Fashion Friday!

What type of hangers should I use to hang my clothing?

Great question. There are many types of hangers on the market. Some are good and some are not.  The best hangers for hanging dresses and shirts are wooden, plastic or padded, but they have to be of a specific type.  The wooden hangers need to be thick and rounded on the edges as well as the plastic ones.

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Don’t use the wire hangers as they leave rabbit ears on the shoulder of your clothing. You don’t want to walk around with 2 little spikes on your shoulders. If you have a bunch of them, try using them for a DIY project 😃.

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Pants can be hung one of two ways. They can be folded over a think hanger, that will not leave a crease in the middle like the wooden hangers above or if you have enough space in your closet you can hang them from a two prong pants hanger.  This eliminates any creasing.  Or you can be creative and hang your jeans from S-hooks as I show in one of my previous blog posts.

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You can even find creative ways to hang your scarves.  I have a lot of them so these do come in handy for me.

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2068ea704a74afd7e47aea5069ab1e9dYou can find these types of hangers at the container store, Ross, Target, Walmart and many other department stores.  Again, have fun and be creative.

Summer Chic

🌞Sunshiny days call for a summer makeover…(and I’m not talking the spray tan and swimsuit-camouflage kind.)

Cozy throws and winter colors need to take a vacation! Time to summer-wardrobe our living spaces with bold pops of color!🎨

That doesn’t mean going out and buying new furniture or spending tons of money. I like to incorporate new summer colors through paint to change things up, or simple embellishments like throw pillows, artwork, florals, and even books!

I’m a frugal girl, so my favorite stores are T J Maxx, Tuesday Morning, Hobby Lobby, and online Wayfair.

I like to design on a dime, but truthfully these stores just allow my dimes to go a bit farther. I’m sadly a spender at ❤️.

This year colorful kelly green and all types of pink are my go-to colors. My first venture into gorgeous green was a beautiful lamp. (As fortune would have it my previous lamp shorted out and had the smoke char to prove it 😂) Fortuitous for me, because I went bolder than I usually do, and bought oversized and green! I’m in love with what it does for my room! Lighter, brighter, more contemporary. It was just the facelift my space needed. And it comes in tons of colors for every taste.

As for pinks…pink is a particular favorite of mine. I found this metal flamingo and he can go indoors or outdoors which makes him even more of a treasure. And surprisingly he was from Walmart so the price was just perfect for adding summer-time bling.

I really like a variety of textures in my home, and I found this chenille, almost rug-like pillow at TJ Maxx. My grandma always had chenille bedspreads and chenille bathrobes, and I feel like this pillow keeps her with me.

Silly and simple, but there are no house rules when it comes to decor. So be bold! Pick the brightest color, add the texture, choose the creative piece. If it makes you feel happy just looking at it-just think what seeing it everyday will do.

You don’t find your happy place, you create it!

A few of my favorite things…

*(Spencer Lamp in Leaf-Lamps Plus $129.99 look for coupons) (Flamingo-Walmart $14.88) (Throw Pillow-T J Maxx $19.99)