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Friday, March 10, 2017

Anybody Can Organize a Closet! Plus a Video Tour


Have you ever heard anyone say "I have too much closet space!"? 

Yeah neither have I. It seems like no matter the size of the closet, everyone always wishes they were better organized and had more space to store things. As a collector of clothing who also lives in a small space, I have learned some great tips and tricks to squeezing every last inch of space. I'm sure that none of these techniques are ground breaking earth shattering revolutions, but they are what works for me.  You can watch the video below where I talk about how I work with a small closet (hint... I don't) and how I keep things organized. I will also be talking a bit about how I'm changing the way I shop for, wear, and think about clothing. 






Ok Now for a more detailed break down of each technique


SLIM MATCHING HANGERS

I use these slim velvet hangers by Amazon basics. I ordered 2 or 3 of the packs of 50 and they more than doubled my hanging space. Not to mention that having all matching sleek hangers keeps my closet space looking neat and like a boutique.  



My scarves and shorts are hanging on 4 tiered pants hanger and round scarf hangers that I also got from amazon, and work so much better for me than trying to keep them folded Konmari style in a bin or drawer. 

ROLLING GARMENT RACK

I have tried to cram all my clothing into my very small closet and I just couldn't make it work. The closet I use currently is split into two sections and I don't have room to hang dresses. Some may view this as cheating, but I use an additional garment rack for dresses and bottoms. This one is very similar to the one I have, a simple extendable bar.



Another option that I think would be great for anyone who needs more space is this model that also has an upper and lower shelf, perfect for storing shoes, bags, luggage, or out of season clothing



DRAWER DIVIDERS
Most of my drawer dividers are just various sized boxes that I already had around my house. I love using shoe boxes for dividing a drawer into sections for items like t-shirts or intimates, and smaller boxes like the kind that come with iPhones and Warby Parker glasses for jewelry and other small items. I also really like to use clear drawer inserts for my smaller drawers, like this one by Whitmore.


I also use a divider very similar to this one for earrings and small pins, its made for lipstick but I think its ideal for keeping earring pairs together. 

STORING OUT OF SEASON CLOTHING
Much of my clothing can be worn year round, but anything that is reserved for the triple digit summer days, or the coldest days of winter




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lillian's Nordstrom Rack Haul Details




You can find a Calvin Klein saffiano leather cell phone wallet in a chic neutral color HERE 


Did you fall in love with the Fossil Sydney like I did? You can grab it in cobalt HERE

Or in pomegranate with fringe HERE


Get luscious locks with the BB Styling lotion HERE



Smell amazing with the Philosophy Vanilla Fig 3-in-1 wash by getting some HERE



Sip your bubbly, or just some fresh squeezed OJ out of these gilded glasses HERE

Or go for the minimalist and budget friendly set of 6 HERE

Thanks so much for watching my video and reading my blogs, I'll see you next time! 
FYI All of the items shown in this video were purchased with my own money, and however some of the links in this post are affiliate links. 

* General Disclaimer- this post may contain affiliate links or feature products purchased at a discount or with credits earned through referral programs. Please see my FAQ section for more information and disclaimers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lillian's First Vlog May Haul Details

Hello Friends! To Celebrate the relaunch of Anybody Can Do Anything and my accidental deletion of my youtube page, I am re-releasing my Vlogs with accompanying blog posts!  Watch the video below and then scroll down to find links to everything I talked about




Get the glow with the L'Oreal Lumi Liquid Highlighter HERE
In this video I talk about the blush scent, but I have since tried others as well. This multi pack of minis is a fun way to try different scents to find your fav. Get it HERE 

This Revlon Balm Stain has become on of my favorite lip products, in addition to Honey, I also now have Cherish and Sweetheart, you can get them HERE
Perfect for minimal make up days and super friendly to your budget, you can get the ELF mineral Mascara HERE
Conceal without caking with the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer HERE


Get VaVaVoom lashes without falsies with the They're Real Mascara from Benefit HERE



Good news! I was finally brave enough to use the Tweezerman Eyelash curler and I didn't pull any of my eyelashes out and I survived. You can be brave like me and get one HERE


Thanks so much for watching my video and reading my blogs, I'll see you next time! 
FYI All of the items shown in this video were purchased with my own money, and however some of the links in this post are affiliate links. 

