I'm very touched and I'm very appreciative of Bella's lovely gesture.
Te mando mucho amor, Bella!!!!
I was asked by Birdie to show my closet, and I had a blogger conversation with Luna Tiger about her incredible clothing, and she kindly wrote a post about it. Out of the request and the conversation this post was born: This is my closet, my purse's boxes, my shoes holder etc...
Its the smallest of all the closets in my place and I use a step-ladder to get to the top area because I'm really only 5'4 1/2" in other words: I'm short!
The Bvlgari bag has all of my extra pair of sunglasses and it was in my oldest daughter's closet before she gave it to me.
The skirts are hang by wear ability, which means that the ones in front are the ones that I'm going to be wearing soon or again while the ones in the back were already worn.
This top area is dedicated to my long sleeve shirts, some dressier graphic t-shirts, short sleeves shirts, jeans, colored pants, capris and shorts.
Some of my newest purses and others that can't fit in the purse boxes. The Romero Britto purse (the first one from right to left) is actually a lunch box that I got at my favorite thrift store last month.
All of these purses are from my favorite Salvation Army store and I purchased them from 2001 to-2005.
I usually hang 3-5 skirts on each hanger.
The skirts that are hung by themselves are highly decorated or have a special design that if I folded them would get damage. My next day work clothes are hang right in front for easy access during my early morning dressing up sessions.
A closer look at what I going to wear for the next couple of weeks. Most of them are either thrifted or purchased at the 50-70% discount racks at Target, NewYork&Co, Old Navy or SteinMart.
I put at least 8 cardigans per hanger plus two jackets and two to four dresses per hanger in order to make them fit into such small space.
The green jacket shares the hanger with a yellow jacket (both from 2008 from Target), the yellow stripped jacket was thrifted two years ago and I haven't worn it yet but I love too much to let it go. The paisley pink jacket was a recent sale purchased for $17 at my local Target. I rarely spend more than $15 in any clothing article so this jacket was a splurge!
These are my clothes for the week: all the items in this picture except for the black skirt and the blue shirt are from my two favorite Salvation Army stores.
I wore the Becky and Max blue and white skirt back in 2011, now I'm planning on wearing it for work next week. The red shirt is Mossimo, the black skirt is from Donna Rae New York from Marhalls, the green skirt is from Forever 21, the brown and turquoise is from BCBG, the yellow one is from Diane vonFurstenberg and the polkadot one is from Glam.
A view of my belts and scarves.
The fabric scarves are all made in India while the knitted ones are from local stores and were purchased during the last 8 years.
Almost all of my belts are thrifted.
I purchased the green fan back in 2011 to complete an outfit and the black one is a gift from my mom.
All this boxes are pictures and albums of my kid's childhoods and from my time in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, New York, San Diego and many of the others places that I lived.
Some of my shoes, boxes of work papers and of clothes, and purses that I'm planning on sending away or donating.
I love clothes and accessories but I rarely get attached to my clothes, I usually donate them back to the Salvation Army, give then to my kids or send then away to South America or to the islands to my friend's families. There are times when I looked at an old photo and suddenly I wish that I had kept some of my clothes to pass them on to my kids, but realistically I moved too often and I wore and acquired too many pieces of clothing and way too many accessories, and would needed a storage area to keep it all.
This is where I hang my shoes, I don't have many pairs of shoes because after the car accident I have to wear shoes that give me a lot support. I donated most of my flat sandals and many pairs of tennis shoes because they were not supportive enough.
These boxes are outside my closet. The first two are for bags and purses and the last one is for graphic t-shirts and concert shirts.
The flower purse was a thrift store find for my youngest daughter's prom.
I love the purple Giannini purse, it was retail but so cheap that I felt like it was thrifted.
This box has all of my graphic shirts, concerts shirts, silk scarves and gloves.
I've been going to concerts since the 70's ; I used to have two other boxes of my 70's, 80's and early 90's concerts shirts but they "got lost" in 1996 when I moved back to P.R. in 1996.
This was my work outfit: Old Sagharbor boots, JCP skirt purchased on sale last Summer, old Target shirt (by the way, I have the same shirt in many colors because they use to be less than $10 and they can take use and abuse).
Both the Cable&Gauge cardigan and the Liz Claiborne purse are from one of my Salvation Army half price day. The wooden painted bracelets and the necklaces are from SteinMart and the red bracelet on my right is from my travels to The Bahamas.
Now I would love to know, how do you keep your closet, what do you do with your old clothes and accessories, do you pass them on, donate or sale them?