Oct 20, 2011

Gettin' Organized

Nothing makes me happier than being organized. Awhile back when I asked y'all what you wanted to see, several people asked about how I stay so organized. 

Well let me show you children 

 I get ready at my little vanity in my bedroom. I keep all the hair essentials in this little cabinet. I think my sis got it somewhere on the cheap, so I stole it from her. Works perfectly. 


Then there are the jewels. I keep the good stuff in a jewelry box on my dresser, and also throw things I wear often on this litte dress thingymabob. 

How cute is she seriously? 


Then there is makeup and nail polish. I found this caboodles tray at target for ma polish and all things nails. Works perfectly cause you can see what you have, and you don't have to dig in a bag or something. But also, you can store it away in a hall closet so you don't have to see it. 


Again, I like to see what I have, so this little guy is perfect for my makeup that I don't carry with my in my purse. I use this stuff daily, but don't need it on my person 24/7. It's quick and easy, and also comes from Target. 

And moving right along...

Y'all, I have 7 weaves. 

SEVEN! 

Swear. I have long curls, short curls, front braid pieces, updo pieces, the bump it up, the pony tail, and last but not least my little messy bun thingy. 

Girls that's a lot of faux hair. We gots to keep it in check, knowwhat Im sayin?


Luckily, I found the best little organizers at TJMaxx. Not only did I find one for all of my hairz, but I found one for all my costume-y jewelry. It's two sided, and it is amaze. I love that you can SEE it all... notice a pattern here? If I can't see it, I forget I have it. 

oh hey sidenote, check out my this little fun hairdo I whipped up. It's a faux braid (aka a twist), but just a little one, and I made it poofy. 

I like it!


Pics of the new house, and detailed bios of the roomies coming soon. 

xo

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63 comments:

freshwater-mermaid.com said...

I do the twist regularly, I'm not coordinated enough to actually braid my own hair...love it!
I keep my nailpolish/makeup in a wooden silverware tray! Keeps it looking collected and clean, while the rest of my room is a pit. Nice organizing job!

Sunni Dae said...

I love the twist! I saw it on pinterest and I do it to my bangs as well!

BTW what program do you use to put your pictures together like that and to write on them?

Pearls and Curls:
www.sunnidaegregory.blogspot.com

Dayna Leigh said...

Definitely attempting this front twist. LOVES.

Carly said...

Goodness, you are inspiring me to make a run to Target for some organizational help! We just moved a few weeks ago and I'm still in the process or sorting, cleaning, and organizing. My getting ready drawer is a hot mess right now!

CMae said...

LOVE the twist!!!!!!!!! But a girl with bangs like moi can never have the cutesy side stuff Ie braids and such.

Your necklace is cute, but hard to see in the pic who's it by or where's it from rather? SO CUTE!! :)

mint juleps and magnolias said...

This makes me want to clean out all my beauty stuff ASAP. I thought I was organized, but you're the queen!

Pamela said...

GORGEOUS hairstyle! I love it!

Mighty Burns said...

well geez I need to get myself to a Target STAT! These are great ideas. Esp the nail polish! My polish is in a bag and like you said, I hate digging for the colors :/

Lindsey said...

Well aren't you fancy? I use almost the exact same thing for my polish. If you vanity goes missing, you know where to find it. My apologies in advance.

Kelly said...

i love your vanity! Where did you get the monogrammed necklace on your dress form?

Reese and Leigh said...

I thought I was organized! It is now very clear to me I have not yet lived. I need a major overhaul of my bathroom/beauty/makeup stuff.

Amberly Enich said...

Love your amazing organization skills! At first glance of your blog I thought I found a fellow hair stylist. You have such a knack for it! Love the blog! :)

My Two Cents ...before I spend it said...

I love organizing, too! And the hair-do is gorge! Xo.

Samantha Lynne said...

Love the twist braid. Love the organizer for all of your jewelry. I'm soo going looking for one of those. All my costume jewelry is thrown in a box/bag thingy and never gets worn because I never remember I have it.
xo
Samantha

betterblondesam.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I love being organized! Super jealous of all your jewelry and nail polishes!

http://peridotkutie.blogspot.com/

Savannah said...