* General Disclaimer- this post may contain affiliate links or feature products purchased at a discount or with credits earned through referral programs. Please see my FAQ section for more information and disclaimers.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

No We Are Not Dead, No This Post Isn't About Downton Abbey.

I know that Marm and I are starting to have the bad habit of lagging on the Christmas Episode recap, by months and months and months. The good news is that last year we waited, like... an entire year, so if we do this one in 10 months, we are ahead of schedule. 
I promise we are working on it. Sort of. If by working on it you mean making a draft blog and then not touching or thinking about it for months at a time. 

Here is what we have been doing instead of marathon watching Downton Abbey. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Downton Abbey Recap; A Rose by Any Other Name


SEASON 5
EPISODE 1 BABY MAMA DRAMA
EPISODE 2 SKETCHY
EPISODE 3 MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK
EPISODE 4 A DECENT PROPOSAL

HEY

 IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE EIGHTH EPISODE YET, 

DON'T READ THIS POST. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. 

STOP RIGHT NOW.





Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What I Wore, Flowers in the Woods

Lately I've been reading a lot of blogs that feature not-your-average subject. Plus-sized women, older women, women with off the wall style, women who make their own clothes, women who only dress in vintage clothing, women who never post pictures of them selves and write things so funny you will get tears in your eyes. This makes me feel both discouraged and inspired, which is an odd combination. 
I feel discouraged because my life is noticably less organized/adorable/well-designed/well-dressed/funny than those women's lives appear to be. I feel discouraged because I have so few days when I'm wearing anything but yoga pants, so few days when I do anything worth blogging about, so few days when I feel even a little bit funny or smart, so few days when I can find the silver lining in the clouds that seem to loom over my head.

I feel inspired because when I first started reading blogs, there seemed to be nothing but thin rich white women blogging about outfits that cost more than most folks rent, and endless trips to places I couldn't ever dream of going, which made me feel like trying to blog would be a fool's errand. Now when I read blogs I see women (and men and non-binary folks) of every shape, color, style, and type of writing, that you can think of. All these people, pouring themselves out onto these pages. I bet a lot of them wake up in the morning and feel like being well dressed or funny or smart is an insurmountable task. 
And if blogging this long has taught me anything, its that anybody can do anything. 
Especially Lillian. 


Recently E and I went to his grandparent's chicken farm, which just might be the most beautiful place in the world. Its been pouring rain recently so everything is lush and green and smells like trees and fresh air. E treated himself to a new camera on black friday and is finally getting around to learning to use it. You can expect the quality of my outfit pictures to improve moving forward and I can officially  add "hunky photographer boyfriend" to my list of awesome things about my life. 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Downton Abbey Recap, I've got 99 Problems



SEASON 5
EPISODE 1 BABY MAMA DRAMA
EPISODE 2 SKETCHY



HEY

 IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED SUNDAY'S EPISODE YET, 

DON'T READ THIS POST. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. 

STOP RIGHT NOW.



Friday, February 13, 2015

What to Buy Yourself For Valentines Day

Tomorrow is Valentines day, but unlike gifts that are given by the object of your affection, gifts to yourself are forgiven for being late. If I were a nicer or more organized blogger I would have written this post 2 weeks ago, but I'm not and I didn't. 
This year, no matter if you are expecting 1 dozen long stemmed roses from your dashing lover, or if you plan to spend the evening eating chinese food and watching House of Cards on Netflix, I insist that you treat yourself to something.
After all your relationship with yourself if the one that matters the most, it will be the longest one you have, and it can either be the most loving and fulfilling, or it can be the source of your deepest unhappiness. For your consideration, I have assembled a list of things would make an excellent gift, from you, to you, with love.



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Downton Abbey Recap; A Dingo Stole My Baby




SEASON 5
EPISODE 1 BABY MAMA DRAMA
EPISODE 2 SKETCHY






HEY

 IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED SUNDAY'S EPISODE YET, 

DON'T READ THIS POST. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. 

STOP RIGHT NOW.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Baby L


 As we arrive full force into February, I have an outfit post from January! (Catching up from September! I guess I didn't wear anything cute for most of winter, haha)

At the beginning of the year we celebrated Baby L's first birthday! I am so head over heels for this baby, being able to watch her grow and learn, snuggling her while I feed her a bottle, I love this baby!

The party was held at a local gymnastics gym, so all Baby L and Little Z's friends (ranging in age from unborn-8 years) got to run and jump and bounce to their hearts content!