How To Organize Your Closet in 5 Easy Steps

closet-inspiration
Above: Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous closet

Closet envy. We all have it. That moment when you’re watching the Kardashians and one of the scenes is in Kim’s walk-in closet and everything is super organized and there’s even a chaise for K.K. to sit on and admire her clothing before making her selection for the day. How can you not want that?

Although I might never reach a point in my life when I have a gigantic closet the size of my current NYC apartment, there’s no reason why I can’t strive to keep my regular-sized closet organized. In fact, I deserve to keep it as tidy as possible, and my clothes and accessories deserve it too. That’s why I reorganize my closet twice a year, once in the fall, when I have to switch from leather jackets to parkas, and once in the springtime, when lightweight cashmere replaces my chunky cable-knit sweaters.

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to organizing your closet. And please let me know how it goes!

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Mood Board Monday: Gingham

Gingham Mood Board

Gingham doesn’t just have to be reserved for picnic tables, babies, and Dorothy Gale. Here are some fresh takes on a fun classic.

SHOP THIS LOOK
1. Draper James Thank You Cards, Set of 12
2. Maison Michel Calie Gingham Headband
3. Topshop Gingham Neck Tie Playsuit
4. Gingham Shopping Tote
5. J.Crew Charlotte Gingham Poplin Sandals

Want to see more gingham inspiration?
Click here to check out my Gingham-focused Pinterst Board!

Mood Board Monday: Summer Denim

Ocean Blues - Summer Denim
I usually put away my denim for the summer, but this season designers are giving the fabric an irresistible warm-weather reboot. Lisa Marie Fernandez is even making swimsuits out of the material! Her swimwear is definitely the biggest splurge on my list of summer denim must-haves, but something tells me the suits are worth it.

SHOP THIS LOOK
1. See By Chloe Two-Tone Denim Espadrille
2. Fresh Life Oval Soap
3. Stella McCartney Falabella Star-Print Denim Clutch
4.L’Agence Denim Paperbag Waist Shorts
5. Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden Flounce Denim Swimsuit
6. Madewell Chambray Muralist Jumpsuit

Friday Fave: Smith & Cult Lip Lacquers

smithandcultSmith and Cult has just released a new line of lip lacquers! Great news for those of us who prefer paraben-free lip glosses, which also happen to be gluten-free and vegan too. The line of glosses is made up of ultra-feminine, easy-to-wear shades of pink, plum, and red and come in names that are as equally enticing–High Speed Sonnet, Her Name Bubbles, The Lovers, and The Queen Is Dead are just a few. Smith & Cult founder (a.k.a. Hard Candy co-founder) Dineh Mohajer called her line of lacquers The Shining, after Stanley Kubrick’s film, telling Nylon the name “seemed perfectly fitting, since it captured the objectives of the collection: To be shockingly shiny and scary addictive.” Prepare to be hooked.

Smith & Cult is available at Neiman Marcus

Trending: Floral Shoes

Spring in Your Step

I know the saying talks about showers, but I like the idea of April flowers much more! #tuesdayshoesday

Shop the look here:

  1. Seychelles Haunt Flats in fuschia floral, $80. piperlime.com
  2. Nine West Tatiana Pump in Red Multi, $79. zappos.com
  3. Nicholas Kirkwood Laser-Cut Cork and Faille Pumps, $720. netaporter.com
  4. Ivanka Trump Tadora Ballet Flat, $135. nordstrom.com
  5. Marc Jacobs Floral Pumps, $398. lordandtaylor.com
  6. Charlotte Olympia Rosario Floral Flat Sandal, $795. neimanmarcus.com
  7. Tabitha Simmons Valentina Floral Leather Pumps, $775. shop.harpersbazaar.com
  8. Dolce & Gabbana Floral-Brocade Peep-Toe Sandals, $475. netaporter.com
  9. Pierre Hardy Lilly Floral-Cutout Bootie, $1175. neimanmarcus.com

The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook is Here!

The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook
Bergdorfs has always been part of my weekend routine. I grew up on 57th Street so I would always stop in there with at least one of my sisters and mom, to run any errands, get our hair done at John Barrett, or just go to BG restaurant for lunch or high tea.

When I was younger, the menu at the restaurant scared me. It was filled with things like leafy greens and chicken curry salad and, to be safe, I always stuck to the same order: a plate of deviled eggs and a Shirley Temple. As years passed the restaurant moved to a new and improved spot on the 7th floor, overlooking Central Park. And as the restaurant space changed, so did I. More and more, I began to relish in the sumptuousness of items like Maine lobster bisque and jumbo lump crab sandwiches on brioche rolls–offerings that are equally as decadent as the Chanel bags or Manolos a few floors below.

Now, at the end of a work day, I sometimes meet my mom at BG Restaurant for some us time. We’ll sit back in BG’s opulent blue, cocoon-like thrones sipping glasses of rosé and reflecting on life, and I will be reminded of the real reason why BG Restaurant is so special to me.

For me, The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook offers a set of memory-invoking recipes that I will cherish for years to come.

 

Passionista Cocktail from BG Restaurant Cookbook
A pink cocktail recipe from The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook, available now on Amazon.

 

Trending: Bucket Bags

Bucket List

 

It all started with Laurel Pantin’s video for Look TV’s “A Stylish Life.” The opening scene shows Lucky magazine’s former fashion market editor sitting on her UES stoop, sharing the spotlight with her Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. After that, the purse quickly became the Holy Grail of bucket bags, coveted for its minimalist style, simple silhouette, versatility, and reasonable price.
We’re not all so fortunate to have a Mansur Gavriel, but lucky for us the whole fashion world has hopped on the bucket bag bandwagon.

Shop the look here:

  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Quill Mini Leather Bucket Bag, $850. netaporter.com
  2. Saint Laurent Small Leather Bucket Bag in Lipstick Red, $1350.00. nordstrom.com
  3. Michael Kors Large Miranda Drawstring Bucket Bag in sky, $795. bloomingdales.com
  4. Chloé Small Emma Bucket Bag in beige, $1890. barneys.com
  5. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag in classic black with red lining, $495. Sold out everywhere!
  6. J.Crew Downing Bucket Bag in navy, $138. jcrew.com