I love all of your organization tools! You have inspired me to re-organize my stash! :)

Cute braid - your hair is (and tutorials!) the best!

Jillian said...

I would love to have all my stuff displayed like that but alas my children destroy everything:) One day I will have a huge closet super organized that I can lock my kids out of ;)

Sweet (and Sour) Lou Lou said...

Ohhhh the organization makes my heart happy! I'm the same way and all of my stuff has to be where I can see it... with the exception of my makeup bag. I have so much crap that its just... everywhere. It's mostly in my circa 2007 Vera Bradley makeup bag, but you've inspired me to invest in some clear containers to get my war paint in order! Can't wait to see the new place!

Amanda

Cassie said...

I have considered getting a weave since reading your blog, but I change my color of blonde way too much to buy one! Those things aren't really cheap! But I love seeing the different ways that you wear your hair! I am asking for those organizing bags for all my jewelry for Christmas! Like you, If I don't see it, I forgeth that I have it!!!

moderndaywife said...

Lovee all your cute organization!! I need that nail polish tray so perfect :-)

Chelsea said...

I always love seeing how other people organize and getting ideas from them! I definitely need to reorganize my jewelry because it's just not working for me! Like you said - if I can't see it, I forget I have it! LOVE the little hair twist! Gorgeous :)

lori said...

love seeing all of your organization- thanks for sharing! my polish is almost in an identical tray thing.

laughed at your weaves (all seven of them, haha) i need to try one... im sooo missing my long hair (i cut off 12 inches a while back). any tips? would you maybe consider sharing where you get them/how you wear them/put them in, etc? (or maybe you did previously it was before i was a reader?)

Petchie said...

I love how neat and cleanly organized your makeup is! I have been trying to get mine cleaned up but it seems that I always have so much that it just gets messy on it's own, I swear!

anyway, I love the hair do too!!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Lea Liz said...

Love the twist!!

I'm like you if I can't see it I forget I have it!

I have the exact jewerly holder from tj maxx , love it!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I just love how all your things are neat & organized because mine are the exact same way... has been since I was younger. cannot wait to see the house pictures n such....

Stephanie said...

I'm a very organized person as well. Generally, I have to have a DIY craft session in order to have a storage place for all my accessories. I love the weave bag, I need to get myself one of those!

Every time I think that you couldn't surprise me with another fabulous hairdo, you prove me entirely wrong. Loving the new twisty lou poof! :)

You are so GORGEOUS! :)

Leanna Vera said...

Thanks for sharing! I've been trying to keep my new apartment organized and these are great ideas!

Emily said...

yes I may have dragged and dropped this fab faux braid pic to my desktop for later reference (thank you mr. macintosh). gorgyyy!!! love ya pinky!!!

Lauren said...

love it! Mentioned you on my blog! Go check it out! :)

Raven said...

Girl and your Tiffany's!

totally jealous over here.

Do you know I have not ONE thing Tiffany & Co.? Is that just not tragic? Might have to nudge the hubs for my birthday/Christmas.

Kait said...

A how-to on the poof twist, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. You look AMAZE, as always

Kristen said...

I love the dress jewelry hanger thing! Also that dress you wore to the wedding in your last post was FAB!

Michelle P said...

I'm incredibly jealous of everything you have!

Shug in Boots said...

I'm totally gonna have to try the fake braid/aka twist deal. I give myself cramps and hit myself in the face with my elbow tryin to braid that mess.

Liz-A-Licious said...

I just peed a little reading about managing your SEVEN weaves...luvs it!

Kels said...

I'm glad that someone else has such a large nail polish collection like I do!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

love this and i feel normal now cause boy always makes fun I have too many nail polishes.

Miss B. Leigh said...

I definitely need to organize my weaves like that!! What a good idea!!!

