How I Store My Accessories

How I Store My Accessories

By now you probably know that I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to accessories and another one, equally as obsessive when it comes to storing and organizing stuff. I took over a little corner in my hubby’s dressing room and used an old chest of drawers that was filled with junk, to create my own little Accessories Armoire. I would absolutely die to have a real jewellery armoire one day, but for now, this set up will have to do… I contemplated painting my chest white, but because it’s been in my family for so long, I decided against it. I thought it would be nice to give you guys a little tour of how I store my accessories, which will hopefully give you some ideas on how to store your own. On the top of the chest, I keep my stretchy bracelets. I found this awesome bangle/ bracelet display stand at China Mall and although it does take up a lot of space, it keeps my bracelets accessible and easy to see. Taking them off is quite easy, as most of them are stretchy, so you can just stretch them over. I’m also using my…

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Our Super Clever Ways to Store & Organize Your Accessories

Our Super Clever Ways to Store & Organize Your Accessories

I am a sucker for awesome ideas to store and organize stuff, especially when it comes to girly things like shoes, clothes, makeup and accessories. After years of hoarding collecting bundles of bangles, necklaces, rings, sunglasses etc, I’ve realised that it’s far better to buy and look after something you like, rather than just spend more money on more stuff just because you haven’t looked after it. Besides keeping your stuff looking newer for longer, storing your accessories neatly also makes life so much easier when trying to find something. Here are some of my own pics and ideas on how to organize your accessories…   I love long necklaces, but had never found any decent way to store mine. Then, thanks to Pinterest I found a great idea that inspired my own… to use cute cupboard door handles, drill them into the wall and then just pile on the accessories. They also make a really cute feature on the wall. I featured my ring storage solution on StyleScoop back in January this year. Here, I used clear plastic egg trays (that I found at Mr Price Home) to store all my rings. You could even use empty egg cartons and paint them in…

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Style your Starches in Apothecary Jars

Style your Starches in Apothecary Jars

I have always loved beautiful Apothecary Jars. I don’t know what it is about them, but they are just so pretty. I never knew what to store in them until I watched an episode of Brothers & Sisters that featured Nora’s amazing kitchen and her beautiful display of Apothecary Jars by her window. Since I found a purpose for them, I had been hunting for these jars everywhere and just recently I managed to find two beautiful glass Apothecary Jars. I use one of the jars to store pasta and the smaller one store rice, and they both sit beautifully on my kitchen counter. The only problem is that I have to keep them fairly full to look pretty, but at least I’ll never run out of rice or pasta! Image Credit: apartmenttherapy.com These gorgeous jars can be used to store more than just pasta and rice. For example you could store sweets in them too – although this would not work well in my house, and they would most defintely look empty far too quickly! Not to mention, I’d need a whole new wardrobe, a size up! If you have space in your bathroom, Apothecary Jars also make great containers to store your…

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Fab Find Friday – Good Grips Storage

Fab Find Friday – Good Grips Storage

I promised I’d tell you guys about the perspex goodies I used for the bottom of my Makeup Storage display. They are so fab, I thought they would be a perfect fit for my Fab Find Friday! They are called Good Grips made by OXO. They come in a variety of sizes and they have little grips that interlock, allowing you to create your custom configuration. They are used primarily as drawer liners, so you can store stuff like stationary, tools, hair clips etc in your draws without them looking messy and untidy. I used them to store makeup! While they certainly ain’t cheap, they are good quality so they shouldn’t break too easily, and I like them because you can build them yourself. Even if  do find a new way to store my makeup, these have a multitude of uses. For my setup I used three medium trays as well as two long trays and you can see below how all my makeup fits into them. If you look closely, you’ll notice that everything fits in and doesn’t stick out, with the exception of my front long tray that has some palettes sticking out – but that was ok…

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An Idea to Organise Your Rings

An Idea to Organise Your Rings

I’ve been on a mad bender lately trying to organise and get everything neat and tidy in my dressing room. It’s a mission bordering on OCD, combined with an unhappy credit card. No matter where I go, no matter the type of shop; whether it’s a home ware shop, stationary shop, clothing shop, heck even hardware stores, I’m always looking at things to see how I can make them work to store stuff. I’ve got to admit though, my crazy-lady hunt has resulted in some pretty nifty ideas that I will share with you over the next couple of weeks. Here’s one and a great way to store rings. I got this cute little mirror jewel box as a gift for Christmas, which I used (for the first few days) to store my rings. Things like necklaces, earrings and bracelets get all tangled up in boxes, so I usually don’t keep stuff like that in jewellery boxes. It was an ok idea, I could see my rings, but I do have a few of them so they were piled on top of each other – not so good! Then, when I was at good ol’ Mr Price Home (my favourite…

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In a Perfect World…

In a Perfect World…

All our makeup would be neat, tidy and easy to get to. All our containers would match and fit perfectly wherever we decided to pack and store them. But, we also love variety; we love different brands for different reasons and this results in, well, makeup clutter overload! Are you feeling it? I’m always searching for the perfect way to store my clutter makeup, so that I am able to find what I want when I want it. I started out by storing my makeup in a chest of drawers, then when we moved, I tried out these plastic containers. They served their purpose really well, but I eventually grew tired of them as the plastic finish looked out of place in my newly re-vamped closet room (which I will share soon)! Right now I’m looking for another option. Trying out new things and hoping for something that makes my life a little easier. How do you store your makeup? Take a pic, twitpic it to me on twitter @stylescoop, upload it to my wall on Facebook or mail it to me talk-at-stylescoop.co.za. I’d love to see how you guys store your makeup. I’ll do a blog on all the…

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Decor Monday – Vintage Hat Boxes

Decor Monday – Vintage Hat Boxes

I’m obsessed with vintage hat boxes. They are so girly so very cute, why don’t women use these anymore? They make great decor pieces for closets, bedrooms, bathrooms and even living spaces. I want to start getting some really old ones (with loads of character) to start displaying in my closet room. They are too pretty and make great storage spaces too! I’I bought this one from Lulu Shop, an online thrift blog based in Durban that I want to use it to store and display my clutch purses. – Oh, speaking of closet room, stay tuned for my updated blog on it soon. This week I painted my cupboards, got a white fluffy rug and a new ottoman… I’ll also show you how I plan to use my hat box! But, back to vintage hat boxes… take a look at some vintage hat box inspiration online. Click on the images to visit the blog post and read more about these treasures… PS – If you find any cool vintage hat boxes for sale online or in thrift stores, please comment below and let me know xo Dimi

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Sho-e me the shoes (Shoe storing tips)

Sho-e me the shoes (Shoe storing tips)

If I had all the money in the world, one of the things that I love to build, is a closet just like Mariah Carey’s. As you can see, Mariah is a girl who loves her shoes, and knows how to give them the proper respect they deserve.

For me, well, my entire closet (including possibly my clothes) amount to two pairs of Mariah’s shoes. Nonetheless, I would love to have a place to display all my shoes, instead of piling them on the bottom shelf of my cupboard.

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