Jun 5, 2013

Adding vibrancy to my life... and closet!!



I was pretty pumped when I was asked to partner with Crystal Light Liquid to help promote their new  “Explore the New Flavors” campaign by taking the challenge to add vibrancy to my life. Get creative? OK. Where do I start?

I was immediately inspired by this theme from Crystal Light Liquid promoting their Peach Bellini liquid.


Try and tell me that doesn’t remind you of my closet. LOL. So I decided that is where I would choose to add some excitement, and vibrancy to my life, by decorating that closet of mine. I grabbed a a glass of my Peach Bellini Crystal Light Liquid and got to work.

I am constantly inspired by all things vintage, romantic, and girlie. This is kinda what it looked like in my head when I dreamt up my closet, LOL. Bling here, romance there, fru-fru overload, but it is finally starting to come together. 
 I decided to start by adding some excitement and updates to the large corner shelf beside my vanity. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of cash, so I tried to think of things I could re-purpose that I already had.


I had always wanted one of those fancy headband holders you see a la pinterest, so I took two of these circular martini glass boxes I had laying around, and decided they were perfect to hold my festive hair accessories.


After several hot glue burns, and almost giving up, I finally did achieve something I thought was semi cute and worthy of being in the closet, LOL.


 I also thought outside the box and bought this adorable cake stand to add to one of the shelves to display some makeup and things. This really added a girly element that I just love!

 
This pink purse you see here, is a gift from my grandma. It was hers, she got it in the 50’s  I believe from my grandpa as a gift when they were in Washington, DC. Isn’t that precious? Love that is has found a new home with me :)


 So here is my corner shelf after some sprucing up, and re-decorating! I love! Do you see the 8x10 of me and Carrie hiding in there? Yes, I AM that crazy.


 I also wanted to take advantage of the shelf above my dresses, by adding some pictures, and cute girlie accents. Before, it was a holding spot for my sweatshirts, and embarrassingly not attractive.
  

 I bought the little vase and flower puff thing from Home goods, the big white three frames from Marshall's, and I re-purposed a cardboard hat box I had laying around (you can actually see it in the before pic!)

You see I started playing with things, realized I needed some height in there, so I took part of an old bed skirt I had laying around, and hot glued that sucker onto that hat box, and voila. Instant height and texture. It’s purpose beyond that? Absolutely nothing. But I do like how it turned out ;)

  
So that is a little tour of some recent ways I decided to add vibrancy to my life, and my closet! What are some things that inspire you in your home decorating? I love getting to see how everyone gets their inspiration, and how differently we all chose to decorate our places! Check out the Crystal Light Liquid  "Explore New Flavors" campaign here, to get some vibrant inspiration for yourself!

And if all else fails, just put on a sequined dress and stand in the middle of your closet, you'll feel immediately more vibrant. HA.

Let me know what inspires you to be more vibrant!! Leave a comment below for the chance to win $100 Visa gift card! And do yourself a favor and sample some champagne, Peach Bellini style!


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121 comments:

Steph said...

Blogs like this and Pinterest mostly :) Love the closet additions!

P!nky said...

WOW! I love what you've done with the look, great job LouLOu!

Other people who ARE vibrant, inspire me to be more vibrant!

jayme said...

i love the ole bed skirt turned box-height-maker trick... it reminds me of the time i spray painted shot glasses to make mini flower vases. alicia (the photographer) inspires me as i begin my own photographer journey!

Tiffany said...

Your blog inspired me in my own closet---I'm hoping to have that baby put together this weekend!

~Tiffany

Sami said...

Loving the closet Miss! Can I move in ;)

I would say that blogging inspires me to be more vibrant.. I mean I can't have people thinking I'm not vibrant and sparkling :)

Rachel said...

Your closet is so fab! I get a lot of inspiration from pinterest and blogs.

catherine said...

Pinterest and blogs mainly - although I still love a good paper mag for inspiration

Raquel said...

Your closet is amazing! My dream closet right there :)

Ang Samp said...

This is amazing! You've created a total dream closet that is a fun space beyond just storage. So cool!

Lauren said...

I adore your closet. I'm going to need you to come help make my closet VIBRANT! :)

Kait said...

Look at you just designin' on a dime! Love it, and you, PLL! YOU are my inspiration for all things hair, makeup & girly shabby chic! And to be 100% social addicted--Pinterest inspires me to get crafty in the kitchen. We've been eating so many VIBRANT (I feel like I have to use that word?!) vegetables lately!

Lisa Brown said...

My moods and how bored I get with my surroundings. I need to change things up almost yearly at spring time.
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Celeste said...

Pinterest does actually! So much inspiration to be found there!

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Third and Goal said...

Love the closet!!! I'm like you--the awesome women in my life inspire me every day!! Oh, and pinterest ;)

~Bekah said...

i would spend every flippin second of my day in that closet if I were you!! I looove it! i love to read your blog and see all your adorable things you have to say and post!! xoxox

Natalie said...

