Thursday, December 30, 2010

how it works and how it doesnt.-temperture lesson

So this is my outfit.

hair-tied it a mid ponytail with rose metal bobby pin
earrings-dangling silver
shirt-kismet deep purple and grey stripe with lace down the back
necklace-brown layered pieces of flower print fabric with pearls and gold balls attached
bracelet-several stranded wooden beads tied with ribbon
pants-dark blue jeans

These are my silver pumps my mom gave to me, it matches well with the rest of the outfit because it falls close to the grey on the shirt. it also matches the earrings and bits of the necklace. Its a nice bust of colour to the outfit.

I put the red ones on just to show how bad they look. they are amazing shoes. but just not for this outfit... the red contracts the purple and the brown necklace much too harshly. the red is quite cold making the warm coloured outfit out of balance.

So after picking the right shoes, i thought i might need a jacket or something in case it gets chilly so i added my over sized grey sweater to top it off. The sweater gives shape to the whole outfit and really accents the other articles. The soft grey fits beautifully in with the warm colour theme.

I put one of my favorite cardigans and at first, i thought, wow this is gonna look good. But as i went on, i realized how it is greatly competing with the other patterns and designs. It feels almost like a power overload! *Try your best to stay away from this.. The sweater is also a MUCH lighter purple and is competing for attention with the darker purple underneath. The cardigan, lastly has a cooler feel to it off balancing the other pieces. 

How to Organize your Hair Accessories

Instead of simply stuffing it all into the drawer and hoping it all fits, i have a few ideas that may make your life a tad bit easier..
first i grouped all of my stuff into two groups.
  1. headbands..
  2. hair products (ie:hair brush and travel conditioner)
  3. hair accessories (ie:elastics, clips and Bobbie pins)
i then went into further detail and found a nice compartment container to divide up my accessories, which included: Bobbie pins, hair elastics, clips and large clips/other.
i then simply placed the items in the places I'd use the most. I put my hair brush in the front close to my mirror with my accessories in the back so i can pull it out when i want. I put my headbands in the front to the far side so I can grab them on the go and quickly..

thanks for reading, and hope you learned how to organize your hair accessories :)

How to organize your earrings

Over the years, i have had many ideas on how to showcase my earrings... I needed my earrings to be very accessible, neatly organized, and nice to show others. my first idea came to leaving them on the piece of plastic that it came on and put them all in a box. it didn't work.. they fell off, they got tangled, i couldn't get to  my favorite pair without yanking them all out. So i decided to tie a string across the length of the wall and cut into the hole at the top of the plastic and "string" them on. This worked for a while, but slowly became a waste of space as the earrings still got tangled and the string fell down numerous times. 

Just yesterday i decided to change that and take charge of my collection of ear sores. I took a ruler and measured four of the plastic holders across a small part of my wall. I pushed thumbtacks into the according places that i measured and hung my earrings. I also checked all the back of the earrings to ensure they all had a back so they didn't fall out. I also took the time to organize them smallest (studs) to the biggest (Dangles) from the top to the bottom giving space as needed. Thanks for reading and hope you learned how to organize your earrrings :)