Bathroom Organization

While flipping through my latest issue of Real Simple magazine, I came across a few great organization tips (and some that I came up with on my own, thanks to their inspiration) and I wanted to share a two of my favorites today on the blog. When choosing a room to tackle first, I knew my bathroom was the least organized and decided it was the first and best place for me to start. 

Number One: Bobby Pins
Every girl knows how impossible it is to keep track of bobby pins... until now. I had an extra magnetic knife rack lying around in my kitchen because when my parents' bought me my new knife set last year, it came with a knife block and this thing was quickly thrown in a drawer. I decided to give it a new life and use it as a bobby pin holder in my bathroom, right below my mirrors. Now, I'll never have to hunt for bobby pins again. They are easy to find and easy to store. The magnets hold them in place so they don't end up on the floor... or in the trash, at the bottom of my purse or on random windowsills throughout the house.

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Number Two: Nail Polish
I have been storing my nail polish like this for awhile now. Spice racks are fabulous for repurposing for nail polish racks and they are easy to find at garage sales and on CL. I grabbed this one a couple of years ago for $10 and spray painted it black. While it is pretty heavy, I love the way it looks and shows off all my nail polish at the same time. It is pretty and functional-- can't beat that!

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Rainy Day Tights

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tights, tunic, boots, rainy weather, fashion blog

tights, tunic, boots, rainy weather, fashion blog

tights, tunic, boots, rainy weather, fashion blog

tights, tunic, boots, rainy weather, fashion blog
Top: Sanctuary similar here (and on sale!)  Tights: Nordstrom Rack similar here  Boots: Frye  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  Watch: c/o The Watch Company  Bracelet: thrifted  Rings: Stella and Dot and Tiffany and Co.  Nail Polish: Essie Borrowed and Blue  Lip Color: Maybelline

Last weekend's weather was exactly what I've been waiting for: cold, rainy, and cloudy. As soon as I woke up to a cool wind coming through my windows I knew exactly what I wanted to wear: fleece-lined tights. I remember living in them last winter but forgot how amazingly comfortable these bad boys were until I put them on with my favorite boots. Now that I am familiar with how great they are again, they are obvi going to become a staple in my wardrobe. Sorry I'm not sorry I plan on living in tights this winter. 

Polka Dots

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Top: Ann Taylor Factory love this one  Jeans: Zara these on sale!  Shoes: Nine West  Bracelets: Stella and Dot (no longer available) and Alex and Ani here and here and here  Watch: Michael Kors  Sunglasses: Pac Sun

Although we are way past Labor Day, there is a part of me that is not ready to give up white jeans. I think a lot of that has to do with the weather we had last week but there is something so sleek and clean about white jeans. I don't know about you, but I love them. I decided I needed a simple black and white outfit for working in the coffee shop last week and this little number is what I came up with. Sometimes I just feel so fancy when I wear outfits without any color, even if it's just jeans and a t-shirt.

Bag Envy

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The biggest area of my closet that could use some improvement is the clutch department. I have a few that I take out here and there but, for the most part, I rely pretty heavily on two or three. I have started looking at some new, exciting bags that I would like to add to my collection, most of which are patterned or striped. With the exception of the clear bag above, they all have some visual interest that I can take my eyes off of. 

I wanted to include the clear clutch because it will probably be the first bag of the six that I purchase because it is just so darn practical. It can be used in my larger bags to easily find what I am looking for and is just what I need for attending football games this season. I was chatting with a friend earlier this week who is headed to her first NFL game ever and she didn't know the "no purse" rule at the games. I suggested she grab this bag asap and have a blast at the Redskins game.