Orange coral

Wera Stockholm vintage skirt - Cream top George - Nude heels Flex - See by Chloe Harriet tote bag 

Over the weekend I came across some really fabulous jewellery storage trays and came home excited to put them to work. What happened next was unimaginable: I could not fit the stuff in the trays and as I continued to explore other drawers that supposedly hold other things and not my custom jewellery, more necklaces, tassels, pins, rings .. they just kept on popping out. One of the finds was this vintage orange coral necklace. If I recall correctly its from the 1960's or 70's and use to belong to one of my grandmother's sisters. I found it sometime in the early 90's in one of my grandmother's multiple jewellery boxes and chests and I know it was not hers because she does not wear costume jewellery and I have had it ever since. Today it was showtime. 

Vintage and vintage like coral necklaces:

All things velvet

I've always loved velvet. Funny thing considering I live in a country where half of the year its summer and the other it just rains.  But I can always get away with it at work because of the freezing a/c... Over the years I have amassed an interesting collection of velvet items that range from necklaces, cuffs, shoes, dresses, skirts, blazers, handbags and even sunglasses ;)  Here's a few of them:


Similar velvet blazers: 


Similar velvet skirts:

Velvet sunglasses:

Similar velvet sunglasses:

Velvet Handbags:

Similar velvet handbags:

Velvet handcuffs:

All kinds of velvet handcuffs:

Velvet shoes:

All kinds of velvet shoes:

Velvet dresses:

Great velvet dresses:

Oh and my latest closet addition is also velvet: a pair of black Express velvet trousers that I hope to wear soon...

Curating your closet

Striped blazer ad skirt Worthington - Black leather pumps Oh Deer ! - Harriet tote bag See by Chloe - Black bow top DNA

Closets have always been intriguing for me. They´re usually private, come in all sizes and they tell you so much about their owner. The first closet I was totally impressed with was from my mom's friend Maryle. Maryle's closet was from wall to wall (note it was not the time of walk in closets..)  I was so impressed to the point that still today I remember it vividly. Not only because of the size but because of the organisation. Everything had its place and it was all impeccable. 
Her shoes and accessories were cleaned by her maid the moment she took them off and they were put back in their assigned place. Shoes were stored in see through labeled bins. Costume jewellery was wiped with a soft cloth and returned to their original boxes. Clothes were immediately hung, nothing was out of place. 
Then there's my closet. Regardless of the closet sizes I've had, its never been enough. There is always an overflowing drawer, clothes that wrinkle because they are squeezed in without any moving space. There are shoes in boxes that I forget about because I do not see them. Accessories that remain unworn for years because they were out of sight, handbags that are stored in the living room because I have no other place for them...
I'd love a closet that I can see all things displayed in and where I could find everything and not have to wrestle other clothes to get to that skirt I want to wear... because sometimes I do ! 
While I do know that is an attainable dream, its something I have to work on: one day at a time.
So, tell me about your closet.

Rush Hour

Jeans Red Valentino - White tee shirt - Black blazer Theory - Black flats Me Too - See by Chloe Harriet tote bag - Animal print Belt Vince Camuto 

I may come out as a grinch here but when it comes to holidays I really want them to go by fast. The idea of having the "rush hour traffic" status day after day is just unbearable. Even though we are supposed to be on a "happy" holidays mode, it seems like road rage, lack of courtesy and such are the custom behaviour. So I am just counting down until we get back to "normal" which should be in 31 days.. 

I stay calm with soothing nail colours: