Getting the most out of your accessories

If you are anything like me your wardrobe doesn't look like this, damn it!!!!!!!

Dream on Bethy

Dream on Bethy

Instead my humble wardrobe looks like this

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My accessories part of the very small wardrobe I have

My accessories part of the very small wardrobe I have

I decided to organise my wardrobe so I 

1. Get more than one wear out of my accessories - hands up who forgets what they already have? ME

2. Don't want to waste more $ on things I don't need

3. Get to look at my pretty stuff - can I get a amen!

4. Can start having fun planning this years FOTF outfits!!! woohoo

Right so first things first, what have I got? Lets pull it all out

My accessories wardrobe on my bed

My accessories wardrobe on my bed

Wow that's a lot of accessories! I don't want to count my clutches and earrings but 'Hi I'm Beth and I'm a accessoryholic!'

Next step - separate items into groups 

Clutches, day bags, business bags, fine jewellery, everyday jewellery.

Clutches & bags

Clutches & bags

Jewellery

Jewellery

Then I separated for all my Fashions on the Field accessories out because lets face it they can be that bit extra on the impact side of accessories: FOTF jewellery, gloves, fans, costume sunglasses (its a thing), statement necklaces, statement belts.

FOTF earrings and brooches of the moment

FOTF earrings and brooches of the moment

OMG girls I'm not going to lie and say it was the same but I felt so satisfied finding things I had forgotten about and even better I'm feeling so grateful for what I do have!!!! And I have so much more than I thought I do.

Now lets take back control. I store my fine jewels and treasured sentimental items that I don't wear often in a nice box. Along with a watch box and another larger jewel box and stash them in a corner on the bottom shelf. In front of them I put my perfume bottles so the space is still getting regular use and display a pretty clutch.

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Next step - where do I put my everyday items so I don't forget about them again? Ok so I'm fun sized (that's short peeps) so my everyday items are going on the bottom shelf, which is where I also stored my perfume, that way I'm looking and smelling good each time I go out.

Ok now shit gets real - its FOTF season bitches lets get these accessories working!!!! I want all the clutches, I want all the earrings, I want it all

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Now lets organise our FOTF pieces on a crystal platter so we can see all our drama action in one little area and feel like divas EVERY SINGLE TIME we open that wardrobe door!!!

ooo haiiiii how you doing? want to see some horses and drink champagne with me?

ooo haiiiii how you doing? want to see some horses and drink champagne with me?

Ok so I'm lucky I can easily adjust my shelves. I made sure I had enough room for my heavy duty bags up top and regular day bags in the middle

I can see clearly now the clutter has gone

I can see clearly now the clutter has gone

And after this was all organised all that was left on my bed was a few left over bangles from my clubbing days along with some items I haven't worn for years which are now waiting to go to swap meet! oh and random pics of me as a kid and a rock I bought home from a beach in the Isle of Man - random!!!

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I found some mega treasures, vintage gloves from Nan that she used to wear to the races in the 1950's and vintage Oroton gold mesh bag and coin purse - thank you Nansy you are a legend!!!

Hello little guy

Hello little guy

Outfit planning just got a whole lot easier. I can save $$$ and give my treasured items time to shine again without wasting $$ on items I don't really need. And other Mums it also feels really nice to have this little special space that's just mine and not covered in lego and yogurt!!!

xoxo happy organising xoxo 

Bethy

Bethany Brajkovich