1. Hidden Outfit Assistance
Guess what I'm wearing in this picture that you can't see? (That's not unmentionable...) Answer: Hollywood Fashion Tape.
Similar) / Tank: Target (maternity for length) / Necklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Leggings: Express / Booties: Old Navy (Similar) / Bag: Amazon (colors vary)
It's basically just double-sided tape that's fabric-friendly. I stuck a piece under each side of the lapels of the sweater above to get them to stay in place. Otherwise they tend to curl up or not lay exactly the way I want them.
I also used it on the inside of this jacket:
Maurice's / Cami: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Jeans: Express / Boots: Express (Similar) / Bag: Amazon
This one's a little harder to explain but this jacket is unlined and has an extra flap of material inside the front bust that tends to peek out on the other side of the zipper, which I don't want. So I put some Fashion Tape in there and it holds it right in place.
(Image via Topshop, sans text and arrow)
2. Jewelry Storage
I recently shared some of my jewelry storage methods on Snapchat and a couple of people found it useful so I wanted to share here as well. It's nothing particularly creative, just what's currently working for me.
For my necklaces, I use two of these Little Black Dress hangers. I like them where I can easily see everything at once, so rather than hanging them in my closet with my clothes (where I'd have to smoosh other stuff aside to get a look), I hung them on my closet door with some over-the-door hooks. They don't fit perfectly side-by-side, but it's good enough for me:
Little Black Dress Jewelry Storage: Amazon
The dresses also have a bunch of little pocket compartments on the back side. It's not easy to access them the way I have these hanging so I only use the pockets for items I don't use very often or pieces I'm not sure whether to keep anymore.
As for everything else, I have two of these Target Jewelry boxes that I keep on my dresser:
Jewelry Box: Target - in store only
Between the two boxes there are eight drawers. I use six of them for my earrings, bracelets, and watches. My husband uses the two remaining drawers for his things. (He takes up a lot more space in the garage so I'm pretty sure it evens out just fine.)
It's not all that neatly organized inside the box, but I never seem to have a problem finding what I need. Here's a peek at my earrings and rings:
My watches are much neater, and now I can't buy anymore now because I don't have room for them!
And last but not least some bracelets. I've pared this collection way down in the last year or so as I find I really prefer just 1-2 small bracelets on the same wrist as my watch. Or sometimes I'll skip the watch (we all have phones to tell the time anyway, right?) and just wear one chunkier bracelet instead.
I've had these jewelry boxes for about 8 years or so and they've held up really well. Not to mention they can really fit a lot of stuff!
This week I'm linking up with Momfessionals for Show and Tell Tuesday, and their prompt for today is to tell about our "Momfessional Moments." For the most part I try to let my kids have their privacy and live their own lives off the blog, but occasionally I'm not above getting them in a few staged shots, like this one from Instagram
Despite not being featured here a lot, they are definitely watching and observing. You may have seen the Instagram Husband video on YouTube, and my husband (luckily) said that's not him, but I can't say I'll be surprised if someday my kids make an Instagram Kids video. I've caught them doing stuff like this with no prompting from me whatsoever:
So yes, I think my momfession is that whether I intended to or not, I'm helping raise the next generation of Insta/Blog/YouTube kids!
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