Denim and Stripes

 

 

I have worn this outfit a few times and loved it and wanted to do a post about it. I apologize for the pictures making me look even more like a munchkin than I already do. Smile I didn’t realize until afterword’s that my sister was angling the camera down. Oh boy. The Quilt is coming along nicely. At this point it is mostly cutting, but the star for the middle is almost done! Looks so cool!

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Can I just say I love these boots! I think they are darling and exactly what I have wanted for quite some time!

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Outfit details//

Striped Top: Thrifted $1.99

Scarf: Merona Brand gift

Cardigan: Gift

Skirt: American Eagle thrifted $2

Coat: Old Navy thrifted $5.00

Leggings: Walmart $5

Boots: Thredup $10.00

I will do a Thredup review in a post soon. Suffice it to say that I love it! It is an online thrift store. If you are interested in purchasing from there, if you use the link that I have here to shop, you get $10 off your first order!

By His Grace,

Victoria

Why Organization is Important in a Wardrobe pt. 2 The Dresser

So! On to the Dresser!

Same rules apply to Organization that I mentioned in the previous post. In case you didn’t read the first post, you can find it here:

Our Dresser is a vintage dresser that is long. (PS, I am only going to show you my drawers!)

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My Top drawer has Cami’s/tanks that I separate in piles of lights and Darks. Also socks and gloves! And Bike shorts in the back.

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Bottom Drawer, straight denim skirts, and leggings.

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In the Middle Drawer I keep my T-shirts. Now, our dresser has really shallow drawers. Which poses a problem if I stack my shirts in the usual way. So I am going to show you a new way to fold your t-shirts and stack them in your drawer! I learned this from a dear friend who posted it on her blog.  1. in half lengthwise. 2. in half width wise. 3. In half width wise again. and voila!

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Place them all in rows instead of stacks. This way, you can see all of the t-shirts and not have to dig and make a mess of your drawers!

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Now, this is how I fold Leggings so that they fit in these shallow drawers! 1. fold in half. 2.fold in thirds length wise. 3. fold that in half. Line them up in your drawer like you did the t-shirts.

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Again, these are the tricks that I have found helpful in organizing my clothes in a way that makes them easy to access and find. I hope these tips help you! Now, go turn some music you enjoy on and go have fun organizing!

Disclaimer: My drawers and Closets don’t always look like this. Every two months or more, I will go and touch them up, get rid of things that I never wear, put away things that are out of season, and make everything spick and span again!

By His Grace,

Victoria

Why Organization is Important in a Wardrobe Pt. 1 The Closet

Hello Everyone! I am here now to share something that is really important to me and my wardrobe. As you can guess by the title, Organization!

You know the old phrase “Organization is Key”? Well I am here to testify that this is true.

I share a small bedroom with my two sisters. That means it is crowded to say the least. But to quote the Duggars, “some how we make it all work out!” We have triple bunks, so no problem there, and we each have our own little space or storage spot, even if that is just a basket or box that sits in the corner of the room. But we share one dresser and one closet between us. But when there is so little space, organization is important for many reasons.

1. it enables us to see everything in an orderly way so nothing is buried in a drawer where we can’t see, and nothing is rolled in a ball in the corner of the closet floor. (been there done that)

2. It helps us make color combination choices much easier

3. It makes me happy! {grin}

Here is a picture of our closet. Get ready. It may not look that organized but for us this is.

Top Shelf:

Here we hang all of our blouses or shirts that need to be hung up because of that hateful enemy, wrinkles. I organize them by colors, that way I can see all of the options to match a particular skirt without having to dig through them all. I tried to follow the color wheel out of my head, but I didn’t do it right. Smile Then in the winter I organize them so that my jackets/sweaters are on the left by themselves, not mixed in with the blouses and tops. Long sleeve t-shirts are stacked up in a pile in between them. This method is really helpful for the outlined reasons! It helps us see everything and decide what exactly we want to wear.

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Bottom shelf:

All the way to the left is Tunics and dresses. Then Homemade skirts, Denim, Tan, then misc. skirts. Again, all of the options are available in eyesight and organized in a way that we always know where what we are looking for is. {slight side note, I am really geeked out when I see all of the homemade skirts! Some of them need to be retired, but it is so hard when you made it yourself. it is like cutting up something you spent a lot of time, effort, thought, and love into.}

 

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This is just the method that works for our room, closet, and life, but I hope this was helpful in some way to you! Happy organizing!

I will share the dresser drawers and folding techniques in the next post. Stay tuned!

By His Grace,

Victoria

Little Break. . .

Sorry I had to take a break from blogging for a while. Holidays were busy, then our whole family was hit with a nasty stomach bug virus. ugh! But now I am back and on the road to recovery! I have been planning lots of posts this past month or so, but never had the energy or time to implement them. So I figured I had better start somewhere! Last week before we all fell to the virus, I had a sewing day with my sisters! I had 2 skirts cut out already and 2 nightgowns waiting to be cut out. So we got working and we started sewing around 10:00 AM.

Sarah Grace sewed the side seams on the skirts while I worked on her nightgown.

The reason I have a silly grin on my face here is because I am seam ripping. ;( I didn’t re-look at the pattern before I started. I had decided not to go out into the cold garage for the pattern because I had made several nightgowns before. It was one of those things that you are like. . .”I can do this” but you can’t. {grin}

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Sister Time!

Here are the finished products! I finished up the hems and elastic on the skirt the next day! So, pretty good for 2 days of work. I also have a nearly finished nightgown for my self in my work basket. I am still not feeling well enough to lug out my 50 lb. sewing machine yet! 

 

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So love when I am able to get a lot done! Knowing I no longer have three projects in my basket needing to be done is so nice.

Next on the docket to be done? I am going to sew a quilt from all of the scraps from peasant skirts over the years! I plan to do a star pattern in the middle of the quilt instead of the 6” squares I have done before. Delving into a little more complication in my quilt making!

It is 2015? Say WHAT?!!! Where did 2014 go?! I almost miss it! But on to new beginnings.

Also! Sarah Grace had painted up a storm and her Water color notecards are up for sale in the Ruffles and Grace Etsy shop! Click on the link to go check them out!

By His Grace,

Victoria