Melody said...

love this! I'm the same way..if I don't see it I forget about it! Where did you get the vanity?! I've been looking for one for such a long time

Sara said...

I was already thinking of doing a major organization of my room and all my stuff this weekend. This post definitely gave me a little "kick in the butt" if you will to get it done. I like your ideas too about being able to see it all. I just bought a ton of new products from Mary Kay this past week so it is definitely time to organize.

Me :) said...

I would love to see how you did that twist it looks awesome!

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers said...

Love these ideas! Another idea for storing earrings is ice cube trays. I put each pair in one of the slots and keep it in my nightstand drawer. You can still see everything and ice cubes trays are CHEAP.

Asha said...

I'm the same way...if I don't see what I have I completely forget that I own it! Love the twist and that adorable jewelry holder!
BTW how do you write on your pics like that?

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

Quit it. I LOVE this post!

hannah. said...

girl I will pay you in Carrie Underwood fix (cause you know this native Nashvillian has the hook up) if you come over and organize my entire house. I think all my nail polish is at the bottom of a cardboard box somewhere.

Beth said...

i need a vanity desperately. i do my hair and makeup by sitting on the toilet (seat down) and putting a vanity mirror in front of my face.

p.s. you're just too gosh darn pretty. i hate you. not really...but you know. ;)

♡ Beverly {Preppy Wife Preppy Life} said...

Love your organization!!

Chelsie said...

i need that vanity. i've been looking for one exactly like that for about 27 years now.

Pink and Fabulous said...

I have been eyeing those jewelry holders at the Maxx and now I know I need to pull the trigger! Love all the pink :) xo

The Shabby Princess said...

Super cute hair!! And love your vanity! I wish I had one, that is my all time favorite girly home decor thing!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I have the same jewelry organizer! I love it! I am going to have to try some of your ideas, I keep my nail polish and make up in bags and it is just starting to not work for me.

Crystaljk78 said...

I'm officially inspired to be more organized! And how true is it that when you don't see it, you forget you have it? Time to go find one of those clear compartment thingies for all my jewelry :)

JMB said...

CHEERS to the Frackin weekend! I think of this every Friday -- along with a glass of white wine the size of my head, YES!!!? PLEASE come organize my shat!! It's a mess! AND my gullfrand es gorgey! xoxo BIG LOVES and HUGS haha

Nom and Home said...

love the hair my dear! fabulous!

and also, for people looking for killer vanities... pier one has a gorgeous mirrored covered one for not that expensive! i've been eyeing it for about 3 years now! :)

Nom and Home said...

i failed to mention... there's 2 days left of my giveaway, if you want to come over to nom and hom :)
free stella & dot jewelry... yeahhh!!

Rebecca said...

haha i got home the other night and took out my extensions and left them on the floor and my housemate came in and laughed when she saw it and I told her your phrase "when you lose the weave, its time to leave!"

Erica said...

Do your "Do" at the end of the entry.Great organization tips. Xo

Jill said...

I need to organize my polish in a bad way!!! I love that little dress lady for your jewelry. For me getting organized isn't the problem, but keeping it organized IS. I tend to make a mess while I get ready, ha ;)

Laura said...

Ok I'm going to need a tutorial on that fun braid/twist because I'm hair stupid...and well, you're pretty much a genius. K thanks!

Erika said...

I love it! You define girly. Very cute! My gf had on a CUTE shade of pink polish that I loved, she said it's Essie & she the color on your blog :)

Day Old News said...

I am so disappointed that you don't have a secret weave vault. Someday...Also, when you come to LA to shoot your pilot, we are going to nerd out over organizing tips. Twinsies.

Kim said...

LOVE IT ALL!! Your so organized! I love the vanity, I have been eyeing a white one at target recently, but haven't pulled the trigger on it yet! I also loved your jewelry box, is it from Pottery Barn? It looks similar to one I have been eyeing there for a while! And that long monogram necklace is super cute too where did you pick that up!!??

Lily said...

Omg I think I need to find one of those containers for nail polish...it looks perfect!! Mine is all over the place haha!

 

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