Thank you, dear reader! We're having a little party today here at closetplay.biz! Today is my blog's first birthday (or first bloggiversary?), so to celebrate, I am sharing this past year's most popular posts. I am pleasantly surprised to still be here, and enjoying your company. I wasn't sure I would have enough to say… Continue reading Happy Blogday to Me!
Wishing you a happy day, dear reader! For us in the U.S., the Memorial Day long weekend (bank holiday) is the big summer kickoff! So, hot on the heels of my 80/20 Capsule experiment, I am starting my summer capsule. The planning started about two weeks ago when I pulled my warm weather clothing box… Continue reading Summer Capsule, Here I Come!
Happy day, dear reader! Well, I am two months into this 80/20 Spring Capsule experiment, so it's time for another update! Caveat: The pictures you see here are all just me and my iPhone. No fancy lighting. No editing. No filters. No Instagram husband. Sorry! Real life. Not lifestyle. Clearly I need to spend some… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule Update (Two Months In)
Lovely day, dear reader! An ode... O, jean jacket, jean jacket, what would I do. Were I ever to find my poor self without you? No zippers, no snaps, nor embroidery needed. The old fashioned trucker is classic indeed(ed). Styles are fickle, when fashions turn tide, Others may leave you, and cast you aside. Your… Continue reading Jean Jacket
Happy day, dear reader! I hope your day has been full of only pleasant surprises! Over the weekend, I had an unpleasant surprise of my own doing. Sometimes we make planning mistakes. Even when we (think) we know ourselves, we don't always remember our quirks... In my case: Especially when it's been more than six… Continue reading Lesson Learned
Happy day, dear reader! What's your favorite color? Now, what's your favorite color to wear? Frequently, these are two completely different answers. But why? So many women I know answer that their favorite color to wear is black. Maybe they've been seduced by the dark side, or maybe they've just fallen prey to the Myths… Continue reading Ways to Break the Black Habit
Happy day, dear reader! Seasons are changing here, and I am in the process of cleaning and storing my winter-only clothes, and starting to put together my spring capsule wardrobe. I grew up in a distinctly 4 season climate, and working my capsules helps me maintain that 4 season feel, even now that I live… Continue reading 80/20 Capsule
Traveling through this strange and wonderful adventure we call life, I keep finding that people often fall into one of two categories when it comes to clothing. Some are Options Lovers, and others are Limits Lovers. You may be an Options Lover, and for you a closet full of a rainbow of colors, styles, and… Continue reading Why I Love a Good Capusle
I have always been an inventory taker and list maker; it is just part of my personality. I remember sitting up in the branches of the willow tree in our front yard (I spend countless childhood hours up there.) thinking about what toys I would take if my family had to move and all I… Continue reading Random Thoughts on Inventory
Monday morning can be a challenge for anyone. Here are 10 ways to make dressing less stressing and more of a blessing,,, Just try one. And then maybe add another next week. And maybe another after that. Who knows what might happen? 1) Lay (or hang) out your clothes for tomorrow when getting ready for… Continue reading Dressing Stressing to Blessing (Turning Lemons to Lemonade)