What I Wore | Springy Blue

These past two days have been so nice in Ohio – the sun is shining and it feels so refreshing outside! I’ve been holding on to these blue Theory pants for warmer weather and the wait had to end today! I can’t wait to pull out more of my spring clothes from storage and pair these with lighter top layers and playful sandals!

White I Wore | Spring BlueAnd who doesn’t love a beautiful quote to add to the spring vibe!

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XoXo
-P&F

Creative Closet Organization

Spring is in the air and with it comes the motivation to revamp and reorganize all the little corners of your abode. Last week, we blogged about realistic closets for the average home that are as chic and functionable as those you see on the pages of Elle Decor and Pinterest, just pared down for those of us not living in 10,000 sq. ft. ūüėČ

This post is an extension of said Inspiration | Closets post. Currently, I live in an a quaint 1950’s ranch that I adore; however, what I don’t adore is the lack of closet space! So, I had to get creative and essentially install a wall closet unit in the room I use as my office. I like to refer to it as my ‘cloffice’. Beyond needing space to hang just my clothes, I needed areas to keep my sweaters, jewelry and scarves. What’s a girl to do?! Get creative, that’s what!

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In the images below you can see I’ve taken a three-pronged hook I purchased at Anthropologie about 2 years ago with the intention to use it in my bathroom to hang towels. Well, that never happened and I didn’t use the hook until we moved into this house and boom! Instant jewelry holder that kind of doubles as wall art ( okay, maybe only in my mind ).

Then, I cleared off the shelf of our office filing cabinet (which actually does hold office supplies and files in the drawer part) to stack and store my sweaters. Disclaimer: this piece is no longer sold with a shelf and drawer option, only one or the other. The rest of my un-hangable jewelry is kept in several pretty dishes on top of the cabinet. That cabinet is really working overtime!

Finally, I use woven baskets to keep scarves bundled and out of the way. You could also keep small bags or clutches in a basket like this if you have a similar closet situation. I have a few other space-maximizing ideas to be implemented, so stay tuned!

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Also, remember closet organization is part of every closet audit! We understand that being able to see your clothes and access them easily is just as important as having the right pieces in your wardrobe to work with!

xo – P&F

Winter Vacation Inspiration

The endless snow here in Ohio has us dreaming of a long weekend somewhere where laying pool or beach side is the only viable option. That’s why we’re obsessing over these amaze cover ups that look fantastic by the water and even better doubled as a chic shopping or tapas date ensemble on the sandy, sun-soaked streets of your vacation destination. We love maximizing our options ūüėČ

From left to right: 9seed, Mara Hoffman, Theodora & Callum and Milly. All available via ShopBop.

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Style Spotlight | Jackie Taliani

Jackie Taliani is the girl everyone wants to be friends with. Why? Well, for starters, she’s a super cool, laid back, no fuss kinda girl. On top of that, she runs the fabulously designed (& successful) IVY Bridal Studio in Columbus, OH, all while looking effortlessly pulled together in pieces that are a mix of classic and trendy. Whether she’s rocking an adorably chic shift dress or donning leather shorts with a printed silk blouse and amazing cropped booties or just simple skinny jeans with a fantastic jacket and scarf, you can bet your bottom dollar she’s owning it. Jackie wears her clothes as if they were made for her – the ultimate sign of style – thus, why we had to spotlight her this week!

If you’re recently engaged, run, don’t walk, to Jackie’s shop! She’s got a great eye for style and will ensure you find your ‘it’ dress for your wedding or reception.

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1) Describe your style in 5 words

 Evolving, adaptive, mood dependent, trendy, yet never over done.
2) Who is your style icon and why?

I’m obsessed with everything Rachel Bilson wears. ¬†She has this way of putting outfits together that make her look both ladylike and edgy at the same time. ¬†And her ability to accessorize makes me jealous.

3) What necessary luxury can you not live without:

 Moroccan Oil hair treatment.  I keep trying to find a cheaper alternative, but nothing even comes close.
4) What’s your favorite trend for the upcoming spring season and how do you plan on wearing it?

I LOVE a pair of fun pants. ¬†So my favorite trend has to be the wide leg trouser. ¬†I have a couple of silk pairs already that I’m obsessed with. ¬†It feels like you’re wearing pajamas!

5) Owning a bridal shop, what is your favorite event you take part in each year or have taken part in the past?

¬†This is easy. ¬†Hands down, going to NYC twice a year for bridal fashion week. ¬†Every April and October, bridal gown designers showcase their latest collections through runway shows as well as more intimate presentations. ¬†We get to see all of the latest trends before they hit the stores and hand pick which gowns we want to carry. ¬†Plus, I’m somewhat of a foodie and NYC is heaven for a food lover.
Happy Friday!!

New Year, Better You!

To kick off the new year, for the next month we’re offering 20% off our Fully Polished Closet Audit!!

We’re guessing some of you resolved to make some personal improvements this year and P&F would love to assist you in the process! While our new website is under construction please view the ‘Services‘ page on the blog ¬†for package offerings and pricing.

Offer valid through Feb. 15th

Email info@polishandflair.com for bookings.

Stores We Love :: Anthropologie

Anthropologie is a fantastic store, offering their shoppers a visually stimulating experience that is sure to please! The brand creates a world of discovery at every touchpoint Рfrom their online store and blog with beautiful images and ideas, to their retail windows that exude the season Рshoppers understand the brand however they interact with them. This is ever so present during the holidays! Their blog is filled with great gift ideas, fun cocktails to try out and festive attire for all your special occasions.  Below are a few finds from just a quick peruse, but check out their stores this holiday season and if you need some extra inspiration take a look at their blog!

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