Closet Overhaul: Part 5, Accessories


Happy 2011, readers!  I’ve only got one more day off before returning back to work on Monday (no fun!) but I think I accomplished quite a bit during the last week and a half and made sure to spend A LOT of time relaxing as well.  2010 was such a great year for me and I am definitely looking forward to what 2011 will bring.

The last part of my closet overhaul is dedicated to accessories (shoes, bags, jewelry, belts, scarves, etc.) favorite!  I have a decent accessories collection as I tend to purchase these types of items most often.  I’m not going to take the time to go through everything that I currently own because this category is so broad but I have already recognized some areas for improvement.

Here is my accessories shopping list for 2011:

*nude pumps
*tall cognac boot
*tall rainboots
*basic black leather pumps
*basic brown leather pumps
*silver sandals or peep-toe pumps
*travel appropriate handbag
*chain strap shoulder bag
*brightly colored hobo or satchel
*wide black belt
*skinny animal print belt
*several bangle/stack bracelets
*statement necklace
*diamond stud earrings
*summer beach hat
*2-3 casual print scarves

Because of all of the fabulous after-Christmas sales, I was able to get a head start on this list and recently purchased these, these, and these.  The next thing I’ll need to do is prioritize my overall list of items to figure out what I should start looking for right away (ex. winter coat) and what I probably won’t need for several more months (ex. summer beach hat).  I’ve plugged the full list into the notes app on my iPod touch so that I’ll have it to reference while I’m out shopping.

I spent a little time browsing some of my favorite retailer’s websites today and started a ‘2011 Shopping List’ on Kaboodle, which you can view here.  This will allow me to save images and ideas for each category and will also serve as a guideline for the types of items I want to be looking for online and in-stores as I begin to cross things off of my list.

So, there you have it!  Resolution #1 for 2011!  I have others in mind as well and will be sharing those over the next week or two.  Here’s to another great year!!

Sale Alert: White House Black Market

Jet/Glass-Pearl Ribbon Necklace
(source:  White House Black Market)

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