1/19/16

Fashion Tape, Jewelry Storage and More

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Today is one of those days where I have a few random things to share that don't necessarily make one cohesive post topic, but they're getting lumped together anyway for my convenience. So let's just get straight to the points, shall we?

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.
Sweater: Express (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.
Available at Target  and Amazon

I also used it on the inside of this jacket:
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.



I had noticed the Hollywood Secrets display with Hollywood Fashion Tape and some other products in the beauty section at Target dozens of times but never really thought I had a need for them. But then I was watching one of Tracy Hensel's Snap Stories (@tracy_hensel on Snapchat) and she mentioned that she uses this tape on her drape front blouses like so:
(Image via Topshop, sans text and arrow)

When I've had blouses like that in the past I always closed it with a safety pin, but I find it tricky to get that to look smooth. I don't currently have any blouses of that style, but it gave me the idea to use it on some of my other clothing pieces and so far it's working great. (And in case you're wondering, this is not sponsored content. I just like the product!)

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!

3. Momfessionals

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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Linking up with:
Lindsey / Amanda / Lisa


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16 comments:

  1. Oh yea I love fashion tape, I use it mostly for shirts when the collar won't stay in place. You have quite a collection of Jewelry, I have one of those Target jewelry box as well. The next gen of kids will be game changers, my friend caught her son recording her daughter dancing using her phone lol.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. The fashion tape is brilliant. I've never thought of that. I've been still wrestling with little safety pins with too-low necklines that never works and I never even considered a solution to the annoying jacket or cardigan flap. I have wanted to get something similar for my jewelry storage, but I'm dealing with grabby little hands so I still need to hide them. And I'm laughing at the picture of the shoe selfie. They learn so quickly.

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  3. And no, I had not yet seen Instagram Husband and I just spit out my coffee. That was hilarious.

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  4. Instagram husband husband is hilarious! I love the Picts of your kids taking selfies, too cute!!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. That fashion tape is a brilliant idea! And those little black dress hangers are adorable! Have a great day!

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  6. That fashion tape seems soooo useful!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  7. Seriously this might be life changing..never thought to use the Hollywood tape in these ways! And can totally relate to raising little bloggers....a friend of mine found pictures on her daughters ipad of my daughter and hers posing for pictures of their outfits. Too funny.

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  8. I've never thought to use fashion tape for anything other than J Lo boob moments (which I don't really have) but using tape for lapels is genius! I'll have to try it, because I do have some jackets where the drape doesn't quite...drape. And I love the momfessionals! Your little boys are the cutest!

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  9. Love your fashion tape tricks! I always think of tape for using to close up blouses- but getting sweaters/cardigans/jackets to lay just right is genius. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Hahahaha your son taking an outfit selfie cracks me up! I love jewelry organziers! I have an all-in-one system that I hang on the back of the hall closet door. It's a bit large for the amount of jewelry I have now but it's so great to be able to easily see everything.

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  11. Fashion tape is a lifesaver and what a great idea to use it to tape your lapels! I loved getting a peak at your jewelry collection. The black dress storage is so cute!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  12. Fashion tape is a life saver! However, I never considered using it this way so you've just helped me..oddly enough I could have used some today with the blazer I was wearing! I was totally into your jewelry organization. I love your collection of baubles..I need to step my game up...I don't even know where to start though! Your kids sound so fun and adorable on snap..always singing LOL

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  13. Yes, I can't live without the Hollywood Tape! I get a little anxious when I don't have any in stock in my closet room because you never know what type of random fabric will be bothersome in your outfit! And it's funny because I use the pocket side of that dress jewelry hanger and only use the backside for my small collection of thin belts. You make me want a second one to actually use for the other side!
    And I love your kids! They're the coolest!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  14. hahahaha your kids are hilarious. I ask KC to take photos of me sometimes, obviously, but I don't reckon any more than most women, you know? I'm definitely not like a fashion blogger or anything, but he loved that instagram husband video. I wanted to be like you have no idea how much worse it could be hahaha.
    the fashion tape blew my mind. i wonder if i could use that on cardigans - like the smaller, lighter ones. They always curl on me and I hate that. mind blown.

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  15. Wow, fashion tape does sound really amazing! :) That would be especially nice for jackets that don't quite hang right.

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  16. your momfessional is the best. My 19 month old walks around with my phone to his ear chattering and likes to sit at the kitchen table (where I blog) open the laptop and poke at the keys or "write" in a notebook. I swear, kids pick up the funniest things!

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