these you add YOUR style…a hot Hair-on-Hide purse, that smokin’ large Turquoise stone necklace or that HUGE pair of sunglasses…that’s the fun part and what will make your closet yours. And by having the basics and layering your accessories on top, it will take your wardrobe from impractical and frustrating to one a Farmer’s Trophy Wife would be proud of!!


Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Fashion & Beauty


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Closet Cleanout ~ Step 4

We are on our way and on the best part!!!

Later today I’m posting a wardrobe “basics” list so we get to go….SHOPPING!!!

But first we need to pretty up our closets…

1- Those wire hangers HAVE TO GO!!! Nothing hurts my fashionista heart more than seeing gorgeous clothing hanging on those darn wire hangers. Please, please, please….gather them up and take them to the nearest drycleaners…they recyle them and your closet will thank you!!!

2- Replace those ugly hangers with something pretty and functional. Wood or fabric covered hangers are suggested as best. I love my IKEA wood hangers…super cheap and look fabulous. What more could a Farmer’s Trophy Wife ask for?!

BUMERANG Curved clothes hanger natural Width: 16 7/8 " Thickness: 9/16 " Package quantity: 8 pack  Width: 43 cm Thickness: 14 mm Package quantity: 8 pack

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3- Make your closet pretty…this is one step that I might have to put off for a while, being that I have a bathroom project to finish first. But if you have the time and energy right now…go for it! The closet is one area that I think most husbands would be willing to hand over to our girlie ways and let us run wild with it. I personally want something like this to paper the inside with…

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And then use something like this for the shelves….maybe spraypainted gold?!

STOLMEN 3 sections white Width: 120 1/8 " Depth: 19 5/8 " Min. height: 82 5/8 " Max. height: 129 7/8 "  Width: 305 cm Depth: 50 cm Min. height: 210 cm Max. height: 330 cm

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Add a few of these and I will be a happy girl!!

KASSETT Box with lid for paper black Width: 11 " Depth: 13 ¾ " Height: 7 " Package quantity: 2 pack  Width: 28 cm Depth: 35 cm Height: 18 cm Package quantity: 2 pack

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Just about every fashion/style book I read (I’ll post a list of my favorites later!) suggest/insist that sweaters are to be folded not hung. This helps them keep their shape longer and make all that “laying flat to dry” work worth while! Shoes and boots should also be kept either in the boxes they came in or something gorgeous like above…taking pictures of what is inside and posting on the outside is suggested too!

I could go on and on about how to organize your closet…but you just need to find what works for you. Color coded, summer vs. winter items together, putting outfits together and hang together…and so on. I’m all about grouping similar items…all my tees together, jackets together…etc. Works for me!




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Nursery idea….

Just came across this nursery on one of my favorite blogs, The Lettered Cottage, and LOVE IT!

Not that we have any bundles of joy on the way that I haven’t told you about…but I think I might use the antler wall sticker idea for my boy’s big boy room!


*image from Lettered Cottage*

Hope your week is off to a great start and love ya all!!



Posted by on January 25, 2011 in DIY, Home Sweet Home


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