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. 😉

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

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What I Wore | Animal Print Done Right

Animal print is so prevalent these days it’s beginning to become this fantastic printed neutral! Which who doesn’t love a great print to jazz up a basic look?

However, in my opinion, there is a way to wear animal print that is, um, how do I say this politely, not like anyone on Jersey Shore. Okay, great, you got the visual. That is exactly how I recommend you don’t wear animal print. Why be tacky when you can rock animal print classically?

Yesterday, I paired a muted animal print shift dress I got at J.Crew two years ago with a white honeycomb sweater over it with a necklace that had just enough weight to pop. Then, threw my favorite tan tweed blazer over that. Added black ribbed tights ( it was 20 degrees yesterday, people) and black heels and I was out the door.

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Layering sweaters or long sleeve tees over dresses is one of my very favorite ways of maximizing my wardrobe options. Of course, it’s much easier to do with more basic dresses. Though, after styling my animal print shift into a more creative look I’m inspired to rethink my other printed dresses to extend their wear outside of ‘just a dress.’ I’ll keep you posted 😉

Fully Polished Closet Audit Preview | Jamie and Chris

Last week we worked with two amazing clients, Jamie and Chris! Each had different goals for their Fully Polished Closet Audit and we had so much fun helping them make fashion feel more accessible in their day-to-day! Here’s a sneak peak of their audits!

Jamie: new mommy to a handsome little man who has lost the baby weight and is ready to re-imagine her wardrobe for her lifestyle as a working mom. We cleared out a lot of items that dated back to high school and created some amazing looks for her to start wearing right away!

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Chris: a personal trainer, mom to two adorable little ones, needed some help clearing out her closet and organizing it in a way that made picking looks easy and seamless. Chris had an array of amazing pieces to work with, we just needed to remove some items that she had held onto from her corporate days and make dressing for her current lifestyle easy to navigate!

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Interested in your own audit or wardrobe consult? Check out our services page and contact us today to setup an appointment!!

XoXo
-P&F

Diane Kruger | Style Moments

Diane Kruger embodies style. What we love about Diane is that you never know how you’re going to see her: sometimes sophisticated, sometimes sexy. Sometimes casual chic, others, a little retro.

However she decides to dress it up it’s always all her own. Completely effortless and elegant. Yes, even when she’s casually dressed in boyfriend jeans and a long blazer, she radiates elegance. For that, we would hate her, but why hate when you can adore?

Here’s a few of our favorite Diane Kruger style moments.

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Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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 😉

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

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