I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Here’s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you’re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you’re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I’ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I’ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it’s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you’re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to “dress up” your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life.
One more idea for making binder clips more functional… use decorative paper or fabric to dress up your clips. Just cut to the size of the clip and glue down. Be sure to use a glue that can adhere well to plastic or metal.
I promise you’ll get a compliment the next time someone sees your sweet new binder clips :)
Ladies! If you’re as obsessed with Anthropologie as I am, then you’ll be happy to see they are running a 30% off sale on boots and coats until October 9th. To add to the awesomeness, they are offering free shipping and returns until this Friday, September 30th.
I just picked me up a pair of these bespoke herringbone boots. I’m kind of in love with them. And besides, everyone needs a good pair of fall boots, right? They are a wardrobe staple, right? (These are the things I keep telling myself…and my wallet.)
I’m not even going to let myself look at the coat selection. #whyaretheyallsocute
The other day while I was sporting my iNecklace, someone asked me if it doubled as a locket. It didn’t, but it was quite coincidental that only a few days later I ran across this USB Locket necklace. It holds a 2GB USB card that can store more than just photos - you can keep sacred notes, videos, and more on this thing.
The necklace comes in two different sizes: regular ($229) and mini ($159). It’s the perfect combination of traditional + modern and would be a lovely gift for anyone that is digitally inclined.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take a gander at my feet. (Wow, there’s something I never thought I’d write.) They were so fortunate as to be photographed for the popular shoe blog, 44shoes, last week.
These polka-dotted wonders are made by one of my favorite designers, Chie Mihara. Chie is a Japanese shoe designer that strives for both design and comfort in her collection. I have to say that it worked for this pair - these are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned AND they get noticed everywhere I go. Here is a similar pair from her website in case you are interested.
Some may think they can’t get away with wearing something with so much flair, and to that, I quote my girl Coco Chanel: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
What would happen if your sweater and your ballet flats had a baby? Oh, right: THIS.
These sweater flats look like they could be as comfortable as my favorite pair of TOMS, and get bonus points for being cute at the same time. Did I mention they are only $40?
Though I’m sure they won’t last long in my house (Pixel has quite a fetish for shoes these days), I’m willing to spend forty bucks on the gamble. I bought them in black, but the red are just as fun and festive.
I just ran across this Australian fashion website made by (wait for it..) Sunglass Hut. So strange, I know. What’s stranger is that it’s actually pretty well done, both in terms of design and content.
To sum it up for you quickly, it’s like Pinterest for fashion; it displays the latest and hottest trends from around the globe. You can add to it or just browse, and by sharing the content to your social networks you can register to win Sunglass Hut gift cards.
I’m not sure if I’ll bookmark it, but it definitely kept my interest for several minutes, which is more than most random marketing sites I happen upon.
I love things that are multi-functional. This women’s boot from Modcloth looks like a standard brown boot when worn normally, but when folded down, looks like a cute sweater met up with a cute boot and had a baby. (Too graphic?)
These aren’t necessarily “cheap” but they are a fair price for their value at $200. I mean, it’s basically like buying two boots in one, right? ;)