Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's Closet Time

Today was new closet day! I've been living out of wardrobe boxes and piles for almost 2 months, which, as you can guess, sucks. During that time I've been to Home Depot a jillion times, the Container Store and Target's closet aisle a couple of times, and visited exactly 46 thousand website about closet design. I finally decided (with some prodding by a very generous Rand) to just buy an elfa closet from Container Store while they were 30% off (until Feb 15th, BTW!!!). The room that we converted to a closet was just too weird to be able to make it a DIY project, not matter how much I pondered the situation. Plus, in the end it was going to cost almost as much as having an elfa design. The 30% sale really got me thinking, and Rand just pushed me over the edge, and I am so glad he did because I HAVE A CLOSET AGAIN!!! I'll post a video of it as soon as the backordered shoe shelf is installed.

What I Wore While My New Closet Was Installed:

2010-02-08 combo

  • black skirt (Lane Bryant)
  • black turtleneck sweater (Target)
  • green tweed balzer (Lane Bryant)
  • multi colored scarf (Old Navy?)
  • green necklace (Lane Bryant)
  • green pearl earrings (boutique in New Orleans)
  • black heels (Nicole Miller)
  • black fishnets (Target)
What I Ate While Wishing My Head Would Just Fall Off:

2010-02-08 food

  • breakfast: oatmeal & barlely with cream, apple
  • lunch: chicken sandwich, zucchini, orange, sun chips
  • snack: yogurt, SoyJoy, grapes
  • dinner: 4 oz longhorn steak, 6 oz oven roasted potatoes, asparagus
  • dessert: 7 almonds, 2 T reduced sugar icing (yes, I stuck my finger in the jar...twice)
Total for the Day: 28.5 points, no exercise, 2 glasses of water, 1 pounding headache, 1 new closet

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Becky said...

I am already SO jealous of your closet! That green tweed blazer is gorgeous!

Totally Inspired said...

I cant wait to see the new closet.. I watched the video of the other closet.. that was pretty sad to see that one leave. I have been wondering what other fashion bloggers closets look like.. I will show mine eventually.. i need to clean it up first. lol

Goober said...

I can't wait to see your new closet!

Reduced sugar icing? I had no idea there was such a thing. I am definitely going to buy some. And sticking your finger in the jar, that's totally required.

Kari said...

That is wonderful - I hope that you enjoy your fabulous new closet! It must be a welcome relief. I look forward to seeing how your organize it.

gina said...

I love your jacket and scarf. I'm looking forward to seeing your new closet! I've been working on reorganizing my closet off and on for the last few months to make everything more accessible. I've been loving everybody's closet posts.

Sheila said...

Closet! Closet! I can't wait to see it!

Look at you, eating so healthy!

I love that green necklace.

Didi said...

Congrats on the new closet. One of my favorite activities is clearing out and re-organizing my closets, dressers, and storage drawers. I envy you the chance to start from scratch and put everything away in a custom space. Have fun!

Work With What You've Got said...

You stopped showing up in my feed and I thought you stopped posting!~

I love that jacket on you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina!

I'm enjoying your blog. Found you via "Euro Chic," also sending a link to my daughter. Looking forward to seeing the results of your closet. Though, my own wardrobe is sparse, I love seeing the way you put different items together.

And I appreciate your humor :-)


Tina said...

Becky - thanks!

Totally Inspired - oh, you HAVE to show us your closet. It's so much fun.

Heather - The reduced sugar icing is Pillsbury and it's great. Still not healthy, but better.

Kari - Well hopefully I'll get the closet finished soon, so I can video it for everyone, but you need to show us yours too!

Gina - thanks! I haven't worn this scarf in about 2 years. I forgot I even had it!

Sheila - Thanks!

Didi - you know, I thought I would love doing it too, but it was so stressful trying to figure out how to cram all the stuff I need into a small space AND do it on budget. I did love putting all my clothes init, though!

Erin - I wonder why I disappeared. I'll let you know if I stop posting. LOL

Jean - that is wonderful!! Thanks so much!