I get inspiration from blogs like yours and Pinterest, I could spend hours on there!!!

Kristen said...

I get inspiration from Instagram, and magazines!

Babygirl said...

holy hair supplies on that bottom shelf! I would have a field day in there! I love testing new products...and oh...BTW...i have such closet envy!

Rebecca said...

I work in a nursing home setting. Listening to the stories, memories, and even regrets that my patients has inspires me to be more vibrant in all I do. And I have some ladies that inspire me to be vibrant through the image they have of themselves and seeing their reaction to spending time with people. They exude vibrancy when someone spends time with them.

Vanessa Haro said...

I love your decor posts! Such a lovely closet :)!

Elena said...

I get inspiration from fashion magazines and Pinterest

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Mami2jcn said...

I get inspiration from blogs, home decor magazines, and pinterest.

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Lindsey said...

I add vibrancy to my life when I buy fresh flowers! I don't have a very big apartment, and fresh flowers ALWAYS make it look more chic!! They bring me a smile when I see them in my kitchen as I make breakfast and that smile stays with me all day!

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Sam said...

Color, design and nature inspire me to be more vibrant!

miss t said...

I believe adding vibrancy to life is adding things that make it multi-dimentional (after all, diamonds have multiple facets, why can't I?!). Last year, I did fitness competitions. I was so focused on working out and eating fish and asparagus that I literally turned dull. I forgot how to love life! So I decided to stop.

I added some "vibrancy" by spending more time with loved ones, doing things I have never tried or hadn't done in a while! I signed up for paddle-boarding contest (failed miserably), the Hubs and I spent one afternoon just getting big-kid drunk off of martinis, I ate three pieces of cake at a wedding (after not having sugar for a year, I was a bit sugar-buzzed), I've traveled to three different countries in the last year, etc. I don't regret a moment I didn't spent in the gym for the memories I made outside it! :P

Elise Nichols said...

Blogs like yours and a few others and Pinterest inspire me to add more vibrance!

Ashley said...

Summer inspires me.

Emily said...

I drink these crystal light things like it's my job, so they inspire me. Catalogues, Pinterest, and Instagram also inspire my wardrobe to be more vibrant!

Just Jessie said...

Pinterest, blogs and happy people inspire me to add more vibrance to my life :)

LOVE what you've done with the place!!

Kenzie Smith said...

I get the most inspiration from Pinterest and crafting/diy/fashion blogs :D And of course posts like this!

CT Cupcake said...

shelter mags such as hgtv always inspire me to add vibrancy and color to my house, as desire to host cocktail parties at my house. Got to spiff things up first!

Millie said...

Living in NYC, I find inspiration to make my life vibrant everywhere. Especially in the different types of clothing people wear and Central Park =)

Kelly said...

I am trying out this "Miss Independent" thing, and recently bought a house on my own, too. It needs some updating, but I am all about DIY! It's kind of empowering to take something old and lifeless and turn it into something "vibrant!" I think it's those treasured, sentimental items we put into our homes that make them really special. My closet aspires to be like yours when it grows up! :) Just beautiful!

Heather C. Watson said...

I am *trying* to step out of my comfort zone with clothes and makeup. Maybe it's time that my old reliable "one pop of color" rule got a little makeover!

Beth said...

Pinterest and blogs are huge places I get ideas from. And also, just walking around stores that I wouldn't normally shop in. The colors and textures push my boundaries and make me think outside the box a little.
BTW, LOVE your closet. I asked my husband if I could have one like that one day and he basically laughed at me, but a girl can dream haha :)

Marissa @ Love Always Marissa said...

What inspires me to be a more vibrant would have to be Pinterest, Instagram, Blogs; I am totally inspired by some of the amazing people that I follow. They inspire me to add a little spice to my life and try different things, which I am usually not too good at! :)

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Lindsey said...

I love traveling to new places and being inspired by the new cultures, architecture, and people!

Arielle said...

loved this post:) I get inspiration from people i love, faith, everything girly and the south!!

Ciara said...

I love this makeover. I'm always jealous of your creative abilities! (My creative level is ZERO!)

Things that inspire me to live more vibrantly are the interesting and intelligent people I meet through blogging. Especially you!

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Samantha Lynne said...

Super cute!! Other people inspire me actually! I think that is why I love blogging and pinterest so much :)
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ibeeflower said...

OMG OMG OMG! I have the same pink vintage bag that you do! I bought mine at a town square sale. It's interesting to know how old the bag is. I adore mine!

Cora said...

I love that you used an old bed skirt on that box. I have been trying to add some height above our kitchen cabinets!

Sara said...

I love bright clothes to inspire my fashion!

Wanda said...

I have an idea in my head that I can't shake until I make it come to fruition!
I love to create something beautiful from the stuff I already have.
Your closet is dreamy!

claricerenee said...

Other people definitely inspire me! And pinterest too, although sometimes I think it inspires me a little too much! :)

Jaclyn Kaye said...

This post is too cute and I love your crafty ways. Oh, and gimme that sequin dress :) xo

~Stephanie~ said...

I try to wear sparkly jewlery and paint my nails to be more vibrant...my kids attempt to hinder my vibrant wearing skills though by pulling on sparkly earrings, etc.! :)

Savannah said...

I love your decorating- it's basically my dream!
I like to add a touch of vibrancy with bright lipsticks and some sparkle never hurt anyone!
xxx

Amanda said...

i love your closet! vintage and girly are currently my favorite things together.

where did you get the cupcake stand from? it'd be perfect for when i need to display my cupcakes :)

Amanda said...

Being a fabulous Mom and role model to my daughter makes me feel vibrant!

Katie said...

Blogs, Pinterest and southern magazines. Love classic and elegant! Great post girl!

Just call me "B" said...

This is adorable, but yes, it's just those fun little elements that make a world of difference!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My moods, those of my children and my environment inspire me! Some days I feel bright and sunny so wear more dramatic colors and others I feel tired so tend to wear more pastel shades. Of course when the sun is shining I find myself wearing much more vibrant shades as well.

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Karla said...

I find so much inspiration from Pinterest. It's a wealth of creativity!

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wigget said...

my colorful friends at zumba

Elyssa Szkirpan said...

My wonderful co-workers and my boyfriend

ellie said...

My 2 little grandsons make me feel vibrant everyday. For decorating inspiration, it's blog posts like this that inspire me. Love your closet!

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Tony said...

What inspires me is the outdoors. I like to backpack and may come across odd rocks or pieces of wood, feathers, snail shells, etc. that can be used for interior design.

peg42 said...

What inspires me is ideas I get online, in magazines and on tv.
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Stephanie said...

the wildflowers in our mountains!
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clc408 said...

There's nothing like a shopping trip to inspire me to be vibrant. Seeing all the beautiful clothing and accessories motivates me to experiment with color and style.

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HilLesha said...

Can you decorate my closet, lol? :)

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HarleyC said...

I like finding things at thrift stores then redoing or repurposing them!

Kim Hardy said...

Color inspires me
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cowboyswife said...

My husband does

cowboyswife said...

My husband does

Michelle said...

Decorating my home with things that make me smile.

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Diane52 said...

Shopping at 2nd hand vintange stores inspires me
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Janice said...

I am addicted to Pinterest. There are so many good ideas there!

Emaisgr8 said...

Pinterest inspires me.

Barbara Montag said...

More vibrant - trying new nail designs and make up colors/techniques.
Pinterest is great.
Thank you.
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mickeyfan said...

I find inspiration in nature. The colors and the textures, and the changes of the seasons.

SolDucky said...

My 4 year old. She just exudes vibrancy and inspires it in me!

sksweeps said...

I'm more vibrant because I've lost weight and finally am able to wear all the clothes I liked and got (and wore) years ago!

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Anastasia Fall said...

I take inspiration from my daughters! I love their style and décor and don't mind "borrowing" from them :)

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tina reynolds said...

Amazing job... Pinterest and blogs like yours inspire me

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sparkedcat said...

On the weekend I like to go to yard sales and find something like an old hat or vest and add it to my wardrobe.

Crystal M said...

Pinterest never fails to give some inspiration when i need it :)

cassandra mccann said...

my children and thrift stores inspire me

Mihaela Day said...

I get inspiration from blogs, home decor magazines :)))

Betty C said...

Inspiration is everywhere. I loved an old quilt my mother had made so I found similar fabric and made one for myself. That was my inspiration to redo my bedroom.

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Deb said...

I love to change up the paint color on my walls every couple of years.

Lisa Pecora said...

Celebrities and movies inspire me!

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Erin E. said...

My kids inspire me to be more vibrant. When I am confident, happy, and vibrant it has a direct effect on how they strive. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
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Stephanie Larison said...

Pinterest, I could spend hours and hours on there looking up or seeing great ideas I want to try!

Charity/CC said...

Magazines & my handbag collection.

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Tamar said...

Whatever I see on instagram or social media!
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susan1215 said...

Blogs, Pinterest and just walking though the stores is a great way to get ideas

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Thomas Murphy said...

I get inspired from friends and magazines.

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Tabathia said...

Magazines, pinterest and what I see on tv

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Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Definitely Pinterest and blogs

meredith m said...

Your closet is amazing - im inspired by fun blog posts and pinterest

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slehan said...

Special earrings jazz up my outfits.

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JC said...

Seasons inspire me to be more vibrant.
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Gianna said...

When the house needs to be organized.

Miranda Ward said...

Pinterest inspires me




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smilekisses said...

Victoria's and Billy's new livingroom on Young and the Restless inspired me to remodel my livingroom the same. In the process of doing that now.
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richied.becky said...

What inspires me is keeping my house look refreshed and more open to where people notice what I've done :) I love it!!
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